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the effect a joint publication by enmu foundation and enmu alumni affairs alumni friends making a difference august 2013 indian nurse moves his career and family to the u.s ndia-born hemant sule bsn 11 came to the united states to help his son pursue a dream hemant recalls asking his then 10-year-old son nishchay what he wanted for his birthday and getting the answer that he wanted nothing puzzled he asked if he had any birthday wishes nishchay had watched footage of the columbia space shuttle explosion on television and learned that one of the astronauts was a native of india his wish he told hemant was to be an astronaut hemant replied that he would take him one step closer to nasa and that they would move to the united states so that his son would have the opportunity to fulfill his dreams hemant s journey to secure a job as a nurse in america began with an interview in mumbai india through an international placement service for healthcare professionals after 18 months of work on immigration procedures and adding another job to his workload to gain the specialized experience he needed to work in the u.s hemant took a pre-nclex preparatory test along with 1,100 of his international nursing peers 700 women and 400 men a total of 46 nurses passed only two of them men hemant was one of those two a second pre-test taken by the 46 resulted in 12 passes and hemant was the only male in that group the 12 then flew to saipan an american territory near guam where the new mexico board of nursing was providing an opportunity to help foreign nurses gain u.s rn licensure hemant was the sole person to pass the nclex exam news that he had to wait a month to receive and that brought tears to his eyes hemant secured a nursing position and moved his family to the u.s first to los angeles ca and then to albuquerque nm in albuquerque he was an emergency services nurse for presbyterian healthcare system for several years early on in his career in the u.s he learned that a bachelor of science in nursing bsn degree would be necessary to continue as a nurse in hospitals such as presbyterian that were preparing to achieve magnate-level status to stay ahead of the game hemant explained he began looking at bsn programs through both private and public universities and quickly became frustrated by the cost time requirements and lack of response to his queries he said a call to enmu s nursing program changed his life and that the enthusiastic and helpful response he received as well as the time and cost parameters fit perfectly with his educational needs meanwhile his wife swapna and his son continued on their own educational journeys swapna will earn a ba degree with an emphasis in accounting soon from the university of new mexico unm and nishchay is in i by dawn wolf-taylor his last year as a unm electrical engineering honor student nishchay plans to pursue both a master of business in administration mba and a graduate degree in electrical engineering with the goal of earning a job at sandia labs in new mexico as a weapons development specialist nishchay hopes that these goals will one day lead him to his ultimate dream job director of nasa not to be outdone by his talented family hemant is completing the leveling work toward an mba of his own at eastern and hopes to graduate with that degree by may 2014 an mba will add to his credentials as he seeks future opportunities in hospital administration at his new place of work everything is possible hemant says but there is no shortcut to success hemant and his wife swap na in downtow n dallas tx everything is possible but there is no shortcut to success hemant credits his recently earned bsn with landing him a job last summer as emergency services nurse manager and acting director at saint vincent infirmary and medical center in little rock ar but it was his son s career aspirations that put him on his current path hemant and his so n nishchay on vac ation in hawaii enmu successfully launches master of nursing degree inding good nurses is a challenge nationwide even more critically new mexico faces an acute shortage of nursing instructors by 2020 to address this need enmu added a master s of science in nursing msn program the degree prepares graduates to teach associate and bachelor degree classes and to assume managerial roles in care facilities enmu and unm are the only schools in new mexico that offer an msn with an emphasis in nursing education while enmu s msn program fills national and state nursing needs it will also help retain nurses in new mexico in the past students have traveled to west texas schools for degrees beyond a bachelor s now they can earn their degree online at home and without leaving their nursing jobs ten inaugural students began the carefully sequenced 36-hour program this january entirely online the msn program allows nurses to complete the program within two f by amy archuleta and robert graham years the second cohort an estimated 20 students will begin the program january 2014 enmu had some help starting its msn program from the new mexico nursing education consortium nmnec nmnec is an organization that supports programs designed to increase the number of nurses qualified nursing instructors in new mexico the msn degree program at enmu was accepted as a candidate for accreditation by the national league for nursing accrediting commission and is in up for full accreditation in spring 2014 by then enmu graduates will be training the next generation of nurses and improving healthcare for all new mexicans for more information visit http liberal-arts.enmu.edu/health/nursing/msn.shtml 1


