ENMU's Fall Enrollment at Record 5,856
The fall enrollment at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is a record 5,856 students. Last fall’s previous record was 5,814.
ENMU’s enrollment includes 4,573 undergraduate and 1,283 graduate students.
The numbers include 663 first-time freshmen and 402 transfer students. The retention rate for first-time freshmen from the fall of 2012 to the fall of 2013 is 58 percent.
The average ACT scores of new freshmen is 19.9, which exceeds the state average of 19.6.
“We are pleased with enrollment, in terms of numbers and quality,” said Steven Gamble, ENMU president.
Eastern has a “solid reputation for quality academics at an affordable price,” President Gamble said. “With a total annual cost of only $4,558 for tuition and fees, I think students and parents see us as a bargain.”
“We are pleased with the numbers,” President Gamble said, “but what makes me the proudest are the contributions our graduates make to society.” – by Wendel Sloan
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New Business Professor Loves Traveling and Planes
photo and story by Shantiana White
“I believe in lifelong education. No one is too old to learn or to go back to school." – Dr. Frederick Greene
Frederick Greene, new associate professor of business law and management, said he enjoys traveling and has been to places in New Mexico including Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Ruidoso, and Clovis.
His job requires him to be a knowledgeable educator, conduct meaningful research that leads to peer-reviewed publications, and to be engaged in providing service to the college and the surrounding community.
|Dr. Frederick Greene|
“There are exciting challenges to provide the best product to multiple levels of accomplishment and create a curriculum for any student to excel,” said Dr. Greene.
“I love reaching a large number of students and having a positive impact on their lives and helping them go in the right direction and achieve dreams they have in life.”
He has been involved in academia for 27 years and served as a full time college professor for 16 years.
“I watched my father, a college professor for many years, receive his doctorate degree in business administration at the age of 59. He influenced me to engage in one of the noble professions, which is education. My mother was an educator as well,” said the second-generation college professor.
Dr. Greene received his Bachelor's of Science in business administration at the University of Kentucky and a Juris Doctor in law from the University of Notre Dame.
“I believe in lifelong education. No one is too old to learn or to go back to school. I learned this principle from my father,” said Dr. Greene.
Before coming to ENMU, he was a tenured professor at Saint Joseph’s College in Indiana.
“I wanted to learn, grow and give an example to my family on the importance of education and I followed my father’s example by working on additional degrees,” said Mr. Greene.
He has four daughters (23, 21, 15, and 13) and is recently divorced.
“I have had a very good life. A part of living is how we adapt to challenges we face in life and how we move forward. I am a happy individual who enjoys going forward,” said Dr. Greene.
Currently, this fourth-generation college graduate and fourth-generation educator is working on getting his Master of Laws (LLM) in intellectual property law at Indiana University and Ph.D. from Purdue University in Lafayette, Ind.
|ENMU Collegiate FFA Staying Busy|
The Department of Agriculture and the Collegiate FFA would like to share what they have been up to:
The ENMU Collegiate FFA has been busy this semester assisting at local county fairs. Just recently agriculture majors helped coordinate the Roosevelt County swine show. Members helped keep the show running smoothly for local youth.
Dr. Steven Boot Chumbley
|International Affairs Picnic
(photos by Wendel Sloan)
|(Courtesy Photos Below)|
|Rosh Hashanah Tashlich Ceremony|
"One person, one family can make the whole community."
The people in the group photo left to right: Vicki Sandstrom, Elliott Stollar, Jessie Dodington, Kimberly Gelbwasser, Ricardo Monreal, Mandy Geller, Charles Broz, Melissa Broz, Thallan Schwartz, Rich Schwartz, Marian Schwartz.
Changes Made at Health Services
by Dr. Judith Haislett
Vice President for Student Affairs
Health Services has made some changes this fall. Beginning in October, Health Services will be operated by LaCasa Health.
