Michael Waters, Professor of Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts, is one of 24 recipients of the Texas A&M University Distinguished Achievement Awards. Recipients of the award are selected by the university and The Association of Former Students.
Waters, who is director of Texas A&M’s Center for the Study of First Americans, recently discovered the oldest archaeological evidence for human occupation in Texas and North America. He is also known for his research at Camp Hearne, a German POW camp located in the Brazos Valley during World War II.
“I’ve been here 25 years, and I feel honored to receive the award. It’s really great that The Association of Former Students goes through the effort of recognizing the faculty for all that they do,” said Waters.
About the Award:
Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students have selected 24 outstanding members of the school’s faculty and staff to be honored with 2012 Distinguished Achievement Awards.
The university-level Distinguished Achievement Awards were first presented in 1955 and have since been awarded to 930 professionals (including this year’s recipients) who have exhibited the highest standards of excellence at Texas A&M.