MELCHOR ORTIZ

Profile Updated: July 22, 2018
Residing In: Las Cruces, NM
Spouse/Partner: Gloria
Occupation: Retired statistician
Children: Russell, born 1972. He and Ana have two sons: Alejandro and Valentino.
Steven, born 1974. He and More…Shaugna have a son named Orlando and a daughter named Tula.
Dina, born 1979. She and Mike have a daughter named Honora and two sons, Hawkins and Holden.
Seven grandchildren, so far.
Military Service: USMC  
Yes! Attending Reunion
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My wife, Gloria, and I were married in 1969. I completed a BS and an MS in Mathematics at Texas A&I in 1971. I then worked on a PhD in Statistics at Texas A&M completing in 1975.

My first job was at New Mexico State University in the college of Agriculture and Home Economics I worked my way through positions as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Full Professor. My responsibilities included teaching statistics classes, providing statistical support to university faculty researchers and to graduate students. I served on over 1,000 graduate student committees. As a result of my collaboration with a diverse research faculty, I have over 100 publications in research journals. I was appointed as Director of the University Statistics Center, Head of the Department of Experimental Statistics and, briefly, as Head of Home Economics Department. In 1985, I became Associate Dean and Director of Resident Instruction in the College of Agriculture. In 1991, I became Associate Dean of the Graduate School.

I retired from NMSU in 1993, but quickly became Director of the El Paso Campus of the University of Texas School of Public Health. In 2008, I moved to the Texas Tech Paul Foster School of Medicine at its new campus in El Paso.

Gloria and I are enjoying the grandchildren. Age range is now 7 to 15 years old.

School Story:

Memories: standing at noon behind the 7-11 near campus eating a Frito pie and drinking a coke; going to school about 30 minutes early for a semester to learn how to work a slide rule; McCall's enthusiasm at pep rallies.

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Jul 22, 2018 at 9:44 AM
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Jul 22, 2018 at 9:36 AM

Happy birthday, Jim.
I wish you many more.

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Jul 22, 2018 at 9:35 AM

Martha Boyd, Wishing you a great birthday.

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Apr 03, 2018 at 12:03 PM

Posted on: Apr 03, 2018 at 8:25 AM

Alice, I hope you had a great day. Wishing you many more birthdays.
Regards, Melchor

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Posted on: Mar 21, 2018 at 1:39 PM

Wishing you a great day for your birthday.

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Mar 19, 2018 at 2:09 PM

Bill, Wishing you a great day for your birthday.

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Feb 06, 2018 at 4:21 PM

Bobby Joe,
I hope you have settled in to this new year. So far, its been great for us. Keep studying that Spanish lingo.

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Feb 05, 2018 at 3:19 PM

Mary, Wishing you a great birthday. I know that you are enjoying your grandchildren.

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Posted on: Dec 20, 2017 at 7:08 PM

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

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Dec 21, 2017 at 6:57 AM

Posted on: Dec 19, 2017 at 10:20 AM

Happy birthday. 'Nother year to celebrate.

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Nov 14, 2017 at 2:24 PM

Melchor,
Happy Birthday or should I say: "Feliz cumpleanos!"
I am still studying Spanish and have been for over a year and a half now. I do a couple of lessons a day with the DuoLingo website which seems to work pretty well. I supplement that with the SpanishDictionary and StudySpanish.com web sites. Conjugating verbs is still the biggest challenge.
I hope your's and your family's health are still holding out. I seem to be losing the battle with old age sprawl at the waist line even though I only eat breakfast and lunch. Have a good one, Melchor.
Bob

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Happy birthday. Have a great year.

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Posted on: Sep 22, 2017 at 5:45 PM

Hope you had a great birthday.

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Jul 02, 2017 at 7:40 AM

Marie, I hope you are having a great time celebrating your birthday.

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Posted on: Apr 26, 2017 at 4:33 PM

Happy Birthday, Yvonne. I wish you a great day.

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Mar 31, 2017 at 3:55 PM

Happy Birthday, Nancy. I hope you are doing well.

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Mar 22, 2017 at 9:39 AM

Wishing you a great birthday. Still hope to see you before too long.

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Dec 17, 2016 at 9:07 PM

Posted on: Dec 17, 2016 at 4:46 PM

Happy Birthday, Bill. Hope you are having a great day. Don't let anyone give you a single gift to cover both your birthday and Christmas. We are expecting all three offspring and their families for Christmas. I guess this justifies keeping this big ol' house year round.

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Dec 17, 2016 at 4:48 PM

Posted on: Nov 15, 2016 at 2:24 PM

Happy Birthday, Melchor. I hope you and your family enjoy many more. I am still plugging away at learning Spanish for the fun of it and to exercise the brain cells a little (assuming there are still some of them residing in the old cranium.
Bob