Category Archives: Alumni Achievements

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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EMD Alumni appointed as NM Secretary of Education

Susanna Murphy to replace Veronica García as Secretary of Education Governor Bill Richardson announced on June 11, 2010 that he will appoint Susanna Murphy to replace Education Secretary Veronica C.  García, who is retiring effective July 1, 2010. Murphy is currently a member of the faculty of the University of New Mexico’s College of Education….
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NMSU alumna receives Presidential Award for mathematics and science teaching

June 14, 2010 WRITER: Donyelle Kesler Earlier this month President Barack Obama named 103 mathematics and science teachers across the United States as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, one of whom was New Mexico State University alumna Dana Dawson. The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and…
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