NMMI E-News 20 February 2015

Cadets are Highly Encouraged to Re-enroll Today!

March 13, 2015 is the early enrollment deadline (priority date).

Enrolling early allows you to take advantage of several incentives including:

  • Early consideration for scholarships
  • Pre-registration for fall classes
  • Priority consideration for Corps leadership positions and Cadre selection
  • Priority consideration for room and roommate of choice
  • AND a reduced re-enrollment fee ($75 instead of the standard $150 fee)

Simply return the attached 2015 Re-enrollment form to the Business Office (by the priority date, March 13, 2015) to take advantage of the reduced re-enrollment fee of $75.00 and other Corps incentives. If the form is received after March 13, the standard fee of $150.00 will apply. All re-enrollment fees will be applied towards fall tuition.

 

 

Spring Break Dates

Reminder: CADETS MAY NOT STAY ON CAMPUS DURING SPRING BREAK!

Spring Break begins after a cadet’s last scheduled class on Friday, 27 March and ends on 6 April at 1700 (5:00 PM)

Cadets and parents should expect bus departures from NMMI to Albuquerque Airport at 0600 (6 am) on Saturday, 28 March with return to NMMI from Albuquerque Airport on Monday, 6 April at 1800 (6 pm).

Please note NMMI does not manage holiday TRANSPORTATION; you must contact New Mexico Texas Coaches, LLC, or Galaxy Transportation for details and pricing.

NMMI provides a shuttle to Roswell airport with departures from campus on the same days and times for cadets departing from campus to Albuquerque (see previous paragraph for times). NMMI does not provide a shuttle for returning cadets after breaks from Roswell airport due to limited resources and multiple arrivals.

The bus companies are not responsible for delayed or cancelled flights and are not obligated to hold bus departures from the airport. We always recommend that cadets arrive at the airport well before bus departure times for return to Roswell.

New Mexico Texas Coaches, LLC 1-800-287-5466   http://www.1800buslimo.com

Galaxy Transportation, LLC – a local transportation company, will continue to provide limited transportation options to cadets during holiday breaks. Contact Michael Peacock, Operations Manager, at (575) 637-8550 or visit http://www.galaxyshuttles.com/nmmi.html for more information.

Sunshine Cab Company, (575) 910-3400, provides local transportation. The city of Roswell also operates local city buses and cadets in uniform may ride the city buses for free if they are in uniform.

CADETS / PARENTS / GUARDIANS: MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHICH COMPANY YOU PURCHASED TICKETS FROM. RETAIN RECEIPTS OR CONFIRMATION EMAILS YOU RECEIVE FROM THE BUS COMPANY.

 

 

Spring Break Early Departures/Late Returns

Cadets are not authorized to leave early or return late from Spring Break. The Faculty are not giving permission to miss class. If a cadet has a compelling reason to leave early or arrive late, it will be approved by the Office of the Commandant. Requests for exception to policy should be coordinated with your cadet’s Troop Leadership Advisor (TLA). Parents are being asked to provide written permission for High School cadets to miss class. Junior College cadets will provide their request/justification in writing to their TLA.

 

 

2015 Graduation Schedule of Events

*Please note that there will be separate Junior College and High School Commencement Ceremonies on 16 May.

Cadets who are not graduating may leave after their last final.  click here for the final exam schedule

 

FRIDAY 15 MAY 2015

Graduating Cadets MUST attend all rehearsals, inspections, and ceremonies and may only sign out on General Permit when attendance is not required at an event.

Graduating cadets may not take furlough during Commencement Week

0715 Commissionees assemble in Pearson
0800-0900 Commissioning/ 2LT Bar Pinning Ceremony – Pearson
0900-0930 Commissioning Reception-Band Room
1030-1130 Baccalaureate/ Celebration of Diversity – Pearson (Mandatory for all 1st and 3rd Class Graduates)
1200 Free DRC
1300 Regents Meeting (Lusk)
1500-1700 Academic, Leadership, and Physical Fitness Excellence Awards Ceremony -Pearson
1800 Commencement Speaker Reception @ Quarters 1 (By Invitation)
1810 Free SRC
1900 Movie call – Bates – Cadets Only

SATURDAY 16 MAY 2015

0630

Continental Breakfast for Corps – South Sally port of Saunders Barracks for 3rd Squadron, “Y” Room for 1st and 2nd Squadron
0800 JC Commencement – Pearson
0900-1200 Business Office Open
0915 Parents’ Club Reception for JC Graduates and Families –Band Room
1000 HS Commencement-Pearson
1115 Parents’ Club Reception for HS Graduates and Families –Band Room

 

Graduates can order invitations from Herff Jones.  You can call them at (575) 746-4574

 

 

Help the Corps of Cadets!

Help the Corps of Cadets support the Chaves County Cancer Fund! This Community Service event on the NMMI campus involves the entire Corps of Cadets and is designed to raise cancer awareness and support for victims of cancer in Chaves County. Donations can be made to NMMI Cadet Activities and mailed to 101 W College prior to 1 April. Activities over the 10 hour period will include music, sports competitions, and a barbecue and for the cadets. The Cancer Awareness March will be 7 March 2015.

NMMI E-News 6 February 2015

Recruits at Training

Congratulations to NMMI’s newest cadets!  They will be completing their 28-Day Milestone tomorrow.  Click here to read about the event.

 

2015 Graduation Schedule of Events

*Please note that there will be separate Junior College and High School Commencement Ceremonies on 16 May.

 

FRIDAY 15 MAY 2015

Graduating Cadets MUST attend all rehearsals, inspections, and ceremonies and may only sign out on General Permit when attendance is not required at an event.

