Alumni, Partners, & Giving

 We are transforming lives every day in the College of Education due to people like you!

The College of Education is dedicated to providing our students with the best educational experience possible and we are thankful for your support and continued interest in the college. It  is a pleasure to hear about your passion for progress at New Mexico State University and your genuine interest in student success.

There are many ways to give, some of which include endowed scholarships, current use funds, planned gifts, charitable gift annuities, faculty support, and others.  Regardless of the size of your gift, you are impacting the lives of our students and inspiring others to do the same. If you would like additional information on ways to make an impact through scholarships, faculty support or any other giving opportunities, please contact our new Development Officer, Denise Tafoya at 575-646-5572.

Debra Medoff Marks ‘90
Director of Development
Office of University Advancement
575-405-0900 (cell)
575-646-2686 (office)

Impact of Alumni, Partners & Donors

MaryLou Davis MaryLou Davis
MaryLou has made her life’s work to advocate for children and promote education for all. In 2000, she was one of the founders of Foster Angels of Arizona Serving Together (FAAST), a program committed to developing opportunities to help foster children break out of poverty and abuse. She served on several boards including Camp Fire Boys and Girls Club and Arizona Foundation for Women. Additionally, she was the past chairman on the board for Gompers Habilitation Center, a program that serves people of all ages with mental and physical disabilities.
Amy Heil Amy Heil
Heil is a New Mexico State University alumna and a forensic interviewer for Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. An avid supporter of the NMSU Alumni Association Phoenix Chapter, Amy works closely with the chapter to raise money for NMSU student scholarships, and provide a venue for new graduates from NMSU to feel like they have a group to connect with when they relocate. She is also passionate about speaking to college students interested in school psychology and criminal justice (see KRWG interview).
Tara Jaramillo Tara Jaramillo
Jaramillo has established an endowment to support graduate students in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders in honor of Stephen and Judy Farmer. Jaramillo obtained two degrees from NMSU, completing her master’s in speech language pathology in 1995. In 1999 she founded Positive Outcomes, Inc. with the single focus of providing pediatric therapy to the diverse county of Socorro.
Abel Covarrubias Abel Covarrubias

Abel Covarrubias, MA, of Las Cruces, New Mexico was recently selected as a Fellow with the ZERO TO THREE Fellowship Program – a prestigious fellowship that engages, enriches, and inspires leaders who are dedicated to advancing the health, development, and well-being of infants and toddlers. Mr. Covarrubias is the chief executive officer for Aprendamos Intervention Team, an organization providing early intervention services in Dona Ana County. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the fellowship program from his leadership in Las Cruces to increase access to high quality early intervention services for young children with developmental delays and their families.

Tony Sanchez Coach Tony Sanchez

Congratulations to NMSU alumnus Tony Sanchez.  He recently led his Bishop Gorman Gaels to a Nevada Division I State Championship for the 2014 Football Season.  Coach Sanchez was recently named the University of Nevada’s, Las Vegas head football coach.  Sanchez earned a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer science from New Mexico State in 1998 and a master’s in special education from New Mexico State in 2003.

Thank You Donors! Giving Tuesday Results – One day did make a difference! On Nov. 29, 2016, our generous Aggie community came together to create opportunities for student success by giving a total of $2 million. Every gift – no matter the size – impacts students across all NMSU campuses.