President’s Associates Ball 2016 raises $55,000 for life-changing scholarships

It was an incredible evening of good food, fine wine, cooking presentations, giving and gratitude during the 2016 President’s Associates Ball on April 22 in the Doña Ana Community College student lounge. Donated auction items from all over the United States brought in $55,000 during the ball, allowing the New Mexico State University Foundation to provide President’s Associates Scholarships to a new class of 15 PA Scholars.

The evening showcased student talent from across the NMSU system. The DACC Culinary Program offered their talents during a special VIP cooking lesson and wine paring, as well as a cocktail reception. Generous sponsors for the sold out event included U.S. Bank, Hakes Brothers, Salopek 6U Farms, Ashley Furniture, Wells Fargo, Harris Corporation, and Flavours Catering by Sodexo.

“This scholarship is the reason I am at NMSU, and I will never forget this opportunity.” -Emerson Morrow

Scholars come to NMSU from all over the state, including:

Fort Sumner
Las Cruces
Los Alamos
Silver City

Because the very foundation of the scholarship is to honor students who demonstrate their commitment to academic excellence, activities and experiences above and beyond that of their peers, students receive a scholarship that covers the full cost of tuition and fees, plus a stipend of $3,250 annually for other educational and living expenses. Donors make these scholarships possible.

President’s Associates Scholars from all over New Mexico have graduated from NMSU and gone on to become leaders in their fields, making the entire state of New Mexico proud to call each one of them one of our own.