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NEW MEXICO STATE UNI Home of the Aggies! W

e are New Mexico’s land-grant institution, dedicated to teaching, research and extension service. NM State serves a multi-cultural population of students and community members at five campuses, a satellite learning center, cooperative extension offices located in every county, and 13 agriculture research and science centers. NM State’s Honors College, the only one in the state, offers qualified undergraduates the opportunity to further enrich a challenging academic program via rigorous classes taught by master teachers.

Celebrating Diversity

NM State is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the U.S. Department of Education and is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. Our undergraduate population is 44 percent Hispanic; other minorities that make up the student body include American Indians, Asians and African-Americans. Historically, NM State has supported minorities in their academic goals--in fact, we admitted an African-American woman in 1928, well ahead of most other institutions of higher education. The university offers a multitude of support services to all students; interested minorities may also take advantage of the American Indian Program, Black Programs and Chicano Programs offices.

• Diverse Issues in Higher Education

ranks NM State in the top 1/3 of institutions awarding associate’s degrees to Hispanics. • The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education ranks NM State 19th out of 100 colleges/universities in bachelor’s degrees conferred on Hispanics. • In the category of graduate degrees, the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education places NM State 25th for conferring master degrees and 35th out of 100 for awarding doctoral degrees.The University of Southern California’s Center for Urban Education names NM State as one of the top 25 institutions with “effective practices for increasing the number 130

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of Latino recipients” of bachelor’s degrees in the STEM--science, technology, engineering and math fields.

National Recognition • Washington Monthly awards NM

State a spot in the top half of national universities based on contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research and service. In the social mobility category, we rank 47th out of 258 competitors. • NM State holds a place in the top 1/3 of institutions of higher education in Forbes’ America’s Best Colleges. • Diverse Issues in Higher Education places NM State among the top 100 undergraduate degree producers for minority students. • ranks us in the top 40 percent of public universities nationwide. • Our College of Engineering is ranked in the top half of graduate programs nationwide by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Graduate Schools 2011 Edition. • The College of Education’s graduate program also is ranked in the top 50% by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Graduate Schools 2011 Edition. • The Academic Ranking of World Universities, compiled by Shangai Jiao Tong University, ranked NM State in the top one-third of universities in the world.

Excellence in Teaching

Among institutions of higher education in New Mexico, we alone offer:

• an Honors College • aerospace, industrial and .surveying engineering

• engineering physics • engineering technology • information and communication technology

• professional golf management

In response to industry demand, the College of Engineering developed a bachelor’s degree in Information Engineering Technology, preparing graduates for careers in information security, eCommerce, data mining and networking. Our College of Education is a charter member of the Holmes Group, a consortium of research universities dedicated to improving teacher education and the profession of teaching. The College of Education’s culturally responsive math, science and technology education (STEM) program makes software technology available to classroom teachers, allowing them to develop their own computer-based learning materials tailored to the needs of their students.

Leadership in Research

NM State has established interdisciplinary research clusters that build on institutional strengths and respond to local, regional, and national needs in areas such as natural resource sustainability, information sciences and security, space and aerospace programs, biosciences, and border-related programs (such as health, education, and economic development). Our Minority Access to Research Careers, a research training support activity of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, prepares minority students for research careers and helps to increase the number and skills of scientists from underrepresented minority groups engaged in biomedical research. Our Physical Science Laboratory (PSL), working with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, is saving lives in Iraq with the development of a signal-jamming apparatus that keeps improvised explosive devices from detonating. Working with the Federal Aviation Authority, PSL has established an unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) flight test center. PSL has also helped NASA’s balloon program break records in achieving height and flight duration. NM State’s Cooperative Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station have been cited as exceeding expectations in research and public service by the New Mexico Commission on Higher Education.


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More than a place to call home. N

estled in the fertile Mesilla Valley between the majestic Organ Mountains and the meandering Rio Grande, Las Cruces is quickly becoming a popular southwestern destination. Our ideal location at the crossroads of Interstates 10 and 25 brings visitors into contact with 72 holes of spectacular year-round golf, unique special events, historic attractions such as Old Mesilla - not to mention world-class Mexican food! In addition, Las Cruces has received several awards, including a ranking by Forbes as one of the top three small metro areas in the country to do business and one of the top eight destinations to retire according to Money magazine. Las Cruces also blends a unique variety of attractions, culture, historical sites and superb year-round weather with 350 days of sunshine per year!

• Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts

Market: Locally-grown produce, hand-crafted arts and crafts, jewelry and much more.

• Museums: Las Cruces has several museums dedicated to preserving the history of the Mesilla Valley.

• New Mexico Farm & Ranch

Heritage Museum: A tour of the 3,000-year-old agricultural history of New Mexico with hands-on displays and live demonstrations.

• Stahmann Farms: One of the

world’s largest producers of pecans offering weekly tours of their candy and pecan processing plants.

Community Highlights • Bataan Death March

Memorial, Heroes of Bataan: Dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Bataan Death March during WWII.

• Fort Selden State Monument: Built in 1865 by the United States Army to protect the settlers of the valley.

• Historic Old Mesilla:

Mesilla is now a quaint town centered around a plaza filled with shops, boutiques and restaurants.

• White Sands National

Monument: Over 275 square miles of naturally produced gypsum creating one of the most unique sites in the world.

• Wineries: New Mexico winer-

ies produce a wide variety of fine wines, and each year Las Cruces hosts the Southern New Mexico Wine Festival, La Vina Jazz and Blues Thing and the New Mexico Wine Harvest.

Las Cruces, New Mexico Convention & Visitors Bureau 211 N. Water St., Las Cruces, N.M. 575-541-2444, TTY: 575-541-2142

Additional Information Las Cruces is... • 45 Minutes from El Paso International Airport • 15 Minutes from the Organ Mountains • 2.5 Hours from Ski Apache • 3 Hours from Albuquerque, N.M. • 2.5 Hours from the Gila National Forest • 1 Hour from White Sands National Monument • 1 Hour from Elephant Butte Lake

Las Cruces, with an estimated population of more than 93,000, is New Mexico’s second largest city. Bounded on the east by the almost 9,000-ft. peaks of the Organ Mountains and on the west by the Rio Grande, the city has around 350 days of sunshine a year. Weather Facts: Average Temperatures January 59˚ F/ 27˚ F April 77˚ F/ 42˚ F July 97˚ F/ 62˚ F October 77˚ F/ 44˚ F Rainfall: 8.5 inches annually Snowfall: 3.2 inches annually

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A S U O C I X E NEW M The Land of Enchantment. N

ew Mexico’s outdoor recreational activities are as varied as the state’s visitors, as unique as the state’s landscape and as rich as its deep blue and fire-hued skies. Thirteen national monuments and parks, 32 state parks, five national forests, 19 Native American pueblos, two Apache reservations and the Navajo Nation join with private industry to offer enough camping, hiking, biking, golf, fishing, climbing and water sports to please the most extreme outdoor adventurer. Mix in a little historical perspective, modern shopping, unique festivals and a host of cultural activities and you have the makings for an incredible outdoor escape. New Mexico was one of the last territories to join the United States, and it still has a sense of apartness brought on by landscape and history and the fact that half of its southern border nuzzles a foreign country. Wide, open spaces form what is likely to be the first and lasting impression: Light, color and scenery, soaring mountains and huge forests, with all the usual opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation, made different by the local atmosphere. It is undeniably exotic. New Mexico’s abundance of sunshine and variety of beautiful terrain in every region of the state go hand in hand with the sport of golf. Nearly


