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Fall 2021 Convocation!

More than 120 members of the NMSU community gathered at Atkinson Recital Hall on August 17, 2021 to kickoff the fall semester and to honor six faculty members for their extraordinary work in teaching. Aggies Without Limits was given the first-ever Community Engagement, Extension, and Outreach Award


Members of Aggies Without Limits standing outside on the NMSU campus following the Fall 2021 Convocation.


Aggies Without Limits, engineering students were given the first-ever Extension, Outreach and Community Engagement Award, for the groups work in several countries where they built bridges and helped communities receive clean drinking water. August 17, 2021. (NMSU photo by Josh Bachman)

Teaching award recipients from the Fall 2021 Convocation stand outside on the NMSU campus holding their individual plaques.


The award winners for the Fall 2021 Convocation (left to right)Martha Desmond, Steven Sandoval, Mary Ballyk, Avis James, Anne Semrau, (Not Shown) David Clements.

What is Convocation?

Convocation kicks off the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters each academic year. All of New Mexico State University comes together to address the university's achievements and plans, as well as recognize significant faculty accomplishments.

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Upcoming Dates

The dates listed below are upcoming convocation dates. Please note they are subject to change due to any changes in the academic calendar. 

  • Fall 2021 — August 17
  • Spring 2022 — January 11 
  • Fall 2022 — August 16
  • Spring 2023 — January 10
  • Fall 2023 — August 15
  • Spring 2024 — January 9

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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The banner image above contains faculty award recipients from the Spring 2018 Convocation held at the Atkinson Recital Hall.