The story

Its motto, “Duty, Honor, and Achievement,” has stood the test of time—through two World Wars, where the school prepared hundreds of military officers to serve with honor, including WWII Medal of Honor recipient, John C. Morgan. Today, the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) continues its time-honored tradition of educating men and women—referred to as “cadets”—on its scenic 300-acre campus in Roswell, New Mexico. Today, NMMI holds the distinction of being listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Founded in 1891, this land-grant institution is the only state-supported co-ed college preparatory military boarding high school, and one of only nine military junior colleges in the United States. Through NMMI’s Army ROTC program, approximately 30 cadets receive commissions as US Army 2nd Lieutenants; in addition, every year, approximately 100 cadets go on to attend one of the five main US service academies.

As an educational institution, NMMI has long been committed to keeping in touch with its 900+ students and their families as well as its faculty and the broader community. For quite some time, it did this with a legacy system as most colleges would have, but it didn’t take long for it to realize that something wasn’t working.