Graduating cadets may not take furlough during Commencement Week

0715 Commissionees assemble in Pearson
0800-0900 Commissioning/ 2LT Bar Pinning Ceremony – Pearson
0900-0930 Commissioning Reception-Band Room
1030-1130 Baccalaureate/ Celebration of Diversity – Pearson (Mandatory for all 1st and 3rd Class Graduates)
1200 Free DRC
1300 Regents Meeting (Lusk)
1500-1700 Academic, Leadership, and Physical Fitness Excellence Awards Ceremony -Pearson
1800 Commencement Speaker Reception @ Quarters 1 (By Invitation)
1810 Free SRC
1900 Movie call – Bates – Cadets Only
SATURDAY 16 MAY 2015
0630 Continental Breakfast for Corps – South Sally port of Saunders Barracks for 3rd Squadron, “Y” Room for 1st and 2nd Squadron
0800 JC Commencement – Pearson
0900-1200 Business Office Open
0915 Parents’ Club Reception for JC Graduates and Families –Band Room
1000 HS Commencement-Pearson
1115 Parents’ Club Reception for HS Graduates and Families –Band Room

 Graduates can order invitations from Herff Jones.  

They will be on campus Tuesday, 17 February from 12 – 2 pm.  You can also call them at (575) 746-4574

 

Spring 2015 Scholarships Still Available for This School Year!

Cadets received the following information:

Attached is the Spring 2015 NMMI Supplemental Scholarship Application listing all scholarships still available for awarding in the 2014-2015 school year. If you would like to be considered for these available funds please review the list carefully. Select only those listings for which you qualify and have not already received an award and return to the NMMI Scholarship Office as soon as possible. The application can be emailed to finaid@nmmi.edu; mailed to NMMI Scholarship Office, 101 W. College Blvd., Roswell, NM 88201, or hand-delivered to the Scholarship Office in Lusk Hall. The NMMI Scholarship Office will review your submission on a first-come, first-served basis until all possible funds have been awarded.

If you have questions, please contact the Scholarship Office at 575-624-8174; 1-800-421-5376; or come by the Scholarship Office in Lusk Hall.

Please take note — the Financial Aid Office is now in Lusk Hall!

 

 

Congratulations Matchin Award Winners!

Matchin Awards Article
By: c/CPT Josh Hudgeons
Regimental Public Affairs Officer

On Saturday, January 24, the Corps of Cadets gathered in Pearson Hall Auditorium in order to recognize an elite group of the Best College New Cadets who received the distinguished Matchin Award. This award, given every January, is named after Tom O. Matchin, a former “TAC” Officer at the Institute who later obtained the position of Deputy Commandant. The Matchin Award has been a tradition since the year of 1980, honoring Tom O. Matchin while recognizing the cadets who continue the legacy of his valued leadership throughout the years. The ceremony on Saturday was a particularly special one; the great grandson of Tom O. Matchin, Cadet First Sergeant Haden Maloney, presented the awards to the recipients. In fact, this is the first time in 35 years that the award has been given by a member of the Corps of Cadets. Patricia Matchin, an English professor at the Institute and great granddaughter of Tom O. Matchin, says that her father “hopes this will be the start of a new tradition: a Maloney will be giving it, as a cadet, their senior year of HS”. Cadet Maloney has three siblings, one of whom is already a cadet (c/ Recruit Gavin Maloney), and two other waiting to enter the Corps “who will eventually have their turn to give the award. At least, that is our hope”.

2015 Matchin Award Winners

2015 Matchin Award Winners (Click to enlarge photo)

Alpha Troop: Thomas Snyder Bronco Golf Roswell NM
Bravo Troop: Alexander Howard Bronco Baseball Albuquerque NM
Charlie Troop: Robert Hazen Merchant Marine Academy Prep Naperville IL
Headquarters Troop: Anthony Fricker NMMI Regimental Band Peoria AZ
Echo Troop: William Jennings Helotes TX
Foxtrot Troop: Evanne Gellert Naval Academy Prep Phoenix AZ
Golf Troop: Gavin O’Donnell Naval Academy Prep Greenfield Township PA
Hotel Troop: Shannon Murray Air Force Academy Prep Rancho Santa Margarita CA
Kilo Troop: Taylor Dial Merchant Marine Academy Prep Poway CA
Lima Troop: Roberto Apodaca Albuquerque NM
Mike Troop: Oriana Naki SROTC Honolulu HI
November Troop: Robert Black Midland TX
Oscar Troop: Juan Carlos Ruvalcaba Romo Dallas TX

 

 

 

NMMI E-News 16 January 2015

Bates Hall Dining Facility Renovation Update

Please follow the link to read an update on the renovation to Bates Hall Dining Facility.

Also, cadets are encouraged to leave feedback concerning dining hall services on the following link:  https://nmmi.sodexomyway.net/people/feedback.html

 

Purchasing NMMI merchandise online

Sodexo Education maintains an online website for access to NMMI branded Cadet Store merchandise at http://nmmi.textbooktech.com/Information can be found there on textbooks (new, used, E-books, and the text rental program) as well as various merchandise including apparel, Alumni specific, and gifts. You may also navigate to the store website through the Commandant’s Homepage, Cadet Services and Support, NMMI Cadet Store.

 

NMMI Dispatch

Please read the latest NMMI Dispatch  articles

 

 

Help the Corps of Cadets!

Help the Corps of Cadets support the Chaves County Cancer Fund! This Community Service event on the NMMI campus involves the entire Corps of Cadets and is designed to raise cancer awareness and support for victims of cancer in Chaves County. Donations can be made to NMMI Cadet Activities and mailed to 101 W College prior to 1 April. Activities over the 10 hour period will include music, sports competitions, and a barbecue and for the cadets. The Cancer Awareness March will be 7 March 2015.

 

 

Spring Break Dates

Reminder: CADETS MAY NOT STAY ON CAMPUS DURING SPRING BREAK!

