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Communication Studies department head wins Bosses Day award

Anne Hubbell, communication studies department head at New Mexico State University, won the Executive of the Year award at the International Association of Administrative Professionals luncheon on Thursday at the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.

Communication Studies Department Head Anne Hubbell, left, and Christine Quay display Hubbell's 2009-2010 Executive of the Year award. Quay nominated Hubbell for the award. (photo by Darren Phillips)

Christine Quay, communication studies department secretary, nominated Hubbell for the annual award. Quay noted Hubbell's leadership and that she is a great asset to NMSU and the department.

"I think it is important for us to recognize the contribution, dedication and professionalism women provide to their organization," Quay said. "Dr. Hubbell is a wife, mother, teacher, advisor, researcher and administrator. She handles all this with finesse and always gives 110 percent."

Last week's ceremony featured Mesilla Valley Hospital CEO Margaret McCowen, who spoke on the relationships between administrators and their bosses, coworkers and subordinates.

"It was inspiring on how to be a better boss and how administrative staff can be better for their bosses," said Cheryl Beer, administrative assistant at Mesilla Valley Hospital and chair of the IAAP committee. "The talk was really good, everyone seemed to enjoy it."

This year five administrators were nominated. The IAAP committee determines who receives the award based on the nominators' description for submission.

"I'm honored and humbled by the award," Hubbell said. "It's special to me to just be nominated."