Dr. Mom

Among the grads at this winter’s commencement ceremony at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces will be a new doctor – Dr. Barbara "Mother" Hubbard.

Hubbard has directed special events at NMSU for nearly 20 years, scheduled the Pan American Center and helped raise generations of future concert industry execs through her ACTS program.

She’s also one of the most well-known and well-liked folks in the concert biz, and many of her "kids" are now venue GMs, touring accountants and stage performers.

Hubbard, who graduated from NMSU in 1970 with a master’s in education, will receive the honorary doctorate at the Pan American Center December 15th.