Archive for March, 2014

NMSU-A Improving Network Infrastructure

NMSU-A Web Developer | March 26, 2014

This year the data closet for our network access has been relocated to the newly constructed room in our Business Office. In order that this upgrade meet codes, all new wiring is taking place in the Community Education Office, Business Office, and all of the Administration Offices.

Hats off to Rusty Jaskolowski, David Sanders, and Chris Sisneros from NMSU-A’s Computer Support Services for taking on this necessary project!

Resource Day at NMSU-A!

NMSU-A Web Developer | March 26, 2014

Register for 2nd 8-weeks classes now!

NMSU-A Web Developer | March 21, 2014

Visit with your advisor soon (by appointment or walk-in) and determine your best options. Below is the registration schedule:

2nd 8-week classes begin October 15. Go to for the most up-to-date class schedule.

Important Links:

ASC/Testing Center Spring Break Hours

NMSU-A Web Developer | March 17, 2014

The hours of operation for the Academic Support Center and Testing Center during the week of Spring Break (3/24 – 3/28).

ASC/Testing Center:
Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM.

There will be no tutors on campus during Spring Break. The ASC/Testing Center will be open for internal and external test administration only. 4:00PM will be the final time that a student will be seated for their exams.

4th Annual Developmental Discussion Day.

NMSU-A Web Developer | March 14, 2014

The purpose of this FREE event is to provide opportunities for discussion, information, and interaction concerning the future of Developmental Education in post-secondary education. Of particular interest will be the future of courses, curricula, or programs in developmental English, reading, and math. Join us and listen, share, and learn.

D-Day is April 4th from 11:00 am – 3:30 pm and the registration deadline is April 1st (no foolin’). Lunch will be provided, so please register by this date so the committee will know how many lunches they will need. (You can also register prior to the event between 10:30 and 11:00 am.)

D-Day general and breakout sessions will be held in MESH classrooms (Science Center). You can access forms for the event by clicking on the links:

Take Back the Night T-Shirt Contest Winner

NMSU-A Web Developer | March 12, 2014

Please help the Take Back the Night Alamogordo Executive Board thank all the students who submitted unique and wonderful designs to our T-Shirt contest this year. We wish we could use them all, but the board could only select one for the shirt.

Here are the winners:

1st Prize: Connie Aragon
2nd Prize: Delia Lopez-Holloway
3rd Prize: Rachel Lee

Other creative designs were submitted by the following students:

  • Randall Karlsteen
  • Sarah Fox
  • Tori Vega
  • Tatyana Scott
  • Mariah Garlitos
  • Sean Lofland
  • Joshua Cope
  • Joshua Yeager
  • Jacqueline Jarzab

Awards will be given to winners this year at the Take Back the Night Alamogordo Rally and March— specific information on the event, to be held at the Tays on Friday, April 11th, is on the attached flyer. Come out, get a free T-shirt with the winning design, and see the display of all the designs submitted for the contest. Visit our Facebook page soon to see the second and third prize designs.

A special thanks to John Adams for assisting in digitally formatting the winning design for printing on T-shirts.

To all the students who sent designs, we can’t thank you enough for taking your time to support Take Back the Night—Alamogordo: Shatter the silence. Stop the violence. You have done your part in raising awareness against sexual assault and domestic violence in our community.

NMSU-A Graduation Fair at NMSU-A Bookstore!

NMSU-A Web Developer | March 12, 2014

March 12 and 13 is the Graduation Fair. Order your cap and gown at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore on the NMSU Alamogordo campus at a discount during this event only. Remember to reserve your seat through the Office of the Vice President for Student Success.


March 12 – Blood Drive on Campus!

NMSU-A Web Developer | March 10, 2014

March 12Blood Drive.

United Blood Services will be on campus in the Glass House on Wednesday, March 12 from 12:30-4:30 pm for a blood drive sponsored by the National Student Nurses Association.

The need for blood is great, and adequate blood supplies can make the difference between life and death. Please consider donating.

To schedule your appointment online, Go To: then enter 88310 zipcode. Walk-ins welcome!

SMS Students Attend Art Exhibit & Explore Transfer Options

NMSU-A Web Developer | March 7, 2014

On March 4th, the Student Media Solutions Student Organization traveled to Portales and Clovis. The group attended an Artists’ Reception at The Eula Mae Edwards Museum & Gallery at Clovis Community College where the work of NMSU-A Art Faculty Brian Taylor and Bryan Yancey was on display. “Stunning” and “emotional” were some of the words used to describe the sculptures and paintings.

The group also toured the College of Fine Arts at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. ENMU-Portales offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts Art Major where students may choose among the following emphases and minors: Animation, Media Arts and Design; Graphic Design, and Visual Arts. Please contact Professor John Adams ( for more information on this exciting option.

Lesia Bryant-Gonzalez Retires

NMSU-A Web Developer | March 3, 2014

Lesia began her service to NMSU-A in January, 1991, when she was hired to teach a keyboarding class (on typewriters-not computers!) for the program known then as Secretarial Administration but now known as Business Office Technologies (BOT). “There were no online classes then. All were face-to-face, and you really got to know your students well (maybe too well), even how many children they had and the children’s names!”

Over time, Lesia proved to be an exceptional instructor, winning the “Excellence in Teaching” award three times, 1992, 2003, and 2007. “These awards are particularly special to me because I was selected by student vote.”

Her knowledge, skills, and sincerity made her the obvious choice for the Recruiter position in 1996, and for 6 years she worked tirelessly fostering strong community connections that still exist today. While working as the college recruiter, she managed to teach two BOT classes each semester (except summers). During those 6 years many joked that she was playing “musical offices” because she had to relocate almost every year!

By 2003, Lesia’s responsibilities expanded. The recruiter position became Recruitment Coordinator, and Career Advisor and WIA Coordinator were added. With those 3 responsibilities, she still taught BOT classes. At the close of 2011, her responsibilities were realigned and she became half-time Academic Advisor in Student Services and half-time advisor in Nursing/EMS.

Lesia has been a valued employee of NMSU-A for many years and her contributions to our college growth and sustainability are without question. Her first retirement goal is to become an active “gear head” again and attend as many car shows as possible.

This quotation appears at the end of Lesia’s emails and certainly describes her well:

“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage – pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically – to say ‘no’ to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside.” (Stephen Covey)