Archive for April, 2012

NMSU-A Commencement Ceremony May 11, 2012

admin | April 30, 2012

New Mexico State University Alamogordo will hold its Thirty-Fifth Annual Commencement Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2012 at the NMSU Alamogordo Tays Center. Ceremonies are open to the public.

Of the 289 graduate applicants, those attending the ceremony will receive their commencement address from The Honorable Ron Griggs, Former Mayor of the City of Alamogordo, New Mexico. Elizabeth Driggers, a representative from United States Senator, Tom Udall’s office, and Mr. Ty Trujillo, Executive Director of the New Mexico Association of Community Colleges will also be present at this year’s commencement program.

The graduates will receive associate degrees in Arts, Associate of Science, Biomedical Electronics Technology, Criminal Justice, Education, Fire Science, General Studies, Art and Graphic Design, Information Technology, Nursing, Occupational Business, Paralegal Studies, Pre-business and Social Services.

Graduates, who are receiving their Bachelor of Science Degrees in Elementary Education, through the Distance Learning program at New Mexico State University, will also be participating in the graduation ceremony.

The public is cordially invited to attend.

Student Government Election Results

admin | April 27, 2012

The following students were selected as the At-Large Senators for 2012-2013:

  • Hidaly Calleros-Loya
  • Gabe Dommers
  • Greg Easthouse
  • Matthew Harris
  • Adam Hendricks
  • Holly Holzapfel
  • David Klepk
  • Audra Lamoreaux
  • Mike Malay
  • Daaveda Proctor
  • John Schroder
  • Stephen Sears-Beck
  • Patrick Stewart

If one of these senators is unable to serve, Eddie Frances who received a tie vote, will serve in this vacant position.

Congratulations Senators!

Board of Regents Approve Tuition Increase for 2012-13

admin | April 23, 2012

Attached is a memo stating the increase in tuition and distance ed fee to start Academic Year 2012-2013 (which would start for this Summer). The Student Support Fee of $4 per credit did not change. The tuition increase was approved by the Regents of NMSU on April 5, 2012.

To view the memo, please click here. (PDF)

Zombie Crawl a Success

admin | April 20, 2012

The Zombie Crawl on Wednesday, April 18th on the patio had a great turnout. SMS was pleased to welcome Jessi Just from the New Mexico Recycling Coalition and Adrienne from Recycle Otero County. Students pitched in to fill an entire truck full of plastics to recycle. We also collected cans for PTK.

The Culinary club provided snacks and the Journalism club covered the event. Thanks to everyone who helped and participated make this event a success!

Take Back the Night March and Rally

admin | April 20, 2012

The “Take Back the Night March and Rally” is scheduled for this Saturday, April 21, 2012, and starts at 6:00 pm at the Tays Center. The purpose of the march and rally is to raise awareness to stop domestic and sexual violence.

Along with community partners, there will be resources and live demos, including displays from the Women Studies class. Also, door prizes, t-shirts, water, Tae Kwando and Zumba demonstrations, and more!

2-Mile March:
Bicycles, children, dogs (on leash), signs, and banners are welcome on the 2-mile march! Several student organizations are supporting this event and will be marching with their club banners.

Ken Beasley Retires After 14 Years

admin | April 19, 2012

Ken had the impossible job of trying to make everyone happy. He was the “go to” guy when building temperatures were not at comfort levels. This was certainly no easy task with 200+ employees spread out over 15 buildings! But amazingly he managed to keep the buildings comfortable as long as the energy management system was cooperative. Several times he adjusted cooling and heating of campus areas after hours or on weekends from home or even when he was on “vacation.”

During the “Big Freeze,” he worked with the maintenance team to ensure the least amount of damage to the campus systems. And long after, he and facilities personnel continued to address issues that resulted from that fateful week.
In addition to monitoring campus energy operations, he received/processed requests associated with all special events. We would email “Problem,” and Ken would soon respond with the appropriate work order.

In July of 2011, he was nominated for Outstanding Non-Exempt Staff Member. He’s was truly an outstanding staff member and will be missed!

NMSU-A Welcomes new VPSS, Mr. Juan García

admin | April 16, 2012

Join us in welcoming NMSU-A’s new Vice President of Student Success (formerly Student Services), Mr. Juan B. García. Mr. García began his new position with us on April 2nd, bringing a wealth of higher education administrative experience, including admissions, advising, assessments, careers, tutoring, recruitment, financial aid, and community outreach.

Mr. García says he is very excited about joining the excellent NMSU-A team of faculty and staff and working with students individually. He has an open-door policy and welcomes all to drop by and see him. Student Success isn’t only in his job title; he values students, and their success is his number one priority!

The Crimson Gazette – April 2012 Issue is now Available

admin | April 2, 2012

The NMSU-A Journalism Club is pleased to announce the second issue of the new campus newspaper, The Crimson Gazette.

The April issue is currently under review, we will have an updated link as soon as possible.

If you are interested in becoming involved with this organization, contact the Journalism club at