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

 

 

NMMI News 12 September 2014

Dining Facility Update

From the Commandant:

We recognize that the current state of the Bates dining facility, caused by the renovation, does not provide the same pleasant dining experience for the cadets that they have become familiar with. The most significant challenge is that the lines are longer because the number of serving lines have been reduced. Even though there is enough time for all cadets to be served, some cadets do not want to wait in line and therefore leave.  There is absolutely no reason for any cadet to claim that they cannot get a proper meal. We are working on a plan to reduce the lines in the dining facility, and the cadets should see a difference next week.

Also, there is a growing perception among the cadets that the food quality is being affected by the renovation, and not up to standard. That is just not true. Since this perception exists, we have increased the quality control walkthroughs on the service lines and salad/deli bars before each meal to ensure the same quality and proper presentation. The Sodexo manager has also asked the chef to alter the menu with more popular entrees and the cadets’ favorite desserts.  We will also be asking cadets for their suggestions to improve the variety of foods.  The renovation of the dining facility will be an ongoing process over the school year, but will not affect a cadets ability to get three quality meals a day, plus a fourth meal, four nights a week.

At the completion of this project, our cadets will have the first class dining facility that they deserve!

 

 

Family Weekend Schedule of Events

THURSDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

1830-1930             Lady Colt Volleyball vs. Corona @ Godfrey Athletic Center (NMMI)

 

FRIDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

Modified Class Schedule

Uniform is Class C all day, including the Colt Football Game

0600                     Reveille

0620                      Breakfast Roll Call (BRC) with formation (Cadets Only)

0800-1125            Begin Abbreviated Class Schedule (Parents, please arrive with your cadet’s class schedule. You can access and print the schedule through Self-Service.)

0800-0825                1st  Period

0830-0855                 2nd Period

0900-0925                 3rd Period

0930-0955                 4th Period

1000-1025                   5th  Period

1030-1055                   6th  Period

1100-1125                    7th  Period

1140                       All Troops Form in Hagerman Box

1145                       March By with Band/Music for Parents, North side of VMV and Saunders Plaza

1200                      Free Dinner Roll Call (DRC) – (Cadets Only) (Released from vicinity Bates parking lot)

1200-1300             Orientation (Spanish) for family members, Mabee Lecture Hall

1230-1600             Faculty, coaches, SROTC, JROTC and TLAs will be available to meet with parents.

1230-1700             General Permits authorized for eligible cadets (Class C uniform)

1300-1630             Business office Open

1300 – 2200         Flame Guard posted

1715                       Guard Mount

1730                      Supper Roll Call (SRC) w/Formation (Class C Uniform)

1830                      Corps Forms for March On

1840                      March On (mandatory for all cadets)

1900                      Colt Football vs. Hot Springs– NMMI Field (Cadets may sit with their families second half)

2200                      Taps

SATURDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

Uniform is Summer A all day

MINI FURLOUGH WEEKEND – August New Cadets Not Eligible

0600                     Reveille

0630-0730           BRC (cadets only)

0700                     Centennial Flame Guard Posted – Bronco Plaza

0700-1130            Luna Hall Open

0730                      Parents Reception (light refreshments), Information, presentations by administration – Luna Hall

0730-0800           Corps prepares for training

0800-1000           Faculty, Coaches, SROTC, JROTC are available by appointment (please call to set up)

0800-1600           Museum open

0800-1045            Corps Training (Parents invited to observe)

0800-0830           DRI inspection (Parents invited to observe)

0830-1100            Business Office Open –Business Office Portable

0830-0840           Break

0845-0915            In-Ranks Inspection (Parents invited to observe)

0900-1400           Cadet Store Open

0915-0925            Break

0930-1000            Best Platoon Drill Competition (Parents invited to observe)

1000                      Changing of the Flame Guard – Bronco Plaza (Families/guests are welcome to observe)

1015-1045             Best Squad Competition (Hagerman)(Parents invited to observe)

1045-1100             Break

1100                       Corps Forms for Parade (Summer A Uniform)

1115-1200              Parade honoring families and Constitution Day, Stapp Field

1200                      New Cadet Recognition Ceremony in Hagerman Barracks (Families/guests are welcome)

1230                      Free Dinner Roll Call (DRC) for cadets in good standing (Cadets only)

1230-2100           General Permit for New Cadets (Summer A uniform)

