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Bishop Hired as Extension 4-H Home Economist in Lea County

LAS CRUCES -- Mary Bishop, of Shallowater, Texas, began work June 19 as the 4-H home economist in Lea County for New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.


Bishop, a member of 4-H herself since the age of 7, will coordinate educational programs for 4-H home economic projects including cooking, sewing and consumer decision making. She also will recruit and train adult volunteer 4-H leaders.

Bishop hopes to develop strong home economics youth teams. "My goal is to help children become more aware of their roles and responsibilities in society and as individuals," Bishop said.

She comes to NMSU from Texas Tech University where she was an administrative assistant in the College of Business. She graduated from Texas Tech with her bachelor's degree in family studies/human sciences. She earned minors in psychology and sociology. She also holds an associate's degree in home economics from South Plains Junior College in Levelland, Texas.

Bishop is a member of Who's Who in American Colleges, the American Home Economics Association and Phi Epsilon Omicron home economics honor society.

She plans to work toward a master's degree at NMSU.