Spring Break begins after a cadet’s last scheduled class on Friday, 27 March and ends on 6 April at 1700 (5:00 PM)

Cadets and parents should expect bus departures from NMMI to Albuquerque Airport at 0600 (6 am) on Saturday, 28 March with return to NMMI from Albuquerque Airport on Monday, 6 April at 1800 (6 pm).

Please note NMMI does not manage holiday TRANSPORTATION; you must contact New Mexico Texas Coaches, LLC, or Galaxy Transportation for details and pricing.

NMMI provides a shuttle to Roswell airport with departures from campus on the same days and times for cadets departing from campus to Albuquerque (see previous paragraph for times). NMMI does not provide a shuttle for returning cadets after breaks from Roswell airport due to limited resources and multiple arrivals.

The bus companies are not responsible for delayed or cancelled flights and are not obligated to hold bus departures from the airport. We always recommend that cadets arrive at the airport well before bus departure times for return to Roswell.

  • New Mexico Texas Coaches, LLC 1-800-287-5466 http://www.1800buslimo.com
  • Galaxy Transportation, LLC – a local transportation company, will continue to provide limited transportation options to cadets during holiday breaks. Contact Michael Peacock, Operations Manager, at (575) 637-8550 or visit http://www.galaxyshuttles.com/nmmi.html for more information.
  • Sunshine Cab Company, (575) 910-3400, provides local transportation. The city of Roswell also operates local city buses and cadets in uniform may ride the city buses for free if they are in uniform.

CADETS / PARENTS / GUARDIANS: MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHICH COMPANY YOU PURCHASED TICKETS FROM. RETAIN RECEIPTS OR CONFIRMATION EMAILS YOU RECEIVE FROM THE BUS COMPANY.

 

 

Welcome Chaplain Mace!

New Mexico Military Institute would like to welcome Major Chance Mace as the incoming Director of the Cadet Counseling Center and Institute Chaplain. He arrived at New Mexico Military Institute in July 2011, to serve as a Troop Leadership Advisor.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard Payne University, a Master of Divinity Degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and an Educational Specialist degree from Liberty University. His credentials also include and Associate of Science degree from El Paso Community College, certifications in Strong Bonds and Battle Mind counseling, and current endorsement by the North American Mission Board. Chance is also a graduate of the US Army Chaplain Officer Basic and Career Course, completing each with honors.  Chance has pastored churches in Texas, Louisiana, and Virginia, as well as working as a missionary in Uganda, Kenya, El Salvador, Honduras, and Mexico.

Chance has served as adjunct faculty, both at Howard Payne University and The University of Phoenix, teaching in the humanities departments.

As a United States Army Reserve Chaplain, Chance has served with the 90th Infantry Division, the 383rd Quartermasters Battalion, and the 647th Regional Support Group; as well as deploying as a Chaplain to Iraq and Afghanistan with both the 1st Armored Division and the 4th Infantry Division.

Chance’s military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/M device, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the NATO Medal (ISAF), and the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster.

An El Paso, Texas native, he is married to Virginia Mace and has 3 daughters.

Happy Holidays from NMMI

As we head into our winter break, on behalf of all of NMMI, we wish you a very Happy Holiday and a wonderful New Year!

View our holiday greeting here  and see what a “gift” NMMI has been for our cadets in 2014–thanks to all of you.

Many warm regards!

Parent E-News 4 December

December Graduation Webcast

The December Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony will be held on Friday, December 19th at 2:00 pm Mountain Daylight Time.  Parents who wish to view the ceremony via live webcast may do so by going to the NMMI home page then clicking on the Parents link on the left side of the page:

http://www.nmmi.edu/parents/index.htm

The recorded webcast will be available for viewing from December 20th until January 15th.

 

 

DON’T WAIT!  MAKE HOLIDAY TRAVEL PLANS TODAY!

CADETS MAY NOT STAY ON CAMPUS DURING CHRISTMAS OR SPRING BREAKS!

Please note NMMI does not manage holiday transportation, you must contact New Mexico Texas Coaches, LLC or Galaxy Transportation for details and pricing.

The bus companies are not responsible for delayed or cancelled flights and are not obligated to hold bus departures from the airport. We always recommend that cadets arrive at the airport well before bus departure times for return to Roswell.

Cadets and parents should expect bus departures to Albuquerque Airport at:

  • 0600 (6 am) on Friday, 19 December with return to NMMI from Albuquerque Airport on Sunday, 11 January at 1800 (6 pm), and
  • 0600 (6 am) on Saturday, 28 March with return to NMMI from Albuquerque Airport on Monday, 6 April at 1800 (6 pm) for Spring Break.

NMMI provides a shuttle to Roswell airport with departures from campus on the same days and times for cadets departing from campus to Albuquerque (see previous paragraph for times). NMMI does not provide a shuttle for returning cadets after breaks from Roswell airport due to limited resources and multiple arrivals.

ALL CADETS RIDING ANY BUS FROM NMMI ON 19 DECEMBER WILL GATHER IN BATES DINING HALL BEGINNING AT 0500 (5 AM) TO BE CHECKED OFF OF THE BUS COMPANY MANIFESTS AND DIRECTED TO BOARD THE VEHICLES.

New Mexico Texas Coaches, LLC  1-800-287-5466  www.1800buslimo.com

Galaxy Transportation, LLC – a local transportation company, will continue to provide limited transportation options to cadets during holiday breaks. Contact Michael Peacock, Operations Manager, at (575) 637-8550 or visit http://www.galaxyshuttles.com/nmmi.html for more information.

Sunshine Cab Company, (575) 910-3400, provides local transportation. The city of Roswell also operates local city buses and cadets in uniform may ride the city buses for free if they are in uniform.

