El Paso Electric supports several NMSU programs

January 13, 2014 by Julie M. Hughes, NMSU News Center

Editor’s Note: There will be a check presentation at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the Memorial Tower Conference Room, College of Health and Social Services Room 319. NMSU President Garrey Carruthers will be present for the presentation.

El Paso Electric has announced that it will provide more than $50,000 to various programs at New Mexico State University this year.

“El Paso Electric is always impressed with the programs that New Mexico State University offers to their students and this community,” said Rico Gonzales, director of New Mexico External Affairs. “We are proud to be able to support such a wide variety of initiatives.”

The gift includes $15,000 for the Domenici Public Policy Conference, $2,000 for an annual contribution to the Business Advisory Council, $3,000 for an annual sponsorship for the Center for Public Utilities and $2,500 to support the College of Business Hall of Fame dinner.

The gift also includes support for programs in the colleges of Health and Social Services, Engineering and Agriculture, Environmental and Consumer Sciences. There will be $4,000 for an Energy Efficiency Program in the Colonias; $4,000 for the School of Social Work’s 2014 Workforce Development Summit; $2,000 for the Volt Slide Rule Golf Classic; $5,000 for the New Mexico Boosting Engineering, Science & Technology program; $2,000 for the Dubois Rodeo Award; and $1,500 for the National Agri-Marketing Association Golf Tournament.

Finally, El Paso Electric will sponsor the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Space Flight at $7,500 and NMSU’s Doña Ana Community College 40th Anniversary Golf Tournament at $1,575.

“El Paso Electric has been a fantastic corporate partner for many years,” said NMSU President Garrey Carruthers. “They are a comprehensive contributor and help make many of our important programs a reality.”

Since 1985, El Paso Electric has awarded more than $1.5 million to NMSU.

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