1300                      Colt JV Football vs. Roswell High JV-Colt Field

1300                      Mini furlough sign out for old cadets if eligible

1300- 1700           Tour Squad***

1715                       Guard Mount

1730-1820           Free SRC for Cadets in Good Standing

2000                    Outdoor Movie Call - open to cadets and families (Stapp Field) - Bring your picnic blanket to sit on!  There will be refreshments for sale

2300                      Taps

SUNDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

Uniform is Summer A all Day

Cadets are encouraged to attend the religious service of their choice

0730                      Reveille

0815-0830            Accountability Formation

0830                      Collective Protestant Service with Chaplain Musgrave in the Chapel

0830                      LDS cadets gather at the Bronco Statue for transportation to church

0830-1700            General Permit (Uniform is Summer A)

0900-1200            Free Brunch

0930-1030            Catholic Mass in Alumni Chapel

1300-1700             Tour Squad

1730                       LDS Seminary with Elders, Willson Hall, RM 215

1805-1855             SRC w/Formation/Retreat

1900-2130             Night Study Hall

2200                      Taps

 

 

MONDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

NO CLASSES

Eastern NM State Fair Parade

Uniform is Summer A

0600                     Reveille

0620                     BRC W/ Formation

0800                     Fair VIP breakfast (DLC)

0900                     Corps Accountability and Uniform Inspection

0930                     Move Corps to Main Street – SUGGEST PARENTS POSITION THEMSELVES ON WEST SIDE OF MAIN ST. BETWEEN COLLEGE AND SECOND STREET

1000                     Fair Parade Starts – Corps will Move Out when directed to by Deputy Commandant for Support

1045                      Fair Parade Ends at West End of Sears’ Parking Lot, after turning right on Reed Street

1045-1115              Water break, Sear’s parking lot

1115                        Corps begins march back to NMMI

1215                       Corps Accountability in Bates/Dow parking lot

1215                       Free DRC

1215-2100            General Permit for eligible cadets

1300-1900            Shuttle Bus to Fair from Lusk Hall on the hour

1300-1700             Mandatory Tour Squad

1330-2030            Shuttle Bus to NMMI from Fairground main entrance on the half hour

1800                      Free SRC

1900-2100            Mandatory Tour squad, No NSH, No 4th Meal

2030                      Last bus leaves the Fairground

2130                      Corps Accountability Formation

2200                      Taps

***TOUR SQUAD IS VOLUNTARY 27, 28, 29 SEPTEMBER FOR CADETS WHO HAVE FAMILY/ GUESTS HERE FOR FAMILY WEEKEND. IT IS MANDATORY FOR OTHER CADETS.

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

 

NMMI E-News 5 September 2014

Cadets of the Month

The Commandant of Cadets would like to congratulate the following Cadets of the Month.  They will represent NMMI in the local community for the month September:


SUNRISE ROTARY: 

Cadet Sergeant First Class Gerardo Tueme Mendoza. Cadet Tueme Mendoza is a 3rd year cadet, and a Platoon Sergeant for Alpha Troop. He is on the Superintendent’s List, the NMMI Colt swimming team, and the fencing club. He is also a graduate of Cadre Training. Cadet Tueme Mendoza is from Torreón, Coahuila, México.

KIWANIS CLUB:
Cadet First Sergeant Krimhilda Garibay Carranza.; Cadet Garibay Carranza is a 3rd year cadet, and a First Sergeant for Foxtrot Troop. She is on the Superintendent’s List. Cadet Garibay Carranza is a member of the HSJROTC Battalion Staff and the Cadet Ambassador Program, and Cadre Training. She is from Caborca, Mexico.

ALTRUSA:
Cadet Sergeant First Class Elise Coakley. Cadet Coakley is a 4th year cadet, and a Platoon Sergeant for Bravo Troop. She is on the Superintendent’s List. Cadet Coakley is a member of the NMMI Colt Track team, is a graduate of Commandant Squad Leader School; NCO Development training, and Cadre Training. She is from Ruidoso, NM.

ROSWELL ROTARY:
Cadet Sergeant First Class Haden Maloney. Cadet Maloney is a 4th year cadet, and a First Sergeant for Golf Troop. He is on the Commandant’s List. Cadet Maloney is a team captain for the NMMI Colt football and baseball teams. He is a member of the NMMI Regimental Color Guard and the Science Olympiad. He is from Roswell, NM
All of these cadets were chosen because they excel in academics, physical readiness, and leadership.

