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More than 1,200 graduates expected for commencement

More than 1,200 graduating students are expected to attend New Mexico State University's main campus commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 11.


es of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics, the College of Business Administration and Economics, and the College of Education will participate in a ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Pan American Center. Nancy Archuleta of Huntsville, Ala., chief executive officer and chairman of the board of MEVATEC Corp., will receive an honorary doctorate during the morning program.

Graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and the College of Health and Social Services will participate in a ceremony that begins at 2 p.m., also at the Pan
Am Center. Bob Asprey, a founder and chief technology officer of 2C Computing, and Jo Raabe-Asprey, owner of Adventure Aviation in Las Cruces, will receive honorary doctorates during the afternoon program.

Tickets are not required. The Pan Am Center will open an hour before each ceremony.

Including branch campus graduates, more than 1,850 New Mexico State University students are candidates for degrees as the spring semester ends.

The university's Dona Ana Branch Community College will hold its commencement at 7 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the Pan Am Center. Bill Richardson, former U.S. secretary of energy and ambassador to the United Nations, will be the keynote speaker. Eligible to receive degrees are 273 graduates.

Other commencement-related activities include the following:

- Nursing Recognition Ceremony, East/Middle Ballroom, Corbett Center Student Union, 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 10.

- Sam Steel Induction Ceremony, College of Agriculture and Home Economics, Music Recital Hall, 4 p.m. Friday, May 10.

- Induction Ceremony for Sociedad de Ingenieros, College of Engineering, Corbett Center Auditorium, 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 10.

- Army ROTC Commissioning, Kent Hall, 6 p.m. Friday, May 10.

- Air Force ROTC Commissioning, Corbett Center Auditorium, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11.

Karl Hill
May 8, 2002