NMSU-A News

NMSU-A’s 2014 Staff Award Winners

audra | August 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Teresa Provencio was selected for this year’s non-exempt staff award. She has been with NMSU-A for 16 years, and is always helpful, friendly, courteous, and professional. She serves on committees and attends training sessions to make sure she’s informed on new developments. She arrives early and gets everything up and running so students can come in starting at 7:45 am. She is currently the only person who catalogs all library materials. She is truly committed to her duties and a great asset to NMSU-A.


Sara Cerra was selected for this year’s exempt staff award. When faced with a task list, she analyzes it but does not judge it. She makes an objective decision based upon the resources available and returns a product promptly, without strings attached. She works hard to keep a positive attitude and evaluates herself objectively. She knows her limits, but tries to beat them anyway.

Crimson Pin Scholars Summer 2014

audra | August 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recipients of the NISOD Excellence Awards for 2014

audra | August 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Since its inception in 1978, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) has been dedicated to the professional development of faculty, administrators, and staff; and to the continued improvement of teaching and learning, with the ultimate goal of student success. More than 700 community colleges around the world are NISOD members, including almost every large community college district, the majority of urban and technical colleges in the United States and Canada, and more than 200 small, rural colleges around the world.

NMSU Alamogordo proudly announces their recipients of the NISOD Excellence Awards for this year, Mike Furphy of Automotive Technologies and Dr. Juan García, VP of Student Success.

Mike came to NMSU-A in 2010 from The College of Southern Nevada where he had taught in the automotive program for seven years. When he arrived at NMSU-A, his first task was to complete the purchasing of the equipment needed to start the automotive program and to coordinate the Automotive Degree Program within the NMSU system. He did an excellent job in both of these areas. Currently NMSU-A has an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Automotive and Hybrid Technology with three embedded certificates, Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair, Heavy-Line Specialist, and Diagnostic Specialist.

He also set up the Automotive Advisory Board, hires part-time faculty as needed, provides specialized training for the community (hybrid technology), and is currently setting up ASE testing for our students for Fall semester 2014.

From Dr. García,

“Thank you, NMSU-A, for submitting my nomination for the NISOD Excellence Award. It is an honor to be recognized for a career that I very much enjoy. I feel undeserving of this award because so many staff had a more hands-on involvement with implementation and day-to-day work of these projects than I have. Sometimes it seems we develop student projects at break neck speed. However, it takes the success of only one student to show us just how important and vital advising, financial aid, and admission initiatives are to our students. For individuals like me, Student Services is not just work, it is “fun work.” Therefore, this award is not just for me, it is for all of us.”

Thinking of adding a class?

audra | August 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Beginning this fall semester, if you want to add a class after Friday, August 22 (11:59 p.m.), you must get the consent of the instructor.

Adult Education

audra | August 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Student Success Departments have Moved Back to the Student Services Building

audra | August 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Student Success Departments: Advising, Admissions, Financial Aid and Veterans Services have moved back to the Student Services Building.
Hours of operation are: Monday-Thursday 8:00 am. – 7:00 p.m and
Fridays-8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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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