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80 golf courses throughout the Land of Enchantment range from the warm lowlands to the cool Rocky Mountain highlands. Besides the diverse range of spectacular terrain from which to choose, there are a variety of golf facilities to match, from the very reasonable municipal courses located throughout the state to the highly luxurious courses found on some of New Mexico’s Indian lands. Nowhere are there public courses in locations unparalleled in natural beauty - like there are in the Land of Enchantment. As an extra incentive, golfers who take on the state’s highaltitude courses will be thrilled when their tee shots sail into the high, thin air and travel the fairway (hopefully) farther than thought possible. The many lakes, streams and rivers of New Mexico beckon anglers searching for trout, bass, walleye or catfish. The cool waters in the upper mountains near Taos and Chama and down in the Sacramento Mountains in Lincoln County are the places for fly-fishing and mountain trout. Lakes, large and small throughout the state, are stocked with trout, freshwater salmon and a host of fish. New Mexico is full of cool water excitement. Rafting, canoeing and kayaking are popular sports, with trips available from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos and Chama. Over-

night rafting is available on the Rio Grande and the Rio Chama. Hiking and biking in New Mexico can be rugged and wild or urban and tame. Most of New Mexico’s larger city parks and recreational departments have trail maps for the asking, and mountain biking is one of the fastest growing recreational pursuits in the state. Taking to the trails on two wheels is a wonderful way to see the state’s numerous national and state parks and forests and experience the unspoiled beauty of New Mexico. There are also more than 4,000 miles of designated horse trails on public lands in New Mexico, including national forests and state parks. New Mexico offers the best quarter horse and thoroughbred racing in the Southwest, and New Mexico’s growing casino business has joined horse racing in providing games of chance for adventurers willing to test their luck. Most of the casinos are owned and operated by the state’s Native American pueblos and tribes, while racetrack owners operate others. Make no mistake, inspired moments are inevitable in New Mexico, whether on a morning hike in the Valles Caldera, along the back nine or atop the Capulin Volcano. The horizon is filled with possibilities.

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Everyday is Gameday. Aggie Memorial Stadium - Aggie Memo-

rial Stadium has been the home to NM State football since 1978. The facility, which seats 30,343, was built at the cost of $4 million and has several features that make it a unique feature of Aggie Athletics. The stadium utilizes a “Berm” type of structure, which allows for seating both below and above the natural ground level. The stadium underwent a major renovation project, which included a new meeting facility with a theater-style meeting room and two smaller meeting rooms, as well as the addition of a jumbotron on the north end of the stadium. The NM State football team also uses two practice fields adjacent to the stadium. One of the two fields features natural grass while the other is equipped with a ‘Real Turf’ synthetic surface. The NM State soccer team also began play at Aggie Memorial Stadium in the fall of 2009.

Stan Fulton Athletics Center - The Stan

Fulton Athletics Center officially became the hub of the Aggie Athletic Department in July 2004. The three-story facility houses many of the department’s administrative offices along with the Athletic Academic Program. The center’s second floor is home to the Aggie Athletic Training staff and education program. The complex includes classrooms, treatment areas, exercise therapy areas and hydrotherapy equipment along with taping and exams rooms. The third floor features a full-service restaurant and luxury skyboxes overlooking Aggie Memorial Stadium.

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trian Center has been home to the Aggie equestrian program since 2003. The 3,885-square foot facility includes a classroom, tack room, locker room and coaches’ offices. The center, which also serves the Equine Science Department, features an outdoor arena in addition to barns that house student, university and privately owned horses. The Aggie equestrian team held a ribbon cutting ceremony in May of 2008 to open its new horse stalls. The barn is a 60 by 64-foot structure with 10 horse stalls, each measuring 12 by 24-feet. The barn will also be fully matted and will house the Aggie equestrian team’s competition horses.

Presley Askew Field - New Mexico State’s

on-campus baseball facility, which was named for former Aggie baseball and basketball coach Presley Askew, has been home to the NM State baseball team for 28 seasons. The complex has received numerous upgrades over the last

decade. In 2003, the home and visitor dugouts were renovated and improvements were made to the warning tracks, infield turf and coaching boxes. In 2007, the facility added a new $80,000 player lounge that features leather couches, a flat screen T.V. and a kitchen countertop with stove, cabinets and a refrigerator. NM State has been strong at home over the last quarter of a century, as the Aggies have won more than 500 games at Presley Askew Field.

Pan American Center - The Pan American

Center received a $22 million facelift in 2006. The renovation included a brand new stateof-the-art practice facility, offices for coaches and staff along with team meeting rooms and banquet areas. The upgrade also includes a new jumbotron scoreboard that hangs high above the center of Lou Henson Court. The Pan American Center has been home to the Aggie basketball and volleyball teams since 1968, and NM State has posted great success at home over the years. The Aggies enter the 2010-11 season with a combined Pan American Center record of 1,010-386 (.723) in men’s basketball, women’s basketball and volleyball. The arena also played host to the 2007 WAC Volleyball Championships and the 2007 and 2008 WAC Basketball Tournaments.

Swimming and Diving Complex - The New

Mexico State Swimming and Diving Complex is home to the Aggie women’s swimming and diving program. The facility offers a 50 x 25-meter pool with 10 lanes for competition. A movable bulkhead and two sets of starting blocks allow for dual competitions at one time. The outdoor diving area offers two 1-meter and two 3-meter boards. The facility also includes a 6 x 25-yard indoor pool for training in inclement weather. In October 2008, the Aggies hosted the first WAC Shoot-Out.

University Golf Course - The NM State Golf

Course is home to the Aggie men’s and women’s golf programs. The course, which features a challenging 18-hole layout, has hosted many high-level collegiate tournaments over the years, including the 1968 NCAA Men’s Championships, the 1998 NCAA Women’s Championships, two NCAA West Regionals and several conference tournaments. In the fall of 2004, the course received a brand new state-of-the-art clubhouse and updated course design. In 2007, the course hosted its first WAC Women’s Golf Championships. The New Mexico State men’s and women’s golf teams welcomed a new practice facility to the NMSU Golf Course in 2007.

NM State Tennis Center - In the spring

of 2006, the New Mexico State men’s and women’s tennis teams opened a new home as a brand new state-of-the art tennis center was finished just west of the Stan Fulton Athletics Center. The new facility features 12-court, posttension concrete champion courts with lighting to accommodate televised matches and a 1,000plus seating capacity. The complex also houses a 3,000-square foot clubhouse complete with classrooms, locker rooms, offices and a studentathlete lounge that opened in July 2007. The NM State Tennis Center hosted the 2008 WAC Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships.

Cross Country - The beautiful New Mexico

State Golf Course is the main course for the Aggie Cross Country team and was the home of the 2009 WAC Cross Country Championship. The course provides a variety of terrain such as hills, valleys and desert, and is one of the most challenging and ideal courses in the Southwest. The course measures 5,000 meters for women and 8,000 meters for men.

Track and Field - The NM State Track and

Field Complex sits in the heart of the athletic complexes and has been the home to the Aggies since 1999. With significant upgrades on the horizon, the Aggies started the process by purchasing a state-of-the-art pole vaulting landing system that matched NCAA jumping standards and is fully equipped with NCAA-regulated measurements and designs.

Soccer - Aggie Memorial Stadium is home for NM State soccer’s program. The Aggies have a training field just east of the stadium, and new locker rooms and facilities opened in the fieldhouse in fall 2009.

Softball - The NM State Softball Complex has been the home of Aggie Softball for 29 seasons and hosted the 2010 WAC Softball Championships. The facility has received a multitude of upgrades over the last seven seasons, including an $80,000 player lounge that features three leather couches, a flat screen T.V. and a kitchen countertop with stove, cabinets and a refrigerator. In 2010 a new scoreboard was installed just beyond the center field wall. The Aggies also upgraded the locker room, coaches’ offices and the classroom, which features computers and desks for study hall and a motion analysis system that the players use to evaluate their mechanics and also undergo vision training. In 2008, NM State installed visitor batting and pitching cages.

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S S E C C U S ATHLE TIC We Are All Crimson.

