Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya
Dr. Montoya attended the New Mexico Higher Education Assessment and Retention Conference on Thursday, February 26 and Friday, February 27 in Albuquerque.
Met with Robert Palacio, General Manager of KRUX, to discuss a new antenna that would reach a larger listening audience. It is great to learn about exciting things happening in student media at NMSU.
Student Engagement, Dr. Terry Cook
The NMSU TRIO Student Support Services Program attended the Annual TRIO Day Celebration on February 27 in Santa Fe. The theme of this year’s TRIO Day was the “Power of One”, and the day focused on the history of the TRIO Programs. TRIO Day provided an opportunity to recognize outstanding TRIO students, and award scholarships. Representative Tomas Salazar presented the TRIO Day Proclamation issued by the State Legislator stating February 27 as TRIO Day in the state of New Mexico. Participants of TRIO Day also attended a one-day Leadership Conference and etiquette banquet. NMSU was represented by 26 TRIO Student Support Services participants.
Health and Wellness, Ms. Lori McKee
Outdoor Recreation facilitated its third Outdoor Leadership Orientation Trip on February 21 and 22 at Aguirre Springs. Nine new OLP members participated in hiking and team building activities under the facilitation of the program’s administrators and senior staff. The NMSU Outdoor Leadership Program is a continuous program that prepares students to plan, coordinate, implement and lead outdoor recreation activities for NMSU students. Participants receive training in group dynamics, teaching techniques, decision making, risk management, backpacking, rock climbing and Leave No Trace ethics.
On Tuesday, February 24, children from the Discovery Child Development Center visited and toured the Campus Health Center and NMSU Fire Department. This activity was part of a community outreach opportunity for the CHC and Fire Department who work collaboratively on many special events and activities.
Lori McKee, Executive Director of Health and Wellness, Benj Diven, Medical Director, and Carol Nevarez, Nurse Supervisor, completed a second course in emergency preparedness through the New Mexico Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control on February 25. The Campus Health Center has been working directly with local, state and national agencies on public health preparedness and response. Preparedness is key to supporting any type of emergency on campus. The Campus Health Center participates in annual disaster, health, fire, and emergency drills that are part of national health care accreditation and facility licensing.