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Hairrell honored with Distinguished Achievement Award

The Association of Former Students recognize Hairrell's commitment to her students
March 21, 2018

Angela Hairrell, PhD, the director of academic support services and assistant professor of medical humanities at the Texas A&M College of Medicine, was selected to receive a Distinguished Achievement Award in the category of Individual Student Relationships from The Association of Former Students at Texas A&M University.

Hairrell has been at the College of Medicine since 2011, and as the director of academic support services, she assists students in a variety of educational areas, such as study issues, supplemental instruction and guidance for board preparation.

Many of Hairrell’s colleagues and the students who nominated her described her as a stress reliever, mom, counselor, advocate and teacher for her students.

“Whatever irregularities or disappointments are going on in our lives, she takes them on as well, offering her own anecdotal solutions. Medical students are placed in a daily gauntlet where the highs are high and the lows are personal, and Angie Hairell is there for all of them,” said Luis Seija, a third-year medical student at the College of Medicine. “She is so deserving of this award.”

Since 1955, The Association of Former Students has recognized outstanding members of the faculty and staff at Texas A&M for their commitment, performance and impact on Aggie students. Each recipient receives an award plaque, an engraved watch and a cash gift—all furnished by The Association.

The awards will be presented at the annual ceremony on April 27, 2018, in Rudder Theatre on the Texas A&M University campus.

— Dominic Hernandez

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