Baseball – After reaching the WAC

Tournament for the first time in 2008, the Aggies reached the WAC Tournament Championship game in 2009… hit at least 100 home runs for the fifth time under head coach Rocky Ward and set the NM State single-season record of 116 homers in 2009… shortstop Bryan Marquez earned 2009 Louisville Slugger first team All-America honors...Recorded 44 wins in 2009, most in program history... first team in NCAA history to have the nation’s RBI leader three straight seasons…won the 2002 Sun Belt Conference Tournament and made program’s first ever NCAA Tournament appearance…won first NCAA Tournament game in 2003 over No. 15 UNLV…29 players drafted in the Major League Amateur Draft…17 all-Americans…four academic all-Americans…swept two-game series against No. 1 Texas Tech in 1997…Ward became the program’s all-time wins leader in 2010.

Men’s Basketball – Won its second

WAC Tournament Championship in 2009-10 and made its 18th appearance in the NCAA Tournament… recorded a 20-win or more season for the 24th time in school history in 2010…won a share of its first WAC regular season title with a program-best league record of 12-4 in 2008…most improved team in Division I men’s basketball over two years from 2004-05 to 2006-07…won its first WAC Tournament title in 2007…made a Final Four appearance in 1970…has made the Postseason NIT five times…advanced to the Preseason NIT championship game in 1994…has had 20 players drafted into the NBA and/or ABA…seven all-Americans, including Jimmy Collins, who was a threetime all-American in 1970…former head coach Lou Henson is the all-time wins leader at both NM State and Illinois…


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Henson finished his career ranked sixth on the NCAA all-time wins list with 779 career victories.

Women’s Basketball – Advanced to

the Postseason Women’s NIT in 2009-10 for the second time in school history and first since 1994…appeared in the NCAA Tournament twice… won three conference regular season titles and a conference division crown…advanced to the championship game of the WAC Tournament in 2006, 2007 and 2008…in 2002-03, Sinnamonn Garrett led the nation in 3-point field goal percentage at .496… broke the NCAA single-game 3-point field goals made record with 21 against Louisiana-Lafayette in 2001…two academic all-Americans…Anita Maxwell was a three-time all-American and still stands as the all-time Big West scoring leader and was the first player, male or female, in NCAA history to record 2,500 points, 1,000 rebounds and 300 steals in a career.

Cross Country – The Aggie women won

their first WAC Championship in 2009… Courtney Schultz won the conference meet and was named WAC Athlete of the Year and Freshman of the Year…the women had three first team All-WAC and three second team All-WAC selections while the men had one second team AllWAC honoree in 2009…hosted the WAC Championships in 2008 for the first time in school history…in 2002, Rachel Cuellar made the Aggies’ first-ever appearance at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.

Women’s Equestrian – Reining rider

Rebecca McReynolds finished second at the 2010 Varsity Equestrian Championships… the Western Equestrian team finished third at the 2007 Varsity Eques-

trian National Championships… won two ISHA Stock Seat National Championships as a club sport (1995, 1998) and one reserve national title (1997) before becoming a varsity sport in 2004…the hunt seat team won its first regional championship in 2006…Krystal Mack won back-to-back Cacchione Cups in 2005 and 2006… Ashley Dietz was named the American Quarter Horse Association Cup Champion in 2006.

Football – DeWayne Walker took over

the head coaching duties in 2010…defensive back Davon House earned All-WAC honors in 2009… safety Derrick Richardson and wide receiver Chris Williams were named all-Americans in 2008… Richardson led the nation in tackles per game… quarterback Chase Holbrook ranked second in the nation in passing and third in total offense in 2006… Chris Williams was named an all-American in 2006 after leading the nation in yards-per-game and catches-per-game…former running back Pervis Atkins was induced into the College Football Hall of Fame... won back-toback Sun Bowl titles in 1959 and 1960… former quarterback Charlie Johnson was named the Sun Bowl MVP both seasons… former head coach Warren Woodson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1989…Woodson was named the American Football Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 1960…nine allAmericans…16 academic all-Americans… Jimmy Cottrell led the nation in tackles in 2005.

Men’s Golf – Won its fourth WAC

title in 2010, which was its fourth in five years… head coach Scott Lieberwirth won his third conference coach of the year award in 2009… three Aggies earned allconference accolades in 2010…has

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won 10 conference titles…has made seven NCAA Regional appearances and one trip to the NCAA Championships in 1995… 14 All-Americans… the Aggies won back-to-back Missouri Valley titles in 1983 and 1984 with the same five players…notable alumni include 2005 Tour Championship winner Bart Bryant and 2002 PGA Championship victor Rich Beem.

Women’s Golf – NM State placed

second at the 2008 WAC Championships with three freshmen and two sophomores...Suteera Chanachai was a first team All-WAC selection, while also being named WAC Freshman of the Year in 2008...Chanachai was a second team All-WAC selection in 2009... made 12 NCAA Regional appearances in the last 15 years… has advanced to the NCAA Championships nine times… has won 10 conference championships… 12 AllAmericans… four Academic All-Americans… former Aggie Alena Sharp was named the Sun Belt Conference Female Athlete of the Year in 2003… notable alumni include LPGA Tour members A.J. Eathorne and Alena Sharp… former Aggie Gwladys Nocera was a member of the European Solheim Cup team in 2005 and was the highest money winner on the European LPGA in 2008.

Women’s Soccer – In its inaugural

season in 2009, the Aggies earned a berth to the WAC Tournament...Katie Graul was named first team All-WAC and Jazmin Cardoso was a second team All-WAC selection…ranked No. 15 in the NCAA in average home attendance with 1,129 fans.

Softball – After posting 27 wins in

2010, head coach Kathy Rodolph has directed the Aggies to 25-plus wins in six consecutive seasons…led the country in batting average after completion of

2009 season… Hoku Nohara set three NM State career records in 2010 for home runs (40), RBIs (136) and putouts (1,010)… the five Aggie 2010 All-WAC honorees marked the most all-conference selections in school history.

Swimming and Diving – Finished second at the 2010 WAC Championships, which was the best showing in school history…freshman Maria Spies became the first Aggie in school history to compete at the NCAA Championships in 2009…head coach Rick Pratt was named WAC Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2010…the Aggies broke 17 school records in 2008-09…a program-best 15 Aggies earned WAC All-Academic honors in 2008-09...Carolyn Bohm earned ESPN The Magazine third team Academic All-America honors in 2008, the first since Vanessa Schaufler in 2000... ranked No. 2 in Division I in academics in 2007-08…Karen Kaufmann was the first Aggie to earn the WAC Stan Bates award in 2008.

Men’s Tennis – Gustave Diep was

named the 2007 Mountain Region Rookie of the Year and Jim Brouleau was named the 2009 Mountain Region Player to Watch by the ITA... 38 all-conference selections... Diep named second team Academic All-American in 2009... advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 1997 and 2000... advanced to the semifinals of the WAC Championships in 2006, 2008 and 2009... former head coach Don Ball was named the Conference Coach of the Year twice, the Southern USPTA Coach of the Year in 1999, the ITA Mountain Region Coach of the Year in 2009... assistant coach Carlos Vargas was named the 2009 ITA Mountain Region Assistant Coach of the Year...been nationally ranked 23 times, which included spending six weeks nationally ranked in 2009.

Women’s Tennis – 31 all-conference

selections…13 winning seasons…six Academic All-Americans…advanced to the semifinals of the WAC Championships in 2006 and 2008… Former head coach Don Ball was named Conference Coach of the Year twice and the Southern USPTA Coach of the Year in 1999... Sophia Marks and Aleksa Costa became the program’s first-ever ranked doubles team (No. 52), on Jan. 5, 2009.

