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green&silver magazine eastern new mexico university march 2013 doug hackett 89 discovers passion for winemaking page 3 enmu success stories pages 3-7 1956 alumnus makes 3rd charitable gift annuity page 12 alumni and campus updates pages 8-14

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from the president features cover story dear enmu family welcome to the first edition of green silver a magazine produced by the enmu foundation for alumni and donors from record enrollments to record endowments 11.65 million to $120 million of construction since 2001 eastern is enjoying dynamic progress enmu set another record enrollment with 5,814 students in 2012 this was the fourth consecutive year of record enrollments beginning in 2009 with 4,685 since 2001 enrollment has increased by 2,231 enmu s previous record enrollment was 4,342 in 1972 03 passion for wine making success stories dr steven gamble enmu president 04 05 06 07 working abroad national fraternity president student s un aspirations faculty on oprah s book list enmu has torn down lincoln hall to build guadalupe hall which opened this spring the three-story 308-bed state-of-the-art facility cost $16.5 million to be paid for by student rent guadalupe hall residents secure their rooms with electronic key-cards which can open their rooms as they approach the facility can even detect how many people are inside through measuring carbon dioxide thus regulating the amount of circulated fresh air heating and cooling are controlled by individual rooms residents in november 2012 voters passed a statewide bond issue that allocates $9 million to renovate the jack williamson liberal arts building with other funding enmu will spend $10 million on the first major overhaul of the building since its 1961 construction classes in jwla s smart classrooms will be recorded so that students can review them on the internet three walls will have monitors so that students can see and hear well from anywhere projects on students computers can be projected onto a large screen during renovation starting in summer 2013 over 50 faculty and staff will move their offices to bernalillo hall when they return to the jwla in fall 2014 students faculty and staff will also find an expanded café/coffee shop in the newly renovated building enrollment growth facilities improvements successful current and former students and a legacy of student success these are just some of the reasons that it s an exciting time at enmu thanks for being a part of our history our present and our future if enmu can help you in any way please contact me sincerely enmu updates 08 10 12 14 16 athletics student and department news enmu foundation class notes upcoming events green silver magazine march 2013 managing editor noelle bartl editor/graphic designer amy archuleta writers and contributors toni carrasco marysa cordova jim dodson robert graham sara hill stefan kiesbye dr joseph kline adam pitterman dr janet roehl wendel sloan shantiana white steven gamble enmu president 2 green silver march 2013

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doug hackett discovers passion for winemaking t by toni carrasco and marysa cordova ravelling from the east coast to the southwest to attend enmu was no small distance for doug hackett bs 89 however the opportunities eastern provided were worth the journey enmu gave him the chance to be a part of a collegiate football program as well as the kappa sigma fraternity while pursuing a degree in communications a department with an excellent reputation while working with kenw-tv doug gained real-world experience as a weather reporter and camera operator in his junior and senior years doug was given the position of head news anchor he believes the education and knowledge he gained at enmu contributed greatly to his current success the beautiful thing to me about enmu was the hands-on experience he said after graduating with his bachelor s degree from enmu in the spring of `89 doug attended the university of montana to work on a master s degree in history while in montana he successfully started his career working for a television and radio station in the spring of 91 he received a job offer he could not refuse harry wahl and joe mauro friends of doug had launched a cable company in california known as cable one and had asked that he join the team as the vice president of marketing and sales doug eventually left cable one and started his own company called the hackett group a radio and television production firm when asked about his firm he recalls we would produce tv ads documentaries radio ads and print we were a full service ad agency production firm doug did a number of promotion and marketing assignments for wineries in the california area and soon became very intrigued with the wine business he then decided to attend the university of california davis s extension winemaking program in 2002 doug decided to open a winery named dogwood cellars with two friends acting as silent partners doug does all the work himself and there is no staff but even with a humble start the winery continues to grow he soon found that marketing wasn t for him and making wine was his true calling when asked about his venture into wine his passion and respect for it are more than apparent he explains i would say that i found something that sings to my heart winemaking is an art that i happen to have a talent for i can say it is the hardest thing that i have ever done that comes easy for me learning every day is a challenge wine is a living thing and you have to listen and guide the wine along its path you cannot impose your will upon it winemaking is a good life lesson in 2007 doug sold his ad agency to work fulltime on the winery he produces 3,000 cases per year all by himself doug is very proud of his work and delighted to be in the wine industry it s so rewarding to create this art then to see the look on people s faces when they try your wine and how it fills people with joy while enmu prepared doug for his first career in marketing he also believes that the university contributed to his overall success in life my time at enmu shaped me during that transformation of discovery that one goes through from the end of high school to when you leave academia for `life the challenges and diversity of being on my own and having to make it happen thousands of miles from where i grew up forces one to become self-reliant which has become a basis for all that i have done in life doug concludes my time at enmu has been part of the foundation of who i am in life to learn more about or to purchase products from dogwood cellars visit their website at www.dogwoodcellars.com photographs by megan clouse photography green silver march 2013 3

