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Annual Strategic Planning Update

The 2013-14 Strategic Planning Update is now available and will be distributed at the SAEM Homecoming Barbecue (Friday, November 7, 11-1, south of the Educational Services Building). In the update, each area of SAEM reports on progress toward goals from earlier strategic plans. 20   

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SAEM Homecoming BBQ, November 7

To celebrate NMSU’s Homecoming, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management will close out the week with our annual SAEM staff barbecue on Friday, November 7.  Rudy’s BBQ will be serving our meal between 11am and 1 pm so that everybody will have a chance to enjoy a meal as well as to ensure that our offices […]

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Welcome to the Spring 2014 Semester!

The Spring 2014 semester is here! I hope each and every one of you enjoyed a wonderful holiday break and were able to recharge for the exciting year ahead.  It was good to be able to visit with many of you during our annual SAEM Holiday Reception. Everyone who came to the reception received a coffee mug.  If […]

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SAEM Mission and Vision

Thanks to the almost 250 people voted who for the SAEM mission and vision statements at today’s staff picnic. The winners: SAEM empowers students by engaging them in all aspects of the student experience. We encourage students to learn through discovery of self, others, and their world to become effective members of their community. (106 votes) […]

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Congratulations to Marilyn and Monica!

Congratulations to Marilyn Alejo (left photo) and Monica Dunivan (right photo), winners of this year’s SAEM Staff Recognition Awards! Marilyn Alejo, Administrative Assistant in Career Services, was nominated by colleagues Elizabeth Ortega, Kevin Andrew, and Tony Marin. They cited her professionalism, work ethic, and outstanding contributions to the office, explaining that Marilyn takes initiative in learning […]

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Activity Report, October 18

Office of the Vice President Dr. Montoya delivered the opening address for the Tough Enough to Wear Pink Art Gallery opening on October 14. The event was attended by Jill Conley, a breast cancer survivor and TETWP guest speaker, and her husband. Dr. Montoya concluded her address by singing from “Fight Like a Girl”. Dr. […]

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Activity Report, October 11

Office of the Vice President Dr. Montoya attended the Senate Memorial 101 Lottery Work Group on October 11 in Santa Fe with representatives of ASNMSU. Our students have played a leading role in working toward a new model for the Lottery scholarship by setting an excellent example of cooperation with other student governments and in […]

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Activity Report, October 4

Office of the Vice President Dr. Montoya represented NMSU at the 3rd Biennial Policy Summit on Latino Higher Education in Albuquerque, presented by The Sereno Alliance for Higher Education and the University of New Mexico. The goal of the summit was to bring together Hispanic/Latino leaders, educators, elected officials, and others from around the country […]

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Activity Report, September 27

Office of the Vice President Before an audience of about 300, Dr. Montoya welcomed new members of the Greek Community with an address about the importance of involvement in campus life.  She encouraged students to set a good example for others through the work in their communities. Dr. Montoya welcomed about 400 prospective students and […]

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Activity Report, September 20

Office of the Vice President At the NMSU Community College Roundup in Carlsbad, Dr. Bernadette Montoya held a colloquium about ways NMSU student affairs and enrollment management units are working together across the system. Through audience engagement, Dr. Montoya left with ideas on future efforts. Michael Jasek and Melody Munson-McGee also presented at the Community […]

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Activity Report, September 13

Office of the Vice President On Wednesday, the Advisory Team drafted a mission and vision statement for SAEM that will now go to all staff for feedback. The final statements will be completed by early November. The SAEM Professional Development Committee held their first event, a one-hour presentation by Del Suggs on how to avoid […]

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Progress on mission and vision statements

Wednesday September 11, the SAEM Advisory Team took the first steps toward drafting a mission and vision statement for SAEM. We started this process by priming the pump through answering questions about who we are and what we do. We used responses to those questions as source material, then half of the team drafted a […]

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Activity Report, September 6

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Bernadette Montoya plus Jeremy Witte and Lydia Hammond of ASNMSU attended the second of three Senate Memorial 101 Working Group meetings. They presented a proposal to address the Lottery Fund solvency problem that addresses state-wide higher education goals of access, completion, and solvency. The SAEM Assessment Team […]

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Creating a mission and vision for SAEM

I am excited to announce the next phase of development for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at NMSU. To address who we are and where we are seeking to go, this fall, every member of SAEM will have the opportunity to contribute to crafting mission and vision statements for SAEM. Our process will start formally […]

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Activity Report, August 30

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Dr. Montoya presented a proposal, created by a group of NMSU faculty, staff, and students, to President Carruthers to address solvency of the Legislative Lottery Fund. She and ASNMSU Legislative Affairs Director Jeremy Witte will present the proposal to the Lottery Working Group created by HED Secretary […]

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Activity Report, August 23

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya From Move-in Day to Ask Me Tables, staff from all areas of SAEM welcomed students back to campus during Aggie Welcome and Orientation. Highlights of our week included Student Convocation and AggieFest. The goal of these events is for students to build community among their colleagues and […]

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Activity Report, August 16

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Recognizing that power outages would not eliminate our need for caffeine, we hastily arranged coffee and donuts for SAEM staff during last week’s power outage. The coffee arrived about the same time power was restored, but SAEM colleagues still took the opportunity for some collegial conversation. Dr. […]

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Activity Report, August 9

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya On August 8, open enrollment for campuses began for Fall 2013. Students can now enroll in classes on any campus, provided they are eligible to enroll in that class. We are recommending that students meet with an academic and financial aid advisor to discuss how enrolling on […]

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Fundraising in Student Affairs

These are the final notes from VP Montoya’s trip to APLU in Wisconsin. This year, the focus was on 5 main topics: Persistence, Progress and Programs; Lessons Learned from Penn State; Technology and Student Development; Fundraising in Student Affairs; and Federal Legislation Impacting Student Affairs. Fundraising in Student Affairs Several institutions are finding good private funding opportunities […]

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Activity Report, August 2

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Bernadette Montoya welcomed new Aggies and their families from the Albuquerque area at last weekend’s Senior Send-off at NMSU’s Albuquerque Center. New students left with door prizes of dorm-sized refrigerators, Aggie gear, and school supplies. Dr. Montoya and two students from ASNMSU attended the first meeting of […]

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