Track and Field – In his third season at

the helm of the women’s track and field program, head coach Orin Richburg had 18 student-athletes earn All-WAC status for the indoor and outdoor season, including seven first team All-WAC selections...set or improved upon 16 all-time NM State records and hurdler Devin Brooks set the all-time 100-meter hurdle record in Richburg’s three year-stint, he has registered 41 AllWAC honorees.

Volleyball – Advanced to the NCAA

Tournament in five of the last seven years…won a share of its first regular season WAC title in 2008 after a 15-1 conference record...won back-to-back Sun Belt Conference Championships in 2003 and 2004…two AVCA AllAmericans in 2006, one in 2007 and one in 2008…Jackie Choi was a three-time Academic All-American, while Jordan Bostic earned the honor in 2007…head coach Mike Jordan won four consecutive conference coach of the year awards and was named WAC Coach of the Year in 2008…Jordan became the program’s all-time wins leader in 2004…earned five All-WAC honors in 2006, six in 2007, five in 2008 and five in 2009…snapped Hawai’i’s 114-conference match win streak with a five-game victory, Oct. 13, 2006, in Las Cruces…earned a No. 13 national ranking in 2007, highest ever for the NM State volleyball program.

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Monitoring student-athletes in pre-advising Highly trained athletic academic coordinators work in cooperation with college advisors to ensure the following:

• Monitoring eligibility requirements • Degree progress • Priority scheduling • .Travel schedules, in-and out-of-season demand • .Pre-advising services for all freshmen, transfer and continuing students

• Progress Reports • .By the end of the third week of each term, athletic

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Academic Highlights • 86% graduation rate for NM State

student-athletes who exhaust their eligibility after four seasons. • 44 student-athletes received a PERFECT 4.0 grade point average for the fall 2009 semester. • 23 student-athletes maintained a PERFECT 4.0 cumulative grade point average after fall 2009 semester. • 57% of NM State student-athlete population are Scholar-Athletes (maintain at least a 3.0 GPA). • All Women’s & Men’s teams (17) combined GPA’s average above a 3.00. • 25 student-athletes graduated fall 2009 and are now proud alumni of New Mexico State University.

Excellence in the Classroom.

Academic Support Programs and Services Center © Educating Student-Athletes for the G.A.M.E. of L.I.F.E. Graduating Academic Minds Everyday/Learning Institution For Education Mission Statement

New Mexico State University Academic Support Programs & Services Center is committed to providing quality educational services that achieve academic, personal and career success for all student-athletes. The ASPSC offers a full range of support and referral services to assist student-athletes in their holistic growth and development and the staff is dedicated to helping student-athletes develop the skills necessary to become independent and successful learners. The Associate Athletics Director, Sport Administrator & Student Development provides the overall leadership and day-to-day operational aspects to the unit with a highly qualified staff including: 3 full time Academic Advisors, Life Skills Coordinator, Lead Student Development Specialist, 10 Student Development Specialists, who serve as mentors, tutors and monitors, and four work study students who serve as administrative assistants.


To create an equitable, diverse environment that supports studentathlete excellence in academics and athletics that engages the university, community and stakeholders in achieving and celebrating Aggies’ success.

Early Warning Academic System

The following programs and services are a part of our Early Warning Academic System to provide a better connection for our student-athletes to utilize the various plans and strategies offered to them through ASPSC and campus partnerships: Progress Reports (bi-weekly), New Student-Athlete Orientation: Student-Athlete Handbook, Class Attendance & Academic Appointment Policy, Study Hall, Internal Tutoring Pro-

gram/Campus Tutoring Programs: Crimson Scholar, Math Success Center, Writing Lab, Departmental Tutoring, Academic Mentoring Program, Writing & Reading Comprehension Program, Pre Advising & Degree Progress (NCAA, WAC, NM State), Monitoring of Academic Progress & Athletic Eligibility, Bi-Weekly Mtgs. w/ Head Coaches or Team Academic Liaison & Student-Athletes, CHAMPS Life Skills Program/ Living Learning Community and Student-Athlete Annual Evaluation & Exit Interviews.

strategies, and learning the skills to engage effectively in their reading and writing habits. Provides intense individual guidance with assistance in the various aspects of the writing process such as brainstorming, outlining, revising, editing and proofreading. Establishes learning methods that will guide them from the early stages of a writing assignment to its final version. Helps them develop the critical reading and writing skills they need to succeed inside and outside of the classroom setting.

Study Hall

The Tutoring Program is intended to supplement and support the sound educational practices that are imperative for the academic success of all students. Tutoring is available to all student-athletes throughout the academic year. Student-athletes who request assistance with coursework are assigned a tutor. The tutor and the studentathlete establish a meeting schedule, working together to develop the independent thinking and learning skills necessary to achieve positive success in the classroom. All student-athletes are encouraged to actively participate in this program.

Student-athletes are required to complete 4-8 hours of study each week in the Academic Support Programs & Services Center. Study hours are required for all incoming freshman, transfer students, and returning student-athletes with less than a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Academic Center Study Hall Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 3 - 9 p.m.

A+ Aggie Program

Teaches and promotes lifelong educational, personal and career skills for student-athletes with marginal academic profiles. Personalized attention is given to each student through a collaboration of individuals and services. The A+ Aggie Program’s primary focus is to provide individual academic mentoring and course-specific tutoring sessions, as well as engage in direct services provided by Student Accessibility Office which may include: test and quiz preparation, time management skills, notetaking strategies, organization and study skills.

Writing and Reading Comprehension Program

Designed to support student-athletes in articulating ideas, acquiring

Academic Support Staff

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Erica Flores

Academic Advisor/Life Skills Coordinator

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Mentoring Program

The Mentoring Program is designed to assist student-athletes with time management, organizational skills, goal setting, class attendance, notetaking, review and preparing properly for quizzes and exams, participating in class discussions, staying current with all assignments and strategies for confidence and success throughout each semester. A mentor’s primary focus is always the student-athlete’s academic performance. Mentors establish with each student-athlete a relationship of mutual respect with an attitude that is caring and nurturing for his or her psychological and social well being. Mentors (professional staff and student staff) will normally spend 1-2 hours each week with an assigned student-athlete facilitating discussions to assist him or her to realize a high level of academic achievement, self-responsibility and overall success. nms t atespor

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N E C G N I N I A R T C I T E ATHL In Good Hands. N

ew Mexico State employs five full-time certified athletic trainers, six athletic training specialists and supervises a varying number of athletic training students. The athletic training staff, under the direction of Assistant Athletics Director/Head Athletic Trainer Mike O’Larey, oversees the daily care of more than 300 of NM State’s studentathletes. A certified athletic trainer is on-site for all NM State home events and most in-season practices/conditioning sessions. The athletic training staff at NM State works closely with the strength and conditioning staff and local medical professionals in the prevention and care of injuries. The staff also works in conjunction with the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP), where students will earn a bachelor’s degree in athletic training education. Students of the ATEP have the opportunity to receive hands-on experience working with student-athletes in all 17 varsity sports.

At the Fulton Center

The 11,873-square foot second floor of the Stan Fulton Athletic Center provides

a shared space between the Aggie Athletic Training and the NM State Athletic Training Education Program staffs. The second floor of the Stan Fulton Athletics Center houses:

• Athletic staff offices • Full-time insurance clerk • ATEP staff offices • Private exam rooms • Classroom • Treatment, taping, rehabilitation, hydrotherapy areas

• Schwinn spinning bikes • Upper body ergometer • Total Gym© • Custom leg press • Pulley systems • Treatment modalities • A range of rehabilitation tools • State-of-the-art Swim-EX therapeutic pool with underwater treadmill and viewing portals

At the Football Fieldhouse

The Football Fieldhouse Athletic Training Room is a satellite facility used during the football season. This facility is also tabbed for major renovations in the coming years to expand the athletic training room, locker room and meeting areas.

