Cynde Aaron
SOCORRO, N.M., April 23, 2002 -- Cynde Aaron, a graduate student pursuing a master of science teaching degree at New Mexico Tech, recently was awarded a scholarship by the Socorro Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

Last summer, Aaron participated in a U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Group Project that took her and 11 other New Mexico secondary school teachers on a five-week field course to several cities and wilderness areas in northern Brazil.

"My experiences at New Mexico Tech have been positive," Aaron says. "The advisors and professors are sensitive to the needs of the students. They are always willing to work with students to help them meet class requirements.

"I am particularly pleased with the quality of classes and educators in New Mexico Tech's Master of Science degree program," she adds.

Aaron currently is employed by the Socorro Consolidated School System as a teacher at AIM High School.

Since 1966, the Socorro branch of AAUW has held annual fundraisers, with proceeds used to award a scholarship each year to a woman deemed to be an "academically outstanding student at New Mexico Tech."