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December 3, 2009

Shiprock Native Inducted into Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society at UNM

UNM graduate student Mark Harberts is congratulated for induction into Tau Sigma Delta by architecture director Geraldine Forbes Isais, School of Architecture and Planning.

Shiprock native Mark Harberts was recently inducted into the University of New Mexico’s Gamma Lambda Chapter of the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society.  The society, for top students in architecture, landscape architecture and planning, held its ceremony recently.

Harberts, son of Mike Harberts, is a graduate student in the UNM architecture program. He received his undergraduate degree at UNM after graduating from Shiprock High School in 1980.

“I appreciate the honor as a reward for the hard work and good grades over the last several semesters,” Harberts said.

Harberts worked at UNM from 2001-2006, and he began graduate school during this time using the university’s employee tuition remission program.

All students were nominated to receive admittance into the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society. The invitation to join is automatically extended to students in the top 20 percent of each of the School of Architecture and Planning's programs.



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