A Gift, A Legacy, A Story
There are great things going on at New Mexico State University! From funding a retreat on campus to creating a business model that will change the future, our students, friends, and alumni inspire greatness, and we want to share their stories.
NMSU Giving Tuesday fundraising event recognized with international award
New Mexico State University’s inaugural Giving Tuesday fundraising campaign has received international recognition from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education for its success in creating opportunities for students. The one-day giving campaign held on Dec. 1, 2015, which added a total of $5.7 million to scholarship funds across the NMSU system, received a silver Circle of Excellence award from the international CASE organization in the category of “Fundraising Programs: Challenge Grant & Matching Gift Programs.” The competition received 3,356 entries for consideration in nearly 100 categories from more than 713 higher education institutions, independent schools and affiliated organizations located worldwide... (Read More)
NMSU Foundation credits community for success of campaign and award
New Mexico State University Foundation's inaugural 2015 Giving Tuesday event was recently celebrated with an award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and organizers of the Giving Tuesday event want to share the accolade with the real winners: NMSU’s community of donors and alumni. “Giving Tuesday was successful because of our generous donors and the incredible support we received from our campus and Aggie communities,” said Andrea Tawney, vice president of University Advancement. The final total for the one-day campaign held Dec. 1, 2015, was $5.7 million added to scholarship funds across the NMSU system... (Read More)
NMSU College of Business celebrates first endowed chair in accounting
The Lionel Haight Endowed Chair in Accounting is the first endowed chair for the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, and the sixth for the college. The College of Business announced the new chair at a reception Friday at Pete V. Domenici Hall on campus. The Lionel Haight Professorship began with a $250,000 gift from Judy Gray Johnson and her husband, Michael, in 2010. Johnson attended NMSU from 1969 to 1972, majoring in accounting...(Read More)
NMSU unveils new locker room for swimming and diving student-athletes
The student-athletes of New Mexico State University’s swimming and diving team now have a private area to prepare for practices and meets, thanks to a substantial gift from a family with ties to the swim team’s early years.
The Wanda Glass Family Swimming and Diving Locker Room was made possible by a gift from Smoky Glass Torgerson and her husband, Alan. Smoky’s sister, Linda Glass Schroeder, was the first head coach of NMSU’s swim team in the 1970s. Smoky and Alan, along with other members of the Glass family, named the facility for Smoky and Linda’s mother, Wanda Glass...(Read More)