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April 6, 2010

Francheska Sevyllyn Gurule Awarded the UNM Clauve Outstanding Senior Award

Francheska Sevy Gurule will receive the Clauve Outstanding Senior Award at the University of New Mexico at a reception on Thursday, April 15.

Gurule, a biology and sign language interpreting double major, is a 2005 West Las Vegas High School graduate and the daughter of Severo Gurule and Marilynne and Lawrence Roybal,

“I know a few past Clauve recipients and it was such an honor to be recognized among them,” Gurule said.

She has held various leadership roles as chair of the UNM Relay For Life Committee, vice president of the Kiva Committee in the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, executive board member of the Student Resident Center Community Association, Resident Advisor, Student Hall Director, Associated Students of the University of New Mexico Senator, ASUNM President Pro-tempore, as well as a member of the International Medical Delegation.

She has also been awarded several other colligate honors, including: the Regents Scholarship, Leader of the Semester, Residence Hall Outstanding Leader Award, Who's Who Among Students In American Colleges and Universities and Excellence in Leadership.

Sevyllyn and six other UNM seniors were chosen to receive the Clauve Outstanding Senior Award, which is given to UNM seniors who have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. The award, given out by the Division of Student Affairs, is based on leadership and involvement as well as academics. The award is named after Dean Emeritus Lena Clauve.


The University of New Mexico is the state's largest university, serving more than 32,000 students. UNM is home to the state's only schools of law, medicine, pharmacy and architecture and operates New Mexico's only academic health center. UNM is noted for comprehensive undergraduate programs and research that benefits the state and the nation.