The University of New Mexico


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December 3, 2009

Belen Native Inducted into Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society

UNM senior Berenice Grijalva is congratulated for induction into Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society by architecture program director Geraldine Forbes Isais, School of Architecture and Planning.

Belen native Berenice Grijalva was recently inducted into the University of New Mexico’s Gamma Lambda Chapter of the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society, which guides students in architecture, planning and landscape architecture. Grijalva was among 30 inductees for the fall 2009 semester.

Grijalva, daughter of Monica and Jorge Grijalva, is a Belen High School graduate. She is a senior majoring in architecture in the UNM School of Architecture and Planning.

“I was completely surprised by the nomination and at the same time excited and honored,” Grijalva said. “Architecture is a very demanding program so it’s good to know that all the hard work, long hours, and sacrifice is recognized, it makes it worth the while.”

Grijalva also holds serves as vice president of the Hispanic Honor Society.


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