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Espinoza to receive Roberts Memorial Staff Award

J. Victor Espinoza, a photographer at New Mexico State University, has been selected to receive the Stephen W. and Robert E. Roberts Memorial Staff Award.


a will be presented a plaque and the $750 award at a ceremony at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Corbett Center Student Union Colfax Room. The presentation is open to the public.

The Roberts Memorial Staff Award is presented annually to a staff member who has made a contribution to university life and demonstrated dedication and outstanding service to the community as a responsible citizen.

Espinoza travels across New Mexico, taking photos for NMSU news, publications and educational projects. His work has been used in newspapers across the country. NMSU faculty and staff across the state know they can count on Espinoza.

The Roberts Award was established in 1983 in memory of Stephen W. and Robert E. Roberts, sons of former university Assistant Vice President for Business Affairs George W. Roberts and his wife, Bernice. The award is made possible through donations of the Roberts family and friends.

Stephen, a 1974 NMSU graduate and Robert, an NMSU student, were killed in an automobile accident in 1978.

Julie M. Hughes
Feb. 3, 2006