LAS CRUCES, N.M.-The American Indian Program at New Mexico State University (NMSU) is inviting Native American high school seniors and transfer students from community and tribal colleges to attend Native American College Day from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 20, 2007, in the Corbett Center Student Union.
"The purpose of Native American College Day is to invite students to explore NMSU and its academic programs," said Patrick Natoni, guidance and recruiting coordinator for NMSU's American Indian Program. "In an effort to promote NMSU to Native American students across the state of New Mexico and the southwest region, students will have an opportunity to visit with admissions, financial aid and housing representatives."
The admissions office will conduct an on-site admissions workshop where students will be able to apply or find out about their admissions status. Students are encouraged to bring their transcripts. Students will attend a presentation from the financial aid office, take a tour of the residence halls and the campus and sample the meal plan with a complimentary lunch in the Taos Restaurant. Also, students will be given complimentary tickets to the Aggies men's basketball game later that evening.
Those in attendance will have an opportunity to hear from current Native American students at NMSU who will discuss their college experiences and the transition from their reservations to NMSU and give advice to prospective NMSU students.
Each semester NMSU enrolls approximately 500 Native American students. These students represent most of the 22 Native American tribes in New Mexico, as well as other tribes from throughout the U.S.