Family Weekend Schedule of Events

THURSDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

1830-1930             Lady Colt Volleyball vs. Corona @ Godfrey Athletic Center (NMMI)

 

 

FRIDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

Modified Class Schedule

Uniform is Class C all day, including the Colt Football Game

 

0600                     Reveille

0620                      Breakfast Roll Call (BRC) with formation (Cadets Only)

0800-1125            Begin Abbreviated Class Schedule (Parents, please arrive with your cadet’s class schedule. You can access and print the schedule through Self-Service.)

0800-0825                1st  Period

0830-0855                 2nd Period

0900-0925                 3rd Period

0930-0955                 4th Period

1000-1025                   5th  Period

1030-1055                   6th  Period

1100-1125                    7th  Period

1140                       All Troops Form in Hagerman Box

1145                       March By with Band/Music for Parents, North side of VMV and Saunders Plaza

1200                      Free Dinner Roll Call (DRC) – (Cadets Only) (Released from vicinity Bates parking lot)

1200-1300             Orientation (Spanish) for family members, Mabee Lecture Hall

1230-1600             Faculty, coaches, SROTC, JROTC and TLAs will be available to meet with parents.

1230-1700             General Permits authorized for eligible cadets (Class C uniform)

1300-1630             Business office Open

1300 – 2200         Flame Guard posted

1715                       Guard Mount

1730                      Supper Roll Call (SRC) w/Formation (Class C Uniform)

1830                      Corps Forms for March On

1840                      March On (mandatory for all cadets)

1900                      Colt Football vs. Hot Springs– NMMI Field (Cadets may sit with their families second half)

2200                      Taps

 

SATURDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

Uniform is Summer A all day

MINI FURLOUGH WEEKEND – August New Cadets Not Eligible

 

0600                     Reveille

0630-0730           BRC (cadets only)

0700                     Centennial Flame Guard Posted – Bronco Plaza

0700-1130            Luna Hall Open

0730                      Parents Reception (light refreshments), Information, presentations by administration – Luna Hall

0730-0800           Corps prepares for training

0800-1000           Faculty, Coaches, SROTC, JROTC are available by appointment (please call to set up)

0800-1600           Museum open

0800-1045            Corps Training (Parents invited to observe)

0800-0830           DRI inspection (Parents invited to observe)

0830-1100            Business Office Open –Business Office Portable

0830-0840           Break

0845-0915            In-Ranks Inspection (Parents invited to observe)

0900-1400           Cadet Store Open

0915-0925            Break

0930-1000            Best Platoon Drill Competition (Parents invited to observe)

1000                      Changing of the Flame Guard – Bronco Plaza (Families/guests are welcome to observe)

1015-1045             Best Squad Competition (Hagerman)(Parents invited to observe)

1045-1100             Break

1100                       Corps Forms for Parade (Summer A Uniform)

1115-1200              Parade honoring families and Constitution Day, Stapp Field

1200                      New Cadet Recognition Ceremony in Hagerman Barracks (Families/guests are welcome)

1230                      Free Dinner Roll Call (DRC) for cadets in good standing (Cadets only)

1230-2100           General Permit for New Cadets (Summer A uniform)

1300                      Colt JV Football vs. Roswell High JV-Colt Field

1300                      Mini furlough sign out for old cadets if eligible

1300- 1700           Tour Squad***

1715                       Guard Mount

1730-1820           Free SRC for Cadets in Good Standing

2000                    Outdoor Movie Call - open to cadets and families (Stapp Field) - Bring your picnic blanket to sit on!  There will be refreshments for sale

2300                      Taps

 

 

SUNDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

Uniform is Summer A all Day

Cadets are encouraged to attend the religious service of their choice

 

0730                      Reveille

0815-0830            Accountability Formation

0830                      Collective Protestant Service with Chaplain Musgrave in the Chapel

0830                      LDS cadets gather at the Bronco Statue for transportation to church

0830-1700            General Permit (Uniform is Summer A)

0900-1200            Free Brunch

0930-1030            Catholic Mass in Alumni Chapel

1300-1700             Tour Squad

1730                       LDS Seminary with Elders, Willson Hall, RM 215

1805-1855             SRC w/Formation/Retreat

1900-2130             Night Study Hall

2200                      Taps

 

 

MONDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

NO CLASSES

Eastern NM State Fair Parade

Uniform is Summer A

0600                     Reveille

0620                     BRC W/ Formation

0800                     Fair VIP breakfast (DLC)

0900                     Corps Accountability and Uniform Inspection

0930                     Move Corps to Main Street – SUGGEST PARENTS POSITION THEMSELVES ON WEST SIDE OF MAIN ST. BETWEEN COLLEGE AND SECOND STREET

