|Alumni Art Reception
(photos by Wendel Sloan)
David and Kay Deal hosted a reception at their house Friday evening for a number of alumni art majors who had returned to campus for an alumni art show in Golden Library.
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VOICES to Host Dodgeball Tournament
"They can’t go to school if they don’t have a teacher."
Eastern New Mexico University’s Voices of Inclusive and Committed Education Students (VOICES) is hosting its first annual dodgeball tournament as a fundraiser for Educate Malawi on April 6 in Greyhound Arena’s gyms in Portales.
He presented the program at a VOICES meeting and members voted to host a fundraiser.
“People are excited,” said Szymonski, who is majoring in elementary and special education with a minor in language arts and a math endorsement. “It should be a good time.”
(photo by Desiree M. Cooper)
“I’m excited for teams to register, to get the brackets out and see it all come together,” explained Szymonski, a senior. “I want to see the total amount of money we raised and send it to them.”
Registration forms are available in the Campus Life Office in the Campus Union Building at ENMU-Portales.
For more information, contact Szymonski at Sarah.Szymonski@enmu.edu.
ENMU Police Department Promotes Chad Davis and Patricia Terry
photo and story by Desiree M. Cooper
“It’s like a family here.” – Chad Davis
"I want to succeed and have fun while I’m doing it.” – Patricia Terry
|Patricia Terry and Chad Davis|
Eastern New Mexico University’s Police Department is protecting the campus and promoting its officers. Chad Davis has become Lieutenant and Patricia Terry has been named as Sergeant.
Lt. Davis, who is from Fort Sumner, joined the New Mexico State Police shortly after graduating from high school. After traveling all over the state, Lt. Davis was stationed in Clovis in 2007. He retired in October 2013.
He began working at ENMU in December 2013.
“It’s like a family here,” Lt. Davis said of the ENMU Police Department.
“It is a friendly environment,” he continued. “I’m happy to be working at ENMU.”
The new Lieutenant, who enjoys motorcycles, is responsible for the administrative side of the department.
His goals for the position are to “excel and give the guys what they need in the field.”
Sgt. Terry is enjoying her new position because she “has a voice in the department. I play more of a role.”
The Sergeant was born and raised in Portales. She obtained her LPN in nursing at Clovis Community College before switching to law enforcement.
Her sister is currently attending Le Cordon Bleu to pursue a career as a chef.
“It is nice having a cook in the family,” she said with a laugh.
Sgt. Terry likes watching movies and wants to “get a Ford Bronco so that could be my hobby.”
She has been working at ENMU since July 2012. Before taking the position of Sergeant, she was a detective.
Her new job duties include running field operations and taking on a more supervisory role.
Sgt. Terry said her goals for the position are to “succeed and have fun while I’m doing it.”
Nursing Program Welcomes Faculty Member Vivian Coates
by Dawn Wolf-Taylor
ENMU nursing program faculty member Vivian Coates, who came on board for the fall 2013 semester, is not new to ENMU. She served as interim director of ENMU’s nursing program in 2005 and assisted the program in earning its first NLNAC (now ACEN) accreditation. She also taught for several years prior to her current role at ENMU as an adjunct professor with ENMU’s nursing program.
Vivian is fairly certain she’s finished for now with nursing degrees, and is pleased to return to ENMU as a full-time instructor.
She also served at a school nurse in Tucumcari, Portales and Clovis, and has a special place in her heart for public health nursing. Vivian says that nursing has been very good to her, and she hopes to give back all that she has received from the profession through her contribution to nursing education.
Vivian was widowed in 2008. She has three sons, a daughter and six grandchildren who are spread throughout the region, including in Dalhart and Lubbock, and as far away as Chicago.
An avid bridge player, she plays weekly and has been known to host a bridge party now and then. She has a boxer named Duchess and a Boston terrier named Gracie Marie.
Contact Vivian at email@example.com.
|ENMU's KENW-TV Receives $112,822 Grant
(photo by Wendel Sloan)
On Tuesday (center) Terry Brunner, state director for the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Program, presented an award of $112,822 to Duane Ryan, director of KENW-TV at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, and Steven Gamble, ENMU president, to construct digital television translators in Mescalero, N.M.
|KENW-TV Receives $112,822 Grant|
Eastern New Mexico University’s KENW-TV received a $112,822 grant on Tuesday from the United States Department of Agriculture Public Station Digital Transition Grant Program.
The purpose of the project is to implement the Federal Communications Commission’s mandated transition from analog to digital broadcast television transmission, and make over-the-air digital public television available to those living in the Native American Mescalero Apache Tribe’s Reservation in southern New Mexico.
KENW-TV will construct digital television translators in close proximity to the two areas where tribe members live. One will be located in Mud Canyon and the other on Soldier Canyon. Both of these installations will be installed later this year at electronic sites that are owned by the tribe and that are being donated for KENW-TV’s use free of charge.
These installations will allow tribe members to pick up KENW-TV’s signals with inexpensive indoor antennas. Currently, KENW-TV transmits 3 digital TV program channels, 24/7. Once the digital TV translators are installed at Mescalero, the station plans to add a fourth channel that will be devoted solely to Native American television programming.
|Interview with ENMU Grad Middle School Teacher|
|(courtesy of Hobbs News-Sun)|
|Another ENMU Grad Coaches State Champions|
Congratulations to ENMU Alumn Anthony Mestas for coaching his Hagerman High School team to a 2014 state basketball championship. Anthony received his Bachelor of Science in Education from ENMU in 2002. He also received his Master in Education from ENMU in 2010.
Dr. Donald Elder III, professor of history, has been asked to review Across the Divide: Union Soldiers View the Northern Home Front, by Steven J. Ramold for the Annals of Iowa.
Dr. Gillian F. Andersen, instructor of composition, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation at Texas Tech University on Tuesday, March 25. The title is: Co-responsibility in the Online Undergraduate Technical Communication Service Course: An Ethical Imperative?
In May, we will have three commencements to attend: our son, Geoffrey will graduate from Portales High School, our son, William will graduate from ENMU, and I will graduate from Texas Tech!
The ENMU community is saddened to learn of the death of Kassidy Warren, a junior.
Condolences may be expressed at www.dentonwood.com.
Kassidy Patrika Warren (1992-2014)