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Inducted 2005

BS, 1960, New Mexico Western College
MAT, 1969, Western New Mexico University

Arcenio Chavez, a man with his unique style of teaching, great personality and wonderful sense of humor, is hereby named to the WNMU Education Hall of Fame.

Following the inspiration of his mentor, Ms. Hazel Sechlar, Mr. Arcenio Chavez believes that "a child never fails to learn, the instructor is the one who fails to present the lesson to be learned." During his 32 years in public school education with the majority in the Cobre District, Arcenio Chavez spoke softly and gave kids respect while giving them good fundamental education instruction. Mr. Chavez encountered students who presented a challenge to his teaching talents but never encountered a pupil who could not learn. To him each day was an opportunity for learning. Igniting a spirit of learning with his unique style of teaching, great personality and wonderful sense of humor, Mr. Chavez was successful in bringing out the best in his students.

Arcenio
(Archie) T. Chavez
MAT
Class of 1969