As a child, one of Carrie’s favorite past times was to pretend, along with her sister Christy, to teach young children. So, it was only natural that when it came time to pursue a career, that she chose teaching at the elementary level. During her senior year at Coronado High School in El Paso, Texas, she became interested in children with special needs and made the decision to enter the field of Special Education. She never reached her goal, as she passed away two months before she began her student teaching in the fall of 1995.
Carrie also loved playing the flute and marching and so she joined the NMSU Pride Marching Band her freshman year and was named Outstanding Rookie in 1991. Over the next two years, she received many honors including playing with the Symphonic Winds. It was during this time that she became an avid Aggie sports fan, especially of football and basketball.
Carrie will be remembered by her family and friends for her gentle and loving ways. She treated people of all ages with kindness, dignity and respect. Children were drawn to her in a natural way, and she to them. Family was important to Carrie and the time spent with family was very special to her, as to her family. Her faith in Christ was apparent as she modeled her behavior and decisions in ways that she believed would be pleasing to her Lord.
The Carrie Elisabeth Geyer Endowed scholarship Fund was established in 1995 to benefit seniors at New Mexico State majoring in Special Education. Hopefully, this Fund will also benefit the special needs children that Carrie so very much wanted to help through the education of teachers at New Mexico State University.
Class Level: SR
Required Minimum GPA: 3.0
Required Major: SPED
Other Requirements: Preference given to student athletes majoring in SPED.