Archive for May, 2012

Important Change to Medical Terminology Course

admin | May 23, 2012

Due to curriculum changes with course prefixes, it was determined that we should be teaching AHS 120 (formerly OEHO 120) Medical Terminology – not the HIT 150 A20 that was scheduled for the summer 2012 session. Therefore, HIT 150 A20 (CRN 22230) has been cancelled and AHS 120 A20 (CRN 22304) has been added. So if you need a Medical Terminology class this summer, please register for AHS 120 A20 (CRN 22304). It is a web-based class that meets the entire summer session, and the instructor is Dr. Ray Nejeres.

Thirty-Fifth Annual Graduation Ceremony – May 11, 2012

admin | May 22, 2012

The Thirty-Fifth Annual Graduation Ceremony was held at 7:00 pm on Friday, May 11, 2012 at the Tays Center at New Mexico State University Alamogordo.

Graduates attending the ceremony received their commencement address from The Honorable Ron Griggs, Former Mayor of the City of Alamogordo. Dara Parker, Field Representative from the Office of U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman; and Elizabeth Driggers, Field Representative from the Office of U.S. Senator Tom Udall, read special letters of congratulations to the graduates from each of the senators. Ty Trujillo, Executive Director of New Mexico Association of Community Colleges, presented the New Mexico All-State/All-USA Academic Team members, Robin Lyn and Matthew Skinner, with medallions.

Bill Lockhart, winner of the Roush Teaching Award, was this year’s Faculty Marshal and led the faculty and staff in the processional. Davina Weber gave the “Charge to the Graduates” to the Bachelor of Science candidates. Daniel Taylor gave the “Charge to the Graduates” to the associate degree candidates. Krystal Morales, Recording Secretary for the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society served as the Student Marshal.

The graduates that attended received associate degrees in Arts, Biomedical Electronics Technology, Business Office Technology, Criminal Justice, Education, Electronics Technology, Fine Arts, Fire Science, General Studies, Graphic Design, Information Technology, Nursing, Occupational Business, Paralegal Studies, Pre-Business, Science and Social Services.

At the ceremony, there were also three students who were candidates for Bachelor Degrees in Elementary Education through the Distance Learning program at New Mexico State University, and one student who received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Four students were recognized for receiving their Master’s Degrees.

There were 82 students in total who participated in this year’s commencement ceremony.

Scholastic Awards were presented by faculty to students:

  • Bill Lockhart presented the Behavioral Science Academic Excellence Award to Robin Lyn.
  • Mary Ellen Keith Presented the West Publishing Outstanding Legal Studies Award to Lisa Lance.

The Outstanding Alumnus award was presented to Nancy Montgomery. Dolores Griggs and Ron Griggs received the “Friend of the College” awards.

Letters to Graduates from Senator Bingaman and Senator Udall

admin | May 17, 2012

As the campus celebrates the end of the Spring 2012 semester, U.S. Senator Bingaman and U.S. Senator Udall sent a letters of congratulations for our NMSU-A graduates.

Please take a moment to read each of the senator’s letters.

Congratulations to all NMSU-A graduates!

Commencement Ceremony Instructions

admin | May 10, 2012

Will you be participating in the May 11, 2012 Commencement Ceremony? Do you have friends and family coming to celebrate this achievement with you? NMSU-A has provided instructions for graduates and their friends and family. Click here for more information.

Congratulations to all of our NMSU-A graduates!

Give a Dollar and Receive $2 Worth of Value

admin | May 7, 2012

That’s right! If you would like to help a student, give a dollar and receive two dollars worth of value, thanks to Title V. Title V of the Education Act allows for the improvement of Hispanic-serving institutions.

It does so in several ways. The first way is in curriculum development in developmental education and technical education areas. Another way is in its assistance toward the financial stability of an institution. This is the endowment portion whereby every dollar donated to the NMSU-A Foundation is matched by Title V to make it two dollars to the Foundation.

During the first 20 years, ½ of the earned interest can be used for scholarships for Hispanic and low-income students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). After 20 years, the total funds revert to the Foundation.

If you would like to be a part of this worthwhile effort, contact Jary Rupe at 439-3664.

Free Lunch Sponsored by Campus Christian Fellowship

admin | May 4, 2012

All NMSU-A students are invited to take a much deserved break from finals and enjoy a Free lunch on Thursday, May 10, 2012, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Glass House.

It is sponsored by Campus Christian Fellowship. Subs, chips and drinks will be provided.

We hope to see you there!

Social Media Survey

admin | May 4, 2012

NMSU-A would like to know what social media you use and your opinion of its potential for enhancing educational opportunities. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey (Click on the link below) and let us know how we can better connect with you!

Click here to take the Social Media Survey.

The Crimson Gazette – May 2012 Issue is now Available

gbond | May 1, 2012

The NMSU-A Journalism Club’s third issue of the campus newspaper, The Crimson Gazette, is now available.

To view the May issue, please click the link The Crimson Gazette, May 2012 (PDF).

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