NMMI News – Summer Edition

REPORT DATES FOR FALL 2015

  • Cadre – 1200 on 26 July
  • Early Return for Cadets on Disciplinary Probation – 1200 on 29 July (PLEASE INFORM THE COMMANDANT’S OFFICE IF YOU PLAN TO RETURN EARLY FOR DP)
  • Incoming New College Cadets – 5 August (report times by last name)
  • Incoming New High School Cadets – 6 August (report times by last name)
  • Returning Cadets – 1200 on 10 August (there WILL be training for returning cadets)

 

 

ATTENTION RETURNING CADETS

Please note that the PT / running shoe policy will change next year. Only ALL BLACK shoes will be authorized for ALL cadets. All new cadets will be issued all black New Balance shoes in the fall. The same shoes will also be available for purchase in the Cadet Store. All returning cadets must have one pair of all black running shoes that may be leather or breathable fabric. Laces, trim, etc. must be all black. “Zip high tops” and athletic shoes with exposed individual toes or with bright colored laces or trim are unauthorized. The 2015-16 Blue Book and Uniform SOP will also reflect this change.

 

WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK!

NMMI is a member of the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS) which consists of 44 independent military colleges and schools (7 Senior Military Colleges, 5 Military Junior Colleges, and 30 College Preparatory Schools/Academies). While the programs offered by these schools are varied, all members share the belief that the military education model has a dramatic and positive impact on the lives of our cadets. In an effort to help our schools meet the needs of future parents, AMCSIS has created a survey directed toward parents of current military school students.

Please take a moment to answer a short survey concerning which factors played a role in your decision to send you child to NMMI: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2bZyLof1PIADbut

There are 20 questions, and the data gathered by the anonymous surveys will be collated and returned to the individual school. The data will help NMMI’s Marketing and Admissions officers to better understand how they can help future parents with their military school decisions.

Thank you for your continued support for NMMI!

 

ANNOUNCEMENT!

Please click here to read about BG Geraci’s next position as President of the Leavenworth Regional Catholic Schools and Principal at Immaculata High School in Leavenworth, Kansas

Join NMMI in congratulating BG Geraci!

 

March/April NMMI Dispatches

Please click here to read the most recent NMMI Dispatches.

Active Shooter Drill In Progress

REMINDER:  NMMI is conducting an Active Shooter Drill today. This is the culminating event of the annual Corps of Cadets Campus Safety Training. This drill will be as realistic as possible, and will include participation by the Chaves County First Responder community. Some cadets have been selected to participate in local medical center training exercises that are being held as a part of NMMI’s drill. THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.

NMMI E-NEWS 1 MAY 2015

 

 

NMMI TO CONDUCT ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILL

On Tuesday, 5 May NMMI will conduct an Active Shooter Drill. This is the culminating event of the annual Corps of Cadets Campus Safety Training. This drill will be as realistic as possible, and will include participation by the Chaves County First Responder community. Some cadets will be selected to participate in local medical center training exercises that are being held as a part of NMMI’s drill. IT IS ONLY A DRILL.

 

CHANGE TO PT SHOE POLICY – FALL 2015

Please note that the PT / running shoe policy will change next year.  Only ALL BLACK shoes will be authorized for ALL cadets All new cadets will be issued all black New Balance shoes in the fall.  The same shoes will also be available for purchase in the Cadet Store.  All returning cadets must have one pair of all black running shoes that may be leather or breathable fabric.  Laces, logos, trim, etc. must be all black.

The 2015-16 Blue Book and Uniform SOP will also reflect this change.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT NMMI DOES NOT HANDLE END OF YEAR TRANSPORTATION.

NON-GRADUATING CADETS MAY LEAVE AFTER THEIR LAST FINAL, AND FINALS END 13 MAY.  PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR CADET ON THEIR EXAM SCHEDULE

 

 

GRADUATION SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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 Finals 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 Grads)
1200 Free DRC
1300 Regents Meeting (Lusk)
1500-1700 Academic, Leadership, and Physical Fitness Excellence Awards Ceremony -Pearson
1810 Free SRC
1900 Movie call – Bates – Cadets Only
SATURDAY 16 May 2015
COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES
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
1400 All Cadets must be cleared and departed from campus
GRADUTING CADETS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE FURLOUGH AFTER THEIR LAST FINAL.  THEY MAY TAKE GENERAL PERMIT AROUND REQUIRED INSPECTIONS AND EVENTS.

 

ALL CADETS MUST TURN IN THEIR LAPTOPS PRIOR TO DEPARTING CAMPUS FOR THE SEMESTER.  

A FINANCIAL HOLD FOR THE VALUE OF THE LAPTOP (APPROXIMATELY $1600) WILL BE PLACED ON THE CADET’S ACCOUNT UNTIL THE LAPTOP IS RETURNED OR THE HOLD IS PAID.  THE HOLD WILL PREVENT TRANSCRIPTS FROM BEING MAILED.

 

 

 

FROM THE REGISTRAR – END OF TERM ACTIONS

Cadets were sent the following information:

As of 4 May 2015, 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 and or diplomas will not be sent until that is cleared by the Business Office.

