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Tim Clifford and Rod Ross are true Aggie athletic ambassadors. To honor their dedication to Aggie athletics, the New Mexico State University Department of Athletics and Aggie Athletics Fund held a dedication ceremony to officially name the Aggie football team meeting complex hall to The Clifford Ross and Cooper CPAs Hall of Legends. Denise Cooper is Tim’s sister, a partner in the CPA firm and an Aggie alumna.
“As an Aggie alumnus and a dedicated sports fan, I am honored to have the Hall of Legends named after us,” said Tim Clifford, partner at Clifford, Ross & Cooper, LLC, Certified Public Accountants. “I attribute my success to the education, discipline, and values that were instilled in me while attending NMSU. We are proud to be part of the Aggie family and proud to be able to give back to the university that has given so much to us.”
Clifford and Ross also have created two endowment funds. The two funds include a Clifford Ross and Cooper CPAs Aggie Athletic Fund scholarship and a Clifford Ross and Cooper CPAs Aggie Football Coach’s Excellence fund.
“Athletics is a critical part of the overall educational and university experience for student-athletes as well as the entire campus community. It is important to provide NMSU’s student-athletes with every possible opportunity to succeed and the greatest opportunities for participation because what they learn as student-athletes will last a lifetime,” said Rod Ross, partner at Clifford, Ross & Cooper, LLC, Certified Public Accountants. “I have been an avid Aggie fan since the 1960’s and my entire family is Aggie fans. This is truly an honor for all of us.”
The dedication of the Clifford Ross and Cooper CPAs Hall of Legends was held Nov. 8 in conjunction with the NMSU-Hawaii game.
“In addition to both my children currently attending NMSU, I received both my undergraduate and graduate degrees as an Aggie,” said Denise Cooper, partner at Clifford, Ross & Cooper, LLC, Certified Public Accountants. “As avid Aggie fans and supporters, we are so proud of the fact that the Hall of Legends is named after us and our firm.”
Written by Scott Southward
Reprinted with permission. Original story at NMSU Web site