More MS news articles for Sep 2001

Governor Johnson Proclaims "Frank Dubois Day"

New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Recognized for Outstanding Contributions

Las Cruces, NM - September 7, 2001, was proclaimed  "Frank DuBois Day" throughout the State of New Mexico by Governor Gary E. Johnson during the opening ceremonies of the New Mexico State Fair (NMSF) in Albuquerque.  New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture, Frank A. DuBois, was presented with a proclamation for his outstanding contributions to the state fair and the New Mexico agriculture industry.

Secretary DuBois is the creator of the Rounder's Award, which honors those who live, promote, or articulate the western way of life.  Most recently, he established the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship for qualifying student athletes at New Mexico State University.  "I'm fortunate to be in a position where I'm able to create programs which recognize individuals for their accomplishments or provide financial assistance toward academic success," says Secretary DuBois.

NMSF Commissioner, Lauren H. Nunn, of Deming says, "Frank has been so important to us at the state fair and to the agricultural community all over New Mexico.  We have followed and shared his many accomplishments on the local, state, and national level."  Following the proclamation announcement by Governor Johnson, Commissioner Nunn presented a plaque to Secretary DuBois, on behalf of the NMSF Commission.  Secretary DuBois has been a strong supporter of the state fair since his appointment 12 years ago.  The New Mexico agriculture industry continues to play a critical role at the state fair each year.

For more information, contact the NMDA public relations office at (505) 646-2804.
 

STATE OF NEW MEXICO EXECUTIVE OFFICE SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, FRANK DUBOIS HAS LONG BEEN A FRIEND OF THE NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR AND AN ADVOCATE FOR THE NEW MEXICO AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY; AND

WHEREAS, FRANK HAS SERVED WITH DISTINCTION, AS THE NEW MEXICO SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE FOR THE PAST 12 YEARS; AND

WHEREAS, FRANK HAS BEEN HONORED, RECOGNIZED AND AWARDED FOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO AGRICULTURE ON THE LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL LEVELS; AND

WHEREAS, FRANK HAS ESTABLISHED THE ROUNDERS AWARD WHICH ANNUALLY HONORS THOSE WHO LIVE, PROMOTE OR ARTICULATE THE WESTERN WAY OF LIVE; AND

WHEREAS, EACH YEAR, FRANK ATTENDS THE NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR TO PROMOTE AGRICULTURE AND REMINDS THE STATE FAIR OF ITS ORIGINAL CHARGE; AND

WHEREAS, FRANK HAS ESTABLISHED THE DUBOIS RODEO SCHOLARSHIP FOR QUALIFYING STUDENT ATHLETES AT NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY; AND

WHEREAS, FRANK IS AN INSPIRATION TO THOSE WHO WORK CLOSELY WITH HIM AND TO ALL NEW MEXICANS;

NOW, THEREFORE I, GARY E. JOHNSON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM THE 7TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2001 AS

"FRANK DUBOIS DAY"

THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO.

ATTEST:    DONE AT THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE THIS 3OTH DAY OF AUGUST, 2001.
 

REBECCA VIGIL-GIRON  WITNESS MY HAND AND THE GREAT
SECRETARY OF STATE  SEAL OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO.
     GARY E. JOHNSON
     GOVERNOR