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  • All About Discovery!™ • New Mexico State Universitynmsu.edu

    DISCOVER

  • Having a mentor is one of the keys to your success. Find mentor stories inside!

    Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences ........................ 8Arts and Sciences ................................. 10Business ...................................................18Education ................................................28Engineering ............................................32Health and Social Services .................36

    DISCOVERour nationally ranked programs

    P.4

    DISCOVERyour first steps to becoming an Aggie!

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    DISCOVERthe Honors experience

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    As you begin to consider your higher education options, we invite you to visit us at NMSU and discover why we are one of America’s Top Colleges. At NMSU, our welcoming and supportive campus community transforms lives through discovery, and I know this firsthand. I, too, experienced this transformation. As an undergraduate student many years ago, I had no idea what my future held. I was fortunate to attend a school where the campus community was focused on student success. The faculty didn’t know at the time, but they were preparing me to be the governor of the state of New Mexico, a successful businessperson and now the president of this great institution. Now, imagine what you can achieve! Here, you will find dedi-cated mentors and supportive faculty who care about your success. You will discover a high-quality education that will prepare you for your future career. We are all in this together – faculty, staff and students – because we know getting a degree is a challenge. This

    academic journey takes commitment and effort, and the NMSU community will be by your side every step of the way. We also encourage our students to reach further and aspire to graduate in four years. Through effort, the use of our numerous resources and with the guidance of our caring faculty, you can do that at NMSU. Not only will you receive special recognition, but you will also get a head start to transforming your life. Become part of the Aggie family! Together, we can make your dreams come true.

    Sincerely,

    Garrey Carruthers, Ph.D.President

    WELCOME!

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    Las Cruces is on the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert, at the foot of the Organ Mountains and nestled within the Mesilla Valley.

    § A growing city and popular Southwestern destination, Las Cruces is at the crossroads of interstates 10 and 25, making it the ideal location for year-round visitors.

    § 2016 Runner Up for the “Best Sustainable Community”

    § Residents and visitors alike enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine per year – perfect weather for outdoor activities, such as golfing, hiking, biking, camping and boating.

    § You can reach a variety of spectacular destinations within a day’s drive.

    45 MINUTES from the Texas border1 HOUR from White Sands National Monument and Elephant

    Butte Lake2.5 HOURS from Ski Apache in Ruidoso, N.M., and the Gila

    Wilderness3 HOURS from Carlsbad, N.M., and Albuquerque, N.M.4 HOURS from Tucson, Ariz.

    § Our friendly and welcoming community offers a variety of opportunities to enjoy arts, theater, music and dance, in addition to an exciting and eclectic mix of restaurants.

    § In Las Cruces, boredom is not an option. You can always find a festival or fiesta on the calendar, such as the Renaissance ArtsFaire, the Las Cruces Country Music Festival and the Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo, just to name a few.

    EXPERIENCE SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO

    12,526 UNDERGRADUATES

    OUR COLORSCRIMSON and WHITE

    AVERAGE CLASS SIZE:27

    Tradition of Excellence Since

    1888

    200+ Student

    ORGANIZATIONS, CLUBS AND GROUPS

    16 NCAA Division I SPORTS

    A world leader in

    CHILE PEPPER

    research

    MILITARY and

    VETERAN Friendly

    University

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    DISCOVER YOURDEGREE PATH

    AT NMSU, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO SPREAD YOUR WINGS, OPEN UP YOUR

    MIND AND EXPLORE PATHS THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN TAKEN. WE WANT YOU TO

    DISCOVER WHO YOU ARE AND, ALONG THE WAY, FIND OUT WHO YOU WANT TO BE.

    WHAT’S YOUR PASSION? ART? BUSINESS? ENGINEERING? HEALTH? NO MATTER THE

    DISCIPLINE, REST ASSURED YOU WILL GAIN A TOP QUALITY EDUCATION AT NMSU.

    College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental SciencesACES.NMSU.EDU

    Agricultural BiologyApplied BiologyEntomologyEnvironmental BiologyPest Biology and Management

    Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business

    FinanceMarketingProduction

    Agricultural and Extension EducationAdvanced Technology EducationAgricultural CommunicationsAgricultural Education Teaching

    Agriculture and Community DevelopmentAgronomy

    Crop ConsultingAnimal Science

    Companion AnimalEquineIndustryScience

    Clothing, Textiles and Fashion MerchandisingConservation Ecology

    Environmental ScienceFamily and Child ScienceFamily and Consumer Sciences EducationFood Science and Technology

    Culinary Science Meat ScienceScience, Technology and Engineering

    General AgricultureGenetics and BiotechnologyHorticulture

    Crop ConsultingHorticulture BusinessLandscape DesignOrnamental Horticulture

    Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism ManagementHuman Nutrition and Dietetic Sciences

    Nutrition EducationPre-Dietetics/Dietetics

    Natural Resource Economics and PolicyRangeland ResourcesSoil Science

    Environment and Resource ManagementSoilsSoil and Water Science

    Turfgrass Science and ManagementAthletic Field Management

    Golf Course ManagementTurfgrass BusinessTurfgrass Science

    Wildlife ScienceAquatic Ecology and ManagementWildlife Ecology and Management

    College of Arts and SciencesARTSCI.NMSU.EDU

    Animation and Visual EffectsAnthropologyApplied StudiesArt

    Art HistoryMuseum ConservationStudio Art

    BiochemistryBiologyChemistryCommunication StudiesComputer ScienceConservation EcologyCriminal JusticeDigital Film MakingEconomicsEngineering PhysicsEnglish

    Creative WritingLiterature, Language and Culture

    Rhetoric, Digital Media and Professional Communication

    Fine ArtMuseum ConservationStudio Art

    Foreign LanguagesFrenchGermanSpanish

    Genetics and BiotechnologyGeography

    Geographic Information Systems and TechnologyHuman/Environmental Relationships

    GeologyEarth and Environmental SciencesEarth Science EducationGeological Sciences

    GovernmentHistoryIndividualized StudiesJournalism and Mass CommunicationsMathematics

    Actuarial Science and InsuranceApplied Mathematics

    MicrobiologyMusic

    Instrumental PerformancePiano PerformanceVocal Performance

    Music EducationK-12 Instrumental K-12 Vocal

    PhilosophyPhysics

    Applied OpticsApplied PhysicsConcentration PhysicsGeophysicsMaterial Science

    PsychologySociologyTheatre Arts

    Musical TheatreWomen’s Studies

    College of Business BUSINESS.NMSU.EDU

    AccountingEconomicsFinanceGeneral Business

    EntrepreneurshipTribal Management

    Information SystemsInternational BusinessManagement

    Human Resource ManagementManagerial LeadershipProject and Supply Chain ManagementSmall Business Management and Entrepreneurship

    MarketingPGA Golf Management™ Program

    College of EducationEDUCATION.NMSU.EDU

    Athletic TrainingCommunication DisordersCounseling and Community PsychologyDance

    Contemporary DanceDanceSportSpanish Dance

    Elementary EducationLanguage ArtsMathematicsScienceSocial Studies

    KinesiologyClinical Exercise ScienceExercise SciencePerformance Psychology

    Physical EducationSecondary Education

    Business EducationFrench EducationGerman EducationLanguage ArtsMath EducationPhysical Education (K-12)ScienceSocial StudiesSpanish Education

    Special EducationDual Licensure in Elementary EducationDual Licensure in Secondary Education

    College of EngineeringENGR.NMSU.EDU

    Aerospace EngineeringChemical Engineering

    Pre-lawPre-medical

    Civil EngineeringEnvironmentalGeotechnicalStructuralWater Resources

    Electrical EngineeringEngineering Physics

    AerospaceChemicalElectricalMechanical

    Engineering Technology - CivilConstructionRenewable EnergyTransportationWater/Wastewater

    Engineering Technology - Electronics and Computer

    Renewable EnergyEngineering Technology - InformationEngineering Technology - Mechanical

    Renewable EnergyIndustrial EngineeringInformation and Communication TechnologyMechanical Engineering

    College of Health and Social ServicesHEALTH.NMSU.EDU

    NursingPublic HealthSocial Work

    Pre-professional ProgramsPRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS ARE NOT MAJORS BUT SPECIAL PROGRAMS OF STUDY FOR STUDENTS OF VARIOUS MAJORS WHO ARE PREPARING TO ENTER A PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL.

