Jennifer Bradford, graduate program coordinator in the Department of Biology, has been honored by Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students with the 2017-2018 President's Meritorious Service Award, Texas A&M's highest recognition for staff.

Bradford was among the 25 individual staff members recognized Monday (April 23) at an awards ceremony and reception hosted by Texas A&M President Michael K. Young in the Memorial Student Center Bethancourt Ballrooom. The event served as the official kick-off to the 5th Annual Staff Appreciation Week at Texas A&M, which runs through April 27. Each honoree received a $1,000 cash award, a commemorative plaque and a lapel pin.

"The President's Meritorious Service Awards recognize and reward staff for their commendable service to our great university," Young said. "Recipients of this award have demonstrated their commitment to the Aggie core values of excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect and selfless service. To each of them, I extend my most sincere congratulations and deep appreciation for their tremendous efforts that make Texas A&M such a great place to live and work."

Bradford previously received a 2016 College of Science Outstanding Staff Achievement Award in recognition for her excellence in oversight of all graduate program-related support aspects, from organizing recruiting and fielding information inquiries to assisting students with paperwork and interfacing with a variety of related campus offices. In addition to serving as the face of the Biology Graduate Program, she has become a leader in creating departmental outreach activities that were virtually nonexistent in past years. Bradford is described as "one of the most talented and creative staff members to work in Biology in the last 20 years."

Established in 1986, the President's Meritorious Service Awards are presented annually to recognize 25 outstanding staff employees, two outstanding teams and two outstanding supervisors for their meritorious service to the university. The program, which is sponsored by the Office of the President and The Association of Former Students, is coordinated by the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness.

To see a complete list of winners or find additional information about the program, visit http://employees.tamu.edu/employee-recognition/pmsa/.


Contact: Shana K. Hutchins, (979) 862-1237 or shutchins@science.tamu.edu

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  • Jennifer Bradford

    (Credit: Texas A&M Department of Biology.)

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