Writer: D'Lyn Ford
LAS CRUCES - New staff members with New Mexico State University's College of Agriculture and Home Economics will help prospective and current students find scholarships and understand academic requirements.
Edward Rodriguez joined the academic programs office to oversee the college's scholarship and ambassador programs. He also works with transfer students and helps develop articulation agreements to accept transfer credits from other colleges and universities.
Rodriguez most recently worked as lead instructor for the One Stop Career Center at Dona Ana Branch Community College. He served as program coordinator for the DABCC's Allied Health Careers Opportunity Program and as an adjunct faculty member in business occupations and general studies.
He previously worked as program director for the state Education Department's Vocational Rehabilitation Division offices in southern New Mexico, as a vocational rehabilitation counselor and as an admissions coordinator/social services director for Las Cruces Health Care Center.
He holds two NMSU degrees: a bachelor's in sociology and a master's in educational management and development.
Program coordinator Kristy Langley's primary responsibilities will be in student recruitment.
Langley, who earned a bachelor's degree from NMSU in agricultural and extension education, worked in the State 4-H Office and interned with the Idaho Cooperative Extension Service. As part of her internship to complete a master's degree in agribusiness with a marketing minor, she is serving as junior adviser for the college's ambassador program.
To reach academic programs, call (800) 400-1807 or visit the World Wide Web page at http://www.cahe.nmsu.edu/academics/.
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