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New Mexico State University inducts 15 into 4-H Hall of Fame

LAS CRUCES - Fifteen 4-H leaders and supporters were inducted into the state 4-H Hall of Fame Dec. 4 at New Mexico State University. An unveiling of new nameplates on the hall of fame plaque followed the ceremony.


The hall of fame, established in 2002, honors 4-H members, volunteer leaders, fair superintendents, advisory board members, 4-H Foundation trustees and former faculty with NMSU's Cooperative Extension Service, which administers 4-H statewide.

"These individuals have given cumulatively more than 450 years of service to the New Mexico 4-H Program," said Frank Hodnett, department head of the Extension Service's 4-H youth development. "Including this group of inductees, we have inducted 111 individuals and couples into the hall of fame."

This year's inductees include Anita Blanton, and the late Bill and Catherine Grandia, all of Bernalillo County; C.J. and Nancy Blackburn, Gene and June Locknane and the late Dorothy Marks, all of Curry County; Norbert McCaw of Eddy County; Sheila Massey of Hidalgo County; J.M. and Fay Jeffries, and Floyd McAlister, all of Roosevelt County; Don Leonard and Karin Vallo of Sandoval County; Helen Candelaria and the late Alan Grace of San Juan County; Albert and Denise Gonzales of San Miguel County; and Rose Mary Rosas of Socorro County.