2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion and subsequent actions in which several NMCA &MA students participated, were wounded, or lost their lives. Drawing upon documents from the files of Dean of Engineering Daniel Jett, College Registrar Era Rentfrow, and the University Archives Photograph Collection, we will commemorate the contributions of these students.
In 1936 the School of Engineering - headed at that time by Dean Hugh M. Milton—introduced an art and architecture curriculum and hired a talented Cornell and Yale-trained architect, George Scott Gleason, as its instructor.
NMSU Library Archives and Special Collections has created an online exhibition featuring some of the remarkable women who have made an impact on the history of the university and the surrounding community.
NMSU's First Black Graduate. She dedicated her life to education as a teacher, life-long student and devoted mother. In 1961, NMSU named Williams Street on the main campus in her honor. She received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from NMSU in 1980 and in 2005 the NMSU English Building was renamed as Clara Belle Williams Hall.
Best known for his discovery of the planet Pluto in 1930, Clyde W. Tombaugh was an astronomer and professor at NMSU from 1955 to 1973.
The student unrest that bubbled to the surface at NMSU during the 1960s and 1970s was far from the rioting, destruction of property, and violence raging elsewhere in the country.
Tour the collection of artwork that can be found at the Zuhl and Branson Libraries.