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Engineering Technology student lounge dedicated to Dr. Jeff Beasley

WRITER: Vladimir Avina, 575-646-7234, vlad23@nmsu.edu On Monday, January 28, the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University held a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the Engineering Technology student lounge to Dr. Jeffrey Beasley and his family.  Beasley served NMSU for almost 40 years as a professional engineer, professor and department head in the College of Engineering….
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In Memoriam: Richard “Gilbert” Gil

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In Memoriam: James William Womack

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Michelle Lujan Grisham appoints engineering alum new cabinet appointee

Michael Sandoval will be cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Department of Transportation. He has spent more than 20 years at the NMDOT, most recently serving as executive manager of modal divisions, a role in which he oversees 300 contracts and 12 ports of entry and major programs such as the Railrunner, commercial vehicle permitting and traffic safety.

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Phil Burgess: Satisfying retirement scenarios often reflect lifelong interests

I’ve known Bill Lesko for more than two decades. But not really, I discovered. Last week I found out why: Lesko and his partner, Martha Fox, a retired elementary school math teacher, are always on the go.

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An all-American story starring an immigrant

By Milan Simonich | msimonich@sfnewmexican.com Dec 9, 2018 Updated 15 hrs ago Santa Fe New Mexican: Ringside seat Breakthroughs are rare at the state Capitol. One occurred in 1922, the midst of Prohibition. Democrats won their first majority in the New Mexico House of Representatives that year. Republicans were in charge throughout the first decade…
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Johnson joins Skanska

By: Selah Farmer in DJC People December 10, 2018 8:44 am Michael G. Johnson CONSTRUCTION Michael Johnson joins Skanska as a quality engineer. He has in-depth experience with industrial water and waste treatment systems, including new construction documentation, source inspections, instrumentation and controls, and hazardous chemicals. He earned his degree in electrical engineerng from Arizona State…
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Meet The Former Rocket Scientist Who Is Bringing STEM To Girl Scouts One Badge At A Time

www.forbes.com Nov 29, 2018, 09:45am Lauren Aratani Forbes Staff   It’s not a stretch to say Girl Scout CEO Sylvia Acevedo lives and breathes science. For an interview, the former NASA rocket scientist has been known to show up with a sweater — and footwear — adorned with planets and stars. As a Girl Scout…
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Boulder City hires Dennis Porter as utilities director

By Celia Shortt Goodyear Boulder City Review November 28, 2018 – 4:04 pm     Boulder City has hired its new utilities director, and his goal is to help make the town more sustainable. “I look forward to working with the city executive team to help make Boulder City more resilient, sustainable and safe while…
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Aggies Without Limits raising money

Need some fall cleaning? Thanksgiving guests coming? Leaves filling your yard? Have to switch that swamp cooler over? Graduating student needing to move that big couch out? Need to pick up all those pecans?

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