Student Clubs & Organizations

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More than 30 college-based clubs, organizations and competitive teams are available for students to become involved in within the College of Agriculture and Home Economics. Being involved in the college's clubs, organizations and teams allows students the opportunity to interact with faculty and students in a number of activities that often lead to future career choices and opportunities.



Aggie Rodeo Association

Mission:

The mission of the Aggie Rodeo Association is to allow students who are involved in the sport of rodeo to continue pursuit of their rodeo goals while achieving sound academic goals. In supporting these students NMSU is able to retain students and provide them with leadership and teamwork skills. In achieving their educational and rodeo goals the students will bring positive recognition at the community, regional, and national level to themselves and New Mexico State University.

Goals and Strategies:

  1. To encourage rodeo athletes to remain in school and reach graduation. Recruit students who are interested in receiving a college education. Be knowledgeable to give sound academic advice to students. Emphasize the importance of a college education in meetings, day to day counseling, examples and practice. Emphasize the requirements of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Provide financial assistance.
  2. Provide skill development for students involved in rodeo activities. Use stock donated by stock contractors. Use minimal stock charges when a must to get practice stock.
  3. Bring positive attention to rodeo program to gain support of new students, university and community. Host successful NIRA rodeo both financially and in production. Use all of our physical facilities that enhance NMSU. Have high level student athletes competing for NMSU. Provide equal opportunities for students as other colleges and universities for skill development. Have programs that are beneficial for the community.
  4. To provide programs, services, and activities that enhance students learning, growth and development. Have students plan, coordinate, and produce such programs/events as our NIRA rodeo, special rodeo, clinics, and other events. Use committees assigned to certain events and elements within events. Conduct training sessions for committee chairpersons and other leaders.

Website: http://rodeo.nmsu.edu

Advisors: Brice Baggarley bbagg@nmsu.edu


Aggie P.A.W. (Partners for Assistance Through Work)

Purpose:

  1. To bring together students that are interested in learning about service and working dogs.
  2. To educate the general public and university population about service and working dog edict.

President: Hernandez brandelh@nmsu.edu

Advisors: Gaylene Fasenko gfasenko@nmsu.edu

Meetings: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 5:30 p.m.

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Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow

Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow at NMSU is committed to our mission to create a community that cultivates, connects and creates opportunities for agricultural communicators. We are future journalists, scientists, teachers, lawyers, entrepreneurs and marketers all with one goal to strengthen the agriculture industry through professional development and educational programs.

Meeting times: The ACT chapter meets on the second Monday of each month.

President: Dakota Belcher belcherd@nmsu.edu

Advisor: Dr. Nellie Hill (575) 646-3078 nhill@nmsu.edu

Dr. Shannon Norris (575) 646-1130 norriss@nmsu.edu


Agricultural Economics Club

President:

Purpose: Ag Econ Club is a professional organization open to both graduate and undergraduate students interested in learning and researching agricultural and natural resource topics. Activities include agricultural ours, guest speakers, resume development, and attending Agricultural Economic conference. Conference participation includes membership as a “quiz bowl” team, or presenting research posters or paper based on the students interests.

Advisor(s): Ram Acharya acharyar@nmsu.edu

Frannie Miller franniem@nmsu.edu


Alpha Gamma Rho

About:

Alpha Gamma Rho is the fraternity sharing a common bond within a dynamic, global agriculture committed to fostering the highest values and providing each and every brother with superior lifelong personal development and professional success.

Purpose:

The Purpose of Alpha Gamma Rho is to Make Better Men, and through them a broader and better agriculture by surrounding our members with influences tending to encourage individual endeavor, resourcefulness and aggressive effort along lines making for the development of better mental, social, moral and physical qualities; to promote a wider acquaintance and a broader outlook on the part of agricultural men through fellowship in a national organization that stands for the best social, mental and moral development.

Website: https://www.alphagammarho.org/

President: Max Coppenbarger max22@nmsu.edu

Executive Vice President & Recruitment Chair: Cael Alderete ca507128@nmsu.edu


American Fisheries Society

Purpose:

The New Mexico Student Subunit of the American Fisheries Society is an organization of undergraduate and graduate students interested in fisheries management, ecology, and conservation. We operate under the Arizona/New Mexico Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.

