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NMSU-A’s First Annual Discovery Fair

audra | June 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

On Friday, June 20, at the Willie Estrada Civic Center, NMSU-A hosted the first annual Discovery Fair, a new community event that opened the doors to NMSU-A for adults and children from Alamogordo, Otero County and beyond, engaging them in free, quality hands-on experiences. The NMSU-A Discovery Fair also offered information about NMSU-A’s upcoming classes and academic programs. The Open House provided information on the college’s degree and certificate programs, and provided special workshops on admission and financial aid. Also available was information about the Pro-Active Advising program, a platform that includes additional support and a specialized orientation for those students who are attending college for the first time, plan to attend full-time, and who would like to graduate in two years.

Attendees had the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, and current students and learn about academic support services, programs and career services, transfer opportunities, and paying for college. There were many interactive experiences and activities, including tire checks from NMSU-A Automotive Program, fingerprinting by the Alamogordo Department of Public Safety and so much more.

A Student Success Story – Jerry Kimmel

audra | June 26, 2014

“You can make it work for you if you try…this is what happens with a little determination.” Jerry Kimmel is now employed by Universal Hospital Services at GCRMC and is a successful Bio Medical technician.

Flashback: December 2008, Jerry moves his family back to Alamogordo from Austin, TX and takes a job as a civilian contractor at White Sands Missile Range. Jerry advances quickly in his position and receives many complements for his abilities and accomplishments. However, after only a few months, the civilian contract is dropped and Jerry is soon to be out of work. “…all the kudos in the world don’t put food on the table.”

Flash forward: Using the Vocational Rehabilitation GI bill program, Jerry begins working on an ET degree at NMSU-A in the spring of 2010. Discussions with instructor, Steve Holmes, leads Jerry to take on a double major, adding Bio Medical to his schedule. Completing his General Studies degree in December of 2012, Jerry goes on to earn his Bio Med degree in May of 2013 and is named one of three Outstanding Graduates.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is coming!

audra | June 16, 2014

Nursing is Alive & Well at NMSU Alamogordo!  The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is coming to NMSU-A!  A celebration of the new partnership between the NMSU School of Nursing and NMSU Alamogordo’s Allied Health Pre-Nursing will be marked with the signing of the memorandum of understanding on Monday, June 23rd at 3:30 PM at the NMSU-A Science Center Atrium. Bringing the BSN program to Alamogordo is a giant leap forward for local & area students.  Students will earn the first two years of pre-nursing credits at NMSU-A and be able to complete the second two years of study at the NMSU-A campus, online, or other distance education platforms, earning their BSN from NMSU without having to leave Alamogordo!  Even the clinicals will be within Otero & Lincoln counties.  The public is cordially invited to attend the celebration.  Light refreshments will be served.

Spring 2014 Diplomas

audra | June 13, 2014

The spring 2014 diplomas have been ordered. To check on the status of your diploma please see the Diplomas Status link at Registrar or Go To: Search the Order Status of your New Mexico State University Diploma. 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.

Nursing is Alive & Well at NMSU Alamogordo!

audra | June 12, 2014

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is coming to NMSU-A!  A celebration of the new partnership between the NMSU School of Nursing and NMSU Alamogordo’s Allied Health Pre-Nursing will be marked with the signing of the memorandum of understanding on Monday, June 23rd at 3:30 PM at the NMSU-A Science Center Atrium. Bringing the BSN program to Alamogordo is a giant leap forward for local & area students.  Students will earn the first two years of nursing credits at NMSU-A and be able to complete the second two years of study at the NMSU-A campus, online, or other distance education platforms, earning their BSN from NMSU without having to leave Alamogordo!  Even the clinicals will be within Otero & Lincoln counties.  The public is cordially invited to attend the celebration.  Light refreshments will be served.

Student Offices Reduce Hours on June 5 & 6

audra | June 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

Please note that the Student Success/Student Services staff will be in training on Thursday, June 5 and Friday, June 6. Office hours for June 5 and June 6 will be 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Regular hours resume on Monday, June 9.

Tuition Refund Schedule has changed.

audra | May 28, 2014

Tuition Refund Schedule has changed. Partial refunds are no longer available.

Last day for 100% refunds

  • 10 week session: June 5
  • 1st 5 week session: through May 29
  • 2nd 5 week session: through July 6

Zamora Moves Forward With Dual-Credit Program

audra | May 28, 2014

Joseph Seth Zamora, a graduate this year from Tularosa High School, is the son of Nickie and Kevin Zamora.
Zamora, 16, has been taking college courses through NMSU-A’s dual-credit program since 2012. This May he graduated from high school having earned 33 college credit hours at NMSU-A with a cumulative grade point average of 4.0.
In addition to his collegiate activities, Zamora recently won first prize in the Food Sciences category at this year’s New Mexico statewide FFA competition in Las Cruces. He will compete at the National FFA convention in October in Kentucky for the second year in a row.
Three years ago, he began studying piano with Jonnie Jo Haley, a former adjunct instructor at NMSU-A. He is now studying with Dr. Ezekiel Meza at the El Paso Conservatory of Music. In January, Zamora won first place in the annual El Paso Youth Symphony Concerto Competition. He performed the last movement of Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra on March 30 of this year.
He has been awarded two scholarships to attend New Mexico State University in Las Cruces this fall. One of these is a substantial award to study piano with Dr. Laura Spitzer.
He has also won a scholarship to study with Dr. Andrew Cooperstock at the prestigious Rocky Ridge Music Camp in Estes Park, Colorado, this summer.
At the recent NMSU-A Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony, Dr. Cheri Jimeno, President of NMSU-A, recognized Seth, congratulating him for his scholastic achievements and commending him for his utilization of the dual-credit program.

Discovery Fair on June 20th

audra | May 28, 2014

Discover what you can do tomorrow! NMSU Alamogordo is sponsoring the first annual Discovery Fair, Friday, June 20th from 4PM-8PM at the Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Center. Discover the HSSE Village, and engage in quality hands-on experiences that include car checks from the Automotive Program, interactive demonstrations from the Allied Health Programs, Renewable Energies Departments, and so much more! The Discovery Fair is free and open to everyone. For more information on the NMSU-A Discovery Fair, call 575-439-3737 or visit nmsua.edu. Light refreshments will be served.

New Proposed Health Programs at NMSU-A

audra | May 27, 2014

We want to update the community that NMSU-A’s Department of Nursing, EMS and Allied Health is diligently working to establish potential associate degree programs and certificates that will produce workforce-ready students interested in pursuing health careers.

Three New Degrees Pending Approval
Since last August, three associate degree programs have passed through the internal NMSU System approval process and are on their way for external final approval through the Higher Education Department and the Higher Learning Commission.  Once final approval has been received, the three programs will be offered on the NMSU-A Campus.  The three programs are:  Associate Degree in Allied Health, Associate Degree in Public Health, and Associate Applied Science EMS – Intermediate. 

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