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New Mexico State University, a state institution serving more than 13,000 students, and Howard University, a Washington, D.C.-based, private college with fewer than 7,000 students, may seem to be dissimilar. Yet, they share a strong commonality: they both serve largely minority populations. Now they will join forces to improve retention and recruitment of under-represented minorities from community colleges into their engineering programs.
When Ricardo Jacquez, now dean of the NMSU College of Engineering, became the lead for a National Science Foundation grant in 1993, little did he know that it would impact the lives of nearly 8,000 students over the next 18 years.