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New Mexico State University faculty recognized for teaching excellence

Eleven New Mexico State University faculty members were honored with the 2006 Donald C. Roush Excellence in Teaching Awards at the university's Spring Convocation Wednesday, Jan 18.



New Mexico State University's 2006 Roush Award and Student Retention Award winners are pictured here with President Michael Martin, far left, and Executive Vice President and Provost William Flores, third from right. The awardees were, left to right, Sue


The Roush Awards are named in memory of Donald C. Roush, a former executive vice president, in recognition of his 35 years of teaching improvement in New Mexico. The honor is based on information gathered from students and recommendations from department heads, deans and provosts.

The 2006 recipients are:

James D. Libbin, professor in agricultural economics and agricultural business, College of Agriculture and Home Ecomonics.

Jeffrey Longwell, college assistant professor in languages and linguistics, College of Arts and Sciences.

Laura Madson, associate professor in psychology, College of Arts and Sciences.

Terry Adler, department head in management, College of Business.

Elsa Arroyos-Jurado, assistant professor in counseling and educational psychology, College of Education.

Edward Pines, department head in industrial engineering, College of Engineering.

Sue Forster-Cox, assistant professor in health science, College of Health and Social Services.

Bette Berry, college professor in mathematics at NMSU-Alamogordo.

Melissa Gish, instructor in English at NMSU-Carlsbad.

Susan L. Pinkerton, assistant professor in library science at NMSU-Dona Ana.

Neal K. Gallager, assistant professor in health science at NMSU-Grants.

Antonio S. Lara and Deanna C. Dunlavy, both faculty in the chemistry and biochemistry department, also were honored with the Outstanding Student Retention and Graduation Award for their pioneering work in supplementary instruction in general and organic chemistry. These efforts have resulted in fewer students failing organic chemistry at NMSU.