    Pre-chiropracticPre-dentalPre-lawPre-medicinePre-pharmacyPre-physical therapyPre-veterinary

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    DISCOVER NEW PATHS TO BRIGHT FUTURES

    NMSU Navigators NMSU is committed to your success! That is why we continually look for new and innovative ways to help you while you are here. As a freshman, you will be assigned a Student Success Navigator, a graduate student or staff member who will help you learn about academic, per-sonal and career preparation strategies that support your academic achievement. They will answer questions, connect you with your academic colleges and campus resources, and assist with any challenges you might have as a new student. You will meet your Student Success Navigator at Aggie Welcome and Orientation. For more information on the Navigator program, go to NAVIGATORS.NMSU.EDU, or call 575-646-1580. We can’t wait to meet you!

    Exploratory Students Choosing a major is a big step toward deciding who you will become after graduation. And sometimes, students are not quite ready to make that final decision. That’s OK. At NMSU, you can start as an Exploratory Student and delve into different degree options while taking courses that will help keep you on track toward earning your bachelor’s degree. During your first year at NMSU, you will choose a meta-major to explore.

    Each meta-major is a broad cluster of degree programs with common academic foundations including courses such as English and math, as well as course options that facilitate the discovery of other disciplines. For detailed information on meta-majors, go to EXPLORE.NMSU.EDU. As you begin your journey, remember that academic advisors are here to assist you in developing your educational plan that will lead you to your academic, career and personal aspirations. You will meet your academic advisor during New Student Orientation. Learn about academic advising at ADVISING.NMSU.EDU.

    Osteopathic Medicine Pathway Program NMSU’s Osteopathic Medicine Path-way Program (OMPP) provides a unique opportunity for students interested in improving the well-being of the diverse population of the region. Here, you will gain the fundamental tools and knowledge necessary to transi-tion into the medical education program at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) at New Mexico State University. Through our program, quali-fied students at NMSU will be guaran-

    teed admission upon completion of all program requirements and undergradu-ate degree. For detailed information on the pro-gram, go to OMPP.NMSU.EDU.

    AT NMSU, WE OFFER NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPLORATION, INSPIRATION

    AND SUCCESS. ALL OUR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES, RESOURCES AND TOOLS ARE

    DEVELOPED WITH YOU IN MIND.

    Your journey as an Aggie begins today! The information on these pages will help you prepare for your next steps. Keep in mind that we are here to answer any questions you may have. Go online to ADMISSIONS.NMSU.EDU, email [email protected] or call 800-662-6678 or 575-646-3121 to connect with an Undergraduate Advisor. Send your admission application, official ACT or SAT scores and high school transcripts (or GED test scores) to Undergraduate Admissions. Find more detailed information at APPLY.NMSU.EDU.

    Freshman Admission Requirements Students who meet the minimum high school course requirements listed in the chart below must meet one of the following criteria in order to be admitted:

    § Cumulative high school GPA of 2.75§ Ranked in the top 20 percent of their graduating class§ ACT composite score of 21 or SAT score of 990 (SAT score of 1060 for new format)

    NMSU uses combined scores from the critical verbal and math portions of the SAT for admission and scholarship purposes. NMSU will be taking scores from the traditional SAT and the new SAT format, which was launched March 2016.

    Note: All entering freshmen must submit official ACT or SAT scores before final admission is granted. ACT code=2638, SAT=4531

    Applicants who meet all the requirements listed above will be offered admission to NMSU. An applicant who does not meet all the requirements may also be offered admission if a review of their additional information indicates that the student would be successful at NMSU. We encourage all students to apply for admission to NMSU. When reviewing the admissibility of students, we consider many factors, including high school GPA, test scores, dual-credit coursework, leadership experience, community involvement and other accomplishments. Applicants may be asked for additional information, including academic letters of

    recommendation, in support of their application.

    Aggie Pathway In the Aggie Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program, our system of five campuses works together to navigate you toward a bachelor’s degree – even if you initially don’t meet admission requirements to the university. Aggie Pathway students may transition to the Las Cruces campus after successful completion of:

    § 24 credits, in addition to any required developmental courses

    § 2.50 cumulative college GPA

    Students participating in the Aggie Pathway program can attend academic, cultural and athletic events on the NMSU Las Cruces campus. Students enrolling through NMSU Doña Ana have access to on-campus housing and dining. For more information, please visit our website at AGGIEPATHWAY.NMSU.EDU or call 575-646-8011.

    Transfer Requirements§ At least a 2.0 cumulative GPA in your college courses and

    36 completed credit hours§ Must be eligible to return to your last college or university§ Application for admission and official college transcripts or

    e-transcripts mailed directly from each college or university attended

    If you have fewer than 36 completed college credit hours, you must fulfill the freshman admission requirements and have at least a 2.5 overall college GPA.

    Dual Credit If you participated in a dual-credit program in high school, then you will need to send an official copy of your transcripts from that college/university to NMSU upon completion of the classes.

    UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS

    Mark Your Calendar!

    ACT National Test DatesSeptember 10, 2016October 22, 2016December 10, 2016February 11, 2017April 8, 2017June 10, 2017

    SAT National Test DatesOctober 1, 2016November 5, 2016December 3, 2016January 28, 2017March 11, 2017May 6, 2017June 3, 2017

    High School Course Requirements

    Units

    English 4

    Math 4

    Science 2

    Foreign Language/Fine Art 1

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    Discover how you can

    bring science to your

    life in the College of

    Agricultural, Consumer

    and Environmental

    Sciences.

    OUR MENTORS CARE

    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL, CONSUMER AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

    Working alongside renowned faculty and researchers, students have a multitude of opportunities to make an impact and improve lives in New Mexico, the nation and the world. Students have access to state-of-the-art technology such as a cutting-edge culinary lab, plant science research labs, a student-operated organic garden and multiple animal science facilities. With career paths as diverse as food science and agribusiness, plant breeding and fashion merchandising, our students are equipped with the necessary skills and tools to be leaders in their chosen fields.

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    ACES.NMSU.EDU

    Priscilla BloomquistPROFESSOR’S

    HOSPITALITY REACHES

    BEYOND CLASSROOM

    Priscilla Bloomquist, a professor in the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, was on the ground floor of what ultimately became one of the top programs in the country. Almost 30 years ago, Bloomquist made her way from Wisconsin to Las Cruces to assist in starting the now-famed HRTM program – the only such program in the state of New Mexico.

