The NMSU Foundation wants to keep you in the know. Below are some articles and press and news releases from the foundation.
DATE: October 9, 2023
New Mexico State University (NMSU) officials will hold a ribbon cutting on Wednesday for two financial technology spaces made possible by a $3 million gift from Nusenda Credit Union. Both the FinTech Lab at Arrowhead Center and the Center for Financial Capability in the Student Success Center and Campus Tutoring Services received $1.5 million for innovation and financial literacy spaces, first awarded in 2021.
DATE: October 5, 2023
The Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation has announced a new $2.5 million gift to New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center, doubling their earlier $2.5 million contribution. The donation aims to further support the establishment of the Hunt Center for Entrepreneurship at Arrowhead Center, which began in 2017.
DATE: September 19, 2023
The New Mexico State University (NMSU) Foundation has named Dr. Sylvia Y. Acosta ’10 as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Acosta brings a wealth of experience inspiring supporters, generating growth, and creating positive change through focused philanthropy in the business, non-profit, and educational sectors. Acosta begins her new role as CEO on October 1, which also involves her becoming a member of the NMSU Foundation Board of Directors.
DATE: September 6, 2023
For more than 60 years, the New Mexico State University (NMSU) Alumni Association has presented the university’s most accomplished alumni with the Distinguished Alumni Awards. Today, six new recipients were announced as the latest honorees, representing fields ranging from higher education to mental health and wellbeing, high energy density science, educational technology, oil and gas, and consumer product manufacturing. In addition, the James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service—the Alumni Association’s highest award—and the Young Alumni Service Award recipients were announced.
DATE: June 1, 2023
The New Mexico State University (NMSU) Foundation has partnered with Aspen Leadership Group to search for a new chief executive officer (CEO) to lead the independent, nonprofit organization that works to build a brighter future for New Mexico State University.
DATE: May 5, 2023
The New Mexico State University (NMSU) College of Business recently received a $20,000 donation from Lauterbach, Borschow & Co. Certified Public Accountants to be added to the Lauterbach Borschow Accounting Endowed Scholarship. Established in 2012, the scholarship is awarded to a New Mexico or Texas-based sophomore, junior, or senior level student with a declared major in accounting and a 3.5 grade point average.
DATE: May 5, 2023
The New Mexico State University (NMSU) College of Business announced its yearly scholarship gift from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation with an April 25 event at which College of Business faculty members could thank Enterprise Holdings executives, and recipients could network with them for future job opportunities.
DATE: May 2, 2023
The Alumni Association of New Mexico State University (NMSU) today announced the seven recipients of its biannual Outstanding Graduate Award, representing each college of the university plus the master’s and doctoral programs.
DATE: April 26, 2023
The New Mexico State University (NMSU) College of Health, Education and Social Transformation (HEST) today held a ribbon cutting for the newly named Papen-Aprendamos Autism Diagnostic Center in O’Donnell Hall, as well as the newly named Aprendamos Intervention Team, P.A. Lecture Hall.
DATE: March 28, 2023
The New Mexico State University (NMSU) Foundation today announced a charitable gift of $1 million from New Mexico Mutual to support the College of Engineering, College of Business and Arrowhead Center. New Mexico Mutual is the leading provider of workers' compensation insurance in New Mexico, covering over 30 percent of all businesses in the state.
DATE: March 23, 2023
New Mexico State University College of Engineering students completing an internship at Intel New Mexico may work in an Intel fabrication plant. Intel Corporation made a generous investment at NMSU for career mentoring and advising, enabling students to become more employable through internships and other programming that results in better retention of engineering majors.
DATE: December 16, 2022
The New Mexico State University Foundation will underwrite travel expenses for the PRIDE of New Mexico Marching Band, Cheerleading Squad and Sundancers to attend the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit, Michigan, Dec. 26. The Aggies will face the Bowling Green Falcons in the team’s fifth bowl game appearance, and in head coach Jerry Kill’s first season.
DATE: December 12, 2022
The New Mexico State University Foundation today announced a grant of $250,000 from Bank of America through its Progresando initiative, which focuses on helping more Latino students enter health fields or health research.
DATE: November 18, 2022
The board of directors of the New Mexico State University Foundation named seven new members to its team, bringing the total number of directors to 33. New members Kevin Conroy, Marc Reyes, Margaret Hardin, Michael Packard, Abel Covarrubias, Elijah Baca and Del Esparza represent nearly every field of study taught at the university, lending professional experience of more than 200 years.
DATE: Novenmber 17, 2022
The New Mexico State University Foundation is launching Giving Tuesday 2022, a special day when thousands of NMSU Aggie alumni and students from around the country come together to support the mission of NMSU. Held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 29, this annual day of giving benefits all NMSU students by funding scholarships, supporting students in need and creating new opportunities in the classroom, in the lab and on the field.
DATE: November 14, 2022 WRITER: Nora Hahn, 281-728-6999, email@example.com SOURCE: Derek Dictson, President NMSU Foundation, Vice President University Advancement
The Fall 2022 recipients of the Outstanding Graduate Awards include Jillian Hughes, Alyssa Alger, Hayden Alexander Steinweg, Dawson Vanterrance Drake, Emmarie Veronica Heredia, Lucas S. Rivera, and Nowara Faraj Abudabbous.
DATE: November 3, 2022
A total of $27,775,000 in grants was awarded to New Mexico State University by the New Mexico Higher Education Department earlier this year to establish four new endowment funds and increase two existing endowment funds.
DATE: October 7, 2022
Every fall, the New Mexico State University Alumni Association presents the university’s most accomplished alumni with its highest honors — the James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service, the Distinguished Alumni Awards, and the Young Alumni Service Award. Eight new recipients were announced today as the latest honorees, with careers ranging from healthcare to high tech to Hollywood.
DATE: May 15th, 2022 WRITER: Nora Hahn, 281-728-6999, firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE: Smoky Glass Torgerson
Her family has been part of the Las Cruces community for over a century, beginning with her grandparents, D.L. and Eva Glass, who moved to the Mesilla Valley in 1920. Claiming that “crimson runs in our DNA,” her family’s impact can be found throughout NMSU, from athletic facilities to scholarships, to libraries and institutions of research.
DATE: April 28, 2022 WRITER: Nora Hahn, 281-728-6999, email@example.com SOURCE: Derek Dictson, President NMSU Foundation, Vice President University Advancement
The Spring 2022 recipients of the Outstanding Graduate Awards include Liam St. Hilaire, Jenna Dunlap, Margarita Leal Marrufo, Domunick Gonzales, Katherine Anne Harston, Fallon E. Murphy and Sayed Kaes Maruf Hossain.
Date: 01/11/2021 Writer: Tiffany Acosta, firstname.lastname@example.org
New Mexico State University academic programs, scholarships and STEM programs in southeastern New Mexico have received support from a generous donation from Chevron's Mid Continent Business Unit.
By Amanda Bradford email@example.com Aug 17, 2021
New Mexico State University will celebrate the modernization of its agricultural district with a groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase its Agricultural Modernization and Educational Facilities project, approved by New Mexico voters through general obligation bonds in 2018.