New Mexico State University

        History and Heritage

At the start of developing New Mexico State University, it was once just a part of the Los Cruces boundary, and was apart of what was the Los Cruces College of 1888. The start of the New Mexico University was originally the New Mexico College of Arts (as a part of the Los Cruces College), and titled under the Morrill Arts, became a college of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts.

This new college opened on January 21, 1890, with thirty-five students the first semester and only six faculty members. However, by 1960, the school had grown greatly, and its name was finally changed by the State Constitutional Amendment to New Mexico State University.

Today, NMSU now sits on a 900-acre campus and has six-hundred-ninety-four  faculty members, with three thousand one-hundred-thirteen staff. In successes, it also enrolls 16,248 students from all states in the United States, and from 71 nations!

         Costs and Tuition

In New Mexico State University, all rates and fees are accounted by tuition rates of the academic year, and of course specific rates. As a matter of fact, the budget of attending this university includes the seasons, and is also by classes that every individual must take.

On average for resident fees and tuition (which El Paso citizens do qualify for), the average is about $3,286.50. For Residence Hall, it ranges based on the cost of the semester and rate with double the cost of occupancy, which is around $1,737.00 - $2,272.00.

If wanted, a dining membership would cost about $1,677.00 - $1,723.00 for a resident payment, and typically, services for class such as books cost around $603.00.

In total, these estimated expenses vary from $7,303.50 - $7,884.50, which makes this University one of the cheapest to attend (and if curious, the total of a non-resident attending is around $14,346.00 - $14,927.00 with the same expenses considered.)

  One Element of Student Life

One element of student life is that New Mexico State University is one of the only universities that allows every individual to customize their student lives. Many are given opportunities to learn outside the classroom with internships, and are able to experience traditional college experiences that many colleges do not consider for their students. There is always a sense of patriotism with Aggies events and inner competitions within student groups.

Also, to customize the experience, students may also choose a partnering college abroad (nationally and internationally) with New Mexico State University, allowing them to experience a life outside home with opportunites of a life time.

      Admission Requirements

Students wanting to attend New Mexico State University must have a minimum of four English units, three mathematics units, three science units, and one unit of languages or fine arts by the end of high school.

However, for the sciences, it must be a type of lab science, such as biology, or a type of hands-on science. In mathematics, there must be advanced units involved such as geometry or algebra, and for English, two units of composition for junior or senior year must be completed. However, as of 2016, the requirements for admission shall change for the later years.

Students must graduate with a GPA of 2.5 and above, have an ACT composite score of 21, (SAT score of 990 and above), or a cumulative high school GPA of 2.0 or above, and an ACT of 20 or above (being a SAT score of 950 and above.)

Almost Ready to Attend? Get in  the Spirits of New Mexico!

With pride, New Mexico State University carries itself head high with so much patriotism, and a theme fight song to support it in odds and ends!

                                        GO AGGIES!!! (Fight Theme Song)

           Persuasive Essay

          Career Description

   Like many students and undergraduates hoping to pursue something in a dream, and to become their own idol, such as one day becoming a doctor, or the first person to live on the moon, I, Deanna Siañez also wish to pursue the best things in life. However, as it may appear, there are many challenges to obtain such opportunities, and like many, education is needed. Luckily however, I have been passionate about attending college in attempt to gain further life experiences before entering a realm of the real world. I, Deanna Siañez, therefore consider myself to be deserving of attending New Mexico State University, and shall repay my entry in any way possible.

   For a long time, I have been hopeful about attending this particular college because of its reputation of availability and reasonable prices, for its adventure within the school and outstanding pride in which many colleges cannot offer, and because it suits my very needs of a career, and my wants. I am a very fond student of study, and I am always willing to put pride in every step of the journey. I consider myself a durable and adaptable candidate, and I also take pride and respect in working with peers. I am excellent at communication, thinking, elaborating, and speech within presentation or not.

   If I do get the opportunity to attend New Mexico State University, I would devote more than my study time to this school without hesitation. I am a skilled worker and can lead, but if necessary, can cooperate as a follower just the same. If I enter the University of New Mexico, it is with great honor that I can work outside the school environment, and within. I strive for the best out of myself, and am willing to return the favor of being allowed to enter a prestigious university as such. My efforts are just as great as my time, and I wish for nothing more than an opportunity to experience the life and growth within New Mexico State University.

