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Retired 4-star Lester Lyles Leads a Life of Rocket Science, Personal Ethics and Inclusivity

 

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NMSU Engineering Alumni and Estancia Native Prepares to Serve as Navy Civil Engineer

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In Memoriam: Floyd Burton “Bennie” Bennett

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In Memoriam: Ronald P. Coleman

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Distinguished NMSU Engineering alumnus publishes autobiography

NMSU engineering alumnus Richard Leza, native New Mexican and leading venture capitalist, has written an autobiography which has been published and released on Amazon.com. Leza is a civil engineering graduate and is an ardent supporter of NMSU and the College of Engineering. He is emeriti director of the New Mexico State University Foundation Board and a current member of the College of Engineering Dean’s Executive Committee and Dean’s Advisory Council. In 1990, he was honored the NMSU Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award. In addition, Leza has established four scholarships at NMSU.

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In Memoriam: Carlos I. Gutierrez

Troy, NY-Carlos I Gutierrez, 87 of Troy, passed on September 11, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Deming, NM to Marina and Jesus Gutierrez, Carlos was a loving and generous husband, father, grandfather, uncle, landlord, philanthropist, and friend. Carlos is survived by his wife, Patricia, daughters, Debbie (Randy) Thrasher, Natalie (Matt) Moses, Carla…
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Best Lawyers in America Recognition 2021

DALLAS – September 18, 2020 – Three attorneys from Carstens & Cahoon, LLC, were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021. David Carstens, Vincent Allen and Colin Cahoon have been named in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for their high caliber. Allen, recognized in the practice area of Litigation –…
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Shawabkeh (Ph D 98) to lead Univ of Jordan Chemical Engineering

Dr. Reyad Shawabkeh (Ph D 1998, the first doctoral student from Dr. Rockstraw’s research group) has been selected Chairman of the Chemical Engineering Program at The University of Jordan. Dr. Shawabkeh specializes in adsorption and catalysis, has over 20 years of academic experience, published more than 100 publications with 17 US patents, and has received…
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In Memoriam: Jack L. Bacastow

Source: Published in Chicago Tribune on Sep. 20, 2020 Jack L. Bacastow, a long-time resident of Los Alamos and Santa Fe, died on September 15, 2020 at the age of 95, surrounded by his loving wife of almost 69 years, Diane (nee Janicek), their two children, Laurie and Daniel, and Daniel’s wife, Shelley Bacastow (nee…
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Where no chile has gone before. New Mexico’s most iconic crop is heading to outer space.

  Date: 09/11/2020 Source: Taosnews  In the coming months, NASA scientists plan to fly the NuMex Española Improved chile to the International Space Station, where it will be part of an ongoing experiment to grow crops without gravity – and perhaps eventually on Mars. Española native Jacob Torres, a contracted technical and horticultural scientist at…
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