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NMSU Awards & Recognition

In appreciation for the dedication and accomplishments of our employees, NMSU is committed to recognizing those who demonstrate professionalism and behaviors consistent with the Crimson Value and to celebrate achievements that have made a difference in our community.



List of NMSU Awards & Descriptions

Outcomes Assessment II Best Practices Award 

This annual award recognizes outstanding assessment processes among co-curricular, administrative and operations units at NMSU. The Outcomes Assessment Committee for Co-Curriculum, Administration and Operations grants the award.

Service Awards

Service Awards are given to faculty and staff in recognition and appreciation of service to the university. Recognized anniversary years are: five, ten, fifteen, twenty-five, thirty, and thrity-five. 

University Research Council Awards

The Early Career Awards, Distinguished Career Awards, and Research Recognition are presented annually to early career and senior faculty and staff to increase recognition for exceptional research and other creative scholarly efforts.

For Retirees

Presidential Medallion

Established in 2015, the Presidential Medallion recognizes retired faculty, staff, state officials or community members who have selflessly served NMSU over a long period of time.