Student Spotlight: Aspen Luna

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Silver City, NM- Volleyball player Aspen Luna has seen the world! Though she considers Arizona to be her home, Aspen was born in Illinois. Her father was once a Marine and worked as Federal Agent with NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service), with postings all over the world, giving Aspen a very global education. Due to

Student Spotlight: Daisy Simpson

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Silver City, NM- This week’s Student Spotlight comes from a familiar face you may have seen in the Juan Chacon building while passing by the Student Affairs office, Ms. Daisy Simpson. Born and raised in San Bernardino, California, Daisy graduated at just 17 years old from San Bernardino High School, and is now 18 years

Student Spotlight: Brooklyn Misenhimer


Silver City, NM- A common attribute for high school students in Arizona with the ambitions of playing a collegiate sport at a Division Two, Division Three, or NAIA-level would have to be going somewhere out of state given their abilities and sport. Brooklyn Misenhimer is one of these students, a Tucson native, born and raised

Student Spotlight: Karina Marin

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Silver City, NM- The end is almost in site for Karina Marin. A Psychology major with a minor in chemical dependency, Karina came to Western from her home town of Orange Grove, California. She is currently in her last semester of her undergraduate career and had a lot to share from her accomplishments in her last

Student Spotlight: Thomas Durham


Silver City, NM- Perhaps you’ve seen him at the book store, or maybe you’ve seen him lounging in the Chief Justice Chambers on the third floor of the SMB. Rarely seen without his trademark flannel and baseball cap, Thomas Durham is both a distinctive and important member of the Western community, and Grant County as

Senior Spotlight: Jill Rae Smith


Silver City NM- Fall Commencement is showing us the best that WNMU has to offer, with over 200 students graduating with various degrees. 29 year-old Jill Rae Smith is one of those students and she has quite an impressive background. As an undergraduate she will obtain a degree in Sociology with a dual minor in

Senior Spotlight: Assistant Cross Country Coach Nicole Luna


Silver City, NM- Fall Commencement is almost here and more than 200 students are ready to take the next step in their lives. One of these students, 26-year-old Nicole Luna, has been at Western for the long haul. She arrived at the university as an undergraduate, participating in the cross-country running team. Now she is

Senior Spotlight: Samantha Munoz

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Silver City, NM- Samantha Munoz wasn’t entirely sure what she wanted to do when she came to Western New Mexico University in fall of 2012. She was an undeclared freshman with a strong interest in helping others, as well as a passion for softball. She originally intended to just play softball and go to school