CADETS / PARENTS / GUARDIANS:  MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHICH COMPANY YOU PURCHASED TICKETS FROM.  RETAIN RECEIPTS OR CONFIRMATION EMAILS YOU RECEIVE FROM THE BUS COMPANY.

NMMI DOES NOT MANAGE BUS SERVICES.

 

ALL CADETS ARE REQUIRED TO FILL OUT THE  CHRISTMAS FURLOUGH SIGN OUT FORM

 

Returning from Christmas Break

Cadets selected for leadership positions (cadre) for training new cadets are requested to return for training on Sunday, 4 January.  NMMI regular business hours begin Monday, 5 January.  New cadets matriculate on Wednesday, 7 January.  When possible, old cadets should return on Thursday, 8 January to allow time to be prepared for classes to start first thing on Monday, 12 January.  All cadets planning to use the bus services from airports may still arrive as scheduled on Sunday evening, 11 January.  Remember these buses will depart from the airport at 1800 (6pm) so all arrivals should be well prior to that time.  No cadet may arrive prior to Sunday, 4 January.

 

 

Transcript Information

As of 08 December 2014, all transcripts for current students will be held until final grades are in the system. This is the day we turn on final grading and academic standing (Academic suspension, probation, etc.) rules go into effect. As final grades are being entered by your instructors, you (as well as your parent) may see a status such as “Academic Suspension” or “Academic Probation” in Self-Service. Be aware that the status you may see is NOT final until ALL grades have been entered and processed.

For all who are on a “Financial Hold” stop, transcripts will not be sent until that is cleared by the Business Office.

MAJ Chris Wright, NMMI, Registrar

Phone: 575.624.8071/chris.wright@nmmi.edu

 

 

 

Bates Hall (Dining Facility) Update

A considerable amount of work was done over Thanksgiving break that included electrical work, demolition, and taking the steam kettles and steam dishwashing machine offline.  Over the final 19 days of the semester the kitchen area will be impacted as we enter the next phase of construction.    We are using paper products during this phase while the scullery is down.  Sodexo, our food service contractor, has adjusted the menus to compensate for the loss of bulk steam kettle capability.  We anticipate new bulk kettles arriving later this week with other new systems being rebuilt or replaced in conjunction.  A cleaning crew came in after the latest work over the break with Sodexo also providing extra cleaning on Sunday, 30 November.  Our contractor is responding to additional requirements as they are identified.   The Commandant’s staff will also adjust the mandatory meal schedule through Finals week if necessary; however, this will not affect every cadet’s ability to obtain the full menu at each meal.  Early in the spring semester we will transition to a new dining hall, kitchen, and scullery. The dining hall will have all new finishes, stage, tables, air conditioning, lighting, and improved acoustics. The kitchen will have new appliances and be designed for an increase in production. The new dish machine and scullery will be moved to the west side of the building along with new tray return carts. All of this to bring a higher quality dining service in 2015.

 

 

Oversize/Overweight packages to cadets

The NMMI Post Office and mail room has a limited capacity to accept oversize and overweight deliveries for cadets.  Please do not send oversize or overweight items that cadets cannot maintain in their individual rooms.  Some examples of unauthorized items include weight lifting sets, refrigerators and coffee pots, heaters, fans, mattresses, art work, instruments, large computers/monitors, and fragile or unnecessary civilian clothing.  Additionally, the cadet barracks have a very limited temporary storage capability.  A list of authorized items can be found in the parent package guidance on the Commandant’s webpage (http://www.nmmi.edu/cmdt/Index.htm).  General guidance is to avoid packages in excess of 40 lbs. or 8 cubic feet or larger in size (one cubic foot is defined as the volume of a cube with sides of one foot (0.3048 m) in length).  If bulky or overweight items arrive that cannot be handled by post office personnel the item may be refused and returned to sender.  A written policy will be published in early 2015 to address specifics.

NMMI E-News 11 November 2014

Cadets of the Month for November and December

The Commandant would like to congratulate the following cadet Cadets of the Month.  They will represent NMMI in the local community for November and December.

SUNRISE ROTARY: Cadet Sergeant Daniel Marquez. Cadet Marquez is a second year cadet, and a Squad Leader for Golf Troop. He is currently on the Superintendent’s List. Cadet Marquez is a member of the Colt football and track teams, and is currently a state champion in track for the 4×400 meter relay.  He is a graduate of Cadre Training. Cadet Marquez is from Garden Grove, CA.

KIWANIS CLUB: Cadet Sergeant First Class Sierra Bruner. Cadet Bruner is a fourth year cadet. She is currently on the Superintendent’s List. Cadet Bruner has been a captain for the Physical Training Team, a member of the NMMI Science Olympiad and the Judo Club, and the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the NMMI Constabulary. She is from Longmont, CO.

ALTRUSA: Cadet First Sergeant Amira Hindi. Cadet Hindi is a fourth year cadet, and the First Sergeant for Charlie Troop. She is currently on the Superintendent’s List. Cadet Hindi is a member of the NMMI Colt cross country team, swim team, track team, and the NMMI Pentathlon club.  She is also the Vice President of the NMMI chapter of National Honor Society. Cadet Hindi is a graduate of Cadre Training. She is from Albuquerque, NM.

ROSWELL ROTARY: Cadet Staff Sergeant Spencer Lane. Cadet Lane is a third year cadet and a Squad Leader for Kilo Troop.  He is currently on the Superintendent’s List. Cadet Lane is a Platoon Sergeant for the NMMI JROTC Mustang Battalion, a team captain for the NMMI Colt cross country team, and a graduate of Cadre Training. He is from Sandia Park, NM.

 

All of these cadets were chosen because they excel in academics, physical readiness, and leadership.