    Her teaching awards are many and publications great, but her greatest impact has been the way in which she has challenged students to become more than they ever dreamed of being.

    Take for instance Catrina Miyazaki With Bloomquist as a mentor, this recent grad was able to complete her HRTM bachelor’s along with two minors (marketing and business administration) in four years.

    “NOW THAT I’M STARTING MY CAREER, I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT WITHOUT PRICILLA, I WOULD BE VERY LOST. HER PASSION IS APPRECIATED BY MANY, AND I KNOW I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE SHE HAS TRULY INFLUENCED,” CATRINA SAID.

    ’16.

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    Neil HarveyINSPIRING A NEW

    GENERATION OF

    ADVOCATES

    Students with a passion for social equality have found a phenomenal teacher and mentor in Neil Harvey, government professor and department head. Originally from the United Kingdom, Harvey has been teaching at NMSU for more than 20 years, empowering students with the tools and knowledge to be able to make a difference in communities – especially for people suffering from injustices.

    He specializes in comparative politics, Latin America, Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico border, making NMSU and Las Cruces a perfect fit for Harvey.

    Throughout the years, many students have been influenced by Harvey, inspiring them to carve their own path to success. Ismael Torres ’17 is one of those students.

    “HIS COMMITMENT TO MY ACADEMIC SUCCESS AND PERSONAL GROWTH HAS SHAPED MY EXPERIENCE AT NMSU AND HAS HELPED ME DISCOVER A PASSION FOR ACADEMIA,” ISMAEL SAID.

    The largest academic

    college at NMSU, the

    College of Arts and

    Sciences promotes

    lifelong discovery

    through leading research

    and creative endeavors.

    OUR MENTORS CARE

    Our caring faculty and staff serve every student, whether your major falls within one of our 24 academic departments or elsewhere on campus, by providing foundational courses in a wide array of disciplines in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and fine arts. We prepare students to be knowledgeable and responsible citizens. As part of NMSU’s land-grant mission, we engage with the greater community – our students perform plays and symphonies, teach young kids to write code, develop art and history exhibits, and gaze at the stars.

    COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

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    ARTSCI.NMSU.EDU

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    With numerous scholarship options available for New Mexico first-time freshmen students, NMSU helps ensure an affordable cost of attendance. For New Mexico residents, we have scholarship opportunities such as the President’s Associates Excellence Scholarship, Honors Excel Scholarship, Regents Success Scholarship and Legislative Lottery Scholarship, to name a few. New Mexico first-time freshmen scholarships are merit based. Your high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores will be taken into consideration when choosing recipients for our top scholarships. It is important to remember that certain scholarships have different deadlines at NMSU. Complete your admission application, send high school transcripts and test scores and complete the Scholar Dollar$ application by the required dates listed in the scholarship grid at FA.NMSU.EDU/SCHOLARSHIPS.

    Resident Budgets For Academic Year*

    Tuition and Fees $6,729

    Residence Hall† $4,084-$4,772

    Dining Membership $3,592-$3,692

    Books and Supplies $1,206

    Total $15,611-$16,399

    *These are estimated expenses for a typical freshman based on 15 credits for the academic year. Costs for transfer students or upperclassmen may vary.†Prices vary depending on residence hall. Cost is the rate for double occupancy for academic year.

    FINANCIAL AID

    AT NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY, WE GUARANTEE A HIGH-QUALITY

    EDUCATION AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE. WITH REASONABLE TUITION RATES FOR IN-

    STATE STUDENTS, NMSU PROVIDES ONE OF THE BEST EDUCATIONAL VALUES IN THE

    COUNTRY. WE AWARD NEARLY $160 MILLION ANNUALLY IN SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS,

    WORK-STUDY FUNDS AND LOANS TO HELP YOU FINANCE YOUR EDUCATION. Your education is

    an important investment for

    your future. We offer a variety of

    scholarship options that will help

    you pay for school.

    Go to fa.nmsu.edu/scholarships

    to learn more.

    SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

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    Discover your potential at NMSU’s Honors College. Located at the far west side of campus, the Honors College serves talented and motivated students from all majors across campus.

    In small, challenging classes, master teachers provide one-on-one attention, engage in lively discussions and lead collaborative investigation of interdisciplinary topics. We’re the first honors college in New Mexico. Join us and you will take part in innovative research teams, special seminars and workshops designed to help you meet your academic and professional goals. If you’re up for the challenge, you will graduate with University Honors.

    HONORS COLLEGE

    Budgets For Academic Year

    Colorado-Arizona Reciprocal* 135 Mile Rate* WUE* Nonresident*

    Tuition and Fees $6,729 $7,128 $10,093 $21,234

    Residence Hall† $4,084-$4,772 $4,084-$4,772 $4,084-$4,772 $4,084-$4,772

    Dining Membership $3,592-$3,692 $3,592-$3,692 $3,592-$3,692 $3,592-$3,692

    Books and Supplies $1,206 $1,206 $1,206 $1,206

    Total $15,611-$16,399 $16,010-$16,798 $18,975-$19,763 $30,116-$30,904

    *These are estimated expenses for a typical freshman based on 15 credits for the academic year. Costs for transfer students or upperclassmen may vary.† Prices vary depending on residence hall. Cost is the rate for double occupancy for the academic year.

    ENROLLMENTREQUIREMENTS

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

    AWARDRENEWAL

    REQUIREMENTS

    APPLICATION MATERIALS

    NEEDED

    DESCUBRE Mexican citizen on an F or J visa sponsored by

    NMSU’s Office of Interna-tional Student and Scholar Services and admitted to

    an NMSU undergraduate or graduate degree program.

    First-time student require-ments or 2.0 cumulative

    college GPA for transfers.

    150 % of in-state tuition rate.

    2.0 GPA, regardless of credits. Must meet satisfac-

    tory academic progress.

    Must be admitted to the NMSU Las Cruces campus.

    OUT-OF-STATE COMPETITIVE Non-New Mexico resident.

    Semesters are prorated for transfer students, based on

    prior total semesters

    3.5 GPA and 23 ACT†or

    3.0 GPA and 26 ACT† (3.5 cumulative college GPA for

    transfers)

    In-state tuition rate and $100 per semester.

    3.5 GPA and pass 15 new credits per semester.

    Must 1) be admitted to the NMSU Las Cruces campus,

    2) submit a Scholar Dol-lar$ application, 3) submit a FAFSA, and 4) have all

    required credentials on file by March 1.

    135 MILE TEXAS TUITION

    Texas resident within 135 miles of the NMSU Las

    Cruces campus.

    First-time student requirements or 2.0

    cumulative college GPA for transfers.

    Near in-state tuition rate. See uar.nmsu.edu for

    exact amount.

    2.0 GPA, regardless of credits. Must meet satisfac-

    tory academic progress.Must be admitted to the

    NMSU Las Cruces campus.

    WESTERN UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE (WUE)

    Residents from participating states (AK, AZ, CA, CO,

    HI, ID, MT, ND, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY), and the U.S.

    Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

    150% of in-state tuition rate.

    COLORADO-ARIZONA

    RECIPROCALColorado and Arizona

    residents. In-state tuition rate.

    TUITION WAIVERS

    It is understood that any item in this chart is subject to modification at any time by proper administrative procedure. Typically, students are only eligible for one scholarship or out-of-state tuition waiver, except for the Conroy Merit, Conroy Achievement and NMSU Housing scholarships. † ACT/SAT equivalents can be found on our website, ADMISSIONS.NMSU.EDU. NMSU uses combined scores from the critical reading and math portions of the SAT for admission and scholarship purposes.

    OUT-OF-STATE SCHOLARSHIPS & BUDGETS

    Students from outside New Mexico have many opportunities to attend New Mexico State University’s Las Cruces campus without the out-of-state cost. The Western Undergraduate Exchange, Colorado-Arizona Waiver and 135 Mile Texas Tuition scholarship waiver reduce the out-of-state tuition to an amount that is comparable to the in-state rate.

    These tuition waivers are automatically awarded once admitted to NMSU. Another opportunity for nonresident students to reduce tuition is through the Out-of-State Competitive scholarship. Attending NMSU from out of state may not be as expensive as you think. Use the scholarship grid below to see what opportunities are available for you to study at NMSU!

    HONORS.NMSU.EDU

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    Add to Your Success As you begin to calculate your next move, just know we will be there every step of the way. Our financial aid advisors will guide you through the financial aid process and help you find the best option that fits your needs. Grants, scholarships, work-study, waivers and student loans are available. Call 575-646-4105 or 877-278-8586, email [email protected] or visit us at FA.NMSU.EDU for more information.

    Begin Here Start by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at FAFSA.ED.GOV. Apply early! Deadlines are usually early in the year. Priority deadline for some limited funds is March 1. Make sure to review your Student Aid Report (SAR), which is sent after the FAFSA has been completed. Your SAR contains the information reported on your FAFSA and includes your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC, a measure of your family’s financial situation, is used to determine your eligibility for federal student aid. Review your SAR information and make corrections or changes online at FAFSA.ED.GOV, if necessary. The school(s) you list on your FAFSA will get your SAR data electronically.

    Award Notification The award letter is your notification of aid for the upcoming academic year. You can access the NMSU electronic award letter to accept or decline your awards at MY.NMSU.EDU.

    Terms of Your Award§ You must be classified as a degree-seeking student at NMSU to be eligible for financial aid. Students who are non-degree status are not eligible for financial aid.

    § Your financial aid is awarded based on the information provided on your FAFSA. Financial aid awards are subject to change or cancellation due to changes in laws, regulations, appropriations, changes reported or discovery of data error.

    § If you receive any financial assistance from an outside source that is not included in your award letter, you must inform Financial Aid and Scholarship Services as soon as possible.

    § Check your MY.NMSU.EDU email account throughout the semester and during breaks. Official notifications that require timely responses will be sent only to your official NMSU email address.

    Your Award Timeline If you are awarded a grant, scholar-ship, waiver, or student loan, funds will be automatically credited to your account during the first week of school (funds will be applied to charges owed). If there are excess funds, NMSU will forward the funds to your direct deposit account or issue you a check. Submitting a late application may result in funds being delayed. Part of your financial aid package may include a student loan. There are three types of Direct Loans: Subsidized,

    Unsubsidized and PLUS. To accept a Federal Direct Loan in your aid package, go to the Student tab in MY.NMSU.EDU. Federal regulations specify that all students who are borrowing a Federal Direct Loan for the first time, or the first time at NMSU, must complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) before any loans will be processed. Visit FA.NMSU.EDU/LOANS to learn more about student loans.

    Satisfactory Academic Progress Federal regulations require all students receiving federal financial aid to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to maintain eligibility for financial aid. Students are evaluated at the end of each semester in order to determine if Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements are being met. SAP requirements include:

    § GPA Requirement: As an undergraduate student, you must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

    § Completion Rate: You must complete 70 percent of all hours attempted.

    § Maximum Time Frame: You must complete your program of study within 150 percent of the published length of the degree.

    If SAP requirements are not met, it is possible to lose eligibility for federal financial aid. Visit FA.NMSU.EDU/SAP for more information on Satisfactory Academic Progress.

    New Mexico State University / Undergraduate Viewbook 2017-2018 17

    FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID

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    Robert L. SteinerPROFESSOR IS HEART

    OF PROGRAM

    At NMSU, mentorship doesn’t stop with undergraduate students. Guidance and support is available to any student at any stage of their academic career. For instance, students seeking to pursue a master’s degree in applied statistics can rest assured that they will receive the utmost care from Robert L. Steiner, professor of applied statistics.

    Steiner, who is also program director, is the first person students are in contact with. His patience and gentle demeanor make it easy for students to approach him with questions or concerns. These are two excellent traits for a person who wears many hats within one department – he is a teacher, advisor and a mentor.

    “DR. STEINER IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF OUR AMAZING MENTORS HERE AT NMSU. NO MATTER WHICH FIELD OF STUDY YOU ARE IN, YOU WILL FIND MENTORS WHO ARE PASSIONATE AND DEDICATED TO WHAT THEY DO,” SAID JUNXIN HUANG ’17.

    NMSU’s College of

    Business is one of

    America’s leading

    business schools and

    discovery is our business.

    OUR MENTORS CARE

    Our students come from all over the globe, eager to make a difference. Our faculty members share vast expertise in numerous areas – global leadership styles, integrating indigenous ethics into business practices and marketing healthy food and lifestyles are just a few. Our graduates have a long tradition of transforming lives in their communities by building successful organizations. They’re loyal too: Many alumni give back to current students through scholarships, internships and mentorship.

    COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

    BUSINESS.NMSU.EDU

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    COLLEGE IS LIFE-CHANGING. YOU MEET NEW PEOPLE. YOU GAIN PRICELESS

    KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE. YOU ALSO WILL NAVIGATE GREATER

    RESPONSIBILITIES. IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THIS NEW LIFE BY LIVING ON CAMPUS.

    Comforts of Home Our traditional residence halls offer a close-knit and safe community. All-inclusive amenities and utilities include:§ Air conditioning§ Cable TV§ Laundry facilities§ Fully furnished rooms (adjustable, loftable beds with modern, moveable and storage-friendly furniture allowing you to customize and maximize your space)§ Wireless and wired Internet connection§ Mail (all mailboxes are located in Garcia Hall)§ Access to live-in student and professional staff§ 24/7 professional staff member on call for emergency response

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    DISCOVER YOURCOMMUNITY

    First-Year Residential Experience At NMSU, we want to make sure that students maximize their success while at college. Our goal is to provide valuable resources and opportunities in order for every student to reach their potential, and that is why we have made a change to our requirements. Starting in August 2017, first-time, full-time undergraduate students admitted to the Las Cruces campus will be required to live in a university-operated residence hall for the first academic year, or two semesters. Research has shown that when students live on campus, they gain many more benefits and rewards than those living off campus. Students living on campus are more likely to:§ connect with campus services and take advantage of the many helpful resources available,§ participate in extracurricular activities/events that add to a greater college experience,§ perform better academically,§ graduate on time,§ stay on the right path to success without interruptions,§ create bonds with faculty and students that extend past graduation,§ explore a wider range of ideas and cultures,§ develop stronger interpersonal and communication skills, and§ be on time to class! On-campus living is convenient, allowing more prep time for class assignments.

    Detailed information can be found on our website, HOUSING.NMSU.EDU/FYRE, as well as approved exemptions for students with unique circumstances such as living with immediate family; residing with spouse, domestic partner or dependents; and financial or medical hardship that may prevent them from living on campus.

