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Bending destiny

Chance encounter with a nursing textbook changes life for multiple generations

Margaret Pacheco’s legacy includes two generations of nurses. Daughters, from left, Martha Rivera and Christina Calderon and granddaughter Amy Lopez, right, are three of the six nurses in the family. The trio, along with daughter Estela Heredia, second from right, an NMSU employee, also are NMSU graduates.

22 Panorama | New Mexico State University | Spring 2016


By Tiffany Acosta

Panorama - Spring 2016  

Panorama is NMSU's Alumni and Friends magazine. To read the current issue, visit To view the Fall 2016 issue as a...