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dear eastern alumni and friends welcome to the august edition of the enmu effect as you read this we are only days away from the start of the 2013 fall semester and what a semester this will be near the top of our excitement list is the campaign for a new multipurpose facility on eastern s campus this new $8 million multipurpose stadium will replace blackwater draw with a facility that will be used by our football players track and field athletes the greyhound marching band intramural participants and others however this will not happen unless the enmu student body votes to increase student fees by approximately $40 a semester for a full-time student this funding will finance half of the necessary $8 million needed for construction and the enmu foundation is committed to taking the lead to raise most of the remaining funding students will vote during homecoming weekend i believe the time is now for eastern to move forward on this important project all of us at eastern are also excited about the renovation of the jack williamson liberal arts building the largest classroom building on campus the project is financed completely from state funding 9 million from the 2012 general obligation bond and $4 million contributed by our legislators and our governor during the 2013 legislative session it is rare for enmu to receive $13 million for a construction project and we intend to make the most of it when finished in october 2014 jwla will be a state-of-the-art instructional facility rivaling the best in new mexico we re proud of the continued physical development of our campus but i ve saved the most exciting part for last without a doubt the best part of the coming school year will be the first week of the fall semester with the eager faces of our new freshmen and transfer students and the familiar faces of our continuing sophomores juniors seniors and graduate students it s this enthusiasm and energy that make these the most exciting days of the school year thank you for your support of eastern throughout the year i can hardly wait steve gamble president distinguished faculty emeriti announced five emeritus faculty members were recently honored with the distinguished faculty emeritus distinction at the annual enmu foundation faculty emeritus luncheon this past may 8 2013 mrs ruth moore was honored with the exemplary service to the university community award dr william bill brunsen has been a part of enmu in a variety of ways over the past 24 years dr brunsen earned his bachelor of science in economics from enmu master of arts in economics and ph.d in business administration from the university of nebraska-lincoln he became a member of the college of business faculty in 1987 during his time at enmu dr brunsen held different positions within the department and university including department chair graduate coordinator of the mba program associate dean and coordinator of interns he earned the presidential award for excellence in service in 2005 and the spirit of eastern award in 2001 dr brunsen helped re-establish the delta mu delta business honor society a leader and opinion shaper in the college of business dr brunsen s stern exterior never quite managed to camouflage his deep concern for students his colleagues his college and the university dr gerardus gerry huybregts dedicated 24 years of quality service to enmu he earned his bachelor of arts in economics master of business administration in finance and international business and ph.d in international and comparative management from the university of california los angeles upon completion of his doctoral program dr huybregts began his career at enmu in 1988 during his tenure he led both graduate and undergraduate teams to annual international business competitions dr huybregts served as the dean of the college of business from 1999 to 2005 as well as department chair graduate coordinator and the assessment coordinator he was inducted into delta mu delta and phi kappa phi he was generous with his time and volunteerism including working with united way and when no one else came forward serving as faculty sponsor of the muslim student association dr huybregts optimism his quiet humor and his teaching eloquence made classrooms better places and the college of business a great place to work dr v scott johnson joined enmu as an associate professor in 1981 and after 32 years of service retired in 2012 he earned his bachelor of arts in psychology from oklahoma city university and his ph.d in psychology from iowa state university dr johnson served enmu in many capacities from being the chair of psychology long-time chair of the human subjects committee faculty senator and as a graduate advisor his students have won research competitions at texas tech texas a&m the psi chi national convention at enmu and west texas a&m during his time at enmu dr johnson was the faculty marshal for many commencements and his classroom stories of working in the criminal justice field were legendary among students in 2010 dr johnson received the presidential award for excellence in teaching and he is still filling classrooms with enthusiastic students when he teaches an occasional course for the psychology department mrs ruth moore graduated from enmu magna cum laude with a bachelor of business education in 1975 and then received a master of business education in 1977 in 1971 mrs moore began at enmu as a secretary for the special education department when a part-time position opened within the teacher education department mrs moore applied and was hired she then took an accountant position in the payroll department in the 1977-1978 school year mrs moore received the outstanding professional employee award after being promoted to comptroller she held that position for ten years in 1991 mrs moore was again promoted to the position of vice president for business affairs which she held for five years until retiring in 1996 mrs moore brought openness honesty and integrity to everything she did her leadership of business affairs was marked by her service-oriented attitude and her readiness to help get the job done she is truly an enmu alumna success story dr merlene olmsted started her career at enmu in 1991 at walla walla university she earned her bachelor of arts in home economics with a minor in sociology her master of arts in secondary education emphasis in textiles at loma linda university and her ph.d in educational leadership from gonzaga university dr olmsted served as the department chair of family and consumer science and agriculture along with serving twice as the interim dean of the college of education and technology she has chaired the curriculum and instruction department and was the assessment coordinator for cet dr olmsted served as the sponsor of nmafcs student unit at enmu in 1999 she received the spirit of eastern award and in 2011 the presidential award for excellence in service after dedicating 20 years of service to enmu dr olmsted retired in 2011 she still teaches part time for the fcs department a department that her teaching excellence and inspired leadership helped to build dr m francine stuckey came to enmu in 1974 at kansas state university dr stuckey earned her bachelor of science in home economics and family studies and her master of science in home economics emphasizing in child development she earned her ph.d from texas tech in child development and family studies in addition to being a member to the faculty dr stuckey spent 33 years serving as the director of the child development center and has served as the department chair of family and consumer science three times during her tenure dr stuckey secured grant funding of nearly $3 million in 1995 she received the spirit of eastern award dr stuckey retired in june 2012 after 37 years of dedicated service but she is still serving her profession as the president of the new mexico association of family and consumer sciences over 1,000 children their families and every one of her students are the direct beneficiaries of her dedicated professionalism we apologize for a mistake in the 2012 distinguished faculty emeriti biographies in the august 2012 enmu effect newsletter the photos for mr alvin davis al garten and dr joseph f dickson were switched mr alvin davis al garten dr joseph f dickson 2


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homecoming 2013 escape to friday october 4 homecoming golf experience 8 a.m noon and 1-5 p.m alumni registration campus union lobby 9:30 a.m 5 p.m 1960-1970 class reunion luncheon campus union pecos room 12 p.m college of education and technology school carnival education building lawn south avenue n 3:30-7 p.m greyhound grill alumni meet and greet zia room 6-8 p.m bonfire greyhound arena 8 p.m homecoming 2013 honorees enmu foundation awards business of the year tillery chevrolet philanthropist of the year ray hammond volunteer of the year dr patti dobson alumni association awards outstanding alumni award don bullis b.b lees distinguished service award ernest sanchez terry othick honorary lifetime award michael blake athletics hall of honors will be inducted friday october 25 2013 saturday october 5 enmu foundation 38th annual breakfast campus union ballroom 8 a.m homecoming parade 10:30 a.m homecoming football game greyhound stadium 2 p.m enmu educator hall of honor gala campus union ballroom 6:30 p.m www.enmu.edu/friends/alumni homecoming.shtml football tommy joe smith basketball elizabeth richards-capps volleyball lindsey davidson-masiarek baseball phil clabaugh volleyball/athletic director mike maguire educator hall of honor judith brunsen joseph david chavez michael l dillard linda joy greer retha moore gary d sanders enmu alumni and choir perform throughout italy bob president 83-89 and sandra mba 74 bba 72 matheny leaning with the leaning tower of pisa enmu italy tour choir immediately following mass performance st peter s basilica vatican city manuel melendez ba 65 in front of the vittoriano museum rome valerie trujillo bme 87 and chris wilson at the colosseum in rome kayla and jason paulk music department faculty in front of the bridge of sighs venice marsha shade med 83 bme 77 pushing up the leaning tower of pisa 3


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from kenw to cbs and nfl oel hahn bs 91 has parlayed his eastern degree into a dream job as a photographer for the nfl college basketball the masters golf tournament and producer of several documentaries j by peter ewan joel s documentaries include hear me now hunger in america and nashville rises hear me now tells a tale of bullying in schools around the country hunger in america is based on on february 3 2013 joel worked the super the statistics that six out of ten people in bowl xvii the coolest thing for me at america are faced with hunger every day super bowl xlvii in february was giving it is joel s most rewarding project because a private demonstration of the 4k camera it touches many different and dreamcatcher edit eastern allows demographics nashville system to les moonves