 

FOR GRADUATES:

  • If you have changed your follow-on school or have not yet notified us of your school, now is the last chance to do this. Your next school will be printed on the commencement program.
  • If you are not going to walk at graduation, let us know. We want to be sure we have the correct address to mail your diploma home.
  • JC graduates must take the CAAP test to graduate. This is not optional.
  • If grades/actions prevent you from graduating, you will receive a letter.
  • All graduate and graduate-by-transfer cadet records will be taken to the Board of Regents for approval.
  • If you have any questions, stop by our area in Lusk Hall (2nd Floor).

 

 

END OF YEAR INFIRMARY INFORMATION

Cadets must pick up any medications that are being held at the infirmary prior to leaving campus for summer break. Controlled medications must be one of the last items picked up prior to departure. Any medications left over will be sent for destruction.

 

 

FINAL GRADES, TOURS, and SUSPENSION POLICY

Cadets must complete the last scheduled day of classes and if suspended/dismissed on or before that day they will receive a WP/WF (college) or W (high school) on their transcript.

  • High school cadets will receive withdrawal grades for the gaining school to use for transfer.
  • If a cadet is suspended after the last day of classes (1530 hours), but before or during finals the cadet will receive a final grade for the class computed with a zero grade for finals not yet completed.
  • Any cadet suspended or dismissed prior to graduation will not graduate with his/her class.
  • Suspended cadets must regain good standing to receive their diploma.
  • Cadets who complete all course requirements, including final exams, will receive letter grades on their transcripts for all courses completed. However, if a cadet completes all work toward a high school diploma or associate degree but is dismissed or suspended just prior to graduation but after the last day of classes, that cadet will not receive his/her diploma or degree, nor take part in graduation. The transcript will be annotated “Met NMMI requirements for graduation. Diploma not awarded. Cadet withdrew.”
  • A cadet otherwise eligible to return to NMMI at any time, may regain “good standing” upon the recommendation of the Commandant (if deportment) or the Academic Dean (if academic) with the approval of the Superintendent/President.

NMMI E-News 13 March 2015

Great News!

The Early Re-Enrollment deadline (priority deadline) has been extended until 24 March!

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

• Early consideration for scholarships (scholarship committee meets in February)
• 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)

Click here for the 2015 Re-enrollment Form.  Return it to the Business Office by the new priority date, March 24, 2015, to take advantage of the reduced re-enrollment fee of $75.00 and other Corps incentives. If the form is received after March 24th the standard fee of $150.00 will apply.

All re-enrollment fees will be applied towards fall tuition. Re-enroll today!!

 

Schedule of Events for Family Weekend/Spring Open House

Here is the program for this weekend’s events.  Saturday night there will be a Family Movie Call on Stapp Field!  The movie will be “Night at the Museum, Secret of the Tomb” and it will begin at 8:00 PM.  There will be a trailer selling snacks and drinks, so bring a blanket and join your cadet for movie night!

Please read the Transition to New Cadet Status memorandum from the Commandant.

 

 

There is Still Time!

Last weekend, the Corps of Cadets participated in their 9th annual Cancer Awareness March to raise money for the Chaves County Cancer Fund.  So far, they’ve raised $1,900 towards their Corps goal of $3,500.  You can still help!  Cadets will be collecting donations until 5 April, or you can send your donation in honor of the troop of your choice to 101 W College, Roswell, NM  88201.  Checks can be made to NMMI Cadet Activities.  A special thanks to all who  have donated!

 

 

Academic Excellence Dinner

The Academic Excellence Dinner to celebrate cadets who were on the Dean’s List or Superintendent’s List the previous semester will be held at 5:30 pm Mountain time on March 25, 2015. 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.

 

NMMI E-News 6 March 2015

Cadets of the Month

The Commandant would like to recognize the following cadets of the month. They will represent NMMI in the Roswell Community for the month of March:

SUNRISE ROTARY: Cadet Corporal Thomas Zamora. Cadet Zamora is a 4th year cadet, and a Team Leader for Charlie Troop. Cadet Zamora was a two-year member of the NMMI Goss Rifles Team and graduate of Cadre Training. He is from Socorro, NM.

ALTRUSA: Cadet First Sergeant Taylor Yarges. Cadet Yarges is a 4th year cadet, and a first sergeant for Hotel Troop. She is on the Commandant’s List. Cadet Yarges is a member of the NMMI Spirit Squad, and is a Ropes Course Facilitator. She is also the Etiquette Commander and the Battalion S-3. Cadet Yarges is a graduate of Cadre Training. She is from Roswell, NM.

KIWANIS CLUB: Cadet Command Sergeant Major Jet Murphy. Cadet Murphy is a 4th year cadet, and the Regimental Command Sergeant Major for the NMMI Corps of Cadets. He is currently on the Superintendent’s List. Cadet Murphy is the JROTC Mustang Battalion Commander, a member of the NMMI Honor Board, and a member of the NMMI Colt Soccer Team. Cadet Murphy is a graduate of Cadre Training and Squad Leader School. He is from Roswell NM.

