Archive for June, 2012
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…what he gives and not what he is capable of receiving.” NMSU-A President, Dr. Cheri Jimeno, opened the Donor Wall Recognition ceremony with this appropriate quote from Albert Einstein. The ceremony was the beginning of a college tradition to honor those who have distinguished themselves with their service, establishment of scholarships, donation of land for college buildings, and monetary donations, all for the benefit of NMSU-A and her students.
The ceremony/reception was held Tuesday, June 18th in the Tays Center lobby. Present were people from the campus, the community, and several relatives of the philanthropists being acknowledged.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to see the wall, please stop by the Tays Center lobby and learn the names of those who have helped NMSU-A move forward since its establishment in 1958.
For a number of years, NMSU Alamogordo has benefited from the energies of Peg Crim, Adjunct Instructor in Education. She teaches “Project Wild,” “Project Wet,” and “Project Learning Tree” to help our education students prepare for teaching children about their environment.
However, Peg’s day job is with the U.S. Forest Service. Last weekend, one of her important projects came to fruition: the work to stabilize the Mexican Canyon Railroad Trestle in Cloudcroft was completed. Without Peg’s perseverance over the last decade, that trestle would probably be a pile of old timbers lying at the bottom of the canyon.
The photo shows Peg at the podium at the dedication of the beautiful new overlook just off the highway. Also present at this dedication were representatives from the offices of Congressman Pearce, Senator Bingaman, and Senator Udall. Smokey was there, too, but wasn’t captured in this photo.
On Monday afternoon, June 18th, NMSU-A will host a Dedication-Celebration of its new Donor Recognition Wall. The celebration is from 3:30 – 5:00 PM in the Tays Center lobby.
The Donor Wall recognizes all of those individuals who through the years have so generously donated resources toward the growth and advancement of NMSU Alamogordo. Included are Melvin and Helen Tays who donated the land where the Tays Center stands. Other honored donors include the Alamogordo Foundation Board, the Alamogordo Foundation Ex-officios, the Alamogordo Foundation Emeritus, the Tays Special Events Center donations, Endowed Scholarships, and Major Donations.
The reception will be catered by Stella Vita.