joel in miama fl in the cbs affiliate control room working for the nfl rises narrated by billy president and ceo of the students to `go directed her during our nightly newscasts on bob thorton provides a cbs entertainment division and kenw-tv she was an amazing anchor and is voice to the communities of sean mcmanus ceo of cbs for it in so many still an amazing writer to this day she s a walking nashville that came together sports division mr moonves different fields of ap stylebook dr schroeder would be so proud after the may 2010 flood is probably the most powerful joel said tv executive in hollywood study and i would march madness is one of that was an amazing moment joel recognizes kenw-tv for influencing his joel s favorite times of the encourage each success his time spent at kenw broadcast year because of the games and during joel s undergrad years one of them to take he was a member of the sigma center had a great impact on his career joel upsets that go along with the would stay up with other students until 2 a.m to ncaa division i tournament nu fraternity the greek advantage of this edit and piece together the news segments system was thriving all the at the masters which is one of the four majors fraternities got along and shared a fellowship eastern allows students to go for it in so many in the pga tour joel is able to capture and and camaraderie that doesn t exist on most different fields of study and i would encourage each witness the events on the amen corner the college campuses today joel reflected one of them to take advantage of this this is a rarity amen corner is a set of three holes on which in college campuses today being a small school a golfer can either win or lose the tournament i met my wife denise haeber bs 92 in a video allows this type of atmosphere and i love it joel said depending on how he plays those holes production class i taught her how to edit and joel enjoys working live television filming the pittsburgh steelers versus new york giants game after hurricane sandy he was able to witness a common outlet for people after the devastation to their community anytime you can help people forget about their own personal issues for a few hours is never a bad thing it gives them a sense of camaraderie within their community joel said the new cameras are unbelievably small the lenses are fixed and fast amazing stuff joel explained about the canon eos 4k cinema 500 camera from left to right joel hahn zac adams director mike stryker dp and james denton the core crew for hunger in america alumna finds success under the pen name brooklyn james w by marysa cordova orking under the pen name brooklyn james bobbie duell ma 03 is now a novelist and singer songwriter bobbie is originally from north fork pennsylvania bobbie earned her masters degree in communication with an emphasis in broadcasting and documentary film from enmu in 2003 she was drawn to enmu because of the communication department she loved working at the college television morning show which was called good morning high plains she also liked the wide open space portales had to offer bobbie s eclectic list of careers and skills began with singing and song writing in austin texas she recorded with wonderland studios and later she moved to nashville to study animal science and broadcasting bobbie received her bachelor s degree from west texas agricultural and mechanical university after completion of her degree at enmu she moved to los angeles ca and worked in radio production she received an award for outstanding on-air personality from the communication department when she attended wtamu bobbie worked for the college radio station there and at the time worked as a field reporter and news writer for channel 10 out of amarillo tx bobbie acknowledged my plan a was always writing and plan b getting my education in january 2010 she made it her new year s resolution to start writing her novel the boots my mother gave me started out as just a hobby bobbie sent it to a friend for review and her friend thought she had real potential the manuscript was then sent to editors who also revised it bobbie sent the novel in to amazon and 4 received the amazon breakthrough novel quarter finalist award her novel ranked at one time in the kindle top 100 coming of age novels and the kindle top 100 women s fiction novels there were over ten thousand entries which were narrowed down to one thousand then five hundred and lastly two-hundred fifty essentially these are daily rankings and to make it into any of these categories is a great accomplishment this novel is about a young women s journey of recovery and self-discovery as she comes of age while overcoming an abusive childhood there is a music soundtrack to accompany the novel written and performed by bobbie herself bobbie is currently drafting jolie blonde the next novel and music soundtrack compilation performed by bobbie herself when the manuscript is finished it will be edited go through formatting receive a cover design etc and has an expected release date later in 2013 she has two other novels out currently in the vigilare trilogy series to learn more about brooklyn james visit http www.brooklyn-james.com while attending enmu bobbie worked on a documentary film about war veterans and was a graduate assistant for introduction to communication television production and voice performance courses bobbie recalls several memorable enmu instructors dr anthony schroeder dr chris stasheff and dr janet roehl dr janet roehl was very insightful and helped shape my views on feminism recalled bobbie.


