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El Rito Normal School Memorial Groundbreaking

  • 1 pm
  • El Rito Campus
El Rito Normal School Memorial Groundbreaking

The Northern New Mexico Normal School Alumni Association invites you to the Groundbreaking Ceremony for

El Portal del Águila Memorial Wall
Thursday, May 21, 2015 
Northern New Mexico College
El Rito Campus
1 pm

The groundbreaking ceremony is open to the public and will coincide with Northern's Board of Regents meeting. The Memorial Wall will honor and celebrate the lives and accomplishments of the graduates and the rich history of the El Rito Normal School.

It will be located at the southwest corner of the campus and will be visible from the main road. The area also features a memorial orchard where family members can plant fruit trees in honor of alumni who have passed


Established in 1976, the NMNSAA is a 501 (c)(3) corporation with a mission to advance the cause of education by providing scholarships for New Mexico high school students, to preserve the property on the campus of the former Northern New Mexico Normal School and to conduct other functions that serve the common benefit and general welfare of the association's membership.

Northern offers over 50 bachelor's, associate and certificate programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math); Nursing and Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Humanities; Arts, Film & Media; Business Administration; Teacher Education and Technical Trades.
Northern New Mexico College is the most affordable 4-year college in the Southwestern US. Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, and our experienced faculty. We provide students with unique opportunities for academic, personal, and professional growth, small class sizes, personalized attention, and strong hands-on experiences from day one.
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.