Sharlene Reed and Sandy Barnes selected to All-New Mexico State Academic Team 2014
NMSU-Alamogordo students Sandy Barnes and Sharlene Reed have been selected as members of the All-New Mexico State Academic Team for two-year colleges for the year 2014. Team selections were based on excellence in academics, campus and community service, and leadership abilities.
Accompanied by NMSU-Alamogordo President Cheri Jimeno, Vice-President for Student Success Juan Garcia, Sandy and Sharlene were honored by the New Mexico Association of Community Colleges and the New Mexico Phi Theta Kappa at a ceremony held at the Round House in Santa Fe on January 29. In addition to being recognized on the House and Senate floor; Sandy and Sharlene discussed education issues with local state senators William Burt and Ron Griggs and met Lt. Governor Sanchez.
As winners of the award, both received medallions, proclamations of their achievement by the New Mexico State House and Senate, a signed letter from Governor Martinez, and a two-year tuition scholarship to any four-year state university in New Mexico. In addition they are now eligible to compete for national honors as potential All-USA team members.
Sandy Barnes is an outstanding student, and displays effective leadership in campus and community service. She is a Crimson Scholar, and carries a 3.92 GPA. She also received the 2013 Behavioral Science Academic Award. Sandy’s contribution to the campus is impressive: she has served as an academic tutor for America Reads and Counts and as an embedded tutor in developmental courses. She was also the President of the Journalism Club and Editor-in-Chief of the Crimson Gazette, the NMSU-A campus newspaper. For the community, Sandy has volunteered at Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, and Keep Alamogordo Beautiful. A returning student who has a daughter, she plans on continuing her education at NMSU pursuing a degree in Communications, with minors in Journalism and Mass Media. She one day hopes to write for Rolling Stone or the National Geographic magazine.
Sharlene Reed excels in academics and campus leadership. Sharlene is a Crimson Scholar and is on the Dean’s list. She has a 3.85 GPA. She was awarded the Altrusa Scholarship to advance her education. On campus, she has served as Student Government Senator and President, President for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and President of ACE (Advocates for Children and Education). Among the many campus projects Sharlene has organized or participated in are Trunk or Treat, Earth Day at the Zoo, Town Hall Chats, and Highway Cleanup. Sharlene is a returning student, a wife and a mother of three girls. She plans on continuing her education in the area of speech and language pathology hoping one day to become a practitioner in the field.
Congratulations to Sandy and Sharlene.