Sam Steel Drive-Thru Ceremony - 2021

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Sam Steel Society - Legacy

Sam Steel Brand

Sam Steel Society Induction

Upon graduation, seniors are inducted into the Sam Steel Society, as they join our college's graduates who, for more than 125 years, have used their knowledge and skills to change the world.

The society honors the memory of Sam Steel, who would have graduated in 1893 from the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, as our university was then called.

Image of Morgan Pinnells induction into the Sam Steel Society upon graduation.
Upon graduation in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Agricultural and Extension Education (AXED) Department, Morgan Pinnell was inducted into the Sam Steel Society. Pictured with Pinnell are: Lowell Catlett, Frank Hodnett, James Libbin.

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Branding Ceremony

The ACES officially registered brand was inspired by the College's first intended graduate, Sam Steel.

We welcome our freshmen with a fun Sam Steel Paint-Brand Ceremony, launching them into their exciting and challenging college career.

Image of student being paint branded