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New Mexico State University student awarded Hubbard Scholarship

The New Mexico State University Peirce and Barbara Hubbard Scholarship for 2001 was awarded to New Mexico State student Christopher Pope at an awards ceremony on Dec. 7.


ceived $1,500 for tuition expenses for the Spring 2002 semester and was designated as a "Hubbard Scholar." Also a Crimson Scholar, Pope is a senior with a triple major in business computer systems, journalism and Spanish. He graduated in 1997 from Silver High School in Silver City.

Pope is the treasurer of the New Mexico State University chapter of Habitat for Humanity and is helping to develop the plan to construct a house built solely by university faculty, staff and students. He has been involved in campus and community service by volunteering as a reading tutor for Las Cruces Public Schools and working with New Mexico State's Student Support Services Program to tutor university students. This month Pope was selected as the Student Support Services' "Outstanding Tutor" of the year.

The Hubbard Scholarship is presented each fall to a New Mexico State student who exemplifies Barbara Hubbard's dedication, leadership and commitment toward service to the university and the Las Cruces Community. The endowment for the award was established by students, staff, faculty and friends of Peirce and Barbara Hubbard in commemoration of Barbara's more than 30 years of service to New Mexico State University as a teacher, mentor and role model. The scholarship also commemorates the Hubbards' long-time support of music opportunities for Las Cruces' youth.