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!

Parent E-News 4 December

December Graduation Webcast

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

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

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

 

 

DON’T WAIT!  MAKE HOLIDAY TRAVEL PLANS TODAY!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NMMI DOES NOT MANAGE BUS SERVICES.

 

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

 

Returning from Christmas Break

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

 

 

Transcript Information

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

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

MAJ Chris Wright, NMMI, Registrar

Phone: 575.624.8071/chris.wright@nmmi.edu

 

 

 

Bates Hall (Dining Facility) Update

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

 

 

Oversize/Overweight packages to cadets

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

NMMI E-News 11 November 2014

Cadets of the Month for November and December

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

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NMMI Summer Camp Operations Accredited by the American Camp Association

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Register for Spring Classes!

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

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

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Break Guidance

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

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

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

 

 

Cadet Tour Credit Over Thanksgiving

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

 

 

Transcript Mailings

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

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

 

 

Cadet Class Photos

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

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

NMMI E-News 24 October 2014

ANNOUNCEMENT ON EBOLA

22 October 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

DON’T WAIT! MAKE HOLIDAY TRAVEL PLANS TODAY!

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

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

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

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

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

NMMI DOES NOT MANAGE BUS SERVICES

 

 

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

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