Employees continue the tradition of giving

As a member of the NMSU community your gift represents your personal decision to help transform lives at NMSU! When you participate, you are telling the world you believe in our mission.

Over 800 employees are Crimson Colleagues and one in ten donors to NMSU is an employee! We invite you to give to your favorite department, program, or college at any campus in the NMSU system.

Employee supported scholarship develops continuing legacies

Image of Suzanne Montes"I knew other families needed financial assistance for their children to attend school so I started giving through payroll deduction. I don't notice the difference in my take-home pay and it really makes me feel good to know I am giving back." Suzanne Montes 

NMSU employee Suzanne Montes is passionate about education and has earned three degrees while working at NMSU. She has supported the Children of NMSU Employees Scholarship through payroll deduction since 1992...(Read More) 

NMSU Teaching Academy is a resource for lifelong learning

 Image of Martha Mitchell"I want to give back to the Teaching Academy because I have seen the positive impact on faculty in our college."
Martha Mitchell


Dr. Mitchell is chair of the NMSU Advancing Leaders  Committee. She has mentored five faculty each in both the ADVANCE Mentoring Program and the Advancing Leaders Program. Her mentees report that her talents as a mentor are simply astounding. She supports NMSU's Teaching Academy, a program that offers professional development to all employees on every campus in the NMSU system...(Read More)

Crimson Colleagues continue the tradition of giving to the programs they love!

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"The Aggie Cupboard is making a real difference to a lot of people,” she said. “I am glad that it is one of the programs that are supported by the NMSU Crimson Colleagues.”  Lori Martinez




The Aggie Cupboard is the on-campus food pantry for NMSU students, faculty and staff.  It assists in feeding anywhere from thirty to fifty people a week! Today’s students face many challenges to completing their degrees and achieving academic success.  Lori Martinez, the NMSU social worker who also staffs the Aggie Cupboard, believes that hunger shouldn’t be one of them. (Read more)

Dona Ana Community College student has a life changing opportunity

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"I am so thankful for the the Women in Technology (WIT) advisors that believed in me. I was able to join over 12,000 women who came together from all over the world to share their knowledge in technology. Without the support of the faculty at DACC, the advisors in the Women in Technology (WIT) program and the support of donors, I would not have had this amazing opportunity." - Erika 

From scholarships to life changing opportunities and financial assistance, gifts from Crimson Colleagues make a difference for students and strengthens the NMSU System. (Read More)

 The Perozynski Employee Emergency Assistance Program empowers Aggies to help Aggies.

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"Members of the community helped to create and build this, through payroll deductions and gifts, and it makes a difference. Emergencies and illness can devastate anyone. Make a difference in the life of a colleague facing a crisis by making your gift." - Dr. Dario Silva, EAP Director




The average worker will spend 35% of his or her lifetime at work. That kind of closeness can create strong bonds between colleagues and work teams, especially in a community where colleagues share the mission of changing the lives of students. It is no wonder that New Mexico State University faculty and staff take special pride in the way we look out for each other.  (Read More)



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