Tarleton State University, in conjunction with The Texas A&M University System, honored state Rep. J. D. Sheffield during a reception and lunch Thursday at the Trogdon House, the home of Tarleton President F. Dominic Dottavio.

Sheffield represents House District 59, which includes Erath County. Tarleton honored Sheffield for his commitment and outstanding work during the 83rd legislative session by presenting him with Chancellor John Sharp’s “Friend of The Texas A&M University System Award.” Dottavio presented the award to Sheffield on behalf of the chancellor.

“Through our shared commitment to the future of Texas, The Texas A&M University System and our state legislators are leading the way for quality higher education across our nation,” Dottavio said. “It is a pleasure to work with such dedicated public servants, and I commend their efforts during the 83rd legislative session.”