AFS Distinguished Achievement Award

Since 1955 The Association of Former Students has recognized outstanding members of Texas A&M University’s faculty and staff for their commitment, performance and positive impact on Aggie students, Texas citizens and the world around them.

Each year The Association of Former Students generously makes funds available to provide faculty and staff at Texas A&M with a number of awards recognizing achievement in teaching, research, individual student relationships, continuing education/extension, graduate mentoring, staff and administration. Receipt of an Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award is one of the highest university honors that can be bestowed upon a faculty or staff member.

Please Click on the links below for award information:

DAA University-Level Guidelines & Additional Information

DAA University Level Timeline


Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Awards Recognition


Dr. Ching-Yun Suen, General Academics, Teaching, 2015

Dr. Peter Santschi, Marine Sciences, Graduate Mentoring, 2013

Dr. Thomas Iliffe, Marine Biology, Teaching, 2013

Ms. Debra Maceo, General Academics, Individual Student Relationships, 2012

Dr. John Schwarz, Marine Biology, Teaching, 2012

Ms. Patricia Edwards, Marine Biology, Student Relations, 2010

Dr. Bernd Würsig, Marine Biology, Graduate Mentoring, 2008

Dr. Alexandru Balaban, Marine Sciences, Research, 2007

Dr. Peter Santschi, Marine Sciences, Research, 2004