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This profile was last updated on 7/22/07  and contains information from public web pages.

Employment History

  • President-Elect
    Texas A&M Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta
  • President
    Concho Aggies
  • President
    American Association of Teacher Educators
  • President of the Local Chapter
    Phi Delta Kappa
  • Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education
    Texas A&M University
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    Texas A&M University

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor of Science degree , Agricultural Education
  • master's degree , agricultural education
  • master of education degree
  • Ph.D. degree
Web References
Don R. Herring's Bio, 22 July 2007 [cached]
Don R. Herring
Don R. Herring, a 1960 graduate of San Angelo College and current Professor and Graduate
Don R. Herring
Coordinator at Texas A&M University's Department of Agricultural Education, will be honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award by Angelo State University's Ex-Students Association during 1988 homecoming festivities Saturday, October 29.He will be a featured guest, along with the Retired Faculty Member of the Year, at the annual Ex-Students Luncheon at 11:00 a.m. in the Houston Harte University Center Ballroom, and will be recognized at halftime of the Angelo State-Cameron University football game that afternoon.
Herring was born January 31, 1940, in Stephenville, where he spent the first few years of his life until his family moved to Buffalo Gap, near Abilene.He completed elementary school at Buffalo Gap and attended high school at Wylie where he graduated in 1958.During high school, he was active in all sports and was named to the all-district football team as a senior.He was also active in vocational agriculture and the FFA, an involvement which triggered his interest in pursuing a career in agriculture.
He began his college career at San Angelo College in the fall of 1958.During the 1958-59 school year he was a member of the Concho Aggies, the Rodeo Club, and the Livestock Judging Team.During the 1959-60 school year he served as president of the Concho Aggies, reporter of the Rodeo Club, treasurer of the Student Council, and continued his participation on the Livestock Judging Team, which earned high team honors at the Houston Livestock Show.He was elected to Phi Theta Kappa and Who's Who in American Junior Colleges, and was named Mr. SAC and the Mistletoe Ball King.He was named to the Dean's Honor Roll all four semesters, and was the highest ranking student in the Department of Agriculture.
Herring transferred to Texas A&M University in the fall of 1960 to continue his studies in agriculture, majoring in agricultural education.During his two years at A&M, he was a distinguished student, a member of the Junior and Senior Livestock Judging Teams, a member of Alpha Zeta (Agricultural Honor Society), and a member of Phi Kappa Phi.He was named Outstanding Junior of the Saddle and Sirloin Club and Outstanding Senior of the Collegiate FFA.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education in August, 1962, Herring accepted employment as a teacher of vocational agriculture in Goliad, where he remained until 1965 when he returned to Texas A&M as a graduate teaching assistant to pursue a master's degree in agricultural education.He completed the master of education degree in 1966, and accepted an appointment as a graduate assistant in the Department of Agricultural Education at The Ohio State University to pursue the Ph.D. degree.In 1969, upon completion of his Ph.D., Herring accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education at Texas A&M University.
During his career at A&M, Herring has moved up through the ranks from Assistant Professor to Professor, and now serves as Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Agricultural Education.He is a member of eight professional associations, and was selected as a recipient of the Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award at Texas A&M in 1979.He has served as president of the local chapter of Phi Delta Kappa and is the current president-elect of the Texas A&M Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta.He is also chairman of the Vocational Advisory Committee for the College Station Independent School District, chairman of the Baptist Student Union Advisory Board, and is serving as president of the American Association of Teacher Educators in Agriculture.
Don and his wife, Beth, have two boys: John, age 17, and Scott, age 15.They are active in the First Baptist Church at College Station where they serve as teachers in the Aggie Sunday School Department and Don serves as a deacon.
Developing Life Skills in Youth, 1 Jan 1992 [cached]
Don R. Herring Professor Department of Agricultural Education
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