1000                     Fair Parade Starts – Corps will Move Out when directed to by Deputy Commandant for Support

1045                      Fair Parade Ends at West End of Sears’ Parking Lot, after turning right on Reed Street

1045-1115              Water break, Sear’s parking lot

1115                        Corps begins march back to NMMI

1215                       Corps Accountability in Bates/Dow parking lot

1215                       Free DRC

1215-2100            General Permit for eligible cadets

1300-1900            Shuttle Bus to Fair from Lusk Hall on the hour

1300-1700             Mandatory Tour Squad

1330-2030            Shuttle Bus to NMMI from Fairground main entrance on the half hour

1800                      Free SRC

1900-2100            Mandatory Tour squad, No NSH, No 4th Meal

2030                      Last bus leaves the Fairground

2130                      Corps Accountability Formation

2200                      Taps

 

***TOUR SQUAD IS VOLUNTARY 27, 28, 29 SEPTEMBER FOR CADETS WHO HAVE FAMILY/ GUESTS HERE FOR FAMILY WEEKEND. IT IS MANDATORY FOR OTHER CADETS.

National Campus Safety Awareness Month

“New Mexico Military Institute will observe National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM) throughout the month of September, 2014, in conjunction with the Clery Center’s initiative of promoting safety and security education and awareness across all US college and university campuses.

NCSAM is just one of a series of training events and activities conducted at NMMI throughout the academic year. NMMI joins colleges and university across the county in September in following the Clery Center monthly template of week-by-week orientation events:

  • Week 1, 1-5 September, is dedicated to Dating Violence Awareness
  • Week 2, 8-12 September, is dedicated to Sexual Violence Awareness
  • Week 3, 15-19 September, is dedicated to Emergency Preparedness
  • Week 4, 22-26 September, is dedicated to Fire Safety Awareness.

Each of these weeks of focused awareness will feature programs led by cadet leaders to reinforce the importance of campus safety among all members of the Corps.”

 

 

From the Chaplain

The Sunday Services, 0830 Protestant  service  and 1700 Catholic Mass,  are going well with new cadets getting on board by volunteering to assist in the leadership of the services, serving as lectors, readers, servers and generally making both services a community effort.

Please remember, that our priest will be at the Alumni Chapel on Sundays at 1630 for Reconciliation.

The Ecumenical Cadet Bible Study starts this week, September 7,  at 1805 on the patio with pizza and soft drinks.   Cadets may miss SRC for this event, but must Sign-in for accountability.    The event is a bit “Eclectic” and is led by cadets.   The event varies from, all music, a short meditation, sometimes we break into two or more groups to study a topic or passage,  and sometimes we have a movie.   It is always a time to relax and pray.

Catholic confirmation also kicks off at 1805 on Sunday, September 7, as well….  Confirmation class meets in the Chapel Conference room at the same time as the Cadet Bible Study. For Information Contact LTC Umberger at 575 624-8178

LDS seminary meets on the second floor of Wilson Hall during this time also:  Contact LTC Kitchen at 575 624-8177 for more information.

This year we are starting a Jewish organization meeting that will meet on Friday evenings.

We are also starting a Muslim organization meeting that will also meet on Friday evening.

For information on the New Mexico Military Institute’s religious program, please contact Chaplain Musgrave at 575-624-8211 or Email at: musgrave@nmmi.edu

 

 

Infirmary News

The infirmary staff is coordinating with the NM Department of Health to update the immunizations of all cadets. All vaccination records will be reviewed by the NMDoH and shot clinic will be scheduled in late September and early October to administer any vaccines that are missing. If you have not provided a current shot record to the infirmary please fax one in to 575-624-8237.

The flu vaccine will be available starting in mid-late September. Cost for cadets to receive the vaccine free of charge.

If you have not provided a copy of medical insurance to the infirmary please fax it to 575-624-8237. If there is no insurance on file any charges incurred with become the responsibility of the cadet.

Cold and Flu season is already here. Help your kids by reminding them to wash their hands frequently, cover coughs, use hand sanitizer and to be seen at the infirmary if they are feeling bad. Cold relief medications will be provided in the infirmary limited amounts.

Medications that are ordered through the pharmacy including over the counter cold relief will be charged to their cadet accounts. These charges can be identified as an “infirmary charge” on their account but are charged through the Sav-On Pharmacy.

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

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

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Parent E-News 22 August 2014

21 Day Milestone Schedule of Events 

PLEASE NOTE!  