 

 

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NMMI Summer Camp Operations Accredited by the American Camp Association

NMMI has been officially informed that it has been accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) for Summer Camp Operations. Brigadier General Richard V. Geraci, Commandant of Cadets, said that the accreditation site visit on 18 June 2014 was the concluding step in a sequence of collaborative actions with the American Camp Association Southwest Region that had begun nearly 12 months before the visit. During the visit, the accreditation team focused on NMMI’s highly successful Junior Leadership Camps.  ACA accreditation status is solid proof of NMMI’s commitment to a safe environment with high standards in every aspect of Summer Camp Operations and activities conducted during June and July at NMMI.  ACA accreditation serves as an educational tool and industry benchmark for NMMI. Accreditation formally recognizes NMMI’s planning and execution for summer operations, highlighting the dynamic training and staff development that has culminated in the implementation of high quality camp policies, procedures, and practices.

 

COL Richard Megahan, Deputy Commandant for Operations who spearheaded NMMI’s efforts, stated that the accreditation visit focused on key aspects of camp operations, particularly those related to program quality, and the health and safety of campers and staff. 30 mandatory standards and 200 sub-standards requiring written documentation were analyzed by the team during the accreditation visit.  The accreditation team used industry-accepted and government-recognized standards for Program Design, Operational Management, Human Resources, Health & Wellness, Site and Food Service, Aquatics, Program Trips, and Transportation.

 

The main purpose of the ACA-accreditation program is to educate camp directors in the administration of camps, to achieve operational excellence and continuous program design improvement. The accreditation program also insures NMMI camps are committed to a safe, nurturing environment for campers; have caring, competent adult role models; provide healthy, developmentally appropriate experiences for campers; promote service to the community; facilitate opportunities for camper leadership and personal growth, discovery, experiential education, and learning opportunities.  COL Megahan is an ACA certified camp director.

 

Geraci said that the ACA accreditation now gives NMMI an additional avenue of national exposure, not only for future campers, but for prospective cadets.  ACA accreditation assists the public in selecting camps that meet their needs. ACA’s camp database will now provide parents with eleven separate ways to search for NMMI’s ACA-accredited camps, activities, and programs. ACA accreditation compliments NMMI’s rich history, reputation for academic excellence, emphasis on physical fitness, and focus on leadership and character development.

 

 

 

Register for Spring Classes!

Spring semester registration has begun.  All cadets should now be able to register, and the Registrar will make updates to the course schedule daily.  Cadets can check www.nmmi.edu/reg for changes.  This static schedule will be updated weekly.

Encourage your cadets to register as soon as possible to avoid class closures.  Also, if your cadet is not returning next semester, please inform your cadet’s Troop Leadership Advisor as soon as possible!

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Break Guidance

Thanksgiving Break begins after class on 22 November. The Commandant has updated the Thanksgiving Sign Out Form.  All cadets must read and comply with the items on the form, and turn in a signed copy as the check out. Barracks will re-open on 29 November at 1700 for cadets needing to return early.

All cadets who elect to leave early or return late must provide written explanation/email through the TLA/SLA for approval. High School Cadets must have parents provide written explanation or send the email. That explanation must include reason for early departure or late return (i.e. transportation arrangements) with specific details, and acknowledgement that missing classes may jeopardize the grade for any missed classes.

Cadets who fail to follow this process will be carried as AWOL.

 

 

Cadet Tour Credit Over Thanksgiving

Cadets may earn up to 20 hours of tour credit over Thanksgiving break by performing community service. 10 of these hours may be converted to merits. A cadet who sees the opportunity to improve their deportment situation over Thanksgiving break has the opportunity to use those tour credits for merits. The ratio is one hour of tour credit equals three merits. Cadets must submit tour credit on company or organization letterhead, with a phone number, to their TLA upon return from break. The deadline to turn in Tour Credit is 5 December.

 

 

Transcript Mailings

As NMMI is closed over the Christmas/New Year’s holiday period, be aware that the Registrar’s office does come in to process the transcripts built/requested. We will have postage on hand to cover those transcripts ordered between now and 19 December.
For cadets – you must put in your transcript requests now so we can build them and get postage for those transcripts. Transcripts ordered while you are on Christmas break will probably not get sent until after 6 January 2015.

For parents – if you know your son or daughter will need transcripts for scholarships, next school, applications etc., please encourage them to come in and complete that request prior to finals week. Once the postage that we pre-order is gone, no transcripts go out until after the school re-opens in January 2015.

 

 

Cadet Class Photos

To view your cadet’s class photo, please follow the link below. All directions for logging into the site are listed on the webpage, and you will need the cadet number.

http://www.childressphotography.com/garth/index2.php#/info2/1/

NMMI E-News 24 October 2014

ANNOUNCEMENT ON EBOLA

22 October 2014

As a boarding school that attracts students from all over the world and sends students on a variety of state, national, and international programs, NMMI carefully tracks international current events to make sure we are prepared to support our cadets. We are monitoring the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and in the areas of the U.S. where it has appeared, and our Health Services team, in coordination with local and state health officials, is taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our cadets, faculty and staff.

Although the risk of contracting Ebola is extremely low, our medical staff is trained and ready to respond quickly to any infectious disease outbreak. Knowing that NMMI cadets and families travel all over the world, our health services team is carefully monitoring the campus community. We are following recommendations from the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as those from state and local departments of health and professional health organizations for independent schools, colleges, and universities.

What follows are some frequently asked questions and answers about Ebola:

What is Ebola?
Ebola is a severe, often fatal, disease, discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There have been a number of outbreaks since its identification. The current outbreak has been ongoing in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for several months.

How is Ebola transmitted?
It is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads from human to human through direct contact, as when broken skin or mucous membranes come into contact with blood, bodily secretions, or needles contaminated with infected bodily fluids. Ebola is NOT airborne, food-borne, or waterborne. A person is infectious to others only when they have symptoms of illness.

