Behind Each Gift is a Story 

The importance of private giving to New Mexico State University does not go unnoticed. Each gift supports the land grant mission of teaching, research, and public service now and in the future. Behind each gift is a story. Stories of impact among those who benefit from each gift and those who are inspired to give. 

Opportunity Takes Flight 

A little help can go a long way in providing an opportunity for those who otherwise might not succeed, and one family’s commitment to New Mexico State University has provided that help not just once, but hundreds of times over more than a decade. Since 2002, the Wolslager Foundation has supported non-traditional students through scholarships at Doña Ana Community College and NMSU. During that time, more than $2.29 million has been provided for students who might not have made the commitment to transformative higher education without it... (Read More)


Our hero, Lori Paulson

In a poignant ceremony and reception Thursday, New Mexico State University celebrated the life and gifts of its most passionate Aggie football fan, Lori Paulson. Paulson and her family have made a $100,000 gift to the NMSU Foundation to establish the Lori J. Paulson Football Excellence Fund, which will directly support players, providing for needs including uniforms, equipment and nutrition. A 2002 and ’04 graduate of the College of Business, Paulson has served an important and meaningful role the past two seasons as honorary team captain, becoming a friend and confidante to players and coaches. During that time, she has also been battling a rare type of pancreatic cancer, and her toughness and character have served as an inspiration to the team...(Read More)

 NMSU Foundation Creates Community Engagement Awards

New Mexico State University presented two employees and two students with Distinguished Community Engagement Awards at the spring convocation ceremony Jan. 19, for their demonstrated efforts to better New Mexico communities through partnerships and volunteer work. The community engagement awards were created by the NMSU Foundation to recognize exemplary community and civic engagement by faculty, staff and students...(Read More)

Pictured top: NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers, second from left, presents Courtney Gavin, second from right, with a Student Community Engagement Award at the 2016 spring convocation ceremony. (Photo by Darren Phillips)

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