Category Archives: Alumni Achievements

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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Kidd Literacy Conference unites local teachers with national scholars

By Anita Hernández For the Sun-News Posted on Sun-News: 03/10/2015 03:39:12 PM MDT In 2009, Carlsbad banker Don Kidd and his wife, Sarrah, gave a major gift to New Mexico State University to establish the Don and Sarrah Kidd Endowed Chair in Literacy in the College of Education. For Don Kidd, reading opened many doors…
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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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Aggie Cornerstone Awards

NMSU College of Education honors longtime educators with Aggie Cornerstone Awards 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…
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Distinguished Alumni Award 2013

College of Education Eduardo Holguin is the 2013 recipient from the College of Education. He received a Bachelor of Science Elementary Education degree, as well as his Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance. For 27 years he taught as a bilingual teacher at Booker T. Washington Elementary School. Mr. Holguin helped create, support, and…
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Brenda Porter Establishes Endowed Scholarship

The father-daughter team of Bob and Brenda Porter is dedicated to NMSU The father-daughter team of Bob and Brenda Porter established the Bob Porter Point Guard Endowed Scholarship in 2007, but that wasn’t the beginning or the end of either’s dedication and generosity to New Mexico State University. The Porters’ dedication to their alma mater…
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Many College of Education alumni continue their journey at NMSU

More than 3,000 current NMSU employees started their professional journeys as students at NMSU. More than 250 College of Education alums are currently employed by NMSU. Graduation for New Mexico State University students is not the end, but it is the beginning. These words could not be any truer for College of Education alumni who…
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Brenda Smith recognized as the Canutillo Independent School District Teacher of the Year

Brenda Smith recognized as the Canutillo Independent School District Teacher of the Year Brenda Smith, received her degree in Secondary Education in 1980 from the College of Education at New Mexico State University. Ms. Smith teaches theater arts at Canutillo Middle School, where she has taught since 2007. Before moving to Canutillo Middle School, Ms….
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Alumni Achievements

The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) has chosen Central Elementary School physical education teacher Thomas “Tommy” Esparza to receive a 2010 PCFSN Community Leadership Award. Esparza has been a respected advocate for children and quality physical education for more than 20 years. He has used his expertise and passion to effect change…
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