Join Us at
Western New Mexico University’s
May 3rd 2016
Students of all ages are encouraged to present
their special research projects, creative works, public service
projects, technological projects, industrial and applied technological
projects, scholarship of teaching and learning exhibits, innovative
ideas, and other exhibits to the WNMU and the community.
My name is Gabrielle (Gabby) Begay. I was born and raised in Silver City, NM.
I received my Bachelor's of Applied Science in Criminal Justice from WNMU in 2013. I will be starting my graduate program this fall. I was a member of the Associated Students of WNMU. I held the positions of Senator, Vice-President, and President. I recently was
nominated by the Governor of NM to serve on the Board of Regents for WNMU. The
NM senate approved my nomination and I just began my term last month. I believe
that knowledge is power and with education you can achieve anything.
Award Ceremony Keynote Speaker.
Title: “Opportunity has No Limits”
Brittany Chiapetti is a current full-time student at Western
New Mexico University working on a duel major in Zoology and Psychology. She
was born and raised in New Mexico where she was in a strong academic
environment learning from her teachers, animals, outdoor environment, family,
and community. She developed a passion to learn and seize opportunities at
a young age. Her youth environment and opportunities are what inspired her to
become a zoologist and activist. In the summer of 2014 she traveled to a rural
village in Thailand where she volunteered and conducted research on auditory
elephant vocalization for the majority of the summer. Since her return Brittany
has hosted educational and events and other opportunities in the university and
community. This spring semester, Brittany received a scholarship to attend the
National Student Women’s Leaders Conference at the University of Maryland on
behalf of AAUW-NM. Brittany is rising to the peak of her academic career,
beginning her personal career, and recognizing all of her potential.