News and Announcements

Welcome to the VOICE A&F news and announcements! Catch up on what’s going on around you and we want to hear from YOU!  Did you or someone you know recently get a degree or certification?  Receive a departmental award?  Welcome a new family member?  Have other good news to share? Got pictures? Please send email to Milestones and accomplishments are part of life here at NMSU A&F and we want to celebrate with you!  Drop us a line!

Employee Council 
Employee Council meetings are a great way to keep up with news and information relevant to NMSU employees, and everyone is welcome to attend these meetings.  If you don’t have time to attend, you can always participate via Webcast, or can view recordings of past meetings.  Just go to and check it out!

Aggie Insider

Another great way to keep up with NMSU events is to visit the Aggie Insider FaceBook page, maintained by Auxiliary Services.  This page has a current listing of a number of events taking place on campus, so it’s definitely worth visiting from time to time.  Just go to

The EXCITE Program is in full swing! Do you know a fellow A&F coworker who goes “above and beyond” in fulfilling their daily job responsibilities?  Please take a moment and recognize them by filling out and submitting an EXCITE nomination form.  It’s easy!  Just go to EXCITE Program and complete and send the form online.  All EXCITE awardees receive a custom EXCITE button and certificate, and may be entered into the pool of candidates considered for the annual James McDonough award, which includes a cash award of $250.00!  Check out the Program!

Call for Nominations for ‘A’ Mountain Staff Award
Is there someone in your office or in another department that represents qualities of diversity and inclusion, accountability, excellence, discovery, resilience, and engagement? If so, nominate them for Employee Council’s “A” Mountain staff award. Nominations are now being accepted for regular NMSU staff employees. Employee Council is looking for nominees who demonstrate the following traits:

Diversity and Inclusion – Demonstrate the ability to respect different points of view and treat others equitably.
Accountability – Demonstrates honesty and integrity; welcomes transparency, and acts ethically.
Excellence – Values achievement, and work is characterized as high quality.
Discovery – Demonstrates curiosity and innovation, and fosters learning at every opportunity.
Engagement – Involves others, communicates effectively, and promotes an ethic of service.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit nominations through Please submit nominations by October 11th at 11:45 PM. Nominations will be reviewed by Employee Council. The A Mountain Award will be presented at the Employee Appreciation Picnic celebration on October 19th. Awardee receives a commemorative NMSU plaque.

Congratulations to the “Stuff the Stadium” Winners!

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, Andy Burke, SVP for Administration and Finance, Ben Glickler, AF Voice Chair and Janet Treon, AF Voice Representative-BA drew 25 winners (four tickets each) to the NMSU aggies VS Troy University game on Saturday, September 16.

And the winners are . . .

Kelly Ahrendes
Parking Department
Philip Cordero
FS Custodial Services
Blanca Hernandez
Auxiliary Administration
Anthony Montes
FS Painters
Lorenzo Padilla
Budget Office
Lourdes Alvarado
Sponsored Projects Accounting
Anthony Duran
FS Structural Maintenance
Mark Kaczmarek
Sponsored Projects Accounting
Luis Morales
FS Environmental Health & Safety
John Rede
ICT Data Center & Access Control
Richard Bana
FS Operations and Utilities
Bonnie Feagin
Payroll Services
Michael Lucero
FS Environmental Health & Safety
Jesus Orta
ICT Enterprise Network Planning & Engineering
Eugene Roman
FS Grounds
Velma Banegas
Accounts Payable
Paul Gonzales
FS Operations and Utilities
Jake Lucero
Accounting & Finance
Marc Ortiz
FS Operations & Utilities
Cecilia Silva
FS Accounting
Caree Contreras
Housing and Residential Life
Marco Hernandez
Financial Systems Administration
Genevieve Melendrez Accounts PayableSandra Padilla
Sponsored Projects Accounting
Anita Tafoya
Accounting and Finance

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