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In memoriam: Michael Panowski

THOMAS MICHAEL PANOWSKI 1944 – 2021 It is with sadness that we announce the death of Thomas Michael Panowski. He died at the age of 76. He grew up and lived in Los Alamos until he left for college where he graduated from New Mexico State University with majors in journalism and electrical engineering. He was able to…
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Francisco Sanchez promoted to District 2 DOT Engineer

Francisco Sanchez was overwhelmed and honored when the New Mexico Department of Transportation (DOT) picked him to replace Tim Parker as District 2 Engineer for an office that covers nearly ten counties and hundreds of miles of asphalt.

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In memoriam: Robert L. “Bob” Gasperetti

LIMA — Robert L. “Bob” Gasperetti, age 94, was called home to the Lord at 11:45 am Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at Lima Memorial Health System with his family by his side. Bob was born May 29, 1926 in Carbondale, PA, to the late Charles L. and Perina (Bartolussi) Gasperetti. On October 2, 1954, he…
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Albuquerque’s Molzen Corbin names new CEO following retirement of longtime leader

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In memoriam: Ronald Pederson, former NMSU engineering professor

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In memoriam: Michael “Mike” John Gannon

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NMSU engineering student research presentations win top awards

Students from the Department of Civil Engineering at New Mexico State University received numerous awards at NMSU’s recent virtual Research and Creativity Week event. Eight civil engineering students presented their projects with four placing in the top 10 of all presentations.

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NMSU alum with long family history in NM promoted to Brigadier General

Phillip N. Frietze grew up in Mesilla, the son of a U.S. Marine with roots in southern New Mexico that date back to the 1840s. At an early age, Frietze told his father Neri he wanted to join the Corps.

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Mentors at NMSU sparked one man’s successful career, now he gives back

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Gary Seipel joined the U.S. Air Force shortly after high school. His parents could not afford to send him to college. While stationed for three years in Ohio, Seipel took night classes at Wittenberg University, but it wasn’t till he joined students at New Mexico State University’s Alamogordo campus, that his future began to take shape.

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NMSU’s 2020 professional development cohorts continue in virtual setting

When course instruction at New Mexico State University transitioned to an online format in March, the NMSU Center for Learning & Professional Development’s annual programming had to shift to a virtual environment as well. Two of the leadership programs, the Aggie Leadership Training Academy and Manager Certification Program, celebrated the graduation of their 2020 cohorts in early December.

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