New Mexico Military Institute
Alumni Hall of Fame
Michael C. Currier 1962 JCG
Michael C. Currier 1962 JCG was born in Carlsbad, New Mexico, but grew up in Artesia where he excelled in athletics; playing quarterback for the Artesia Bulldogs. He also displayed leadership being the state student council president and a member of the American Legion’s Boys State program. After graduation from Artesia High School, Currier decided to start his college education at New Mexico Military Institute and enrolled on 31 August 1960 and began helping the Broncos as a trainer, manager and statistician for the football and basketball teams. Currier was selected to be a cadet officer in his First Class year and also served on the Cadet Honor Board, the Cotillion Club and was the secretary of the I Club.
After graduation from the Institute, Currier continued his education by graduating from the University of New Mexico in 1965. It was then that he began his career in the land title business when he accepted a position with a title insurance underwriter. Currier worked in Albuquerque and Dallas gaining experience and establishing himself as a leader in his chosen profession. In 1978, he returned to southeastern New Mexico to work in his family’s business of Currier Abstract and Guaranty Title Companies. It was during that time that he became involved with the state and national trade associations for the land title industry.
His work and leadership lead to his selection as president of the New Mexico Land Title Association in 1981. Both his father and grandfather had served in that same capacity making the Currier family the only family to hold that distinction. Wanting to become even more active, Currier began working in earnest with the national trade association, The American Land Title Association in Washington, D. C. He served in numerous capacities and became chairman of the title agents’ section of the association. In 1992, he was recognized nationally by his peers when they selected him as president. Immediately prior to and during his presidency, his main responsibility was to travel to state title conventions and speak to the attendees about the activities of the national association. During that time he was the guest speaker at 33 state title conventions. His travels took him from coast to coast.
Over his career, in addition to his work, Currier has continued to remember NMMI. He has served as a member of the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors for six years and as a member of the NMMI Foundation Board of Trustees for eight years; serving as the Chairman of the Board from 2003-2005. Currier believes in, works by and lives by our Credo of Duty, Honor and Achievement.
Inducted 20 October 2006