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This society was formed by NMSU’s College of Agriculture and Home Economics to bond the college “family” more closely. The society honors the memory of Sam Steel, a student at the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, as our university was then called. Steel was murdered by a robber in March 1893, just months away before he would have become New Mexico Territory’s first college graduate. A member of the Colombian Literary Society and a candidate for student body president, Sam Steel’s academic career ended tragically, but members of his family in later generations attended and graduated from NMSU.

Legacy of a Pioneer Sam Steel Society New Mexico State University

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This society was formed by NMSU’s College of Agriculture and Home Economics to bond the college “family” more closely. The society honors the memory of Sam Steel, a student at the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, as our university was then called. Steel was murdered by a robber in March 1893, just months away before he would have become New Mexico Territory’s first college graduate. A member of the Colombian Literary Society and a candidate for student body president, Sam Steel’s academic career ended tragically, but members of his family in later generations attended and graduated from NMSU.

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