ACES International Distinguished Alumni

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES), New Mexico State University's International Distinguished Alumni Award honors ACES graduates who have accomplished outstanding achievements in their respective ventures and bring recognition and distinction to the college. By honoring the accomplishments of our alumni, we also recognize the achievements of our college and thus enhance the pride of our alumni, students, faculty and staff. This award also establishes substantial verification of a standard of excellence achieved by the college for the citizens of New Mexico and the nation to witness. The ACES International Distinguished Alumni Award is made once a year. This award will carry a certificate, a plaque and special recognition at the annual Homecoming Event or Awards ceremony.

The following criteria and procedures will be used in selecting the awardees.

  • Have attended New Mexico State University as a student in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.
  • Be distinguished in one's own profession, business or other worthy endeavors, and have received recognition from contemporaries.
  • Be a person of such integrity, stature, and demonstrated ability that the faculty, students, staff and alumni of the college will take pride in and be inspired by the recognition.
  • Have demonstrated community service through volunteerism and leadership abilities.
  • While not mandatory criteria, the nominee's contributions to the advancement of NMSU and service to the College of ACES will be considered.
  • Persons employed by New Mexico State University, currently serving as a member of the NMSU Board of Regents, or persons active in positions relating to University operations, such as state legislators or government officials, are not eligible for this award while serving in these or similar public positions.

Nominations: Alumni, students, employees and/or faculty of the College of ACES may nominate a former student for consideration as an ACES International Distinguished Alumni. Please submit your nominations by [date to be announced].

The nomination will be forwarded to the ACES Dean's office accompanied by a minimum of documenting evidence, which will include:

  • A CV of the candidate
  • A letter of reference attesting to why candidate should be considered for the ACES International Distinguished Alumni Award