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former enmu student finds a way to support the troops uwanda ford attended 68-70 originally from clovis is spearheading a project to provide every deployed soldier with a little piece of home by way of a pocket-sized flag to carry originally from clovis and a graduate of monzano high school in albuquerque luwanda chose to attend enmu for its small town atmosphere while attending enmu she received a scholarship to pursue studies in home economics and participated in organizations that included the newman club at st helens catholic church she also held three work-study positions in various campus offices in order to fund her college career after attending enmu for two years luwanda found that she was being called to do something else and decided to leave the university and go to work for the federal government while employed by the federal government she worked for many offices including the federal bureau of investigation and congress although serving the government in washington d.c gave luwanda a great sense of fulfillment it was not her ideal home so she decided to move to colorado there she completed her bachelor s degree at the fort collins branch of colorado state university she chose to run home-based businesses so she could be a stay at home mother to her son charley it was because of charley that luwanda discovered l by toni carrasco what seemed to be a simple patriotic community service project at the time the pocket flag project the pocket flag project is a nationwide nonprofit initiative to send folded pocket sized flags to soldiers who are deployed in various parts of the world defending the united states this project was conceived by luwanda after she attended a cub scout leadership training and witnessed what she recalls as a very moving flag retirement ceremony at that same training luwanda also attended a flag etiquette class where leaders discussed ways to instill patriotism in children it was after hearing the testimony of two war veterans regarding their personal pocket flags that she felt a need to create a project for her husband leonard s cub scout troop luwanda also encourages individuals who participate in the project to write notes or sign the inscription card in order to add a personal touch from this humble beginning the pocket flag project has expanded nation-wide with the help of a website created by luwanda in november of 2001 there are currently pocket flag project participants in all 50 states as well as numerous other countries the project has been responsible for the shipment of shortly after the training s over 2 million culmination luwanda flags to the and her family headed out united states on a road trip which gave frontlines her 14 hours to formulate although the a plan she decided to project has seen have the children fold great success luwanda puts the final folds on a pocket flag pocket sized flags and send luwanda did them to troops who were face many trials on the front line defending the u.s and risking that threatened the operation their lives for our freedom however she claims that with god s guidance we were able upon her return home luwanda to keep the project going found a flag fabric and cut out 100 flags for her husband s troop to fold when asked where she would like to and send to soldiers she recalls that see the project in the next five years the boys folded only about twenty flags luwanda stated i would like it to before their hands got tired so she and be done and over with and i would another mother completed the rest like all of out troops to be home each flag includes an inscription card which reads a flag for your pocket so you can always carry a little piece of home we are praying for you and we are proud of you thank you for defending our country and our freedom pocket flags are available to those troops who are serving our country overseas on the front lines if anyone would like to get involved with the pocket flag project please visit www.pocketflagproject.com from left to right leonard charley and luwanda working on pocket flags wouldn t it be great if we could all grow up and magically be given the dream job of our childhoods no need to go to college and study to prepare ourselves for that career dear enmu alumni and friends well you and i both know that this isn t the case fortunately just like you many current enmu students like me have the vision and dedication to commit to earning a college degree let me introduce myself my name is toni carrasco i am a senior working on my bachelor of business administration degree at enmu as a fellow greyhound you may recall a favorite faculty or staff member who helped you achieve your degree or who helped you overcome the obstacles that popped up along your college career just like you i ve had teachers who made sure i passed my finance class understood statistics and who cheered me on when i was trying to juggle homework with my other student commitments when i graduated from high school i tried a larger university with classes of several hundred students taught by graduate assistants i was lost in the crowd with eastern s average class size of 18 students i am so thankful to have chosen enmu and hope you have the same feelings and fond memories because of eastern s size i ve had the opportunity to be very active on campus i am most proud of three major roles as a dancer on the enmu spirit squad and as a president s ambassador i have had the