LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – The legacy of a former Las Cruces superintendent is living on at New Mexico State University. Last week, Teena Bhakta, a graduate student at NMSU, was named the first recipient of the Dr. Karen M. Trujillo Memorial Scholarship. It was established last year by Trujillo’s husband, Ben Trujillo, following her death.


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Bhakta expects to graduate in December with a master’s degree in educational leadership and continue her educational career in Las Cruces. Contributions are accepted for the scholarship through the NMSU Foundation website.