As a Orthotist and Prosthetist, the current salary includes a median pay of $62,670 per year to $30.13 per hour according to the 2012 Bereau of Labor and Statistics.

Employment of orthotists and prosthetists is supposed to grow to about 36 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is faster than most occupations, but because it is a small occupation, the fast growth will result in only about 3,000 new jobs over a 10-year period.

As a Orthotist and Prosthetist, the job may also vary, and it is not mandatory to work in both occupations as one may be allowed to specialize in one of the two occupations. In general, while in the occupation, one may be able to:

  • Evaluate and interview patients to determine their needs
  • Measure patients in order to design and fit medical devices
  • Design orthopedic and prosthetic devices based on physicians' prescriptions
  • Take a mold of the part of a patient’s body that will be fitted with a brace or artificial limb
  • Select materials to be used for the orthotic or prosthetic device
  • Fit, test, and adjust devices on patients
  • Instruct patients in how to use and care for their devices
  • Repair or update prosthetic and orthotic devices
  • Document care in patients' records

("Summary." U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. US. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Web. 21 May 2015.)

          Job Requirements

To become an Orthotist and Prosthetist, one must complete/ obtain:

* A one year residency before certification

*Graduate Degrees must include a clinical component

*Work under the direction of an O&P professional

*must have at least 500 hours of clinical experience split evenly between both professions

*students can have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline if they have fulfilled prerequisite courses in science and mathematics; requirements vary by program.

* Must have a Master`s and Licensee in O&P study

     Letter of Recommendation

To Whom It May Concern

I am pleased to write a letter of recommendation for Deanna Sianez. I highly recommend Ms. Sianez for the volunteer position at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Ms. Sianez is an outstanding student with many fine qualities. She has great work ethic, follows appropriate behavior and most importantly, is very knowledgeable in numerous subjects.

I strongly believe she would make an outstanding volunteer and make a great addition that would greatly benefit this medical program. Ms. Sianez has a kind heart and works outstandingly with those around her and gives a strong, caring atmosphere. She has a desire to acquire knowledge and brighten her future and it is without a doubt that I greatly recommend she is accepted as a volunteer.

If you would like to further discuss Ms. Deanna Sianez, feel free to contact me at


Jazmin Paz

Science Department Chair

AP Biology Instructor

El Dorado High School

El Paso, TX 79938

Tel: (915) 447-3553


  Letter of Intent (Cover Letter)

Department of Biology

New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM 88003

May 19, 2015

Greetings to the Department of Biology,

I, Deanna Sianez, am applying for a student internship in the biology department, and I am writing in response to my most recent interview on May 4, 2015 at New Mexico State University.

If it was not mentioned before, I am an undergraduate student who has hopes in pursuing medical and technology sciences under Prosthetics and Orthopedic work. I believe I would do very well in a working experience, and I am eager to start my position if granted. I am preparing for challenging and initiative driven work within my occupation of choice, and have found a deep fondness of the occupation and of what it does to assist people in their every day struggle. I love sharing my compassion with the community and with my job that I feel is a great opportunity to support health and all around it. Prosthetics and Orthopedics fascinates me, and never has there been a job to drive me otherwise.

I have realized however, that the compassion of this job is not nearly enough to suffice my application. Yet, I believe it should be known that I have had work in relations to community service around prosthetics in early high school. For International Limbs, I have created a great experience for myself and hope to continue such experiences that change lives of others, as well as mine. In addition, I have added my experiences around anatomy in biology classes and outside (such as doing extra research on the topic for science fairs, common fascination, and curiosity.)

Thank you for your consideration and for devoting your time.


Deanna Sianez

12625 ImagineativeRoad 79938




Deanna Renee Sianez

12625 ImaginativeRoad 79938 , El Paso, Texas.
Phone: (915)-867-5309 E-Mail:


Obtaining a position under the Prosthetic and Orthopedic Specialist fields in work would allow me to earn more knowledge on what is already intriguing, and I will have an opportunity to join a life changing occupation.

