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Students have lunch with the NMSU President

Kaylene Womack, Guadalupe Saldivar, DeMeshanique Jefferson, Xavior Pedraza have lunch with Dr. Carruthers.

Kaylene Womack, Guadalupe Saldivar, DeMeshanique Jefferson, Xavior Pedraza have lunch with President Carruthers.

Four students from Student Engagement had lunch with President Carruthers on January 15, 2014.

During the 2013 Tough Enough to Wear Pink week auction held on campus, Dr. Terry Cook bid the highest on the “Lunch with the NMSU President” voucher. With the voucher, Dr. Cook was able to give four students the opportunity to have lunch with President Carruthers.

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Activity Report, January 10

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

SAEM is finalizing the update to our strategic plan. The update will be aligned with Vision 2020.

Dr. Bernadette Montoya met with NMSU staff and students to assess changes that will be proposed to the New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship Lottery during the upcoming legislative session. ASNMSU is working with student governments from around the state on a proposal that will have the support of students from many colleges and universities.

SAEM staff discussed the current Lottery proposal with Legislative Finance Committee staff via a conference call. We gave our input to the proposal and gained a better understand of how their proposal will affect our students.

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Welcome to the Spring 2014 Semester!

Pete and mugsThe 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 you were unable to attend the reception, you can get your mug from my office in the Educational Services Building, Suite 401.

This year is already in full swing as we prepare for the Legislative Session, relocate offices for building renovations, continue with the Calling Campaign, hire new staff, and much more. The Executive Team has been asked to provide me a list of major initiatives for the year ahead.  I know we have much to do, and thought it would be helpful to have that information available so that everyone can see a glimpse of the many things we are doing.  While it is not all inclusive, it helps us to realize the scope of our work, and the service we provide to the University community.  You will be receiving that information soon.

We also have a few dates that you can pencil in for team building and staff gathering opportunities.  More details will become available as we near each event.

  • Staff Recognition,  April 15
  • Open Forums,  June 19
  • Annual SAEM Picnic on the Friday of Homecoming Week, around the end of October.

Please visit our website to keep up with the latest updates at studentaffairs.nmsu.edu

I look forward to our continuing success in Student Affairs and Enrollment Management in the year ahead. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication.  Know that you truly make a positive difference in the lives of our students!

Activity Report, December 20

Office of the Vice President

Staff enjoy themselves as they mingle at the 2013 Holiday Reception.

Staff enjoy themselves as they mingle at the 2013 Holiday Reception.

Before the holiday break, Dr. Montoya met with all community college presidents to discuss loan default management and financial aid disbursement.

The week before the holiday, Dr. Montoya enjoyed a lot of opportunities to interact with various offices for holiday celebrations.

SAEM hosted their annual Winter Break Employee Reception for all SAEM employees on the Friday before the holiday.
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Activity Report, December 13

Office of the Vice President

Ryan Garcia (center) of the Sexual & Gender Diversity Resource Center is the Outstanding Graduate for the College of Health and Social Services. SGDRC also recognized Alma Gross (left) and Ethan Williams (right) at its Recognition Banquet

Ryan Garcia (center) of the Sexual & Gender Diversity Resource Center is the Outstanding Graduate for the College of Health and Social Services. SGDRC also recognized Alma Gross (left) and Ethan Williams (right) at its Recognition Banquet

Last week and this week, Dr. Bernadette Montoya has been lauding our new graduates, who will be part of the largest commencement ceremony in NMSU history with over 1,000 graduates expected to participate. Dr. Montoya attended the Black Programs’ Graduation Dinner on December 10, the Hispanic Faculty Staff Caucus’s Graduation and Leadership Stoles Ceremony on December 11, and the Alumni Association’s Outstanding Graduate Awards Luncheon on December 13.

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