opportunity to meet many amazing people some are new to enmu and want to discover what the enmu experience is and others are alumni bringing their own children to tour the campus and decide for themselves if enmu is right for them these alumni have great stories to tell about living on campus performing in band concerts being student athletes and simply valuing the educational opportunity they never thought they could have many alumni are also thankful for the lifelong friendships they made while at enmu in my third role i work in the enmu foundation office as a student employee like many alumni i wasn t aware that the enmu foundation raises money for enmu scholarships and programs i thought tuition and state funding paid for everything i ve since learned that state funding has decreased and only covers the basics so donations are even more critical to student success at enmu alumni donations are what make it possible to provide scholarships to dedicated students many of whom are the first in their family to attend college alumni have been very generous to help me and my classmates with scholarships i couldn t have afforded college without the help of scholarships would you consider giving back to help enmu continue to be the incredible school it has always been enmu was part of your life story and helped you with your career path and life journey giving back to your alma toni carrasco mater adds value to an enmu degree because your donation continues to enhance enmu programs and provides scholarships for current and future greyhounds i graduate in december and my course work at enmu is helping me to work towards my dream job i hope to work for the st jude s foundation or another special nonprofit i m determined to give back to others since generous alumni helped me most importantly i plan to donate to enmu will you i hope you will say yes to helping the next generation of enmu students there is an envelope enclosed in this newsletter in case you d like to use it to donate with a check or credit card through the mail thank you for your consideration sincerely 5


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class notes in memory kenneth c garland attended 1934-1935 passed away jan 16 when ken graduated from portales high school he immediately enrolled at enmu in its first class in 1934 he owned various small businesses including the tom charles insurance agency in alamogordo nm and was very active in his community he also served in the u.s coast guard on the pacific coast during world war ii marie shadix wall aa 37 passed away in 2012 after graduating from high school in 1935 she attended a newly formed college in portales called eastern new mexico junior college and later obtained her teaching certificate while teaching she met and fell in love with willie o wall with whom she enjoyed 58 years of marriage lt col robert bob wesley howard aa 38 passed away jan 12 at the age of 97 after graduating from enmu he enlisted in the us air force as a pilot in wwii he retired in 1974 after 33 years of service after retirement he remained very active in his community betty lou wilton pompeo attended 44-46 passed away jan 22 she majored in music and arts at enmu however she transferred and graduated in the top of her class at the university of new mexico in 1947 she then went on to pursue further vocal training in new york and took finishing lessons in italy she worked in the santa fe schools harry eugene miller ba 51 passed away in feb after graduating high school he was drafted into the us air force in 1945 after his service time he enrolled at enmu where he lettered in basketball he married lanora tillie graham ba 50 in 1951 and began his teaching and coaching career he coached basketball for 37 years including 34 at six colleges fannie joe capps dansby ba 52 passed away feb 26 after graduating from enmu she moved to roswell nm where she taught physical education there she met and married her husband leon dansby ma 59 after beginning a family she dedicated her life to raising her children and later her grandchildren wanda lee cummings bs 57 passed away nov 21 2012 with her husband of 63 years david hodges stratton and their three children at her bedside wanda was supportive of david s career as a professor she worked as a librarian then for the dow chemical company where she held one of the highest national security clearances given during the cold war wanda completed her degree in home economics at enmu rev barry franklin lovett ba 58 died nov 26 2012 after earning his bachelor s degree at enmu he earned his master s in theology from southeastern theological seminary rev lovett served as chaplain at a mental hospital in the ohio prison system and frankfort baptist church before retiring in 2005 bob harris ma 59 ba 52 passed away feb 3 after serving in the us navy from 1946 to 1948 he taught until retirement in 1988 he earned both his bachelor and master degrees at enmu and pursued additional studies at sonoma state university university of utah and the university of southern california annie ruth camp ma 60 83 passed away dec 14 2012 she earned a bachelor degree in elementary education and music at texas tech university and completed her master of arts at enmu she taught for many years retiring in 1993 lonnie leroy corbitt bs 60 faculty passed away jan 8 he earned a bachelor s degree in geology from enmu in 1960 a master s degree from southern illinois university in 1966 and a phd at the university of new mexico