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NMSU College of Agriculture and Home Economics students honored

Exceptional students in the College of Agriculture and Home Economics at New Mexico State University will be honored at the Sam Steel Ceremony Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. in the Music Center Recital Hall located on campus.


Each student will receive a framed certificate during the ceremony. They also will be recognized during their department's senior reception. The students were nominated by their department and selected by the College Awards Committee in November.

The Alumni Association Outstanding Senior is Roxanne Kidd, of the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM). She also is the Outstanding Student for HRTM.

Christopher Teske, Animal and Range Sciences, will be honored as the Outstanding Student in Agriculture, and the Outstanding Student in Family and Consumer Sciences is Christine Ross.

Photographs of Kidd, Ross and Teske will be displayed in the lobby of Gerald Thomas Hall throughout the spring semester.

Ashleigh Goynes will receive the Dean's Award of Leadership Excellence.

Seven students will receive the undergraduate Dean's Award of Excellence. They are: Shelda Autrey, Agricultural and Extension Education; Gwen Dominguez, Plant and Environmental Sciences; Katrina Funk, Family and Consumer Sciences; Amber Groves, Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science; Joshua Miller, Animal and Range Sciences; Neal Morgan, Agricultural Business and Agricultural Economics and Angela Zagone, HRTM.

Jennifer Simmonsen, Agricultural Business and Agricultural Economics, and Justin Waggoner, Animal and Range Sciences, will be given the graduate student Dean's Award of Excellence.

"We as a college want to honor our outstanding students. We always have excellent students who strive to succeed during their college career, and we are very proud of all our students," said Elizabeth Rios-Crabb, assistant to the dean of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics.