25th Annual President's Golf Tournament
September 12 & 13, 2019
Dr. Stephen G. Wells continues the 25 year tradition that has helped more than 350 students complete their education at New Mexico Tech. Proceeds go to support students’ scholarly endeavors and the creation of additional resources to support the mission of the University.
2019 President's Golf Tournament Brochure (click here to download)
2019 Registration Form (click here to download)
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Questions? Contact Sandi Lucero at 575.835.5618 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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2019 SponsorsPlatinum Sponsors Freeport-McMoRan Chartwells Silver Sponsors First State Bank Holiday Inn Express-Socorro Dr. Van & Barbara Romero Copper Sponsors Create the Magic Travel Mike Stanley Texas Books Dr. Stephen & Beth Wells New Mexico Oil & Gas Lenovo Nusenda Pepsi SV3 Solutions LTD Law Offices of Mary T. Torres Enterprise Team Sponsors Melissa Jaramillo-Fleming(2) Colleen Foster Vanessa Grain Michael Voegerl Explosives Test Center, LLC Nowka Gutierrez Tony Ortiz Dr. Michael Hargather Sound & Signal Alex Garcia El Paso Electric Tripp Inc. Border States Electric Chavez Grieves Consulting Engineers Randy Saavedra Dr. Robert Balch John Juarez Flog-Meisters Dr. Douglas Wells Hole Sponsors Presbyterian Hospital Hinkle Oil & Gas Warren Ostergren Positive Outcomes Sound & Signal Socorro Family Eye Care Steve & Dr. Luz Traver Jesse's-JoAnn Salome Dennis Engineering Bodega Co-Hole Sponsors Socorro County Advanced Presentations El Defensor-Chieftain Rotary Club of Socorro Atkinson & Co. CPA Sandi Lucero Rachel Montoya Randy's Ace Hardware The Bubble Machine Donors New Mexico Mining Association Merrion Family Foundation Associate Vice President Carlos Romero Door Prize/Goody Bag Sponsors Aqua Tech Socorro General Hospital NMT Foundation NMT Auxiliary Services
Wrapup - President's Golf Tournament 2018
By Nancy Bilderbeck - NMT Alumna Class of 1976
Imagine that your graduation is in sight. To date you embraced all New Mexico Tech (NMT) had to offer: enjoyed the student camaraderie, explored the extracurricular activities … but mostly “hit the books”. Then the sobering reality hits – your funding has run out!!
Unfortunately most government scholarship programs only fund four years of university study. The New Mexico lottery funding is also time sensitive. Funding agencies do not take into account the rigorous of completing a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degree which often take 5 years.
On September 13 and 14th golfers took to the links at the New Mexico Tech Golf Course to enjoy the challenges of golf and to raise funds for the President’s Scholarship Fund. It is this fund which makes tuition assistance available to students nearing completion of their degrees.
Attending this year’s event included students, alumni, staff, faculty and spouses … all with a link to the University and all committed to supporting the President’s Scholarship Fund. Some were golfers … some WERE NOT!
Golf was played in 3 flights (groups): 1 on Thursday and 2 on Friday. Teams of 4 played a foursome format where the “best ball” was selected. Golfers were fuelled by buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners … enhanced by stories of miraculous golf shots!
Thursday afternoon offered a chance to join in a NMT golf tradition: that of playing off of M Mountain. Two challenges, one of “longest drive” and one “closest to the pin” are appropriately named the Cliff Challenge.
The golf tournament would not be possible without the generous donation of time by current Tech students. They helped serve beverages and food, as well as ensured golfers' needs were seen to.
Dr. Dan Lopez started the tournament in 1993 and Dr. Stephen wells proudly continues the tradition. Since that time more than 350 students, mostly fifth-year seniors, have received tuition assistance from the President’s Tuition Assistance Fund. This year’s golf tournament ensures this important source of scholarship funding continues at NMT.
Note: In addition to helping students complete their education, proceeds from the President's Golf Tournament are used to steward donors and support fundraising.