Parents of Colt Football, and Bronco Volleyball cadets, your cadets will be off campus on Saturday, 30 August.  Football will return to campus Saturday evening and Volleyball will return to campus Sunday.  They will not participate in Milestone events, but they will have time on Sunday and Monday to visit with family visitors.

The end of the 21 Day period for the Recruits at Training (RATs) is an important milestone for cadets attending NMMI. The end of the 21 Day period marks the day RATs are recognized for their hard work and receive their first privileges. However, before they are given new privileges, they must complete the obstacle course and fitness factory, demonstrating their improved physical readiness, confidence, team work and high motivation. The morning events end with a Corps formation and acknowledgement of their accomplishment by the Regimental Commander.

(General Permit is time off campus with parents.  New cadets are NOT authorized overnight stays until after the 10 week mark of classes)

Saturday, 30 August 2014

0550                   Reveille

0530                   Early BRC for training area set up

0600                   Breakfast Roll Call with formation

0650                   Corps formation on Stapp Field, Movement of Corps to first station

0700                   Food trailer operational at Obstacle Course (Coffee, breakfast items for sale for family/guests)

0715-1100        Obstacle Course, First Aid Training,  and Fitness Factory. (Family and guests invited to follow cadet’s troop)

0800-1145        Luna Hall / Museum open

0900-1300        Cadet Store (JRT) and PX open for family and guests

1000-1115        Movement of Corps back to barracks area upon completion of all stations

1115-1140        Personal Time

1145-1200        Ceremony in Hagerman Barracks.  Uniform will be Summer Class A (All parents and families invited)

1200                   Free Dinner Roll Call for cadets in good standing

1200-1700        General permits for Cadets.  Uniform for all cadets will be Summer Class A

1715                   Retreat and SRC formation, march to Bates

1715-1800        SRC

1830                   Corps forms for March On. Uniform is Summer Class A.

1900 – UTC      Bronco Football Game (Colt Field) – mandatory for the Corps of Cadets.  (All parents and families invited).  RATS may sit and visit with parents during second half at the game.

All troops will have an accountability formation immediately after the game.

 

Sunday 31 August 2014

0815                    Accountability Formation

0830-1700      General Permit for Cadets.  Uniform for all cadets will be Summer Class A.

0830                   Protestant Services in Alumni Chapel.

1700                   Catholic Services in Alumni Chapel

1800                   Supper Roll Call Formation

 

Monday 01 September 2014

Labor Day – offices closed / no classes

0830-1630        General Permit for Cadets.  Uniform for all cadets will be Summer Class A.

1700                   SRC Formation

2130                   4th Meal

Information on Cadet Computers

Please read the following handouts on Cadet issued laptops

Laptop Introduction 

Fact Sheet

 

 

 

What are Bronco Bux?

Bronco BuX

New Mexico Military Institute is pleased to offer – Bronco BuX – a convenient, secure way to make cashless purchases on campus while enrolled at NMMI. Bronco BuX can be purchased by anyone who wishes to add value to their Student ID card and utilize these funds to make purchases in your NMMI Cadet Store, The PX Grill, and Game Room Coffee Shop.

 

How Do They Work?

Your Bronco Bux account works like a debit card. The account allows you to draw upon pre-deposited funds to purchase books, school supplies, health and beauty items, food and snacks throughout campus. Having Bronco Bux is a great way to have the money you’ll need without carrying cash.

 

How to Purchase?

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to ensure your cadet’s school needs are covered  by requesting a deposit slip and mailing it along with your check or paying in person at the Sodexo main office. You may also add value anytime by debit/credit card at https://nmmi.campuscardcenter.com. Funds transferred into Bronco Bux by debit/credit cards are available to cadets instantly and check deposits on the business day received.

 

 

Attention All Old and New Colt Athlete Parents!

NMMI is a member of the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA).  Our high school athletic teams fall under the rules established by the NMAA, which provide guidance for all and coaches and teams participating in interscholastic competition.  Every school is expected to have an Athlete Code of Conduct, which promotes sportsmanship.  If your cadet participates in high school athletics, please review the briefing here.  Coaches will discuss this code of conduct in more detail with your cadets.  If you have any questions please contact your cadet’s coach.

 

Click for NMMI Colt Head Coach Info

 

 

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

 

 

Family Weekend

The NMMI Corps of Cadets will march in the Eastern New Mexico State Fair Parade on Monday, 29 September here in Roswell.  They will be released on general permit at noon on Monday if they are in good standing.  A full schedule of events will be released soon.