The objectives of the American Fisheries Society are:

  • A. promote the conservation, development, and wise use of the fisheries;

  • B. promote and evaluate the development and advancement of all branches of fisheries science and practice;

  • C. gather and disseminate to Society members and the general public scientific, technical, and other information about fisheries science and practice through publications, meetings, and other forms of communication; and

  • D. encourage the teaching of fisheries science and practice in colleges and universities and the continuing education and development of fisheries professionals.

President: Evan Torre evan10@nmsu.edu

Advisors: Colleen Caldwell ccaldel@nmsu.edu Zachary Klein zklein@nmsu.edu


Animal & Range Science Graduate Student Association

Purpose:

  1. To provide a means of assisting graduate student travel to professional meetings for promotion of professional development.
  2. To increase communication and understanding among graduate students and faculty.
  3. To provide a vehicle for graduate students to become better acquainted with fellow graduate students in the department.

Website: http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/anrs/anrs-graduate-student-as.html

President: Matthew McIntosh mattmac@nmsu.edu

Advisors: Clint Loest cloest@nmsu.edu


Animal & Range Science Judging Teams

Purpose:

  1. To promote a higher scholastic standard and a more complete understanding of the principles surrounding livestock, horse, wool, and/or meat evaluation.
  2. To promote Animal Sciences through the development of a program of activities.
  3. To promote the College of Agriculture & Home Economics and New Mexico State University through nationally recognized judging competitions.

Advisor: John Campbell jwcamp@nmsu.edu


Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

Purpose:

  1. To provide professional and leadership development of Family and Consumer Sciences students at New Mexico State University.
  2. To promote the objectives of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and the New Mexico Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NMAFCS).
  3. To familiarize students with the history and foundation of the profession of Family and Consumer Sciences and AAFCS.
  4. To acquaint students with professional Family and Consumer Scientists who are active in the field, as well as career opportunities in Family and Consumer Sciences.
  5. To promote active membership in AAFCS/NMAFCS.
  6. To provide opportunities for developing Family and Consumer Sciences leadership among members.
  7. To provide experiences that increase awareness of all cultures and family structures through campus and community service projects.
  8. To participate in activities that create a well rounded collegiate experience for the members.
  9. To promote the organization through new student orientations, information fairs, etc., in order to increase our membership.

Website: http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/afcs/index.html

Advisor: Jessica Azcarate jna73@nmsu.edu


Block & Bridle Club

Purpose:

To promote the improvement and increase the interest among the students of Animal Science and to bring about closer relationships among those pursuing some phase of Animal Science as a profession.

Advisor: John Campbell jwcamp@nmsu.edu


Collegiate 4-H

Purpose:

  1. To promote, exercise maintain and increase interest in 4-H, locally, statewide, nationally and internationally, whenever possible.
  2. To facilitate communication among and between clubs and states.
  3. To function as a service oriented organization.
  4. To serve as innovators in meeting the needs of 4-H members and implementing ideas in cooperation with leaders on all levels.

Advisor: Newt McCarty (575) 646-302 jnewton3@nmsu.edu


Collegiate Cattlemen & Cattlewomen

Purpose:

To provide an organizational forum through which members, as well as non-members, can enhance their knowledge and understanding of cattle industry issues. Promote the welfare and growth of the cattle industry through community involvement, extension to the public, and youth group activities.

Advisor: Paul Gutierrez pgutierrez@nmsu.edu


Collegiate Farm & Livestock Bureau

Purpose:

  1. To create more interest in the agricultural industry as a profession.
  2. To make available to the students of agriculture at this institution the most current information on inventions, tests, practices, problems and legislation in agriculture.
  3. To foster a lasting relationship between students enrolled in agriculture at this institution and all agricultural allied industries including the producer, marketer, processor, merchandiser, and other segments of agriculture.
  4. To prepare New Mexico State University graduates to accept roles as leaders in developing the tremendous agricultural potential of America.

President: Dakota Belcher belcherd@nmsu.edu

Advisor(s): Frank Hodnett fhodnett@nmsu.edu

Meeting times: Third Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm


Collegiate FFA

Purpose:

  1. To promote premier leadership, personal growth, and career exploration in agricultural, Extension and technology education.
  2. To promote good fellowship and the spirit of cooperation among members and alumni.
  3. To promote agricultural, Extension, and technology education in the State of New Mexico.
  4. To cooperate with and assist local, state, and national organizations that are affiliated with agricultural, Extension, and technology education.

