NMSU-A News

Another new advisor at NMSU Alamogordo Student Services

audra | July 22, 2014 | Comments (1)

I received my Bachelors from the University of Washington and my Masters in Educational Counseling from Azusa Pacific University in California. I have been providing college and career awareness to youth for about 7 years. Now as an academic advisor, I am glad to work for NMSU-Alamogordo and help students reach their college and career goals.  Attending satellite campuses myself, I feel some of the great benefits of attending NMSU-A are the small classes and the rapport one is able to build with the instructors. I believe the experience helps build a strong educational foundation for all NMSU-A students.

New Advisor & Career Counselor

audra | July 15, 2014 | Comments (2)

Jason Brockett was born in Los Angeles but has called southern New Mexico his home for some time. An NMSU Alum with a BA in Communication Studies and a minor in Digital Film Making, Jason had previously worked in commercial radio for the past 13 years before joining the NMSU-A family as Academic Advisor & Career Counselor on June 1st. Currently, Jason is pursuing his Master of Humanities with an emphasis in Film Studies, albeit balancing life as a father and husband. He’s a true Aggie who enjoys watching the University of New Mexico Lobos fail at everything they do. Go AGGIES!

2014 GED Completions

audra | July 10, 2014

On May 10th, NMSU Alamogordo joined the community in celebrating the GED Completions of 94 individuals at a ceremony held at the Tays Center. Those so honored were: (see attached list)

NMSU School of Nursing Advisor Visit

audra | July 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

July 11, 23 and August 6 and 15

Are you Close to Completing Your Requirements in Nursing?
The NMSU School of Nursing Advisor, Alyce Kolenovsky, will be on the NMSU-A Campus July 11 and 23 and August 6 and 15 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in CB603 to meet with potential applicants for the Bachelor of Science Nursing Program at NMSU Las Cruces.

Contact Rose in Advising at (575) 439-3725 or at rosep@nmsu.edu to set up an appointment or if you have any questions.

The deadline to be accepted into the program for Spring 2015 is September 1st!

Make Your Appointment Now!

Crimson Pin Scholars Spring 2014

audra | July 8, 2014

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is here!

audra | June 27, 2014

Nursing is Alive & Well at NMSU Alamogordo!   A celebration of the new partnership between the NMSU School of Nursing and NMSU Alamogordo’s Allied Health Pre-Nursing was marked with the signing of the memorandum of understanding on Monday, June 23rd at 3:30 PM at the NMSU-A Science Center Atrium. Special guests from NMSU Las Cruces were Dr. Greg Fant, Associate Vice President & Deputy Provost, Dr. Teresa Keller, Associate Academic Department Head of Nursing, and Dr. Tilahun Adera, Dean, College of Health & Social Sciences. Signing the MOU from NMSU-A was Dr. Cheri Jimeno, President, Dr. Ryan Carstens, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Mark Cal, Department Head for the Division of Math, Engineering, Science, & Health, and Dr. Jan Starr, Director of Nursing & Allied Health.

Have you registered for the last course on your degree plan?

audra | June 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

If yes, it’s time to file for your Degree Application. The deadline for summer is July 7. Applications are available through MyNMSU for a fee of $25.
July 7 is also the deadline for Certificate Applications. Applications are available at the Advising Department (temporarily located in Classroom Building 603). Certificate applications are $10.

If you have any questions, please contact Advising and Career Services at 439-3720.

NMSU-A’s First Annual Discovery Fair

audra | June 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

On Friday, June 20, at the Willie Estrada Civic Center, NMSU-A hosted the first annual Discovery Fair, a new community event that opened the doors to NMSU-A for adults and children from Alamogordo, Otero County and beyond, engaging them in free, quality hands-on experiences. The NMSU-A Discovery Fair also offered information about NMSU-A’s upcoming classes and academic programs. The Open House provided information on the college’s degree and certificate programs, and provided special workshops on admission and financial aid. Also available was information about the Pro-Active Advising program, a platform that includes additional support and a specialized orientation for those students who are attending college for the first time, plan to attend full-time, and who would like to graduate in two years.

Attendees had the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, and current students and learn about academic support services, programs and career services, transfer opportunities, and paying for college. There were many interactive experiences and activities, including tire checks from NMSU-A Automotive Program, fingerprinting by the Alamogordo Department of Public Safety and so much more.

A Student Success Story – Jerry Kimmel

audra | June 26, 2014

“You can make it work for you if you try…this is what happens with a little determination.” Jerry Kimmel is now employed by Universal Hospital Services at GCRMC and is a successful Bio Medical technician.

Flashback: December 2008, Jerry moves his family back to Alamogordo from Austin, TX and takes a job as a civilian contractor at White Sands Missile Range. Jerry advances quickly in his position and receives many complements for his abilities and accomplishments. However, after only a few months, the civilian contract is dropped and Jerry is soon to be out of work. “…all the kudos in the world don’t put food on the table.”

Flash forward: Using the Vocational Rehabilitation GI bill program, Jerry begins working on an ET degree at NMSU-A in the spring of 2010. Discussions with instructor, Steve Holmes, leads Jerry to take on a double major, adding Bio Medical to his schedule. Completing his General Studies degree in December of 2012, Jerry goes on to earn his Bio Med degree in May of 2013 and is named one of three Outstanding Graduates.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is coming!

audra | June 16, 2014

Nursing is Alive & Well at NMSU Alamogordo!  The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is coming to NMSU-A!  A celebration of the new partnership between the NMSU School of Nursing and NMSU Alamogordo’s Allied Health Pre-Nursing will be marked with the signing of the memorandum of understanding on Monday, June 23rd at 3:30 PM at the NMSU-A Science Center Atrium. Bringing the BSN program to Alamogordo is a giant leap forward for local & area students.  Students will earn the first two years of pre-nursing credits at NMSU-A and be able to complete the second two years of study at the NMSU-A campus, online, or other distance education platforms, earning their BSN from NMSU without having to leave Alamogordo!  Even the clinicals will be within Otero & Lincoln counties.  The public is cordially invited to attend the celebration.  Light refreshments will be served.