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Black Student Association (BSA)

The Black Student Association (BSA) of NMSU involves African American students in campus activities and social and cultural events. The BSA also promotes cultural awareness across campus and in the surrounding community.

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 BSA Officers!

 

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Meet Our Members!

Black Student Association President

Meet Kiara Holloway

Kiara Holloway is a senior at New Mexico State University majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Biology. She is the president of the Black Student Association. She is also the secretary for the Global Student Alliance. During her time here at NMSU, Kiara has found a love for traveling. She has traveled to three different countries. The first country she was fortunate to visit was Costa Rica. During the summer of 2019, Kiara traveled with NMSU to study abroad to the country of Australia to study agricultural animals of the world. Right before the coronavirus took over, she attended the Women Economic Forum in Egypt as a speaker representing NMSU. She is expected to graduate in December 2021 and wants to continue her education at a Historically Black College or University.

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Kiara Holloway

Black Student Association President

 

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Ignacio Alvarado
Black Student Association Vice President

Black Student Association Vice President

Meet Ignacio Alvarado

Hi! My name is Ignacio Alvarado and I'm a senior studying Animal Science at New Mexico State University. Aside from the pursuit of my Bachelor's I'm also pursuing a double minor in Chemistry and Psychology.   
I'm currently the Vice President of the Black Student Association and the Student Engagement Specialist for Black Programs. Some of you may also recognize me from my tenure as an Orientation Leader through Aggie Welcome and Orientation via Undergrad Admissions. 
I'm fairly spread out when it comes to my hobbies and interest but I enjoy a range of activities from reading, drawing, collecting vinyl records, botany, and meeting new people (when it's safe and possible). Aside from fun and leisure, I take education quite seriously, and I do whatever is necessary to succeed and assist others in breaking down boundaries towards excellency. With enough support, opportunity, and love; anything is possible during these turbulent times. My favorite quote that inspires me and drives my work ethic is by Ella Fitzgerald stating: "it isn't where you came from; it's where you're going that counts." 

Meet Our Members!

Black Student Association Marketing Officer

Meet Rain Gass

Rain Gass is a graduate student in the Anthropology department at NMSU and is the current Media and Marketing officer for the NMSU Black Student Association. She has completed her graduate certificate in Museum Studies and is currently working on her master’s project in cultural anthropology. She was born in southern New Mexico, but grew up in California, Texas, and Arkansas before returning to New Mexico where she graduated high school and received her B.A. in anthropology at NMSU. She was originally attending New Mexico Tech as a geology major, but transferred due to feeling that her talents were put to better use addressing the human condition. When she isn’t attending the occasional sci-fi or anime convention, she is an avid baker, dancer, and gamer.

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Rain Gass

Black Student Association Marketing Officer

 

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Annie Chabvuta 
Black Student Association Treasurer

Black Student Association Treasurer

Meet Annie Chabvuta

Annie Chabvuta is the treasurer for BSA, and a member of Black programs at NMSU. She is an international student from Malawi, her first language is Chewa widely spoken in Malawi. She is an undergraduate student at NMSU, in her fourth-year majoring in General Chemistry and Nursing. Annie likes traveling, trying out new food, and reading and listening to inspiring books. Her favorite book is ‘Gifted hands’ by Dr Ben Carson. She also likes to watch documentaries, Korean dramas and Chinese dramas. Her favorite quote is by Wayne Dyer ‘There are no justified resentment’.

Meet Our Members!

Black Student Association Secretary

Meet David Hernandez

"Hi, I’m David Hernandez and serve as the secretary for NMSU’s Black Student Association. I am in charge of taking the meeting minutes for all of our meetings and relaying any past information as necessary and required. I am currently a Senior majoring in Biochemistry with a minor in French. I plan on going to graduate school and pursuing a doctorate in a field surrounding genetics or biochemistry. I am expected to graduate in May of 2021! On-campus I am involved with Defend Our Future, ASNMSU, and Club de Français. I am very excited to be a part of BSA! You can reach me by email at DHPluie@nmsu.edu!  

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David Hernandez

Black Student Association Secretary