Entries by Tracey Bryan

None of Us is a Strong as All of Us

  Originally published in the Las Cruces Bulletin on April 20, 2018. Collaboration continues to be the driving force transforming the future of Las Cruces and Dona Ana County — as consistent and persistent as a heartbeat and proving the power of possible. Collaboration was at the heart of this year’s Greater Las Cruces Chamber […]

A Lasting Legacy of Change

Originally published in the Las Cruces Bulletin in March 2018. In February, Las Cruces Public Schools celebrated the fact that it had achieved the highest four-year graduation rate in the state. Truly, it is an amazing accomplishment to be celebrated by every teacher, administrator, staff member, and district leader who all played their unique role […]

Business Voice a Powerful Force for Change

The voice of business is a powerful thing. When united, it can direct state investments that expand opportunity, close gaps between theory and practice, and give young people a clearer picture of the future they envision for themselves. This was once again confirmed for me over three events that transpired in just eight days. One […]

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 […]