Kallie Fuchs receives top honor
published: May 20th 2016
source: American Simbrah Breeders
Texas A&M University has presented its top three student awards — recognizing outstanding accomplishments in academics, leadership and service by graduating seniors – to An-drew Baxter of Franklin, Kallie Fuchs of Burton and Patrick Neil Rabroker of Temple.
All awards were ap-proved by President Mi-chael K. Young and presented at the Learning communities, Academic excellence, Undergraduate research opportunities, Na-tional fellowships, Cap-stones and Honors programs (LAUNCH) recognition ceremony that serves as a climax for the regular school year.
Brown Foundation-Earl Rudder Memorial Outstanding Student A-wards, which include cash gifts of $5,000 each, were presented to Baxter and Fuchs. The award honors top students who exemplify the leadership and related traits of the late Gen. Earl Rudder, a World War II hero who served as president of Texas A&M from 1959 until his death in 1970.
The Robert Gates-Muller Family Outstanding Student Award, which also includes a $5,000 gift, was presented to Rabroker. The award was established through a gift from the Muller family of Galveston to provide public recognition to the outstanding seniors graduating from Texas A&M who have demonstrated those qualities of leadership, patriotism and courage exemplified by Robert M. Gates. He served as president of the university from 2002 until 2006, when he was named U.S. Secretary of Defense.
Fuchs is graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in nutritional sciences and a minor in applied learning in science, technology, engineer and mathematics. She is described as an “academic powerhouse” and a dedicated leader. One of her nomination letter writers describes her as fitting John Quincy Adams’ description of a leader as one who inspires “others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more.” Another letter states that she “represents leadership, embodies inte-grity, walks the walk of respect and is loyal.”
It was noted that Fuchs demonstrated her fortitude, courage and integrity as the election commissioner for Student Govern-ment, her dedication to Aggie values as the foun-der of Farmers Fight, the Agricultural Advocacy or-ganization, and her commitment to selfless service through her work with the American Legion Auxil-iary Girls State program.
Her embodiment of involvement and impact throughout the Aggie community resulted in her being honored by a Buck Weirus Spirit award in 2015. Her academic record reveals remarkable accomplishments in challenging coursework and undergraduate research which led to her earning the 2014 Texas A&M Gathright Scholar award and 2014 Class of 2016 Class Star award for academics.
Fuchs is the daughter of Dean and Paula Fuchs and he was a Simbrah junior exhibitor. She remains active in Simbrah through volunteering at American Junior Simbrah Roundup and her family’s involvement in the Simbrah breed.