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NMSU to host memorial ceremony to honor Aggies

New Mexico State University will host a memorial ceremony at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the Spiritual Center to honor students, employees and alumni who have died in the past year.


Man (right) reads names from a list, while man (left) rings a bell.
New Mexico State University Police Chief Stephen Lopez (right) reads names of former Aggies at the Aggie Memorial ceremony in May 2013, while NMSU Dean of Students Michael Jasek (left) rings a bell. (NMSU photo by Emily C. Kelley)

The Spiritual Center is located on NMSU?s International Mall, west of the Educational Services Building and the Pan American Center, near the university?s duck pond. Public parking is available in Lot 27, which is north of the Educational Services Building.

This is the third year the event has been coordinated by the Dean of Students office, and the first time it has had what will be a permanent home at the Spiritual Center. Multiple offices from across the campus come together to make the event a success. The event is open to the public.

?This event is held at the end of each spring semester to recognize those Aggies ? whether students, faculty, staff or alumni ? whom we have lost from the university family over the previous year,? said Stephen Lopez, NMSU Police Chief. ?And while they are no longer with us physically on campus, the ceremony is another reminder that they are still remembered by family, coworkers, teachers and friends.?

For more information, contact the Dean of Students office at 575-646-1722.