The College of Arts and Sciences at New Mexico State University is extending the deadline until the end of November to nominate honorees for the 2023 "A Starry Night" awards gala. The event was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic lockdown but is returning as an in-person event next spring.
The date and location are still in the planning stages, but the college is seeking nominations for honorees.
The College of Arts and Sciences will present awards in four categories: The Town and Gown award, the Star of the Arts and Humanities award, the Star of the Sciences award and the College of Arts and Sciences award. The honors recognize individuals who have achieved state, national or international distinction through their accomplishments and leadership while supporting their community and NMSU’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Enrico Pontelli, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, urges NMSU alumni, local business and community leaders to submit nominations. "We are excited to be having "A Starry Night" come back in person. This is nice way to bring our students, faculty and community together in a fun evening as we recognize and thank those who make a difference to the college and the university."
Nomination instructions and forms are online at https://artsci.nmsu.edu/2023-starry-night-nomination1.html and may be filled out electronically or printed and mailed to the College of Arts and Sciences - A Starry Night, Attn: Marissa Holguin, NMSU -MSC 3335, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001.
All funds raised will support the Aggie Jumpstart program, which provides an on-campus summer experience including academic support and special skills training for incoming freshmen to become acclimated to the university before they start college.
Nominations will be accepted until Nov. 30. Once received, the nominations will be reviewed by a committee within the Dean’s Council, who along with Pontelli, will select the recipients.
For questions, please contact Marissa Holguin at 575-646-3500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.