Distinguished Alumni

Esteban Hererra ’74

College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences

Retired from a career of research in horticulture specializing in pecans

Congratulations to all of our Distinguished Alumni and our James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service recipient.
We’re proud of your outstanding achievements and service, and grateful for your commitment to
New Mexico State University.

Irene Oliver Lewis ’75, ’78

College of Arts and Sciences

Retired from a career in theater arts

Del Esparza ’91

College of Business

Founder and CEO of Esparza Advertising

MaryLou Davis ’69

College of Education

Retired from a career in education

Eloy Torrez ’70

College of Engineering

Founder, owner and president of SEI Group, Inc.

Sue Gerber ’84

College of Health and Social Services

Senior Program Officer of the polio team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service
Frank Seidel ’82

College of Engineering

President and founder of Seidel Technologies