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NMSU-A Spotlight

John Adams

John Adams – College Associate Professor of Graphic Arts

When NMSU-A College Associate Professor of Graphic Arts John Adams walks into the Technical Education Building each day, a new stream of students suddenly appear in the hallways. John’s amiable character, enthusiasm, and skill have been important elements that have attracted a dedicated following in his classes. In addition, he serves as the faculty advisor of the “Studio Media Solutions” student group. This group has had a reputation as “doers,” and when one finds the building decorated with holiday garnish or student artwork, you can bet that John and his students were there making things happen.

John and his students also play an important role in designing and developing logos, pamphlets, and fliers that help the campus promote its activities. During the last five years, John and his colleagues have revamped the NMSU-A Computing AAS, helping the campus complete important goals related to its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Project.

John also contributes to the campus’ online presence as a Quality Matters certified Master Reviewer. As an institution heavily invested in Quality Matters, NMSU-A’s online offerings meet rigid standards designed to assure quality in online education.

This year John has taken it upon himself to convert feeder classes, or key classes that introduce students to his field of study to online classes. He is enthusiastic that this offering will draw more students into his program and increase enrollment and par-ticipation in Computer Graphics at NMSU-A. Outside of being a great instructor, leader, and overall good guy, John is the happy owner of a llama! His yard, as a consequence of constant light grazing and llama-generated fertilizer, is one of the nicest in his neighborhood.

If you would like to meet John Adams and learn more about his graphic arts program, he is located in room 127 in the Technical Education Building. You can also contact him by phone at 575.439.3675 or email at