Dr. Ronald Randel: Distinguished Graduate in Science, Education, & Technology 2008
Ron received his BS degree from Washington State University in 1965 and his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1971. Presently, he is a professor and project leader in reproductive physiology of beef cattle; Senior Faculty Fellow and Regents Fellow, Texas A&M University. Ron received the TAMU Department of Animal Science Outstanding Service Award (1994), the American Society of Animal Science Physiology and Endocrinology Award (1996), the Build East Texas Award of Excellence in Research and Extension (1998), and was named a Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Faculty Fellow in 1999. In 2007, Ron was selected as an ASAS Fellow. In his 77 page CV, Ron cites examples of excellence in research, teaching and service. He has conducted research on reproductive efficiency, endocrine control of reproduction and the nutrition-reproduction interaction in cattle [59 graduate student degrees, 199 refereed publications, 290 technical reports, 471 abstracts and an estimated 1.7 million dollars in direct research funding]. Ron was a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar to Australia in 1984, and received the Vice Chancellor for Agriculture’s Distinguished Performance Awards for Research Off-Campus (1987), for Team Research (1990) and for International Involvement (2002) at TAMU.