Past Presidents' Scholarship
Analicia Crespin and Lance Widner were selected as the Spring 2013 scholarship recipients.
Analicia Crespin has one goal in mind for when she graduates from New Mexico State University with a degree in nursing…to return to her small hometown of Cuba, NM and do what she can to open a much needed hospital.
Analicia, who graduated with a class of 67 in May 2012, began taking college classes as a senior at Luna Community College.
Growing up, Analicia did not see efficient healthcare in her community; the small town of Cuba has a health clinic, but services are limited. In several cases she witnessed a decline in health and family dynamics because adequate services were not available, including within her own family. When she receives her master’s degree in nursing, Analicia plans to return to Cuba and develop a healthcare system in the community that includes a dependable and reliable community hospital.
Analicia has numerous family members who graduated from New Mexico State University, including her mother, who received her degree in business.
Lance Widner is passionate about many things, but sports and agriculture are pretty high on his list.
Lance, a 2012 graduate from Melrose High School, is studying Agricultural and Extension Education (AXED) with a focus on agricultural communications. After graduating he plans to begin a career teaching high school students, sports broadcasting, and coaching.
To gain valuable experience, Lance is involved in NMSU ACT, an organization that provides students with professional experience in agricultural media and public relations.
Lance was part of three state championship football teams, a 300-meter hurdle state champion, and a member of winning basketball and baseball teams. When he wasn’t active in sports, Lance was participating in 4-H, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and NM Future Farmers of America.
Lance is an active participant in the community, spending his time in the past with organizations including Angel Tree, Thanksgiving Care Boxes, and Secret Santa.
Lance is following in the footsteps of two sisters, his father, and his grandfather…all alumni of New Mexico State University.