In 2016, the A&F Employee Recognition and Rewards E.X.C.I.T.E. Program (Engagement, Excellence, Communication, Integrity, Teamwork, Effectiveness) was launched within the Division of Administration and Finance.  The award is made possible by the generous contributions of past and present Administration and Finance employees.


Employees are nominated year-round and the AF Voice committee chooses a recipient that represents Administration and Finance’s goal of delivering consistently good service to our various customers and helping achieve excellence in the workplace. 

The E.X.C.I.T.E. recipient joined Administration and Finance in September 2009.  Loretta Ramirez is a Facilities Coordinator with Special Events who takes the lead ensuring that the facilities are in order before and after each event.  Serving as a mentor, Loretta leads her crew with energy and a positive attitude. Loretta is honest, always returning personal items to patrons after an event. Loretta stays on task and accepts the challenges of additional duties with enthusiasm.  Recently, Loretta was tasked with collecting items for the Houston residents affected by Hurricane Harvey. She not only collected the items, she also helped carry the donations and personally thanked each contributor for their generosity.   

Please join us in honoring the 2017 E.X.C.I.T.E. award recipient: Loretta Ramirez

We C.A.R.E. Campaign History

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James L. McDonough Annual “We C.A.R.E.” Employee Award

Continuous Awarding & Recognition of our Employees

2016Chel-Marie BarelaID Card Services
2015Lynne McClure-FloresAccounting and Finance (FIP)
2014Suzanne MontesSenior VP Admin and Finance
2013Alfonso MarinFacilities and Services
2012Paula PiersonAuxiliary Services
2011Ralph LuceroEmployee Management Services
2010Celeste MartinezHuman Resources Services
2009Stacy DeMartinoTreasury Services
2008Pam PackSenior VP Admin
2007Justo DuranAuxiliary Services
2006Mack AdamsHuman Resource Services
2005Stuart BurkUniversity Accounts Receivable
2004Gloria Orozco

Mary Parra

Accounts Payable

Human Resources
2003D'Anne Stuart

Esther Aguirre
Financial Operations

Budget Office


Ways to Contribute

The “James L. McDonough Employee Recognition Endowed Fund” is supported strictly by the generous contributions of our current and former employees.

The success of this award program is based solely on employee contributions. Your contributions will sustain the award program for years to come. There are three ways to contribute to the fund.

     1. Payroll Deduction https://mypayrollgift.nmsu.edu/login

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Select ‘Add New Contribution’

Fund: Under ‘More Funds….’ at bottom of list, select ‘Can’t find your fund?’

Search on ‘McDonough’: Select James L. McDonough Employee Recognition Endowed Fund

Contributions are withheld by way of payroll deduction. The minimum contribution is $2.50 per pay period.

     2. On-line by Credit Card https://advancing.nmsu.edu/givenow

Fund: Under ‘Other (write in)’ enter: James L. McDonough Employee Recognition Endowed Fund

The minimum contribution is $5.00.

     3. One-time donation

Donations can be taken to Hadley Hall South Suite Reception Desk. Make checks payable to:  James L. McDonough Employee Recognition Endowed Fund

The minimum contribution is $5.00.