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alumna enjoys success abroad enmu alumna camala beek ba 10 works for itms marketing in bad nauheim germany as a marketing communications specialist and copywriter camala says in general i primarily work for dahon the world s leader in folding bikes she writes press releases works with design teams to create handbooks brochures catalogs and advertisements as well as conceiving complete marketing strategies and campaigns camala also oversees communication with all dahon distributors and monitors their online presence one of her favorite projects is the complete re-launch of a company s brand accompanied by its first-ever global advertising campaign express your personality camala says i was a part of the campaign from concept design pitch hiring of models photographer stylist makeup artist shooting studio and then creating slogans for each of the 12 different characters the project coincided with eurobike the world s largest trade show as a high school student camala s family hosted an exchange student from cologne germany which she says inspired her to try out the german market originally from cheyenne wells colorado camala remembers receiving a postcard from enmu enrollment services as a high school senior interested in division ii volleyball she contacted former enmu volleyball coach mike maguire and joined eastern s volleyball team she currently participates in a professional amateur volleyball league in germany camala applied for an internship with itms shortly after graduating from enmu in the fall of 2010 she notes i applied not thinking much about it and was surprised to hear back from the company the company asked camala to come on full-time after her one-year internship expired through work camala formed a core group of friends with whom she travels frequently already she has visited croatia netherlands france italy spain hungary switzerland bulgaria and czech republic her 2013 travel itinerary includes amsterdam ibiza greece london paris and hannover germany before relocating to bad nauheim germany camala gained valuable academic training and work experience she majored in communications public relations emphasis and completed a pr internship in enmu communication services camala says the people and professors at enmu seemed to take a personal interest in my education and future plans in a sense camala s `success bridges the spaces not just between portales and bad nauheim but also between her enmu degree and the global workforce by robert graham camala beek 4 green silver march 2013 photograph courtesy of enmu alumni affairs

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tracey president of national fraternity k by toni carrasco en tracey bs 74 serves as the eminent supreme archon president of the national sigma alpha epsilon fraternity ae the ae fraternity currently has a presence on 250 college campuses across the nation and has initiated more than 300,000 members since its founding in 1856 under ken s direction the ae fraternity has seen great success in the past year for the first time in the history of the organization ae initiated 4,300 members ae also had a record 800 members participate in the organization s leadership school above all ken takes great pride in the fraternity s continuing commitment to the communities in which its chapters are located prior to his current position ken served the fraternity in numerous capacities including eminent supreme recorder executive director from 1978 to 1992 tracey holds the merit key and in 2001 received ae s highest honor the distinguished service award ken has served on many other fraternal associations including the fraternity executives association and the north-american interfraternity conference nic currently he is serving as ae s official delegate to the nic for his service to these organizations he has received awards including the nic gold medal in 2011 professionally ken is president of kdt company which provides emblematic jewelry to many greek organizations ken tracey the passage of bond c by marysa cordova bond c passed on nov 6 2012 roosevelt county passed the bond by 66 percent overall the bond was passed by new mexico voters by 60 percent the bond raised funds without raising taxes universities all over new mexico will benefit from the passing of bond c receiving funds to help with campus renovations and improvements enmu is receiving $9 million to modernize the jack williamson liberal arts building jwla a facility built in 1961 that will now be renovated to meet today s students learning needs since the jwla building is where the majority of general education courses are taught many students will benefit from this building s renovation especially eastern s firstyear students the passage of this bond financially benefits the community and the region with new construction and for the university jwla s renovation architectural rendering of the is a great opportunity to advance renovated jwla main/west entry enmu s mission of student success and the new café addition under the existing north overhang green silver march 2013 5 photograph courtesy of www.sae.net.

