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Western New Mexico University School of Nursing will take a holistic approach to expansion when utilizing the nearly 1.1 million award received from the New Mexico Higher Education Department. According to statements from Dr. Kimberly Petrovic, Associate Dean for the WNMU School of Nursing and Kinesiology, and Angie Cox, WNMU Assistant Professor of Nursing, a more holistic approach to student retention would be to address the barriers to success that many students face. Although, the WNMU School of Nursing faculty are compassionate and supportive, still many students of pre-nursing and pre-licensure are in much need of more support. The holistic nursing student success model would address geographic diversity as well as expanding education opportunities. This could potentially increase the total of nurses into the workforce annually.

Cheryl Howard to speak to Rotary August 30, 2022. Cheryl Howard is a new Board Member of the Mimbres Valley Health Action League, MVHAL. Cheryl will speak on the topic: MVHAL: What We Do and Unmet Needs. A perfect topic for the Rotary Club.  The Rotary Club, a group of business professionals, is an organization that provides support and participation in many humanitarian projects and many other civic causes. This special meeting will be held at Q’s Southern Bistro on August 30th. Use the entrance to the left. The room will open at 11:30 and the meeting is from 12 noon to 1pm. The meeting is open to the public and lunch can be purchased from the menu.

Western New Mexico Breaks Ground on New Softball Field. On Friday, August 19th WNMU broke ground on a state-of-the-art softball field. The fans will now have an improved experience. President Dr. Joseph Shepard and Mustang Athletics Director Scott Noble, along with other WNMU leadership gave an overview of the project. There was an installation of artificial turf, new dugouts, press box, new bleachers, field lighting and the addition of a 12,000 square foot parking lot. Mustang softball coach, Ashley Hickman spoke about the anticipation of the impact this will have on benefiting student-athletes. In addition to Dr. Shepard and Mr. Noble, the ceremony was attended by the 24 student-strong Mustang softball team and other faculty and staff.


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