Frederick J. Kuellmer Scholarship

During his long career with New Mexico 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 acting president between the administrations of Tech Presidents Stirling Colgate and Ken Ford.

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 Socorro 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


Donations may be sent to:

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

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