September 19, 2016


CONTACT: Donna Oracion, 575-624-7403

González Family Awards Fall Scholarships

ENMU-Roswell students selected to receive the María de los Ańgeles González Nursing Award this fall semester met recently with scholarship donors, members of the González family of Roswell. Each student, Krystal Paez, Rachel Vale, and Gina Segura, received a $600 scholarship. The scholarship is administered by the ENMU-Roswell Foundation.

            Paez, 23, is in her second year of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. She doesn’t have any other form of financial aid, so the scholarship money will help her to complete the program. She would like to work with babies and provide early intervention care. She also hopes to pursue a master’s degree in the future.

            Vale, 34, is the mother of three children and completing her final semester of the Criminal Justice program. She also has no other form of financial aid, so was very excited to receive the tuition assistance. She will graduate with associate degrees in Criminal Justice and Human Services, in addition to two Human Services certificates. She wants to pursue a career in in the juvenile justice/probation field and plans to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from ENMU.

            Segura, 43 is a second year nursing student. She will graduate next May. She is currently working full-time at Lovelace Regional Hospital. Segura plans to continue her education and obtain bachelor’s and master’s degrees focusing on psychiatric nursing. She said the scholarship will be used for tuition expenses.

María de los Ángeles González was the second child in a family of 12 children. She was born in Guanasevi, Durango, Mexico on October 2, 1945. She came to Roswell, in 1954 and graduated from Goddard High School in 1966. After graduating from high school she became an American citizen. Because she was interested in nursing, she attended and graduated from a nursing program at St. Mary’s Hospital. She gave her patients individual and constant attention as she worked at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center for several years. María was well known and loved by her patients and coworkers for her dedication, kindness, and nurturing spirit. The González family lost her at the age of 37 years old, but seek to keep her memory alive as they help students fulfill their career goals.

To donate to the María de los Ańgeles González Nursing Award fund, please make your tax deductible contribution payable to:

The María de los Ańgeles González Nursing Award

c/o Craig Collins, Foundation Coordinator

ENMU-Roswell Foundation

P.O. Box 6000

Roswell NM 88202-6000

For more information, contact Collins at 575-624-7304 or the ENMU-Roswell Financial Aid office at 575-624-7114.