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    DISCOVER DELECTABLE CUISINE

    AS A THRIVING NMSU STUDENT, YOU WILL WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ONE

    OF THE MANY CONVENIENT DINING OPTIONS AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS. MEAL

    PLANS AT NMSU OFFER VARIETY, CONVENIENCE AND GREAT TASTE. FIND OUT MORE

    AT DINING.NMSU.EDU.

    What are you craving? You have your choice of Southwest favorites and international cuisine through locally owned restaurants and national chains. Taos Restaurant, our campus dining hall, features the variety students expect, such as made-to-order omelets and pasta, deli sandwiches, burgers, soups, a fruit/salad bar and stir-fry. How about a hearty home-cooked meal, vegetarian and vegan selections, or scrumptious desserts? With so much variety, you’ll never go hungry.

    There’s an app for that! Check hours and menu with a free app. Search for “Bite by Sodexo” in the App Store or Google Play. Enter menu code “P2AJ9”. The daily menu can also be checked online and reci-pes have been paired with the MyFitnessPal smartphone app for students to track nutrition.

    ON-CAMPUS DINING PLANSAggie Choice 230$3,592 / academic year230 entrances to Taos Restaurant and $325 Aggie Dining Dollars / semester

    Aggie Unlimited$3,692 / academic yearUnlimited entrances to Taos Restaurant and $100 Aggie Dining Dollars / semester

    Off-campus Dining PlansAggie 64$1,738 / academic year64 entrances to Taos Restaurant and $325 Aggie Dining Dollars

    Pistol 400$800 / academic year$400 Aggie Dining Dollars, which includes five free entrances to Taos Restaurant / semester

    See which Meal Plans you are eligible for and register for the one that best fits your needs at ID Card Services located in Corbett Center Student Union. You can also reach us by phone at 575-646-4835 or online at IDCARD.NMSU.EDU. NMSU Hous-ing residents may also sign up during the Housing Application process.

    For more information, contact Campus Dining:575-646-4801NMSUDINING.SODEXOMYWAY.COMFACEBOOK.COM/NMSUDINING

    Barnes & Noble at NMSUWe are committed to student success! With programs like text-book price matching and technology trade-in services, students can choose affordable textbook options or upgrade their tech-nology devices. Barnes & Noble at NMSU provides living room space for relaxing and reading a book and a Barnes & Noble Café for a caffeine fix or snack while studying. Visit WWW.NMSUBOOKSTORE.COM to learn more!

    / semester

    A Secure Environment Safety and security is of the utmost importance to Housing and Residential Life. Our close working relationship with the NMSU Police Department includes a dedicated security staff that assists with monitoring residential communities. Community education about personal safety is key to residential student success.

    Live and Learn Living Learning Communities are a benefit you won’t find anywhere else in the local area. As a member of an LLC, you will live in the same residence hall and floor with other students who share common academic and social interests. LLCs offer opportunities for peer advising and mentoring, study groups, interaction with faculty and academic staff, and extracurricular activities and programs.

    LLCs in Rhodes Garrett Hamiel Residence HallEngineering, Honors, Residential College, iD (Entrepre-neurship), Pre-pharmacy

    LLCs in Garcia Residence HallACES (Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sci-ences), Business, Education, Fine Arts, Natural Sciences, Professional Golf Management™

    Find Your Space Apply for housing soon after being admitted to the university. Use your MyNMSU username and password to access the housing department’s online application system, MYHOUSING.NMSU.EDU/MYHOUSING. Visit HOUSING.NMSU.EDU for details and instructions.

    For more information, contact Housing and Residential Life:575-646-3202HOUSING.NMSU.EDU

    [email protected]/NMSUHOUSING

    Garcia Hall, Double Occupancy Suite-style $4,288 PER ACADEMIC YEAR

    Rhodes Garrett Hamiel, Double Occupancy Suite-style $4,084 PER ACADEMIC YEAR

    Piñon Hall, Double Occupancy Suite-style $4,772 PER ACADEMIC YEAR

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    AT NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY, YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR TOP PRIORITY.

    OUR ACADEMIC, CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT

    PROGRAMS ARE HERE TO LEND A HAND. WE KNOW YOU WILL WORK HARD TO

    REACH YOUR GOALS, AND THAT’S WHY WE WORK JUST AS HARD TO PROVIDE

    YOU WITH THE TOOLS AND RESOURCES TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS.

    American Indian ProgramThe American Indian Program provides programs and services designed to enable students to successfully achieve their postsecondary goals. The programs offer the following services to students: supplemental academic advising and guidance, scholarships, tutoring referrals, student orientation, peer mentor program, career guidance, resource materials and a computer lab.AIP.NMSU.EDU

    Black ProgramsBlack Programs offers student mentoring programs, individualized tutoring, academic and financial aid advisement, sponsorship for

    a testing center that is used for a variety of math courses.WWW.MATH.NMSU.EDU/MSC

    Student Success CenterThe Student Success Center provides tutoring opportunities and learning and studying strategies to help students succeed.SSC.NMSU.EDU

    Writing CenterThe Writing Center provides essay critiques, one-on-one grammar instruction, feedback and brainstorming assistance on any writing assignment.ENGLISH.NMSU.EDU/SERVICES/WRITING-CENTER

    Speech and Hearing CenterThe Edgar R. Garrett Speech and Hearing Center offers year-round services by appointment. In addition to the services provided in it’s on-campus clinic, students and faculty regularly provide hearing, speech and language screenings for the Las Cruces Public Schools, Gadsden Public Schools, Doña Ana County Head Start, NMSU Myrna’s Children’s Village, local day cares and Las Cruces Region Special Olympians.SPEDCD.EDUCATION.NMSU.EDU/CD/SHC

    Student Accessibility ServicesNMSU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified students in accordance with state and federal laws. Student Accessibility Services at NMSU offers a variety of services to students with documented physical, learning or psychological disabilities.SAS.NMSU.EDU

    Cross Campus AdvisingCross Campus Advising assists students with academic advising, changing or exploring majors, seeking connection within a college, and assistance navigating administrative procedures at the university. Cross Campus Advising provides a confidential place to share thoughts and concerns as well as provide resources and referrals.SSC.NMSU.EDU

    Learning and Study Skills

    Through the Student Success Center, students will discover information and concrete tools for improving their study and learning skills. Students will find

    workshops on active listening and note-taking,

    critical thinking, stress management and learning

    styles, just to name a few.SSC.NMSU.EDU/SERVICES/WORKSHOPS

    ICT Student TechnologyICT Student Technology Resources is located in Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center. Students have access to computer labs, free printing, anti-virus software and equipment rentals. In addition, students can get one-on-one help with myNMSU, Office 365 tools, downloading free Microsoft Office for personal devices and Canvas (online courses). Learn more at 575-646-4857. The ICT Help Desk, available at 575-646-1840 or [email protected], provides technical assistance related to NMSU accounts, password resets, virus checks and connecting to AggieAir, the campus wireless service.STUDENTTECH.NMSU.EDU

    Career Exploration CenterStudents can find information and guidance on careers and majors at the Career Exploration Center. The center provides individual career counseling and information about career interest assessments.CAREEREXPLORATION.NMSU.EDU

