1988 Centennial: 100 Outstanding Alumni

NMSU’s Outstanding Centennial Alumni

In honor of the New Mexico State University’s Centennial anniversary celebration in 1988, each college selected 100 outstanding alumni for recognition. The College of Business honored its 100 Centennial Outstanding alumni at recognition and awards ceremonies on October 28-29, 1988, as well as sponsoring other events.

On Friday, October 28, a recognition ceremony was held for outstanding alumni of the years 1923-1950, followed by a luncheon at the Holiday Inn de Las Cruces. That afternoon, alumni from the classes of 1951 to the present were recognized and a tennis scramble and nine-hole golf scramble were sponsored. That evening a Centennial gala honored the outstanding alumni, their families and friends at the Holiday Inn.

On October 29, Homecoming Saturday, a public reception was held in the Business Complex Plaza, along with the unveiling of The Traders statue by artist and NMSU alumnus Duke Sundt. The Business Complex Plaza is now known as The Traders Plaza.

College of Business Outstanding Centennial Alumni

  • Carl R. Allen
  • Solomon G. Alvarez
  • Phelps Anderson
  • Leo E. Armijo
  • Victor E. Arnold
  • Hugh F. Barham
  • Donald A. Beasley
  • Richard A. Boss
  • J. Paul Boushelle
  • J.W. Bowman
  • John E. Brembeck
  • Maxel L. Bright
  • John M. Byrne
  • James Donald Caviness
  • Michael R. Cervin
  • Michael P. Clute
  • Everett Crawford
  • James R. Crouch
  • Verna H. Danner
  • Thomas W. Dickson
  • Gary G. DuBrock
  • C.B. “Pete” Edmonds
  • Ronald H. Eubank
  • George A. Ferguson
  • Wilber L. Fite
  • Scott K. Fowler
  • James W. Francis
  • Newell W. Freeman
  • J.C. Galbraith, Jr.
  • Harold B. Gates
  • Henry O. George
  • Thomas J. Graham
  • Miguel “Mike” Grijalva
  • Ben H. Haines, Jr.
  • Arthur R. Hall
  • Robert D. Hamblet
  • Alonzo E. Hatch
  • Robert E. Haynes
  • Larry D. Higgins
  • Jethro L. Hills
  • Dorothy Pobar Hines
  • P. Maurice Hobson
  • Ben A. Holstein
  • Robert O. Johnson
  • J. Philip Kaltenbach
  • Ralph Karlsruher
  • Calvin L. Kittleson
  • Kenneth A. Kleypas
  • John A. Knorr
  • Raymond L. Kysar
  • Stephen G. Loman
  • James L. Long
  • Clark L. Loomis
  • Edward L. Lujan
  • Sharon L. Lyster
  • Michael J. Maloof
  • Roy L. McKay
  • Carol McKeag
  • Billy McKibben
  • J. Cloyd Miller
  • Siegfried G. Montano, Jr.
  • Isaac D. Montoya
  • G. Terry Moss
  • Hugh A. Newman
  • Kenneth L. Newton
  • Frank J. Ortiz
  • John Papen III
  • James R. Patton
  • Laura Mathers Conniff
  • Michael G. Paulowsky
  • John S. Pena
  • Florencio Larry Ramirez
  • Mark E. Reames
  • Richard W. Reese
  • Lewis W. Richardson
  • Donald W. Rigney
  • Bruce D. Ritter
  • C. W. “Buddy” Ritter
  • James J. Rogers
  • Wilfred Schumacher
  • W. R. “Randy” Shipp
  • Jane Lusk Shore
  • Fred A. Shuey
  • Catarino B. Smith
  • Ruben A. Smith
  • Robert D. Socolofsky
  • Ronald J. Solimon
  • Dan Sosa, Jr.
  • Bonnie Stanage
  • Adolpho R. Telles
  • Larry Z. Truax
  • Ted Van Soelen
  • Lloyd M. Varenkamp
  • Wesley L. Walker
  • David H. Wiggs, Sr.
  • Hugh E. Williams
  • Henry M. Willis
  • William C. Wunsch
  • Browning Yelvington