Angela Throneberry, President

Mary Reynolds, President-Elect

Dianna Gibson, Secretary

Anna Price, Treasurer

Melchor Ortiz, Past President


Anna Chieffo
Olga Conter
Alice Granado
Lydia Quintana
Mary Reynolds
Craig Ricketts
Rose Marie Sanchez
Bob Sherman
Deb Widger
Yolie Work

NMSU Retiree Benefits

Read more about the NMSU Retiree benefits by clicking here.

What They Do

NMSU Pioneers are University retirees or employees (and their spouses) who have worked at NMSU at least 20 years. The NMSU Pioneers were founded in 1984 by NMSU President Emeritus Gerald Thomas and others. Pioneers capitalize on the experience of former employees and support the NMSU mission of "teaching, research and service" by providing a community of colleagues for members, preservation of history and help to promote top quality education and excellence at NMSU. Read about the Pioneers Bylaws here.

NMSU Pioneers Book Scholarship

Since 1984, the NMSU Pioneers have focused on awarding scholarships, and in 1995, the NMSU Pioneers funded a current use scholarship to provide book scholarships to students at NMSU. With dedicated board leadership, generous donors and administrative support by the NMSU Foundation, the program has grown to support multiple book scholarships annually.

In recent years, the Board decided to honor past leaders of the NMSU Pioneers who have recently passed away. This tradition continues and scholarship recipients have the opportunity to meet with the Pioneers as well as the families of honored board members at the luncheons and other special events.

Your gift to the Pioneer Book Scholarship will make an impact on NMSU students. The financial cost of books continues to be significant, and an award of $1,000 can assure students are able to purchase the textbooks they need to succeed.

Click here to put books into the hands of our NMSU Aggies by making a contribution!

Pioneers 2020 – 2021 Scholarship Winners

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Alexis Pena

Junior, College of Education. She is majoring in Communication Disorders with a double minor in Linguistics and Counseling & Educational Psychology.

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Jose Orozco

Junior, College of Education. He is majoring in Kinesiology with a focus on Exercise Science.

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Ricky Trevino

Junior, College of Engineering. He is majoring in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.

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Ruth Christensen

Junior, College of Arts and Sciences. She is majoring in Fine Arts, with a concentration on Studio Art.