Student Service: Center for Student Success

CSS Covid-19

The Center for Student Success is a place for students to hang out, connect to resources across campus, and study. The CSS looks forward to giving students a friendly place that has an atmosphere somewhere in-between the Campus Recreation and Miller Library. The CSS is open from 8 am – 8 pm every weekday and 4

Club Spotlight: Mustangs Care Club


Mustangs Care Club is a student-led volunteer group that is focused on giving back to the community. Bobby Marquez is the Club Advisor. The executive members of the Mustangs Care Clube are Eric Guerrero as President, Kassandra Segura as Vice President, Aja Sanchez as Secretary, and Ariana Medina as Treasurer. The club participates in service-learning

“All students should do yoga!” expressed by Yogitha Malkireddy, Campus Recreational Coordinator

Photo Credits: Yogitha Malkireddy

Yogitha Malkireddy originally from India. She has lived in Silver City since July of 2020. Malkireddy holds the title of Campus Recreational Coordinator for Student Life at Western New Mexico University. Since early childhood, she has been part of sports, and it always drove her towards fitness and wellness. Malkireddy has a degree in Engineering;

STEM student Elizabeth Sorells shares her prediction on health crisis

Elizabeth Sorells

With the COVID-19 pandemic currently affecting WNMU and its community, The Mustang Staff reached out to members of the Mustang family to understand their thoughts on the current situation of the world. Elizabeth Sorells is a Silver City native who is double majoring in Mathematics and Forest Wildlife, currently a junior, Sorells is a math

International student living through COVID-19 away from home

Elizabeth Mireles

With the COVID-19 pandemic currently affecting WNMU and its community, the Mustang Staff reached out to members of the Mustang family to understand their thoughts on the current situation of the world. Elizabeth Mireles is an international student studying Chemistry. A senior from Guanajuato, Mexico. Mireles’ program is only one semester of study at WNMU.

Kinesiology Professor Hopes To Start New Cycling Club

Photo Credit: Garrett Peltonen, PhD

WNMU is welcoming a new cycling club organized and sponsored by former professional cyclist and current Kinesiology professor, Garrett Peltonen. “We live in a great area for cycling and bike riding. In fact, the university could use a cycling club,” said Peltonen. Peltonen mentioned how he is coordinating this club along with Kathy Whiteman, Director

Professor Roberta Brown on celebrating National Grammar Day

National Grammar Day

March 4 is National Grammar Day in the United States. According to, National Grammar day was established in 2008 by Martha Brockenbrough, the founder of the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar. The day’s motto is, “It’s not only a date, but it’s also an imperative: March forth on March fourth to speak

Paid research programs available in many disciplines

Joe and Student

Students at Western New Mexico University have access to enriching academic opportunities, some of them paid and in faraway places. One valuable resource they have is the opportunity to find the perfect research program. Research has a crucial role in education since it provides students with life-building experience for their futures. Joe Doyle is the

University Foundation provides scholarships and other student support


The University Foundation is an independent non-profit organization established in 1982 to support WNMU. It was first launched by community members and alumni who wanted to provide support to students. The University Foundation manages the administration, distribution, and management of private contributions, gifts and donations to meet the needs and to benefit WNMU students, faculty,

Zachary Tecca: A teaching scientist

Zach Tecca

Zachary Tecca, a Lordsburg, New Mexico resident, will be graduating on December 13 with a Bachelor of Sciences in Botany and Zoology degree. Tecca started in college pursuing a degree in Theater. During his high school years, Tecca would participate in the State Theater Competition in Farmington, New Mexico. Tecca dropped theater after working for