Medinas leave legacy

The family of Manuel and Dolores Medina established an Adams State University Memorial Scholarship.

ALAMOSA — The legacy of Manuel and Dolores Medina will live on through Adams State University.

Barbara Medina, Ph.D., former teacher, education chair, and her siblings recently established a scholarship endowment to honor their parents who valued education and service to community.

“My siblings and I had conversations and decided Adams State would be a great partner and a way to ensure continuity of our parents’ generosity and value of education.”

The Manuel and Dolores Medina Memorial Scholarship will assist Adams State University students with their educational expenses.

The couple raised nine children on a small farm in Crowley County.

“Our parents saw to it that we had opportunity for further study post high school,” Barbara Medina added. “They instilled in us as young children both intellectual curiosity and the value of hard work.”

Manuel and Dolores Medina had three family members earn degrees from Adams State: daughter Emily Medina Trujillo, Class of 1970; and two granddaughters, Veronica Vigil, Class of 2006, and Mia Medina-Bohanan, Class of 2008.

Adams State students from counties of Crowley, Otero and Bent will receive first preference to receive the Manuel and Dolores Medina Memorial Scholarship. They must major in agribusiness, education or sociology (social welfare), as well as meet additional criteria.

“Many family and community members wanted to honor my parents’ legacy of hard work, value for education and engagement with one’s community,” Barbara Medina said. “We, as a family, are very grateful to Adams State for their commitment to those same values and we look forward to building upon and continuing our parents’ legacy through our establishment of this endowment.”

Adams State scholarship applications are due by Feb. 1 for the 2020-2021 academic year. Current or prospective students can visit adams.edu/financial-aid/scholarships for information on all available scholarships.

To contribute to the Manuel and Dolores Medina Memorial Scholarship, visit adams.edu/foundation.

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