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NMSU TRiO Students win Regional Scholarships

The New Mexico State University TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) Program congratulates Shaun Aki, Ricardo Serrano, and Jessica Chrisman, recipients of the Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs (SWASAP) and StudentAccess scholarship awards. SWASAP financially supports and honors students who embrace post-secondary education and demonstrate leadership potential at school and within their communities. Winners, Shaun […]

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Activity Report, October 24

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Attended the pre-accreditation site visit on Wednesday, October 22 for the new Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine. SAEM will have some of the responsibilities for these new students that we do for NMSU students. Met with Stacie Allen, CEO and President of Bridge of Southern New Mexico, […]

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Backpacking 101: Trip to White Mountain Wilderness

Kenny Coppedge and Sasha Garcia, NMSU Outdoor Recreation, traveled to the Three Rivers Area of the White Mountain Wilderness with 14 students in early October for Backpacking 101, a backpacking trip geared towards beginners. Participants included several students from the Outdoor Leadership Program (OLP), the PE 263 Backpacking class, and other students who signed up […]

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NMASFAA Fall Training

Joseph Molina, Financial Aid Advisor, delivered a half-day training session at the New Mexico Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Fall Training in Albuquerque. The three and a half hour training presented several topics, including using the estimated family contribution (EFC) as a customer service tool and the consequences of the Supreme Court’s ruling on […]

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Activity Report, October 17, 2014

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Attended the ACES Freshmen Branding Ceremony to celebrate freshman initiation into the College. The event included paint branding, refreshments, and the Aggie Fight Song, which was led by President Carruthers. 55   

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Military and Veterans Programs featured in Military Advanced Education

The Office of Military and Veterans Programs and the College of Engineering were recognized in the October issue of Military Advanced Education. NMSU was one of four schools highlighted in the issue, which highlights the importance of STEM education and potential careers for service members and veterans. The article also discusses the support Military and Veterans […]

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Chartering Organizations and the New Aggie Activity Council

Recently, thirteen new ways for student to become involved with the campus community were  chartered at New Mexico State University. Thirteen organizations — each of which provides a unique opportunity for engagement — worked with Morgan Busch, Coordinator for Campus Activities, to earn their charter. These new organizations include Creative Minds (the art club), Music […]

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Activity Report, October 10, 2014

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Presented the Fall 2014 Enrollment Update to the Board of Regents on Friday, October 10 at the NMSU Grants Campus. SAEM is addressing drops in enrollment in recent years by ramping up campus visitation programs and more outreach to applicants. Retention is a crucial part of enrollment […]

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Aggie Experience

Aggie Experience, the largest recruitment event hosted by University Admissions, was held on Saturday, October 4, 2014. About 675 high school seniors and their families experienced a day in the life of an Aggie. Students were encouraged to apply for admission during the program, and by the end of the day, University Admissions received 226 applications […]

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Fall 2014 Enrollment Update

Below is the presentation Dr.  Montoya gave on Fall 2014 enrollment at the NMSU Grants campus on Friday, October 10, 2014. 61   

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NMSU Registrar staff met with HED

On September 30, 2014, Registrar staff from universities across the state met with the Higher Education Department (HED) at NMSU’s Albuquerque Center. Denise Esquibel and Kim Eiland represented New Mexico State University at the meeting. 50   

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Activity Report, October 3, 2014

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya On Monday, September 29, attended a reception for the members of the Legislative Revenue Stabilization and Tax Policy Committee. The reception welcomed legislators to NMSU’s campus. On Wednesday, October 1, met with Fred Heinrich, Director of Development in Athletics to discuss options to better support NMSU’s cheer […]

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Health and Wellness Reaches Out to the Community

NMSU Outdoor Recreation hosted the First Annual Las Cruces Climbing Festival September 25-28th, 2014.  The four-day event kicked off with a gear demo and slideshow presentations by professional climbers Nick Duttle, NMSU Alumni, and Sam Davis, doctorate student. On Friday, hundreds gathered downtown for a street festival full of fun, food, and local, regional, and […]

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Remodel and student staff help Financial Aid

Data from NMSU Financial Aid and Scholarship indicates that each Financial Aid Advisor is responsible for approximately 2,900 students at the Las Cruces Campus. In 2012, the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators reported that schools have, on average, 4 full-time employees (FTE) for every 1,000 students. NMSU has about 2.1 FTE in the Las […]

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Activity Report

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya On Tuesday, September 23, Dr. Montoya facilitated a leadership retreat for International and Border Programs. The training was based on the Five Exemplary Practices from the Leadership Challenge. Participants discussed the importance of teamwork regarding organizational change. 40   

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Financial Aid Outreach and Retention

Claire Cortner Montoya, who joined the Financial Aid Office in January 2014 as Outreach Advisor, was hired to reach out to students and to work to boost recruitment and retention. By providing additional financial aid support beyond the traditional advising, Claire is working to increase student retention and success while promoting student self-advocacy. She works […]

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Webinar: Handling Difficult and Disruptive Behaviors

September 23, 2014 Attendees: Advisors, SAEM Staff, Graduate School Staff Attendees discuss the benefits of the webinar training. The webinar discussed techniques on providing excellent customer service to students and visitors, as well as steps on handling student problems. 1. Create a warm and friendly office environment. Remove clutter and make sure areas are clean. […]

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Activity Report

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya On Monday, September 15, Dr. Montoya attended the Guaranteed Pathway Summit. SAEM offices of Admissions and Student Engagement will be part of this effort. Meeting participants were charged with identifying a clear path for students who start at a community college to earn a baccalaureate from New […]

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Meet Karl Rysted

Karl Rysted is the new Student Legal Aid Attorney on NMSU’s Las Cruces campus.  In his role as Student Legal Aid Attorney, he advises ASNMSU in areas such as contract review and works with students individually in areas such as landlord tenant questions, domestic relations, sexual assault, domestic violence, DWI, personal injury, debts, and  consumer law. […]

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Maxient Database for Student Conduct

  Starting this semester, the Dean of Students office will be using Maxient, a new database that will allow the university to create and track conduct cases as well as other handle other information needs. This system will let us thoroughly track reporting for the Clery Act and Title IX cases, and provide accurate information to the public. […]

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