earns national nod for freshmen work
Nossoff, director of New Student Programs, is among 10 individuals
in the nation recently named as Outstanding First-Year
was honored last month at the 22nd Annual Conference on the
First-Year Experience in Atlanta, Ga.
Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in
Transition at the University of South Carolina and the Houghton
Mifflin Publishing Co. selected the recipients from 120 nominations.
The award honors college faculty, administrators and staff for
positive contributions to students and the culture of their
F. Chris Garcia nominated Nossoff for his work with freshmen
programs. Nossoff has been instrumental in UNMs strides
to improve student retention.
his 30-year career at four universities, Joel has been a consistent,
creative and effective advocate for first-year students,
Garcia said. Joel has developed seminar courses at three
different campuses...each of these courses has been seen as
a major accomplishment.
developed Introduction to Undergraduate Studies,
a key component to UNMs successful new Freshman Learning
Communities, which he also helped form and implement.
joined UNM in 1994. In 1999, he became director of New Student
Programs for University College.