Category Archives: Student Achievements

NMSU hosts second Educators Rising state conference

About 140 students and teachers from high schools across the state are expected to attend the second annual Educators Rising New Mexico conference Sunday through Tuesday on the New Mexico State University campus. The conference will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday with registration, followed by competitions and breakout sessions. It will end Tuesday afternoon following…
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February’s Core Values Dean’s parking spot winner – Violet Henderson

We would like to congratulate Violet Henderson for winning February’s Core Values Dean’s parking spot.  Violet was nominated for the award by exemplifying one or more of the Core Values of the College of Education.  “Violet is an outstanding student in the College of Education.  She has worked as a research assistant on a grant…
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Language, Race, and Power in Schools

Dr. Pierre Orelus has recently published an edited volume, Language, Race, and Power in Schools: A Critical Discourse Analysis (Routledge Research in Education), with many of our doctoral students.  The C & I doctoral students are: Susana Rios, Debamista Roychowdhury, Lihua Zhang, Loretta Wideman, Ewa Krawczyk, Paulo Oemig, Gizelle Martinez, Nancy Wasser, Romina Pacheco, and…
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Students support La Casa, Inc. and Jardin de los Niños

NMSU graduate student Tanya Watson and undergraduate students Hailey Hightower and Sabrina Jamison recently delivered close to 150 boxes to two deserving community organizations in Las Cruces. Watson collected 50 boxes for La Casa, Inc., while Hightower and Jamison delivered 91 boxes to Jardin de los Niños. Children at both shelters will each receive a…
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ECED faculty & graduate students present at conference

Dr. Michelle Salazar Pérez and five NMSU graduate and undergraduate students presented at the 24th international Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education (RECE) conference in Taupo, New Zealand, Oct 30 – November 3, 2016. Students who presented papers include (pictured left to right): Gaspard Mucundanyi, Rosario Tapia, Margarita Ruiz Guerrero, Berta Carela, and Mehmet Ozer. This year’s…
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CoE Outstanding Graduate Fall 2016

Congratulations to Tammy Benally for being selected as the Outstanding Senior for the College of Education! Tammy Benally has had NMSU influences in her life since she was born. She comes from a family of proud Aggie alumni. Her parents, Buddy Benally ’81, ’84 and Elaine Benally ’84, along with her sister Desiree ’01 and…
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NMSU doctoral student receives NCAA research grant

DATE: 11/22/2016 WRITER: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Jessica Jackson, jacksj@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Chris Radford, 317-917-6172, cradford@ncaa.org Jessica Jackson, a doctoral student in New Mexico State University’s College of Education, has received a research grant from the NCAA Research Committee to study experiences of racism and responses to race-related events. Jackson’s research proposal was one…
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Doctoral student, professor to present at instructional leadership conference

Ana Lopez, a doctoral student in the Special Education and Communication Disorders department in New Mexico State University’s College of Education, will attend a prestigious leadership conference Oct. 27-28 in San Antonio alongside her mentor, SPED/CD professor Loretta Salas. The Collaborative Educational Programs for the Americas Consortium is hosting the annual leadership conference with the…
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October 2016 Core Values parking pass winner – Atikah Bagawan

We would like to congratulate Atikah Bagawan for winning October’s Core Values Dean’s parking spot.  Atikah was nominated for the award by exemplifying one or more of the Core Values of the College of Education. “Atikah has displayed innovation in continually going beyond requirements to pursue additional professional experiences in special education.  She was funded…
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September’s Core Values Dean’s parking spot winner – Marlena Moreno

We would like to congratulate Marlena Moreno for winning September’s Core Values Dean’s parking spot.  Marlena was nominated for the award by exemplifying one or more of the Core Values of the College of Education. “Marlena is extremely gifted and also has a deep-rooted passion for working with others. Marlena’s leadership style can best be…
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