What are the symptoms of Ebola?
Symptoms begin abruptly with fever, malaise, and headache, with diarrhea about five days later. Symptoms usually occur 8–10 days after direct contact with bodily substances of an infected person. The incubation period may be up to 21 days, but does not extend beyond this.

What happens if a cadet, faculty, or staff member who has been exposed to Ebola gets seriously ill?
In the unlikely event that this situation arises, we would follow the recommendations of the New Mexico Department of Public Health — if the cadet knows that he or she was exposed to a person with Ebola within the previous 21 days. It is important to stress that even if cadets coming from one of the affected areas in West Africa or an area in the U.S. where Ebola has appeared report what appear to be relevant symptoms (fever, headache, diarrhea), these individuals are not considered a suspected case unless they have known exposure to Ebola.

What does a cadet, faculty or staff member do if he or she starts to feel sick?
If a cadet, faculty, staff member or family member experiences symptoms of any infectious illness (including flu) before coming to campus after a break, they should delay their return until they have recovered and are no longer contagious. If they experience signs of illness while on campus, especially fever, vomiting, or diarrhea; severe pain or weakness; or unusual bleeding or bruising, they should consult promptly with NMMI’s Health Services staff at the Marshall Hall infirmary (575-624-8235)

Where can I get more information?
The Centers for Disease Control
New Mexico Department of Health
World Health Organization
Carl K Hansen
CW3, US Army Ret
Director of Marketing/Public Information Officer

 

ACCORDING TO THE CDC FLU ACTIVITY MOST COMMONLY PEAKS BETWEEN DECEMBER AND FEBRUARY; HOWEVER, SEASONAL FLU ACTIVITY CAN BEGIN AS EARLY AS OCTOBER AND CONTINUE TO OCCUR AS LATE AS MAY.
PLEASE GET A FLU SHOT!

 

 

 

 

 

DON’T WAIT! MAKE HOLIDAY TRAVEL PLANS TODAY!

CADETS MAY NOT STAY ON CAMPUS DURING THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, OR SPRING BREAKS!
Please note NMMI does not manage holiday transportation, you must contact New Mexico Texas Coaches, LLC for details and pricing.

The bus companies are not responsible for delayed or cancelled flights and are not obligated to hold bus departures from the airport. We always recommend that cadets arrive at the airport well before bus departure times for return to Roswell.  PLEASE CALL THE BUS COMPANY FOR DEPARTURE AND RETURN TIMES.

NMMI provides a shuttle to Roswell airport with departures from campus on the same days and times for cadets departing from campus to Albuquerque (see previous paragraph for times). NMMI does not provide a shuttle for returning cadets after breaks from Roswell airport due to limited resources and multiple arrivals.

Sunshine Cab Company, (575) 910-3400, provides local transportation. The city of Roswell also operates local city buses and cadets in uniform may ride the city buses for free if they are in uniform.

Galaxy Transportation, LLC – a local transportation company, will continue to provide limited transportation options to cadets during holiday breaks. Contact Michael Peacock, Operations Manager, at (575) 637-8550 or visithttp://www.galaxyshuttles.com/nmmi.html for more information (see enclosed flier for more information).

NMMI DOES NOT MANAGE BUS SERVICES

 

 

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

Fall 2014 final exam schedule can be found under the announcements section of the Registrar’s webpage: http://www.nmmi.edu/reg/
Transcripts may also be ordered from this page.

 

NMMI E-News 13 October 2014

Corps of Cadets Rewarded for Outstanding Performance 

Corps of Cadets,

Congratulations on your outstanding support and performance throughout all of the homecoming events last week and over the weekend.

I am authorizing a Free Rev on Wed morning and cancelling Drill. Since mid-terms are this week, I hope that cancelling drill and a free rev will assist you in doing your very best on your tests.

I personally received many compliments from visiting alumni about Silver Taps, the Parade, Flame Guard, Band, Drill Team, Spirit Squad, Vocal Ensemble, the Colt and Bronco Athletes, and the general appearance, military bearing and courtesy of the Corps. Our cadets assisting with the Open House also did an excellent job.

Good Luck on your mid-terms and have a great week.

Richard (Rick) V. Geraci ‘ 75 JCG
Brigadier General, US Army (Ret)
Commandant of Cadets /Dean of Students

 

 

Cadet Soloists Receive Awards

Four cadet vocal soloists performed well at the recent Southeastern New Mexico Music Educators Assn. District Solo & Ensemble Festival hosted by Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM. High school students from all over southeastern New Mexico were judged by a panel of distinguished collegiate judges.

First year cadet Nicholas Renner, a HS Senior from Santa Fe, NM, received an “Excellent – 2+ Division” rating. Cadet Shayna Nichols, a HS Junior from Roswell, NM, and first year cadet William Schaller, a HS Freshman from Artesia, NM, earned “Superior – 1st Division” ratings. Cadet PFC Andrew Volgenin- Kulikoff, a HS Senior from Northbend, WA, topped-out with a “Superior – 1+ Division” rating.

Superior Division winners were awarded blue ribbon medallions, and those receiving Excellent Division ratings were awarded signed certificates of recognition. The next opportunity for cadet musical recognition will be during the upcoming New Mexico Music Educators Association All-State Auditions which will be held on 20 OCT at ENMU/Portales.

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR!

Attached is the Fall 2014 NMMI Supplemental Scholarship Application listing all scholarships still available for awarding in the 2014-2015 school year.

 

If you would like to be considered for these available funds please review the list carefully. Select only those listings for which you qualify and have not already received an award and return to the NMMI Scholarship Office as soon as possible.

