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Junior College Advising

The Bronco Advising Center offers academic advising using a blended model of primary-role advisors and faculty advisors who work with cadets once they have declared a concentration. It is recommended that all cadets meet with their advisors at least once each semester.

Advisors are assigned in this manner:

  • Student-athletes are initially assigned to the Athlete Academic Advisor, Kennedy Miller.
  • Academy Prep students are initially assigned to the Service Academy Prep Advisor, Adam Villegas.
  • ROTC students are initially assigned to the Service Academy Prep Advisor, Adam Villegas.
  • Students with a strong interest in one of our concentrations may be assigned directly to a faculty advisor or may be moved to a faculty advisor after meeting with their assigned advisor.
  • Students who are still exploring their options are assigned to Carlos Marrujo.

The NMMI College Advisor page includes a list of advisors, with phone numbers and offices, as well as a link to faculty advisors.

Very soon after starting school at New Mexico Military Institute, cadets should start thinking about what school they will attend post-NMMI. This will aid them in choosing classes that will prepare them for their future studies and are more likely to ensure timely attainment of their bachelor’s degree after transfer. Please visit the College, Careers, and Scholarships page to help you with the transition.

To facilitate transfer to a 4-year institution, NMMI has articulation agreements (below) with a number of 4-year colleges and universities. Cadets who follow these agreements will be in an excellent position to transfer and maintain progress toward their 4-year degree. Each articulation agreement is different. Cadets should talk with their advisors to determine if one of these schools and agreements will benefit them.

New Mexico Military Institute has entered into articulation agreements with a number of schools. Articulation agreements work to facilitate the smooth transition of students from NMMI to the receiving institution and reduce the duplication of coursework. General requirements are attainment of an associate’s degree and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. However, each receiving institution has specific requirements, and cadets who are interested in participating in one of these programs should check the links below and speak with their advisor for specifics.

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Toles Writing Center

To continue to meet academic support for your course assignment requirements or support across the curriculum, the online Writing Center webpage offers information and resources relevant to the writing process. In addition, we have EXCITING NEWS!! NMMI now offers tutoring help online through single sign-on in Canvas, and provides 24/7 tutoring and assistance not only for the writing process, but tutoring in other courses such as Math, Science, English, History, and many more! See online tutor information below:

Access to Tutor.com is available through your Canvas course pages:

  • For ROTC and military-affiliated cadets, connect through the link: 24/7 Online Tutoring for Military and Dependents
  • For JROTC and Prep cadets connect through the link: Tutor.com 24/7 Online Tutoring

Mission Statement
In support of New Mexico Military Institute’s mission and educational objectives, the Writing Center supports student-writing improvement and enhances opportunities for academic success through online tutoring assistance, relevant Internet resources, and links. Our goal is to assist students in accessing pertinent information as related to their course assignments that will empower them to be successful in the academic environment and compete in a global economy.

Concentration/Program Advisors

MAJ Kennedy Miller

MAJ Carlos Marrujo

MAJ Carlos Marrujo


Office: Penrod Toles Learning Center 142

COL Terri Garvey

Aviation Technical Management, Business Administration, Social Science

Office: Willson Hall 224

MAJ Staci Saiz

Biological Sciences, Pre-Med

Office: Willson Hall 007

MAJ Mark Stone

Computer Science

Office: Willson Hall 129

MAJ Stefan Kaftan

Criminal Justice

Office: Willson Hall 205

LTC Patricia Matchin


Office: Lea Hall 126

COL Richard Kitchen


Office: Willson Hall 303

LTC Joe Forchtner

Kinesiology (Articulation agreements with Texas Tech & NMSU)

Office: Willson Hall 005

Adam Villegas

Adam Villegas

Service Academy Prep, ROTC

LTC Lindsay Mayo Fincher


Office: Lea Hall 007

COL Jared Farley

Political Science

Office: Willson Hall 214

LTC John Surgett


Office: McClure Hall 100

COL Mary Beth Atwood

Pre-Nursing, Pre-Med, Pre- Vet

Office: Willson Hall 004