Aggies' recipes in hot demand for cookbook
|Alumni on the Go|
|by Debbie Widger, '81, '93|
|Alumni Relations Director|
|NMSU Alumni Association|
|MSC 3AS, P.O. Box 30001|
|Las Cruces, NM 88003|
Homecoming '98 has tentatively been set for Oct. 29, 30 and 31, 1998. We will have a definite date by January.
Not long ago, I received an e-mail from an alumnus no longer in the Mesilla Valley. While he didn't have a recipe, he is certainly interested in the Centennial Cookbook.
To make this cookbook a success, we need your favorite chile recipe. Recipes may be mailed or sent by e-mail to the Alumni Association at the addresses above.
Plans are coming together for our 100th anniversary celebration on May 23, 1998. You won't want to miss the biggest alumni celebration in years.
Our membership letter to 45,000 Aggies in July brought in 2,271 active members for fiscal year 1997-98. Our life members total 362, giving us an active Alumni Association membership of 2,633.
If you have not yet joined, you are missing a lot. Please renew/join today.
The alumni directory is complete and has been mailed. A few people are listed in the alumni database but not in the directory. I am working with Harris Publishing to find out why they were missed. I apologize for any omissions. Some Aggies, however, chose not to be included for personal reasons.
I was surprised by the number of e-mail addresses in the directory and admit it took me a while to find them. If you are wondering where they are listed, check the directory's last few pages.
To all the purchasers, thank you for your patience. It was a long project. If you notice an error in your copy or forgot to purchase a directory, call Earlene Woods at Harris Publishing, 1-800-286-9628, or Customer Service, 1-800-877-6554.
Washington, D.C. area
Aggies in the D.C. area got together recently at the home of Brad Cates, '72, in Chantilly, Va. Once again the Aggie chefs outdid themselves! The burritos were even better than last time. According to Kent McIntosh's records, 127 hungry, thirsty Aggies signed in for the feast. Aggies of all ages and class years were present for the fun. NMSU President William Conroy brought everyone a can of Fabian Garcia's special green chile. What a hit! I bet we get invited back (as long as we bring chile).
My thanks to the organizers, Kent and Eve McIntosh, and the willing workers otherwise known as the Washington Gang. These people contribute time and talent to make the 3Bs a great party: Gregory and Denise Benedict, Thomas and Lee Ann Calhoun, James and Bettie Fritz, Mariah Garvey, Bonnie Goff, Nichole Gurule, Pat and Pattie Hogeboom, Arthur and Dianna Hurtado, Karen (Goff) and Joe Kelliher, Michael Kozeliski, Rashalee Levine, Charles and Rashidah Martin, Marcos and Carolina Montes, John and Linda Pummell, Kimberly Sais, DeAnza Valencia, Tom and Pam Williams, Duane and Paula Wilson and their children Tirian and Linea. Brad, thank you for the hospitality.
Not only do these alumni work hard, they are quite frugal. After all the purchases, they sent $430 to the Alumni Association for the scholarship fund.
Other members of the NMSU family who made the trip were Mrs. Conroy, Marcia Muller, vice president for University Advancement, and her husband Mike.
Our next BBB will be in the fall of 1999.
The NMSU Pioneers - retirees and employees with 20-plus years of service - held a picnic at the Fabian Garcia Agricultural Science Center (Horticulture Farm).
John Chappell cooked up some awfully good burgers topped with Mesilla Valley green chile. Other Pioneers brought favorite picnic dishes and enjoyed a hot afternoon in September.
Bill Glenn, director of community education at the NMSU Dona Ana Branch Community College, spoke about the programs the college offers.
Parents Weekend, Oct. 3-5, 1997
Parents Weekend 1997 was sponsored by the Associated Students of NMSU. The Alumni Association co-sponsored a barbecue for parents and students. This year's attendance was our largest. Candice Sitzer, a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences, chaired the event.
The Alumni Association is in the process of chartering an auxiliary organization, the Aggie Parents, Families & Friends Association. A number of parents signed up at the barbecue.
If you have a student at NMSU and want to join this group, please contact the Alumni Office.
The Aggies played more away football games than home games this year. The Aggie Sports Association, Alumni Association, and colleges of agriculture and home economics, business administration and economics, and engineering sponsored tailgate parties in Phoenix, Albuquerque and El Paso. The attendance was good; everyone loves a party.
The Las Cruces Sun-News runs a weekend chef column each week. The Oct. 3 column featured members of the Alumni Association and their favorite tailgate dishes.
My thanks to the cooks: Schuyler Armijo, '79, Barbara Harrison, '84, Anna Chieffo, '91, Yolanda Alexander, '73, Patty Elis, '82, and Eula Fern Thompson, '64, '82. What wonderful cooks these ladies are. I hope to get permission to include their recipes in the Centennial Cookbook. This is another reason you need one more cookbook.
Do you remember Jack?
Alumnus Jack Halliburton organized a campus badminton team in 1942. He passed through Las Cruces in October and stopped at the Alumni Office. Jack wonders if members of the team remember him. If you do, heĠd love to hear from you. Notes may be sent to Jack, care of the Alumni Association.
So you're having a barbecue with fellow Aggies and someone asks, "Why don't we start a chapter?" It's easy, and the Alumni Office is here to help. We provide assistance in event promotion, volunteer training, financial reporting and record keeping.
ASNMSU Past Presidents
While at the 3Bs, Brad Cates, '72, and Michael Kozeliski, '96, past ASNMSU presidents, were talking about "hot issues" of their presidencies, and a wonderful idea came from their conversation. Brad and Michael would like other past ASNMSU presidents to send to the Alumni Office summaries of the "hot issues" of their terms, plus the names of their cabinet members. These pieces of history will be included in the Alumni Association's 100th anniversary celebration.
Aggie Alumni Homepage
Check out the Alumni Association's homepage at www.nmsu.edu/~alumni
Bill Cantrell, '67, was especially proud to receive this year's James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service at Homecoming because he studied under Cole.
"James Cole was a cotton farmer who taught one class here, agricultural economics 100. He also assisted President Corbett," Cantrell recalled.
Cantrell came to NMSU at age 30 in 1964, and Cole was one of his professors his first semester.
"I remember that he was so supportive of this person who was coming back to school and was as old as some of the professors. The first test of the semester was in his class, and I made the best grade. He stopped class to congratulate me on how well I'd done."
Cole was always interested in what his students were doing and his door was always open, Cantrell said. As a student, Cantrell also was impressed that Cole was a "real-live producer teaching about agricultural economics. Today I appreciate that more than I did then."
Cantrell received his bachelor's degree in agricultural economics. He is an independent banking consultant and real estate appraiser in Clayton.
|Bill Cantrell, '76, chats with NMSU Foundation board member Linda Davis of the CS Ranch, at a barbecue at his home in Clayton, N.M., sponsored by the NMSU Alumni Association. Seventy-four alumni from northeastern New Mexico converged for the July event.|
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