WNMU Hispanic Heritage Month

Western New Mexico University will create a series of profiles celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and Hispanic Serving Institution Week. A profile a week will be posted between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15, 2019. It may be continued in 2020 with more profiles. 

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Silver City, NM – Secondary education student Darlene Chavez is a senior at Western New Mexico University. She serves as President of the Associated Students of WNMU and works as an education assistant at Aldo Leopold Charter School.

“From Deming, I chose WNMU for the music program, Mariachi Plata. After a while it became convenient that it was close to home. I didn’t have to move out,” she says.