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Alspach Wins Returning Homemaker Scholarship

LAS CRUCES -- Kim Alspach was selected recently as the recipient of the Returning Homemaker Scholarship by the Doņa Ana County Extension Clubs Council.

Alspach will receive a $250 scholarship for the 1998 fall semester. Recipients must be currently enrolled in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University. The Returning Homemaker Scholarship supports homemakers who return to college.

"Kim is a perfect example of someone who is doing that," said Pamela Henry-Pollat, Doņa Ana County Extension home economist. "She worked really hard to support and nurture her family by finding employment that allowed her to stay at home with her children. Now that her children are 13 and 8, she is able to attend college while they are in school."

Alspach, a senior majoring in family, child and consumer sciences, expects to graduate in spring 1999. After graduation, she plans to study for a master's degree in marriage and family therapy.

To receive the scholarship, Alspach had to write about why she should be picked. She described how her personal life, along with her education at NMSU, made her "a productive role model in society."

Alspach was hired as an Extension Food and Nutrition Education Program educator this year. She teaches nutrition to children in Doņa Ana County.