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Oregon Native Wins NMSU Outstanding Home Economics Student Award

LAS CRUCES -- Jennifer McCollum, an Oregon native and graduate of Fairfield High School in Boulder, Colo., received the Outstanding Student in Home Economics Award from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University in an Apr. 18 ceremony.


McCollum is a long-time member of the Dean's List for academic achievement and has been a Crimson Scholar since 1992. She is a member of the national honor society Golden Key and received the Dean's Award of Excellence for undergraduate students in 1995.

During her college career, McCollum has been a member of the Horticulture Forum, the Student Dietetic Association and Phi Kappa Phi. She also served as president of Pi Alpha Xi, the honor society for horticulture students.

McCollum served as a representative of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences , lobbying the state legislature for college funding. She also is a member of the NMSU choir and traveled to England in 1995 to perform with the group.

She has completed all of these accomplishments while raising three children on her own.

McCollum will graduate in December 1996 with majors in both horticulture, and human nutrition and food science. She is very interested in medicinal herbs and plans to attend medical school after graduation.