NMMI News – Back to School Edition

 

   

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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

 

NMMI E-News 16 April 2014

Google Hangouts

We are using Google Hangouts to “virtually connect” prospective families with NMMI–our cadets, our faculty and our campus. To help promote these hangout events, we would like you and your families to follow our Google+ account and share these events throughout your social media channels.  If we are able to reach 500 Google+ followers by April 28, The Superintendent will grant a free rev to the Corps of Cadets.

Follow our page here: https://plus.google.com/+NmmiEducation

And please share the upcoming Google Hangout about our Early Commissioning Program: April 21 at 6:00pm MST https://plus.google.com/b/104177626452058081670/events/cjk7araiflq8qeq7g17kcsbiqnc

 

Cadets Still Owing Money

Over 100 cadets still owe money to the Business Office and therefore will be disenrolled this week. They will not be allowed to return after the Easter Break.

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

 

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

 

Bronco Women’s Track and Field

New Mexico Military Institute’s Women’s Track and Field Team joined teams from Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado at the West Texas A&M Open in Canyon, Texas. “All of the athletes from NMMI had an outstanding day at this meet,” said Coach Batson. Everyone posted personal bests for the year in each of their events.

The highest place of the day was Ana Baleveicau, 2nd in the 400 m hurdles with a time of 1:03.54 (SR). This time breaks her own school record and Ana is now ranked 8th in the NJCAA National times reported.

Alisha Dickinson was the workhorse of the day, competing in 6 events. Not only did she compete in 6 events, she had 6 Personal Bests, and she broke 3 school records! Long Jump, 3rd, 17’11 3/4″ SR; 100m hurdles, 7th, 15.42 SR; High Jump, 7th, 4’9″; Javelin, 9th, 61′ 1″; Shot Put, 11th, 25′ 2″; 200 meter dash, 13th, 25.85 SR.

Klaudia Szych ran her best time of the year in the 800 meter run. She placed 4th in her race with a time of 2:25.38.

Just behind Alisha, was Julie Dejnozka, who competed in 5 events. She also had a Personal Best in each event entered. Long Jump, 8th, 15′ 7 3/4″; High Jump, 8th, 4′ 3 1/4″; Shot Put, 10th, 25′ 3 1/4″; Javelin, 10th, 57′ 4″; 200 meter dash, 26th, 30.38.

NMMI Women’s Track and Field Team will take 2 weeks off, then resume their Outdoor season in Abilene, Texas at the ACU (Abilene Christian University) Twilight Meet on April 30.

 

 

 

2014 Commencement Information

CLICK FOR THE 2014 FINALS SCHEDULE

*Note:  Graduating cadets must attend uniform and room inspections, rehearsals, and ceremonies throughout graduation week, therefore furloughs after their last finals will not be authorized.  They may sign out on general permit around required events.  General Permit times will be published in the Cadet Training Schedule.

Graduation week activities include:

  • Commissioning Ceremony, Friday 23 May at 0800
  • Baccalaureate, Friday at 1030
  • Awards Ceremony, Friday at 1500

All above events will be held in Pearson Auditorium and are open to parents/guests.

  • Commencement will be Saturday, 24 May at 0800 on Colt Field, Saunders Barracks, and will be open for all parents and guests.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS YEAR’S COMMENCEMENT COINCIDES WITH THE NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED ROSWELL “HIKE IT AND SPIKE IT” FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT, AS WELL AS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION FOR THE ROSWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT. HOTELS WILL SELL OUT. PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BOOK LODGING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

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

NMMI News 10 April

Click the link for a post from the Student Assistance Center.

    

Come find out more about NMMI’s prep program!

New Mexico Military Institute has immeasurable advantages to help you prepare for your future there:

  • University level academic program
  • Military atmosphere
  • High-impact physical conditioning program
  • Excellent facilities
  • Honor Code that mirrors those of the academies and
  • Low cost tuition, room & board

Join prep cadets, our admission team and faculty on our Google Hangouts on:

• April 10 6:30pm MST (8:30pm EST) or
• April 21 6:00pm MST (8:00pm EST)

RSVP to join the hangout. Or watch the hangout LIVE and post questions on our social media channels with #NMMIPrep.