President: Alan Parker parkeral@nmsu.edu

Advisor: Don Edgar dedgar@nmsu.edu

Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm in the Ag Institute


Entomology Association

Purpose:

The Purpose of this association is to increase the entomological knowledge of students. Faculty and staff; to provide an environment where students can be introduced to prospective employers and provide exposure to potential schools for further educational opportunities, while promoting fellowship, service and understanding by sponsoring such things as lectures, information tables, service projects, discussions informal gatherings social activities and public meetings.

President: Logan Boone logboone@nmsu.edu

Advisor: Scott Bundy cbundy@nmsu.edu


Environmental Science Student Organization

Purpose:

The purpose of this organization is the advancement of environmental knowledge and awareness of New Mexico State University and in this community.

Website: http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/clubs/esso/

President: Nicholas Luke nickluke@nmsu.edu

Advisor: April Ulery aulery@nmsu.edu Dr. Blair Stringham blairs@nmsu.edu

Meetings: Tuesdays from 5:15-6:15 in Skeen Hall Room N120


Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Ecology Graduate Student Organization

Purpose:

  1. To further the goals and professional development of graduate students within the Fisheries and Wildlife Department.
  2. To increase communication and understanding among graduate students and faculty.
  3. To foster fellowship among graduate students within the department.

Website: http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/fws/graduate-student-organiz.html

Advisor: Colleen Caldwell ccaldel@nmsu.edu


Horsemen's Association

Purpose:

  1. To provide competitive opportunities for students through the NMSU Ranch Horse Team and NMSU IHSA Equestrian Team.

Website: nmsuhorsemensassociation@gmail.com

President: Ashley Almanza mlbger14@nmsu.edu

Advisor and Equestrian Team Coach: Hannah Swarthout hswarth@nmsu.edu

Ranch Horse Team Coach: Joby Priest preist@nmsu.edu

Meetings: First & Third Thursday of the month at the Equine Education Center


Horticulture Forum

Purpose:

  1. To provide a forum for the discussion of Horticulture topics.
  2. To promote Horticulture within the University, the state of New Mexico, the United States of America and the world.
  3. To cooperate with and promote the department of Horticulture at New Mexico State University.

Advisor(s): Geno Picchioni gpcchio@nmsu.edu (575)-646-1820,

Rachel Gioannini rachelgi@nmsu.edu (575) 646-3638


Intercollegiate Floriculture Team

Purpose:

  1. Provide extracurricular, active-learning activities not available in the traditional curriculum to all NMSU students interested in the floriculture industry (production, marketing, and utilization of fresh flower products).
  2. Allow students to have the opportunity to earn a spot on the Team, compete in floral judging and design at the national level, and represent NMSU in a professional manner.
  3. To promote floriculture as a growth industry within the NMSU community.

President: Stacy Swope sswope17@nmsu.edu (575) 544-2613

Advisor: Sabine Green swhitley@nmsu.edu


National Agri-Marketing Association

Purpose:

A professional organization open to all majors, committed to the career development of its members focusing on careers in agri-business and marketing.

Website: http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/clubs/nama/

President: Lexi Montgomery lexi1899@nmsu.edu

Advisor: Chadelle Robinson Chadelle@nmsu.edu


National Society of Minorities in Hospitality

NSMH is a student-run, nationally recognized organization of students and professionals representing an array of social and cultural backgrounds and a wealth of unique perspectives and ideas. NSMH is proud of its diversity and believes it provides a competitive advantage in the hospitality industry. Consequently, we work to make the industry aware of the benefits that a diverse workforce provides in a business that caters to the world.

Purpose:

  1. To aid in the recruitment, retention and support of minority students in hospitality education.
  2. To build and maintain a working relationship between hospitality professionals and students.
  3. To prepare minority students for advancement within the hospitality industry.

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Website: http://nsmh.org

President: Diana Cook petey@nmsu.edu

Advisor: Julie Correa jzumwalt@ad.nmsu.edu


Plant & Environmental Sciences Graduate Student Organization

Purpose:

  1. The purpose is to further the educational, professional, and practical aims and goals of graduate students in Agronomy & Horticulture, Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Biology, and Soil Science. This organization will also voice concerns and problems encountered by graduate students and bring these issues to the attention of the Department of PES and EPPWS Departments
  2. To raise funds for projects concerning graduate students in the organization
  3. To provide a means of assisting graduate student travel to professional meetings for promotion of professional development.
  4. To provide a vehicle for graduate students to become better acquainted with fellow graduate students in the department.
  5. To increase communication and understanding among graduate students and faculty
  6. To represent PES and EPPWS graduate students to the New Mexico State University Graduate Student Council.

