Engineers honored during homecoming

New Mexico State University honored three engineering alumni during 2019 Homecoming festivities in October. 

Chemical engineering alum, ’81, was the inaugural inductee to the NMSU Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. The Entrepreneur Hall of Fame award recognizes the outstanding achievement in entrepreneurship among alumni from colleges and disciplines across the NMSU system who have launched successful businesses, introduced innovative entrepreneurial concepts and practices into workplaces, and/or who have contributed to the entrepreneurial climates of their regions. Seidel is president of Seidel Technologies.

The James F. Cole Memorial Award is presented to NMSU alumni who have demonstrated outstanding university involvement and civic, humanitarian and professional service. The 2019 awardee is Van Bullock, a two-time graduate, ’72 and ’76, of the College of Engineering and the College of Business. Bullock was president of Mather’s Realty until the company merged with Steinborn and Associates Real Estate, where he is now an associate broker. Bullock began teaching at NMSU in 1978 and continues to teach on a part-time basis.

The College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni awardee is Jack Davis, a ’69 and ’73 graduate. The award recognizes alumni who demonstrate leadership, community involvement and generosity toward NMSU. Davis is the retired president and CEO of Arizona Public Service and president and COO of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, and is current chair of the board for Portland General Electric. Davis is a member of the College of Engineering Dean’s Executive Committee and is vice-chair of the Engineering Advisory Council.

College of Engineering Homecoming Video