 

The application can be:

  • E-mailed to finaid@nmmi.edu,
  • Mailed to NMMI Scholarship Office, 101 W. College Blvd., Roswell, NM 88201, or
  • Hand-delivered to the Scholarship Office in Luna Hall.

 

The NMMI Scholarship Office will review your submission on a first-come, first-served basis until all possible funds have been awarded.

If you have questions, please contact the Scholarship Office at (575) 624-8174; 1-800-421-5376; or come by the Scholarship Office in Luna Hall.

 

 

 

Don’t Wait!  Make Holiday Travel plans TODAY!

CADETS MAY NOT STAY ON CAMPUS DURING THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, OR SPRING BREAKS!

Please note NMMI does not manage holiday transportation, you must contact New Mexico Texas Coaches, LLC for details and pricing.

The bus companies are not responsible for delayed or cancelled flights and are not obligated to hold bus departures from the airport. We always recommend that cadets arrive at the airport well before bus departure times for return to Roswell.

Cadets and parents should expect bus departures to Albuquerque Airport at:

  • 0600 (6 am) on Saturday, 22 November with return to NMMI from Albuquerque Airport on Sunday, 30 November at 1800 (6 pm) for Thanksgiving,
  • 0600 (6 am) on Friday, 19 December with return to NMMI from Albuquerque Airport on Sunday, 11 January at 1800 (6 pm), and
  • 0600 (6 am) on Saturday, 28 March with return to NMMI from Albuquerque Airport on Monday, 6 April at 1800 (6 pm) for Spring Break.

NMMI provides a shuttle to Roswell airport with departures from campus on the same days and times for cadets departing from campus to Albuquerque (see previous paragraph for times). NMMI does not provide a shuttle for returning cadets after breaks from Roswell airport due to limited resources and multiple arrivals.

Sunshine Cab Company, (575) 910-3400, provides local transportation. The city of Roswell also operates local city buses and cadets in uniform may ride the city buses for free if they are in uniform.

Galaxy Transportation, LLC – a local transportation company, will continue to provide limited transportation options to cadets during holiday breaks. Contact Michael Peacock, Operations Manager, at (575) 637-8550 or visithttp://www.galaxyshuttles.com/nmmi.html for more information (see enclosed flier for more information).

NMMI DOES NOT MANAGE BUS SERVICES

 

 

Final Exam Schedule

Fall 2014 final exam schedule can be found under the announcements section of the Registrar’s webpage: http://www.nmmi.edu/reg/

 

Transcripts may also be ordered from this page.

 

 

 

 

 

Infirmary Notes

Medical Care Packages. Effective immediately, the Infirmary is no longer able to order over-the-counter (OTC) medication for your cadet from the pharmacy. Please send care packages to your cadets with OTC’s to help with cold and flu symptoms, allergy medications, upset stomach and diarrhea, headaches, and muscle pain and stiffness.

Additionally you may consider sending Kleenex, personal hand sanitizers, and other small items to make cold and flu season easier on them.
Flu Shots.   Flu shots are available to cadets in the infirmary at any time and are free for cadets. Please encourage your cadet to come in and receive their flu shots.

 

Eyewear. Walmart Vision Source will be on campus at the infirmary every fourth Thursday of the month to adjust cadets eyeglasses at no charge.

 

 

 

Big News for our dinings services!

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NMMI E-News 3 October 2014

It has come to the attention of NMMI administration that an unaffiliated alumni organization is attempting to distribute scholarship proceeds to cadets by making payment to NMMI as a co-payee. In order to accept such funds from this organization, New Mexico law requires there to be a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the organization, which there is not. Persons interested in seeking scholarship or other financial aid may visit the NMMI Financial Aid office which is able to support many cadets each year through an integrated process, taking into account all sources of available aid.

Carl K Hansen
CW3, US Army Ret
Director of Marketing/Public Information Officer

 

 

NMMI Financial Aid and Scholarships

NMMI offers a variety of merit-based and need-based scholarships.  Please see the attached flyer.

 

From the Commandant

Thank you for a great Family Weekend!  A few parents asked for a copy of the attached memo concerning the transition of cadets from RATs to New Cadets.  I thought there might be more parents who wanted a copy.  Please click here to read it.

 

Homecoming Week Schedule of Events

Click here for your printable copy of the week’s events.

The dress code for the Homecoming dance is Summer “A” for cadets.  Females are authorized to wear an appropriate dress.  Dresses must be knee-length, no plunging neck lines or bare midriff.  No jeans, flip-flops, or tennis shoes are allowed.  Male civilians may attend in slacks and a collared shirt.

The Homecoming dance is for cadets and their civilian dates only.

 

Infirmary Notes

Medical Care Packages Effective immediately, the Infirmary is no longer able to order over-the-counter (OTC) medication for your cadet from the pharmacy. Please send care packages to your cadets with OTC’s to help with cold and flu symptoms, allergy medications, upset stomach and diarrhea, headaches, and muscle pain and stiffness. Additionally you may consider sending Kleenex, personal hand sanitizers, and other small items to make cold and flu season easier on them.

Flu Shots Flu shots are available to cadets in the infirmary at any time and are free for cadets. Please encourage your cadet to come in and receive their flu shots.

Eyewear.  Walmart Vision Source will be on campus at the infirmary every fourth Thursday of the month to adjust cadets eyeglasses at no charge.

Serena Skinner, RN, BSN
Health Services Administrator
NMMI Marshall Infirmary
skinner@nmmi.edu
(575)624-8235 – office
(575)624-8237 – fax

 

Final Exam Schedule

Fall 2014 final exam schedule can be found under the announcements section of the Registrar’s webpage: http://www.nmmi.edu/reg/

Transcripts may also be ordered from this page.

