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New Mexico State University
College of Engineering

Alumni

Distinguished Alumni

2000 Walter G. Hines 66 BSCE, 67 MSCE

Walter Hines

Walter G. Hines received his B.S.C.E. in 1966 and his M.S.C.E. in 1967, both from New Mexico State University . He is currently employed as a Senior Engineer with CH2M HILL in Albuquerque , New Mexico . His responsibilities include managing and marketing water resource engineering projects throughout New Mexico and the southwest. He currently heads up several portions of the city of Albuquerque 's long-range water supply project.

Mr. Hines has more than thirty years of experience in water resources and environmental engineering with a strong background in water supply planning, water quality and hydrologic investigations and water system design, including ground water and wells. He has conducted water quality investigations on a number of streams and rivers, including the Colorado , Upper Mississippi, Lower Columbia, Willamette , Illinois , Gila, Pecos and Rio Grande . Ground water projects include investigations in Alaska , Washington , Oregon , New Mexico and Nevada including the design and drilling of high-capacity production/recharge wells for the Las Vegas Valley Water District.

Walter has served as an expert witness and mediated disputes in cases involving waste treatment, water quality, flooding and water rights and represented private clients before various regulatory agencies. He is a registered professional engineer in Arizona , Nevada , New Mexico and Oregon .

Mr. Hines' father, Jerry Hines, was a N.M. A&M athlete, coach and athletic director in the 1920's, 30's and 40's, as well as a WWII veteran. His mother, Nona Mossman Hines, was the founder of the women's P.E. program at N.M. A&M and was an art and music instructor from 1935 to 1940. Walter's heritage explains his avid interest in Aggie sports as well as WWII history. He has written several articles on Aggie sports and last year, published his first book, Aggies of the Pacific War: N.M. A&M and The War with Japan . He was also a founding member of the Albuquerque chapter of the Aggie Scholarship Association, served on the CAGE Academy Board from 1994-1997 and founded the Las Vegas , Nevada , Aggie Alumni Association chapter.