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NMSU government students receive scholarships

Two New Mexico State University government students received $250 scholarships at the second annual Donald Kreitzer Scholarship Awards ceremony April 27. William J. McCamley received the Undergraduate Program award and Julianne Stephenson-Lang received the Law and Society award.

NMSU students William J. McCamley and Julianne Stephenson-Lang received scholarships in the second annual Donald Kreitzer Awards in a ceremony held by the university's government department April 27. (NMSU photo courtesy of the government department)

The Kreitzer scholarships are awarded each spring to juniors and seniors with high academic standards and demonstrated commitment to public service. The Undergraduate Government award honors government majors. The Law and Society award honors students in the interdisciplinary law and society supplemental major.

McCamley, the son of Michael and Linda McCamley of Las Cruces, is a graduate of Mayfield High School in Las Cruces. He was president of the Associated Students of New Mexico State University for the 2000-2001 academic year and served for two years in the ASNMSU Senate. As ASNMSU president and senator, he advocated a new NMSU free speech policy which was adopted by the regents in spring 2001. He has been accepted into Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Stephenson-Lang, the daughter of Walter and Jennell Stephenson of Lemitar, N.M., is a 1981 graduate of Santa Fe High School. She is a member of the Alphi Chi interdisciplinary honor society and the Pi Sigma Alpha government honor society. She is chief justice of the ASNMSU Supreme Court, was a member of the Free Speech Task Force, which drafted the new free speech policy, and is serving on the General Counsel Selection Committee, which is searching for in-house legal counsel for NMSU. She plans to graduate in spring 2002 and continue her studies in law, with an emphasis in public law.

The Kreitzer scholarships are funded through an endowment made possible by NMSU alumnus Robert "Nick" Franklin and other alumni, faculty and friends of the government department. They are named after Donald Kreitzer, a former government faculty member who retired in 1986 after teaching government, political philosophy and law at NMSU for 25 years.

Franklin, who attended the April 27 ceremony, said the quality of this year's recipients is a testament to the growth and development of NMSU's government department.

Photo is available at http://kiernan.nmsu.edu/newsphoto/kreitzer.jpg.
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