May 7, 2015 by Amanda Bradford, NMSU News Center
Wells Fargo has announced it will provide more than $50,000 this year to support programs at New Mexico State University that have an impact across a wide variety of disciplines.
“I am proud that Wells Fargo continues to make significant investments in our community and with NMSU,” said Ryan McGrath, vice president and business banking manager at Wells Fargo. “The diversity of our giving will empower students to seek innovative and engaging ways to grow New Mexico’s 21st century economy.”
“This is an important and ongoing partnership we’ve established with Wells Fargo,” NMSU President Garrey Carruthers said. “Their continued investment in New Mexico State University will provide opportunities for our students to make significant educational discoveries during their time here on campus, and it will continue to have an impact on our students long after they leave.”
Wells Fargo will substantially boost its support for the Red to Green Money Management Program, which offers free and confidential financial coaching to NMSU students through one-on-one sessions, presentations, social media and special events – and educates students on how to make smart choices to reach their financial goals.
“Wells Fargo’s increased contributions to New Mexico State University – particularly toward their Red to Green Money Management Program – underscores our commitment to supporting innovative learning opportunities and promoting financial literacy in our community,” said Courage Idemudia, vice president and district manager at Wells Fargo.
This year’s gifts also support Arrowhead Center’s Innoventure program for middle- and high-school students, who use science, technology, engineering and math to solve business and technology challenges, focused on a different theme each year. Marie Borchert, education specialist for the Entrepreneurship Institute at Arrowhead Center, who oversees the Innoventure program, said the annual competition gets students thinking about the ways they can contribute to the future of invention and entrepreneurship.
“Several of our winners have taken advantage of the scholarship we award to enroll at NMSU and continue exploring their entrepreneurial ideas with support of Arrowhead Center’s Studio G student business incubator,” Borchert said.
Wells Fargo will also contribute to the President’s Associates Excellence Scholarships, the most prestigious scholarship available to students at NMSU. It is awarded to entering freshmen with markedly superior academic ability. Selection is competitive and based on proven academic achievements and extracurricular activities.
Additional support will go to the NMSU College of Business, in support of its scholarship luncheon, Hall of Fame banquet and Business Advisory Council.
Wells Fargo also continues its sponsorship of the Domenici Public Policy Conference, now in its eighth year. Named for retired U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, the annual conference attracts more than 900 attendees and brings together some of the country’s top experts to thoughtfully examine and highlight important public policy matters. The conference also hosts a panel of 20 students from across New Mexico who have the opportunity to develop their skills in research, critical thinking and public speaking as they prepare to question each of the speakers.
For more information on Wells Fargo, visit www.wellsfargo.com.