Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
                     - William Arthur Ward

Before we all dash off to bountiful dinners, family get togethers and more football games than we ever thought possible, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your dedication to UNM-Gallup.  Your excellence drives our success and we would not be where we are today without the contributions of each and every one of you. 

We are grateful to our faculty and staff for your dedication to the success of our institution.  We thank our students for your motivation and for choosing UNM-Gallup for your education.  This Thanksgiving, let us all be especially thankful for the gifts we all share and embrace a spirit of appreciation for our families, friends, and colleagues.  Let us realize the powerful impact education can have on lives and be thankful for the opportunities we have within UNM-Gallup, within our community and within our country.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dr. Christopher Dyer     
Chief Executive Officer
Rick Goshorn                         
Chief Financial Officer

Professor Ken Roberts        
Dean of Instruction

Jayme McMahon 
Director, Student Affairs            

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Chief Executive Officer Awards

By Marilee Petranovich
Marketing and Communication Officer

Congratulations to faculty members who were recently recognized by Dr. Christopher Dyer and presented with 2016 Chief Executive Officer Faculty awards.   On Thursday, October 27th in the CEO’s Conference Room, Dr. Dyer honored 5 UNM-Gallup faculty members with his annual awards and presented each with a personalized glass sculpture to thank them for the work they have done throughout the year.  Dr. Dyer noted, “None of us is above anyone.   We are all a team and I have a great deal of respect for your work.  I come from your ranks with 30 years of experience as a faculty member.  I appreciate the art of teaching and know how important it is to the fabric of the campus.”  The following faculty members were presented with designations from Dr. Dyer.  All quotes are from Dr. Dyer as he presented the awards:

Chris Chavez, Lecturer II, Construction Technology – CEO’s Award for Professional Development.  “Chris clearly enjoys his work and is such an asset to our campus.”

Dr. Shirley Heying, Assistant Professor, Anthropology – Teresa Wilkins Award for Faculty Excellence“Shirley really pops in the classroom!”

Laura Jijon – CEO’s Award for College Service.  “Laura is super creative and brilliant and recognizes that the key in an educational environment is relationship-building.”

Thomas Kaus, Associate Professor, Math – CEO’s Award for Community Service.  “The work Tom has done with children and math is exceedingly outstanding and is noted by the community.”
(Unable to attend the ceremony)

Dr. Stephen Buggie, Professor, Psychology – CEO’s Award for Teaching.  “Dr. Buggie is one of the unsung heroes on our campus.”

More photos from the award ceremony may be viewed at the link below:

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

2017-2018 FAFSA

2017-2018 FAFSA is available starting October 1, 2016
Starting Fall 2016:
  •  The 2017-2018 FAFSA will be released and available for completion on October 1, 2016.
  • This is three months earlier than previous years. In addition to the earlier release date, the FAFSA process will now be based on tax information from two years prior to the FAFSA. In other words, you will be able to use 2015 taxes on the 2017-2018 FAFSA.
  • The US Department of Education is encouraging schools to release initial award offers earlier in light of the earlier availability of the FAFSA. UNM's new priority date will be Friday, January 6, 2017. Be sure to submit your FAFSA by then for best possible consideration. If any additional documents are requested to complete your file, the new date for submitting those documents will be January 31, 2017. We anticipate releasing initial award offers for the 2017-2018 year by mid-February 2017, which is approximately 6 weeks earlier than in previous years.
  • FAFSA Filing 17/18 Day – Financial Aid Department will assist student/parents with the 17/18 FAFSA application to meet the priority deadline (January 6, 2017) on:
  • November 9, 2016 from 8am to 8pm at the Financial Aid Department.
  • December 7, 2016 from 8am to 8pm at the Financial Aid Department
  • The UNM Gallup Financial Aid Office is happy to assist students when filing their FAFSA applications, we are also available Monday through Friday 8am to 4 pm.  Log on to www.FAFSA.ed.gov to apply for Title IV funding.