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Outstanding Graduate Award
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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 
Outstanding Graduates- Spring 2015
College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences         Jeremy Witte      
College of Arts & Sciences  Cole Tobin
College of Business  Amanda Ball
College of Education   Scheryiah J. Romero
College of Engineering  Daniel Franco
College of Health & Social Services  Maria Denise Van Der Ben   
Graduate School - Master's Degree
Brendan Sullivan
Graduate School Ph.D.
Nikole Nielsen
International & Border Programs  Claudia Higuera-Medina


American Indian Program - Spring 2015
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering                          Dennis Felipe, Jr.

Dona Ana Community College - Spring 2015

Business & Information Systems Division                 
Patricia Desmond
Technical & Industrial Studies Division  Christopher James Quar
Health & Public Services Division Thomas Rodriguez
General Studies Division
Claudia Gonzalez

NMSU Alamogordo - Spring 2015

Humanities, Social Sciences & Education  Michelle Osborn
Mathematics, Science, Business & Technologies      Reece Broughton
Professional Occupations, Technologies & Fine Arts   
Reece Broughton                

NMSU Grants - Spring 2015

Associate of Arts                                                             
Alisha Broten
Associate in Applied Science Richard Garcia

NMSU Carlsbad - Spring 2015
Criminal Justice Division                                   
Sonora Weston
Electrical Division                                                                 
Brian Dobson
Mechanical Division
Chad Humke
Nursing/EMT/Allied Health & Wellness Division    
Sierra Hatch
Social Services Division
Julie Cheatham