    Career ServicesCareer Services offers career fairs, career advising, on-campus recruiting, practice interview sessions, résumé reviews and workshops. Information on work-integrated learning opportunities through student employment, internships and cooperative education (co-op) is available. The “Red to Green” Money Management Program conducts workshops, presentations and oneto-one sessions that provide students with skills to help them flourish financially.CAREERSERVICES.NMSU.EDU

    NMSU LibraryThe NMSU Library offers access to

    rich content and research-level collections in

    two library facilities. Zuhl and Branson libraries house more than 1.8 million items and provide electronic access to scholarly journals

    and databases for both general academic

    and discipline-specific research. There are a variety

    of study areas available, including quiet and group spaces, some of which can be reserved. More than 100 PCs, scanners, laptops and other resources are available for students to use.LIB.NMSU.EDU

    student organization(s) events, access to a computer lab/lounge to study and

    a welcoming place that African-American students can call

    home.BLACKPROGRAMS.NMSU.EDU

    Chicano ProgramsChicano Programs

    empowers student success through cultural literacy

    and professional development. Services include advocacy for

    academic, financial and life issues. Chicano Programs offer a computer lab and free printing of 50 pages per week, and supports seven Hispanic student organizations.CHICANO.NMSU.EDU

    LGBT+ ProgramsLGBT+ Programs is committed to the wellness and success of all students, faculty and staff in their expression

    of gender and sexuality at NMSU. LGBT+ Programs provides advocacy, resources, education and programming to the campus community. The facility includes a computer lab, LGBT+ themed library and lounge. LGBT+ Programs exists to meet the needs of LGBT+ students and to welcome and encourage the expression and success of all students. The program’s mission is to promote inclusion and diversity at NMSU.LGBT.NMSU.EDU

    Campus Tutoring ServicesCampus Tutoring Services provides afternoon, evening and weekend tutoring to NMSU students at no charge.SSC.NMSU.EDU/TUTORING

    Math Success CenterThe Math Success Center offers free tutoring for lower-division math and stat courses, math placement exams and

    DISCOVER HELPFULRESOURCES

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    College Assistance Migrant ProgramNMSU’s College Assistance Migrant Program is a state and federally funded program to help migrant or seasonal farm worker students attend college. Our goal is to ensure each CAMP student graduates from NMSU with a bachelor’s degree by offering first-line support for CAMP students during their first year at NMSU. CAMP also strives to maintain communication with former CAMP students to guarantee that they receive the support needed in order to graduate from NMSU.CAMP.NMSU.EDU

    TRiO SSSTRiO Student Support Services Program at NMSU is a federally funded program serving 350 participants. TRiO provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their post-secondary education. Participants receive mentoring and tutoring services, and are able to participate in cultural/educational events, academic workshops and leadership development.SSC.NMSU.EDU/TRIO-STUDENT-SUPPORT-SERVICES

    Military and Veterans ProgramsNMSU is a military-friendly university. NMSU Military and Veterans Programs promotes lifelong learning and professional development for veterans and active-duty military and their families, assisting them in their higher education goals

    Education AbroadYour education is not limited to what happens on campus. Education Abroad programs will prepare you to be a global citizen and allow you to experience unique and life-changing opportunities. Study in any of the 60 participating countries around the world through semester and academic year exchanges, language immersion, faculty-led courses or summer programs. It’s never been easier to go global! Gain a different view of the world, enhance your leadership skills and increase greater career opportunities. You also get to use your existing financial aid, pay in-state tuition on many programs and have access to thousands of dollars in scholarships.OEA.NMSU.EDU

    National Student Exchange

    Enhance your academic experience through a National Student Exchange,

    a study-away opportunity that

    allows you to gain culturally enriching and academically

    rewarding experiences within the United States

    (as well as Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Nearly 200 universities participate in the program. From sea to shining sea, students live life from a different point of view. For more information, call 575-646-3200 or email [email protected]

    by offering in-state tuition rates for active-duty military personnel and dependents living at regional military installations; in-state tuition rates for veterans and their dependents who are eligible for VA education benefits; facilitation of all DOD Tuition Assistance Benefits; priority registration; student advocacy at every level; and a tradition of quality education. MVP offers a lab containing six computers, two of which have common access card readers.MVP.NMSU.EDU

    Cooperative Education and Internship ProgramNMSU’s nationally recognized Cooperative Education and Internship Program provides valuable learning opportunities in which the student, the employer and the university work together to achieve success. Experiences are available in a variety of areas, such as business, industry, government and non-profit organizations. Co-ops

    and internships provide curriculum-related work assignments that

    will meet a student’s interests, abilities and career goals through paid full-time and part-time employment. Full-time students who are classified as sophomores or higher can apply for co-op/internship positions

    available for the spring, summer and fall semesters.

    Find out more at [email protected] or 575-646-4115.

    CAREERSERVICES.NMSU.EDU

    “ “After doing the Disney College Program and the Disney Professional Internship … now I am even more determined than ever to make my

    dreams a reality.- ANALICIA ALVAREZ,

    ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY2014, 2015 INTERNSHIP AT WALT

    DISNEY WORLD

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    Debra KnappHELPING STUDENTS

    FIND THE RIGHT PATH

    Students who are moved by the rhythm of dance will gain a worldly education from Debra Knapp, a professor of dance at NMSU. A celebrated educator, Knapp has been on the dance faculties of several universities around the country and at the Palucca School Academy of Performing Arts in Dresden, Germany.

    She is a professional dancer, choreographer and producer, having traveled the globe to impart her knowledge of and passion for dance. But her biggest impact is felt right here on campus. For Knapp, “being a mentor is about being open to the curiosity of students and being in wonder of their enthusiasm and passion.”

    As she pursues her degree in dance, Carley Casey ’17 has found an outstanding mentor in Knapp.

    “SHE REALLY DOES TAKE US ALL UNDER HER WING – GUIDING US AND CHALLENGING US. SHE PROVIDES US WITH THE TOOLS WE NEED TO GROW IN AND OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM,” CARLEY SAID.

    Committed to

    providing access to

    excellent educational

    opportunities, the

    College of Education

    transforms lives through

    discovery.

    OUR MENTORS CARE

    We are a leader in teacher education (bilingual, multicultural, early childhood, elementary, secondary, special and physical education), leadership, mental health, (counseling, psychopharmacology, counseling and school psychology), communication disorders, kinesiology, athletic training and dance. Our five academic departments emphasize innovative practices, developing excellence and literacy for the area’s culturally diverse populations and partnering with communities to enhance the education and mental health of New Mexico’s children. Welcome to our engaging and supportive community – chart your pathway to success with us!

    COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

    EDUCATION.NMSU.EDU

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    BETWEEN SCHOOL, WORK AND YOUR EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, BE

    SURE TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. SEEK TO BALANCE YOUR TIME WITH SOME

    HEALTHY CHOICES. AT NMSU, WE PROMOTE WELLNESS OF THE BODY, MIND

    AND SPIRIT. WE STRIVE TO SUPPORT YOU WITH ACCESS TO THE BEST SERVICES,

    PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES BENEFICIAL TO YOUR OVERALL WELL-BEING.

    LEARN MORE AT WELLNESS.NMSU.EDU.

    Healthy and Fit AggiesThe James B. Delamater Activity Center houses Recreational Sports, which includes Intramural Sports, Outdoor Recreation, the Aquatic Center and Wellness Programs. The Activity Center has separate areas for weights and cardio, racquetball courts, a climbing wall, dance studios, an indoor track, basketball/volleyball courts and indoor and outdoor cycling rooms.

