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NMSU plans celebration of heritage during Founders Day Friday

WHAT: Historic carriage ride, picnic lunch, faculty awards

WHO: NMSU President Garrey Carruthers

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, April 10

WHERE: Carriage ride across campus, picnic lunch and faculty awards on Traders Plaza (near College of Business)

The first Founders Day will celebrate the heritage of New Mexico State University April 10 with guest lectures, a historic carriage ride across campus, a portrayal of NMSU’s first president, Hiram Hadley, and a picnic lunch on Traders Plaza for employees, spouses and retirees.

Hadley will be portrayed by NMSU President Garrey Carruthers, who will arrive at the picnic in a horse-drawn carriage along with his wife, Katherine, after surveying the campus. Acting as Hadley, Carruthers will offer remarks and present awards at the picnic, set for 11 a.m.-1 p.m., which is the “cornerstone” event of Founders Day. Lunch for faculty, staff and retirees will be provided by the NMSU Employee Council.