George J. Mann, the Ronald L. Skaggs Endowed Professor of Health
Facilities Design in the College of Architecture, received the
Texas A&M University Bush Excellence Award for Faculty in
Public Service at a special Feb. 27, 2003 presentation at the
Bush Presidential Conference Center.
The award recognizes faculty who have made outstanding contributions
to public service by demonstrating a sustained, long-term application
of disciplinary expertise to the public or non-profit sector in
local, statewide, national, or international arenas.
Mann has spearheaded more than 400 socially significant architecture
design studio projects which have enhanced the health and welfare
of people in need around the world, while providing students with
practical, hands on experience through 'real-world' projects yielding
consequential humanitarian results.
The award was established through the vision and support of President
and Mrs. George H.W. Bush and with financial assistance from the
George Bush Presidential Library Foundation.
"Texas A&M is very grateful to President and Mrs. Bush
for establishing the Bush Faculty Awards," Assistant Provost
for International Programs Emily Ashworth said. "Because
of the generosity of President and Mrs. Bush and the Bush Foundation,
the university has the opportunity to recognize these outstanding
faculty for their achievements in research, teaching and public
Texas A&M University President Robert Gates and Bush Presidential
Library Foundation Executive Director Roman Popadiuk presented
Mann with a plaque accompanied by a $2,500 gift. Three anonymous
committees, composed of faculty, reviewed the nominations and
made the final selections.