    Aquatic CenterThe Aquatic Center houses a 25-yard indoor pool and an Olympic-size outdoor pool, which are heated and open year-round. Swim laps or jump off the 1- or 3-meter diving boards during our recreation time.

    Get Certified!NMSU Rec Sports provides certification courses in First Aid/CPR/AED, Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Instructor, Water Safety Instructor and Wilderness and Remote First Aid. All courses are American Red Cross certified.

    Intramural SportsNMSU offers competitive and fun individual, dual and team sports. Teams compete against each other within the NMSU community. You have your choice of sports including:

    § Badminton § Kickball§ Basketball § Ping Pong§ Bowling § Racquetball§ Disc Golf § Soccer§ Dodgeball § Softball§ Flag Football § Volleyball§ Golf § Water Polo§ Handball § Ultimate Frisbee

    Outdoor RecreationExplore the Southwest! We offer opportunities to meet new people, see new places and have new and diverse experiences. Past Outdoor Recreation excursions and events include Carlsbad Caverns, skiing in Taos and an introductory course in climbing and backpacking for adventure enthusiasts. Outdoor equipment is available for rent in the Outdoor Center located in the Activity Center.

    Campus WellnessChoose your fitness path and transform into a new you! Fitness classes are available Monday-Friday and include aqua aerobics, body blast, body sculpting, cardio, indoor cycling, kickboxing, Pilates, yoga and Zumba.

    Campus Health CenterThe Campus Health Center is a nationally accredited outpatient ambulatory health care center offering services in acute care, mental health, women’s health, immunizations and health education. Our Campus Health Center offers:

    § Urgent Care§ Pharmacy§ X-ray§ Laboratory§ Insurance Filing§ Referrals

    NMSU Counseling CenterCounseling and Student Development offers a number of services to the campus community in the form of therapy, crisis intervention, consultation, career counseling, social work, outreach and mental health awareness. The Counseling Center has a range of counselors and psychologists that are here to assist NMSU students.

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    DISCOVER A BALANCEIN YOUR LIFE

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    Reza FoudaziPROFERSSOR

    ENGINEERS

    OPPORTUNITIES

    In the short time that Reza Foudazi has been at NMSU, he has opened many doors and introduced several undergraduate students to the discovery of new knowledge. In the last three years, 13 undergraduate students have gained experience in research thanks to the efforts of Foudazi, an assistant professor in chemical and materials engineering.

    In addition to conducting high-standard research, these students have won different awards, fellowships and grants. For example, Jesus Au ’17 participated in a 10-week summer program with Foudazi at the University of Minnesota. The program provided opportunities for research experiences with the intent to extend and increase the understanding of materials science and engineering.

    “DR. FOUDAZI IS A GREAT MENTOR. HE IS A PERSON WHO BRINGS THE BEST OUT OF PEOPLE AND HE VALUES HIS STUDENTS VERY MUCH TOO!” JESUS SAID.

    The largest engineering

    college in the state,

    NMSU’s College of

    Engineering launched

    in 1891, offering courses

    in civil and mechanical

    engineering.

    OUR MENTORS CARE

    We’ve grown into one of the nation’s best engineering schools and earned national rankings along the way. Our seven academic departments are home to programs you can’t find anywhere else in the state. Our distinguished faculty members uniquely combine engineering fundamentals and design with practical, hands-on experiences, giving our students a competitive advantage in the industry and advanced graduate studies. Our highly sought-after graduates work in business, government and academia across the world. Engineering is discovery!

    COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

    ENGR.NMSU.EDU

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    EMBRACE THE MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS. WE

    HAVE MANY ACTIVITIES THAT WILL SATISFY ANY OF YOUR PASSIONS, HOBBIES OR

    PASTIMES. YOU WILL ALSO FIND A COMMUNITY OF FRIENDS FROM ALL OVER THE

    WORLD WHO SHARE COMMON INTERESTS.

    From A to Z: 200+ Student Organizations and ClubsBuild friendships that last a lifetime through any of our student groups that range in topics from cultural and po-litical to professional and sports-related. Find peers with similar backgrounds and interests, or make new connections. CAMPUSACTIVITIES.NMSU.EDU

    Grow your network of friends within these categories:

    Greek LifeThe Greek community is an active member of our student population. They are involved with many campus and school-related activities, and they hold their own events that benefit NMSU and the surrounding community. With 19 Greek chapters offering a unique and exciting college experience, you are sure

    to have an extraordinary time at NMSU. GREEKLIFE.NMSU.EDU

    ASNMSU – Your Student GovernmentThe Associated Students of New Mexico State University enhances the college ex-perience by providing valuable programs, events and services. All Aggies are encour-aged to participate in ASNMSU spon-sored events; you also can get involved with the inner workings of the group by becoming a member – freshmen, sopho-mores and transfer students can start through the Roadrunner Program. Take pride in knowing that your student gov-ernment is here to serve students and the Las Cruces community through outreach activities and community service projects, such as Keep State Great, The Big Event and Crimson Cab. ASNMSU.NMSU.EDU

    Cultural ExperiencesBe inspired by some of the best art, theater, music and dance available in the area. You’ll find a professional theater – ASNMSU Center for the Arts – concerts

    by local and touring musicians, art galler-ies and museums, films, symphony and opera performances, poetry readings and visiting speakers and authors. Students also can find a campus TV station and radio stations.

    InterFaith Council at NMSUThe InterFaith Council at NMSU is a group of organizations that offer help in spiritual growth, support and guidance to students, faculty and staff. The council provides opportunities for those in the NMSU community to explore their own faith tradition and engage people from other faith traditions; they serve as a referral service for students, faculty and staff needing spiritual counseling. The council seeks to provide common ground for diverse faith traditions to express care and compassion to the NMSU and Las Cruces communities. NMSU.EDU/~IFC

    CulturalDepartmentalFraternityGoverningGraduateHonoraryPolitical

    ProfessionalPublication/MediaReligiousSocialSororitySpecial InterestSports

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    DISCOVER NEWINTERESTS

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    Cheryl LombardiNURTURING A NEW

    GENERATION OF HEALTH

    PROFESSIONALS

    Prior to 2013, Cheryl Lombardi was a fixture in the healthcare industry in Las Cruces. This Aggie alum worked at Memorial Medical Center, MountainView Regional Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico, all in different roles.

    Now as a college assistant professor at NMSU, Lombardi is sharing her knowledge and experience with many aspiring nurses. For the past three years, Lombardi has advocated and supported student achievements, and at times has offered comforting words during trials and tribulations. “Listening, understanding and supporting are important factors as a mentor and professor, as this enables students to continue moving forward and eventually graduate,” she notes.

    Zack Wills ’16 is one of the many students at NMSU who has been “blessed with amazing mentors” like Lombardi.

    “SHE HAS ENHANCED MY EXPERIENCE AT NMSU SIMPLY BY ALWAYS BEING IN MY CORNER, ALWAYS ON MY SIDE,” ZACK SAID.

    The College of Health

    and Social Services

    prepares students to

    be highly qualified

    professionals.

    OUR MENTORS CARE

    COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES

    Our degree programs lead to rewarding careers in a wide range of areas, such as professional nursing practice, advanced practice research, child protection services, managed care organizations, epidemiology and a variety of public health programs. CHSS graduates play a vital role in helping address the many health-related challenges facing our society today. In addition, the college houses research institutes such as the Southwest Institute for Health Disparities Research, the Survey Research and Program Evaluation Center as well as the Southern Area Health Education Center, which provides health education to the border region. Find out where you fit in the College of Health and Social Services by visiting our academic advisors.

