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Activity Report, December 12, 2014

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya SAEM Events Staff brought together over 100 members of the NMSU community who signed up to work at the Fall 2014 Commencement. Friday’s Pre-Commencement meeting allowed staff to review important procedures such as how to get over 1,000 students into the Pan Am in a timely manner. […]

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Activity Report, December 5

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Attended the Ring Ceremony on Wednesday and American Indian Program’s Fall Student Recognition Banquet Thursday, December 4 and the Advancing Leaders Mentors Luncheon on Friday, December 5. Interviewed with KFOX Thursday, which was prompted by the new Stay Safe at NMSU website. 30   

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Activity Report, November 21, 2014

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya On Tuesday, November 18, Dr. Montoya participated in the interviews for the candidates for the Athletic Director. The SAEM Executive Team toured Corbett Center this week to view Phase 1 construction. 20   

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Aggie Tree for 4-H

This year, Cibola County 4-H will have an Aggie Tree in their Holiday Auction, scheduled for early December. Carla Villareal and Rikki Marrujo decorated the small tree with an Aggie theme, using materials donated from staff in the Vice President’s Office. The tree features cowbells and mustaches along with glitter-covered letters spelling Aggies and crimson […]

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Activity Report, November 14, 2014

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya The Annual SAEM Homecoming Staff Picnic was held on Friday, November 7. Damon Beasley, Technology Support Technician for SAEM, and Lydia Quintana, Accountant at ASNMSU, received this year’s SAEM Staff Recognition Awards. 33   

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Activity Report, November 7, 2014

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Attended the APLU Annual Meeting from November 1–4 in Orlando, Florida and was inaugurated as the Co-Chair for the Council on Student Affairs Executive Committee. Dr. Melissa Exum, Vice Provost for Student Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University, was also inaugurated Co-Chair. 30   

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Aggie Gear Winners from Homecoming!

Thanks to all who attended the 2014 SAEM Homecoming Barbecue! Winners of Aggie Gear (listed below) can  pick up your prize in Suite 401 of the Educational Services Building or leave a comment below that includes what you want (as supplies and sizes last) and where we can deliver your prize. Please respond before Thursday, […]

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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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Activity Report, October 31, 2014

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Attended the QuickConnect lunch on Wednesday, October 29 to thank responders for their services. Responders talked about ways to make the system more efficient and how to serve more faculty and students. NMSU has had 319 referrals for Quick Connect so far this semester. 20   

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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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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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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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Annual Employee Recognition Awards

The Executive Leadership Team of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management is seeking nominations to recognize individual staff members who exhibit exceptional performance above and beyond their normal job duties. Exceptional performance could be a major accomplishment, excellent work ethic and/or outstanding customer service which significantly contributed to the goals of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. The […]

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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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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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