Michael Finley, Matthew Harris, and Jerry S. Kimmel were selected as the Outstanding Graduate from their respective instructional divisions. They will be recognized and honored Wednesday, April 24th at noon in the End-of-Semester Awards and Recognition Ceremony to be held on the campus patio.
Michael is the Outstanding Graduate from the Mathematics, Engineering, Science, and Health Division (MESH). He has held the designation of Crimson Scholar since fall semester of 2011 and has been named to the Dean’s Honors List. He is also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and is a tutor in the Academic Support Center. He will graduate with an Associates of Science in May and plans to continue his education at NMSU by earning a Bachelors in Fisheries, Wildlife, & Conservation Ecology. His future plans include a career with the U.S. Forest Service.
Matthew is the Outstanding Graduate from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education Division (HSSE). Winner of the Marvin D. Rohovec Scholarship, he is extremely active on campus as Journalism Club President, Student Government Vice President, Editor-in-Chief of the “Crimson Gazette” student newspaper, and active member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and the Student Media Solutions campus group. He also tutors in the Academic Support Center. He will graduate with an Associates of Arts Degree this May.
Jerry, Outstanding Graduate from the Professional Occupations, Technologies, and Fine Arts Division, will earn his Associates in Applied Science in Biomedical Equipment Technology this May. He is the BioMed work study in charge of intern enrollment and development, has played an instrumental role in re-energizing the Biomedical curriculum, and has assisted with the location and purchase of equipment for the Biomedical laboratory. He has a continuing Academic Tuition Scholarship, is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, and is a member of the Alpha Chi Society (must have a 3.8 or above GPA). Jerry is the past 2nd Vice Commander, American Legion and currently is the senior biomedical intern at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center. He was recently hired (December) by Universal Hospital Services (UHS) as the hospital Quality Coordinator to repair all types of biomedical equipment. Jerry will begin his Bachelors Degree in Applied Studies at NMSU this fall.
The End-of-Semester Awards and Recognition Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, April 24 at 12:00 noon on the CB Patio. The Outstanding Graduates for 2013 will be recognized at this event by the New Mexico State University Office of Alumni Relations. The names of the New Crimson Scholars will be read, and the Student Organization members will receive awards and certificates at this event. There will be free food from Quiznos and cake. Join us in honoring your fellow students for their outstanding efforts and accomplishments.
NMSU-A welcomes Viviane Ackall as its Accessibility Services Coordinator. Her office is in the Student Services Building. Originally from Brazil where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology, she gained vast experience working with people with various disabilities in different settings – private offices, clinics, and specialized schools. After moving to Texas, she gained experience with college admissions and later in Colorado as a college Transfer Coordinator/Advisor/TRIO Coordinator/Scholarship Advisor.
Viviane holds a Master’s Degree in Business Communication from John’s International University. She is the mother of two, Yasmine, 6 years old and Gabriel, 9 years old. Her husband is a dentist at Ben Archer.
Students today are our future teachers, scientists, nurses, business people, etc. As they prepare for their future, they need the opportunity to celebrate their academic achievements of today. NMSU-A is providing such an opportunity on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, April 23rd – 25th from noon until 1:00 pm in the campus glass house. Students from all disciplines will have the opportunity to display their achievements, discuss their importance, and answer questions.
This is the first “Celebrating Scholarship” event at NMSU-A, but its organizers hope it will become a regular semester event. Students, campus personnel, and the community are encouraged to come out and support these people as they exhibit their academic excellence.
Light refreshments will be provided.
The “Take Back the Night March and Rally” is scheduled on Friday, April 19 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Tays Center. The purpose of the march and rally is to raise awareness and collectively focus upon the societal problem of domestic and sexual violence.
Along with community partners, there will be resources and live demos, Also, door prizes, water, Tae Kwando and Zumba demonstrations. Free t-shirts while supplies last.
Bicycles, children, dogs (on leash), signs, and banners are welcome on the 2-mile march! Several student organizations are supporting this event and will be marching in this event.
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Earth Day is Monday, April 22! In recognition of this day on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection, students from Dr. Gloria Villaverde’s Environmental Science classes are holding an event on the CB Patio from 11:30-1:00 pm.
- Information on “Living Green”
- Green Video Contest (see attached flyer for contest rules)
- Plastic Repurposing Contest (see attached flyer for contest rules)
- Prize and “bragging rights” awarded to students who win these two contests
- Free food too!
FLYERS FOR CONTESTS BELOW:
Miguel L. Viscarra is a graduate of NMSU Alamogordo and NMSU Las Cruces and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in sociology at New Mexico State University. Miguel is employed here as the Coordinator of Tutoring at NMSU-A’s Academic Support Center and assists students in reading, writing, sociology, and women’s studies. His passions include art, music, and literature.
Not your typical fan of horror, his recent ventures into the horror genre and academia have prompted him to study classic horror theories of Julia Kristeva, Barbara Creed, Linda Williams, and others. He is currently reviewing many pieces of horror literature for a website dedicated to the genre. Inspired by his open mindedness for the supernatural, Miguel, a New Mexico native, has sought out, visited, and ventured into some of the state’s most haunted attractions.
His short story, “The Cleansing,” has been published recently in a wonderful new anthology of 16 tales of ghosts and the paranormal called Southern Haunts: The Spirits That Walk Among Us. Miguel’s short story is the only one in this anthology that is set in New Mexico, but all of the stories arise from actual ghostly events, myths, and legends from the southern tier of states that produce this titillating collection. If you like a good ghost story (and who doesn’t), the anthology can be purchased online on the Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites.
The “Town Hall Chat” was re-scheduled to Thursday, April 11 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm on the Patio.
The Student Veterans of America-Alamogordo (SVAA) are sponsoring a barbeque, and will be grilling hotdogs on the Patio. There will be free hot dogs, chips and more!
The Journalism Club will hold a book sale as a fundraiser to benefit the Adult Basic Education program.
A booth will also be set up to take donations that will support a program for Wounded Warriors, men and women of the armed forces who have been injured in conflicts around the world. Please show your support for our veterans.
On March 28, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Club students from the New Mexico State University Alamogordo branch campus were granted access to classified sections of Holloman Air Force Base (HAFB) to meet with various engineers and technicians working at the Base. Students were granted access to an F-22 Raptor and interview professionals working to maintain and pilot the aircraft. Students were also able to meet with professionals working with MQ-1/MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA’s), formerly referred to as drones, as they explored the aircrafts and observed RPA live video feeds. STEM Club Members also learned about the 846th Test Squadron, which houses the longest sled track in the world. Here, engineers explained how the track is used to test potential commercial space transportation technologies using realistic flight velocities. Personnel at the 846th not only have the capability to design and engineer their creations, but also fabricate, test and analyze new technologies. Overall, students were excited about the fascinating career opportunities available for engineers right here in New Mexico.