NM governor receives arts, sciences award

November 3, 2013 • State News

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is among four women who have been recognized for their contributions to the arts and sciences.

Martinez attended a dinner at New Mexico State University on Saturday [auth] night and was named this year’s “Star of Art and Science.” She has promoted a state effort that gives a $5,000 boost in pay to help recruit and retrain science and math teachers.

The governor tells the Las Cruces Sun-News ( she’ll continue to seek funding for that effort to fill a gap in the availability of science, technology, engineering and math classes in some areas of the state.

Las Cruces arts advocate Heather Pollard, NMSU alum and arts promoter Ammu Devasthali and Pat Sisbarro, co-chair of the Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign, were also honored.

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