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student s career goal the united nations by robert graham photograph by katherine moore e arning a bs in political science and history in three years robert johnston graduates this spring will attend the university of new mexico school of law in the fall and envisions working at the state department and then the united nations when robert began his degree in political science he became aware of the injustice being experienced worldwide it was then that he set his goal of working for the united nations protecting human rights i want to work for the un to make sure that where someone lives does not determine whether or not he or she is treated like a human being robert johnston outside of the enmu administration building world s largest law firm dla piper as well as county and federal courts robert represented not only enmu but also new mexico as the state s only student in the program at enmu robert credits many of his professors with helping him to succeed he speaks highly of dr daniel achesonbrown whose breadth of knowledge in international politics is unmatched photograph courtesy of robert johnston advisor for the organization he founded called students for equality in addition to founding this organization robert serves as a senator from the college of liberal arts and sciences robert joined other asenmu student senators for legislative session 2013 representing enmu s student body in santa fe n.m the motto of student success is what robert says helped me to grow the university wants me to succeed and it provides all the resources to do all i have to do is go for it like those before him robert embraces the eastern experience and realizes that enmu prepares him for success beyond his current experience enmu has been more than a place to learn though i have learned much it has been a place to grow as a person mentally emotionally and professionally robert is a valuable ambassador for enmu striving for excellence in the present and preparing for greatness in the future his global outlook is no metaphor as he sets his sights on the united nations originally from albuquerque n.m robert attended the pre-law undergraduate scholars program at chicago-kent college of law during the summer of 2012 robert says the program was intense with classes five days a week from 8:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m classes included criminal law evidence torts legal research and writing trial advocacy property and international law additionally robert visited the 6 green silver march 2013 robert johnston meeting judge anne c williams circuit judge for the us court of appeals for the seventh circuit another instrumental instructor for robert is dr sue strickler who robert says guided me through the complicated maze of class registration and is one of the reasons why i will be graduating in three years instead of four robert adds dr jerry everhart is the most influential professor in my studies and i didn t even take one of his classes the two met as robert searched for a faculty

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enmu professor s book featured on oprah magazine s top ten list by shantiana white and staff a photograph by sanaz kiesbye ssistant professor of english stefan kiesbye came to enmu via long beach california his new novel your house is on fire your children all gone published by penguin in september 2012 tells the story of four adolescents who come of age in a small village on the devil s moor ­ in an atmosphere thick with fear and suspicion their innocent games soon bring them faceto-face with the village s darkest secrets the book was one of oprah magazine s top ten picks in october 2012 and made the entertainment weekly must-list in november 2012 professor kiesbye first came to the united states on a scholarship from the german academic exchange program he intended to stay one year at the state university of new york in buffalo but decided to get his master s in american studies poet irving feldman influenced him by sparking his curiosity about creative writing and starting in 1999 professor kiesbye attended the university of michigan where he received his master s of fine arts in creative writing his first novel was next door lived a girl which is about five adolescent boys in northern germany who find a mentally challenged young girl and try to take care of her but end up putting their own lives in danger a lot of people are interested in reading dark things maybe because of the mundane world of our everyday life the sense of danger gives us a peculiar feeling of freedom at least on the page says professor kiesbye the book has been translated into numerous languages and won the low fidelity novella award he and his wife sanaz who is an events coordinator for a california company moved to portales with their two chinook dogs dunkin and nozomi they have since taken in kurt a shepherd mix stray i love the town i ve been able to meet a lot of fun people he says what makes life great here are my colleagues and new friends plus portales is a very relaxed place where no cars try to run over pedestrians who are walking their dogs a welcome change from southern california he enjoys teaching in enmu s department of languages and literature teaching is what we are trained to do outside of writing because writing doesn t always pay the bills said the author with a laugh he hopes to expand the curriculum with a minor in creative writing and graduate classes that will allow students to earn a master s in creative writing it s exciting to find new students who get into writing and later turn into serious writers says professor kiesbye his advice to would-be writers find out what you re interested in by writing a lot and learning through trial and error you have to put in the time a lot of time green silver march 2013 7

