Texas A&M graduates John Malazzo, Jimmie Holder and Gen. Randolph House recently were inducted into the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry in the university’s department of agricultural economics.
The registry was established in 1997 to recognize and honor graduates of the department of agricultural economics who have distinguished themselves in meritorious ways in their chosen fields. Inductees are nominated by their peers as representing the highest standards of integrity and character, according to the award committee.
The Honor Registry is named after Tyrus R. Timm, who led the department for 20 years during its rise to prominence in teaching, research and extension. Timm was a 1934 graduate of the department of agricultural administration.
“We are extremely pleased to honor these former students who have not only excelled professionally, but who have exhibited leadership and outstanding achievement in both business and local communities,” said Mark Waller, acting department head for agricultural economics. “They exemplify what this registry is all about and reflect the core values of Texas A&M: excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect and selfless service.”
Malazzo, class of 1978, farms in the Brazos Bottom. Malazzo Farms consists of irrigated cotton, corn and cattle production covering 7,000 acres in Burleson, Brazos and Milam counties. Malazzo has served in roles for several agricultural associations. Currently, he is on the boards of Capital Farm Credit and Producers Cooperative Association of Bryan.
Holder, class of 1953, is a retired bank executive who rose through the ranks of First National Bank in Lubbock to become executive vice president. His career led him to College Station, where he oversaw startup operations of Commerce National Bank before retiring in 2000.
House, class of 1967, served 44 years with the U.S. Army. House served two tours in Vietnam during his career and was promoted to brigadier general in 1992. He retired from military service in 2001. He operates a cow-calf operation in Grimes County and is a guest lecturer with Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government.
For more information about the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry and its honorees, visit tyrustimmregistry.org.