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Mario Jimenez to receive New Mexico State's Crouch Award

Mario Jimenez, a heating and cooling technician with New Mexico State University's Office of Facilities and Services, has been selected to receive the Ralph B. Crouch Memorial Award.



Mario Jimenez, a heating and cooling technician with New Mexico State University's Office of Facilities and Services, has been selected to receive the Ralph B. Crouch Memorial Award. (New Mexico State University courtesy photo)


Jimenez will receive the $2,000 award from New Mexico State President Jay Gogue at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the Dona Ana Room of the Corbett Center Student Union.

"Clearly, Mario takes his job seriously and does it well. However, I am nominating him for the Crouch Award because of what he does above and beyond his regular duties," said Esther Devall, the family and consumer sciences professor who nominated Jimenez.

Devall said that Jimenez has donated his personal time in the evenings and on weekends to help with the development of the Family Resource Center on campus, moving furniture and equipment, assembling a storage shed for the yard and helping to beautify the yard for the children. He also has assisted with special projects of the Family and Consumer Sciences Department by encouraging Dona Ana County families to participate in parenting classes and by translating materials to Spanish.

"Mario represents an outstanding example of professionalism and service among our many deserving classified staff," Devall said.

The award is named in honor of Ralph B. Crouch, a former head of the university's mathematics department and former associate dean of the graduate school. It is given each year to a current or living former New Mexico State employee who has made an outstanding contribution to the university community.