As many of you may know, there was a shooting at Aztec High School. In these situations, many of us feel helpless and frustrated. We want to do something. We want to make a difference. Please know you can do something. You can make a difference. Some suggestions I have are: meet a friend for coffee, tell a stranger good luck on finals, check-in with one another or perform a random act of kindness. If you know someone from Aztec, let them know you care and you are thinking about them. It is amazing how a simple few words can have on another person. Take the time to make that difference.
To our students from Aztec and the surrounding area, my thoughts are with you. Many of you may know those who were directly affected by this tragedy. The NMSU community is here for you. You can lean on us in the coming days. Counseling services at the Aggie Health and Wellness is a great resource. If you need someone to talk to, they are there to help you. You can call the center at 575-646-1512. They are open Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 closed for lunch 11:30-1:00. The Office of the Dean of Students is here to assist you as well. We are located in Corbett Student Union room 207 and our phone number is 575-646-1722. Our office is open Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00.
We say it many times: NMSU is a caring community. It is now time to put that motto into action. Take care of one another.
In the Aggie Spirit,