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baseball basketball cross country football enmu sports news greyhound football at cowboys stadium enmu was invited to attend the second annual lone star conference football festival last september and turned it into a weekend-long celebration after departing early thursday morning for arlington texas the athletic department along with the enmu foundation and alumni association staged events to bring alumni and friends together for what turned out to be a fantastic few days of action thursday evening the alumni association hosted a meet and greet reception at the marriott dfw airport south old friends were able to reunite and new friends met early friday morning the enmu greyhound sound and spirit squad put on a memorable pep rally outside of the hounds hotel fans formed a spirit tunnel along with the band cheerleaders and dancers to send our greyhounds off to cowboys stadium in style fans were then invited to take a tour of cowboys stadium that ended in one of the stadium s field level clubs for a great pregame party fans enjoyed delicious food from cowboys stadium s legends catering including their world famous mac n cheese while 8 green silver march 2013 watching the greyhounds warm up to take on the university of the incarnate word cardinals tensions were high as game time approached eastern appeared to be in trouble when incarnate word returned the opening kickoff for a score but the hounds controlled most of the game and clinched an exciting 34-24 victory with jayson serda s 81-yard interception return it was a great end to the greyhounds first trip to the lone star conference football festival it was also an outstanding weekend for our alumni and friends and we hope to see them and even more fans at the 2013 football festival this september we are overwhelmed and so proud of the affiliation that eastern athletics has with doc elder said enmu athletic director dr jeff geiser in the 35 years i have been in collegiate athletics he is by far the best radio announcer i have ever worked with for nearly two decades dr elder has added to the listening pleasure for greyhound and zia fans by inserting historical anecdotes and pop-culture references into his football baseball and basketball broadcasts in addition to his broadcasting duties he is a history professor at enmu and has taken on the responsibilities of a sports communication class over the last few years which has allowed students the opportunity to take part in his broadcasts the voice of eastern athletics honors continue to roll in for longtime enmu athletics broadcaster dr don elder after earning induction into the new mexico broadcasters association hall of fame in june 2012 he was selected as the jack trussell lone star conference broadcaster of the year for 2011-12 and was honored at the lsc media day held in san antonio texas july 31 2012 alumna to build playground in ghana former zia soccer player andrea elizondo bs 11v was featured in the summer 2012 issue of the enmu effect for her mission work in ghana with city of refuge ministries during her first visit last spring andrea found a few ways to continue her mission work and involve enmu in the process.

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soccer softball track field volleyball page 8 left greyhounds make their entrance into cowboys stadium photo courtesy of lone star conference page 8 right cameron cox ba 12 and doc elder photo by josh lucero above left andrea elizondo bs 11 volunteering in ghana above greyhound cross country team isaiah samoei holding trophy photo courtesy of lone star conference by sara hill and adam pitterman most of the children at fria have never experienced christmas with help from donors and the enmu women s soccer team andrea was able to send each child a christmas box christmas boxes are just a small part of andrea s dream for fria she is currently raising money to build a much needed playground on the campus she says the playground will help facilitate keeping the kids active promote wellness and a fun childhood andrea plans to go back to ghana when the money is raised to help build the playground to donate or inquire about the project contact andrea by email at andrea elizondo@enmu.edu player and freshman of the year selections kenneth cunningham was enmu s first four-year letterman in rodeo competing in 1963 1964 1966 and 1967 he qualified for the college national finals rodeo in the saddle bronc riding in three of his four seasons becoming eastern s first cnfr competitor in 1963-64 cunningham was instrumental in starting the rodeo program at enmu and helped recruit the team mike dillard arrived at enmu in 1971 and became a two-time 1973 and 1974 naia all-district selection at defensive back for the greyhounds over his career he made six interceptions and returned two for game-winning touchdowns against fort hays state and colorado state tracy jordan was a versatile player for the zia softball team who excelled at every aspect of the game she was the program s first academic all-american and a three-time academic all-district selection to go along with many other academic honors a two-time all-lone star conference selection she earned second-team status in 2005 when she drove in 24 runs and belted two homers all-american senior isaiah samoei from the greyhound cross-country team was selected as the lone star conference men s cross country runner of the year for his outstanding efforts during the 2012 season a two-time all-lsc and all-region honoree he became the hounds first allamerican during the ncaa era samoei earned all-america status by turning in an eighth-place finish in the 10k run at the championship meet with an enmu-record time of 29:25.8 the finish improved on his 66thplace finish from the 2011 ncaa championships one of the most decorated greyhound runners in recent history samoei is a two-time lone star conference champion and the only enmu runner to win the lone star conference meet hall of honors class of 2012 early in 2012 athletic director dr jeff geiser announced that the committee had finalized the list of 2012 inductees into the enmu greyhound hall of honors heather brown a former zia basketball standout remains third on the zias career-scoring list over four years she accumulated four all-lone star conference selections in addition to defensive l to r mike dillard heather brown tracy jordan and kenneth cunningham green silver march 2013 9

