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NMSU-Alamogordo will honor Spring 2010 Outstanding Seniors

For their outstanding academic performance, leadership, scholarship and participation in university and community activities, the New Mexico State University Alumni Association will honor the NMSU-Alamogordo Outstanding Seniors for Spring 2010.


An outstanding senior was chosen for each of NMSU-Alamogordo's three divisions. A luncheon will be held for the recipients Wednesday, April 28, at Memories Restaurant in Alamogordo.

The Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Division will honor Falko Schoeneweiss of Alamogordo, who will receive an Associate of Arts degree. Shoeneweiss has a 3.78 GPA, is a Crimson Scholar and is on the dean's list. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the Social Science Club, the National Student Nurse Association and the First Alternative All-New Mexico All U.S.A. Academic Team. He is a volunteer at the Counseling Center, a volunteer firefighter and received the Firefighter of the Year Award in 2008.

The Mathematics, Sciences, Business and Technologies Division will honor Melissa Quartermaine of Alamogordo, who will receive an associate's degree in nursing. Quartermaine has a 3.58 GPA, is a Crimson Scholar and is on the dean's list. She is a member of the Alpha Nu Beta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, in which she has served as president and vice president. She is on the All U.S.A. Academic Team and has participated with the Student National Educators Association. She has also participated in community activities such as Community Earth Day in Alamogordo and the Take Back the Night Rally. She has also held a work-study position with the Department of Veteran Services, in which she performed various secretarial duties and assisted veterans in submitting forms for state and federal benefits.

The Professional Occupations, Technologies and Fine Arts Division will honor Patricia Salinas of Alamogordo, who will receive an associate's degree in graphic design. Salinas has a 3.97 GPA and is a Crimson Scholar. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the TEACH Act Task Force. She won the 2009 Best of Show award for her multimedia drawing, "Mane Tree," at Studio 54@70 in Tularosa. She was the collaborator for the NMSU-Alamogordo art student mural design and painting for the Gerald Champion Medical Center Pediatrics Ward and designed a promotional poster for the Flickinger Center for Promotional Arts in 2007.

For more information contact the NMSU Alumni Association at (575) 646-3616.