NMSU-A Ceremony Form Spring 2014

NMSU-A Web Developer | February 19, 2014

Congratulations Graduate!

The Thirty-Seventh Annual Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tays Center. Please let us know if you plan to attend the graduation ceremony so we can reserve your seat.

New Mexico State University Alamogordo Graduation Form

Student ID Number (required)

 Yes, I will be attending No, I will not be attending

Degree:  Associate Bachelor in Education Master’s Degree Certificate

This is how I want my name in the Program and announced at the graduation ceremony. (required)

Name (required)

NMSU E-mail address (required)

Phone Number (required)

Important: The name on your diploma will appear as last updated on your academic records. To make a change, please provide the required documentation to the Admissions Department by April 9, 2014.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Success at 575-439-3716 or e-mail judgarci@nmsu.edu.

FAFSA Super Saturday!

NMSU-A Web Developer | February 17, 2014

Are you thinking of attending college in 2014? Have you been admitted to college for 2014?  Are you a continuing student?  Whichever one you are, FAFSA Super Saturday is for you.  On Saturday, February 22, NMSU Alamogordo will host a FREE Financial Aid workshop in room CB 602 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Trained financial aid experts will assist you with completing your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  All you need is:

  1. Student’s Social Security # and Driver’s License
  2. Student’s W-2 and tax return from 2013 or 2012
  3. If not a U.S. citizen, student’s alien registration card
  4. Student’s PIN for FAFSA (you can apply at www.pin.ed.gov)
  5. If student was born after January 1, 1991, also bring:
  • Parent’s federal tax return from 2013 or 2012
  • Parent’s Social Security #


NMSU-A Dean’s List Fall 2013

NMSU-A Web Developer | February 12, 2014

Click to download a (PDF) document of the Fall 2013 Dean’s List.

Sharlene Reed and Sandy Barnes selected to All-New Mexico State Academic Team 2014

NMSU-A Web Developer | February 12, 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.

V-Day Otero County 2014 and NMSU-A present The Vagina Monologues

NMSU-A Web Developer | February 11, 2014

V-Day Otero County 2014 and NMSU-A present The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, February 15 at 7:30 pm and February 16 at 2:00 pm at the Rohovec Theatre. General admission is $8 and NMSU-A student tickets are $5.

More information can be located below in the PDF Viewer or downloaded here:

Vaginal Monologues 2014 (PDF)

NMSU Alamogordo hosts a FREE Financial Aid workshop

NMSU-A Web Developer | February 11, 2014

NMSU Alamogordo hosts a FREE Financial Aid workshop – FAFSA Super Saturday – FEB 22 in room CB 602 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Trained financial aid experts will assist you with completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Crimson Pin Scholars Fall 2013

NMSU-A Web Developer | February 7, 2014

Introducing the Crimson Pin Scholars Fall 2013.

Note: Students with a confidentiality hold will only be listed if the hold is lifted in the Admissions and Records Department located with Student Services, 575-439-3700, admissnmsua@nmsu.edu.

Take Back the Night Alamogordo T-Shirt Design Contest

NMSU-A Web Developer | February 3, 2014

Take Back the Night Alamogordo T-Shirt Design Contest

First Prize: $100.00
Second Prize: $50.00
Third through Tenth Place Prize: $10.00 Sonic Card

Submission guidelines:

 Design must be original
 No more than three colors
 Must be submitted on 8 1/2 by11in
plain white paper
 Must include “Take Back the Night
Alamogordo” and “Stop the
Violence” in the design
 No folds or creases allowed on page

Contest Deadline: February 28th

Submit to Wilma Noriega in the Faculty Building by 5:00 p.m.

Be sure to include your full name and contact information in pencil on the back of your submission.

This year’s march and rally are on April 11th, 2014, from 7-­‐9:00 p.m. at the Tays Center, NMSU Alamogordo.

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