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.
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.... (Read More)
NMSU Aggie fans raise an 'L for Lori'
New Mexico State University football fans are quick to get their “Guns Up” to support the Aggies. But a different version of that salute during halftime of Saturday’s game honored a special person the football program lost earlier this year. No one loved New Mexico State University’s football team more than Las Crucen Lori Paulson, who passed away March 16, 2016, at age 35 after battling pancreatic cancer. Although a passionate and avid supporter of NMSU athletics, the Aggie football team truly captured her heart....(Read More)
Spring convocation celebrates faculty, staff and dedicated Aggies
During the university's spring convocation ceremony Jan. 17, Chancellor Garrey Carruthers presented the Presidential Medallion to retired director of special events Barbara Hubbard for her dedicated service to the university and the community. Established in 2015, the Presidential Medallion recognizes retired faculty, staff, state officials or community members who have provided outstanding service to NMSU over a long period of time. Hubbard retired from NMSU in 1998 but continued to serve as the American Collegiate Talent Showcase executive director, a position that she has held since 1978. ACTS works to raise scholarships for performing arts college students on stage and behind the scenes, and it conducts a search for college students to display their talents in the performing arts field. At NMSU, Hubbard’s work has allowed generations of music fans in the Las Cruces area to experience first-rate shows at the Pan American Center...(Read More)