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Inducted 2004


BA, 1957, New Mexico Western College
MA, Western New Mexico University

Robert Kasten, a man of good humor, great caring, and a wonderful contagious love of life, is hereby named to the WNMU Education Hall of Fame.

The enduring trait that Mr. Kasten upheld while teaching music and science for 22 years in the Cobre district was keeping the student's best interest at heart. His positive attitude helped boost teacher morale and he mentored beginning teachers on accepting that, "learning isn't what one teaches, but how one teaches". Robert Kasten was not a native New Mexican, but his love of this area's culture, language, and history gained him acceptance and respect. Mr. Kasten's legacy reminds us that dignity and respect are still a mark in the field of education.


 

Robert L. Kasten
Class of 1957