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New Mexico State University senior receives Hubbard Scholarship

The New Mexico State University Peirce and Barbara Hubbard Scholarship for 2002 was awarded to Candace Rae Craig.



CUTLINE: Recipient of the 2002 New Mexico State University Hubbard Scholarship, Candace Rae Craig, center, and Pierce and Barbara Hubbard.


Craig, of Lordsburg, N.M., received $1,700 for tuition expenses for the spring 2003 semester and was designated a "Hubbard Scholar." The senior, who also is a Crimson Scholar, is majoring in kinesiology and dance. She graduated from Lordsburg High School in 1998.

She has served as president of New Mexico State's Dance Society and is an active member of the Kinesiology Club and Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship. Craig has taught at various dance workshops, including the university's Summer Dance Institute. She has volunteered with the La Casa Domestic Violence Center and the Salvation Army's Dress-A-Child program.

Craig is the daughter of Rachel Vargas and George Craig, also of Lordsburg.

The Hubbard Scholarship is presented each fall to a student at New Mexico State 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. It commemorates Barbara Hubbard's more than 30 years of service to New Mexico State as a teacher, mentor and role model and the Hubbards' long-time support of music opportunities for youth in Las Cruces.

Craig and the Hubbards were recognized at a reception Jan. 7, which was sponsored by the College of Education.