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Parent Orientation

For parents of new cadets who were unable to attend the Matriculation day Parent Orientation, you can find a copy of it here.

Also – for parents who asked during the parent orientation:  the issued computers WILL have webcams.

 

Old Cadets Report to Campus

Old cadets, Yearlings, and Break in Service Cadets should arrive no later than 1200 on Wednesday, 13 August to matriculate.  Cadets should take care of any outstanding business, such as purchasing new uniform items, or setting up rooms on after completing matriculation  Training will begin 15 August and classes will begin 18 August.  All returning cadets MUST participate in training.

 

Any cadets that have not paid their balance by Matriculation will be placed on financial hold until the account is paid in full. Being on hold means that transcripts and grades will be withheld as per school policy.

Cadets cannot return for the fall semester until the balance is paid in full.

You may make payments online at http://www.nmmi.edu/business/index.htm, mail a check, or you can call the NMMI cashier at (575) 624-8081. If you have any questions or concerns, call your Financial Advisor. Their information is listed below

Advisors are assigned by last name:

A to C – (575)624-8082
D to G – (575)624-8406
H to L – (575)624-8083
M to O – (575)624-8084
P to S – (575)624-8077
T to Z – (575)624-8089

What are Bronco Bux?

Bronco BuX

New Mexico Military Institute is pleased to offer – Bronco BuX – a convenient, secure way to make cashless purchases on campus while enrolled at NMMI. Bronco BuX can be purchased by anyone who wishes to add value to their Student ID card and utilize these funds to make purchases in your NMMI Cadet Store, The PX Grill, and Game Room Coffee Shop.

 

How Do They Work?

Your Bronco Bux account works like a debit card. The account allows you to draw upon pre-deposited funds to purchase books, school supplies, health and beauty items, food and snacks throughout campus. Having Bronco Bux is a great way to have the money you’ll need without carrying cash.

 

How to Purchase?

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to ensure your cadet’s school needs are covered  by requesting a deposit slip and mailing it along with your check or paying in person at the Sodexo main office. You may also add value anytime by debit/credit card at https://nmmi.campuscardcenter.com. Funds transferred into Bronco Bux by debit/credit cards are available to cadets instantly and check deposits on the business day received.

 

NMMI NO LONGER PROVIDING MEDICAL INSURANCE

Please read the memo concerning proof of medical insurance.  Cadets may jeopardize their ability to remain at NMMI without it!

 

Attention All Old and New Colt Athlete Parents!

NMMI is a member of the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA).  Our high school athletic teams fall under the rules established by the NMAA, which provide guidance for all and coaches and teams participating in interscholastic competition.  Every school is expected to have an Athlete Code of Conduct, which promotes sportsmanship.  If your cadet participates in high school athletics, please review the briefing at http://www.nmmi.edu/athletics/documents/2014-2015Pre-SeasonMeetingdraft.pdf.  Coaches will discuss this code of conduct in more detail with your cadets.  If you have any questions please contact your cadet’s coach.

NMMI Colt Head Coaches Contact Information
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NMMI Services Update

Bates Dining Hall Renovation. The $8.5M renovation of Bates began during Spring Break last semester. Remodeling and construction will proceed through this School Year. Food service operations will continue to serve the Corps, Staff, and Faculty throughout this multi-phased process. Sodexo, our food service contractor, has been working closely with Bradbury Stamm Company (NM General Contractor of the Year (Assoc. Gen Contractors of America), Oldest General Contractor in NM (1923), and one of the top 25 Contractors in the Southwest (Engineering News-Record), and various local and regional sub-contractors to ensure that the impact of the quality and quantity of food service is uninterrupted. Returning and New Cadets will find that a portion of the dining hall has been set up for meals while other portions of the facility are in degrees of renovation. We do expect that until new air conditioning and heating systems, a finished new kitchen, and major improvements are made Bates Hall may not be ideal at times but the final outcome will be an exciting enhancement to the entire NMMI experience in our most used facility on campus. This process will continue with final completion of the entire facility including food service for over 1,000 customers, a new upstairs cadet store, Laundromat, Dry Cleaning and Laundry vendor operation, and uniform and alterations areas by June 2015. In the interim, the Cadet Store will continue to operate in the JRT Hall and the contract Dry Cleaning and Laundry vendor will continue operations in Marshall Hall Infirmary basement as they have since Spring Break 2014. NMMI is also involved in all ongoing updates and decisions with a team consisting of the Chief of Staff, Director of Facilities, and the Deputy Commandant for Support.