This means no change for the students visiting Health Services, as the medical care provided by ENMU will remain the same. All services performed by our former Nurse Practitioners will be offered to students, including visits, educational materials, family planning visits and supplies, and more.
LaCasa will staff Health Services with a Nurse Practitioner, Darlene Jenkins, who is a former director of the Health Services at ENMU. She will be familiar with the services our students expect and has a proven record of delivering positive health care for students.
Services in addition to health care will be offered by our new Health Services provider. They include consultation on insurance options, educational materials, referrals for social services and expanded clinic options through their Fir Street offices.
ENMU has built Health Services with the belief that students come first. This new change in our operation of Health Services should continue that tradition and offer ENMU students consistent quality care and expanded services on campus. Until all the contracts are signed, Health Services will be staffed by our Licensed Practical Nurse, Pam Bayes. She will be able to assess presenting problems, refer for treatment, and schedule all family planning services for Fridays at the Curry Hall location.
We expect full operations to begin at Health Services no later than Oct.15.
Farewell for Don Paschke on September 20
by Kayla Paulk
Please mark your calendars to reserve Friday, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m., for a farewell party for Dr. Don Paschke at COPE (Council of Professors Emeriti). He is moving to Albuquerque.
For those of you who are local and either sing or have sung in the ENMU Choirs with Don (or any choir – church, etc.), Dr. Jason Paulk will share information soon about one or two pieces we plan to sing in honor of Don for this occasion.
|Dr. Don Paschke|
Finally, please send either an email or snail mail letter (to my attention at ENMU Station 16) for Don, to be included in a memento book we’re compiling for him. I was delighted to find nearly 70 pictures of Don’s involvement in the ENMU Choirs and ENMU Music over the past eight years.
Kayla Liechty Paulk
Department of Music
Eastern New Mexico University
Portales, NM 88130
|Vic and Tory T-Shirts for Sale|
|Faculty Contribute Chapters to Book|
Coffee, Cake and Celebration
Several members of the ENMU faculty got together to celebrate the publication of “The Nurturing of Talent, Skills and Abilities,”edited by Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy.
ENMU faculty who contributed chapters were (L-R): Dr. Anthony Oldknow, Dr. Jerry Everhart, Kayla Paulk, Dr. Donald Elder III, Dr. Michael Shaughnessy, Dr. Jason Paulk, Dr. Tracy Carr, Dr. Mark Dal Porto and (not pictured) Dr. Jason Vest. (photo by Philip Young)
Dr. Manny Varela, (Professor of Biology, ENMU), Mr. Jared Floyd (Graduate Student, ENMU), Dr. Sanath Kumar (Senior Scientist, India), Ms. Mun Mukherjee (Graduate Student, ENMU), and Dr. Guixin He (Assistant Professor, U. Mass. Lowell) have published a chapter titled “A review of the molecular mechanisms of drug efflux in pathogenic bacteria: a structure-function perspective” in the new book titled “Recent Research Developments in Membrane Biology” Vol. 3: 15-66, 2013.
Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy has had "An Interview with Roger Kaufman and Ingrid Guerra-Lopez: About Needs Assessment for Organizational Success" accepted for publication in the Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business Research , 2 (6).
Michael F. Shaughnessy and Roger Kaufman and Ingrid Guerra-Lopez have a paper about needs assessment for organizational success accepted in the Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business Research-Vol 2, 6 pp 991-997.
Dr. Veena Parboteeah and Dr. Patt Burusnukul had their manuscript titled “GenY’s Internet Usage and Materialism” accepted for presentation at the Academy of Business Research Conference in San Antonio, Texas, on Sept. 18-20.
Andy Callens fills a one-year position as a visiting instructor in psychology at Northwestern College in Iowa.
Callens is completing a doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology at the University of Nebraska Omaha. He holds a master’s degree in psychology from West Texas A&M University and a bachelor’s in psychology from Eastern New Mexico University.
Callens is currently completing his dissertation research on brainstorming processes.