New Mexico MESA

New Mexico MESA

Building tomorrow's mathematicians, engineers and scientists. . .Today!



Central Outer Region

Rick Cole

Rick Cole
Regional Coordinator

505-277-5066 office
877-848-0370 fax

UNM - Engineering Student Services
210 University Blvd NE, Suite 2080
MSC01 1145
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Upcoming NM MESA Events


05/23/2017  2017 Senior Loyalty Awardees Shine»
NM MESA students are able to earn the Loyalty Award for their first year of college. The amount available for a NM MESA student to earn is up to $1000. […]

05/12/2017  SIFT 2017 STEM Adventures in San Diego!»
Twenty four students and four teachers from around New Mexico headed west… to the OCEAN!  This year, MESA’s Senior Incentive Field Trip (or SIFT) was focused on the learning about […]

05/01/2017  NM MESA Announces Finalists for the 2017 Arthur H. Guenther Advisor Achievement Award»
NM MESA’s Advisor Achievement Committee has selected five finalists for consideration for the 2017 Dr. Arthur H. Guenther Advisor Achievement Award. Selection of award recipients is based on performance, and […]

03/31/2017  Guenther Advisor Award-Accepting 2017 Nominations»
Calling all students, parents, administrators, teachers, community members – It’s time to start thinking of those great NM MESA advisors who continuously give of their time, passion, caring and expertise […]

Central Outer Region

Central Outer Regional Coordinator Rick Cole is in his third year as a NM MESA staff member. He brings to the position 21 years’ experience as an Advanced Placement high school teacher in addition to 25 years’ experience as a print and broadcast journalist. Cole is also a former President of the New Mexico Beekeepers Association and served six years on both the National Honey Board and the American Honey Producers Board of Directors. Rick currently serves as Vice-President of NM Envirothon and on the Board of Directors for the Environmental Education Association of New Mexico. He earned his BS in Telecommunications from Oral Roberts University and a MS in Science Education from New Mexico Tech. Rick is blessed to be married to Theresa and has four children and five grandchildren. Although passionate about education, he is most passionate about serving Jesus Christ and counts himself blessed to be able to own/manage a small farm and actively pursue running, mountain-biking, hiking, mountain climbing, hunting, fishing and reading. Life is a continuous celebration of God’s blessings!

Albuquerque Public Schools
Atrisco Heritage Academy Ernie Pyle MS
Cibola HS Jimmy Carter MS
West Mesa HS John Adams MS
Truman MS
Belen Consolidated Schools
Belen HS Belen MS
Los Lunas Public Schools
Los Lunas HS
 Los Lunas MS
Valencia HS  Valencia MS
Magdalena Municipal Schools
Magdalena HS
Socorro Consolidated Schools
Socorro HS Sarracino MS


NM MESA Partners
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