Hagerman and Saunders Barracks. As always, the summer is a busy time while NMMI supported multiple boarding camps, day camps, and the New Mexico Senior Olympics. Major maintenance projects also occur in this timeframe and included woodwork and iron work re-painting, faucet and carpet replacements, carpet cleaning and woodwork repairs, re-roofing of Saunders Barracks, and other routine projects.

Lusk Hall. The Lusk Hall (Administration headquarters building) renovation continues. The expected completion date will be the end of fall semester with return of staff to the building expected in January 2015. In the meantime, the Superintendent’s office, Business Office, Registrar, and Student Advising Center will continue operations in temporary buildings in the Dow Hall parking lot on the southwest corner of campus.

 

Class Rings

Herff Jones will be on campus 19 August from 11 am to 2 pm.  Cadets who ordered rings in May need to stop by their table outside the PX (on the VMV side) to make sure their ring is exactly as they ordered it.  Cadets who did not order in May can do so at this time as well.  If you have any questions please call them at (575) 746-4574.

 

Revised Tuition Refund Brochure

The Business office has released an updated Tuition Reimbursement Brochure.  Click here to view.

 

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 visit http://www.galaxyshuttles.com/nmmi.html for more information (see enclosed flier for more information).

 

NMMI DOES NOT MANAGE BUS SERVICES

 

 

21 Day Milestone Schedule of Events 

The end of the 21 Day period for the Recruits at Training (RATs) is an important milestone for cadets attending NMMI. The end of the 21 Day period marks the day RATs are recognized for their hard work and receive their first privileges. However, before they are given new privileges, they must complete the obstacle course and fitness factory, demonstrating their improved physical readiness, confidence, team work and high motivation. The morning events end with a Corps formation and acknowledgement of their accomplishment by the Regimental Commander.

(General Permit is time off campus with parents.  New cadets are NOT authorized overnight stays until after the 10 week mark of classes)

Saturday, 30 August 2014

0550                   Reveille

0530                   Early BRC for training area set up

0600                   Breakfast Roll Call with formation

0650                   Corps formation on Stapp Field, Movement of Corps to first station

0700                   Food trailer operational at Obstacle Course (Coffee, breakfast items for sale for family/guests)

0715-1100        Obstacle Course, First Aid Training,  and Fitness Factory.  (Family and guests invited to follow cadet’s troop)

0800-1145        Luna Hall / Museum open

0900-1300        Cadet Store (JRT) and PX open for family and guests

1000-1115        Movement of Corps back to barracks area upon completion of all stations

1115-1140        Personal Time

1145-1200        Ceremony in Hagerman Barracks.  Uniform will be Summer Class A (All parents and families invited)

1200                   Free Dinner Roll Call for cadets in good standing

1200-1700        General permits for Cadets.  Uniform for all cadets will be Summer Class A

1715                   Retreat and SRC formation, march to Bates

1715-1800        SRC

1830                   Corps forms for March On.

1900 – UTC      Bronco Football Game (Colt Field) – mandatory for the Corps of Cadets.  RATS may sit and visit with parents during second half at the game.  All troops will have an accountability formation immediately after the game.  Uniform is Summer A.

 

Sunday 31 August 2014

0815                   Accountability Formation

0830-1700        General Permit for Cadets.  Uniform for all cadets will be Summer Class A.

0830                   Protestant Services in Alumni Chapel.

1700                   Catholic Services in Alumni Chapel

1800                   Supper Roll Call Formation

2130                   4th Meal

 

Monday 01 September 2014

Labor Day – offices closed / no classes

0830-1630        General Permit for Cadets.  Uniform for all cadets will be Summer Class A.

1700                   SRC Formation

2130                   4th Meal

 

 

Family Weekend

The NMMI Corps of Cadets will march in the Eastern New Mexico State Fair Parade on Monday, 29 September here in Roswell.  They will be released on general permit at noon on Monday if they are in good standing.  A full schedule of events will be released soon.

Parent E-News – Year-End Information

Graduation Invitations, Class Rings for Next Year

Anyone wanting information on graduation invitations, or rings for next year’s 1st and 3rd class cadets, please call Herff-Jones at (575) 746-4574

 

From the Registrar – End of Term Actions

Cadets were sent the following information on May 1st: FOR CADETS NOT RETURNING NEXT FALL:

  1. No transcripts go out from NMMI unless you order/request them. Prep transcripts for funded preps are already built, others ordered are built. This is critical for SROTC cadets and graduates.
  2. If you owe the school money, no transcripts go out, no diplomas get released.
  3. Around 12 May we will turn on the Academic Standing Rules (Supe list/Dean list/Cmdt list/Good standing/AcPro/AcSuspend) as these must be turned on prior to any entry of final grades. Once this is on – no more transcripts go out until end-of-term (28 May 2014) on cadets at NMMI.
  4. On 14 May we will turn off mid-term grades, and turn on final grades so instructors can start entering grades.

