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NMSU representatives to visit Fort Bliss Sept. 29

Military personnel stationed at Fort Bliss along with members of their families are eligible for in-state tuition at New Mexico State University and can get their degrees either through attending campus classes or through the College of Extended Learning or its distance education programs.

ity representatives will be at Fort Bliss from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Education Center, Building 641, to answer questions concerning the educational opportunities available through the university.

Carmen Gonzales, dean of NMSU's College of Extended Learning, said, "There is a lot of potential in both undergraduate and graduate degrees programs."

Given the relatively short distance between the campus and the army post, it would be easy enough to send faculty to Fort Bliss on a regular basis, Gonzales said. That would provide a blended learning experience for those interested in obtaining a degree or in furthering their education. Students could meet face-to-face with faculty periodically throughout a course essentially taken online.

NMSU has prepared a survey asking individuals to identify the courses in which they would have the most interest. It also seeks ideas for future courses the university might offer.

For instance, if there were interest in education concerning homeland security, NMSU could put together a course of study pooling resources from government and other disciplines on campus, Gonzales said.

For more information about obtaining a degree from NMSU, plan to attend the information session. You may also call (505) 646-4692 or go online to: http://nmsu.edu/academics.html.