Meet NMSU Pioneers NEW Board President Emmit Brooks '61
Emmit Brooks may look familiar. He's considered "an icon" in the music industry - first performing as a member of the "Aggie Ramblers," a Western swing band that grew its fan base from 1957 until the mid-1970s.
This Melrose, New Mexico, native, who graduated from NMSU in 1961, eventually started a modest recording studio in Las Cruces called, Goldust Records Label. Today, he's drawing in national and international interest in recording partnerships and worked with many country music legends.
But, his role on the Pioneers Board is a reflection of his 27 years of service to New Mexico State University, working in the New Mexico Department of Agriculture.
"The NMSU Pioneers as an organization is really about having fun," Emmit said. "We're a group of Aggies that meet to keep up with others we used to work with and share experiences. And, if we can do a little good on the side by supporting our current students, that's great too."
Emmit takes the place of outgoing president Gregg Throneberry who served for the last year.
Our Spring Luncheon Guest Speakers
Department of Kinesiology and Dance (KIND)
Meet the students mixing science with dance to advance research on human movement.
You'll hear from Dr. Ray Backlund, the NMSU Dance Department coordinator, who will introduce a few students from the program to put on a short performance.
Eryn Murphy, a doctoral student in the department, will also demonstrate ways to live a healthier, active lifestyle while avoiding falls and injuries.