Feb. 5, 2004 by Jeany Llorente NMSU News Center
For at least 10 years, New Mexico State University and General Motors have enjoyed a relationship that officials hope will continue to grow.
“We feel real strongly about our relationship with NMSU and we look forward in continuing and growing it in lots of different ways,” said Grace Lieblein, executive director of GM engineering and NMSU’s GM campus executive, during a check presentation recently.
New Mexico State received a $225,000 gift from General Motors, the world’s largest vehicle manufacturer, that will benefit the university’s College of Engineering, the College of Business Administration and Economics, the Office of Placement and Career Services and the Special Projects Fund.
The gift will be made in three installments of $75,000 each. It will be used for scholarship assistance and general operating support, as well as to support minority student organizations, summer programs, the Mini Baja project, recruitment and retention efforts, capstone design projects and the development of a new program in the business college.
“We’ve had great success recruiting from here,” Lieblein said. “And the administration and faculty are a joy to work with.”
In the next three years, the engineering college will receive $199,200, the business college will receive $9,000, the Office of Placement and Career Services will receive $6,000 and the Special Projects Fund will receive $10,800.
“We are very fortunate to have a company like GM supporting our university,” said Joe Creed, assistant dean of engineering at NMSU. “Many of our graduates have gone on to careers with General Motors, so it is a relationship that is of benefit to GM as well as NMSU.”