Category Archives: Alumni Achievements

NMSU alumna, forensic interviewer to speak at NMSU

 DATE: 09/20/2016 WRITER: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Kelley Coffeen, 575-646-2130, kcoffeen@ad.nmsu.edu Amy Heil, a New Mexico State University alumna and a forensic interviewer for Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, will visit campus next week as part of the homecoming festivities hosted by the NMSU College of Education. Heil is the recipient of…
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NMSU Homecoming event honors distinguished alums who make a difference

Date: 07/12/2016 Writer: Amanda Bradford, 575-646-1996, ambradfo@nmsu.edu The New Mexico State University Alumni Association has selected its 2016 Distinguished Alumni and James F. Cole Award for Service recipients, who will be honored at a special dinner during Homecoming 2016 festivities this fall. The Distinguished Alumni awards, established in 1956, recognize living NMSU alumni who have…
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NMSU alumni help revitalize Questa, NM

Renovated St. Anthony’s to reopen doors this summer ADRIANA M. CHAVEZ LAS CRUCES – In the late 1960’s, three sisters left Questa, New Mexico, to attend New Mexico State University and made their homes either in Las Cruces or elsewhere, but after hearing about the possible demolition of a historic Catholic church in their home…
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NMSU Upward Bound alumna wins national award

Sarah Silvafierro Nolan, an alumna of the Upward Bound program at New Mexico State University and executive director of New Mexico Communities in Action and Faith, was recently named one of the winners of the 2015 National TRIO Achievers Award, which honors individuals of distinction who, as students, made the most of their TRIO participation….
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NMSU graduate wins state TRiO award

Rose Perea, a graduate of New Mexico State University who is working on her doctorate in physics and astronomy at Vanderbilt University, will be recognized with the 2015 TRiO New Mexico TRiO Achiever Award in November. The award is given to those who successfully completed any TRiO program, including Upward Bound, Student Support Services and…
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NMSU Distinguished Alumni, service award recipients to be honored at Homecoming

By Renee Brown July 15, 2015 by Charlotte Tallman, NMSU News Center Through a rigorous nomination and selection process, the New Mexico State University Alumni Association has selected its 2015 Distinguished Alumni and James F. Cole Award for Service recipients. For the past 57 years, the NMSU Alumni Association has presented accomplished alumni with the…
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Danny Villanueva leaves legacy of giving

Villanueva passed away after suffering a stroke earlier this week. He was 77. Danny Villanueva, a former Aggie football star, former NFL player and Spanish-language television pioneer, leaves behind a lifetime of success, a loving family and a legacy of giving that has benefited New Mexico State University in many ways. His support for various…
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Historical marker at NMSU to honor Maria Gutierrez Spencer

Of the 536 historical markers in New Mexico, only five represent women. This year, a historical sign will be placed honoring the legacy of Maria Gutierrez Spencer, a pioneer of bilingual and bicultural education and advocate of the indo-hispanic experience. Located on Espina Street (NM Highway 38) between E. University Avenue and Stewart Street, a…
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Herb Torres, Lou and Mary Henson recognized with Aggie Cornerstone Award

Former New Mexico State University men’s basketball head coach Lou Henson and his wife, Mary Henson, and New Mexico educator Herb Torres were honored earlier this month with the NMSU College of Education’s Aggie Cornerstone Award. The award, which was established in 2012, recognizes excellence in education and individuals who have made a significant impact…
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Tara Jaramillo honors mentors

Story by Ann Palormo Everyone has had at least one moment when the path to the future seems too difficult to tackle.  As an 18 year old, Tara Jaramillo first met Judy Farmer, a recruiter from the department of communications disorders in May 1989.  Farmer’s goal was to convince her to attend New Mexico State…
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