Texas A&M College’s Aggie Ladies Community (AWN) has named Professor Dorothy Shippen because the 2022 Eminent Scholar and chosen Kathryn Greenwade ’88, posthumously, and Christine Hollinden ’87 as this yr’s Aggie Ladies Legacy Award recipients.
Shippen is a College Distinguished Professor and Regents Fellow of Biochemistry & Biophysics within the School of Agriculture & Life Sciences. She pioneered the usage of the flowering plant Arabidopsis thaliana as a mannequin for understanding the construction and performance of telomeres, the DNA-protein buildings discovered at each ends of every chromosome. Analysis on the Shippen Lab has been repeatedly funded by grants from the Nationwide Institutes of Well being, the Nationwide Science Basis and others. She has revealed over 90 analysis articles and is a frequent invitee to lecture on her analysis across the nation.
Shippen has been honored with the Texas A&M Affiliation of Former College students’ Distinguished Achievement Award for Graduate Mentoring and the Rose Award from the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for excellent contributions to biochemical and molecular organic analysis, and dedication to coaching youthful scientists. Amongst different initiatives, she is presently working to maximise pupil variety in biomedical sciences. She earned her doctorate in biology on the College of Alabama at Birmingham and accomplished postdoctoral fellowships on the College of California, Berkeley, and the College of California, San Francisco.
Honored for his or her contributions as excellent ladies former college students this yr are Greenwade and Hollinden. The Aggie Ladies Legacy Award is offered to ladies who exemplify the Texas A&M core values and function an inspiration to future generations of Aggie ladies.
Greenwade, who died in February this yr, served as vp for Communications and Human Assets for The Affiliation since 1999. She was a third-generation Aggie who earned her bachelor’s in journalism in 1988. Previous to working at The Affiliation, she led the Former Pupil Profession Companies program for the Texas A&M Profession Heart.
In 2000, Fish Camp honored Greenwade as a namesake. She was often known as a devoted volunteer for a lot of organizations each on and off campus. Among the many organizations she served had been Ronald McDonald Home in Dallas, Habitat for Humanity Bryan-School Station and the Corps of Cadets as a tutorial mentor. She was a beneficiant donor to the college and its college students, a legacy that may keep it up via her Endowed Century Membership fund and the J. Walton Greenwade ’30 Endowed Aggie Ring Scholarship, which she established to help Aggies in perpetuity.
Hollinden is an award-winning advertising advisor and speaker who based her advertising agency in 1993. Previous to that, she headed the advertising departments for corporations together with PWC and KPMG. She earned her bachelor’s in enterprise administration from the College of Houston at Victoria and a grasp’s in enterprise administration from Texas A&M.
Hollinden has a number of “firsts” to her title: first feminine president of the Texas A&M MBA/MS Affiliation, first lady to assist regenerate the Aggie entrepreneurship program, first feminine Advisory Board member of the McFerrin Heart for Entrepreneurship, and the one feminine board member of Aggie Angel Community. The Aggie 100 has acknowledged her enterprise 4 instances, in addition to quite a few different fastest-growing lists. Hollinden volunteers her time to many endeavors together with as a choose for the Texas A&M Engineering Showcase, Raymond Concepts Problem and Texas A&M New Enterprise Problem. She additionally serves on the board of administrators for a number of organizations together with the 5 Buckets Basis for monetary literacy.
The AWN will current the awards at its annual luncheon Oct. 28, noon-2 p.m. on the Bethancourt Ballroom within the Memorial Pupil Heart. For extra details about the luncheon, go to the Aggie Ladies Community web site.