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Native sons and daughters

American Indian students and alumni make
their mark on campus

Pictured are members of the Red Circle Nation Singers, a group of Native American NMSU students who perform on and off campus. Next to the drum are Erik Garcia, left, and Earol Lano, right. Standing, from left, are Trina Begay, Gary Martine, Shandi Smith, Brad Hale, Thomas Gonzales, drum keeper Leonard Lowe, Kin Henry and Rainy Crisp. Not pictured are singers Homer Gleason Jr., Alethea Beall, Rydell Nez and Jimmy Thomas.


Volume 48, Number 2/December 1998

Aggie Panorama (USPS NO.381-120) is published quarterly by New Mexico State University/ MSC 3K/ P.O. Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001. Periodical postage paid at Las Cruces, NM 88001. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Aggie Panorama/ MSC 3AS/ P.O. Box 30001/ NMSU Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001. NMSU Alumni Association, MSC 3AS/ P.O. Box 30001/ Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001, 505-646-3616

Alumni Association Officers Jed Fanning, '83, president; Anthony Chavez, '89, president-elect; Dinah Jentgen, '71, secretary/treasurer; Schuyler Armijo, '79, '87, past president

Executive Council Anna Mejia Chieffo, '91; Brenda Baca Alvarez, '81; Steve Boudreau, '80; Jack Ward, '40; Paulina Salopek, '55; Connie Lee, '70, '73; C. Quentin Ford, '49; Audrey Hartley, '85, '87; Eula Fern Thompson, '65, '82; Denny Calhoun, '62

Alumni Association Staff Executive Director/Debbie Widger, '81, '93

Panorama Staff Editor/Rita A. Popp, '93; Aggie Whirl Editors/Sylvia Saenz Franco, '95; Dan Trujillo, '92; Writers/Karl Hill; Dan Trujillo, '92; Rachel Kendall; Ann Palormo; Sports Information Writer/Steve Shutt; Student Writers/Tanya Bossley, Jean Renfroe; Photographer/Michael Kiernan; Designer/Ronnie Garver, '97; Webmaster/Nick Briseņo

Cover photo by Michael Kiernan