ROSWELL ROTARY: Cadet First Sergeant Eric Fouratt. Cadet Fouratt is a 3rd year cadet, and a First Sergeant for Lima Troop. He is currently on the Commandant’s List. Cadet Fouratt is a member of the NMMI Goss Rifle team, and a member of the JROTC Mustang Battalion staff. Cadet Fouratt is a graduate of Cadre Training. He is from Roswell NM.

Congratulations to these cadets.  They were chosen because they excel in academics, physical readiness, and leadership.

 

 

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.

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 Family Weekend/NMMI Open House Schedule of Events

SATURDAY 14 MARCH 2015
SPRING OPEN HOUSE
Mini furlough for eligible cadets after parade
     
0600 Reveille – Centennial Flame Guard Posted Bronco Plaza
0620 – 0710 Breakfast Roll Call Bates
0645 – 0730 Open House Registration of High School and Junior College candidates and families VMV
0700 – 1300 PX open to all guests on Post.  
0700 – 1300 Game Room Coffee Bar open to all guests on Post.  
0700-0730 Registration of high school testers and families – VMV
0730-0800 Open House Registration of all other attendees VMV
0730-0800 Cadet Formal Room Inspections (parents are encouraged to observe)
0730 Open House  welcome and Overview VMV
0745 – 0945 Admissions testing for prospective high school candidates Willson Computer Lab(s)
0800-0945 Open House Guests Receive Briefings from Commandant and Superintendent VMV
0815-0845 Cadet Formal In-ranks Inspections (parents are encouraged to observe)
0900-0930 Platoon Drill Competition: (parents are encouraged to observe)1st Squadron-Pixie Field;2d Squadron- Hagerman;3d Squadron-Colt Field
0945-1015 Corps Best Squad-Drill-down competition Bronco Plaza (parents are encouraged to observe)
1000 – 1115 Tour of NMMI Begins at VMV
1000 Cadet Store open JRT
1000 – 1015 Changing of the Flame Guard Bronco Plaza (parents are encouraged to observe)
1040 Corps Forms for Parade  
1055 – 1105 Move to Stapp Parade Field  
1115  – 1200 Cadet Parade Stapp Parade Field
1200 – 1300 Free DRC Bates
1215 – 1315 Lunch for Open House guests VMV
1300 PX closes  
1300 Mini furlough sign out for eligible cadets  
1300 – 2200 General Permit eligible for Eligible Cadets (Uniform is Summer “A”)  
1315 – 1500 Admissions Interviews for high school candidates / Individual questions answered for Junior College candidates Meet at Lusk  Hall
1500 Cadet Store closes  
1805 Retreat  
1810 Free SRC  
2300 Taps – Flame Guard stands down  
     
SUNDAY 15 MARCH 2015
Uniform off post – Summer A
Cadets are encouraged to attend the religious services of their choice
 
 
0730 Reveille  
0815 Accountability Formation  
0830-1700 General Permits authorized if eligible (Uniform is Summer “A”)  
0830 Protestant Chapel Service, Alumni Memorial Chapel  
0900-1100 Brunch (Cadets only)  
1030 LDS cadets gather at the Bronco Statue for transportation to church.  
1300-1700 Tour Squad  
1700 General Permit/Mini Furlough ends  
1700 Catholic Mass, Alumni Memorial Chapel
1715 LDS Seminary with Elders Willson rm 215
1805 Retreat  
1810 SRC w/Formation  
1900-2130 Night Study Hall (NSH)  

Tour Squad is only voluntary for Cadets who have Family members present.

Cadets must make sure the Tour Squad Officer is aware of your situation.

Tour Squad is mandatory for all other cadets who have tours to march.

 

 

The Commandant will be Departing at the End of June

BG Richard V. Geraci, Commandant of Cadets and Dean of Students, will be departing at the end of his contract.  Click here to read his letter to the Superintendent, Faculty, and Staff.

 

 

Junior Leadership Camp Dates Set

NMMI will hold its annual Junior Leadership Camp (JLC) for students who have completed the 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grades.

Camp Highlights:

  • A full week’s schedule of academic and social activities
  • Low and High Ropes Course activities
  • Leadership Reaction Course activities
  • Science, Math, Foreign Language, Leadership, and Citizenship curriculum
  • Museum visits

Visit the JLC website for all details or to download forms for your student!

 

 

 

March Student Assistance Center News

Click here to read the latest from the Student Assistance Center.

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.

 

 

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.

March SAC News


Franklin Student Assistance Center has moved to Luna Hall!! Please feel free to stop by & tour our new home!

 

The Spring Family Open House is Saturday, March 14 starting at 7 a.m. in VMV Hall. SAC Counselors will be there to meet with you, answer your questions and participate as part of the interview team that afternoon.

 

NMMI’s Franklin Student Assistance Center will host the ACT ASPIRE test for all 5th class cadets on April 8, and 6th class cadets on April 9, 2015. The test will begin @ 8 a.m. in Cahoon Armory. This test replaces the ACT PLAN and EXPLORE that were given in previous years. The ACT ASPIRE is a paper/pencil test. Laptops, tablets and cell phones will not be allowed. For more information, see your SAC Advisor.

 

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!