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New Mexico State University
Attn: Robert Peterson, Executive Secretary
P.O. Box 3590, Las Cruces, NM 88003-3590  

Questions or need additional information?
Contact Robert Peterson at 575.646.4358 or email
Our newsletter and photo gallery (Click here) is available to all members via this web site. 

Who Are NMSU Pioneers?

The NMSU Pioneers has existed as an organization since 1984, when it was founded by former NMSU President Gerald Thomas and others. Its membership is open to those NMSU faculty and staff (and their spouses) who have had at least 20 years of employment service at NMSU and to all former employees (and their spouses) who have retired. Currently, there are over 150 active members. The Pioneers purpose is to be beneficial to both members and the University. (Click here for Bylaws (pdf))

Why Become an Active, Dues Paying Member?
Pioneers are NMSU retirees or NMSU employees with 20 years of service who actively steward our Legacy and our Land Grant Mission. All persons eligible are automatically members.  Those who pay the Annual Dues (calendar year) are classified as Active Members. Active Member status bestows the privilege of voting, and making one eligible to be an officer or one of the Board of Directors.

Your membership supports:

  • Sponsorship of Book Scholarships - Help Aggie students follow their dreams at State.    (Click here for Book Scholarship Recipients)
  • Leadership on the Advisory Council on Administrative Policy (ACAP) - We address benefit issues of critical interest to employees and retirees.
  • Themed Luncheons in Spring, Summer and Fall - Break bread together, hear great speakers, share Aggie stories, and celebrate our Legacy.
  • Volunteer Opportunities - Our shared knowledge and experience brings State to the next level of excellence.

How Are The NMSU Pioneers Organized?
The NMSU Pioneers is guided by a Board of Directors (Click here for Current Board List) of approximately 15 members elected by the dues paying members. There is also an elected President who Chairs the Board and the general organization. The other officers of the Pioneers include the President-elect, Past President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

NMSU Benefits/Retirees (click here)

Annual Dues (calendar year)
Please make check payable to "NMSU Foundation, Inc./Pioneers"
       -Individual (single)     $15.00
       -Joint (married)          $24.00

NMSU Pioneers Active Membership Form
(Click here for downloadable form (pdf).)

Pioneers Election Ballott 2014 (downloadable form)

Please print and complete form
and mail with your payment today!

NMSU Pioneers Fall 2014 Luncheon/Dues/Scholarship (downloadable form)

We Look Foward to You Becoming a NMSU Pioneer!