Activity Report, May 8, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Sengdhuan Defibaugh-Chavez, from the Sexual and Gender Diversity Resource Center, presented Dr. Montoya with the SGDRC Ally award.

Sengdhuan Defibaugh-Chavez, from the Sexual and Gender Diversity Resource Center, presented Dr. Montoya with the SGDRC Ally award.

Dr. Montoya was awarded with the Sexual and Gender Diversity Resource Center Ally award for her support and dedication to the NMSU GLBTQ+ Community.

Attended the Advancing Leaders Program Luncheon on Monday, May 4. It was a pleasure to spend the year mentoring Michele Shuster.

Attended many activities this week to celebrate our students’ accomplishments. It is exciting yet bittersweet to see students fulfill their academic dreams and move forward with their life plans.

University Financial Aid and Scholarship Services, Ms. Janie Merchant

Almost 7,000 complete 2015/16 financial aid award letters were issued. These letters include all aid that a student qualifies for including federal and state grants, subsidized and unsubsidized loans, federal and state work study and institutional and donor designated scholarships. Packaging and repackaging will occur nightly, as new students are admitted and existing students change the courses they are registered for.

University Registrar, Dr. Cassandra Lachica-Chavez

Grading for all parts of term for Spring 2015 is now open and will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12.

For the first time ever, academic sanction notices will be sent to students via email, rather than via USPS mailed paper letters. On average, 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students system-wide receive these notices at the end of each semester. This change will create a cost savings of approximately $1,000 to the University Registrar’s office and will provide immediate notification to students.

Diversity Programs

Members of Chicano Programs watched the Aggies win during Hispanic Heritage Night.

Members of Chicano Programs watched the Aggies win during Hispanic Heritage Night.

On Wednesday, May 6, Chicano Programs partnered with the Hispanic Faculty/Staff Caucus (HFSC) in the Hispanic Academic/Leadership Stole Ceremony held at the Center for the Arts. Forty-four graduating seniors were honored along with Cesar Montelongo, who was awarded the HFSC’s Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

Chicano Programs collaborated with Athletics for a Hispanic Heritage Night during the baseball game against UNM on el 5 de Mayo. Athletics provided Mariachis and special food on sale at concessions. Chicano Programs provided free food and an info table during the pre-game rally. The Regents Jerean Camunez Hutchinson and Amanda Lopez Askin were recognized on the field before the game along with Dean Ricardo Jaquez, Vice Presdient Angela Throneberry, and Bea Duran, Treasurer of the Hispanic Faculty/Staff Caucus, as well as the staff of Chicano Programs.


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