Celebrating Mustangs on National Student-Athlete Day


National Student-Athlete Day (NSAD) is celebrated annually on April 6.. This day provides an opportunity to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of student-athletes. Many student-athletes take on roles as leaders in their community and serve as role models for other students. The day is dedicated to encouraging families, schools, and communities to support their student-athletes in

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.

Student Athlete, Justyce Millan, on Rising Women

Justyce Millan

Justyce Millan is a double major in psychology and sociology. She started attending WNMU in 2016 and will be graduating in May. Millan played for the WNMU Softball Team for three years, was the President for the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, and is

Student Government Member, Fransisco Estrella, participates in student affairs conference

From left to right: Dayanara Beltran, Holly Gallegos, Gregory Romero, Catalina Arana- Mendoza, Francisco Estrella, and Thomasina Ortiz- Gallegos

The New Mexico Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NMASAP) Statewide Symposium 2020 is a bi-annual conference provided to student affairs professionals and colleagues to connect and learn from different schools. The NMASAP was hosted at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque on February 20-21. Colleges and universities came from across the state to attend

Taylor Allison on Strong African Americans in Today’s Society

Taylor Allison

Taylor Allison is a senior at Western New Mexico University majoring in Cellular Molecular Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She is from Frisco, Texas. Allison is a team member of the Lady Mustang basketball team. Her position on the court is center. The Mustang Newspaper Staff interviewed Allison in one of an ongoing series

For LeShauntai Adams, Black history is powerful history

Black History Month

In 2016, Adams arrived to Western New Mexico University from Shiprock, NM, on an academic scholarship for the fall semester. She is currently a Senior and will be walking in May with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Rehabilitation Services and a minor in Psychology. Adams has a work study position in the Center for

Black History Month Interview with Mustang Stevan Winn

Credits: Jay Hemphill during WNMU Homecoming Parade 2020

This is Stevan Winn, also known as Steve. Winn is originally from Inglewood, California. He is a junior year WNMU student-athlete, majoring in Business Management.  Winn is also a work-study office worker for the Student Accessibility Services located in the Center for Student Success (CSS). Winn shared with The Mustang his perspective on Black History

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

Future pediatric oncologist ready to help the world

Adrianna Odogui

Adrianna Odogui is graduating this December with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She is originally from Wickenburg, AZ and came to WNMU as a transfer student from a community college. She chose Western New Mexico University because she loved the artsy and unique town of Silver City. Odogui appreciates the ability that WNMU

Clara Diaz: Camino Hacia la Doble Titulación

Clara Diaz

Clara Díaz es una estudiante originaria de Asturias, España que a sus 24 años está trabajando en conseguir una doble titulación en Educación. Diaz está en WNMU gracias a una colaboración con su universidad. Díaz estaba por aplicar para su Masters cuando se le dio a conocer una oportunidad de doble titulación en WNMU. No