Dr. Paola Bandini (Associate Professor, Civil Engineering) was selected as the Wells-Hatch Family Endowed Professor of Civil Engineering. The endowed professorship was made possible through the generosity of a gift from Mr. William C. Wells, Jr., an alum from the NMSU College of Engineering and also the son of Mr. Cramar Wells, a 1934 graduate from the Department of Civil Engineering and Mrs. Ruby Jane (Hatch) Wells, a 1939 graduate in Home Economics. The Wells and Hatch families have a long history at NMSU with thirteen family members attending the university prior to 2007. The endowed professorship was established in recognition of the excellent education received at NMSU and its continued commitment to maintaining a tradition of academic excellence. Dr. Bandini is the second recipient of the endowed professorship.
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