Archive for July, 2012

NMSU-A hosts Open House at HAFB.

NMSU-A Web Developer | July 24, 2012

Tuesday, July 17th, NMSU-A hosted an Open House at the Holloman AFB Education Center. NMSU-A was well-represented by several instructional departments who set up displays, provided program-specific information, and were available to speak with the Open House visitors. The purpose of the event was to create a better awareness for Holloman personnel, military and civilian, of the programs and services NMSU Alamogordo provides.

The event was catered by the Holloman Officer’s Club.

If you would like more information about what NMSU-A can offer on base, online, or on campus, speak with the Holloman Coordinator, Bobi McDonald, in the Holloman Education Center, room 224 (479.4318).  


NMSU-A participates in Independence Day Parade.

NMSU-A Web Developer | July 9, 2012

We all were hoping for nice weather, and luckily, the day was “made to order.” Plenty of sunshine, moderate temperature, and a light breeze made the morning of Alamogordo’s Independence Day parade perfect!

This 4th of July, NMSU-A was fortunate to have a lovely 1957 Chevy convertible (owned by Michael and Sue Keeby) sport them down 10th Street, as our beloved “Uncle Sam” waved to the crowd

Do You Know Your Primary Campus?

NMSU-A Web Developer | July 6, 2012

Do you know your Primary Campus? Lower division students can claim NMSU-A (Alamogordo), NMSU- C (Carlsbad), Doña Ana Community College (DACC), NMSU-G (Grants), or NMSU (Las Cruces) as their primary campus. If you claim Las Cruces as your primary campus, you must have permission from your Las Cruces advisor to register for any course (online or onsite) from any community college within the NMSU system.

To check who you have designated as the primary campus, follow these steps:

  • Log on to
  • Click SUBMIT(leave defaults on page)

The page that loads shows your name, current program, college, campus, major & department, and your course history, including current classes.

However, you can register at any campus without approval two (2) weeks prior to the start of the semester.

Meet our new librarian.

NMSU-A Web Developer | July 6, 2012

Dr. Sharon Jenkins began as the new librarian for NMSU-A’s David Townsend Library on Monday, June 25th. She earned her M.A. in Library and Informational Sciences from the University of Missouri, Columbia and her Ph.D. in Information Sciences from the University of North Texas. She began her career as a medical librarian and Learning Resources Coordinator for the Western Arizona Area Health Education Center at Bullhead City, Arizona.

“Having worked in New Mexico for many years, I knew of NMSU-A and had worked with two of your previous directors. They both had really good things to say about the campus, so your reputation was a draw. I also wanted to work in a familiar environment but one in which there was definitely a difference. This is a community college setting but also one with ties to a full university opportunity.”

“There has been a great job done in the past in removing outdated material that really wasn’t supporting the curriculum. One of the main things I’d like to do is start to build a collection in a systematic manner that is current and useful for our patron population. Keeping careful record of how we’re building the collection will aid future library staff to continue a logical pattern of growth and improvement.”

Deadline for associate degrees is July 9

NMSU-A Web Developer | July 2, 2012

Have you registered for the last course on your degree plan? If yes, its time to file for your degree application. The deadline is July 9 and the fee is $25. Applications are available through your MyNMSU. Login HERE!

July 9 is also the deadline for certificate applications. You can pick up your certificate application at the Advising counter. Certificate applications are $10.

If you have any questions, please contact Advising and Career Services at

Welcome to our new Director of ASC & ABE.

NMSU-A Web Developer | July 2, 2012

Welcome Lora Ross as NMSU-A’s new Director of the Academic Support Center (ASC) and Adult Basic Education (ABE). Lora comes to us from Doña Ana Community College where she served as the Tutorial & Student Support Services Coordinator for the Adult Basic Education Program. Since 1990, her work has focused on the adult learner.

“NMSU-A had something very interesting to offer, and I was willing and able to make the change,” says Lora when asked why she chose to come to NMSU-A. “I want to become an effective leader and help ABE and ASC continue to grow. I want all ABE students to obtain their GED and experience a successful transition to college and/or career training. By providing experienced tutors in the ASC and collaborating with academic department needs, I want our students to know how to learn and apply these to all areas of their lives.”

Lora began her new position April 13th of this year and says she views her position as an opportunity to serve students more effectively.