Aggie Milestones

130 years

The groundwork for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences was established in 1889. Early college curriculum included courses in chemistry, meteorology, botany and human physiology.

105 years

NMSU’s rivalry with the University of Texas at El Paso began with a Halloween football game in 1914. The Aggies won 19-0. NMSU will host the Miners Nov. 23 in Aggie Memorial Stadium. 

55 years

The College of Business began operating in fall 1964. Its first dean was G.L. Guthrie.

35 years

NMSU’s Noche de Luminarias began in 1984. The event is now one of the largest luminaria displays in the state, with candle-lit paper bags illuminating the paths along Piñon Hall, the duck pond, the International Mall and Corbett Center Student Union.

15 years

In 2004, NMSU established the state’s first Honors College. The college is housed in the Conroy Honors Center, one of the oldest buildings on campus, named for former NMSU President William B. Conroy. 

The College of Business

NMSU’s Noche de Luminarias

Conroy Honors Center