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Getting Back to Normal

Last week I watched three soccer matches on USW’s Bob Moran home field. I also attended a Board of Trustees meeting earlier in the week and worshipped on Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church where we were blessed to have 7 USW students singing in the choir. The five newest additions to the choir are members of the USW Baseball team.

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Getting to Know Dr. Myrna Roberts

Like me, Myrna Roberts is an Okie. And although she is beginning her second year of teaching Communication courses at USW, it was just last January that we first met. Like me, she was so excited that COVID vaccines had been made available to USW faculty here in Lea County well before they were widely available elsewhere. Accordingly, Myrna travelled from Oklahoma City just for the purpose of receiving her shots as early as possible.

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USW Welcomes Head Golf Coach Tyler James

Guest Blog by Steve Appel, USW Athletic Director/Head Baseball Coach

University of the Southwest is excited to welcome Tyler James as Head Golf Coach. Coach James began his college golfing career at Ottawa University where he was a part of 3 team wins and earned 5 top 10 finishes personally in two years. He completed his playing career at Howard Payne University where he collected 3 top 10 finishes.

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Welcome James and Iris Voight!

Guest Blog by Steve Appel, USW Director of Athletics/Head Baseball Coach

USW is thrilled to welcome James Voight as Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Iris Voight as Director of Compliance and Business Operations in Athletics, a highly talented couple who also happened to have been raised in Lea County.

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Welcome Cat Garcia

Guest Blog by Amanda Guzman, Director of Student Affairs/Director of Undergraduate Admissions & Student Support College of Business Administration

University of the Southwest is pleased to welcome Catarina “Cat” Garcia as Director of Student Life and Director of Housing.

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USW Introduces Doctor of Ministry Degree

University of the Southwest is pleased to announce the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) as its newest doctoral program. On June 11, 2021 the university was notified by the Higher Learning Commission that it concurred with the recommendation of a review committee to approve a third doctoral degree at USW. This fall the D.Min. will join the growing list of doctorates offered online at USW.  Last year the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) was added as USW’s second doctoral degree to accompany the Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.). The D.Min. will be the first terminal degree program ever offered in the College of Arts and Sciences. It also is the first of its kind in New Mexico and one of the few offered online anywhere in the U.S.

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Welcome Coach Smith

Guest Blog by Steve Appel, Athletic Director/Head Baseball Coach at University of the Southwest

USW Athletics is proud to announce Cassandra ‘Cass’ Smith as Head Coach of Women’s Volleyball. Smith graduated from University of the Southwest in 2017. She was a member of the Volleyball program and Women’s Basketball from 2013-2016. In 2013 she was named to the RRAC Honorable Mention Team. In 2015 she earned 2nd Team All-Conference, Champions of Character honors, as well as All-Conference Academic team. Smith played in 395 sets during her four years at USW.

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