Activity Report, February 21- 27, 2016
- Community Engagement with DECA: NMSU Admissions Recruiter and DECA alumni, Brandon Fields, attended the NM DECA State Career Development Conference. At the conference, Brandon, judged events and had a NMSU table set up throughout the three-day event to promote NMSU to 1,200 students from across the state. NMSU presented 2-$500 scholarships, to the 1st Place Winner in the Marketing Management Series Event (Skyler Faulkner) and the Hotel and Lodging Management Series Event (Emily McGehee). This amazing event gained a lot of praise from high school advisers and the NMSU support with this organization and its students.
DECA is an Association of Marketing Students and New Mexico’s High School memberships consist of 3,000+ students with 23 chapters across the state. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA enhances the co-curricular education of members through a comprehensive learning program that integrates into classroom instruction, applies learning, connects to business and promotes competition.
- Campus Health Center Interns: The Campus Health Center health education interns have hit the trail this month visiting offices around campus providing free blood pressure checks in recognition of February-Healthy Heart Month. The positive feedback from the office visits has been overwhelming with personalized messages thanking the mobile unit for making the trek out. The CHC health education staff are available to customize health and wellness outreach and programming to specific needs if requested. For more information or to have a mobile blood pressure screening in your office call 646-4045 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.Campus Health Center Interns providing free blood pressure checks to NMSU employees.
- 5-Year Grant: Each of the six colleges and universities that have been a member of the New Mexico Higher Education Prevention Consortium since 2005 have been awarded a 5-year grant that focuses specifically on prescription drug abuse and tobacco. The funding stream is as follows: SAMHSA, New Mexico Human Services Department, Behavioral Health Services Department, UNM, and then NMSU along with four other institutions of Higher Education in NM.
The sub contract with NMSU is in process and will be signed within the next few weeks. The contract will be backdated to November of 2015 and the award for that year will be $73,535.00. The grant is a 5-year grant and thus 2016-2019 an award of $100,000 per year will be granted. During 2007-2015, the WAVE program has brought in a total of $758,922 in grant funding in addition to this most recent grant for prescription drug abuse.
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