Connect to our social media channels from our home page www.nmmi.edu.

We look forward to “hanging” with you!

CPT Vanessa Rollings (NMMI)
Admissions Counselor/Recruiter
New Mexico Military Institute
575-624-8055-direct
800-421-5376-toll free
vanessa@nmmi.edu

 

 

Schedule of Events for Spring Family Weekend

Friday 11 April 2014

Mini furlough for eligible cadets (after Saturday mandatory activities)
Cadet uniform is B w/Brass for Family Weekend / Summer A on Sunday

  • 1150:  All Troops Form in Hagerman Box
  • 1155:  March By for Parents with Band, (Alumni Plaza)
  • 1530-2100:  General Permits authorized for eligible cadets (Uniform is “B” with Brass”)
  • 1900-2200: Tour Squad (No study tours in VMV)
  • 2100-2130:  Prep for Inspection – Corps
  • 2200 Taps

Saturday 12 April 2014
Mini furlough for eligible cadets (after Saturday mandatory activities)

  • 0600:  Reveille – Centennial Flame Guard Posted – Bronco Plaza
  • 0700-1300:  PX and Game Room/ coffee bar open to all guests on Post.
  • 0900-1000:  In-Ranks Inspection, Stapp Field (Families/guests are welcome to observe)
  • 1000-1400:  Cadet Store open (JRT)
  • 1000-1015:  Changing of the Flame Guard
  • 1015-1040:  Families/guests visit Cadet Rooms
  • 1040:  Corps Forms for Parade
  • 1100-1200:  Cadet Parade – Stapp Parade Field
  • 1200–1210 New Cadet Recognition Ceremony in Hagerman Barracks (Families/guests welcome)
  • 1210–1300 Free DRC (Bates west side for Corps)
  • 1300 Mini furlough sign out for eligible cadets
  • 1300–2200:  General Permit if eligible (Uniform is “B” with Brass)
  • 1400:  Cadet Store closes
  • 1810:  Retreat and Free SRC
  • 2300:  Taps/Centennial Flame Guard Stands Down – Bronco Plaza

 

Sunday 13 April 2014
Cadets are encouraged to attend the religious services of their choice

  • 0815:  Accountability Formation
  • 0830-1700:  General Permits authorized if eligible (Uniform is Summer “A”)
  • 0830:  Protestant Chapel Service, Alumni Memorial Chapel
  • 0830:  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

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

    

        

2014 Commencement Information 

2014 FINALS SCHEDULE 

Graduation week activities include:

  • Commissioning Ceremony, Friday 23 May at 0800
  • Baccalaureate, Friday at 1030
  • Awards Ceremony, Friday at 1500

All above events will be held in Pearson Auditorium and are open to parents/guests.

  • Commencement will be Saturday, 24 May at 0800 on Colt Field, Saunders Barracks, and will be open for all parents and guests.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS YEAR’S COMMENCEMENT COINCIDES WITH THE NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED ROSWELL “HIKE IT AND SPIKE IT” FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT, AS WELL AS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION FOR THE ROSWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT. HOTELS WILL SELL OUT. PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BOOK LODGING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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

Attention Parents of High School Seniors/Third Class Cadets

A Spring Senior Parent Microsoft Power Point is available for your viewing pleasure called “The Transition from High School to College” – The Freshman Journey.

The power point is geared for viewing by all parents of a high school senior who dread the realization that a son or daughter is soon leaving home for college or the military. It’s an informational piece that helps parents understand how to let go – sort of a parent’s guide to understanding the college years.

If you are interested in viewing the Microsoft Power Point right away you can either call 575-624-8375 or email requesting a copy. An email address is necessary for the request to reach you right away.

