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NNMC Scholarship Dinner 2011!

spacer October 10, 2011, Northern New Mexico College, Española, New Mexico

Drums and Buffalo Dancers; gifts of seeds for next year’s gardens; a raffle and an auction; students, faculty, and administration; VIP’s, donors, family and friends; a delicious meal for 500: thus concludes the Northern's Foundation 16th Annual Scholarship Awards and Donor Recognition Dinner at Ohkay Casino Resort Saturday night.spacer

Throughout the evening, several themes naturally emerged. President Barceló’s reference to gardens and the growth of our students connected to the student-produced video’s motif and title “The Place Where I Grow”; opening remarks emphasized the discovery of ‘who we are’ at Northern while keynote speaker and Northern graduate Claudia Delgado proudly proclaimed, “I succeeded, and Northern helped me overcome great obstacles.”

All of the Foundation’s 2011 scholarship recipients were invited to attend the event, and several dozen were introduced to their benefactors in a pre-dinner reception. Later in the evening, spacer the students received recognition from President Barceló and the Foundation Board and the recipients were met with resounding applause.

In addition to the presentation of scholarships, new endowments were acknowledged, and new donors were honored and given gifts by the Foundation Board.

With the generous support of numerous donors, table sponsors, and Ohkay Casino Resort, this year’s event was a tremendous success in continuing the mission of the Foundation to financially support students attending NNMC.    —Terry Mulert, Master of Ceremonies

For many more pictures of the event, please go to the 2011 Foundation Dinner Photo Album on Facebook.
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