During the first week of the Spring 2016 semester, University Financial Aid and Scholarship Services disbursed over $53M in federal, state, institutional and private student aid to more than 12,000 students attending all five campuses in the NMSU system. About one-quarter of the funds were grant aid, one-third loans, and the remainder scholarship funds.
The NMSU Diversity Programs collaborated in the fall 2015 with University Communications to create marketing pieces for use in recruiting and retention on campus. More than 20 students from NMSU’s community participated in the photo shoot in front of Corbett Center representing ethnic programs, LGBT, international students, veterans, and accessibility services. The result of the photo shoot was a marketing billboard located in front of the James B. Delamater Activity Center, which is a key stop on all campus visit tours. These photographs will be used in program brochures, event promotion, and recruitment materials.
On January 22, 2015, Dr. Bernadette Montoya attended and judged the 4-H State Ambassador & Diplomat Selection in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 4-H members seeking leadership positions within the organization attended this conference.
The selected keynote speaker for the, Girl Power! Dream It, Be It, Conference was Dr. Montoya. The International Soroptimist Organization sponsors this annual conference. The Soroptimist organization strives to improve the lives of women and girls in the local communities and around the world. Junior & senior high school young women attend this yearly conference, held in Las Cruces.
A seven-week “Healthy U Challenge” will begin on Jan. 25, 2016. The challenge is a new year health initiative sponsored by the Campus Health Center and the AggieFit Program which will feature weekly weigh-ins, educational tips, bi-weekly workshops on how to gain lifestyle skills to become a healthier you. Participants will receive incentives and prizes for challenge successes. The program is free for AggieFit members and $20 for non-members. For more information, rules and application forms on the Healthy U Challenge, visit nmsu.edu or call 575-646-2907.