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NMSU graduate, father of two credits family and CAMP program with his success

David Rodriguez will cross the stage to collect his degree this Saturday with hundreds of other graduates at this year’s commencement ceremony at New Mexico State University. He will earn his degree in chemical engineering, but this father-of-two’s non-traditional path began in Mexico, where he was born and raised. Rodriguez arrived in Deming, New Mexico as part of a farmworker family at age 17 and faced a culture shock. 

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NMSU to award more than 1,900 bachelor’s, advanced degrees at spring commencement

More than 1,900 New Mexico State University students are projected to participate in the spring commencement ceremony. 
Commencement weekend will begin the evening of Friday, May 10, with a hooding ceremony for doctoral candidates at the Pan American Center at 6 p.m.

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NMSU Network and Security Group takes third at cyber defense competition

Keeping hackers away is critical for businesses, and the New Mexico State University Network and Security Group faced that issue at the Southwest Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The team recorded a third-place finish, its best since first qualifying for the regional in 2015. 

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NMSU’s Pistol Pete rallies support for both Aggies and FFA

When he’s not sporting the iconic mustache, twirling pistols, posing for pictures and spreading school spirit at sporting events as New Mexico State University’s mascot Pistol Pete, Caleb Gustin finds himself hard at work as the Leadership Coordinator of NMSU’s Future Farmers of America Association.

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Students win ‘A Grand in the Stands!’ at Aggie basketball games

Throughout the 2018-19 New Mexico State University men’s basketball season, the NMSU Foundation awarded seven $1,000 scholarships to Aggie students who were randomly selected in a drawing called, “A Grand in the Stands!”

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NMSU athletics’ “Grand in the Stands” promotion positively impacting winners’ lives

The stakes have risen for New Mexico State University’s 2018-2019 Men’s Basketball season, though not for the players. Fittingly titled “A Grand in the Stands,” and in partnership with Learfield, NMSU Foundation’s most recent scholarship giveaway awards several $1,000 scholarships to NMSU students throughout the season. 

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NMSU to award more than 1,200 bachelor’s, advanced degrees during fall commencement

WRITER: Melissa R. Rutter More than 1,200 New Mexico State University students are projected to participate in the fall commencement ceremony. Commencement weekend will begin the evening of Friday, Dec. 7, with a hooding ceremony for doctoral candidates at the Pan American Center at 6 p.m. Following that, students receiving their bachelor’s and master’s degrees…
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Music, engineering an unlikely duo for NMSU Pride Marching band members

It’s an average week for New Mexico State University’s Pride of New Mexico Marching Band members as they learn “Hips don’t lie” by Shakira for a medley during a halftime show at Aggie football games.

What might be surprising is the number of engineering majors in the ensemble – 27 members.

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Industrial engineering student commercializes vacuum technology with help from Arrowhead’s TechMatch program

WRITER: Adriana M. Chavez Trashard Mays, a graduate student at New Mexico State University, is using valuable resources provided by Arrowhead Center at NMSU to commercialize vacuum technology developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory that solves a problem scientists and technicians have grappled with for years. Through its TechMatch program, Arrowhead Center is working…
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