At the Pan American Center

The Pan American Center Athletic Training Room is part of the new Pan American Center Annex that opened in the fall of 2006. The new athletic training facility serves the men’s and women’s basketball teams along with the Aggie volleyball team. This room is equipped with treatment, taping, rehabilitation and hydrotherapy areas, a range of rehabilitation tools and a doctor’s office with a portable X-ray machine.

History of Athletic Training at NM State • In 1955, C.R. Bickerstaff was hired as the first Athletic Trainer.

• Bickerstaff opened the first Athletic Training Room in Williams Gym.

• The Aggie Memorial Fieldhouse

Athletic Training Room opened in the fall of 1978. • In 2004, the new Athletic Training Facility opened at the Stan Fulton Athletic Center. • In 2005, NM State celebrated 50 years of Athletic Training. • In 2006, NM State opened a new Athletic Training Facility in the Pan American Center with a new X-ray unit.

Athletic Training Staff

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Kim Herbert

Assistant Athletic Trainer Fifth season

Dominic Moreno

Assistant Athletic Trainer Fourth season

James Spooner

Associate Athletic Trainer Third season

Carrie Flores Insurance Clerk 14th season


Medical Support Staff

Dr. William Baker Team Doctor

Dr. Michael McGuire Team Surgeon

Dr. Dan Romanelli Team Surgeon

Dr. Wayne Lindsey Team Surgeon

Dr. Robert Stack Team Surgeon

Dr. Paul Saiz Team Surgeon

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-COLA WEIGHT CENTER Champions Start Here. O

ne of the jewels of New Mexico State’s athletic facilities is the state-of-the-art Coca-Cola Weight Training Center. Built in 1992, NM State’s impressive strength and conditioning center is an enormous 13,500-square foot facility, that ranks among the top five largest such collegiate buildings in the nation. The weight center has benefited student-athletes of 17 athletic programs. The facility became a reality thanks to the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Las Cruces. Coca-Cola provided funding for the construction of the facility as well as the new weightlifting equipment and machines located within it. Located in the Aggie Memorial Stadium football complex, the weight training center sits just west of the field house. Groundbreaking of the facility took place in January 1992, and the formal dedication was held on Sept. 5, 1992. The price tag for the project was $550,000 - all of which was provided by Coca-Cola.

A free weight section commands a great deal of the space, utilizing six power racks, six Olympic platforms, one unilateral hip sled and a 130-foot indoor track for 40-yard dash testing. The facility contains more than 15,000 pounds of weights, which were provided by Samson Equipment of Las Cruces. In 1998, seven multi-safety racks, two jammer stations, two power-thrust stations and five back system machines were added to the center. An aerobic section contains stationary bicycles, treadmill and stair-stepping machines. Much of the equipment in the aerobic section is for endurance and rehabilitation training.

Facts About the CCWTC • The facility encompasses

Strength and Conditioning Coaches

John Taylor

Head Coach Strength and Conditioning

Tony McClure

Assistant Coach Strength and Conditioning

13,500 square feet.

• Twenty-three multi-safety

racks as well as a large complement of dumbbell and aerobic exercise equipment are available. • A two-lane, astroturf, 60-yard sprint track stretches along inside.

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K S E F I L S P M A H C E I G AG Challenging Athletes’ Minds For Personal Success. T

he mission of the I-A Athletic Directors’ Association is to prepare student-athletes for life as productive citizens in our society.


The CHAMPS program focuses on five commitments that each Division I program is making in the growth and development of student-athletes.

A Commitment to Academic Excellence:

Ensures that each student-athlete will have the opportunity to excel in their chosen field of study and that athletic programs will provide services to support and enhance the academic success of studentathletes.

A Commitment to Athletic Excellence:

Ensures that each student-athlete will be provided facilities, coaching staff and support services that will enable them to excel in a broad program of sports sponsored by the university. The fundamental principles of these programs will be based on a commitment to sportsmanship, equity, fair play and integrity.


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A Commitment to Personal Development:

Ensures that each student-athlete participating in a CHAMPS program will be provided opportunities to focus on personal growth issues such as values clarification, goal setting, fiscal responsibility, decision making and stress management. Each of these components will be focused toward developing a healthy lifestyle.

A Commitment to Service:

A challenge to student-athletes to give back to communities and individuals that are in need. With a clearly defined program of service, our student-athletes will be given opportunities to develop the foundation for a lifelong commitment of volunteerism.

A Commitment to Career Development:

Places a priority on preparing for life after college sports. The program acquaints students with the job search process, provides networking opportunities and ultimately assists with job placement. As our programs work toward the development of the total person, the ultimate goal is to develop individuals who will have rewarding careers and productive lifestyles.


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n its nearly 50 years of existence, the Western Athletic Conference continues to evolve and feature some of the nation’s best intercollegiate competition. One thing that remains unchanged is the persistent nature of the nine schools in the WAC to advance their programs to contend at the top levels of the NCAA. . e WAC provides its student-athletes the Th chance to travel to scenic destinations and gain exposure in some of the nation’s most diverse markets. In addition, the WAC’s student-athletes work to achieve the highest levels of success with the academic support of their respective institutions. . e WAC has experienced tremendous Th success. The WAC has sent a total of 31 teams to bowl games since 2001, including more than half of its teams in 2008 with a record-tying five teams. Boise State has won 102 football games since joining the conference, the most in the nation during that time span (2001-09). The conference has sent teams to BCS bowl games in three of the last four seasons as Boise State made a repeat appearance with a victory in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl this past year following Hawai‘i’s 2008 Sugar Bowl and Boise State’s unforgettable victory in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl. In men’s basketball, the WAC has sent at least two teams to the NCAA Tournament in 24 of the past 27 seasons. Every current school in the WAC has competed in the NCAA Tournament since 1990. In baseball, the WAC has boasted two national champions since 2003 including Fresno State’s College World Series victory in 2008. In women’s sports, Fresno State softball has competed in every NCAA Tournament ever held while Louisiana Tech basketball has played in all but three. In 2009, Hawai‘i made its fourth trip to the NCAA Volleyball Final Four since 2000. Current WAC alums have made their presence felt as well. David Carr (Fresno State) was the first player selected in the 2002 NFL Draft. Cheryl Ford (Louisiana Tech) was named the WNBA Rookie of the

Year and helped the Detroit Shock win the league’s championship in 2003. In 2004, the United States’ softball team won the Olympic gold medal with former Fresno State players Laura Berg and Lovie Jung. Jeff Weaver (Fresno State) earned the win in the St. Louis Cardinals’ World Series clinching victory in 2006. Quarterback Colt Brennan (Hawai‘i) finished third in the 2007 Heisman Trophy voting, and in 2008, Natasha Kai (Hawai‘i) helped the United States to a gold medal in soccer at the Olympics in Beijing. In 2001, the WAC partnered with ESPN for coverage of football and basketball giving the conference national exposure from one of the most respected broadcast entities in the country. An extension was signed in 2008 that guarantees over 300 regular season WAC contests and 45 championship events will be aired on the ESPN networks through the spring of 2017. The WAC also officially added in 2006 to give fans streaming internet access to many of its postseason championships including volleyball, soccer, swimming and diving, basketball, gymnastics, softball and baseball. The WAC is the sixth oldest among the nation’s 11 Division I-A conferences. Its history traces back to July 27, 1962, when the original six-team league of Arizona, Arizona State, Brigham Young, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming began competition. The first championship was held in November 1962, when Arizona won the men’s cross country title and New Mexico followed with the first WAC football title. Arizona finished second in the NCAA College World Series and, less than three years later, Arizona State claimed the league’s first NCAA title when the Sun Devils won the College World Series trophy. Fresno State was the last WAC school to earn an NCAA team title when it won the College World Series in 2008. Since 1962, several changes have occurred. UTEP and Colorado State became members

