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Ralph B. Crouch Award winner announced

Janet McQueen, a University Communications administrative secretary at New Mexico State University, has been selected as this year's recipient of the Ralph B. Crouch Award. McQueen will be honored for her contributions to NMSU at a ceremony at 4 p.m. April 6 in Corbett Center Student Union's Dona Ana Room.

Consideration for the Crouch Award is based solely on the person's outstanding contributions within the university. Contributions can range from one event to a career with the university.

McQueen has worked at NMSU for 18 years.

"I love working at the University Communications office," McQueen said. "It's a big honor to be nominated."

McQueen has been at University Communications for nearly ten years, and says she plans to use the Crouch award's $2,000 cash prize to work on her house and "take a little vacation somewhere."

University Communications Director Nena Singleton nominated McQueen for the award.

"It's a way for me as her supervisor, and for the university, to say thank you and that these extra efforts really do count," Singleton said.

Three other people also recommended McQueen for the award: Patsy Duran, vice-president for resource development at the Memorial Medical Center Foundation; Ray Sadler, NMSU history department head; and Colin Gromatzky, KRWG-FM general manager.

The endowment for the Crouch Award was established in 1988 by friends and relatives of the late Ralph B. Crouch, who served as mathematical sciences department head and graduate school associate dean at NMSU. The award alternates annually between classified employees, and faculty or professional staff.

The Crouch Award ceremony is free and open to the public. For more information, call Maureen Camunez at (505) 646-5398.

A typical office day for Janet

after a strenuous day....she cools off