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NMSU WILLIAM CONROY HONORS COLLEGE

NMSU names 17 students to Conroy Scholars program

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The New Mexico State University William Conroy Honors College announced its first cohort of the new NMSU Conroy Honors Scholar Program in September, recognizing a diverse group of recent top high school graduates from throughout the country.

The program consists of four-year scholarships to new, first-year students who have the desire to serve as leaders and models for fully engaged, academic all-star students at NMSU.
 All Conroy Honors Scholars are also eligible to receive a $2,500 Global Citizen Award to fund a study abroad experience with guidance from Honors College faculty and staff.
 Students in the 2021 cohort starting this fall, and their hometowns, are:
 • Nika Michelle Calapini, computer science, Gallup.
• Abdalrahman Ahmed Elaksher, chemical engineering, Las Cruces.
• Emily Noel Gossett, agricultural communication, Silver City.
• Emma L. Hernandez, environmental sciences, Chula Vista, California.
• Monet Hunt, biology and genetics, Texico, New Mexico.
• Ashley Infante, justice, political philosophy and law, Los Angeles.
• Joshua Jackson, hotel, restaurant and tourism management, Albuquerque.
• Sevren Emanuel Jackson, aerospace engineering, Tucson.
• Lauren McConaughey, biochemistry and forensic science, Las Cruces.
• Elida Miller, agricultural business and economics, and biology, Las Cruces.
• Marissa Montoya, business, Los Lunas.
• Yulianna Alexandra Salas, animal science, El Paso.
• Shelby Schueller, genetics and biotechnology, Las Cruces.
• Piper Smothermon, pre-nursing, Florence, Arizona.
• Sydney Jeanne Turner, agricultural business and economics, Roy, New Mexico.
• Haylee Arlenne Viramontes, industrial engineering, Anthony, New Mexico.
• Zachary-Michael Wooton, biology or biotechnology and genetics, Las Cruces.
 The students will work with faculty mentors on research, scholarship and creative work of the university; seek leadership opportunities in both the campus community and their professional fields; model social responsibility with service and advocacy for a cause that matters; and develop intercultural competence, appreciation for diversity and their capacities as global citizens.
 Visit https://honors.nmsu.edu/for-students/conroy-scholars.html.