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Pioneers Fall Luncheon
Join us!

Thursday, November 15, 2018 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Pioneers Fall Lunch 


Join us for a little "magic" at our Fall luncheon!

Thursday, November 15th
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
NMSU Golf Course

NMSU Alumnus Frank Thayer will share stories from the book, Magic in the Desert, written by his college roommate, Dan Perry.

Magic in the Desert, written by NMSU alumnus Dan Perry ’62, chronicles the history of NMSU’s football program, building around its notorious 1960 season. NMSU’s celebrated All-American Pervis Atkins, who held a perfect record during that season, coined the title of the book while recalling the events of the time.

Magic in the Desert is a story of Aggie football and Aggie pride, with a memorable cast of characters and athletes, that every NMSU alumnus and alumna will enjoy.  

Dan Perry died in 2013, before completing the book. His former college roommates and Round Up colleagues, Frank Thayer ’63 and Mike Waldner ’63, promised to complete the work and published  Magic in the Desert in 2015. Proceeds from books sales will help fund the Daniel Perry Scholarship Fund in Journalism.

We can't wait to see you on November 15!

Please consider donating directly to the Pioneers Book Scholarship.

RSVP by November 12, 2018.

Location: NMSU Golf Course, 3000 Herb Wimberly Drive, Las Cruces, NM 88011
Fees: $20
Contact: NMSU Foundation, (575) 646-7495,
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