Three graduates of NMSU Grants are appearing on KDSK FM 92.7 to discuss their educational experiences at the Grants campus. They are urging the local community to vote in the upcoming February 3rd bond election.

Jacob O’Neil was one of eight students in the first NMSU Bachelor of Science in Nursing cohort delivered on our Grants campus, graduating in 2010.  Upon graduating he was immediately hired at Cibola General Hospital and has been working for the past 4 ½ years primarily as an Emergency Room Nurse.  Jacob is a three time Iraqi Marine Corp veteran.  He is considering beginning a Nurse Practitioner Master’s program in the near future. Listen to Jacob.

Elise Larsen is currently a City of Grants elected Municipal Judge.  Upon graduation in 2000 from Grants High School, Elise completed her Associate degree in Criminal Justice at NMSU Grants, followed with her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from NMSU, all without leaving Grants.  She is completing her third and final year of a Masters of Social Work from NM Highlands University at NMHU’s Rio Rancho Campus. Listen to Elise.

Joseph Martin, is a member of Acoma Pueblo and is an elementary teacher at Seboyeta Elementary School with the Grants Cibola County Schools.  Joseph completed his Associate degree in Education at NMSU Grants and then his Bachelor’s in Elementary Education via NMSU thru their distance education program, again without leaving Grants.  He is a board member of the Acoma Board of Education and Co-Chair of the Grants Cibola County Indian Education Committee. Listen to Joseph.

According to the January 16th Cibola Beacon, the bond election is unanimously supported by the Grants’ mayor and councilors.

Speaking at the recent Council meeting, Councilor Michael Lewis said, “We know child development works, I support it and hope that it passes.” Councilors Ruben Sandoval, Michael Quintana and Edwin Dickens also spoke in support of the project. Mayor Hicks said, “At first I played the devil’s advocate. Now that you’ve answered all my questions and concerns, I support the project.”

The impact on homeowners’ property taxes was projected to be only $48/year for a home valued at $90,000.

Proposed Facility Architectural Drawings

Vote February 3rd!

On Tuesday February 3, 2015, voters will be asked to support the New Mexico State University Grants Community College by authorizing $7M in General Obligation Bonds. The proceeds from this sale of bonds will be used in the construction of a new Teacher Education, Health Care and Child Development Center. This new facility will be used to:

  • Create a learning laboratory for Teacher Education students.
  • Create a clinical site for nursing students enrolled in the Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing (BSN) and Certified Nursing Assistant programs.
  • Create a teaching facility that provides relevant learning opportunities for our community students.
  • Expand the licensed child care slots from 55 to 80 for working parents and students in the community.

Early in-person voting is open until Monday, February 2nd. Absentee ballots and applications for absentee ballots are now available.
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