in 1971 he served in the us army during the vietnam war receiving an honorable discharge in 1968 he taught at enmu western new mexico university and el paso community college he also worked as a professional geologist in the oil industry and researched and published on the geology of the southwest joseph p svabek ba 60 passed away nov 10 2012 after growing up in indiana he attended st petersburg junior college in florida then moved to new mexico graduating on a scholarship from enmu he moved to chicago and worked for nearly 20 years with humphrey s leather goods company he also launched his flagship venture joe s place a family-friendly bar and restaurant during his time in the windy city rex roger faubion ba 61 passed away jan 21 after a lengthy illness he was a claims adjuster and owner of faubion claim service in clovis for 25 years john nance bs 61 passed away feb 16 after graduating high school he attended enmu and married teresa ashbrook med 83 bs 77 after earning a degree in animal husbandry from enmu he taught math one semester before returning to farming and ranching because in his words cows don t talk back john worked in the farm ranch and dairy industry as long as he was physically able mary lee neff rogers ma 62 92 passed away dec 3 2012 she earned a bachelor of arts from new mexico state university and a master of arts from enmu she taught for 30 years retiring in 1982 penny mcknight bs 63 passed away feb 3 he began his college education at new mexico state university and completed his degree at enmu he then taught and coached for 30 years in aztec nm before retiring dr louis edward powers med 64 ba 58 faculty passed away in march dr powers earned both his bachelor and master degrees from enmu he was awarded the mott fellowship in education and outstanding dissertation honor at the university of michigan where he received his doctorate in education he was an educator for 42 years working as a teacher coach administrator and a faculty member at enmu herbert ronald good bba 64 passed away march 18 after an 18 year battle with cancer while attending enmu he met and married marilyn thomas bs 64 after graduation he worked in the oil industry until serving in the us air force for four years after his time of service he continued his career in the oil and gas industry charles e weaver ba 64 passed away dec 13 2012 after graduating from enmu he joined the us navy following his time in the navy he enrolled in golden gate university to study accounting after working at an accounting firm he opened his own cpa practice which he maintained until his death kathleen fuqua burton ms 66 bs 64 passed away feb 4 she attended eastern new mexico university where she met and married ronald burton ms 66 bs 64 she taught pre-school and elementary school for 26 years zella joan burke med 67 ba 63 passed away aug 30 2012 she taught in the portales public schools for many years carol ann krattiger hobbs bs 69 passed away oct 1 2012 after battling cancer for eleven years she retired after 35 years of service but remained active by mentoring for the teach tennessee program and substitute teaching she was a national science teachers association delegate and honored in who s who among america s teachers jane mauk hilliard ma 70 passed away feb 8 she attended denver university and lindenwood college earning a bachelor s degree in 1942 with a double major in english and history and a minor in political science in 1970 jane received her master s degree in history from enmu she taught in the portales public school system and later taught college history and political science courses at enmu she married john kent hilliard in 1943 and they were proud parents to john mauk hilliard ma 70 ba 67 dr william kent hilliard bba 70 and james l hilliard attended she was very involved in the community chairing countless committees being involved in numerous community and educational organizations including p.e.o sisterhood beta sigma phi united methodist women portales woman s club daughters of the american revolution roosevelt county democratic women and many more she was also a proud member of many other distinguished heritage and lineage institutions dr william kent hilliard d c bba 70 65 passed away feb 17 he earned a bachelor s degree at enmu then attended palmer college of chiropractic in davenport iowa graduating as doctor of chiropractic in 1973 for over 40 years he was a wellknown physician in the eastern new mexico region kent met the love of his life donna kay wilkins attended while they were students at portales high school they were married in 1968 and were blessed by the births of two sons charles collin and william lee attended both of whom followed their father into the chiropractic profession he was an avid fisherman hunter and motorcycle enthusiast patricia virginia smith graham med 79 bs 73 passed away nov 22 2012 she was involved in sports setting a school record of 45 points in a game in high school and taught and coached for 27 years before retiring in 2000 vicki lavon wallien med 80 passed away dec 11 2012 she earned her bachelor s degree from california state university at los angeles and in 1980 graduated with honors from enmu and later earned 14 post graduate hours in early childhood education and reading she taught in public schools for 29 years retiring in 2009 dr charlotte farkas ma 81 bs 79 faculty 71 passed away sept 4 2012 born in 1941 in nagykanisza hungary she moved to the united states and married allan