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Message from the Dean

“As a bright but unfocused first-generation college student launching off to the university, I had no idea just how powerful the life of the university could be for transforming lives. Being recruited into Honors during my undergraduate career was an essential piece of that transformation and those Honors experiences have informed my professional development and brought me to NMSU where it is my highest privilege to serve.

For too many people, Honors conjures up notions of elitism and harder-faster work. In the Conroy Honors College, we are much more committed to enriched experience, both in and out of the classroom, that helps a diverse body of bright and motivated students to aim higher and achieve more so they are equipped to change the world for good.

If you are looking to do more with your university education, we are here and ready with both challenge and support.

Welcome to the Conroy Honors College!"



Read our newsletter to learn more about our staff and the opportunities available at the NMSU Honors College.

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Who We Are

The students who pursue their education in Honors graduate with special distinctions, but even more importantly they graduate with additional skills, knowledge, and abilities that will make them competitive in the global work force. They are supported and encouraged to set ambitious goals for themselves.

These are the students who come through our Honors College and graduate as visionaries who will make a difference in the world.

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New Mexico's

First Honor College


Crimson Scholars


Conroy Scholars


Students Studying Abroad

Rosela Lovato

February Student of the Month | Rosela Lovato

What is your home town? I grew up in southeastern Wisconsin until I was 16 years old. Then I moved to Los Lunas, New Mexico. Tell us about your family. I have two older brothers. I am the youngest child and only daughter.

Zach Abbott

Featured Alumni | Zach Abbott

Meet Zachary Abbott, alumni of the month. “I was born and raised in Alamogordo, NM among my mother, father, older brother, older sister, and grandparents. My parents and siblings are all NMSU alumni with degrees ranging from Nursing to Microbiology to Information Technology.

Lori Keleher

Professor of the Month | Lori Keleher

October’s Instructor of the month is Lori Keleher. Lori’s hometown is Albuquerque, and her daughters are fifth-generation New Mexicans. “I love to spend time with my children, to travel, and to do sports. I especially love to run on the trails near the Organ Mountains”.

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