Dr. Walters was a pioneer in the development of live animal and carcass measuring techniques and a prolific researcher.
1919 - 2010 | Artist: Richard Steward Halstead (born 1947)
Impact & Accomplishments
A native of Freedom, Oklahoma, Lowell E. Walters earned his bachelor’s (1940) and Ph.D. (1953) degrees from Oklahoma State University and his master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts. After brief stints on the faculties of Louisiana State University and the University of Massachusetts, Walters was named assistant professor at Oklahoma in 1946.
Dr. Walters was a pioneer in the development of live animal and carcass measuring techniques and a prolific researcher. He co-authored the Meat Evaluation Handbook, which sold over 85,000 copies. Legendary coach of the Oklahoma State University Meat Judging Team, his teams entered 48 contests, winning 21, placing in the top three in 36, and having the high individual in 19 contests.
Dr. Walters was the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Meat Science Association Distinguished Teaching (1966) and R. C. Pollock (1986) awards. The American Society of Animal Science honored him with Distinguished Teacher (1984) and Distinguished Service, Southern Section (1987) awards and made him a fellow in 1991. Additionally, he was a charter member and president of the Reciprocal Meat Conference and National Grand President of Alpha Gamma Rho agricultural fraternity.