Outstanding Graduate Awards

Spring 2021 Outstanding Graduates

The Outstanding Graduate Awards, the NMSU Alumni Association’s highest honor for a student, recognize graduates from each academic college, as well as a master’s and a doctoral student from the Graduate School.

Honorees are selected by the Deans and selection committees within their respective colleges and recognized for their exceptional academic achievements; active participation in activities that illustrate leadership skills; and extracurricular commitment to the university and the community through volunteerism.

The NMSU Alumni Association hosts the Outstanding Graduate Awards Celebration every semester on the Friday before commencement and presents the award to each recipient in the presence of their family and friends. All are welcome! This spring, we will celebrate the honorees with a virtual ceremony on May 14, 2021 at 1 PM MDT, highlighting their achievements and celebrating their successes at NMSU. Please look for the recorded video on the @NMSUAlumFriends social media pages, as well as on this page, following the ceremony. If you would like to register to attend the virtual celebration, email alumni@nmsufoundation.org.

To view their individual bio and press release, click on an image of the Outstanding Graduate.

Spring 2021 Outstanding Graduates

Chali Simpson

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Zaira Martin

College of Arts and Sciences

Mariana De la Rosa Zapata

College of Business

Aimee Ryan

College of Education

Jessie Linder

College of Engineering

Dexter Zapien

College of Health and Social Services

Marianna Corkill

Graduate School, Master's

Jackie Beth Shilcutt

Graduate School, PhD