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Dr. Ra'sheedah Richardson Named a 2021 Academic Affairs Tradition of Excellence Award Winner


Date:   5/24/2021

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Dr. Ra'sheeah Richardson, Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, has been named a 2021 Academic Affairs Tradition of Excellence Award winner in the staff category.



2021 Academic Affairs Tradition of Excellence Award Winners and Presentation

Twelve Texas A&M University Academic Affairs staff members and one staff team are being honored with 2021 Tradition of Excellence Awards. Awardees will be recognized at the 2021 Academic Affairs Division Social and Awards “Lone Star Picnic” Friday, June 11, 2021.

The social begins at 3 p.m. at the John. D. White ’70 – Robert L. Walker ’58 Music Activities Center & Drill Field. Program events will begin at 3:45. Attendees can RSVP here by Monday, June 7.

The awards are presented by the Division of Academic Affairs and made possible with support from The Association of Former Students. Awardees are lauded for their distinguished contributions to Texas A&M through their dedication, initiative, outstanding achievements, enthusiasm, and positive approach to service. Each recipient will be awarded a cash gift and a plaque to recognize the recipient’s place in a growing group of honorees.

Tradition of Excellence Award recipients are selected from four award categories: Staff, Team, Advancing Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, and Leadership Excellence.

Tradition of Excellence: Staff
Thadeus Bowerman – Program Coordinator, University Writing Center
Stacy Cohn – Business Administrator, Research Enterprise Business Services
Gregory Deitz – IT Manager II, Open Access Labs
Brooke Fletcher – Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, Academic Affairs Business Services
Casey Gros – Assistant Director, Scholarships & Financial Aid
Joel McGee – Director, Academic Success Center
Nicole Phillips – Financial Aid Advisor II, Scholarships & Financial Aid
David Poprik – Systems Administrator IV, Open Access Labs
Ra'sheedah Richardson – Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
Emily Weers – Director, Academic Affairs Business Services

Tradition of Leadership Excellence
Vivian Medrano – Director, Office of the Provost

Tradition of Advancing Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion
Deyanira Ely, Executive Assistant to the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity – Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity

Tradition of Excellence: High Containment Laboratory Support Team
Jessica Cobos – High Containment Laboratory Manager
Frank Cox – BSL-3 Laboratory Maintenance Manager
Clifton Perry – BSL-3 Laboratory Maintenance Manager
David Perez – High Containment Laboratory Manager
Todd Wisner – Select Agent Program Manager
Wendy Wright – High Containment Laboratory Manager
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