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Emeriti professors, coach to be honored by NMSU College of Education

New Mexico State University's College of Education will honor Coach James Bradley and Roberto and Anne Gallegos with Aggie Cornerstone Awards at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.


Bradley was NMSU's head football coach from 1973-1977, with a record of 23-31-3. Prior to joining NMSU, he served the Las Cruces community as a social studies teacher at both Las Cruces and Mayfield High Schools. While the head coach at Mayfield High, he coached the football team to the first of his many state championships. After leaving NMSU, he continued to teach and became the head football coach at Roswell High School, where he led teams to two state championships. Bradley retired from teaching in 1994, but returned to coach football at Mayfield High School, leading the Trojans to four state championships.

Roberto Gallegos, known throughout the state and nationally for his important contributions to bilingual learning, is still teaching after more than 40 years in the classroom. His grant writing has yielded more than $5 million, enabling about 50 bilingual fellows to earn doctoral degrees and hundreds to earn master's degrees. He currently teaches in the Las Cruces Public Schools.

Anne Gallegos' teaching career has spanned more than 40 years, working at Las Cruces and Mayfield High Schools, TRESCO, the University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Texas at El Paso and NMSU, her alma mater. While at NMSU, she received the Roush Award for Excellence in Teaching, the El Paso Natural Gas Faculty Achievement Award and other notable honors.

The College of Education established the Aggie Cornerstone Award in 2012 to celebrate excellence in education and recognize individuals who have made a significant impact on children and families in New Mexico. Tickets for the awards dinner are $50 per person and all proceeds will go to College of Education scholarships through the award fund.

Seating for the awards dinner is limited, so those interested in attending should contact Ashley Jurado, in the College of Education Dean's Office, as soon as possible at 575-646-2498 or ajurado@nmsu.edu.