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Texas State alumnus wins CSGS Outstanding Master's Thesis Award

James Fancher
James Fancher

By Jack McClellan
Office of Media Relations
January 26, 2018

Texas State University graduate alumnus James Fancher has been awarded the 2018 Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS) Outstanding Thesis Award in the Life Sciences.

Fancher will be recognized at a special awards reception during the upcoming 2018 CSGS meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He also received the 2017–2018 Graduate College Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award in the Life Sciences from Texas State.

Fancher earned his master’s degree in anthropology from Texas State. His thesis was titled, “Evaluation of Soil Chemistry in Human Decomposition Sites,” and was directed by Texas State associate professor of anthropology Michelle Hamilton.

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 181,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.

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