Category Archives: Alumni Achievements

Distinguished Alumni reception

The NMSU College of Education invited the campus community to the NMSU College of Education’s Distinguished Alumni reception in honor of alumna Tara Jaramillo.  The reception was held Friday, October. 5, in the atrium of O’Donnell Hall. (Photos by Ayman Alzaid @ Las Cruces, New Mexico)

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Retired New Mexico educator backs future K-12 teachers with NMSU scholarship

Retired New Mexico educator and administrator Deborah Detorie wants to make sure future leaders in New Mexico’s K-12 schools understand they are truly valued. Detorie, who graduated from New Mexico State University in 1972, received a scholarship to help her pursue her degree in education. She explained that having a scholarship made her feel appreciated…
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Tara Jaramillo visited the NMSU campus to speak to students and faculty

Tara Jaramillo, a New Mexico State University alumna who founded Positive Outcomes, Inc., visited the NMSU campus Thursday, April 19, to speak to students and faculty interested in rural healthcare. Jaramillo started Positive Outcomes in 1999 and has provided ancillary therapy to Socorro Consolidated Schools in Socorro, New Mexico, for 20 years. Positive Outcomes specializes…
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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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