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freshman excels as a slam poet f by stefan kiesbye reshman gabriela guajardo known on campus as gigi was cast last fall as a monkey stuck in a cage attempting to write hamlet in all in the timing by david ives ­ yet her true love is slam poetry she says i ll never forget watching [albuquerque poet tracey dahl and just thinking man i want to do that more than anything last fall she participated in the iwps individual world poetry slam championship for a chance to represent new mexico in the final event at fayetteville arkansas the feel of my poetry is like a heartbeat in the sense that it s unique to me sometimes irregular and as natural and relatable as breathing to her surprise she was selected top female poet of the contest gigi s goals are to bring slam poetry to eastern to start a little something called the green and silver slam and to continue to grow academically and artistically as much as i can gabriela gigi guajardo dr stuckey honored w by dr janet roehl herever dr francine stuckey goes a child teenager or adult will call out hi remember me i went to cdc dr stuckey the most senior faculty member at enmu retired in june 2012 after 38 years of outstanding service she was a professor of family and consumer sciences and served as the director of the child development center cdc at enmu over 1,000 children attended the cdc during her tenure i think that the many years that i worked at the center provided me with many unique experiences dr stuckey recalls for example i remember the first time a former cdc `child returned as a college student to work at the center that experience occurred a number of times i ve also had a number of former cdc children return as parents with their own children it s a wonderful compliment to the program when people remember the experience they had and 10 green silver march 2013 wants that for their child i ve had the same thing happen in my college courses with children of my former students majoring in early childhood education or family and consumer sciences dr stuckey began her career at enmu in 1974 as an instructor of home economics gaining tenure in 1981 she received her master of science in home economics with child development specialization from kansas state university in 1973 and earned her doctorate in human development and family studies from texas tech university several years later l to r dr jamie laurenz vice president of academic affairs with dr francine stuckey holding the proclamation presented to her by the n.m state senate recently she was granted emerita status and was recognized by the new mexico senate for her lifelong commitment to the education of children i retired because i wanted a more flexible schedule in order to do some other things not because i wasn t enjoying teaching i plan to stay involved in the areas of child development and early education but more in the role of a volunteer photograph by amy romero

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ag research on the high plains t by dr janet roehl he enmu agriculture program is conducting cutting edge research in state-of-the-art facilities the program has three new labs the enmu animal reproduction and nutrition research laboratory is 605 sq ft and designed for cell cultures hormone assays histology rt-pcr and other needs there is a 791 sq ft teaching lab with the ability to determine feeds and manure nutrient composition chemically calorimetry artificial rumen embryonic transfer semen analysis and other processes and there is an indoor live animal lab 3,360 sq ft that can house bovine ovine or porcine specimens the facility features a fully equipped operating theater as well the labs give students a learner-centered environment where faculty provide research mentorship to undergraduate and graduate students for enhanced learning through research explains dr darron smith director of the labs and associate professor of agriculture in addition to the labs we have access to cooperating dairy farms in roosevelt and curry counties some of these dairy farms have been used in our previous research smith notes the faculty scientists and institutions involved are committed to promoting scholarly development and increasing the prominence of enmu students by providing research assistantships so that a student s creative research activities can be nationally recognized the main objective of the animal reproduction and nutrition research laboratory is to produce well-educated and productive scientists who are critical thinkers who can solve complex problems smith says students are provided with the highest quality education and experience necessary for successful professional careers the student research being conducted in the agriculture program is assuring student success now and in their future careers smith and other researchers are assisting students with a variety of experiments at the new enmu facility · enhancing high school students career awareness and development through an experiential learning summer program · gene expression and proliferation rates of corpus luteal cells · concentration of progesterone from day 1-45 post breeding with different insulin or glucagon promoting diets in lactating dairy cattle · effect of amino acid supply and growth hormone on insulin-like growth factor 1 production and gene expression in cultured mouse hepatocytes green silver march 2013 11 photographs by josh lucero · enhancing undergraduate career awareness and development through experiential learning · effect of somatotropin gh on the concentrations of insulin-like growth · effect of post-calving prostaglandin factor 1 igf-1 and the clearance of f2 injection during the voluntary progesterone by the hepatocyte waiting period and its effect on reproductive performance · survey of new mexico dairy producers assessment of past and · effect of insulin-like growth factor future management concerns 1 igf-1 on the clearance of progesterone by the hepatocyte · effects of diatomaceous earth on musca domestica l