    HEALTH.NMSU.EDU

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    IT’S THROUGH TRADITION THAT WE TELL THE STORIES OF OUR PAST, HONOR OUR

    HERITAGE AND CELEBRATE THE FUTURE. BECOME PART OF THE SHARED EXPERIENCE!

    NMSU RingGraduating NMSU students who purchase a ring can participate in a special ceremony held in the fall and spring semesters prior to graduation. After receiving their rings, students will wear them with the school name facing inward. After the granting of degrees at commencement, graduates turn their rings around with the school name facing outward, symbolizing they are now ready to face the world.

    Noche de LuminariasNoche de Luminarias takes place the first Sunday in December at the Corbett Center Student Union. Members of the NMSU community are invited to stroll around Corbett Center and the surround-ing area at night by the glow of the 6,000 luminarias. Other activities during this event include horse-drawn trolley rides, caroling and other music.

    Painting of the “A”What started as a prank has become a long standing tradition. In the early 1920s, students formed a bucket brigade up Tortugas Mountain and painted an “A” on the mountain. Almost a century later, students still maintain the tradition dur-ing the Greek event “A Day of Service.”

    Crimson & WhiteCrimson and white are the official colors of NMSU. Crimson represents passion and vigor, while white represents good-ness and purity.

    Aggie Fight SongAggies, Oh Aggies!

    The hills send back the cry, We’re here to do or die!

    Aggies, Oh Aggies! We’ll win this game or know

    the reason why! And when we win this game,

    We’ll buy a keg of booze, And we’ll drink to the Aggies‘Til we wobble in our shoes.

    A – G – G – I – E- S!Aggies! Aggies! Go Aggies!

    The Big EventThe Big Event brings together students, alumni, faculty and staff in an effort to say thank you to the Las Cruces community for their support of NMSU. Participants volunteer with non-profit organizations.

    Crimson FridaysOn Fridays before a sporting event, NMSU students and staff wear crimson in support of the Aggies.

    Halloween HowlSponsored by Campus Activities and various student organizations, Halloween Howl is an alternative activity to trick-or-treating.

    Homecoming Week Homecoming occurs every year, mid fall semester. Throughout the week, events are held for students and alumni to at-tend. The week ends with a football game and the naming of the king and queen.

    Keep State Great Keep State Great takes place the week before Homecoming each fall semester. Students, alumni, faculty and staff com-mit their time to beautifying the campus with projects such as cleaning, painting and picking up trash.

    “Tough Enough to Wear Pink”In the fall, the NMSU Aggies “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” campaign helps raise money and awareness for breast can-cer research. NMSU sports teams support the cause by wearing pink uniforms, and fans are encouraged to wear pink as well.

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    DISCOVER OUR AGGIE TRADITIONS

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    SPORTS FANS OF ALL AGES CAN ENJOY HIGH-ENERGY EXCITEMENT AT ANY OF

    OUR SPORTING EVENTS. NMSU IS A MEMBER OF THE NCAA DIVISION I WESTERN

    ATHLETIC CONFERENCE IN 15 OF ITS 16 VARSITY SPORTS. NMSU FOOTBALL PLAYS IN

    THE SUN BELT CONFERENCE. FIND OUT MORE: NMSTATESPORTS.COM.

    Athletic ProwessFor the second season in a row, NMSU won the Western Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Cup. The cup is awarded annually to the school that performs the best in each of the WAC’s championships.

    Men’s BasketballAnother outstanding season for men’s basketball concluded with its 28th season of winning at least 20 games. The Aggies represented NMSU at the prestigious Na-tional Invitational Tournament, continu-ing to showcase their exceptional skills.

    Women’s BasketballFor the second time in NMSU history, the women’s basketball team had back-to-back 20-win seasons. The Aggies also won the Western Athletic Conference Cham-pionship for the second year in a row and received an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

    Women’s GolfThe women’s golf team won its third

    straight Western Athletic Conference Championship title, catapulting them into the NCAA Regional Tournament in Alabama.

    SoftballFor the second year in a row, the Aggie softball team secured the Western Ath-letic Conference regular season title.

    Men’s TennisWith its second Western Athletic Con-ference Championship win, the men’s tennis team earned an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament – its fourth time in program history. Four members of the tennis team were selected to the WAC All-Tournament team.

    Women’s TennisThe women’s tennis team completed another standout season, placing second in the Western Athletic Conference Championship. Two team members were named to the WAC All-Tournament team.

    VolleyballIn one of the greatest seasons in program history, the volleyball team won the West-ern Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championships. The Aggies finished conference play 14-0, be-coming one of only four teams in WAC history to go undefeated in league play.

    § Baseball§ Basketball§ Cross Country

    § Football§ Golf§ Tennis

    Men’s Teams:

    § Tennis§ Indoor Track and Field§ Outdoor Track and Field§ Volleyball

    § Basketball§ Cross Country§ Golf§ Soccer§ Softball§ Swimming and Diving

    Women’s Teams:

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    As you navigate through your academic journey,stay on track with the checklist below.¨ Apply for admission todayApply online at APPLY.NMSU.EDU. There’s a $20 non-refundable application fee.

    ¨ Send us your transcriptsHave your high school counselor or registrar send your official transcripts to Undergraduate Admissions.

    Undergraduate AdmissionsMSC 3ANew Mexico State UniversityP.O. Box 30001Las Cruces, NM 88003

    ¨ Submit your test scoresSend your official ACT or SAT test scores to Undergraduate Admissions at NMSU. NMSU’s ACT code is 2638 and NMSU’s SAT code is 4531.

    ¨ Create your myNMSU student accountGain access to your NMSU email and the Housing application by creating your myNMSU account. Go to MY.NMSU.EDU.

    ¨ Apply for housingFind out which housing options best fit your needs. Once you’re admitted, apply for housing at HOUSING.NMSU.EDU. Find out about the First-Year Residential Experience at HOUSING.NMSU.EDU/FYRE.

    ¨ Complete your FAFSAFind out what financial aid opportunities are available by filling out your FAFSA application! Complete the FAFSA at FAFSA.ED.GOV.

    ¨ Apply for scholarshipsOne application for all of our scholarships – that’s all it takes! Fill out the Scholar Dollar$ application by March 1, 2017, to put yours in the running for college scholarships. Go to SCHOLARSHIPS.NMSU.EDU.

    ¨ Make a reservation for your orientationAggie Welcome and Orientation programs are designed to provide you with information on essential student services, academic advisement and registration for classes. Visit AWO.NMSU.EDU for more information!

    When considering a university, you want to find the right fit. A campus visit can help you do just that. Join us at New Mexico State University and experience our vibrant and beautiful campus for yourself. Every visit is unique and designed around your specific academic interests. Discover the possibilities at NMSU. Schedule your campus visit today! Go to ADMISSIONS.NMSU.EDU/VISIT or email [email protected] Every day we have students and their families visit our campus and have wonderful experiences while they are here. We want you to share in that same experience.

    A campus visit is the best way for you to:§ Find out about admission and financial aid§ Meet faculty and staff§ Learn about our campus from current students§ Tour residence halls, dining facilities and recreational centers

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