Dr. James L. Alexander, associate professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, received the 2013 Rural Health Academic/Preceptor Award from the Texas Rural Health Association. The award recognizes collegiate educators who have played a significant part in improving rural health care throughout the state of Texas. Dr. Alexander has served as a faculty member of the department of health policy and management since 2001. In addition, he has served as the practicum coordinator, working with students during a 10-week program to apply their knowledge from the classroom to real world situations. The award was presented during the Texas Rural Health Association’s Award Luncheon at the Hilton in Ft. Worth, TX on Monday, November 18, 2013.