by George Zamora
SOCORRO – Dennise M.Trujillo, a junior majoring in management of technology at New Mexico Tech, recently was appointed by Governor Bill Richardson to fill the position of student regent at the state-supported research university in Socorro.
Subject to the pending approval of her appointment by the state legislature, Trujillo becomes the newest voting member of the five-person governing board of New Mexico Tech.
Trujillo, who grew up in Española and graduated from Los Alamos High School, is the daughter of Dennis L. and Margaret V. Trujillo, also of Española.
“New Mexico Tech is an outstanding institution,” Trujillo says. “The small class sizes at the university and being able to interact with your professors have made it an enjoyable experience in pursuing my education.”
While attending New Mexico Tech, Trujillo has consistently maintained a high grade-point average and has made the university’s academic honor roll each semester.
In addition to her studies, she currently works on campus at the New Mexico Tech Office for Budget and Analysis and also works part-time as an individual sales consultant for The Pampered Chef® products.
Trujillo is an active member of New Mexico Tech’s Pat Miller Investment Club and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and also is currently participating in an IBM Mentorship program made available through SHPE.