New Mexico State University

Chapter Officers

Maria Carmona-Montalvo - President
Rebecca Melendez - Vice President
Helen Garcia - Secretary
Jesus Barba - Treasurer
Laura Varela - VP Community Service
Isaiah Dorado - VP Academic Achievement
Laura Lackey - VP Leadership Development

The New Mexico State University Chapter is currently seeking additional officers for this academic year. If you are interested in one of these opportunities, please see the Leadership Opportunity information below or fill out the contact form and select 'Leadership Opportunities' as your inquiry.

Leadership Opportunities

The most engaging and active leadership roles are filling the role of a Chapter officer. This is an opportunity to develop hands on experience in communication, project planning & execution, team building, and time management. Elections occur once per year, typically in early spring. Click here to read a brief description of each officer position.

Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and Awards range from $100 to $5000 and are available for both undergraduate members as well as members furthering their academic endeavors through post-graduate study. Applications are available at the beginning of April each year and are due to the Scholarship Committee by the end of May. For more information, please view the Scholarship page.

Graduation Items

Tassels, Honor Cords & Honor Stoles are available from the SAL Store.

Scholarship and Award Recipients from this Chapter

Whitney Nieves - Emerging Leaders Graduate Scholarship, 2017
Whitney Brenan - Path to Excellence Award, 2016
Alma Chavez - Path the Excellence Award, 2014
Ashley Ott - New Member Award, 2010

Chapter Highlights

Soup Kitchen Volunteering

Giving to others was a big part of New Mexico State University’s Thanksgiving plan. SAL officers and members volunteered at El Caldito Soup Kitchen the day before the big holiday. (more…)


A Day to Serve

The Big Event is a big deal on many college campuses where students are able to serve in the community. Every year, multiple Sigma Alpha Lambda chapters participate in this initiative. (more…)


Tornado Relief & Spring Fest

New Mexico State University is one chapter who loves helping others. When member Rebecca Camacho approached the officers about a fundraiser to help the New Orleans tornado relief efforts, the officers jumped on board. (more…)


Walk to End Alzheimer’s & Peek of Las Cruces

This was the first year New Mexico State University’s SAL chapter participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This event was special to most members because they had been affected by a friend or family member with this disease. (more…)



SAL’s chapter at New Mexico State University has done a good amount of volunteering in the past when it comes to lending their services to help our furry friends. (more…)

VT (3)

Several chapters participated on this year’s Big Event initiative, a day in which students across the country join forces to serve their local communities! (more…)