HAPPENING at this time with Senior Class 2014;

  • BYU online for transfer of  credits deadline approaching
  • ACT/SAT test- Last ACT test is April 12, 2014 (need test results for graduation purpose)
  • Graduation Checks with Registrar (good standing or on trek to graduate May 24th)
  • Re- enrollment for return to NMMI and Junior College two-year program
  • ALEKS math completion/Challenge exams
  • Academic Assistance, Night Study and Mandatory Math Lab participation continuation
  • Early morning tutoring with class teacher advised and required
  • Deportment tours and demerits/ marching and using tour credit to get rid of demerits
  • Senior Class Favorites
  • Senior Class Dinner Wednesday, 23 April

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your son or daughter’s academic success or graduation plan, call or write anytime.

LTC Maria Carmen Gonzalez                        575-624-8375           gonzalez@nmmi.edu

NMMI LOCKDOWN DRILL IN PROGRESS

NMMI is currently practicing an Active Shooter response drill on campus. This exercise will last approximately 45 minutes.

 

This is ONLY A DRILL.

 

This drill is intended to evaluate cadet, staff, and faculty training this year on Active Shooter response. Again, THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.

NMMI News 21 March 2014

 

CADETS ARE DUE BACK FROM SPRING BREAK BY 1700 SUNDAY 23 MARCH, UNLESS THEY HAVE SPOKEN WITH THEIR TLA ABOUT A LATE RETURN.

IF A CADET MUST RETURN LATE, THEY MUST CALL THEIR TLA/SLA/COMMAND POST (575) 624-8478 or 8163  IMMEDIATELY TO LET THEM KNOW WHY THEY WILL NOT ARRIVE ON TIME.

 

 

NMMI Junior Leadership Camp Dates Announced

The Junior Leadership Camp (JLC) program is intended to reach out to youth who have completed the 5th through 8th grades.  This camp is not for high school grades 9th through 12th.

Session 1 of Junior Leadership Camp:  15-21 June

Session 2 of Junior Leadership Camp:  22-28 June

See the brochure for all the details!

 

 

Watch Your Cadet’s Induction into NHS/PTK

The  National Honor Society (for High School cadets) and Phi Theta Kappa (for Junior College cadets) will hold their induction ceremonies at 7:00 pm MST on 1 April in the Daniels Leadership Center.    The Dean invites parents to participate, and this can be done in two ways:

1) attend the event in which case you need to RSVP to Dyanna Treat at 575 624-8262 or email dbtreat@nmmi.edu;

2) view a live webcast which can be accessed from the Parent Website (http://www.nmmi.edu/parents/index.htm).  The event will also be posted for viewing until mid-April.  Instructions for viewing the live stream and the after-the-fact recorded event are also posted on the Parent Website link.

Cadets being inducted are:

PTK: NHS:
Henry Baer Sierra Bruner
Ricardo Castelo Rebeil Elise Coakley
Rafael Fernandez Clausen Ian Coleman
Benjamin Fischman Peter DeGroot
Justin Flynn Sterling Fitzwater
Christopher Foster Trent Foster
Paul Franks Jonathan Graff III
David Hayes Molly Hammond
Hunter Heck Félix Higuera Rodriguez
Michael Herbert Samantha Ikard
Dominic Martinez Vaughn Jensen
Nathan Miller Luke Johnson
Mauricio Moncada Ramirez Alexander Kivela
Jeremy Mortensen Justice Lanphear
Patrick Moyle Giang Le
Jaime Rebeil Loustaunau Gus Liakos
Kavon Sharifi Jose Lira Domingo
Oscar Thomas Alvarez Randell Major
Daniel Marquez
Mario Medina Perez
Chris Montoya
Ian Nelson
Jacob Pinon
Antonio Ponce de León Pérez
Xavier Raney
Austin Robles
Solomon Sindelar
Michael Smith
Matthew Tigner
Carlos Xibille Avila
Pablo Zamorano Rivera

 

 

Important Reminder from the Business Office

Any cadets that have not paid their balance in full by April 5th 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 with outstanding balances after 5 April will be disenrolled from the Spring semester and sent home.

