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Pellegrino named NMSU President's Associates Scholar

Danielle Pellegrino, from Silver City, is one of only 14 New Mexico State University freshmen selected to receive the 2011 NMSU President's Associates Scholarship.


A photo of Danielle Pellegrino, NMSU President's Associates Scholar from Silver City.
President's Associates Scholarship recipient Danielle Pellegrino. (Submitted photo)

The President's Associates Scholarship is NMSU's most prestigious scholarship. It is awarded to outstanding high school students from New Mexico who demonstrate academic excellence, community involvement and strong leadership potential.

Pellegrino, daughter of Joe and Dana Pellegrino, graduated from Silver High School. She is involved in Pride Marching Band and enjoys playing flute and piano. She also achieved recognition as a National Merit Scholar.

The President's Associates program is now in its 33rd year and is overseen by a volunteer board of directors, which includes several NMSU alumni who also received the scholarship as students. The board helps raise the funds for the generous stipend each student receives and organizes a variety of mentoring and career development activities for the scholars.

"My fellow board members join me in congratulating Danielle on this outstanding achievement," said Denni Cheney, president of the President's Associates Board. "She joins other outstanding Silver City students who have previously received the President's Associates Scholarship, and we look forward to seeing her achieve her ambitions at NMSU and in her future career."

A portion of Pellegrino's award is funded by the Martin and Lilian Steinman PA Scholarship
Since the creation of the scholarship in 1978, it has been awarded to more than 300 students, representing every academic discipline and every community in New Mexico.