Wynn M. and Everett Egginton Endowed Scholarship

Wynn M. and Everett Egginton

Wynn M. and Everett Egginton

Wynn and Everett Egginton have worked in the field of higher education for a combined total of more than 67 years. During their careers, they have both demonstrated great commitment to international education as a means to greater international understanding, peace, and justice. Wynn Egginton earned her doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Louisville. She served in the Peace Corps in Thailand from 1969-73. After marrying Everett, she traveled and worked throughout Central America where he directed a number of programs funded by USIA. Since moving to Las Cruces in 2003, she has supported Everett’s work focusing on Mexico while serving as Director of the Education Research and Budgeting Office in the College of Education.

Everett Egginton earned his doctorate from Syracuse University in Foundations of Education and Latin American Studies. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and previously served as Dean of International and Border Programs at New Mexico State University. He has served on the Board of Directors and as President of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. He has had vast experience in Latin America throughout his career including the Peace Corps (Venezuela), Foreign-Area Fellowship (Peru), Fulbright Dissertation Fellowship (Colombia); numerous consultancies with USAID and the World Bank, and more recently as a Senior Fulbright Research and Teaching Fellow (El Salvador, 2001) and Fulbright Lecturer (Colombia, 2010). He currently is a member of the Board of Advisors of the American Council of Education’s Internationalization Collaborative and the Board of Directors of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). Since 2009, he has been an active member of LASPAU’s (Latin American Scholarship Program, Harvard University) Board of Trustees.


Class Level: Entering FR. SO. JR. SR. GR.
Required Minimum GPA: 3.0
Required Residency: Chihuahua, Mexico
Other Requirements: Must have a class rank in as a high school graduate in the top 25% of class OR upperclassmen and graduate must have intention for a professional career in Mexico.