farkas in 1961 after earning both her bachelor s and master s in psychology at enmu she went on to obtain a phd in psychology worked as a psychologist and taught at enmu wilbur william cockrell med 82 passed away nov 26 2012 after fighting cancer in 1956 he graduated from the university of northwestern oklahoma with a bachelor s of history in 1957 he was commissioned as an officer in the us navy after 21 years of service he retired as a commander and attended enmu to earn his master s degree in education he then worked as an insurance agent until retiring in 2003 linda gail pate cogsdil williams bs 88 passed away feb 28 she worked for the us department of defense for 32 years robert crow bs 07 27 died nov 4 2012 robert received many scholarships while attending enmu was a member of the phi kappa phi honor society and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in biology and biochemistry he was working on a master s degree in microbiology at the time of his death daniel dean draughon bus 11 passed away feb 17 he graduated from eastwood high school el paso tx in 1984 and later went on to graduate magna cum laude from enmu virginia naomi sharp harrison attended passed away dec 11 2012 she attended enmu and el paso community college where she received an associate s degree in drafting 6


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class notes updates dr richard g cole ba 56 presently an emeritus professor of history at luther college presented a paper martin luther and islam the problem of meaning in a postmodern age at the sixteenth century studies conference s annual meeting in cincinnati ohio oct of 2012 in 2011 he presented a paper the art of history and eighteenth-century information management christian gottlieb joecher and johann heinrich zedler in fort worth texas this paper was published in the january 2013 issue of the library quarterly a journal sponsored by the university of chicago bill enloe bs 71 announced his retirement from los alamos national bank as ceo feb 1 merrill adamsellis bs 76 currently works with jostens yearbooks of san antonio texas and was inducted into the jostens turquoise honor s club in january bob goldsborough bs 80 is still active in cinematography regularly contributing to cbs news 60 minutes dateline nbc abc news 20/20 and other national news programs dorothy sanchez bs 83 was promoted to deputy director of los alamos national laboratory foundation s inquiry science education consortium ed johnson ma 86 ba 84 is currently the director of the brookdale community college long branch center in new jersey sandra taylor-sawyer mba 93 ba 86 aa 84 is the director of the small business development center at clovis community college in clovis nm timothy gibson bus 94 director of college guidance at st george s independent school was one of six counselors in the nation recognized with a counselor that changes lives award by the colleges that change lives consortium yvette kaufman-bell bs 96 is the executive director of the nm office of african-american affairs and returned to enmu in feb to speak to students during national women s history month alisa armijo flickinger bs 99 joined prudential financial and is responsible for recruiting and head hunting financial advisors for arizona and new mexico along with her husband john and their daughter catie grace she makes her home in pheonix az adam williams bs 02 works at whdh-tv the nbc station in boston ma as the morning noon mondayfriday anchor he is also a hot air balloon pilot on the weekends amber maul bsn 10 was honored with the justice award at the national level from st joseph healthcare system amber and her husband sergio maul are also very involved in the community of lubbock tx hosting a wellness clinic for the homeless once every month glenn mccoy faculty has written a history of the bible baptist chair and baptist student union at eastern new mexico university copies of the book are available for sale vern witten faculty was honored at roosevelt chamber of commerce banquet as workhorse of the year feb 7 2013 joyce davis faculty andy mason ba 04 rosalie patrick bba 67 kathleen salter faculty greg senn faculty and betty williamson bs 83 were nominated for volunteer of the year for clovis media inc volunteers in action may 2013 tim and misty torrez sena mba 07 bba 05 welcomed the birth of two sons asher 5lbs 4oz and jonah 5lbs 11 oz on april 9 view more and submit your own updates online at www.enmu.edu/alumni are you looking to save on taxes this year are you planning for your future we can help there are a number of charitable plans that can help you save on taxes this year and secure your financial future you can receive a charitable deduction by making a gift of your low performing cds stocks bonds or even cash we can also accept your appreciated assets like real estate or a business interest and help you sell these tax free if you are looking for income now or in the future there are also a number of ways we can help you generate tax savings and provide you with a stream of income for life all of these gifts help you and help us continue our good work please contact us to see a personalized illustration with your tax and income benefits to learn more about the benefits of making a planned gift you can also visit our website or call us today contact noelle bartl bs 92 executive director of the enmu foundation at 888.291.5524 or noelle.bartl@enmu.edu 7


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