NMSU-A Crimson Day 2008
On October 30th, the Alamogordo campus of NMSU celebrated its 4th annual Crimson Day. The celebration began with a 50th Anniversary reception where Dr. Townsend entertained with some interesting stories of NMSU-A’s past.
Later, the front lawn came alive with music, games, prize drawings, and food to celebrate the upcoming NMSU Aggies Homecoming game with the Boise State Broncos.
Of the many students, faculty, staff, and special guests in attendance, NMSU’s Pistol Pete and some NMSU Cheerleaders kept spirits high. There was also a special crimson “Go Aggies” truck on display decked out with Aggie logos and slogans, provided by Desert Sun Motors.
One of the special attractions was a fifties costume contest, sponsored by the Townsend Library staff, in observance of NMSU-A’s 50th Anniversary. NMSU-A student organizations sponsored a variety of games, two with a fifties ‘flavor’, hoola-hoop and limbo. Burt Broadcasting provided the music for the celebration.
One of the high points of Crimson Day is the “Toast to the Aggies” led by campus President, Cheri Jimeno.
As a preliminary to the Crimson Day celebration, the non-exempt consortium sponsored a door decorating contest with the theme: NMSU-A Celebrating 50 Years/We Are Aggies, Too. The judges were Linda Carr, Principal at Academy del Sol, Mayor Steve Brockett, and Alamogordo Foundation member Remick Ham.