Frederick J. Kuellmer Scholarship

During his long career with Tech, Frederick J. Kuellmer (1924-1992) served as a professor of geology, dean of students, graduate dean, vice president of Research and Economic Development, vice president of Academic Affairs; and, between the administrations of Tech Presidents Stirling Colgate and Ken Ford, acting president.

Kuellmer came to Socorro in 1952 as an economic geologist with the New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, while completing his doctorate at the University of Chicago. He left in 1964, but returned in 1966 to stay.

"For years, Fred Kuellmer was the embodiment of academics at New Mexico Tech as a teacher, researcher, and administrator." A more extensive article summarizing his career is at

2006-07 Recipient

Bonin Girdwood

2005-06 Recipients

Orson John
Siona Curtis-Briley

Donations may be sent to:

Advancement Office
New Mexico Tech
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, N.M. 87801

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