Aggie Cornerstone Awards

NMSU College of Education honors longtime educators with Aggie Cornerstone Awards


Clarence Fielder (seated left) and Virginia Foltz (seated right) were honored with the Aggie Cornerstone Awards at a NMSU College of Education reception, April 24. Standing from left: Mike Cheney, NMSU Board of Regents chair; Michael Morehead, dean of the College of Education; and Daniel Howard, executive vice president and provost, attended the annual event.

The New Mexico State University College of Education honored longtime educators Virginia Foltz and Clarence Fielder with Aggie Cornerstone Awards at a reception April 24, at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.

The Aggie Cornerstone Award was created in 2012 to celebrate excellence in education and recognize individuals who have made a significant impact on children and families in New Mexico.

“Clarence Fielder and Virginia Foltz are educational icons in our community,” said Michael Morehead, dean of the College of Education. “They have made a tremendous difference in the lives of students and families in southern New Mexico. As teachers and educational leaders, both of them had high expectations for students, and because of this, students and faculty flourished. Their legacy continues to this day because of their innovative and student-centered approach to education. The College of Education is honored to be recognizing Virginia and Clarence with the Aggie Cornerstone Award.”

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