November 12, 2016

Cooperative Extension Service

  • Sandoval County Cooperative Extension Service (CES) was honored to represent NMSU-ACES by hosting Governor Susana Martinez on Veteran's Day at the Sandoval County Extension Office. The Governor Susana Martinez called to ask CES for assistance so she could address the Military Veteran's outside the courthouse at the Memorial ceremony. The Governor arrived, along with her husband Chuck, her sister Lettie, and her personal assistant Megan Delarosa (a former 4-H'er) and State police detail commanded by Tony Fetty. CES was able to visit with the Governor for three hours following the Veteran's ceremony. CES personnel in Sandoval County have a personal invitation to visit her office privately.

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Six Extension Family and Consumer Sciences faculty received a special invitation from Dr. Hugo Vilchis, Burrell College Professor and Associate Dean, to attend an international conference on chronic diseases. America's Network for Chronic Disease Surveillance and the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine hosted the conference in Las Cruces on November 9-11. This was the first USA-based conference for this international group. About 100 health professionals and medical students from Latin America, North America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia attended. The medical professionals were interested in Extension's ability to offer evidence-based educational programming to help individuals prevent or cope with chronic diseases.

  • Military and Family Communication Panel - Dr. Merranda Marin presented on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as part of the Military and Family Communication Panel held on November 14. The panel discussion was one of the events held during Military and Veterans Appreciation Week at NMSU. Dr. Marin and the other panelists discussed ways to help military families cope with deployment and reintegration afterwards.

  • Campus Visit - Over 65 students from Chaparral Elementary School learned about careers in food science and technology on November 11. Dr. Stu Munson-McGee talked to the students about the science and history of chocolate. Dr. Damien Reyes and student Jesus De La Cruz demonstrated how to spray dry milk and how to make an extruded snack food from cottonseed meal.