|L-R: Dean of Students Tomás Aguirre with Clauve recipients Lyndsay Stapleton, Isaac Romero, Rachel Williams, Earl Shank, Krista Marrs, William Crawley, Arthur Armijo, Sophie Salcedo and Divana Olivas.|
Presented annually to graduating seniors, the Clauve Awards are based on leadership, involvement and academics. Recipients must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and have made significant contributions to UNM and the surrounding community.
The award itself is named after Lena C. Clauve, a UNM music education teacher as well as the first Dean of Women. She retired in 1961, but remained active on campus until her death at the age of 98 in 1994.
Krista Marrs is a business administration major and graduate of Carlsbad High School. She is a Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Student Relations Fellow. From 2014-15, Marrs was executive director of ASUM Student Special Events. She was a CEOP CPP education mentor/tutor, and made the Who’s Who Among College Students list. “It's hard to believe how the years have gone by and what hard work and dedication can give you,” Marrs said. “I am humbled by this opportunity and I cannot wait to see what is next in my future. After I graduate in May I plan to work with College Prep Programs. I don't know what will be in store for me, but I will also be working to book a fall tour for the band Repel the Robot. I hope to continue working in the music industry and make my way to working on a huge festival such as Austin City Limits.”
Isaac Romero is a business administration major and a graduate of Valley High School, Albuquerque. He was ASUNM senator and ASUNM president for two years. “As president I was able to get our team to work hard for UNM students and New Mexico by creating a committee composed of student leadership from nine or more colleges and universities statewide to solve the Lottery Scholarship issue,” he said.Romero was also a New Student Orientation leader and resident advisor, and served as vice chair on the Student Fee Review Board.
Earl Shank is a business administration major and a graduate of Nordhoff High School, Ojai, Calif. “The Clauve Award is recognition for a collection of accomplishments made possible by mentors and the community surrounding individuals at the academy,” Shank said. “I do not think any recipient could really believe that purely self-reliance is responsible for the achievement. The most rewarding part of being named a Clauve Outstanding Senior was receiving the honor alongside my best friend. We are going to take the next year to explore professional opportunities and graduate school and in the meantime advocate the success of others.”
Congratulations to Krista, Isaac, and Earl!