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Answering the Call of Duty

A century of service on campus & beyond

While the purpose of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at New Mexico State University is to turn undergraduate students into disciplined and respected Air Force and Army officers, there is a program emphasis on team work and caring that results in leaders who value relationships and never stop being Aggies. 
 

Impact That Lasts

Memorial scholarship helps students overcome learning challenges

When professor Pat Gavin stepped up to the podium to pay tribute to his late son Gage Gavin, he expected to see only close friends and family – but instead was surrounded by hundreds who had been touched by Gage and his family. Gavin is director of the PGA Golf Management Program in the NMSU College of Business, and at that moment on the podium, looking out on those caring faces, he had a vision: a way to remember Gage and the great person he was, and also help future students with scholarship support, allowing them to focus on their schooling instead of worrying about how to pay for it.

 

Taking Root

Biologist using $4.4 million grant to create hardier pecan trees

You may enjoy receiving those packaged pecans as a gift during the holiday season. Or maybe it’s that freshly baked pecan pie that makes your mouth water. The pecan is one of the most nutritious nuts out there, and pecan production across the U.S. could improve thanks to a $4.4 million grant awarded to New Mexico State University.

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