Outstanding Community Partner Recognition

In appreciation for the dedication and accomplishments of organizations and/or individuals in our greater Southern New Mexico community, the College of Arts and Sciences has established the Outstanding Community Partner Recognition. The purpose of the recognition is to acknowledge community organizations, and their members, and their partnerships with faculty, staff, and students in our College.


  • Demonstration of sustained efforts that benefits the community, e.g., enriching quality of life which could include creating workforce opportunities, promoting social justice, and/or serving underrepresented groups, etc.

  • Achievements may include but are not limited to: solving persistent social or educational problems; developing innovative solutions to social injustice; preserving cultural heritage; supporting student learning or opportunities; and/or communicating important areas of awareness (e.g. climatic change, energy, healthy eating, etc.) to the general public.

  • Demonstration of a connection to the College of Arts and Science faculty, staff, and/or students. This may include but not be limited to: participation in service learning; collaborative funding opportunities; providing a service to the community.


This recognition is selected through a nomination process. A department head, faculty member, staff member, or student organization may nominate a community organization and/or an individual in that organization. Organizations must be active in Las Cruces, El Paso, and/or in the Border region. All nomination materials need to be submitted by the deadline through this website.

Selection Process:

  • Majority vote by the College of Arts and Sciences Awards Committee, with preference to applicants who demonstrate broad societal impact.

Nomination Deadline:

  • Nominations will be accepted through Monday, April 4, 2016 at 5:00 pm.


Required Materials for Nomination
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