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

 

 

Big Changes to Cadet Accounts – Fall 2014!

Please note that starting Fall 2014 NMMI will be changing its policy in regards to the charging of Cadet Store items to the student’s account. Beginning Fall 2014 expenses such as books, supplies and personal items must be paid for at the time of the transaction and cannot be charged to the student’s account. The Bronco BuX prepaid spending account plan will be expanded for use in the Cadet Store, as well as in the PX and Game Room.

Please contact Cadet Store at 575 624-8218 or visit website address (see below) if you have questions.

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Load Up On Bronco BuX Today!

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 wants to add value to their ID card. Bronco BuX can be used in in the Cadet Store and the NMMI Bookstore now, too! These funds offer flexibility, great value and can be used at The PX and Coffee Shop to enjoy delicious treats, buy convenience items and school supplies without the necessity to leave campus, or take a break to dine with peers!

 

How Do They Work?

The Bronco BuX account works like a debit card. The account allows you to draw upon pre-deposited funds to purchase food throughout campus. Having a Bronco BuX account is a great way to have the money you’ll need without carrying cash. And as an additional value, these funds are tax exempt so you’ll continue to save. Note: Bronco BuX balances roll over from semester to semester and year over year. This however, does not apply to graduating and non-returning students. Remaining balances refunds will be granted when a student does not complete a full semester.

 

How To Purchase

Take advantage of utilizing our on campus retail dining facilities, and now the Cadet Store and the NMMI Bookstore! You can request a deposit slip and mail it along with your check. You may also add value anytime by debit/-credit card at https://nmmi.campuscardcenter.com. Funds transferred into Bronco BuX by debit/credit card are available to students instantly and check deposits on the business day received.

 

 

2014 Commencement Information

Graduation week activities include:

  • Commissioning Ceremony, Friday 23 May at 0800
  • Baccalaureate, Friday at 1030
  • Awards Ceremony, Friday at 1500

All above events will be held in Pearson Auditorium and are open to parents/guests.

  • Commencement will be Saturday, 24 May at 0800 on Colt Field, Saunders Barracks, and will be open for all parents and guests.

Please note that this year’s Commencement coincides with the nationally recognized Roswell “Hike It and Spike It” flag football tournament, as well as High School graduation for the Roswell school district. HOTELS WILL SELL OUT. Parents are encouraged to book lodging as soon as possible.

NMMI News 13 March 2014

An Important Message from the Business Office

Any cadets that have not paid their balance in full by April 5th 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 with outstanding balances after 5 April will be disenrolled from the Spring semester and sent home.

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

 

 

Last Chance to Take Advantage of Early Re-Enrollment Fees!

March 14, 2014 is the early enrollment deadline (priority date). 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)

Simply return the attached 2014 Re-enrollment Form to the Business Office (by the priority date, March 14, 2014 to take advantage of the reduced re-enrollment fee of $75.00 and other Corps incentives. If the form is received after March 14, the standard fee of $150.00 will apply. All re-enrollment fees will be applied towards fall tuition.

 

 

Big Changes to Cadet Accounts – Fall 2014!

Please note that starting Fall 2014 NMMI will be changing its policy in regards to the charging of Cadet Store items to the student’s account. Beginning Fall 2014 expenses such as books, supplies and personal items must be paid for at the time of the transaction and cannot be charged to the student’s account.  The Bronco BuX prepaid spending account plan will be expanded for use in the Cadet Store, as well as in the PX and Game Room.

Please contact Cadet Store at 575 624-8218 or visit website address (see below) if you have questions.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Load Up On Bronco BuX Today!

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 wants to add value to their ID card. Bronco BuX can be used in in the Cadet Store and the NMMI Bookstore now, too! These funds offer flexibility, great value and can be used at The PX and Coffee Shop to enjoy delicious treats, buy convenience items and school supplies without the necessity to leave campus, or take a break to dine with peers!

 

How Do They Work?

