Student Safety Week

All Week Long:

Tragedy struck the Mesalands Rodeo Team on August 21, 2009, when four members of the Women’s Team were hit by a drunk driver. Meagan’s life was taken. Meagan was an outstanding student and athlete. Her legacy continues through scholarships and drunk driving awareness programs.

Meagan McCain “Money War” Scholarship Drive 

  • The staff/faculty member with the most money in their jar, will get a pie in the face by the Student Government President. To donate, stop by the Student Affairs Office.
  • Funds will benefit the Meagan McCain Memorial Scholarship.

Pledge – To have a Safe Spring Break &
No Drinking and Driving

  • Building A Commons

 Exhibit of a DUI Accident

  • Parking Lot of Building A

Monday, March 19

Pledge Kick-Off

  • Stop by Student Affairs to sign your pledge to be safe during Spring Break and receive a pledge ribbon. Commit to No Drinking and Driving, and No Distracted Driving.

Tuesday, March 20

The Maze of Life

  • 1:00 – 4:00 pm | North American Wind Research and Training Center
  • Co-sponsored with the Quay County Health Council
  • Life is about making healthy choices and the Maze of Life will offer over 25 different booths to not only educate, but also entertain you.
    • Booths: Blood Pressure, Hidden Sugars and Food Choices, Avoiding Nasty Bugs, Reproductive Health, The Dangers of Drinking/Distracted Driving, Prescription Drug Abuse, Magistrate Court, Bullying and the Legal Ramifications, Wellness & Workouts, Healthy Relationships, Suicide Prevention, Fire Safety,  Drug and Alcohol Prevention, Nutrition and more.

Wednesday, March 21

Ice Cream Social / Bobby’s Law

  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm | Great Room, Room A223
  • Students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend an ice cream social. We will be joined by guest speaker, Linda Unruh.
    • Listen to Linda share her story as a towing safety advocate and how she worked with NM State Legislators to create Bobby’s Law, and how we all can work together to make the highways safer for all emergency personnel.
      • Linda Unruh initially started a hauling company and then turned her attention to towing & recovery in the mid-1990s. At the time, she was the first woman in eighteen years to receive a towing license in the state of New Mexico. Linda has been inducted into The International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum, and has received awards such as Road America’s Auto and Truck Towing Company of the Year, the Geico Direct Woman of the Year in Towing, and is Towman of the Year 2018 (American Towman) for her efforts in the Slow Down, Move Over Law in New Mexico.

Thursday, March 22

Movie Night “Black Panther”

  • 7:00 pm | Odeon Theater
  • Free for students, staff, and faculty with a College ID!

For more information, contact the Student Affairs Office at (575) 461-4413, ext. 138.