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NMSU College of Business event honors top students, alumni, donors

More than 130 New Mexico State University students will be recognized at the College of Business' annual scholarship luncheon.


There are 85 scholarship programs available at the College of Business, and for the 2011-2012 school year, 136 students have received awards.

Andrea Travis will be the student scholarship recipient speaker. Travis will graduate in May 2012 with bachelor's degrees in accounting, international business and German. After graduation, she plans to stay at NMSU to pursue her master's degree in accounting. A Crimson Scholar, Travis also is vice president of business development for the NMSU Delta Lambda Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an honorary organization for financial information students.

"Andrea is an example of the fine and capable students who populate our business college," said Garrey Carruthers, dean of the NMSU College of Business and vice president for economic development. "We're very fortunate to have donors and alumni who give back to the college and make scholarships for these exceptional students possible."

Along with honoring scholarship recipients, the luncheon also recognizes distinguished college of business alumni and donors.

The donor speaker will be Doug Compton, an attorney in Albuquerque and the husband of Nina Compton, professor emeritus of business law at NMSU. In 2007, the couple started the Nina H. Compton Honor Student Scholarship in the College of Business. The scholarship is awarded to a business student enrolled in the Honors College.

Doug Compton, who was an adjunct faculty member at NMSU in the 1980s, is the founder of Compton & Associates. He has been in private practice for more than 32 years and his areas of focus include product liability, medical malpractice, insurance defense, commercial litigation and professional liability.

The distinguished alumni speaker will be Todd Bisio, who received his bachelor's degree in business administration and financial management from NMSU in 1994. He has been the president, treasurer and member of the board for Albuquerque-based Qynergy Corporation since 2006. Qynergy is high-tech development company focused on power and energy, and radiation detection technologies for U.S. defense applications. In May, Bisio also was named chief financial officer of the Wave Wellness Network, a nonprofit organization that helps underserved people receive access to preventative health care through primary care physicians.

Bisio also is a member of the Rio Grande Office Leadership Council for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Bisio was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006 and has made a commitment to serve other people in the community who are living with the condition.

The NMSU College of Business scholarship luncheon is set for Oct. 28 at the Corbett Center. For more information, contact Andrea Tawney at 575-646-4917 or atawney@ad.nmsu.edu.