Ruby Award Winners

The 2017 Ruby Awardee – Melanie Dunn

Melanie (left), a native of New Mexico, works as a counselor in Las Cruces. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment disorders and postpartum depression/anxiety. Melanie says, “I have always been passionate about serving the community in a therapeutic and holistic manner.” Melanie’s work of supporting woman and families has extended beyond her abilities as a therapist and has moved forward with being an advocate for the wives of veterans, woman veterans and those who know all too well, the struggle of mental health disorders

The 2016 Ruby Awardee – May Helen Ratje

Throughout her 39-year career, Las Cruces educator Mary Helen Ratje (left) has helped children realize their academic potential and helped families understand the power of education to improve lives.


2015 Ruby Awardee – None

2014 Ruby  Awardee – Brooke Roberson

2013 Ruby Awardee: Wylene Saunders

2012 Ruby Awardee: Donna Richmond

2011 Ruby Awardee: Betty McCaslin & Gayla Weaver

2010 Ruby Awardee: None

2009 Ruby Awardee: Shirley Jaquez

2008 Ruby Awardee: None