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Spring 2023 Convocation!

Congratulations to all Faculty Award recipients! 

Early Career Award
Marshall Taylor, Sociology

Distinguished Career Award
Abdessattar Abdelkefi, Mechanical Engineering
Stephen Ford Pate-Morales, Physics

Team Research Award
Bree Lamb, Art
Joshua Clark, Art

Robert L. Westhafer Award for Research
Elizabeth Horodowich, History

Dennis W. Darnall Faculty Achievement Award
Anna Lopez, Counseling and Educational Psychology


What is Convocation?

Convocation kicks off the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters each academic year. Faculty and staff come together to learn about the university's achievements and plans and to recognize significant faculty accomplishments.

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Upcoming Dates

The dates listed below are upcoming convocation dates. All will be held at Atkinson Recital Hall at 9:00am (breakfast and check in at 8:30am). Please note they are subject to change due to any changes in the academic calendar. 

  • Fall 2023 — August 15
  • Spring 2024 — January 16

Faculty Awards

Faculty awards are presented during the convocation ceremony. Faculty members apply or are nominated for these awards during the semester prior. Applications are then reviewed by a committee who selects the recipients based on the individual award criteria. 

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Banner image: The award winners for the Spring 2023 Convocation (left to right) Elizabeth Horodowich, History; Bree Lamb, Art; Joshua Clark, Art; Anna Lopez, Counseling and Educational Psychology; Marshall Taylor, Sociology; Abdessattar Abdelkefi, Mechanical Engineering; and Stephen Ford Pate-Morales, Physics. (NMSU photo by Josh Bachman)