Letter from the President

The gcpeople who share their time and talents to educate and support our students are what make New Mexico State University such a great place. You know that NMSU is a caring community and our campus reaches all across New Mexico. I love that no matter where you look, you can find Aggies making a difference. Whether it’s a future educator volunteering to build a community garden right here in Las Cruces, or a deployed service member finding a kindred spirit in a fellow ROTC alum halfway around the world, our Aggie family finds a way to connect and make an impact.

The pages of this issue of Panorama are full of fine examples of Aggies who care, support, mentor and lead. You’ll see we have educators and students, researchers and staffers, alumni and friends of our institution, who have chosen to be part of the great things happening here. I could not be more grateful for their efforts.

When I say NMSU is my happy place, it’s not because of the great views or the historic buildings on our beautiful campus – it’s because of the people who help us make a difference. Thank you for being part of our caring community, transforming lives through discovery. I’m glad you’re part of our Aggie family.

Garrey Carruthers ’64 ’65
NMSU President and Chancellor of the NMSU System


This issue of Panorama is produced by the New Mexico State University Foundation,


Charlotte Tallman ’02

Associate Editor

Amanda Bradford ’03

Art Director

Peter Knapp ’03 ’07


Justin Bannister ’03 ’13, Kristie Garcia ’07, Andrés Leighton, Cassie McClure ’06 ’08, Darren Phillips, Niki Rhynes ’09, Sydnie Roper ’16, Jessica Savage ’95 ’11, Katherine Vandertulip, Rosemary Woller ’15

President, NMSU Foundation

Andrea Tawney

Chief Operating Officer, NMSU Foundation

Tina Byford ’00 ’11

Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement and Stewardship

Leslie Cervantes ’86

Associate Vice President for Development

Terra V. Winter ’01 ’05



Crystal Lay ’02 ’10


Tony Martinez ’96 ’98


Kay Brilliant ’71

Past President

Amy Bigbee ’79

Executive Council

Kim Archuleta ’95 ’02, Steve Duran ’90, Abigail Goodin ’12, Connie Lee ’69 ’73, Daniel Sonntag ’14, Andrea Sparkevicius ’91 ’99, Scott Sponseller ’96 ’98, Adam Thompson ’08

Copyright 2016 New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and educator.


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accoladesThe Spring 2016 issue of Panorama, produced by the Office of University Communications and Marketing Services, received a Gold Award in the MarCom International Marketing and Communications awards competition.