Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Karen Trujillo | Photo courtesy NMSU

Karen Trujillo Scholarship fund set up at New Mexico State University

A memorial fund has been established to honor Karen Trujillo, the Las Cruces Public Schools superintendent who passed away last week. Trujillo’s family has created a scholarship for aspiring teachers at New Mexico State University.

During her tenure at the university, Trujillo served as the Director of the Alliance for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning where she established Educators Rising. The organization gives students an opportunity to engage in teaching while in high school. Educators Rising began with six schools and today there are more than 40 schools and nearly 1,000 students in the program.

Trujillo was a proud Aggie, receiving her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics education from New Mexico State University. In 1997, she received her Ph.D. in secondary education, mathematics, curriculum and instruction, also at NMSU.

In lieu of flowers, Trujillo’s husband encourages the community to contribute to the fund through secure online donations via this link

For help navigating this donation site, or additional questions, please contact 575-646-1613. As an alternative to online donations, checks made payable to “In Memory of Dr. Karen Trujillo” can be mailed or dropped off at Dove Hall, Room 212, 1305 N. Horseshoe Drive, Las Cruces, NM 88003.

Author:  Minerva Baumann – NMSU


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