in September 1967, while Arizona and Arizona State withdrew on June 30, 1978. The WAC then added San Diego State (1978), Hawai‘i (1979) and Air Force (1980). Before 1990, the WAC sponsored championships only in men’s sports. However, a merger with the High Country Athletic Conference formed a single conference under one administrative structure, and the 1990-91 athletic year was the first in which both men and women competed under the WAC name. Fresno State was added in 1992, and then in 1996, the women’s programs from Air Force and Hawai‘i along with six new schools (UNLV, Rice, San Jose State, SMU, TCU and Tulsa) came into the WAC. Air Force, Brigham Young, Colorado State, UNLV, New Mexico, San Diego State, Utah and Wyoming withdrew on June 30, 1999. Nevada (2000), Boise State (2001) and Louisiana Tech (2001) were added while TCU withdrew following the 2000-01 season. The current membership was established on July 1, 2005, when Idaho, New Mexico State and Utah State joined the WAC after Rice, SMU, UTEP and Tulsa withdrew. . e WAC has had just five commissioners Th in its history. Paul Brechler was named the first leader of the conference and held the position from 1962-1968. He was followed by Wiles Hallock (1968-71), Stan Bates (1971-80), Dr. Joe Kearney (1980-94) and Karl Benson (1994-present). Presently, the WAC crowns team and individual champions in 19 sports – eight men’s and 11 women’s. For the men, there are championships in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field. Championships for women are held in basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field and volleyball. The WAC office has been located in the Denver area since the conference’s inception with the exception of a two-year stay in Phoenix from 1964-66.

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C A R A B R A B T N E PRESID A New Era of Excellence. I

n November, 2009, the Board of Regents of New Mexico State University appointed Dr. Barbara Couture as the university’s 25th president. Couture assumed the office in January, 2010 and now leads the land-grant institution with four community colleges, cooperative extension offices in 33 counties, a network of off-campus agricultural science centers and the university campus in Las Cruces.

 Couture, who is known for her leadership in defining future issues for higher education, also chaired the Executive Committee for the Council on Academic Affairs for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) (2008-2009).

Prior to her NM State appointment, Couture was the senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Fall 2004 -2009). Couture also served as the dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Washington State University in Pullman (1998Spring 2004). She began her academic career as an assistant professor of English at Wayne State University in Detroit in 1980, was promoted to associate professor, achieved tenure in 1986 and achieved the rank of professor in 1994. At Wayne State, she also served as an associate dean for curriculum in the College of Liberal Arts (1990-91) and associate dean for metropolitan programs and summer sessions in the College of Lifelong Learning (1993-97), where she was responsible for the management of six extension campuses.

 An award-winning writer, Couture received the Outstanding Book Award at the 2000 Conference on College Composition and Communication for Toward a Phenomenological Rhetoric: Writing, Profession and Altruism. Her publications include six authored/edited books and numerous chapters and articles. She also sits on the editorial boards of two academic journals. Couture earned her bachelor’s degree with high distinction from the University of Michigan (1970) where she also earned Master's and Doctorate of arts degrees in English language and literature (1973, 1980). Couture and her husband, Paul, met as undergraduates at the University of Michigan and have been married for 39 years. Paul is a registered architect, licensed in Michigan and Nebraska, who received his degree in architecture from the University of Michigan. He has worked as a project director, manager, and department director in architectural and engineering services for the University of Michigan, Washington State University, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


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DR. MCKINLEY BOSTON Solid Leadership.

Dr. McKinley Boston was named Director of Athletics at New Mexico State University on December 14, 2004. Dr. Boston served as Vice President for Student Development at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Athletics Director at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (first African-American AD in the Big Ten conference); Athletics Director, University of Rhode Island; Athletics Director at Kean College; and Director of Student Services at Montclair State College. Dr. Boston started his career in higher education as a professor and football coach at Montclair State College where he also served as Director of Student Services. He also served as adjunct professor at the University of Rhode Island and Kean College, and was appointed and worked as a visiting scholar at Harvard University. He has served on several committees within the NCAA, including the Men’s Basketball Selection Committee, the NCAA Management Council and the Committee on Athletic Certification, and currently serves on the NCAA Leadership Council as an advisory committee to the NCAA President’s Board of Directors. Dr. Boston attended the University of Minnesota as an undergraduate on a football scholarship and was a first team All-Big Ten selection his senior year. Dr. Boston received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Montclair State College and Doctor of Education degree from New York University. He received a leadership certificate from the National Academy on Leadership and Effectiveness in Washington, D.C. He played professional football for five years, three in the NFL with the New York Giants when he was special teams captain and two years in the Canadian Football League with the BC Lions, located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Dr. Boston and his wife, Magellia, have two children, son Lance, daughter Kimberly, and six grandchildren: Christian Jacob (CJ), Jaylon, Mary, twins: Jalesia and Christopher and Kennedi.

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NM STATE BOARD OF REG Empowering New Mexico State. Ike Pino, Chair

Mr. Pino serves the City of Santa Fe as Director of both the Department of Public Works and the Community Services Department. He has been a registered professional engineer in New Mexico sincce 1978 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University, class of 1974. His professional affiliations include serving as a current member of the Century Bank Board of Directors and membership in the New Mexico Chapter of the American Public Works Association. His community service has included serving as Vice President of the Foundation for the Academy for Technology and the Classics Charter High School and has included serving as Chairman of the Santa Fe Economic Development Inc. Board of Directors, President of the Santa Fe Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors, and member of the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He has also led fundraising efforts for a number of private and public schools in Santa Fe.

Chris Anaya, Vice Chair

Chris Anaya is currently a senior at New Mexico State University pursuing a major in government. Mr. Anaya is a Crimson Scholar and was on the Dean's List from 2007-2009. A native New Mexican, Anaya is currently a member of the New Mexico Student Loans Board and has served the Associated Students of New Mexico State University Senate from the College of Arts and Sciences. Mr. Anaya is a member of


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the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and is currently an alumni member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity where he served as Rush Chairman and a member of the Executive Board. Anaya, a 2006 Honors graduate of Moriarty High School, is the son of Steve and Shara Anaya.

Blake Curtis, Secretary/Treasurer

Blake Curtis is a Clovis businessman. He attended New Mexico State University, then graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 1982. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the American Seed Trade Association, Leadership New Mexico, and the Association of Commerce and Industry. He served in the New Mexico Legislature from 1986 to 1995 and was House Minority Leader from 1993 to 1995. He is a former member of the New Mexico State Fair Commission, the Board of Directors for the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce's Balloon Rally, and New Mexico Seedmen's Association.

Javier Gonzales, Member

Javier Gonzales has 15 years experience as a leader in a broad range of projects in the public and private arenas. Mr. Gonzales has been effective in leading the local government business development efforts of a global 500 management consulting company, leading a historic university, and leading a national organization that represents more than 3,000 counties nationwide. Marked by his ability to lead complex organizations

and develop new coalitions for progress on a variety of issues, Javier Gonzales' private sector experience combined with his successful tenure as a nationally recognized elected government official has provided Ike Pino him with Chair unique expertise and knowledge of the local government business and regulatory environment.

Laura M. Conniff, Member

Laura M. Conniff graduated with honors from New Mexico State University with a degree in Business Administration. She is a qualifying broker and co-owner of Mathers Realty Inc., and co-owner of Leveldale Farms and Conniff F Cross Farm. She currently serves on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch and is a member of the Board of Directors of the First American Bank. She is a co-founder and cochairman of "NMSU Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink," a New Mexico Amigo, and a member of the executive committee of the Las Cruces Business and Economic Forum.


Chris Anaya Vice Chair

Blake Curtis Secretary/Treasurer

Javier Gonzales Member

Laura M. Conniff Member

(Left) Peyton Yates, a successful businessman and NM State supporter, stands with NMSU Regents and President Barbara Couture after receiving an honorary doctorate degree during the spring 2010 commencement ceremony. (Right) Del Archuleta, an NM State engineering graduate and successful businessman, holds his honorary doctorate with NMSU Regents and President Barbara Couture following the spring 2010 commencement ceremony.