Website: http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/clubs/pesgso/

Advisor(s): Ivette Guzman ivguzman@nmsu.edu


Pre-Veterinary Club

Purpose:

To promote interest in veterinary medicine and to provide information to students interested in veterinary medicine.

Advisor: Dr. Adam Summers asummers@nmsu.edu

Meetings: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 6:00pm in Knox 238


Range Club

Purpose:

To stimulate interest and activity in and to strengthen, improve, and perpetuate the profession of range management.

Website: http://nmsrm.nmsu.edu/nmsu-range-club.html

Advisor: Dave Stricklan daves58@nmsu.edu

Meetings: 1st Thursday and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5:30pm in Knox 201


Student Association of Nutrition & Dietetics (SAND)

Purpose:

The objectives of this organization shall be to promote familiarity with the field of human nutrition and food science and related fields to organization members and the community of Las Cruces. The organization shall strive to inform members and citizens of the opportunities opening up in the fields of nutrition and food science, to provide sound information to the citizens of the community on these subjects, and to stimulate sound practices among peers.

Website: http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/clubs/sand/

President: Sierra Chopito sierrac4@nmsu.edu

Advisor(s): Stephanie Rogus srogus@nmsu.edu, Shadai Marin ssmartin@nmsu.edu


Sportsman Fishing Club at New Mexico State University

Purpose:

  1. To inform the university and it's students about the sport of bass fishing.
  2. To provide opportunities for full-time students to engage in a bass fishing sports club.
  3. To provide an opportunity for students to participate in competitive bass fishing at a collegiate level.
  4. To promote bass fishing and cooperation with other organizations on campus.

President: Wyatt Sandoval birdie69@nmsu.edu

Advisor: Colleen Caldwell ccaldwel@usgs.gov


Student Association of Fashion Merchandising & Marketing

Purpose:

  1. To provide for professional development of fashion merchandising and marketing.
  2. To increase awareness of Fashion Merchandising and its offerings outside classroom situations.
  3. To promote and explore different areas of Fashion Merchandising.
  4. To establish relationships with the business community.

Advisor(s): Dr. Insook Ahn iahn@nmsu.edu

Kelley Coffeen kcoffeen@nmsu.edu


Therapeutic Riding Association

Purpose:

  1. To encourage the growth of NMSU Therapeutic Riding program.
  2. To provide volunteers and community support for the NMSU Therapeutic Riding program.
  3. To promote the development of organized intercollegiate equine activities and public service opportunities.
  4. To provide educational experiences for NMSU students and community members.
  5. To encourage improvement of scholarship and develop competent leadership among student members.
  6. To support the NMSU Therapeutic Riding Association in its outreach to the community.

Website: http://trp.nmsu.edu/


Turf Club

Purpose:

  1. To serve as an official organization for students interested in turfgrass and landscape management , and to provide them with information about career directions and the credentials needed to become a turfgrass or landscape manager.
  2. To promote and advance the profession and enrich the quality of golf, sports turf, other turfgrass facilities and their environments.
  3. To provide an avenue for an exchange of information and ideas between students and turfgrass and landscape management professionals both locally and internationally.

Website: http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/clubs/turfclub

Advisor: Dr. Ryan Goss ryangoss@nmsu.edu


The Wildlife Society

Purpose:

  1. To encourage and advance all phases of wildlife management along sound biological lines.
  2. To help establish and maintain the highest possible professional standards.
  3. To improve public understanding and support of scientific management of wildlife and related resources.
  4. To recognize and commend outstanding work in the profession.
  5. To provide a common meeting ground for Wildlife workers.

President: Jonathan Brooks jbrooks7@nmsu.edu

Advisor: Jennifer K. Frey jfrey@nmsu.edu


World Student Alliance of NMSU

Purpose:

  1. To organize and connect students who demand more opportunities for international education experiences.
  2. To increase international education program funding.
  3. To instigate a greater international focus.
  4. To create a positive environment for international discussion.
  5. Expanding networking with the campus's international population.

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President: Ana Garcia Escalante

Advisor: Manoj K Shukla shuklamk@nmsu.edu

Abby Nayra anayra@nmsu.edu