The Bronco BuX account works like a debit card. The account allows you to draw upon pre-deposited funds to purchase food throughout campus. Having a Bronco BuX account is a great way to have the money you’ll need without carrying cash. And as an additional value, these funds are tax exempt so you’ll continue to save. Note: Bronco BuX balances roll over from semester to semester and year over year. This however, does not apply to graduating and non-returning students. Remaining balances refunds will be granted when a student does not complete a full semester.

 

How To Purchase

Take advantage of utilizing our on campus retail dining facilities, and now the Cadet Store and the NMMI Bookstore! You can request a deposit slip and mail it along with your check. You may also add value anytime by debit/-credit card at https://nmmi.campuscardcenter.com. Funds transferred into Bronco BuX by debit/credit card are available to students instantly and check deposits on the business day received.

 

 

Selection of Cadet Leaders for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

The Commandant released this memo to the Corps of Cadets with the selection process and criteria for leadership positions in the Corps.

 

 

2014 Commencement Information

Graduation week activities include:

  • Commissioning Ceremony, Friday 23 May at 0800
  • Baccalaureate, Friday at 1030
  • Awards Ceremony, Friday at 1500

All above events will be held in Pearson Auditorium and are open to parents/guests.

  • Commencement will be Saturday, 24 May at 0800 on Colt Field, Saunders Barracks, and will be open for all parents and guests.

Please note that this year’s Commencement coincides with the nationally recognized Roswell “Hike It and Spike It” flag football tournament, as well as High School graduation for the Roswell school district.  HOTELS WILL SELL OUT.  Parents are encouraged to book lodging as soon as possible.

NMMI E-News 3 March 2014

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 must be approved by the Commandant. Requests for exception to policy should be coordinated with the 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.

 

Congratulations!

Cadet Second Lieutenant Ana Baleveicau has qualified for the NJCAA National Indoor Track and Field Meet which will be held at The Armory in New York City.

The Meet will be on Friday, March 7 and the Finals will be run on Saturday, March 8.  She will compete in the 600 meter run and the 800 meter run. She qualified for both runs at the UNM Indoor Meet in Albuquerque, which was held in early February.

She is currently ranked 18th in the 600 meter run and 24th in the 800 meter run.  Coach Batson thinks that her hard work will allow her to place higher than her current ranking.

 

NMMI Campus Renovations (Dining Facility, Cadet Store, Laundry)

Bates Dining Facility will undergo an $8.5M renovation over the next several months with a 1 August target date for completion.  Bates Hall houses the food service operation for the Corps, Staff, and Faculty as well as our Laundry and Dry Cleaning contractor, Cadet Store, and alterations vendor.  In order to begin the full project on time the Cadet Store and Laundry/Dry Cleaning operations will be moved to alternate locations until Bates is finished.  The Cadet Store will occupy the reception room area of JRT and Laundry/Dry Cleaning will move to the basement of Marshall Hall (Infirmary) across from Campus police.  These moves will begin Tuesday, 4 March with Laundry and Dry cleaning then transition to Cadet Store inventory then the retail sales floor from 6-14 March.  The Cadet Store will be fully operational when cadets return from Spring Break and the Laundry and Dry Cleaning operation is expected to be closed for one day on 4 March.  The cadets have been alerted to adjust their laundry and dry cleaning drop off and pick up days to accommodate the disruption.  Food service operations will not be effected during the move and the contractors working on the Bates renovation have been tasked to maintain food service capability throughout the process to include service to summer operations.

 

 

Selection of Cadet Leaders for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

The Commandant released this memo to the Corps of Cadets with the selection process and criteria for leadership positions in the Corps.

 

 

Cadets are Highly Encouraged to Re-enroll Today!

March 14, 2014 is the early enrollment deadline (priority date). 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)

Simply return the attached 2014 Re-enrollment Form to the Business Office (by the priority date, March 14, 2014 to take advantage of the reduced re-enrollment fee of $75.00 and other Corps incentives. If the form is received after March 14, the standard fee of $150.00 will apply. All re-enrollment fees will be applied towards fall tuition.