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ATHLE TICS SENIOR STAF NM State Aggie Leadership Herb Taylor Senior Associate Athletics Director Wyoming, 1959

Senior Associate Athletics Director Herb Taylor is entering his 22nd year at NM State this fall. Taylor is the sport administrator for football, men’s basketball and baseball. Taylor has played a major part in the development of all the new additions to the NM State Athletics facilities while representing the Director of Athletics and is also responsible for the game management of football and men’s basketball. He coordinates the game day time schedule for radio and television broadcasts and oversees fan conduct and game security. Taylor is also responsible for football scheduling and works with basketball scheduling. Prior to joining the NM State staff, Taylor was the facility administrator of the Wyoming Arena Auditorium at the University of Wyoming. From 1982-88, Taylor also served as director of athletic promotions, marketing and special projects at the University of Wyoming. Taylor also spent time as the assistant athletic director, executive director of the booster club and sports information director at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash. A former coach and teacher, Taylor is the former general manager and head football coach of the Newton Nite Hawks of the Northern States Professional Football League. Taylor received both his bachelor’s degree (physical education and recreation) and master’s degree (physical education, health and recreation) at the University of Wyoming in 1959.

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Director, Sport Administrator and Academic Support Services before being promoted in the fall of 2007 to the Associate Athletic Director for Student Development. Hall currently serves as the sport administrator for the Aggie equestrian, track and field and cross country teams. Prior to coming to NM State, Mr. Hall served as the Founder and CEO for Majority of One Brands, a company that commits itself to creating educational and business opportunities for students and athletes for long-term success. Hall’s exceptional athletic talents in track and field earned him All-America honors in high school. After being admitted to Iowa State University, Hall competed as a student-athlete with great success as he was a four-year letter winner, four-time Big Eight Champion, team captain and All-American while participating in the 800 meters from 1988-91. He earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication in 1992 and a master’s degree in higher education from Iowa State in 1995. Hall was then recruited by Ohio State University to monitor the academic progress of student-athletes. For nearly 10 years, he supervised, mentored and helped shape the lives of student-athletes in revenue and Olympic sports. To his credit, Hall created an innovative program entitled Majority of One to help create a balance between academics and athletics, particularly for minority studentathletes. In April 2002, Hall partnered with former Ohio State All-American and NFL star Shawn Springs to create the $100,000,000 Shawn Springs/Majority of One Postgraduate Scholarship. Hall was acknowledged for his commitment to the holistic educational and business development concept, and Business First Magazine selected him as a Forty under 40 Business Honoree in 1999. His extensive involvement as a liaison with Ohio

State University, its athletic department and community leaders earned him the 2003 Columbus Leadership Award presented by Mayor Michael B. Coleman. In 2004 and 2005, Hall was among Columbus, Ohio’s best as he was a Who’s Who in Black Columbus Honoree. He and his wife, Maria, have three children, James Jr., Xavier and Tatiana.

Steve Macy Associate AD/Marketing and Promotions Toledo, 1992

Steve Macy enters his fourth year as the Associate Athletic Director of Marketing and Promotions, after joining the Aggies in the summer of 2007. Macy’s responsibilities as part of the senior management team of NM State athletics include the branding and marketing of the NM State athletic department, corporate sponsorship sales and management, and coordination of AggieVision schedule and production. He also manages the Aggie Radio Network, coordination of the licensing and merchandising program, management of ticket sales initiatives and operations, coordination of in-game entertainment and promotions and oversight of the cheerleader program. Macy also serves as the Executive Director of the NM State Sports Enterprises, Inc., which is responsible for creating strategic corporate partnerships aimed at increasing financial resources and marketing of Aggie athletics. In 2008, NM State Sports Enterprises partnered with more than 50 companies in the region. Since arriving at NM State, Macy has been instrumental in the development and scheduling of AggieVision, New Mexico State’s video production team. AggieVision broadcasts regionally on local Comcast affiliates in New Mexico and on Time Warner Cable in El Paso along


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with occasional telecasts on Fox Sports Net Arizona and Altitude Sports and Entertainment Network. Prior to becoming an Aggie, Macy spent the majority of his professional career fulfilling various roles at the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). Most recently, he was the Associate Commissioner of the WAC. His duties included marketing and promotions, corporate sponsorship sales and retention, the development and implementation of the WAC’s Play Up marketing and promotions campaign, licensing, branding, corporate development, new technologies and special projects. He also managed all aspects of (the WAC’s Internetbased content distribution system) and the conference’s affairs as a part of the senior management team. He served various other roles during his tenure at the WAC including chief financial officer, tournament director of the conference’s annual basketball tournament, media relations and oversight of football and men’s basketball officials and supervisors.

Steve Macy Associate AD/Marketing and Promotions

Macy started his career in the field of athletic administration in 1993 as an intern/ assistant marketing director for the MidAmerican Conference. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Toledo in 1992 and a master’s degree in sport management from Georgia Southern University in 1994. He and his wife, Rebecca, have three children, Olivia, Drew and Lauren.

Ermelinda Quintela Associate AD/Business and Finance New Mexico State, 1988

Ermelinda Quintela has three degrees from NM State. She began her academic career at NM State Carlsbad before transferring to the Las Cruces campus for a bachelor’s degree in business administration as well as a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1988. She received her Certified Public Accountant status in 1991 and earned a master’s degree in accounting in 1994. Quintela has held positions in various industries, including internal audi-

Ermelinda Quintela Associate AD/Business and Finance

tor for El Paso Electric Company, auditor for Arthur Andersen and senior vice president for State National Bank, currently known as Compass Bank BBVA. Quintela has previously served NM State in a variety of roles. In 1992, she worked with the university’s grant and contract accounting department. In 2005, she accepted a position with the Advancement Office as Director of Gift and Foundation Accounting. From 2005-07, she was asked to assist the Physical Science Laboratory (PSL) as its senior administrative director. From 2007-08, she served as Executive Director of Alumni, and currently, serves as the Associate Athletic Director, Business and Finance. Quintela’s community service and professional associations range from board membership with the Mesilla Valley Hospice, United Blood Services, Rio Grande Girl Scout Council, Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, Texas Society of CPA’s and others.

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Maria Roth Associate AD/Senior Woman Administrator New Mexico State, 1996

Maria Roth enters her 14th year as a member of the NM State athletic staff and her ninth year as Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator. Roth, a native of Scarborough, Ontario, has been associated with NM State Athletics for 18 years, first as a student-athlete, then as an assistant coach and now as an administrator. Roth was named to the NCAA Division I softball committee in 2008. She was instrumental in bringing the 2007 and 2008 WAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament to Las Cruces. As the tournament director, Roth oversaw all aspects of the tournament, which brought thousands of visitors to Las Cruces and hundreds of thousands of dollars to the University and the community. Other duties for Roth include overseeing 10 of the Aggies’ 17 sports. After relinquishing her duties as assistant volleyball coach in July 2002, Roth replaced Karen Fey, who retired from the University after 29 years as Senior Woman Administrator. Before assuming an administrative role, Roth was an assistant coach for the Aggie volleyball team for five seasons. In that time she helped lead the Aggies to a Western Division Sun Belt Championship in 2001. While playing for the Aggies, she became one of the University’s most decorated players. Roth ranks among the all-time leaders in five categories at New Mexico State. She was only the second player in NM State history to record 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in her career. Roth was named to the All-Big West Conference Team in 1994 and 1995 and was selected to the first team AVCA AllRegion in 1995. Perhaps one of the greatest honors Roth received for her efforts as a


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volleyball player at NM State was her induction into the inaugural class of the Volleyball Legends Ring of Honors in the fall of 2008. Not only did Roth get the job done on the court, but also in the classroom. She earned Academic All-Big West Conference honors as a junior and senior and was also nominated for GTE Academic All-America honors in 1995. Also in 1995, Roth was named the NM State/Big West Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Braun Cartwright Associate AD/Director of Compliance Texas Tech, 2001

Braun Cartwright was named Associate Athletics Director/Director of Athletic Compliance and Eligibility in April 2006 after serving as Assistant Director for one year. Cartwright is responsible for all aspects of the compliance program at NM State, and he serves as the liaison between the University and the NCAA. Prior to joining the NM State staff, Cartwright was the Assistant Athletics Director for Internal Operations at Florida A&M University for three years. In this role, he served as the sports administrator for 17 sports and was responsible for game operations and facilities. Cartwright received his bachelor’s degree in exercise sport science from Texas Tech University in 2001 and his master’s degree in sport administration from Florida State in 2002. He and his wife, Ashley, have two daughters, Chaley and Kynley.