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shook makes 3rd gift annuity o ver the years duane shook bs 56 worked hard as an industrial arts educator and invested for his retirement however his favorite hobby is collecting old west antiques since graduating from enmu life has been good to duane and his investments have increased in value for the past seven years he was financially conservative moving his investments to certificates of deposit unfortunately the cds weren t earning much compared to his previous strategies duane acknowledges duane called noelle bartl with the enmu foundation and discovered that by investing in a charitable gift annuity he could receive a return of 7.1 percent based upon his age this fixed payment was in addition to a large income tax deduction duane decided to transfer $100,000 to the enmu foundation establishing a charitable gift annuity i was so delighted with my first gift annuity that i established two more with the enmu foundation i receive a 7.1 percent return and avoid income tax on $15,500 each year this plan has been great best of all i no longer have to watch the markets go up and while the cds were safe i was down and i m helping my alma enmu foundation director noelle bartl and duane shook tired of guessing the market in the mater my cpa was pleased that last few years the stock market has gone up and down in value my charitable deduction will save on taxes this year too with way too much for my comfort level i think it would be much my tax savings and increased income i plan to keep searching better to have a good fixed return and not worry about the stock for the perfect antique old west item markets or ultralow cd rates i was also looking for security for my retirement years ideally i wanted to know that i would visit http enmugift.org or call noelle bartl toll free at have the income i needed and that it would not change with the 888.291.5524 to learn more about charitable gift annuities and markets other ways to give have you considered making a gift to the enmu foundation p erhaps the easiest way to enhance enmu and student success is with a cash gift you may not realize it but there are many ways that you and enmu can benefit from such a gift whether it is made outright in exchange for life income or at your death an outright gift of cash is one of the best ways to make an immediate impact on our mission you benefit from a charitable tax deduction to help offset this year s income and we can begin using the resources you provide to further our good work 12 green silver march 2013 if you have questions please contact us you can also visit our website http enmugift.org and click on what to give and gifts of cash for further information about the benefits of cash giving or any of these giving options of the easiest gifts to make with the help of your advisor you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to the enmu foundation as part of your estate plan your estate receives an estate tax charitable deduction and your gift helps to further our mission a cash bequest estate tax savings if you are looking for a way to make a future gift to enmu and lessen the burden of taxes on your family a cash bequest may help achieve your goals a bequest is one a gift of cash for a crt or cga life income life income is another potential benefit of cash giving when you transfer your cash gift to us for a charitable gift annuity

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cga we will promise to pay you a fixed income for your life at a rate based on your age a portion of your income stream may even be tax-free you will receive a current charitable tax deduction for your gift and the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping continue our good work another life income option is a charitable remainder trust crt when you make your cash gift to create a crt you may receive income for your life for both your life and the life of another person or for a fixed term of years it is possible that your income could go up over time with growth in the trust or remain fixed depending on the crt selected and trust investments and you will receive a charitable remainder income tax deduction for the portion of your gift that goes to help the enmu foundation the true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit -nelson henderson a gift of cash for a clt tax efficient t ransfer to family if you are looking for a way to make a significant transfer to family without paying a large amount in gift tax a charitable lead trust clt may be the solution when you fund a clt with cash you receive a gift tax deduction for trust payments to us over a number of years at the end of that time your family receives the trust assets plus any additional growth in value without paying additional gift tax please contact us for more information on how a lead trust can permit you to transfer substantial amounts to family members at a reduced gift cost create your legacy with a planned gift a gift to the enmu foundation through your estate plans shows your belief in enmu and the future of higher education builds long-term financial strength of the university and makes a difference for generations to come examples an ira beneficiary designation made today will endow scholarships to assist students who have not yet been born proceeds from a life insurance policy will grow the university s endowment ensuring educational excellence for the next 100 years we can help you take the next step in planning your legacy contact noelle bartl bs 92 executive director of the enmu foundation at 888.291.5524 or noelle.bartl@enmu.edu an outright gift of cash charitable deduction it s easy to make your gift online or by sending us a check or money order please let us know if you are making the gift for a specific purpose so that we can fulfill your wishes donate online at www.enmu.edu/giving enmu station 8 1500 s ave k portales nm 88130 www.enmu.edu green silver march 2013 13

