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PFLAG Silver has awarded three recipients with the Nancy Kailing Memorial Scholarship at Western New Mexico University. The Nancy Kailing Memorial Scholarship is given to WNMU students who have demonstrated work toward securing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer persons. Nancy Kailing was a teacher and former President of PFLAG Silver City in addition to serving as an advocate for LGBTQ+ persons. PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization. The current recipients of the scholarship are: Brenna Meagher, Taliesin Taylor, and Larry Dubois. Congratulations!
The New Mexico Department of Health has announced the end date for the $100 COVID-19 vaccination August incentive. New Mexicans vaccinated with a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine between August 2nd and 31st are eligible, but participants must register to receive the $100 incentive by 5:00 P.M. on September 10th. New Mexicans can receive their COVID-19 vaccine from any provider in the state and partipants under the age of 18 will not receive the incentive directly. Instead, their parents/guardians will be required to provide permission, and the incentive will be disbursed to the parent/guardian. The funds for this incentive come from the federal American Rescue Plan.
Western New Mexico University is welcoming students back to campus and in-person learning with a “Welcome Back Bash” consisting of two nights of live music this Friday and Saturday at the new outdoor venue, The Fountain Stage at Regents Square. Headliner Bri Bagwell, who was named Texas Female Vocalist of the Year, will be joined by The Yarbrough Band on Friday night. Tejano favorites Elida Reyna y Avante with Lucky Joe take the stage on Saturday. Both concerts start at 7:30 p.m., the doors will open at 6 p.m., allowing concert goers to enjoy dinner and drinks from on-site food trucks and a beer garden hosted by Q’s Bistro. Tickets are available for purchase at wnmu.edu and at Hunter Hall on campus. WNMU students, faculty and staff get free admission with their current Mustang ID.
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