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NMSU Hotline — June 7, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Bernadine Booky, TRIO Student Support Services


For nearly three years, Bernadine Booky has been a Mentor Coordinator for TRIO Student Support Services at New Mexico State University. She oversees the TRIO SSS Mentoring Program, where she monitors 350 TRIO participants, and also supervises and trains 10 student peer mentors, who are working toward being certified by the College Reading and Learning Association on all three levels. She serves on the TRIO New Mexico Scholarship Committee and has been involved in reading scholarships for the Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs for the last two years. ?I love working with my students and peer mentors every day. They have become the reason I come to work with a smile on my face and strive to make NMSU a positive and comfortable place for all who cross my path. When you are a part of TRIO, you become family and TRIO for life.?

Campus Announcements

Employee Council to hold monthly meeting Thursday

The Employee Council will hold its regular monthly meeting from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at Milton Hall, Room 85. All employees are welcome to attend. The meeting is also broadcast live on Adobe Connect. Employees can watch and participate via Adobe Connect at http://nmsu.adobeconnect.com/employee-council/.

Every Aggie Counts events slated to boost Aggie Finish Line scholarship

As part of its $125 million Ignite Aggie Discovery fundraising campaign, New Mexico State University is promoting a special mini-campaign for the month of June to emphasize that ?Every Aggie Counts? when it comes to making an impact on student success.

For those alumni who have not yet found the program or scholarship they want to support at NMSU, there?s an extra incentive to make a first-time gift during Every Aggie Counts: a dollar-for-dollar match is available for gifts to the Aggie Finish Line Degree Completion Scholarship from alumni who are making their first gift to NMSU.

To honor every Aggie looking to give back, the NMSU Foundation will host a special event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at Chick-fil-A on University Avenue, featuring giveaways and a chance to win a free chicken sandwich or 8-count nuggets every week for the rest of the year.

Then, on June 13, the Foundation invites El Paso-area Aggie alumni to Whole Foods, 100 Pitt St. on El Paso?s west side, from 4 to 6 p.m. for another chance to win gift cards from Whole Foods and other giveaways.

The events, which feature live radio broadcasts and other fun, will drive the momentum for Every Aggie Counts and give Las Cruces alumni a chance to meet students and support a new scholarship in time to make a difference for the fall semester.

Students at NMSU who are a semester or two away from graduation now have an additional source of support to help them bridge that financial gap and cross the finish line to receive their degree. The Aggie Finish Line Degree Completion Scholarship will support one or more undergraduate students with an award that covers the tuition gap when other financial support has been exhausted. Students must be in good academic standing at NMSU and must be within one or two semesters of completing a bachelor?s degree.

Every Aggie Counts comes in the midst of the NMSU system?s Ignite Aggie Discovery campaign, which extends through 2019. The fundraising effort, which launched its public phase in April, is the largest cash campaign in the university?s history, with a goal of adding $50 million in scholarship endowments to support student success. To learn how you can be part of Every Aggie Counts, visit ignite.nmsu.edu/everyaggiecounts or call 575-646-1613.

Southwestern Buffet this Thursday

Treat yourself to your favorite regional cuisine during the Southwestern Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This all-you-care-to-eat buffet will feature green chile enchiladas, pork Colorado, squash and corn, refried beans, Spanish rice, house salad, tres leches cake and sopaipillas. For just $11.99 plus tax you receive a non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited entry to this buffet. Invite your friends to join you at https://business.facebook.com/events/230746150748118/.

The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club will be open normal hours this summer from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The restaurant is located in the Stan Fulton Athletics Center, right next to Aggie Memorial Stadium. Free parking is available to restaurant guests in select spaces of the Stan Fulton Athletics Center parking lot. Call 575-646-4763 for reservations or visit http://nmsudining.sodexomyway.com/ for more information.

The summer golf and lunch special is back at the NMSU Golf Course

Tee-off between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. now through the end of August at the NMSU Golf Course and enjoy 18 holes of golf with a cart and lunch at The Player?s Grill for the low price of $32 Monday through Friday or $37 Saturday and Sunday. Beverage not included. Be sure to place your lunch order before 3 p.m. to enjoy the delicious Aggie Burger, Aggie Wrap, chicken club, fiesta burrito, green chile burrito or any hot dog. Each of the previous items are served with fries, chips or a side salad. You can also enjoy a full quesadilla with green chile.

Contact 575-646-3219 for more information.

Father?s Day five-course Whiskey & Beer Dinner to be held June 17

Treat someone special in your life to a one-of-a-kind experience at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 17, during the Whiskey and Beer Dinner at The 3rd Floor Bistro at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club. This special Father's Day weekend dinner will feature hearty fine dining cuisine paired with unique top-shelf whiskey and craft beers. The $65 dinner includes all five courses featuring Vermont cheddar, bacon & American Pale Ale soup with Larceny Bourbon, grilled buffalo chicken wing over bibb wedge and blue cheese crumbles with Deschutes Pacific Wonderland Lager, bourbon barbecue pork and Guinness-battered onion rings with Jameson Caskmates, braised red wine short rib and pearl onions, carrots and Yukon Gold mashed potato with Left Hand Black Jack Porter, and Fireball apple pie and Rumchata Chantilly cream with Chila 'Orchata and Fireball. Share the details with dad at https://business.facebook.com/events/238674876626487/

Reservations required in advance. Call 575-646-4802 today to reserve your table.

Retirement vendor on campus June 21-22

A representative from TIAA-CREF will be available by appointment for Tax Sheltered Annuity counseling with NMSU employees on Wednesday, June 21, and Thursday, June 22. Meetings will be held in Corbett Center, Quay Room 329.

You may schedule an appointment by clicking on the link below.

To register for TIAA Financial Counseling - NMSU June 21 visit https://publictools.tiaa-cref.org/public/publictools/events/eventswelcome?eventId=1-5SCEO3X.

To register for TIAA Financial Counseling - NMSU June 22 visit https://publictools.tiaa-cref.org/public/publictools/events/eventswelcome?eventId=1-5SCEOKA.

Learn to golf like an Olympic Gold Medalist

The NMSU Golf Course will once again provide a two-hour AimPoint session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at the practice putting green. AimPoint is the world?s No. 1 green reading method used by the world?s No. 1, Lydia Ko, and Olympic Gold Medalist, Justin Rose. The cost is $75 per person and is limited to the first 12 to register at 575-646-1445 or jlynch1@nmsu.edu. Please bring a putter and three balls to the session. Invite your friends to join you at https://business.facebook.com/events/137155106843384/.

In addition, the NMSU Golf Course will also continue its weekly Ladies Golf Clinics at 10 a.m. every Monday for just $10 per session. Reserve your spot at 575-646-1445 or jlynch1@nmsu.edu.