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Guadalupe Dominguez-Flores to receive NMSU's Crouch Award

Guadalupe "Lupe" Dominguez-Flores, an administrative secretary in the Office of University Advancement at New Mexico State University, has been selected to receive the Ralph B. Crouch Memorial Award.

NMSU President Michael Martin will present the award to Dominguez-Flores at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in the New Mexico Room located in Corbett Center on the NMSU main campus.

Dominguez-Flores was nominated by Felicia Y. McCracken, director of Presidential Events at NMSU, who described Dominguez-Flores as "outstanding" and "humble."

"Lupe's loyalty to the land-grant mission of service and outreach, commitment to going beyond expectations and natural talent for bringing others together will serve as testaments to her worthiness of receiving this prestigious award," McCracken said.

Dominguez-Flores began working at NMSU in 1977 and has worked at various places on campus since.

Dominguez-Flores also has been involved in the American Indian Program at NMSU. Among her contributions are collecting donations during American Indian Week and encouraging community members to support the local organization Indigenous Nations for Community Action (INCA).

"Most people who know Lupe understand linking people and resources at this university is not a mere passion for her, but a continuing mission for almost 30 years," McCracken said.

Ralph B. Crouch was former head of NMSU's mathematics department and former associate dean of the graduate school. The award is given each year to a current or living former NMSU employee who has made an outstanding contribution to the university community.