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More Awards for Texas A&M-Galveston Faculty     

October 13, 2020

Department of Marine Biology Professor Dr. Anna Armitage poses with her Association of Former Students Distinguished College-Level Teaching Award.

By Andréa Bolt, Communications Specialist, Division of Marketing & Communications

The Department of Marine Biology's Dr. Anna Armitage and the Department of Maritime Business Administration's Dr. Cassia Bomer Galvao are celebrating after being named distinguished award winners. 

Armitage was named the 2020 recipient of The Association of Former Students Distinguished College-Level Teaching Award and Galvao was awarded the 2020-2021 Montague-CTE Scholar distinguishment. 

Every fall, The Association of Former Students recognizes outstanding faculty members for their dedication to teaching, awarding faculty for their talent, expertise and devotion to educating Aggies. 

Armitage, who specializes in wetlands ecology, is known across the Galveston Campus for the dynamic wetlands outings her classes require. She said she was deeply honored by this acknowledgement and teaching challenges her every day to become a better scientist and communicator.

"I am motivated by the curiosity of my graduate and undergraduate students every day, and their enthusiasm is a continued source of inspiration. I am particularly proud when I can help students make discoveries that will help us improve the conservation and management of our natural resources. It is profoundly rewarding to help connect students to jobs or opportunities that will keep them on a path of discovery," Armitage remarked. 

Galvao (far left) at the International Association of Maritime Economists in Athens, Greece last year.
Galvao (far left) at the International Association of Maritime Economists in Athens, Greece last year has won the 2020 Montague-CTE Scholars Award.

The Montague-CTE Scholars Award is given annually to tenure-track assistant professors and is based on their early success in and passion for teaching undergraduate students. Awardees receive a $6,500 grant to encourage further development of teaching excellence. 

Galvao said such an achievement inspires her to stay motivated in making a positive impact on her students' learning experience.

"As an educator, this award somehow is a reflection of my perseverance in making the career change from industry professional to professor, despite the many challenges," Galvao said. "As a professional in the maritime industry, I know exactly how important it is to have well prepared and motivated people on your team. As such, I hope that my dedication and enthusiasm recognized by the Montague Award can positively impact the students of today that will form the workforce of tomorrow."


Media contact:
Andréa Bolt
Communications Specialist

Texas A&M University at Galveston is the marine and maritime branch campus of Texas A&M University which educates nearly 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in science, business, engineering, liberal arts and transportation. It is driving the development of the blue economy in the Gulf Coast Region and is a critical contributor to Texas A&M's rare land-, sea-, space-grant mission with nearly $10 million in research expenditures.

Texas A&M-Galveston is also home to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, one of six state maritime academies and the only one in the southern United States, which trains over 400 cadets annually for maritime service and employment around the world.

Texas A&M-Galveston is located in Galveston, Texas on the Gulf Coast where it is surrounded by industry, environment and programs essential to fulfilling its special-purpose mission. Aggies are known for their deep commitment to the success of each other and their strong desire to serve.