Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Brittany Nielsen
PORTALES—The Eastern New Mexico University "Peanut Project" will launch during the 2006 Homecoming with a press conference at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, in front of the Communication Center on the Portales campus. Everyone is invited.
In partnership with Sunland Peanuts of Portales, ENMU plans to sell 4-oz. bags of peanuts to provide scholarships for ENMU students in a fund-raising campaign called "Investing in Education: One Peanut at a Time."
This is a student-run campaign with assistance from faculty. Students from various departments, including communication, art, and business, are working together. All components of the "Peanut Project," from packaging design to marketing and sales, are coordinated by students.
For more information, call Robert Vartabedian, vice president for Academic Affairs, at 505.562.2312.