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NMSU Alumni Association recognizes Dona Ana Community College graduates

Five Dona Ana Community College graduates were recognized during commencement May 12 by New Mexico State University's Alumni Association for their outstanding scholarship, leadership, ability and participation in university and community activities.


lth and Public Services Department honored Linda Cooper, a nursing major. Cooper, of Hackensack, N.J., has a 3.94 grade point average and is a Crimson Scholar and on the dean's list. She has received the Wolsloger Scholarship, served as the vice president of Phi Theta Kappa and on the March of Dimes advisory board.

The Business and Information Systems Department honored Diana M. Nevarez, a computer technology in networking and programming major. Nevarez, of Las Cruces, has a 3.7 grade point average and is a Crimson Scholar and on the dean's list. She has received the CREST Scholarship and is the co-owner of Jack-N-Boys Construction.

The Technical Studies Department honored Crystal Davis, a pre-architecture major. Davis, of Las Cruces, has a 3.2 grade point average and is president of the community college's American Institute of Architecture Students.

The White Sands Education Center honored Glen Gattis, a computer technology major. Gattis, of El Paso, has a 4.0 grade point average and works for Madison Research Corp., a Department of Defense contractor at the White Sands Missile Range. He received the 2005 Army Excellence in Education Award and the Raytheon Employee of the Quarter Award.

The General Studies Department honored Joseph Heredia, who graduated with an Associate of Arts. Heredia, of Las Cruces, has a 3.1 grade point average and has won the Congressional District of Arts Award. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and is the president of the Las Cruces Deaf Association.


Bianca L. Granado
May 15 2006