Entries by Tracey Bryan

With Gratitude to Our Amazing Leaders

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin – December 30, 2017 December is always a signal to me that things are about to change: the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. This year, the board of directors of The Bridge of Southern New Mexico is going through one of these big, chapter-turning times. […]

Bridge Announces New Board Members in 2018

Published by the Las Cruces Sun-News, Dec. 19, 2017 LAS CRUCES – As The Bridge of Southern New Mexico begins 2018 with an increased focus on making and strengthening the connections to support academic and economic success for those who live here, it will also have a new set of influential community leaders joining its […]

US Bank’s Support of The Bridge of Southern New Mexico Helps Advance Ground-Breaking Workforce Development Efforts

LAS CRUCES, NM – US Bank has awarded The Bridge of Southern New Mexico a $7,500 grant to support The Bridge in its work on a first-of-its-kind regional plan for workforce talent development that could lead to transformation of the region’s economy. The investment in “Building Pathways for a Skilled and Ready Workforce” supports the […]

Las Cruces Sun-News Opinion: Arrowhead Park Shows Dual Credit Classes Work

Published 7:07 a.m. MT Oct. 15, 2017 (Photo: Courtesy photo) by Wanda Mattiace and Michael Morehead Arrowhead Park Early College High School’s (ECHS) recognition as a national Blue Ribbon School is an incredible distinction for our community and the partnership and leadership that brought the school to life. Congratulations to the outstanding teachers, school administration, […]

Albuquerque Journal Opinion Column: Dual credit courses benefit students, NM economy

by Wanda Mattiace And Michael Morehead / The Bridge Of Southern New Mexico, Las Cruces Legislative committees recently debated whether dual-credit courses – college-level classes taken by high school students – are worthy of public investment. Do they provide a return on investment of those state dollars? Yes, for New Mexico’s families, and yes, for […]

The Bridge of Southern New Mexico Nets $10K Grant from El Paso Electric

As reported in the Las Cruces Sun-News: LAS CRUCES – El Paso Electric continues its commitment as a strong community partner by making a $10,000 grant to The Bridge of Southern New Mexico, the innovative, business-led, education-focused collaborative driving increased graduation rates and workforce preparedness in Doña Ana County. The Bridge has recently begun working […]

Domenici’s Legacy Lives On

Every year, the Domenici Public Policy Conference brings thought leaders from across the country to discuss the role of policy in addressing the most pressing issues we face in our national discourse. This year, the passing of New Mexico’s legendary Senator Pete V. Domenici at the start of the conference brought a somber tone to […]

Back to The Bridge…One Year Later

The Bridge of Southern New Mexico has always been an organization ahead of its time thanks to the shared vision and commitment of its leaders. Business, education, economic development and government leaders working in unison have accomplished what some thought impossible (or at least improbable) over the past ten years. As you may know, The […]

What’s the Big Deal about Pathways?

“People want to know the value they are getting from one of the biggest investments (college education) they will make in their lives,” begins the newest think-piece on better connecting college to careers from national thought leader Anthony Carnavale and team at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. It is true that, […]