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Current Issue: March 31, 2003
Volume 38, Number 16


UNM Graduate Studies Dean Teresita Aguilar was recently elected to serve a two-year term on the Western Association of Graduate Schools board. Robin Meize-Grochowski, Ph.D., UNM associate dean of graduate studies, served a two-year term on the board, which ended this year. Also, Mariana Ibanez, UNM graduate studies academic affairs specialist, was a workshop panelist, presenting on the OGS-Net, the network of administrative assistants for all academic graduate programs.


Elaine Borrelli, director of UNM Engineering Student Programs, has been elected to the board of directors for the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

Borrelli takes office at the NACADA National Conference held in Dallas this fall and will serve until October 2006.

Borrelli will provide leadership and help to establish a vision, strategic plan and special association initiatives. The board members work closely to establish policy for the association, which best serves its membership.

“I have been very involved in committee work regarding professional development of advisors and the fiscal review of the conferences and institutes. We have some great things on the horizon, of special note is the launching of a Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising in partnership with Kansas State that will be offered via the Web,” Borrelli said.


UNM’s Parking and Transportation Services Department received Piñon Recognition at the 2002 Quality New Mexico Awards. The department's focus on customer service, significant use of technology, and dedication to human resources were noted.

“The Quality New Mexico recognition has afforded us the opportunity to see how our department has evolved through working toward our goal of exceptional service to the UNM community,” said Clovis Acosta, director. Applying for the NMQA entailed creating an 11-page report describing the department’s operations and procedures.

According to the NMQA executive eummary and feedback report, Parking Services was recognized for its “professionally managed organization intent on serving its customers’ needs.” Parking Services was also applauded for their use of technology and strong commitment to human resources.

Quality New Mexico is a non-profit organization that promotes excellence in business, education, government and healthcare to enhance the lives of New Mexicans.