Scholarship golf tournament results in green for NMSU students

May 26, 2011 by Melisa P. Danho, NMSU News Center

From left to right: Prof. Tim Query, IIANM CEO Thom Turbett, Prof. Al Berryman, New Mexico Mutual CEO Norm Becker

From left, New Mexico State University professor Tim Query, Independent Insurance Agents of New Mexico CEO Thom Turbett, NMSU professor Al Berryman, New Mexico Mutual CEO Norm Becker. (courtesy photo)

A total of $20,000 in scholarship money is going to New Mexico State University students thanks to money raised at the 17th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament held by New Mexico Mutual and Independent Insurance Agents of New Mexico, earlier this month in Albuquerque.

The tournament attracts many in the insurance industry and provides an opportunity for people to exercise, socialize and raise money for a good cause. Of the money raised, $10,000 went to scholarships in NMSU’s Risk Management and Insurance Studies program, the oldest and largest program of its kind in the mountain states region.

“I think this is at least the fifth year we have received $10,000 toward risk management and insurance scholarships for our students,” said Tim Query, an NMSU finance professor who played in the tournament. “The support of IIANM and New Mexico Mutual has been very important to the growth and success of our program.”

New Mexico Mutual is the largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance in the state and also raises money through the tournament for individuals and families who have suffered from a work related accident. This year $10,000 was raised for an individual award that went to Victor Saenz, an NMSU student studying computer animation.

“It was nice to see an NMSU student receive the award,” Query said. “I’m sure his family really appreciates the financial assistance with his education.”

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