Mike O’Larey Assistant AD/Head Athletic Trainer Washington State, 1981

Mike O’Larey is in his 22nd year at New Mexico State University. He is in his 18th year as head athletic trainer and Assistant Athletics Director for Athletic Health Services. After four years as an assistant athletic

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trainer, O’Larey was promoted to his current position in 1993. O’Larey coordinates the health care of all NM State student-athletes as well as the day-to-day care of the Aggie football team. He oversees the operation of three sports medicine facilities on campus. O’Larey joined the NM State athletic department after two years as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Northern Arizona University. He earned his master’s degree in physical education from NAU in 1989. Prior to his work at NAU, O’Larey served as the head athletic trainer at Tacoma (Wash.) Community College for six years. O’Larey has worked as an assistant for preseason camp with the Phoenix Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks. A native of Tacoma, O’Larey is a 1981 graduate of Washington State University. O’Larey and his wife, Dee Anna, have one daughter, Mari, and a son-in-law, former Aggie basketball player, Mikko Noopila, and two granddaughters, Maija and Mila.


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Tyler Dunkel Assistant AD/Director of Athletic Media Relations Wyoming, 1999

Tyler Dunkel was named an Assistant Athletics Director in July 2006 and now enters his sixth year as the Director of Athletic Media Relations and his 10th year with the New Mexico State Athletics Department. Dunkel is the media contact for football, men’s golf and equestrian. He is in charge of all publicity/sports information efforts for the Aggie football team. In addition, Dunkel oversees all 17 NM State varsity sports while supervising the media relations office staff. He is also a chair member of the First Community Bank/NM State Hall of Fame committee and was the media chair for the 2007 and 2008 Men’s and Women’s WAC Basketball Tournaments. Dunkel joined NM State after a one-year internship in the athletic media relations

Tyler Dunkel Assistant AD/Director of Athletic Media Relations

department at the University of Kansas, overseeing cross country/track and field for the Jayhawks. Prior to Kansas, Dunkel served as the sports information graduate assistant at Colorado State for one year as the men’s golf contact. A native of Denver, Colo., Dunkel graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in communications. Dunkel and his wife, Gloria, reside in Las Cruces with their sons, Jacob and Cole, and daughter, Isabella.

Wayne Stickney Associate Athletic Director for Development Long Beach State, 2002

Wayne Stickney joined the Aggies as Associate Athletic Director for Development in 2010 from Long Beach State, where he served in many roles, most recently as the Director of Development and Strategic

Wayne Stickney Associate Athletic Director for Development

Planning. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and a master’s degree in counseling for student development in higher education from Long Beach State. Stickney is currently writing a dissertation for his Ph.D. in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University. At NM State, he helps lead the department’s development and fundraising initiatives and enhance the external presentation of Aggie Athletics. Stickney is determined to create a strong “Team Behind the Teams” with the Aggie Athletic Club and looks forward to continued success and support for student-athletes and coaches. He was also a former track and field and cross country collegiate athlete. Stickney and his wife, Kierstin, have a daughter, Gianna, born in February 2010.

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Know the Rules. T

he New Mexico State University (NM State) Athletics Department takes great pride in abiding by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Western Athletic Conference rules and guidelines that govern Division I competition. For the benefit of the many alumni, fans and booster club members who are so active in supporting and assisting the Aggies throughout the year, we would like to remind everyone of a few definitions and rules that apply to all athletic representatives and boosters.

Institutional Control

It is the responsibility of NM State to control its intercollegiate athletic program in compliance with the rules and regulations of the NCAA.


NM State’s responsibility for the conduct of its program includes responsibility for the actions of its staff members and for the actions of any other individual, booster or organization engaged in activities promoting the athletic interests of the institution.


NM State must monitor its program to ensure compliance and to identify and report to the NCAA instances in which compliance has not been achieved. An institution found to have violated NCAA rules is subject to disciplinary and corrective actions as determined by the NCAA.

NCAA Definitions

Athletic Representative/Booster .You are considered to be a NM State athletic representative if you:

• Are a present or past member of a

NM State booster club or agency that promotes the Aggies’ intercollegiate athletic program. • Have made financial contributions to the athletic department or to an athletic booster organization of NM State. • Are or have been providing benefits (e.g., summer jobs, meals, etc.) to enrolled student-athletes, their family members or friends. • Are or have been involved in any manner of promoting the NM State intercollegiate athletic program. 162

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Please note: Once an individual is identified as an athletic representative, that person retains that identity indefinitely. NM State is ultimately responsible for the acts of all “representatives of athletic interest” in relation to NCAA rules and regulations. Prospective Student-Athlete A prospective student-athlete is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade or above, including students in prep school and junior colleges as well as students who have officially withdrawn from a four-year institution and plan to transfer to another institution. In addition, a student who has not started classes for the ninth grade becomes a prospective student-athlete if the institution or a booster provides the individual or the individual’s relatives or friends with any financial assistance or benefits that the institution does not provide to prospective students in general. A good rule of thumb is to treat ALL STUDENTS as prospects. Student-Athlete A student-athlete is a student whose enrollment was solicited by a member of the athletic staff or other representative of athletic interest with a view toward the student’s ultimate participation in the intercollegiate athletic program. Contact .A contact is any face-to-face encounter between a prospect, or the prospect’s parent or legal guardian, and an institutional staff member or athletic representative during which any dialogue occurs. Recruiting Recruiting is any solicitation of a prospect or a prospect’s family member (or guardian) by an institutional staff member or by athletic representative of the institution for the purpose of securing the prospect’s enrollment and ultimate participation in the institution’s intercollegiate athletic program.

Guidelines and Reminders for Boosters • A booster may not contact the pros-

pect, prospect’s coach, principal or counselor in an attempt to evaluate or recruit the prospect.

• A booster may not expend funds to

entertain or provide transportation for a prospective student-athlete, family members or friends. • A booster may not become directly or indirectly involved in making arrangements for a prospect, or the prospect’s relatives or friends, to receive money or financial aid of any kind. • A booster may not contact a prospective student-athlete through letter writing, telephone calling or other forms of communication. However, here are a few ways that an Aggie booster may be involved: • Do discuss summer employment opportunities with a prospect after he/she has signed a National Letter of Intent with NM State. • Do attend high school athletic events without contacting prospective student-athletes. • Do continue existing friendships with families and friends of prospective student-athletes. • Do send recommendation letters, newspaper clippings or similar information about prospective studentathletes to Aggie coaches. Here are a few ways that an Aggie booster may help: • Do invite a student-athlete to participate in non-profit, charitable or educational events. • .Do invite a student-athlete into your home for an occasional meal. • Do contact the NM State Athletic Compliance Office for approval prior to a student-athlete engaging in outside speaking or promotional activities. • Do pay a student-athlete the commensurate rate for actual and legitimate employment.



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