 

 

2014 Commencement Information

Graduation week activities include:

  • Commissioning Ceremony, Friday 23 May at 0800
  • Baccalaureate, Friday at 1030
  • Awards Ceremony, Friday at 1500

All above events will be held in Pearson Auditorium and are open to parents/guests.

  • Commencement will be Saturday, 24 May at 0800 on Colt Field, Saunders Barracks, and will be open for all parents and guests.

Please note that this year’s Commencement coincides with the nationally recognized Roswell “Hike It and Spike It” flag football tournament, as well as High School graduation for the Roswell school district.  HOTELS WILL SELL OUT.  Parents are encouraged to book lodging as soon as possible.

Parent E-News 14 February 2014

Cadets of the Month

SUNRISE ROTARY:  Cadet Sergeant First Class Antonio Ponce de Leon Perez.  Cadet Ponce de Leon Perez is a 4th year cadet, and a Platoon Sergeant for Golf Troop.  He is currently on the Superintendent’s List.  He is a member of the Colt Baseball team, is a graduate of 2013 Cadre training and Squad Leader School. Cadet Ponce de Leon Perez is from Culiacan, Mexico.

KIWANIS CLUB: Cadet Sergeant First Class Daniel Zaragoza Patino.  Cadet Zaragoza is a 3rd year cadet, and a Platoon Sergeant for Mike troop.  He is a captain on the Colt Baseball team and a member of National Honor Society. Cadet Zaragoza is a graduate of 2013 Cadre training and Squad Leader School.  He is from Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico.

ALTRUSA:  Cadet Private First Class Abigail Velasquez.  Cadet Velasquez is a 4th year cadet from Echo Troop.  She is on the Commandant’s List.  Within the last year, Cadet Velasquez was selected as “Miss Roswell Outstanding Teen” and is a founder of the “Making Spirits Bright”  charity project.  She is a graduate of Squad Leader School. Cadet Velasquez is from Anton Chico, NM.

ROSWELL ROTARY:  Cadet Sergeant First Class Christian Alvarez Rodriguez. Cadet Alvarez Rodriguez is a 2nd year cadet, and a Platoon Sergeant from November troop.  Cadet Alvarez Rodriguez is a member of National Honor Society, and a graduate of 2013 Cadre Training and Squad Leader School.  He is from Coahuila Mexico.

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

 

School Pictures

Cadets who have not had a picture taken for the yearbook yet or who have had a rank change since pictures were taken in the Fall semester, should report to the VMV during their free time on 20 February between 1000 and 1700.  Uniform is Winter A.  This is mandatory for Spring RATS. It will only take a few moments, and we would like to have pictures of all cadets in the yearbook.

 

 

Cadets with Special Diets

Please read the attached memo on the Standard Operating Procedures for cadets with special diets.

 

 

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 1 March 2014.

 

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.

 

 

Selection of Cadet Leaders for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

The Commandant released this memo to the Corps of Cadets with the selection process and criteria for leadership positions in the Corps.

 

 

Cadets are Highly Encouraged to Re-enroll Today!

March 14, 2014 is the early enrollment deadline (priority date). 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)

Simply return the attached 2014 Re-enrollment Form to the Business Office (by the priority date, March 14, 2014 to take advantage of the reduced re-enrollment fee of $75.00 and other Corps incentives. If the form is received after March 14, the standard fee of $150.00 will apply. All re-enrollment fees will be applied towards fall tuition.

 

 

2014 Commencement Information

Graduation week activities include:

  • Commissioning Ceremony, Friday 23 May at 0800
  • Baccalaureate, Friday at 1030
  • Awards Ceremony, Friday at 1500

All above events will be held in Pearson Auditorium and are open to parents/guests.

  • Commencement will be Saturday, 24 May at 0800 on Colt Field, Saunders Barracks, and will be open for all parents and guests.

Please note that this year’s Commencement coincides with the nationally recognized Roswell “Hike It and Spike It” flag football tournament, as well as High School graduation for the Roswell school district.  HOTELS WILL SELL OUT.  Parents are encouraged to book lodging as soon as possible.