Homecoming 2017: Outstanding Alumni: Larry Barstow


Silver City, NM- On September 23, WNMU honored two outstanding alumni, one of which was a man named Larry Barstow. Barstow graduated from WNMU with the class of 1962 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Social Sciences. Barstow also played Left Tackle with the WNMU

Great Race 50: A Look Back


Silver City, NM- Nearing the end of spring semester, with finals looming and graduation right around the corner, the university celebrates a local tradition known as the Great Race. The annual tradition celebrated it’s fiftieth year this past Saturday, with festivities including a bowling night, a powderpuff football game, field activities, a talent show, a

Western Alumni Helps Build Community in Deming, New Mexico


Deming, NM- Graduation looms ever closer for many students, as the next step in their lives is about to be taken. After college, many will move on to bigger and better things, whether they are graduate school or future careers. Some will hopefully use their education to make positive impacts in their fields or in

Homecoming 2016: Mustang Spirit Alive and Well


Silver City, NM- Back in August, when the Mustang spoke with the Academic Advisor for SAAC, the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, she mentioned that one of the goals for the 2016-2017 year was to increase attendance and boost school spirit at WNMU games. If Homecoming 2016 is anything to go by, then that plan has

Homecoming 2016: The Return of the Queen


Silver City NM- Yesterday brought a flood of alumni out from the wood works in order to celebrate WNMU’s Homecoming 2016. Among the ranks was a former coach, a former Mustang Newspaper manager, and a past Homecoming Queen. Thirty years ago, Monica Carbajal-Alatorre was crowned the 1986 Homecoming queen. She was a Junior at the

Homecoming 2016: Korean War Veteran Thomas Davis Returns to WNMU

During his time at WNMU, Thomas Davis was the Business Manager of The Mustang Newspaper from 1956 to 1958

Silver City, NM – Navy Veteran and alumni Thomas Davis attended Western New Mexico University’s Homecoming 2016 this past Saturday. Davis is a Korean War veteran and graduated from WNMU in 1958. After attending the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI), Davis attended WNMU for more than year until he was drafted to go to Guam.

Homecoming 2016: The Origins of Homecoming: A Brief History


Silver City, NM- It’s that time of year again. As the nights get colder and the summer turns to autumn, WNMU celebrates it’s annual Homecoming week. Alumni from many years past can be seen walking the halls of their alma matter, while current students are participating in the weeks many scheduled activities. We’ve already had

WNMU CNA Instructor Honored with SkillsUSA Award


Deming, NM- Mary Anderson, who teaches dual-credit CNA courses for both Deming Public Schools and Western New Mexico University, has recently been chosen for the title of “Region V Advisor of the Year” for SkillsUSA, beating out nominees from 14 other states. SkillsUSA is an organization designed to educate students hoping for careers in technology