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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. 45   

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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. 51   

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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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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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Disabled American Veterans Work with NMSU students

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 38, from Mesilla, is again making weekly visits to NMSU’s MVP (Military Veterans Program) to work with the students as they apply for disability benefits, according to Jacobo Varela, MVP director. Representatives Warren Johnson and Fred Madrid visit the MVP office once a week to assist student veterans in filling […]

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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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Activity Report

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Members of the SAEM Enrollment Management Strike Force attended a webinar on Wednesday, September 10 on key findings from the 2014 E-Expectations Report by Noel-Levitz. This annual report highlighted the importance that electronic communications – including email contact and websites – be functional on mobile devices and […]

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Webinar: 2014 E-Expectations Report by Noel-Levitz

Noel-Levitz publishes a study annually based on a survey of college-bound high school seniors and parents regarding their expectations about college recruiting.  The full report is at noellevitz.com (free, but requires registration). When this study was completed in March and April of 2014, many seniors had not yet applied to college and were still looking. […]

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Improved TB Screening Program conducted at Campus Health Center

Each semester the Campus Health Center (CHC) screens incoming international NMSU students (system-wide) and program participants for tuberculosis (TB). The traditional TB skin testing the Campus Health Center has used in the past is now being replaced by a TB blood test called QuantiFERON-Gold. 50   

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Student Leadership Training

The annual Student Leadership Training was held on September 3, 2014 for NMSU Diversity Programs’ student leaders. Chicano Programs, American Indian Programs, Black Programs and the Sexual Gender Diversity Resource Center hosted 33 students at the event held in the Health and Social Services Annex. This training is an important collaboration between these programs and […]

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Student Success Summit 2014 at UNM

On September 3, Dr. Bernadette Montoya, with Provost Howard, addressed NMSU’s contributions to student access and success at the 2014 Student Success Summit in Albuquerque. The Student Success Summit was attended by representatives from New Mexico’s research universities, who came to share and identify issues and effective practices at their institutions. Below is the Prezi […]

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NMSU’s Annual I-10 Coalition Blood Drive

This year’s Battle of I-10 Blood Drive now until September 12 at Corbett Center from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm daily.  You may donate outside in the United Blood Service bus or in Corbett Center on the 2nd floor in the Art Gallery.  The Blood Bank is in vital need of all blood type donations. In the […]

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Activity Report

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Dr. Montoya attended a lunch arranged by Ricardo Rel of NMSU’s Office of Government Relations with Representative Jason Harper and student leaders from ASNMSU. Representative Harper has been instrumental in working toward solutions to the Lottery Scholarship solvency issue and plans to keep working on this issue […]

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