Employment History

*2018-2019 International Limbs Organization limbs and trans-femoral distributor

*2022-2024 Sierra Providence Memorial Hospital Medical Assistant and Intern


International Limbs Organization Distributor 2018-2019

*Effectively distributed trans-femoral limbs to Venezuela, Turkey, Puerto Rico, Central and Western Africa, Indonesia, Mexico, and Guatemala.

* Was active in fixing and building structured prosthetics for patients.

*Was an abroad distributor, and completed tasks around destinations within prior timing and efficiency.

* Was interactive with patients, and was appointed to instruct self-care.

Sierra Providence Memorial Hospital 2022-2024

* Served as a medical assistant and Intern to Doctor Hung Vu in the orthopedics assistance.

*Successfully casted, treated, and evaluated broken limbs or torn tissues.

*Was of service to clinical care and appliances needed for rehabilitation of the patient or services.

*Monitored activity of Doctor Hung Vu, and was given hands-on tasks, such as care recommendations or suggestions to well being.


*Graduate of University of New Mexico (in Partnership to Ritsumeikan University and Kessel University), New Mexico, 2018-2021

Bachelors in Kinesiology and Anatomy

*Graduate of New Mexico University, New Mexico

Masters in Orthopedics and Prosthetic Biology 2022-2024


*Interested in abroad work and interaction of abroad patients

*Strong in organization, communication, leadership, and management of time

*Proficient in anatomy skills, computer design, and technological engineering

*Proficient in Mechanical Engineering and Design

*Independent, and able to work solemnly as well as in a team or organization.

*Eager to learn other cultures, languages, and needs to the medical field around the world

       college advertisement

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               Degree Plan

Areas:Options Selected: PROGRAMBS in Kinesiology STUDENT LEVELUG REQUIRED CREDITS120 MAJORKinesiology MINORBiomedical Engineering CONCENTRATIONExercise Science/Kin

denotes transfer credit estimated

denotes that course requires a C of better

denotes that course requires a B of better

Do you have transfer credit from another institution?

University Core CurriculumNOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards you(show more)Communication (Select six hours from the following: COMM 1611; RWS 1301, 1302, 1601; NOTE: ESL students should take ESOL 1311 & 1312) American History (Complete HIST 1301 and 1302) Language, Philosophy & Culture (Select a course from ENGL 2311, 2312, 2313, 2314, 2318; FREN 2322; HIST 2301, 2302; PHIL 1301, 2306; RS 1301; SPAN 2340; WS 2300, 2350) MathematicsLife & Physical Sciences - LabLife and Physical Sciences Based on the major selected, options listed below might not be applicable; please refer to the prerequisite area at top if one is present.

Select six hours from the following: ASTR 1107, 1307, 1308; BIOL 1103, 1104, 1107, 1108, 1203, 1304, 1305, 1306, 2111, 2113, 2311, 2313; CHEM 1105, 1106, 1305, 1306, 1407, 1408; ESCI 1101, 1102, 1301; GEOG 1106, 1306; GEOL 1103, 1104, 1111, 1112, 1211, 1212, 1230, 1231, 1313, 1314; HSCI 2302, 2303; MICR 2330; PHYS 1403, 1404, 2420, 2421

Political ScienceSocial and Behavioral SciencesCreative ArtsComponent Area OptionKinesiology Prereqs (ExSci)Basics - Complete designated core courses with a C or better:

  • Mathemat

(show more)All courses listed below are required:BIOL 1107 | BIOL 1305 | BIOL 2111 | BIOL 2113 | BIOL 2311 | BIOL 2313 | HSCI 2302 | PHYS 1403 | CHEM 1407MATHKinesiology CoreKinesiology Professional Courses:

  • KIN 1303
  • KIN 2332: prereq

(show more)All courses listed below are required:KIN 1303 | KIN 2332 | KIN 3313 | KIN 3331 | KIN 4312 | KIN 4313 | KIN 4314 | KIN 4330 | Exercise Science ConcentrationConcentration - Complete requirements:

  • KIN 4301: prereq KIN 1303/3331

(show more)All courses listed below are required:KIN 4323 | KIN 4334 | KIN 4340 | ElectivesBiomedical Engineering MnrAll courses listed below are required:BME 3303 | BME 3305 | Biology sequenceEngineering electivePhysical or Health SciencesFree ElecsFree Electives