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New Mexico State students receive Donald Krietzer awards

New Mexico State University students Jennifer L. Foss and Elizabeth Driggers are the recipients of the Donald Krietzer Scholarships presented by the Department of Government.


wo $250 scholarships are awarded to juniors or seniors majoring in government or law and society. Recipients must have a grade point average of at least 3.25 and have demonstrated a record of commitment to public service.

Jennifer L. Foss received the Donald Krietzer Government Scholarship. Foss volunteers at the local battered women's shelter, La Casa, and at El Caldito, a soup kitchen.

Elizabeth Driggers received the Donald Krietzer Law and Society Scholarship. Driggers volunteers at La Casa, the Salvation Army and Unidad Park.

The awards were established during the university's centennial celebration in 1989 as an endowment for the study of politics. The endowment was renamed the Donald Krietzer Endowed Fund for the Study of Politics in honor of retired professor Donald Krietzer in 1998. The first scholarship was awarded in spring of 2000.

Sarah Wheeler
May 7, 2002