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: http://www.unitedbloodservices.org 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 (jadams@nmsu.edu) 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)

Late Degree Application Deadline and Certificate Deadline: March 3

NMSU-A Web Developer | February 27, 2014

Have you registered for the last course on your degree plan?

If yes, it’s time to file for your degree application. The deadline for late applications is March 3.  Late fees apply. Applications are available through MyNMSU.

March 3 is also the deadline for Certificate Applications. You can pick up your certificate application at the Advising Department in Classroom Building, Room 603. Certificate applications are $10.

If you have any questions, please contact Advising and Career Services at 439-3720. The Advising Department is temporarily located in Classroom Building, Room 603.

If you have applied for graduation and would like to walk in the graduation ceremony on May 9, 2014, go to http://nmsua.edu/news/2014/02/19/graduation-ceremony-form-spring-2014/ to reserve your seat.


The 2014-2015 NMSU Scholarship Application (Scholar Dollars) is open

NMSU-A Web Developer | February 27, 2014

Scholarship applications are accepted online only. Submission of this application form will allow a student to be considered for any and all scholarships within the University, including the College of Engineering for which he/she may be eligible. All students must re-apply each year (even if you have previously received a scholarship). Here is the link where you can apply: http://scholarships.nmsu.edu

The deadline for application submission is March 3, 2014

NMSU-A Communications!

NMSU-A Web Developer | February 27, 2014

Beginning December 2, 2013, all NMSU-A communications to/from faculty, staff, and students will only use NMSU email accounts. No personal email accounts (such as Yahoo, etc.) will be used. So please check your NMSU email regularly.

College Days and Career Fair at NMSU-A

NMSU-A Web Developer | February 26, 2014

NMSU Alamogordo is hosting a College Days and Career Fair from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Friday, February 28, 2014, at the Tays Special Events Center. Nineteen regional colleges and universities and 25 employers will provide both NMSU-A students and community members with an understanding of the relationship between job/career requirements and degrees offered by the various colleges and universities. Participants will also receive valuable information on writing resumes, interviewing, and how to dress for success. Some employers may conduct on-the-spot interviews. Bring your resume if you have one. This event is open to the public and admission is free. For more information please call either Rose or Mendy at 575-439-3700.

Student Services Relocation Hours

NMSU-A Web Developer | February 25, 2014

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 #