December’s Student/Professor of the Month!

December’s Student of the Month

Marlon Pimienta

Marlon Pimienta is from Marana, Arizona. He has been attending NMSU since the Fall of 2008. He is a Junior now and very much enjoys attending NMSU. He is studying Animal Science in the College of ACES. Outside of school he enjoys playing Polo on the great string of horses that the NMSU Polo Club owns. His favorite book is “The Necromancer” (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) by Michael Scott. “My favorite aspect of the Honors College is the friendly ambient given off every time I enter Conroy,” is something he had to say regarding the honors college. When asked to give some advice to his fellow students he said, “You start college with a clean academic slate, along with a lot of independence and a myriad of critical decisions as you begin the transition into adulthood. The decisions that you make and the actions you take during college will have a major impact on the rest of your college experience.” He recommends the honors program to any students who have the dedication and capacity to broaden the spectrum of their higher learning. Good luck Marlon Pimienta! Keep up the good work!

December’s Professor of the Month

Richard Rundell

Dr. Richard Rundell has been teaching at NMSU since 1975. He was born in Chicago, raised in Kansas City, went to college in Colorado, Vermont, and Germany. He moved to Las Cruces from Germany and has served 35 years as a German Professor. His field of study is German film, literature, culture, language, and film studies. Outside of teaching, he enjoys amateur stage acting. He has been doing plays in Las Cruces since 1978 and has accumulated 80 since that time.  When asked what his favorite book is, he said there is “too many to choose one.” However, he does enjoy Shakespeare and Beckett. The lovely students and friendly faculty are what he most likes about the Honors College. He recommends the honors program for students because there is more discussion of ideas and fewer events and people. The advice he would like to give students is; “Try a little of everything before settling down with one major. Learn a foreign language and travel abroad!”


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