Victoria BañuelosAcademic Advisor
Victoria Bañuelos is an Academic Advisor in the Advising Center in the College of Arts and Sciences. She provides academic advising for incoming and new transfer students, military, and international students. She also works with students exploring major options. Victoria earned a B.A. in Foreign Language and a B.S. in Mathematics in from New Mexico State University in 2008. She has worked for the university since she was a student. Prior to joining the Advising Center in 2013, she worked in University Accounts Receivable and the Arts & Sciences Research Center. In addition to her academic advising duties, Victoria serves as the advisor for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She likes to read mystery novels and playing Lego games on her Xbox. She also loves cows.
Jarod GonzalezAcademic Advisor
Jarod Gonzalez is an Academic Advisor in the Advising Center in the College of Arts and Sciences. He has been an Academic Advisor at New Mexico State University since June 2013. Prior to joining NMSU, he worked as an advisor at UT-Austin for a program that assisted first generation and/or low-income students. Jarod received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2009 and Master of Education in Educational Psychology in 2011 from the University of Texas at Austin. He primarily advises freshman in the following majors: Criminal Justice, English, History, Sociology, and students interested in the Creative Media Institute (Animation and Visual Effects/Digital Film Making transfer advisor). He is also the contact person for departments in the College of Arts and Sciences to make changes to “Degree Maps”. Lastly, he supervises the Advising Center Student Specialists who assist students in the reception and lab areas. He enjoys Basketball, poker, writing, poetry, sports, weightlifting, philosophy, and promoting social justice.
Annette Sanchez FloresAcademic Advisor
Annette Sanchez Flores is an Academic Advisor in the Advising Center in the College of Arts and Sciences. She works with students in the Bachelor of Individualized Studies (BIS) program and the Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) program as well as students who are exploring majors. Annette earned a Bachelors in Community Health and a Masters in Family and Child Science from New Mexico State University. She has worked NMSU since 1999 when she was a student worker in Branson Library. Prior to her professional position in the Advising Center, Annette worked for the DACC Financial Aid Office, the Main campus Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services, the Alamogordo Advising Center, and the College of Extended Learning. Annette enjoys perusing the Famers Market on Saturdays, listening to music, swimming and outdoor activities.
Jeremy TaulbeePre-Health Professions Advisor
Jeremy “JT” Taulbee is the Pre-Health Professions Advisor. JT assists NMSU students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare in a process of exploring, preparing, and applying to healthcare professional programs. He supports NMSU students as they work to achieve the most competitive application for health school admission possible. JT earned a BA in Communication Studies from NMSU in 2004 and a M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2010. Prior to joining NMSU as the Pre-Health Professions Advisor, JT’s work experience included academic and career advising at both Dona Ana Community College and NMSU Alamogordo. As an advisor, JT puts the academic, career and life success of his students first.
In addition to his academic advising duties, JT serves as the advisor for the Pre-Dental Society and the Pre-Health Professions student organization. JT enjoys serving others, teaching and public speaking. He enjoys movies (especially Star Wars and Comic book movies), reading, spending time with his wife and son, and being active in Toastmasters International.
Kelley S. HestirLead Academic Advisor
Kelley S. Hestir is the Lead Academic Advisor for the Advising Center in the College of Arts and Sciences. She specializes in advising students who are exploring majors and those experiencing academic challenges. She served as the NMSU Catalog Editor from 2004-2006, then as program coordinator and academic adviser for the new undergraduate interdisciplinary and Creative Media degree programs. Since joining the College of Arts and Sciences in 2013, she has focused on developing innovative exploratory major opportunities, offering student-at-risk learning programs for undergraduates, and is committed to helping each student accomplish academic and professional goals.
Kelley graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Hawai’i where she taught sculpture for six years. In 2012 she received the Doña Ana Arts Council Arts in Public Places award for the “Bataan Death March Memorial” at Veteran’s Park in Las Cruces. Kelley continues to exhibit, teach, participate in and support community arts, animal welfare and sustainability.
Susie CrouchAdministrative Assistant email@example.com 575-646-5205
Terri-Lyn MickAdministrative Assistant
Terri-Lyn Mick has been employed by NMSU since August 2007. She traveled from NJ in December 2004 to see her oldest son graduate from NMSU College of Arts and Sciences with his BS in Geology. Her mind was made up that she was moving to Las Cruces! Terri-Lyn accepted a temporary job in the NMSU Registrar’s Office and was made permanent a few months later. In September 2009 she accepted a job in Arts & Sciences Records center and loves her job!
When she is not at work, she enjoys being with her family, especially her new Granddaughter. She loves the culture and strives to visit all the sites and attend NMSU athletic games, especially basketball! NM is a Great Place!