Archive for 2012
Instructor, Judith Strawderman accepts the Program of the Year award for NMSU-A’s Adult Education program at the recent NMAEA/NMTESOL conference in Santa Fe. According to Francis Bannowsky, the program has seen changes over the last year. She said, “The program has had Administration changes, and testing issues, but made a plan for improvement and worked the plan.” The program saw an increase in level gains from 31.9% to 54.4% and reached 11 out of 12 state targets. The program also saw a 74% rate in posttests, well above the state average of 52%.
NMSU-A was established in 1958 with an initial enrollment of 278 students. Classes were held at night at the old Alamogordo High School campus. The objective of this post-secondary educational venture was to serve the military and civilian personnel from HAFB, as well as students from the local non-military population.
Since its beginnings, NMSU-A has grown into a dynamic and thriving part of the southern New Mexico area. The photo was taken at the groundbreaking ceremony for the current campus on North Scenic around 1967 or 68. In the center is Mr. Marvin Rohovec, then Director of “Alamogordo Community College,” who led the campus through the process of growth and building a permanent home for the college.
NMSU Alamogordo moves forward with New Mexico’s Centennial celebrations the week of Nov. 5….
- Nov. 5-9: NMSU-A campus tours. Call 439-3737.
- Nov. 7 at 1:00 pm in NMSU-A’s Townsend Library-Book signing with Pete Eidenbach – An Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps 1550-1941 – a definitive guide to New Mexico’s cartographic history.
- Nov. 9: NMSU-A Art Gallery showing at 4 pm at the ProTech Gallery featuring “New Deal” art exhibit.
- Nov. 9: No-host “Dinner with the Presidents” at Peppers Grill-6:30 pm. RSVP to 439-3626 NLT Nov. 3.
- Nov. 10 at 10 am: Veterans/Centennial parade-10th Street.
- Nov. 10 at 6:30 pm at Tays Special Events Center-New Trial of AB Fall.
Everyone is invited to the Townsend Library at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, when Pete Eidenbach will have a book signing to present his new text, Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps. It is a beautiful, color, oversized coffee table book with historic maps that go back 400 years in New Mexico history.
Crimson Days! Look for specials at Pizza Patio. Free popcorn tomorrow, Oct 23 on the CB Patio from 11:30 am-1:00 pm; and Free hotdogs and sodas on Wednesday, October 24 from 11:30 am-1:00 pm on CB Patio. On Wednesday, also join us at 12:30 on the CB Patio to toast to an Aggie victory over the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs!
Since 2005 New Mexico State University at Alamogordo has celebrated “Crimson Day” preceding NMSU’s Homecoming football game. This year Crimson “Day” has become Crimson “Days” with three days of celebration. The festivities will start on Monday, October 22, and culminate with a final “blow out” on Wednesday, October 24, on the patio with free food, beverages, and activities for our students, faculty and staff. Each day the NMSU-Alamogordo campus will show its spirit and pride by wearing crimson and/or Aggie gear.
The highlight of the Wednesday blast will be the traditional “toast to the Aggies” as we wish our team the best for their gridiron match that Saturday against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Remember, even though we are in Alamogordo, we are Aggies, and we’ll be cheering our team on to victory over those Bulldogs!
Three NMSU-A students were awarded scholarships by the Alliance for Minority Participation to attend the 2012 Student Research Conference in Las Cruces from October 4 – 6. Some of the speakers highlighted were Dr. Van D. Romero, Vice President for Research and Economic Development at New Mexico Tech who spoke about his work with the Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters and Aaron Garcia, CEO of SiliconMesa Corporation who shared his successes in entrepreneurship and their connections to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). In addition to the speakers, students attended various workshops, met with undergraduate and graduate students presenting their research, and began networking on their own potential research projects and career opportunities. NMSU-A students ended their experience by placing First in their workshop presentation.
Pictured with NMSU Acting President Dr. Wendy K. Wilkins and NMSU Dean of Engineering Dr. Ricardo B. Jacquez, are NMSU-A STEM Coordinator Christina Stroud and scholarship winners: Michael Finley, Rylee Agulto, and Alicia Rios.
All Faculty, Staff and students are cordially invited to attend the New Mexico State University at Alamogordo’s Alpha Nu Beta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s Honors Seminar Series. The first presentation is being held on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at 2 p.m. at TE-128. Examining the Honor’s topic of The Democratization of Information: Power, Peril, and Promise, a video seminar featuring Mike Dover, co-author of Wikkibrands: Reinventing your Business in a Customer-Driven Marketplace, will discuss “Branding and the Customer-Controlled Market.” After viewing the video PTK member moderators and the audience will discuss the implications of the presentation for our college and community.