NMSU College of Business Today: June 30, 2010

June 30, 2010 by College of Business online newsletter for alumni

NMSU economics student awarded Truman Scholarship

A New Mexico State University student will receive a very competitive national scholarship. Eric Layer, an economics junior at NMSU, has been awarded the 2010 Truman Scholarship. “The scholarship was set up as memorial to President Harry Truman,” Layer said. “Its purpose is to honor and remember him.” According to the Truman Scholarship official Web site, www.truman.gov, 60 to 65 of these scholarships are awarded annually, and more than 600 applications are reviewed. Read moreVideo

NMSU crowns 2010-11 Miss Native American

A new Miss Native American New Mexico State University was crowned last month during American Indian Week. Aileen Cruz, a freshman majoring in business management is the 2010-11 Miss Native American NMSU princess. She is of the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, formerly San Juan Pueblo, located in northern New Mexico. “This has helped me overcome my shyness and discover the strength within me,” Cruz said. “It’s very surreal.” As the new princess, Cruz represents NMSU as an advocate for higher education and is a recruiter of Native American students. Read more

Peyton Yates receives honorary PhD at New Mexico State University

A total of 2,060 students at New Mexico State University’s Las Cruces campus have applied for graduation this spring. Of those, an estimated 1,400 will take part in the university’s spring 2010 commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the Pan American Center. NMSU will honor Del Archuleta, an NMSU engineering graduate and successful businessman, and Peyton Yates, a successful businessman and NMSU supporter, with honorary degrees during the ceremonies. Read more + Video

NMSU professor co-authors market research book for “Dummies”

Market research is an important tool for businesses large and small. The problem is not everyone understands how market research really works. That’s why New Mexico State University professor Michael Hyman has co-written “Marketing Research Kit for Dummies,” the latest in the popular line of “Dummies” books. “I greatly appreciated the opportunity to explain marketing research to a public beyond our undergraduate and graduate students,” Hyman said. Read more

Cream the Deans, Spring 2010

Students got to put a pie in the face of the professor or dean of their choice on Tuesday, April 6, during Delta Sigma Pi’s “Cream the Dean” event. Delta Sigma Pi is a professional business fraternity at New Mexico State University. Last year’s “Cream the Dean” event raised over $2000 for the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, according to a Delta Sigma Pi news letter. Read moreVideos

NMSU opens Payne Street extension through Arrowhead Business and Research Park

A mile-long extension of Payne Street through New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Business and Research Park is now open. The new road, and its accompanying underground utilities, will allow for the park’s continued growth and better connect it with the rest of campus. “Without this road, we couldn’t continue developing the park,” said Garrey Carruthers, dean of the NMSU College of Business and vice president for economic development. Read moreVideo

Ask the Dean

Do you have a question for Dean Carruthers? Email him at cobdean@nmsu.edu.

We’ve selected Fellows to work in our Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Program. Daniels Ethics Fellows will work to develop a certificate program in ethics targeted at state and local government officials, write case statements and case studies for use in teaching principle-based ethics, determine which NMSU classes already contain ethics elements and how to incorporate more ethics instruction, help develop additional materials for classes and conduct community outreach. Read more + Video.

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