CollegeTourSeries host Alex Boylan (center) stands with a group of Mustangs during filming of “The College Tour: Mustang Edition,” Nov. 10, 2023. The episode will premiere on campus Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 6:30 PM.WNMU to Host the World Premiere of “The College Tour: Mustang Edition”

Western New Mexico University will be hosting the premiere of an episode of the Amazon Prime TV series “The College Tour,” filmed entirely in southwestern New Mexico and showcasing the WNMU campus, the town of Silver City, and the Gila National Forest. WNMU is the first university in New Mexico to be featured on the series, which is hosted by Alex Boylan.

The half-hour episode is the result of a months-long planning and production process that occurred last fall. It features the stories of ten WNMU students and alumni: Oscar Arteaga Romero, Stacey Bernstein, Megan Custer, Itzela Darkenwald, Natalee Drissell, Logan Eastman, Antonio Guerrero Ramos, Violeta “Blanca” Jaure, Brooke Rodgers, and Ethan Sanchez. The episode also had three understudies: Dorrie Dennison, Keana Huerta, and Ariana Medina.

The premiere will be preceded by a Hollywood-style reception in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center Theatre, where guests can enjoy refreshments provided by Coca-Cola and the Silco Theater, and they will have an opportunity to capture photos during a walk down the “purple carpet.”

This gala event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 21, 2024. Reception starts at 5:30 PM; the episode premiere will begin at 6:30.

Fine Arts Center Theatre, Western New Mexico University, Silver City, NM

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