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NMSU government students receive scholarships

Two New Mexico State University government students received $250 scholarships at the first Donald Kreitzer Scholarship Awards ceremony April 19. Angie Saenz received the Law and Society Award and Sally Schwettmann received the Undergraduate Government Program Award. Both students are government majors entering their senior year at NMSU.



NMSU government students Sally Schwettmann, left, and Angie Saenz are the first recipients of the Donald Kreitzer Scholarship Awards. (NMSU photo by Meghann Dallin)

The scholarships are awarded to juniors and seniors with high academic standards and demonstrated commitment to public service. Department officials plan to award the scholarships each spring. The Law and Society Award honors students in the interdisciplinary law and society supplemental major. The Undergraduate Government Award honors government majors.

Saenz is a graduate of Andress High School in El Paso, Texas. She is a member of NMSU's Union Program Council, a group of student volunteers who sponsor activities and events on campus. She has volunteered for the Gospel Rescue Mission, La Casa Domestic Violence Shelter and Circle K Community Service Club. She also interned for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials in the summer of 1999.

Schwettmann is a graduate of Alamogordo High School. She is a member of NMSU's Pride Marching Band, Chi Omega Women's Fraternity and Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society. She participated in Model United Nations and co-chaired Greek Week 2000. She has volunteered for Keep Las Cruces Beautiful, United Way Day of Caring, Good Samaritan Village and Cottonbloom Adult Living.

The Kreitzer Scholarships are funded through an endowment made possible by NMSU alumnus Robert "Nick" Franklin and other alumni, faculty and friends of the government department. The awards are named after Donald Kreitzer, a former government faculty member who retired in 1986 after teaching government, political philosophy and law at NMSU for 25 years. During his time at NMSU he also was involved in community outreach in the area of citizen involvement.

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CUTLINE: NMSU government students Sally Schwettmann, left, and Angie Saenz are the first recipients of the Donald Kreitzer Scholarship Awards. (NMSU photo by Meghann Dallin)

Rachel Kendall
April 25, 2000