Category Archives: Alumni News

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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NMSU Civil Engineering students soar in virtual Research and Creativity Week presentations

Students from the Department of Civil Engineering at New Mexico State University received numerous awards at this year’s virtual Research and Creativity week. A total of eight civil engineering students presented their projects with four placing in the top 10 of all presentations.

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NMSU’s annual concrete school set for Jan. 8-9

Date: 12/17/2020 Writer: Madison Burns , 575-646-2510, burnsm@nmsu.edu The College of Engineering at New Mexico State University, in partnership with the New Mexico Ready Mix Concrete and Aggregates Association, will host a virtual concrete training for the construction industry Jan. 8-9. The 57th annual Samuel P. Maggard Quality Concrete School is designed for concrete professionals, contractors, professional…
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In Memoriam: Joseph Lifke

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Ralph Willis Goddard: New Mexico’s First Broadcaster

Take a trip back in time to 1920 with KRWG’s television documentary “Ralph Willis Goddard: New Mexico’s First Broadcaster.” The documentary follows the remarkable life and tragic death of the New Mexico State University professor for whom KRWG is named.   Goddard broadcasted the first radio signals in New Mexico from his hand-built radio station…
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James Owen: From Peñasco To Leader Of Weapons Engineering At Los Alamos National Laboratory

Growing up in Peñasco, in rural Taos County, Los Alamos seemed like a far-off world to James Owen and his friends. But a school field trip to the Bradbury Science Museum when he was a high school sophomore abruptly changed all that.

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