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Jane Boykin to receive New Mexico State's Crouch Award

Jane Boykin, the health sciences department secretary at New Mexico State University, has been selected to receive the Ralph B. Crouch Memorial Award.



Jane Boykin, the health sciences department secretary at New Mexico State University, has been selected to receive the Ralph B. Crouch Memorial Award. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

will receive the $2,000 award from President Michael Martin at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in the New Mexico Room of Corbett Center Student Union.



Nominated by Steve Arnold, head of the Department of Health Sciences, Boykin is lauded as an example for other departmental secretaries.

"Boykin is the most responsible, self-motivated, reliable, dedicated and dependable employee that I have ever observed," Arnold said. "Her work is often used as a model by the college for other departments, and the dean's staff often refers new staff to Boykin for guidance and training."

Boykin has been employed at NMSU for 21 of the past 39 years. She has worked in the College of Agriculture and Home Economics, the Office of the Registrar, the Cooperative Extension Office and the Office of Financial Aid. She has worked in the Department of Health Sciences for seven years.

Faculty in the department also enjoy working with Boykin.

"I have been impressed with her understanding of people's needs and with her willingness to meet them. She works well independently, as well as with faculty," said Delfi Mondragon, a professor of public health.

The award is named in honor of Ralph B. Crouch, a former head of the university's mathematics department and former associate dean of the graduate school. It is given each year to a current or living former New Mexico State employee who has made an outstanding contribution to the university community.