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From World War II Barracks to Domenici Hall, 50 years of the NMSU College of Business

Gwynne Leland GuthrieGwynne L. Guthrie

Department Head, Commerce. Read Dean Guthrie’s humorous account of his Reminiscences on the Development of CBAE. Excerpt: The writer, fresh out of the Kansas University graduate school, arrived on campus in September, 1925 under a contract to serve one year as an assistant professor of commerce at a salary of $2,000 for nine months. Having been directed to the office of the Registrar, he barely avoided registration as a freshman, but was finally directed by Miss Rentfrow to the “Commerce Building” which turned out to be a World War I clapboard barracks perched on concrete pilings on a site now occupied by Foster Hall.

Your stories…

Do you have a great story about your time in the College that you’d like to share with your fellow alumni? We are collecting anecdotes from our alumni about their favorite moments and memorable professors to share via Facebook or during commemorative events this year. Send your stories to Anthony Casaus (Assistant Dean for Development) at

Our vision…

…is to be a premier College of Business in the Southwest. We think that you will find this to be an exciting place to earn a graduate or undergraduate degree.

Our mission…

is to serve the educational needs of New Mexico’s diverse population by providing high quality education, conducting research, and participating in service and outreach within the global community.

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Published: July 28, 2010 Updated: April 15, 2014 Permalink