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Everetts to be honored at NMSU commencement

George Carl Everett Jr. and Andrea Carter Everett will receive honorary doctorates at New Mexico State University's fall commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

George Carl Everett Jr. and Andrea Carter Everett will receive honorary doctorates at New Mexico State University's fall commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 10. (Courtesy Photo)

The Everetts are being honored for their distinguished careers and for their many contributions to New Mexico State University.

The commencement ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. in the football stadium. Commencement ceremonies have been moved from the Pan American Center to Aggie Memorial Stadium due to construction. Commencement guests will sit on the west side of the stadium. Gates will open at noon and the ceremony is expected to last two hours. Tickets are not required.

More than 1,500 students are candidates for degrees.

George Everett earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from NMSU in 1973. Upon graduation, he held various sales, marketing and customer support positions with Motorola Semiconductor Products Group in Phoenix, Ariz. In 1978, he began a 20-year career with Intel Corp., where he helped lead Intel's strategic marketing, including North American and worldwide sales. He also served as senior vice president and general manager of the organization's Microprocessor Products Group and Desktop Products Group. In these capacities, he oversaw the marketing and introduction of Intel's Pentium processor and P6 technology.

In 1998, Mr. Everett joined Dell Computers as senior vice president of the Personal Systems Group. In that role, he was responsible for worldwide development and marketing of Dell's OptiPlex and Dimension desktop computers and Precision Workstation products. He is currently a partner at Accel Partners, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm in Palo Alto, Calif., where he helps outstanding entrepreneurs build category defining companies. Mr. Everett received the NMSU Distinguished Alumni Award in 1992 and in 1997 he was inducted into the university's College of Business Hall of Fame.

Andrea Everett graduated from NMSU in 1973 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a minor in early childhood education. She took her first teaching position in Las Cruces at Bradley Elementary School. In 1974, she and George married and moved to Mesa, Ariz., where she was first hired as a pre-kindergarten teacher and later served as a preschool director.

Mrs. Everett left teaching to raise three children, but remained involved in education. When her youngest started kindergarten, she became a certified childbirth educator, teaching prepared childbirth classes through Kaiser and Mercy San Juan hospitals in the Sacramento, Calif., area. She has also volunteered hundreds of hours to schools and youth organizations in the communities in which she has lived.