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class notes people you know van ragsdale ma 72 bme 68 was inducted into the phi beta mu hall of honor bill piatt ba 72 former dean and current professor of law at st mary s university of law san antonio texas recently had another book published catholic legal perspective mark jelinek ma 77 bme 76 conducted the pennsylvania all-state orchestra on april 21 2012 in lancaster pa tisha pierce aldredge bm 96 and kelle westerfield senyé bfa 93 show off their enmu pride with their enmu license plates richard bradfute bse 97 once the youngest portales city councilmen is now the senior vice president chief information officer and director for the j p stone community bank major jonathan l harvey bs 98 received his master s degree in military arts and science from the command and general staff college july 2012 his paper timely effects organic surface fires and airspace doctrine in the 21st century flight can be found digitally at the carl library he is an active duty artillery officer in the army currently assigned to the joint staff in the pentagon with his wife lain and their three-year-old son fox sia poyer ms 98 bs 96 returned to enmu as head coach for zia volleyball sia was previously the head volleyball coach at valdosta state in valdosta g.a for eight years after his tenure as assistant at enmu sia and his wife jennifer goble-poyer bs 97 greatest zia greyhound hall of honors 00 lsc hall of honors 11 and their three children are eager to be an active part of the enmu family again dr valerie mckito bs 00 is a now an assistant professor of history at enmu dr eliseo castillo bs 03 now a post-doctoral fellow at unm has published autophagy protects against active tuberculosis by suppressing bacterial burden and inflammation in the proceedings of the national academy of sciences jan 25 2012 after completing his bba at enmu joey received his law degree from northwestern school of law of lewis clark college in 2000 josh lynn bs 03 finished his first season as head coach of greyhound football at enmu he was previously the head football coach at new mexico military institute he and his wife pam a teacher at portales high school and their son bryson are enjoying their return to portales diana cordova med 06 director of enmu multicultural affairs has been elected to the board of directors for the cannon federal credit union jerry cordova bba 06 has re-joined western bank of portales as branch manager michelle miller bs 09 and patrick henry cinco boone v bs 05 were united in marriage aug 11 2012 the bride graduated from enmu with a bachelor of science degree in communications with emphasis in public relations and is employed by hendrick medical center in abilene texas as the director of the learning center and education in the cancer center the groom majored in mathematics at enmu and then received his master s of sports recreation and management at hardin simmons university he is an associate head basketball coach at mcmurry university in abilene texas jamie dickerman bs 11 released her latest novel black out sharlene kreager bse 11 is teaching at central elementary school in artesia n.m kaylnn baldock med 12 bs 09 is teaching vocational agriculture at clovis public schools kaarina jager med 12 was published online at www.educationviews.org for her piece titled why finland succeeds scot stinnett attended publisher of the de baca county news and clovis livestock news was inducted into the new mexico press association hall of fame scot joins his father marshall stinnett regent ba 59 in the hall of fame four enmu graduates attended the apartment association of new mexico annual market forum recently below from left to right gary tonjes bs 78 president of albuquerque economic development tisha pierce aldredge bm 96 education and events coordinator of aanm kelle westerfield senyé bfa 93 executive director of aanm david steele ba 60 managing partner of the atrium apartments glen edsp 79 ms 70 bs 65 and candy howl med 75 bs 65 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary aug 24 2012 coach frank s ortiz bs 80 was inducted into the nm high school coaches association hall of honor casey hays ba 95 had her debut novel the cadence published in november 2012 she is currently working on a post-apocalyptic trilogy called arrow s flight robert estep bs 95 is working at pojoaque valley high school as the administrator of the alternative high school he retired from coaching football baseball track and field in 2006 and received his master s of education administration in 2008 jose joey r blanton bba 96 son of drs patricia fletcher schroeder and anthony schroeder faculty was elected to the board of directors partner of the rodey law firm on submit your updates online www.enmu.edu/alumni 14 green silver march 2013

