Tag Archives | Patricia Gonzales

Doing our part—and more

It’s enrollment time again at UNM-Taos, and a good time to reflect on the role of higher education in northern New Mexico. The beauty of a rural community college is that its mission is formed to great extent by the needs of the citizens residing the communities it serves. Nowhere is this more apparent than […]

Enroll now for a better college experience

Even though winter has barely begun, it’s already time to set our sights on spring. Spring semester at UNM-Taos, that is. Schedules are in the racks around town, and 10,000 of them have been inserted in this week’s Taos News. I thought it would be a good time to talk with some of the folks […]

A time of transition at UNM-Taos

GRADUATION AND EARLY ENROLLMENT Spring is a busy time at UNM-Taos. Our graduation ceremony takes place May 13, but registration for Summer and Fall classes is already in full swing, and early enrollment is the name of the game. “Students tend not to think about fall until the summer semester is over,” reported Patricia Gonzales, […]

First impressions of the fall

Fall enrollment at UNM-Taos is always a challenge. It takes a huge amount of coordinated effort to get 1,500 students through the process—put their transcripts in order, register, talk to an advisor, arrange for financial aid and sign up for classes. And although much of this can be accomplished online now, students are notorious for […]

A time of change

“The second our class schedule goes to press it’s inaccurate,” Patricia Gonzales, UNM-Taos Student Enrollment Director stated bluntly. “What we have found is that the most accurate document out there is the one online.” The problem is that class changes—in instructor, location, time, course number, and even the occasional cancellation—are inevitable. So if a student […]