Barbara Johnston Hubbard
Barbara Johnston Hubbard was born to Charlotte and Loris Johnston. Hubbard was raised in Benton where she graduated from high school in 1945.
Hubbard graduated in 1948 from Henderson with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology.
Hubbard also holds a Master of Arts degree in Biology from George Peabody College and a Master of Arts in Education degree from New Mexico State University.
In 2007 Hubbard received an honorary Doctorate of Letters from New Mexico State University.
While at Henderson, Hubbard was involved in cheerleading, Alpha Sigma Tau sorority, Student Christian Association, Heart and Key Club, Women’s Council, and she also served as Homecoming Queen. Some of her fondest memories are of the three years she spent on the Cheerleading Squad.
Hubbard spent more than 30 years at New Mexico State University where she served in positions ranging from instructor to Director of Campus Activities. She retired in 1996 as Director of Special Events where she supervised all major campus productions and was also the advisor for the student government. Some of her personal interests and hobbies are golf, the sports of New Mexico State University, ACTS Scholarships, and her great-granddaughters.
Hubbard was married to the late Peirce Hubbard, and she has two children, H. Peirce Hubbard III and James Drury Hubbard; five grandchildren, Crystal, Megan, Kimberly, Clayton, and Jacob; and three great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Ashlynn, and Kassidy.
She currently resides in Las Cruces, New Mexico.