NMMI E- News 19 September

Family Weekend Schedule of Events

Please download the printable schedule:  Family Weekend Schedule of Events

 

Infirmary News

Thursday September 25 the specialists from Walmart Vision Source will be at the infirmary at 1600 to adjust any glasses and help with repairs for cadets. They will be here every fourth Thursday of the month at 1600 for this service to our cadets.

 

Serena Skinner, RN, BSN
Health Services Administrator
NMMI Marshall Infirmary
skinner@nmmi.edu

(575)624-8235 – office
(575)624-8237 – fax

 

Cadet Leaders Meet with Dining Facility StaffSODEXO1

The cadet Inspector General (IG), Quartermaster, and Squadron and Troop Executive Officers (XOs) met with the Deputy Commandant for Support (DCS) and Sodexo food service management today over lunch in Bates Hall to discuss their role in representing their units, reporting cadet concerns, and better understanding the challenges of food service operations in a dining facility undergoing a $9M renovation while providing meals to nearly 900 cadets.

The DCS explained the overall concept of how the Dining Facility staff are organized, the reason and purpose for the temporary dining set up and subsequent changes, and how he is the liaison between cadets, staff and faculty with our food service contractors. The General Manager provided copies of the state health inspection describing full compliance in with the operation as a result of the 16 September 2014 inspection, and the Sodexo Healthwise Better Tomorrow Plan that describes reducing vegetable oils, saturated fats, salt and sugar, and purchasing healthier options when available. He also detailed the process that is required to investigate any health related complaint. The Operations Manager and Chef then led the group through the food service operation from the receiving dock to cold and dry storage, kitchen and bakery, and dishwashing area while briefing how food is received, stored, and prepared. Fresh fruits (not frozen), industry standard liquid eggs, fresh meats and vegetables, drink service, and other aspects of food storage and preparation were addressed with many questions from the cadets answered. Managers described their duty day, accessibility for cadets, and recommendations for how to address requests for variety or changes to the menu.

SODEXO2The Commandant’s staff, working closely with the Director of Facilities and the project contractors, will continue to address issues as they come up. The major renovation of the most used facility on the NMMI campus can be stressful, but the payoff will be a world-class facility providing food service, uniform issue, contract laundry and dry cleaning, and a multi-use area that will continue to showcase New Mexico Military Institute.

 

 

Uniform Challengesuniforms

The CEO and Director, Military Sales, Hanover Uniform Company visited NMMI today. The Commandant discussed the challenges with fitting and issuing uniforms to approximately ½ of the Corps of Cadets each August, and the broad range of sizes from new cadets, ages 13 to 23, male and female, and college athletes.

While touring our temporary uniform issue area, these two dress blue jackets were side-by-side on the rack ready for issue to new cadets. One is size 60XXL and the other is size 30.  This illustrates the challenges we have every year in fitting our cadets in a timely manner.  Neither NMMI nor Hanover can maintain unlimited levels of inventory so projections are made in February, based on historical norms, to support August matriculation.  Every year we must special-order sizes on either end of the spectrum, often in sizes that have to be manufactured in very small quantities with express shipping back to us to support the 21-Day milestone, Fall Family Weekend, and Homecoming.  We understand some of our parent’s concerns on getting uniforms to cadets in a timely manner, and continue to strive to take care of every cadet as quickly as possible.

 

 

Academic Excellence Dinner

The Academic Excellence Dinner to celebrate cadets who were on the Dean’s List or Superintendent’s List the previous semester. It will be held at 5:30 pm Mountain time on September 25th.

Parents who wish to view the ceremony via live webcast can do so by going to this web link: http://www.nmmi.edu/parents/index.htm.

The recorded webcast will also be available for viewing after that date via a link on the same webpage.

 

Holiday Transportation

As described in each Parent Packet mailed out over the summer, two local companies provide airport transportation during the periods when cadets are not permitted to remain at NMMI (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break).

New Mexico Texas Coaches, LLC (1-800-287-5466) and Galaxy Transportation will provide holiday airport transportation for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring breaks.

During the holiday breaks cadets are not permitted to remain in the barracks since there are no services (barracks supervision, medical support, or food services). The details governing cadet holiday buses will be published on the Parent E-News and NMMI Website by 1 September 2014. Please note NMMI does not manage holiday transportation, you must contact New Mexico Texas Coaches, LLC for details and pricing. The bus companies are not responsible for delayed or cancelled flights and are not obligated to hold bus departures from the airport. We always recommend that cadets arrive at the airport well before bus departure times for return to Roswell.

Cadets and parents should expect bus departures to Albuquerque Airport at 0600 (6 am) on Saturday, 22 November with return to NMMI from Albuquerque Airport on Sunday, 30 November at 1800 (6 pm) for Thanksgiving, 0600 (6 am) on Friday, 19 December with return to NMMI from Albuquerque Airport on Sunday, 11 January at 1800 (6 pm), and 0600 (6 am) on Saturday, 28 March with return to NMMI from Albuquerque Airport on Monday, 6 April at 1800 (6 pm) for Spring Break.

NMMI provides a shuttle to Roswell airport with departures from campus on the same days and times for cadets departing from campus to Albuquerque (see previous paragraph for times). NMMI does not provide a shuttle for returning cadets after breaks from Roswell airport due to limited resources and multiple arrivals.

Sunshine Cab Company, (575) 910-3400, provides local transportation. The city of Roswell also operates local city buses and cadets in uniform may ride the city buses for free if they are in uniform.

Galaxy Transportation, LLC – a local transportation company, will continue to provide limited transportation options to cadets during holiday breaks. Contact Michael Peacock, Operations Manager, at (575) 637-8550 or visithttp://www.galaxyshuttles.com/nmmi.html for more information (see enclosed flier for more information).

NMMI DOES NOT MANAGE BUS SERVICES