Archive for January, 2014

Joan Griggs Retires from NMSU-A

NMSU-A Web Developer | January 31, 2014

Joan Griggs was hired in September 2005 to direct and manage Community Education at NMSU-A. Until her retirement in January 2014, Joan expanded offerings to include Pharmacy Technician, Fiber Optics, non-credit Allied Health training, dozens of on-line professional development courses from LERN, Career Step, Ed2Go, and local offerings including MS Excel and Access by Professor Glenda Elser.

In addition, Joan developed Kids College where students of all ages could participate in summer activities from soccer to Kids on Stage. Joan’s work with the Desert Light Film festival continued after she was hired at NMSU-A. Over the last two years, the festival doubled in participation by high school and middle school film makers! Joan successfully wrote Carl Perkins programs of study to help support programs like Bio-Medical Technology, Automotive Technology, EMS, Digital imaging, Engineering, and Welding. Joan developed the White Sands Institute that has offered such classes as: White Sands Watercolors, Hike Smart, Lizards of the White Sands, and Experience the Light Photography.

We are very glad to have had Joan Griggs’ creativity in bringing interesting and educational opportunities to the Community Education Program.

Student Success has Moved!

NMSU-A Web Developer | January 31, 2014

Student Success has temporally moved to the following locations listed below:

Departments New Locations
VPSS CB 603 Language Lab
Financial Aid CB 603 Language Lab
Advising CB 603 Language Lab
Dual Credit CB 603 Language Lab
University ID CB 603 Language Lab
Admissions CB 603 Language Lab
Accessibility Services Department (ASD) Allied Health Room 160 & 161
STEM (Christina Sarabia-Stroud) Quiet Room

Local author at Townsend Library’s “Lunch & Learn”

NMSU-A Web Developer | January 30, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, at the NMSU-A Townsend Library “Lunch & Learn” series, local author, Robert Proctor, presented readings from his poetry “In the Cosmic Scheme of Things” and from his short stories “Kracked Kamera.” Mr. Proctor was present to sign copies of his earlier publications as well as his new books. At the conclusion of the event, he presented Library Director, Dr. Sharon Jenkins, with copies of his latest books for the library collection.

About the Author:

“Bob’s stories are well endowed with narratives that reflect experiences in his early to mid-life years in Santa Fe, NM and overseas. In the period from the early 60’s to the late 80’s, he was a Peace Corps Volunteer botany professor in Nepal, a high school social sciences teacher in Laos, and then for almost two decades, a Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State until his retirement in 1987. He served in Nepal, Laos, Lebanon, Zaire, India, and Sri Lanka, and now lives in La Luz, NM with his wife Etrennes.” –

NMSU-A communications!

NMSU-A Web Developer | January 21, 2014

Beginning December 2, 2013, all NMSU-A communications to/from faculty, staff, and students will only use NMSU email accounts. No personal email accounts (such as Yahoo, etc.) will be used. So please check your NMSU email regularly.

Student Success is Moving Starting February 3, 2014

NMSU-A Web Developer | January 16, 2014

The move is in progress for Student Services! The Student Services Building will be undergoing renovation during the spring and summer semesters.The departments of Student Services will be moving as well as serving our students on Monday, February 3rd
We expect to return to our new offices sometime in early fall. In the meantime, we look forward to visiting with you at our temporary locations and will be happy to assist you in any way you need.

Welcome Back!!

NMSU Education Advisor at NMSU-A February 11th

NMSU-A Web Developer | January 14, 2014

Margo Trevino-Torres, NMSU College of Education Advisor will be on campus Tuesday, February 11th from 9-5 p.m. to visit with students regarding their education degrees.  Please call Rose Peña @ 439-3725 to make an appt.

Fall 2013 Diplomas

NMSU-A Web Developer | January 13, 2014

The Fall 2013 diplomas have been ordered. To check on the status of your diploma please see the Diplomas Status link at or Go To: The manufacturer will send an email notification to your NMSU email account once your diploma has been mailed out.

If you have any questions, please contact the Advising Department at 575-439-3720 or the NMSU Registrar’s Office at 575-646-4796.


2014 Degree Application Deadlines

NMSU-A Web Developer | January 7, 2014

Semester First Day to Apply Last Day to Apply Without a Late Fee Late Fee Begins Last Day to Apply
Spring 2014 November 7, 2013 January 24, 2014 January 25, 2014 March 3, 2014
Summer 2014 April 10, 2014 July 7, 2014 N/A July 7, 2014
Fall 2014 April 10, 2014 August 29, 2014 August 30, 2014 October 1, 2014