UNM Freshman Doubles as State Fair and Rodeo Queen

Janna Mills is not only a UNM student and New Mexico Leadership Institute scholar, but also was recently crowned as the 2014 New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo Queen.  Mills, a 19-year-old freshman from a northern New Mexico town called Eagle Nest, is studying elementary education with a focus on special education and is member of the most recent New Mexico Read more ›

Mindshare LabsUNM Freshman Doubles as State Fair and Rodeo Queen

The NMLI ’29’ celebrated at graduation banquet

University of New Mexico staff and faculty came together this past weekend to celebrate 29 future leaders who graduated from the New Mexico Leadership Institute (NMLI) program. The incoming UNM and NMSU freshmen participated in a weeklong event filled with lectures and classes intended to prepare them for meeting long-term goals as lifelong learners in academic and personal achievement. Dan Read more ›

Mindshare LabsThe NMLI ’29’ celebrated at graduation banquet

Colfax County Fair queen organizes rodeo for special needs children

SPRINGER— Three children and over 30 adults came out on May 10 for the first “Exceptional Rodeo for Exceptional Kids” in Springer. The rodeo allowed children with special needs to do traditional rodeo events such as horseback riding and roping. Janna Mills, a 2014 graduate of Cimarron High School, was the head of the project. The idea came to her Read more ›

Mindshare LabsColfax County Fair queen organizes rodeo for special needs children

Nearly 30 New Mexico students to get scholarships

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Leadership Institute is giving out $25,000 scholarships this month. The organization will present 29 college-bound students with the awards at a banquet Saturday at the University of New Mexico campus. The NMLI partnered with both UNM and New Mexico State University to choose the recipients from a pool of nearly 300 applicants. The Read more ›

Mindshare LabsNearly 30 New Mexico students to get scholarships

Students participate in service, receive scholarships

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A program aimed at getting high school students to become influential leaders when they graduate is giving students $25,000 in scholarships. The New Mexico Leadership Institute will present 29 high school graduates with the awards this month. The students participated in a program that had them spend the past year participating in community service programs and assignments Read more ›

Mindshare LabsStudents participate in service, receive scholarships

Carrizozo and Capitan students awarded $25,000 scholarships

A Carrizozo student and a Capitan student will be the lucky recipients of $25,000 each in college scholarship money. The New Mexico Leadership Institute will present 29 college-bound students including Kaleb Kleckler from Capitan and Shayna Gallacher of Carrizozo, with the awards during a banquet on June 28 to celebrate the completion of a year-long leadership program. The banquet will Read more ›

Mindshare LabsCarrizozo and Capitan students awarded $25,000 scholarships

Nearly 30 NM students awarded $25,000 scholarships each

29 incredible New Mexico high school students were awarded $25,000 scholarships each, Saturday. The group of students is the first ever to finish a new program through the New Mexico Leadership Institute. The students applied as juniors in high school for enrollment in NMLI’s flagship scholarship program. The NMLI partnered with both UNM and New Mexico State University to choose the Read more ›

Mindshare LabsNearly 30 NM students awarded $25,000 scholarships each

Nearly 30 New Mexico students to get scholarships

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The New Mexico Leadership Institute is giving out $25,000 scholarships this month. The organization will present 29 college-bound students with the awards at a banquet Saturday at the University of New Mexico campus. The NMLI partnered with both UNM and New Mexico State University to choose the recipients from a pool of nearly 300 applicants. The Read more ›

Mindshare LabsNearly 30 New Mexico students to get scholarships

NMLI inaugural graduates receive scholarships

The New México Leadership Institute will present 29 college-bound students with $25,000 scholarships during a banquet this weekend to celebrate the completion of a year-long leadership program. “These scholars will always have a special place in my heart as the inaugural NMLI class,” said Daniel Burrell, founder of the Leadership Institute. “Each one of our graduates has developed leadership skills Read more ›

Mindshare LabsNMLI inaugural graduates receive scholarships

Scholarship program aims to keep graduates in state

Joylynn Martinez wants to show her Pojoaque community that she can lead. In 20 years, she expects to give back to her native state by developing her own brand of pediatric prosthetics. She said that she comes from a small community made up of mostly minority students who don’t often get a shot at a college scholarship, work internships, and Read more ›

Mindshare LabsScholarship program aims to keep graduates in state