From left to right: Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean for agriculture and life sciences; Dr. Elsa Murano, director of the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture; Ms. Julie Borlaug, Borlaug Institute's Associate Director for External Relations; Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation; Dr. Karan Watson, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs; and Dr. Edward Runge, professor and Billie B. Turner Chair for soil and crop sciences
Accepting the honor, Texas A&M Provost & Executive Vice President, Karan Watson
commented on the expertise of faculty and the commitment to service.
"Tonight, we graciously accept the Borlaug Medallion on behalf of faculty whose teaching, research and service is improving food security, agriculture science, policy and trade as well as preventing hunger and poverty around the world."
continued, "While our foundation in these sciences will always have a home in agriculture and life sciences, I'm proud that the issue of hunger and its many related issues and effects are at the forefront of our faculty's efforts in disciplines from engineering, economics, and business, as well as those in sociology, psychology, and the humanities.