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class notes in memory wilbur lloyd tabor bs 53 passed away sept 10 he graduated from enmu with a degree in biology and began an exciting career working in hazardous materials facilities management nuclear power plant inspection and as head of the occupational safety and health department at unm in 1966 a position he held until he retired in 1993 after retirement he started a small business to perform vehicle emissions testing ronald luis anthony bs 59 passed away aug 9 after graduating from enmu with a bachelor degree in science he married glenda charlene parrish and they enjoyed 53 years together he was active in the ampi and the enmacc lt col guy hap e smith ma 59 ba 51 passed away june 22 at age 90 he served in the air force for 28 years as a pilot flying in wwii the korean war and the vietnam war earning medals including the distinguished flying cross and the purple heart he attended enmu on a basketball scholarship and graduated with a master s degree modine whitington-parker ma 59 ba 57 passed away july 7 she earned both her bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees at enmu she taught in clovis schools from 1959-1984 and was voted into the nea-new mexico southeast region hall of fame in 1992 she was married to carl a parker professor emeritus who died in 1996 richard fitzpatrick ba 61 passed away oct 10 after serving in the us air force he attended enmu graduating with a degree in social studies he received his master s degree from northern arizona university and taught for 30 years truett p bagwell ms 62 bs 59 faculty passed away oct 16 after earning both bachelor and master degrees in mathematics he worked for lockheed aeronautics farmed and eventually he taught math at enmu until retirement clinton nick knecht bs 64 passed away unexpectedly sept 7 he graduated from enmu and taught elementary school until becoming a long time business partner with his brother after retiring he moved to placitas n.m where he continued to work part-time until his passing rev alfredo morales lugo ma 73 passed away july 7 fred received his master s degree from enmu pastored churches in texas oregon and new mexico and worked for the oregon state department of education memorial services were held for ruth arlene henry bba 74 with her grandson jordan aguilar officiating ruth passed away oct 11 after graduating as salutatorian from enmu she became a business partner at an accounting firm and then a financial advisor and broker until retiring in 2000 kay russell harmon med 77 bs 72 passed away at the age of 75 kay worked for ford motor company then earned his bachelor and master degrees in education from enmu and worked as the auto mechanic teacher at clovis high school for 29 years carolyn ann randle brown ma 79 ba 77 passed away sept 1 after traveling the world for 20 years she went back to college to earn both her bachelor and master degrees graduating summa cum laude from enmu she wrote and taught for numerous universities and was a psychotherapist and director of desert oasis center for over 20 years sgm celestino gonzales ba 89 faculty passed away aug 24 celestino served in the us army for 30 years earning many honors and medals his final assignment was as the sgm for the senior rotc program at enmu from 1979 to 1986 he was also the enmu rifle team coach during his early active duty service time he married maria lucero bse 89 they had seven children four of whom also graduated from enmu debra terrese guerra bsn 05 age 54 passed away sept 21 due to injuries received in an auto accident she earned her bachelor of science in nursing from enmu and also earned a master s degree as a state-certified family nurse practitioner and graduated magna cum laude from west texas a m university she was employed at enmu as the director of health services dr albert anthony bettina faculty 91 passed away sept 17 at his home in portales after earning a bachelor s degree in 1943 at northern illinois state teachers college he enlisted in the u.s army and served three years upon completion of a master s degree in 1948 at the colorado state college of education he married frances a hintz and moved to portales to accept a position at enmu he completed a doctorate degree in vocational education in 1953 at bradley university post-doctoral studies were pursued at the universities of missouri illinois and maryland dr bettina retired from enmu in 1982 as dean emeritus of the college of education and technology after 34 years of service valiente g.a mills faculty employee 76 passed away aug 9 after high school he joined the us army and made a career of 27 years obtaining the rank of e-9 sergeant major he then taught rotc at enmu and upon retirement from the military he returned to enmu and worked as a custodian until retiring in 2007 david scott faculty passed away aug 4 after suffering injuries in a car accident he earned a degree in music from iowa s simpson college served in the air force and earned his master and doctorate degrees from indiana university he taught at the university of oklahoma and enmu before settling in at cal state northridge dr j richard waite faculty passed away sept 17 he received his bachelor s degree from utah state university joined the air force became a pilot and then he received a master s degree at brigham young university in theatre after teaching at the church college of hawaii he took a position at enmu and completed his ph.d at texas tech university he retired from enmu in 1991 after 25 years of teaching audrey marie cofield davis attended passed away oct 29 at home in portales audrey studied at berry college kennesaw college and enmu she was married to dr dale davis faculty on nov 23 1946 over the years audrey was involved in volunteer work including involvement as a pink lady dr davis passed away jan 13 at age 16 he joined the marines and retired as a lieutenant colonel after a 22-year career upon retirement he earned a bachelor s degree at berry college and his master s and doctorate at kennesaw college he taught at enmu until retirement in 1996 ron marlow attended a well-known photographer and 31-year veteran of the amarillo globe-news died july 17 ron a portales native who attended enmu and was an army veteran joined the globe-news photo staff in 1967 and was promoted to chief photographer in march 1980 read more class notes online www.enmu.edu/alumni green silver march 2013 15

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