Portfolio: Press Releases

During the summer of 2008, I worked as an intern for the Public Information Office of New Mexico Tech. My duties included photographing events and writing articles regarding the research university. Listed below are the articles published. A couple of articles were republished in for the local newspaper.

Student Association Announces Three Annual Award Winners

Published: May 29, 2008
Summary: Article profiles the three award recipients; an outstanding student, faculty, and staff member.
Link: http://www.nmt.edu/nmt-news/94-2008/3144-student-association-announces-three-annual-award-winners


Campus Construction Update

Published: June 11, 2008
Summary: News regarding changes to campus landscape and new proposed construction. Campus improvements include new picnic areas, parking, and signage.
Link: http://www.nmt.edu/nmt-news/94-2008/3046-11june01g


Yanyan Guo Receives 2008 Langmuir Award For Research

Published: June 13, 2008
Summary: Profile interview of Yanyan Guo, second-year doctoral student in the chemistry department. Her research may one day contribute to finding new methods for photochemical therapy techniques to treat cancer and bacteria.
Link: http://www.nmt.edu/nmt-news/94-2008/3058-13june02g


Residential Life Staff Welcomes New Conference and Facilities Coordinator

Published: June 13, 2008
Summary: Profile of new Conference and Facilities Coordinator to join the on-campus student housing staff.
Link: http://www.nmt.edu/nmt-news/94-2008/3057-13june01g


Summer Science Program of 2008 Begins at New Mexico Tech

Published: June 19, 2008
Summary: Article about the Summer Science Program, history of the program, and list of speaking events related to the program.
Link: http://www.nmt.edu/nmt-news/94-2008/3095-19june01g


NM Tech Bookstore Wins 5 of 7 Awards at Company Conference

Published: June 27, 2008
Summary: Manager receives five awards from Texas Book Company, operator of the New Mexico Tech Bookstore. Awards were based on sales performance, net profit, and bookstore overall improvement.
Link: http://www.nmt.edu/nmt-news/94-2008/3135-nm-tech-bookstore-wins-5-of-7-awards-at-company-conference


A Day In Life of SSP Students

Published: July 18, 2008
Summary: Article profiling the life of a high school-aged Summer Science Program student. Interviewed three students and one instructor regarding the summer camp.
Link: http://www.nmt.edu/nmt-news/94-2008/3090-18july01g


The Advising Resource Center – A Hidden Treasure for Tech Students

Published: July 22, 2008
Summary: Interview with Elaine DeBrine-Howell, director of the Advising Resource Center. The center provides various services and support for students, such as tutoring, counseling, and workshops.
Link: http://www.nmt.edu/nmt-news/94-2008/3114-22july02g


Tech Rolls Out Text Message Emergency Alert System

Published: July 25, 2008
Summary: New Mexico Tech implements a new text messaging system in an effort to enhance campus safety and security. The article includes instructions for students, staff, and faculty to link up their cell phones to receive text messages.
Link: http://www.nmt.edu/nmt-news/94-2008/3128-25july03


Four New Faculty Members Join New Mexico Tech

Published: July 31, 2008
Summary: Profiles of each new faculty member which include past teaching experience, educational background, relevant awards, and academic publications.
Link: http://www.nmt.edu/nmt-news/94-2008/3153-four-new-faculty-members-join-new-mexico-tech-


Chartwells Manager Receives Director of the Year Award

Published: August 5, 2008
Summary: Director of the New Mexico Tech cafeteria receives award for his successful efforts in campus dining.
Link: http://www.nmt.edu/nmt-news/94-2008/3161-5aug02g


Technical Communication Journal Coming to Tech

Published: August 18, 2008
Summary: Profile about Xchanges, a peer-reviewed technical communication journal published by the New Mexico Tech Humanities Department
Link: http://www.nmt.edu/nmt-news/94-2008/3084-18aug01g


Campus Dining Going Green with Biodegradable Cups and Plates

Published: August 22, 2008
Summary: Campus cafeteria begins using biodegradable plates, carry-out boxes, and cutlery made out of potatoes.
Link: http://www.nmt.edu/nmt-news/94-2008/3062-14aug02g


Motivational Speaker to give talk about Substance Abuse

Published: August 22, 2008
Summary: Recovering meth addict, David Parnell, offers a cautionary tale to Tech students and Socorro public school students about his fight against substance abuse.
Link: http://www.nmt.edu/nmt-news/94-2008/3112-22aug02g


Facilities Management Taking Steps to Maintain Campus Safety for All

Published: September 9, 2008
Summary: New Mexico Tech’s Facilities Management Grounds Manager talks about their plans to keep the landscape beautiful and green.
Link: http://www.nmt.edu/nmt-news/94-2008/3188-9sept04g