NMSU-A News

NMSU-A Theatre on the Hill will hold auditions Smoke on the Mountain

audra | September 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

NMSU-A Theatre on the Hill will hold auditions for Smoke on the Mountain, a musical comedy, on Saturday, September 20, at 2 pm and on Monday, September 22 at 7 pm at the Rohovec Theatre. Auditioners should prepare one verse of a song; piano accompaniment will be provided so please bring your music with you. For more information, call Connie at 442-1340.

Video Game Day at NMSU-A

audra | September 9, 2014 | Comments (1)

NMSU-A is hosting “Fun Flicks” at the NMSU-A Campus on Wednesday, September 10, 11 am – 2 pm. A big screen and gaming system will be set up in the CB Patio area on the campus. Come by in between classes. Free popcorn too. Don’t miss the fun. Game on!

Your College Connection is Here

audra | September 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

College Connection is an innovative program that will change the way students transition from high school to college. Starting in fall 2014 and in partnership with Alamogordo Public Schools the College Connection program will offer automatic admission to NMSU-A for all AHS seniors. In addition to automatic admission, all student services such as admission, completing the financial aid application, ecompass placement test, career assessment, and advising for degree are physically provided at the high school at no cost to APS, parents, or students.

No doubt, many have read or heard that navigating through the Admissions process and Financial Aid paperwork can be challenging. Seniors and parents will be glad to know this multifaceted service will be completed entirely at Alamogordo High School during the Advisory period. AHS and NMSU-A have partnered to assure that students fully participate in exploring their career goals, to guide students in their transition from high school to college, and to maximize the college student experience.

Free Hotdogs! September 4, Patio Area, 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

audra | August 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Student Success Department will be providing Free hotdogs (while supplies last) for lunch in the Patio from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm on Thursday, September 4. A vegetarian option will be offered.

Student Organization members will also be there to provide information about the various clubs on campus and to sign up any interested students.

Pick up lunch in between your classes and find out more about the benefits of joining a student organization on campus.

The New Campus Deli and Café

audra | August 26, 2014 | Comments (1)

The new Campus Deli and Café will be open for business in the Student Center on Monday, August 25.

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
Friday, 7:30 am to 2:00 pm

Special on Opening Day: Morning Coffee 25 cents per cup from 7:30 am – 10:30 am.

  • Chorizo and egg breakfast burritos
  • Soup, sandwiches, yogurt parfaits, fruit
  • Vegetarian and glutten-free options
  • Much more!

Come by and enjoy your first cup of coffee of the day at the new Campus Deli and Café!

Summer 2014 Diplomas

audra | August 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

The summer 2014 diplomas have been ordered. To check on the status of your diploma please see the Diplomas Status link at http://commencement.nmsu.edu/diplomas. 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.

NMSU-A’s 2014 Staff Award Winners

audra | August 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Teresa Provencio was selected for this year’s non-exempt staff award. She has been with NMSU-A for 16 years, and is always helpful, friendly, courteous, and professional. She serves on committees and attends training sessions to make sure she’s informed on new developments. She arrives early and gets everything up and running so students can come in starting at 7:45 am. She is currently the only person who catalogs all library materials. She is truly committed to her duties and a great asset to NMSU-A.


Sara Cerra was selected for this year’s exempt staff award. When faced with a task list, she analyzes it but does not judge it. She makes an objective decision based upon the resources available and returns a product promptly, without strings attached. She works hard to keep a positive attitude and evaluates herself objectively. She knows her limits, but tries to beat them anyway.

Crimson Pin Scholars Summer 2014

audra | August 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recipients of the NISOD Excellence Awards for 2014

audra | August 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Since its inception in 1978, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) has been dedicated to the professional development of faculty, administrators, and staff; and to the continued improvement of teaching and learning, with the ultimate goal of student success. More than 700 community colleges around the world are NISOD members, including almost every large community college district, the majority of urban and technical colleges in the United States and Canada, and more than 200 small, rural colleges around the world.

NMSU Alamogordo proudly announces their recipients of the NISOD Excellence Awards for this year, Mike Furphy of Automotive Technologies and Dr. Juan García, VP of Student Success.

Mike came to NMSU-A in 2010 from The College of Southern Nevada where he had taught in the automotive program for seven years. When he arrived at NMSU-A, his first task was to complete the purchasing of the equipment needed to start the automotive program and to coordinate the Automotive Degree Program within the NMSU system. He did an excellent job in both of these areas. Currently NMSU-A has an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Automotive and Hybrid Technology with three embedded certificates, Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair, Heavy-Line Specialist, and Diagnostic Specialist.

He also set up the Automotive Advisory Board, hires part-time faculty as needed, provides specialized training for the community (hybrid technology), and is currently setting up ASE testing for our students for Fall semester 2014.

From Dr. García,

“Thank you, NMSU-A, for submitting my nomination for the NISOD Excellence Award. It is an honor to be recognized for a career that I very much enjoy. I feel undeserving of this award because so many staff had a more hands-on involvement with implementation and day-to-day work of these projects than I have. Sometimes it seems we develop student projects at break neck speed. However, it takes the success of only one student to show us just how important and vital advising, financial aid, and admission initiatives are to our students. For individuals like me, Student Services is not just work, it is “fun work.” Therefore, this award is not just for me, it is for all of us.”

Thinking of adding a class?

audra | August 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Beginning this fall semester, if you want to add a class after Friday, August 22 (11:59 p.m.), you must get the consent of the instructor.