LC Bulletin: Expanding on campus and into the community

December 27, 2013. Retrieved online January 6, 2014 from LC Bulletin Staff, Las Cruces Bulletin

Business college adds third building, focuses on tech transfer

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On April 12, New Mexico State University College of Business Dean Garrey Carruthers, acting President Manuel Pacheco, retired U.S. Sen. Pete V. Domenici, NMSU regent chair Michael Cheney and Mayor Ken Miyagishima formed a shovel brigade outside the former Hershel Zohn Theater, which is being renovated and expanded to become the business school’s new Pete V. Domenici Hall. (photo by Darren Phillips)

On April 12, New Mexico State University College of Business Dean Garrey Carruthers, acting President Manuel Pacheco, retired U.S. Sen. Pete V. Domenici, NMSU regent chair Michael Cheney and Mayor Ken Miyagishima formed a shovel brigade outside the former Hershel Zohn Theater, which is being renovated and expanded to become the business school’s new Pete V. Domenici Hall. (photo by Darren Phillips)

In 2013, the New Mexico State University College of Business garnered national recognition, began construction of the $15 million Pete V. Domenici Hall and lost its dean to a good cause.

In April, Carruthers participated in a ground breaking ceremony marking the start of construction of the Pete V. Domenici Hall, which will be home to NMSU’s Domenici Institute for Public Policy, portions of the Arrowhead Center, which specializes in economic development, and will be the third building for the NMSU College of Business.

Funding for Domenici Hall comes from a federal, state and private money. The building’s auditorium will be funded through a contribution from the PY Foundation, led by Peyton Yates. Additional private support came from a $1 million donation by Stan Fulton.

Business executive and New Mexico State University alumnus Bill Sheriff and his wife, Sharon, in October gave a $1.1 million gift to the College of Business to establish an endowed chair in entrepreneurship and a scholarship for business students.

In September, Arrowhead Center was awarded a federal grant to support and expand its commercialization efforts in New Mexico.

NMSU in October sponsored its first StartUp weekend competition for aspiring entrepreneurs. In November the college was listed as one of Princeton Review’s leading business colleges.


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