Dr. Paul Beck Honored by University of Arkansas

By Dale Gathright, Jr., 05/20/20 2:16 PM

FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas Department of Animal Science recently announced its 2020 Awards of Distinction, including a Hope connection. The Awards of Distinction recipients are: Advanced Graduates of Distinction Johnny Gunsaulis and Paul Beck; Graduate of Distinction Sam Tabler; and Friend of the Department Buck Pendergraft. Each awardee was recognized for his or her contributions to animal science industry and research, as well as to the Department of Animal Science.

Paul Beck has degrees from Oklahoma State University (B.S. 1990 and M.S. 1993), University of Arkansas (Ph.D. 2003) and Southern Arkansas University (M.B.A. 2017).  Beck joined the faculty of the University of Arkansas Department of Animal Science at the Southwest Research & Extension Center at Hope in 2004 with research and Extension appointments. He was promoted to associate professor in 2008, and professor in 2012, before retiring from the University of Arkansas in 2018 after 21 years.  Beck returned to Oklahoma State University as associate professor, beef cattle extension specialist occupying the Dennis and Marta White Endowed Chair. He is an internationally recognized expert in beef production systems and grazing cattle management. Nationally, Beck’s work has been recognized by the American Forage and Grassland Council, Merit Award, the American Society of Animal Science, Early Career Achievement Award and Animal Management Award. The University of Arkansas awarded Paul with the John W. White Outstanding Team Award, the Extension Excellence Team Issue award, as well as the John W. White Research Award.