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In Memoriam: Alan Ray Dimsha, EE

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NMSU custodian overcomes language barriers, earns engineering degree

DATE: 06/25/2018 WRITER: Tiffany Acosta, 575-646-3929, tfrank@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Oscar Murillo, 575-646-8079, aarmando@nmsu.edu Since 2005, Oscar Murillo has worked full-time at New Mexico State University. At the same time, he studied in the classroom and this spring, earned an NMSU bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. A custodian with the Facilities and Services department, Murillo has worked…
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New program encourages faculty, student research collaborations at NMSU

DATE: 06/18/2018 WRITER: Tiffany Acosta, 575-646-3929, tfrank@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Jim Kroger, 575-646-2243, jkroger@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Abdessattar Abdelkefi, 575-646-6546, abdu@nmsu.edu Giving New Mexico State University undergraduate students an opportunity to collaborate with faculty on research projects was the inspiration for the newly created Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program. In its first year, the program established 16 collaborations during the…
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In Memoriam: Lawrence Abner Smith Sr.

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Retired regional businessman bridges communities with endowed scholarship

DATE: 06/12/2018 WRITER: Daphne Griffin , 575-646-2073, daphneg@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Leslie Cervantes, 575-646-1613, leslie86@nmsu.edu Retired Las Cruces businessman and engineer, Orlando Cervantes, recently gifted the New Mexico State University Foundation $50,000 to create the Orlando Cervantes Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship is special in that it specifically bridges the El Paso and Las Cruces communities by awarding…
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In Memoriam: Jack Stepp, ME

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Student wins big as Intel science fair

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Center for World University Rankings recognizes NMSU

DATE: 05/29/2018 WRITER: Tiffany Acosta, 575-646-3929, tfrank@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Judy Bosland, 575-646-6131, jbosland@nmsu.edu According to the 2018/19 Center for World University Rankings, New Mexico State University has been ranked in the top 4.3 percent of institutions of higher education worldwide. With 18,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide evaluated, NMSU ranked 770th and earned a national…
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NMSU Regents Announce Performance-Based Relationship for Chancellor/President Leadership Team

DATE: 05/22/2018 WRITER: Justin Bannister, 575-646-5981, jbannist@nmsu.edu After 22% enrollment decline since 2013 and steep loss of research revenue, compensation packages require and reward university growth in key areas LAS CRUCES, NM – Today, the New Mexico State University (NMSU) Board of Regents finalized performance-based relationship with its incoming Chancellor and President, offering its new…
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NMSU named to top 20 among 2017-2018 Best Online Colleges

DATE: 04/10/2018 WRITER: Melissa R. Rutter, 575-646-4211, mrrutter@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Greg Fant , 575-646-2127, gfant@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University has been ranked in the top 20 as one of the most affordable online universities according to College Choice. With 50 universities nationwide being recognized, NMSU ranked 19th and is the only university in the Southwest to…
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