About the Fall 2023 Edition


This issue of Panorama is produced by the office of Marketing and Communications, New Mexico State University, 575-646-3221. Correspondences may be sent to Marketing and Communications, MSC 3K, New Mexico State University, P.O. Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003-3590 or panorama@nmsu.edu. Panorama is published two times annually. New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and educator. The magazine can be found online at panorama.nmsu.edu.



Tiffany Acosta

Assistant Editor

Adriana M. Chávez ’19

Art Director

Gerald Rel


Vladimir Avina ’18, Josh Bachman ’07, Minerva Baumann ’13, Caitlyn Epes, Tatiana Favela ’15, Linda Fresques, Nora Hahn, Chelsea Hayes, Denise LaFrance-Ojinaga ’03, Learn New Mexico, Ingrid Leyva ’23, Carlos Andres López ’10, Darren Phillips, Elizabeth McCall, Paul Ratje ’10, Abigail Salas, Elaine Stachera Simon ’23, James Staley ’02, Zach Tarrant, Albert Vasquez ’17, Virgin Galactic 

 Interim President

Jay Gogue

Chief Executive Officer, NMSU Foundation

Sylvia Y. Acosta '10

Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Justin Bannister ’03 ’13

Executive Director of Marketing, Web and Brand Management

Melissa Chavira ’03 ’05 ’11

Director of Communications and Media Relations

Amanda Bradford ’03 ’21

 NMSU Alumni Association Board 


Carol Smallwood ’83

Vice President

Michael Law ’05 

 NMSU Foundation Board 


Christian Hendrickson ’97

Vice Chair

Louis Vega ’92