GRADUATES:

  1. On 22 May we will notify the Valedictorian/Salutatorian of their selection. Valedictorian must prepare a speech. If you (graduate) had between a 3.92 to 4.0 GPA *cumulative* be prepared. During graduation processing those students were so informed.
  2. If you have changed your follow-on school or had not notified us yet of your school or status (pending/accepted) now is the last “shot” at doing that for the graduation program.
  3. If you are not going to walk at graduation – let us know that also, we want to be sure we have the correct address to mail your diploma home.
  4. JC graduates must take the CAAP test to graduate. This is not optional.
  5. If grades/actions prevent you from graduating – you will receive a letter. Grade-wise – self-service will tell you as instructors enter grades.
  6. We take all graduate and transfer cadet records to the Board of Regents for approval. If you are a summer transfer grad, we need to know as after this meeting certifications will not be done until September 2014.

 

End of Year Infirmary Information

Please have your cadet 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. Serena Skinner RN, BSN, H.S.A. 575-624-8235 Infirmary desk 575-624-8378 office skinner@NMMI.edu

Please click here for information concerning 2014-2015 Medical Insurance Requirements

 

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 the cadet is suspended after the last day of classes (1515 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.” However, 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.

GRADUTING CADETS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE FURLOUGH AFTER THEIR LAST FINAL.  THEY MAY TAKE GENERAL PERMIT AROUND REQUIRED INSPECTIONS AND EVENTS.

 

 End of Year Room Clearing

All cadets are reminded of clearing procedures as we finish another school year. Troop Leadership Advisors and Squadron Leadership Advisors will conduct room inspections as cadets finish final exams and depart and as graduates remain for uniform inspections, rehearsals, and commissioning and commencement activities. Graduates are not authorized furloughs after finishing exams but may sign out on permit when not required to attend mandatory events leading up to commencement. Room inspections are important and serve several purposes to include accountability for room cleanliness, damages, and work order submissions to prepare for summer boarding camps and fall matriculation. Rooms will be free of trash and clothing, sinks clean and wiped out, floors swept or vacuumed, desktops clean, marks on the walls or ceilings removed, and rooms free of garbage, dirt, and dust, and any personal items. TLAs and SLAs have copies of the inspection forms they will use. Any personal items left behind are considered abandoned and will be disposed of. Failure to clear a barracks room with the TLA or SLA can result in room cleaning fees ($75), vandalism charges ($40 plus labor and materials), key replacement ($25) or other consequences. Potential charges will be identified and documented with cadet occupants who arrange room inspections with the Commandant’s staff and can affect receiving transcripts and result in unexpected bills. Protect yourself and your living areas and have a great summer!

Fall 2014 Cadre Report Date

All cadets selected for Cadre must report on Sunday, 27 July NLT 12:00 PM. Required Cadre training starts the same day. Cadets will be notified if they have been selected for Cadre before the end of the semester, and MUST be reenrolled.

Cadets Returning Early

Cadets returning on Disciplinary Probation or wanting to march off their existing tours before classes begin  may return to NMMI on 28 July at 0800.  Cadets MAY NOT report before then, and must let the Commandant’s Office know if they are returning early by 15 July

Corps of Cadet Key Leaders for the 2013-2014 School Year

The Commandant of Cadets would like to recognize next year’s Cadet Leadership Regimental Commander:  Chance Cavin, (Roswell, NM) Regimental Executive Officer/Honor Board Chairman: Joshua Mote (Colorado, Springs, CO) Regimental Command Sergeant Major: Gabriel Ortiz (Cibolo, TX) 1st Squadron Commander: Taylor Gordon (Laguna Hills, CA) 2nd Squadron Commander: Nathan Collins (Ripon, CA) 3rd Squadron Commander: Donovan Edwards (San Antonio, TX) Congratulations, and good luck to these cadets!

End of Year Transportation Options

Galaxy Transportation: 575-637-8550, galaxytransportation@ymail.com

New Mexico/Texas Coaches: 1-800-287-5466, sales@1800buslimo.com, https://www.1800buslimo.com

PLEASE NOTE NMMI DOES NOT MANAGE BUS SERVICES