Prof. Newman Named 2016 Distinguished Achievement Recipient

October 26, 2016

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Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Neal Newman received the 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award: College Level given by The Association of Former Students.

Faculty members across the Texas A&M system are recognized by The Association of Former Students every fall for their “talent, expertise, and devotion on conveying knowledge to students.” 

Each recipient receives a $2,000 cash gift.

Newman was the only faculty member selected from the law school for 2016. The 2015 recipient was Professor Stephen Alton.

Newman was surprised to hear the news and is simply “humbled and honored.”

Newman Neal transactional“The faculty here rate with anybody in the country, in my opinion,” he said. “To be selected from that group is an honor of the highest magnitude.”

He said this recognition is also very affirming.

“It lets me know that the efforts being made in the classroom have been resonating and have made an impact; [there is] nothing more rewarding as a teacher than that.”

Newman teaches and researches in the areas of securities law, financial accounting, corporate law and transactional law.

- Article by Jennifer Nassar, Communications Specialist, Texas A&M University School of Law