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Assistant dean of NMSU's education college receives Friend of the Young Child Award

Pat Conn, assistant dean of New Mexico State University's College of Education, received the 2006 Friend of the Young Child award for her dedication, commitment and advocacy for Myrna's Children's Village at NMSU and early childhood education.



Pat Conn, assistant dean of New Mexico State University's College of Education, is the recipient of the 2006 Friend of the Young Child Award.

"She received the award because of her persistence in growing the village and her dedication to high-quality education for young children and their families," said Nancy Baptiste, director of the village and coordinator of the early childhood program at NMSU.

Conn said the award honors the passion she has as an advocate of early childhood education.
Conn received the award from the Children's Village in April as part of the village's Family Interaction Day. Families of children who attend the village were invited to join in a day full of various activities with their children.