MELCHOR ORTIZ

Profile Updated: August 5, 2019
Residing In: Las Cruces, NM
Spouse/Partner: Gloria Sylva (from Port Lavaca)
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 8 to 16 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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Happy Birthday, Alice. I know your birthday was yesterday, but at our age we should celebrate more than only one day!

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Nancy,
Wishing you a great birthday week!
Melchor

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Happy Birthday, Molly. Regards to Sal.

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Happy Birthday, Edith.
I am scheduled for my second vaccine this week.
I hope you have completed your immunization.
Maybe we can plan for a reunion this year.
Melchor Ortiz

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Happy Birthday, Judy Jo.
Hope you are well.

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A great Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to you. May your vaccine arrive quickly.

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Bill, I hope you had a great birthday.
Stay safe.

Melchor

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Happy Birthday, Ronnie. We are living in interesting times.

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Pam,
Just thought I would tell you know how much I appreciate the work that you have done over the years on this communication page. Thank you. I know that we will still be in good hands. Now go rest.
Melchor

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Posted on: Nov 18, 2019 at 2:41 PM

Bobby, at our age we certainly deserve to celebrate for more than a single day out of the year. Hope you have a prolonged celebration.

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Cruz, I hope you are doing well. Have a happy birthday.

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Happy birthday, Marie.

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Happy Birthday, Cora Jo. Wishing you many more.

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Happy Birthday wishes from Las Cruces. Merry Christmas!

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Happy birthday, Jim.
I wish you many more.

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Martha Boyd, Wishing you a great birthday.