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Upcoming NM MESA Events
No upcoming events are currently scheduled for this region.
NM MESA News
06/01/2021 – NM MESA has selected recipients of the 2021 Dr. Arthur H. and Joan Guenther Advisor Achievement Award. Leah Olivas and Lynn Schuler are this year’s outstanding MESA advisors. Each of these two fine…
05/28/2021 – Congratulations to our 2021 Loyalty Award Qualifiers! 169 students from our NM MESA High Schools qualified to earn over $135,000 to be used for their secondary education expenses. To be…
04/22/2021 – Congratulations to all of our competing teams. For full results, see below: Middle School Results-New Mexico High School Results-New Mexico High School Results-Rocky Mountain Click HERE to view our MESA USA…
NM MESA, Inc.
c/o UNM Gallup Branch
Calvin Hall 154
705 Gurley Ave.
Gallup, NM 87301
Shawndeana Smith has been the West Region Coordinator with New Mexico MESA for the past fourteen years. As the West Region Coordinator, Shawndeana carries out the duty of assisting schools in her region to promote culturally diverse students excel in the STEM fields. Shawndeana obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Science and a minor in Chemistry at The University of Arizona in 2004.
Shawndeana has always had a love for animals, especially horses, and from a very young age she chose, as a way of life, to compete at rodeos in the roping and barrel racing events. Today, Shawndeana is a mother of two sons and a daughter and she is a wife who shares her passion for rodeo with her husband as well.