Faculty members have received five of the rare Patricia Christmore and Donald C. Roush Awards for teaching excellence, which are a product of students selecting their best teachers.
- Dr. Dennis Giever has received the 1997-98 El Paso Energy Foundation Faculty Achievement Award In Recognition of Outstanding University Teaching.
- Dr. Carlos E. Posadas has received the Donald C. Roush Award for teaching excellence in 2011 and recognized as a Star Teacher by the NMSU Teaching Academy in 2017.
- Dr. Mike Tapia has received the 2019 Outstanding Achievement in Outreach Award.
- Dr. Mike Tapia has received the 2018 College of Arts and Science Faculty Travel Grant Award.
- Dr. Nicholas Natividad and Dr. Dulcinea Lara have received the J. Paul Taylor Award in 2018.