Category Archives: Alumni News

Biden picks Taos Pueblo member for top post

This week, confirmation hearings got underway in Washington, D.C., to approve several picks by the Biden administration for top military posts, which include a Taos Pueblo tribal member.

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In memoriam: Daniel Nicholas Montes

Las Cruces – Daniel Nicholas Montes passed to his Lord on Saturday, July 3rd in Las Cruces, NM. He was born August 30, 1939 in Fort Worth, TX to Ignacio Montes and Maria del Refugio Dominguez Montes. He was the fourth of five children.

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In memoriam: Beairsto, Richard “Dick” Peter

On June 7, Richard “Dick” Peter Beairsto passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family and creating love and laughter even in his final hours.

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Douglas L. Davis appointed to Oshkosh Corporation Board of Directors

Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a leading innovator of mission-critical vehicles and essential equipment, announced today that Douglas L. Davis has been appointed to its Board of Directors effective July 1, 2021. With the appointment of Mr. Davis, Oshkosh Corporation will have 11 board members.

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In memoriam: Jacques Bajer

Bajer, a former Ford Motor Co. engineer specializing in tires, the founder and president of Tire Systems Engineering Inc., passed away at 91.

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USRA Announces Elections of 2021 Members to Board Positions

Universities Space Research Association (USRA), an association of 114 universities, today announced the election of new members to its Board of Trustees — the governing body of USRA. 

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HACR Announces 2021 Cohort of Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers

June 16, 2021 /CSRwire/ – The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) has announced the members of its Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers ™ (YHCA) 2021 cohort. Launched in 2007, YHCA is an intensive three-month leadership advancement, education, and training program for high-potential Hispanic professionals aged 25 to 40 from Fortune 500 and/or HACR Corporate Member companies….
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EE alumnus promoted to CTO of Plug Power

In 2021, Tim Cortes was promoted to Chief Technology Officer for Plug Power. His focus includes responsibility for the company’s long-term technology strategy and vision. Mr. Cortes works with the leadership team to develop technology roadmaps, design solutions and implement processes that make technology development a significant differentiator for Plug Power.

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In memoriam: Andres Jose Eduardo Padilla

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In memoriam: Walter Gerald Hines

Walter Gerald Hines, born October 31, 1943, passed away on May 3, 2021 after a struggle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Bettie and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by parents Jerry and Nona Hines, brother James (Jimbo) Hines.

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