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Outstanding Graduate Award
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Back row l-r, Darlene Ortiz, Gholamali (Ali) Rahnarvard, Michael Hallock III, Sam Pedrotty
Front row l-r, Diana Konchalski, Justine deGruyter, Lyndi Owensby, Leslie Maria Guzman, Briana Bianco

As the New Mexico State University Alumni Association’s highest honor for a student, the Outstanding Graduate Award honors a graduating student from each academic college and Office of International and Border Programs, as well as a master’s student and a doctoral student from the Graduate School.

All honorees are named Outstanding Graduates by the deans or leaders of their respective colleges and programs, and then they are honored during a luncheon hosted by the NMSU Alumni Association.  This is a very special honor that carries with it the knowledge that, as outstanding graduates, the recipients were not only marked by achieving high academic standards, but also by a high level of involvement in the community.  These outstanding individuals are leaders, as well as good students.

This award is presented every semester the Friday before commencement to those outstanding graduates who have demonstrated a tremendous focus on academics; active participation in activities that embrace their leadership skills; and an ability to conceptualize and communicate needed practices for success in their education and personal lives. 


New Mexico State University - Main Campus 

List of Past Outstanding NMSU Graduates-Main Campus (pdf)

Outstanding Graduates- Spring 2014

College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences         Lyndi Owensby
College of Arts & Sciences  Justine deGruyter
College of Business  Michael John Hallock lII
College of Education   Leslie Maria Guzman
College of Engineering  Sam Pedrotty
College of Health & Social Services  Darlene Ortiz
Graduate School - Master's Degree
Briana Bianco
Graduate School Ph.D.
Gholamali (Ali) Rahnavard    
International & Border Programs  Diana Konchalski

Dona Ana Community College - Spring 2014

Business & Information Systems Division   Perla Tovar
Technical & Industrial Studies Division  Tamara Wilcurt
Health & Public Services Division Cristina Aguirre
General Studies Division  Donna Farmer
White Sands-General Studies Division  None selected 
American Indian Program - Spring 2014
Community Health    Corinna Sabaque

NMSU Alamogordo - Spring 2014
Humanities, Social Sciences & Education  William R. Hanna   
Mathematics, Science, Business & Technologies      Lindsey Cox  
Professional Occupations, Technologies & Fine Arts   
Alaric J. Kimmel                  

NMSU Grants - Spring 2014

Associate of Arts                                         
      Nenderle Hogue
Associate in Applied Science       Kelly Beym
Associate of General Studies         Sky Maslowski

NMSU Carlsbad - Spring 2014
Education Michelle Smith
Criminal Justice
Jon Blackmon
Communication Technology
Beatriz Martinez
Nursing/EMT/Allied Health & Wellness                 
Megan Lilley
Jie Tang
Matthew Ybarra
Social Science
Cristina Vega