Welcome Back Events

Come by our Welcome Back Events!  Chicano Programs hosts tables by the various Hispanic Student organizations in Hispanic Council.  As well as tables representing various NMSU offices like the Graduate School, Counseling Center, Library, AMP, etc. and local community organizations.  Come by! Get to know new people and find lots of helpful information.

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Fall Semester 2017

Welcome Back I  August 31, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., International Mall by English Bldg.

Welcome Back II  September 6, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Frenger Mall by Astronomy Bldg.

Spring Semester 2018

Welcome Back III  January 31, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., location TBA (due to proposed construction)



Latino Week Spring Semester 2017

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DSC01815Generaciones is a mother-daughter program for 5th grade girls and their mothers. The program is based on research that states that by the 5th grade, it is important that girls have 1) a close, trusting relationship with her mother, 2) personal goals and 3) self esteem. If these three factors are not in place by the 5th grade, there is an increased chance that the girl will not graduate from high school and continue her education. Chances also increase that the girl will engage in self-destructive behavior that may endanger her future success.

Generaciones is held each spring semester. Chicano Programs works with two schools to identify girls and mothers to participate in the program. Each hour of Generaciones focuses on one of the three factors described above. A familiarity with the university campus and it’s inner workings is another important element of the program. Each year’s program culminates with an overnight field trip. Each mother and daughter spend the night in the dorms to have a taste of college life. The group swims at the pool in the Activity Center. Members of the Chicano Programs staff and the staff of each school accompany the mothers and daughters on this overnight experience.

Each semester Hispanic and other minority female professionals are invited to speak to the group. These women discuss how they obtained their education and demonstrate interesting facets of their profession.

Generaciones has been conducted by Chicano Programs for almost twenty years. Funding is provided by the Office of the Provost from the Minority Recruitment and Retention fund.