NMSU-A Advisor selected as one of the 2013 Women of Merit.

NMSU-A Web Developer | March 4, 2013

Melinda Fowler is recognized by the Alamogordo Daily News as one of the 2013 Women of Merit. Melinda began working as an Academic Advisor at NMSU-A in June of 2011 and since has established herself well with the students who come to her for assistance. She is the student advisor for the disabled veterans and students on campus and is the advisor for the Student Veterans of America-Alamogordo. Mendy, as she is affectionately known, led the charge to have the veteran’s lounge built in the Student Union Building which is designed around Traumatic Brain Injury & P.T.S.D. She is also actively involved with the “Take Back the Night” program and helps female students transition into C.O.P.E. if necessary.

Now in its 14th year, the Women of Merit ceremony celebrates ten women of Otero County who make a difference with their volunteer endeavors, at work, at home, at church, and the community. Women are nominated by friends or family, and a secret panel of judges selects ten women who stand out.

This year’s ceremony will be Saturday, March 9th at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts. Hors d’ oeuvres will be served beginning at 5:00 pm with the ceremony beginning promptly at 5:30. Tickets are $5 for open seating and available at the Alamogordo Daily News office located at 518 24th Street during regular business hours.

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  1. Carolyn Fowler says:

    As any mother would be, I am extremely proud of Mendy. Since she has some disabilities herself, she works extremely hard to make sure that disabled people are dealt with fairly and given the same opportunities as those with no disabilities. REMEMBER EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES ARE NOT SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES.

  2. Wanda Wakkinen says:

    Congratulations, Mendy! We appreciate all you do! Well deserved!

  3. Miguel Viscarra says:

    Congrats, Mendy!

  4. Connie Breding says:

    Congratulations, Mindy. A very well-deserved Award for you. Keep up the wonderful work.

  5. Gabe Dommers says:

    Congrats mendy, thank you for all the work you do at NMSU-A, many students appreciate everything you do for the students

  6. Christy Van Cleave says:

    Congratulations Mendy!! You’re an awesome role-model and a wonderful Advisor. So glad you got this award, as you very much deserve it!

  7. Lora Ross says:

    You are a joy to work with! Congratulations for this well-deserved award.