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New Mexico State University honors outstanding graduates

New Mexico State University has announced its Spring 2002 Outstanding Seniors and graduate students. The Alumni Association will honor one senior from each of the university's six colleges, two graduate students, one international student and one American Indian student based on outstanding scholarship, leadership, ability and participation in university and community activities.



Kelly J. Jones of Clayton, N.M., is the Outstanding Senior of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics for Spring 2002. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

lege of Agriculture and Home Economics is honoring Kelly J. Jones, an animal science major. Jones, of Clayton, N.M., has been both a Crimson Scholar and on the Dean's Honor Roll for eight semesters and has a grade point average of 3.973. He has served as vice president and community service chairman of Associated Students of New Mexico State University (ASNMSU), the student government, and was president of the Farmhouse fraternity.

The College of Arts and Sciences is honoring Grace Olivares Doan, a sociology major. Doan, of Deming, N.M., is a Ronald E. McNair Scholar, a Crimson Scholar and has a grade point average of 3.95. She received the 2001 Junior of the Year Award and is a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, as well as the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

The College of Business Administration and Economics is honoring Carrie A. Campbell, a finance major. Campbell, of Bluff City, Tenn., is a Crimson Scholar and is on the Dean's List, and the National Dean's List. She is a senator for ASNMSU and is the president of the Financial Management Association of New Mexico State. She tutors first graders at Hillrise Elementary and has a grade point average of 3.708.

The College of Education is honoring Kamrin Young, a communications disorders major. Young, of El Paso, Texas, belongs to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Alpha Chi Honor Society. She is a Clinic Board Member of the New Mexico State Speech and Hearing Center and president of the university's chapter of the National Student Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She has a grade point average of 3.85.

The College of Engineering is honoring Nikki B. Barley, a civil engineering major. Barley, of Hope, N.M., is a member of the Chi Epsilon Honor Society for civil engineers and the Tau Beta Pi Honor Society. She has been on the Dean's Honor List, is a Crimson Scholar and has a grade point average of 3.926.

The College of Health and Social Services is honoring Alfred Berghold, a social work major. Berghold, of Alamogordo, N.M., is a retired U.S. Air Force staff sergeant and has participated in Big Brothers and Big Sisters. He holds an associate's degree in social sciences from the New Mexico State University-Alamogordo and has a 3.972 grade point average.

The Graduate School is honoring Gaea McGahee as the Outstanding Master's Graduate Student and Johnette Browne-Silva as the Outstanding Ph.D Graduate Student.

McGahee, an anthropology major from Las Cruces, has a GPA of 3.977. She is the Educational Outreach Coordinator of the New Mexico State University Museum School Outreach Program and has spent much of her time organizing archaeological learning kits for Las Cruces area secondary schools.

Browne-Silva, a molecular biology major from Las Cruces, studied a species of bacteria that are key to bovine digestion. She received a molecular biology teaching assistantship throughout her doctoral program and won two Molecular Biology Graduate Student Teaching Awards. She also won first place for her poster presentation at the Graduate Student Arts & Research Symposium.

The American Indian Program is honoring Sheila R. Nez, a human resource management major. Nez, of Prewitt, N.M., was on the National Dean's List for 2001 and carries a grade point average of 3.649. She is a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, the New Mexico State and National Society of Human Resource Management and received the Chief Manuelito Navajo Tribal Academic Scholarship.

The Center for International Programs is honoring Ramon Molina Bravo, an international senior majoring in horticulture. Bravo, of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, is a three-semester Crimson Scholar and has been on the Dean's List for the past two years. He is a member of the Alpha Zeta Honors Fraternity and speaks English, Spanish and Italian. He holds a 3.75 GPA.

For more information about this semester's outstanding seniors and graduates call the Alumni Office at (505) 646-3616.



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CUTLINE: Kelly J. Jones of Clayton, N.M., is the Outstanding Senior of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics for Spring 2002. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)



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CUTLINE: Grace Olivares Doan of Deming, N.M., is the Outstanding Senior of the College of Arts and Sciences for Spring 2002. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)





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CUTLINE: Carrie A. Campbell of Bluff City, Tenn., is the Outstanding Senior of the College of Business Administration and Economics for Spring 2002. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)



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CUTLINE: Kamrin Young of El Paso, Texas, is the Outstanding Senior of the College of Education for Spring 2002. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)



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CUTLINE: Nikki B. Barley of Hope, N.M., is the Outstanding Senior of the College of Engineering for Spring 2002. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)



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CUTLINE: Alfred Berghold of Alamogordo, N.M., is the Outstanding Senior of the College of Health and Social Services for Spring 2002. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)



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CUTLINE: Gaea McGahee of Las Cruces, is the Outstanding Master's Graduate Student for Spring 2002. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)



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CUTLINE: Johnette Browne-Silva of Las Cruces, is the Outstanding Ph.D Graduate Student for Spring 2002. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)



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CUTLINE: Sheila R. Nez of Prewitt, N.M., is the Outstanding Senior of American Indian Program for Spring 2002. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)



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CUTLINE: Ramon Molina Bravo of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, is the Outstanding Senior of the Center for International Programs for Spring 2002. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

Sarah Wheeler
May 3, 2002