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NMSU to benefit from six-figure Intel donation

A $470,529 check presented by Intel officials to New Mexico State University Sept. 30 will help the university's College of Engineering, College of Education and Dona Ana campus.

Intel presents check to NMSU. Pictured from left to right are Patricia Sullivan, Assistant Dean, College of Engineering; Rebecca Sellars, Director, NMSU Corporation and Foundation Relations; Pat Conn, Assistant Dean, College of Education; Margie Huerta, Campus Executive Officer, NMSU-Dona Ana; James Reed, New Mexico/Texas Education Manager, Intel; Michael Martin, NMSU President; Jacob Dominguez, College Strategic Programs Manager, Intel; Steven Castillo, Dean, College of Engineering (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

"Intel New Mexico is working with our state's community colleges and universities to encourage students to enter technical careers," said James Reed, New Mexico/Texas Education Manager for Intel. "We stress that the money should be used for math education, which opens the door to science and engineering technology careers. Students at the community college level are continuing to enter technical careers. Our scholarship donations will lead to education for these students which will lead to employment in technology."

Jacob Dominguez, Intel's college strategic programs manager, is an alumnus of NMSU. He said his company needs to invest to help NMSU develop.

The College of Engineering will receive $404,529 from the check. Of that amount, $185,500 will be used for outreach programs, $116,529 for equipment and $99,500 for scholarships.

"We will work hard to produce the types of people Intel needs in their corporation," Steven Castillo, dean of the NMSU College of Engineering, said.

NMSU-Dona Ana will receive $50,000 from the check.

"Intel has donated lots of time and money to NMSU-Dona Ana," said campus executive officer Margie Huerta. "It's a company that hires and provides great mentors for students."

The College of Education will receive $16,000. The money will be used for its southern New Mexico Science, Engineering, Math and Aerospace Academy.

NMSU President Michael Martin thanked Intel for "making a real difference." He added that the money will be well invested to create new jobs and opportunities