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Stephen Horan receives El Paso Corporate Foundation Faculty Achievement Award

Stephen Horan of New Mexico State University is the recipient of this year's $3,000 El Paso Corporate Foundation Faculty Achievement Award.

Stephen Horan, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, is this year's El Paso Corporate Foundation Faculty Achievement Award recipient. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

Horan, a professor in the university's Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was presented the honor April 10 during a special ceremony.

"I'm honored and humbled," said Horan, who also holds the Frank Carden Endowed Chair in Telemetering and Telecommunications. "This is the type of award that validates your career. It shows that you are having a positive impact and that your efforts have been noticed by people other than your family members or just the students in your classes."

A Pennsylvania native, Horan has lived in Las Cruces since 1976 when he began his graduate studies in astronomy. He graduated from NMSU in 1984 with a Ph.D. in engineering and became a faculty member in 1986.

The El Paso Corporate Foundation, formerly the El Paso Energy Foundation, established the awards program in 1993 to recognize outstanding college and university teaching.

Recipients of the award must demonstrate exceptional effort devoted to the quality of a student's classroom learning experience, possess high quality standards for both the rigor and currency of course content and for the level of student performance, and have available measures of the direct impact upon and involvement with students.