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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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Accessing Higher Ground Conference (Accessible Media, Web & Technology)

Westminster, Colorado
November 6-8, 2013

Sunrise in Westminster, Colorado. Photo by Wally Gobetz via Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/5004984215/in/photolist-8CgRri-fGqyhw-hASDHt-hAU6MZ-bCPhBW-9omGFA-9oiFSF-9oiAh8-9oixSr-heTQYi-a1U64C-a1U6HA-a1RdwT-a1RedF-a1RdJF-aj3Kru-85Xj6r-85XgDV-85XhPV-861so9-861r5Q-85Xgci-861twd-85XgQn-861qXY-861tVy-85XgKx-85Xif8-85Xi5a-861rHs-85Xhec-861scq-85Xh2k-861tTb-861r9L-85Xicr-85XgiM-861tsy-861rPy-85Xi9a/

Sunrise in Westminster, Colorado. Photo by Wally Gobetz via Flickr.

The theme of this year’s Assessing Higher Ground conference was Integrating University Design Content into University Curriculum. In addition to two plenary lunches, there were many excellent workshops presented related to accessibility as well as exhibitor tables and presentations of different products. The opportunity to meet and network with individuals from other universities was also valuable and informative.

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Activity Report, December 6

Office of the Vice President

Dr. Bernadette Montoya celebrated the accomplishments of our students at the Lavender Graduation Dinner on December 6. American Indian Program also celebrated Fall Graduating Students on December 5.

We continue to wait on HED to provide updated information on Lottery percentages for the spring semester.  At this time, NMSU remains committed to funding 60% of tuition regardless of HED’s final decision.  Students on major academic scholarships will remain funded at 100%.

The Vice President’s Office is finalizing the strategic plan.  It will be released to the campus community in early January.

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Activity Report, November 22

Office of the Vice President

Lydia Hammond (left), Jermy Witte (center), and Sage Peterson (right) attended a Legislative Lottery Scholarship meeting in Santa Fe.

Lydia Hammond (left), Jeremy Witte (center), and Sage Peterson (right) attended a Legislative Lottery Scholarship meeting in Santa Fe.

Last week, stories of the Legislative Lottery Scholarship appeared in newspapers coast to coast and included local media in Las Cruces, Silver City, Alamogordo, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque; plus national media in Lexington, Kentucky; Miami; Kansas City; San Francisco; Connecticut; Olympia, Washington; plus Higher Education News.

On November 21, Dr. Bernadette Montoya and Dr. Dan Howard met with state legislators at NMSU’s Albuquerque Center to discuss the Legislative Lottery Scholarship. Students Jeremy Witte, Sage Peterson, and Lydia Hammond, who have all been strong advocates for the Lottery program, also attended. They also discussed the Lottery Scholarship with the Legislative Education Study Committee and the Legislative Finance Committee in Santa Fe.

On November 22, Dr. Montoya participated in a phone conference by the New Mexico Higher Education Department to discuss the Legislative Lottery Scholarship in regards to the upcoming spring 2014 semester. HED plans to issue a communication to New Mexico institutions next week.

Dr. Montoya attended the NMSU Multicultural Greek Council Charter Reception on November 19; it was a pleasure to meet with enthusiastic members of the campus’ Greek community.

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October Update to Board of Regents

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