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Rosencrans Hired as NMSU Assistant Professor in Ag Education

LAS CRUCES -- Carlos Rosencrans Jr. began work Aug. 5 as an assistant professor for New Mexico State University's agricultural and Extension education department.


Rosencrans, a Chaparral native, will teach undergraduate classes in agricultural mechanics, welding, small gas engines, drafting and surveying. He also will teach graduate-level classes in curriculum and instruction for students entering the teaching field.

He holds a doctorate in agricultural and Extension education from Iowa State University, and master's and bachelor's degrees from NMSU in the same field.

Rosencrans is no stranger to NMSU. Most recently, he served as an economic development specialist in Albuquerque with the Cooperative Extension Service. Prior to that, he was the Extension agriculture agent in Bernalillo County. He also has worked as a farm manager at a secondary agricultural school in North Yemen through the U.S. Aid international project.

Rosencrans is a member of Gamma Sigma Delta agricultural honor society. During his studies at Iowa State, he received the Teaching Excellence Award for graduate assistants.

"What really made this job possible for me was the New Mexico Minority Doctoral Assistantship Program," Rosencrans said.

The program, administered by the Commission on Higher Education, makes loans to minority students who are pursuing doctoral degrees outside New Mexico. To repay the loan, the students are required to return to New Mexico for employment after they graduate.