Outstanding Graduate Awards

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 the 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.

Deadline to submit selections for Spring 2021 is March 26, 2021.

Typically, the NMSU Alumni Association hosts the Outstanding Graduate Awards Luncheon every semester the Friday before commencement and presents the award to each recipient in the presence of their family and friends. All are usually welcome! This spring, we will celebrate the honorees with a video highlighting their achievements and celebrating their successes at NMSU. Please look for the video on the @NMSUAlumFriends social media pages, as well as on this page, before May 14, 2021.

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

Fall 2020 Outstanding Graduates

Alyssa Adams, ACES

Amberly Cotton, Education

Amalia Zeitlin, Graduate School - MA, Music

Chad Johnson, AS

Lucas Rivera, Engineering

Connie Maxwell, Graduate School - PhD, Water Science and Management

Angel Salcido, Business

Marcos Walters, HSS