The Time is Now
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From the President
Dear ENMU Family, I am very excited about having a new on-campus stadium. I am certain the facility will generate a new sense of enthusiasm from our students and the community, and will enhance an already strong athletic program. ENMU’s athletic heritage has a proud history and tradition of graduating distinguished alumni. Today’s student-athletes carry on this tradition of excellence in the classroom and with their teams. A vital athletic program is important to the University as a whole. The new stadium completes the campus. Thanks for your support. Dr. Steven Gamble University President
From the Stadium Campaign Chair
Dear ENMU Supporters, 2014 and 2015 have been been very good for the ENMU Foundation and our efforts to raise funds for the new Stadium. The cost for the new Stadium has increased to $15.5 million so that ENMU can build a state-of-the art multipurpose facility. With this increased costs, the Stadium will have increased seating, a new separate locker room for the Portales Ram Football team to use, additional room for concessions, a hospitality level and much, much more. In 2014 the voters in the Portales Municipal School District, which includes the city of Portales and the surrounding areas of Roosevelt County, voted an overwhelming 86 percent in favor of approving a new bond that will provide $1 million in funding toward the costs of the stadium. With that $1 million and other generous support, the ENMU Foundation has surpassed $13.9 million of our $15.5 million goal. ENMU needs this new stadium, and the ENMU Foundation is hoping that supporters like you will consider making a contribution to help us match the funds pledged by ENMU students and the citizens of Portales and Roosevelt County. Please take a moment to read through this material and consider becoming a donor, an investor and partner in the new stadium. Stephen Doerr (BS 77) ENMU Foundation President Stadium Campaign Chair
The Time is Now for a New Stadium
ENMU and the state of New Mexico have made a sizeable investment in the Portales campus infrastructure. Since 2001, over $124 million in campus improvements have occurred. Many buildings on campus have undergone significant renovations and improvements. The entire campus looks amazing. The facilities are energy efficient and designed with a focus on what is most important to help our students achieve a quality education.
Opening Fall 2016
The facilities featured here highlight significant building projects on campus. The Golden Library is next on the docket for renovation and modernization. The Golden Library will be part of the 2014 and 2016 New Mexico General Obligation Bonds. It is time to complete the campus and bring the stadium back to where it always belonged … on campus.
Jack Williamson Liberal Arts
Opened Spring 2015
Opened Spring 2013
Athletic Weight Room
Opened Spring 2009
Football Field House
Renovation Completed 2013
Facts About ENMU
Students choose Eastern New Mexico University for its personal touch, accredited academic programs and affordable costs. ENMU offers a variety of services to help students succeed in their academic, personal and professional lives. • New Mexico’s largest regional comprehensive University • Student/Faculty Ratio: 17.5:1 • ENMU is in the top 10% lowest tuition of 81 public Southwestern institutions. • 5,946 for fall 2015 at ENMU in Portales • Students from 49 states and 17 countries • Male: 43.56% undergraduate, 25.9% graduate • Female: 56.4% undergraduate, 74% graduate • More than 60 associate, bachelor’s and master’s programs
State-of-the-art center opened in 2006
San Juan Village
Opened Fall 2007
Expansion and renovation completed fall 2010
Art and Anthropology
Opened Spring 2011
Expansion and Renovation Completed Fall 2008
ENMU Athletics strives to be the premier Division II athletics program in New Mexico, with over 400 student-athletes in 14 programs promoting scholastic and athletic excellence on the High Plains. The young men and women representing ENMU on the field, court and track receive higher GPAs and maintain a higher graduation rate, overall, than their peers. The building of a new stadium oncampus has many benefits for the athletic department as a whole but directly affects Greyhound Football, Zia and Greyhound Soccer and Zia and Greyhound Track and Field. The soccer programs are fairly new programs to Eastern and will now have the ability to play at night in the stadium. Greyhound Football (conference champs in 2013) will be able to recruit more competitively from all over the country. Track and field will for the first time be able to host collegiate meets.
“As a native of this area and former coach, I am pleased that football will again be played on campus. We will no longer have to leave the campus and Portales city limits to play home games. This new stadium will be a big break for all the coaches and teams that get to play in it. The new facility will aid in the recruiting of quality players. Located on campus, this new stadium will afford a modern and safe place for fans and students to attend many activities and sporting events. I urge all alumni and friends of Eastern to support this worthy project.” Carl Richardson (BA 48) Health and Physical Education Dept. Director1980-1986 Coach of Football, Baseball, Golf, Tennis and Track 1954-1963 ENMU Football 1940
“I have very fond memories of my time at ENMU. I was able to receive a quality education and develop lasting relationships with my coaches, professors and fellow students. It was great to see how well the football team performed in 2013 and I look forward to seeing continued success in the future! I am very excited to see the University invest in a new football stadium in Portales. I believe the new stadium will provide a great atmosphere for games and will be very beneficial for recruiting. I am grateful to be a Greyhound and look forward to coming back soon to see the new stadium!” Jeff Howard (BS 06) Minnesota Vikings Defensive Assistant, Current ENMU Football 2001-2004
“The athletic teams, the band and the cheerleaders will all have a place for building pride and spirit. The stadium is the one place our students, student organizations, fraternities and sororities all become one and stand together unified with excitement for Eastern. I know of nothing else that can showcase our University better to the public.” B. B. Lees (MA 57, BA52) Athletic Director and Coach of Football, Golf, Baseball, Tennis and Track 1957-1993, 1996-1997 ENMU Football 1948, 1950, 1951
Portales Municipal Schools is excited to be a partner with Eastern New Mexico University to build a multi-use stadium in Portales. Even though this is a partnership between PMSD and ENMU, it is much more than that. PMSD is only able to join this effort because the Portales Municipal School Board and the residents of this school district see the value of using their tax dollars to help build one stadium that can be used by the students of Portales Municipal Schools and ENMU to continue a long standing tradition of cooperation and collaboration. This stadium will be an asset to the community of Portales, Roosevelt County and the hundreds and thousands of students who will continue to pass through the halls of Portales Municipal Schools for years to come. With that said, I am more than proud to support continuing efforts to make the new home of the Rams one of the greatest stadiums in the state. Johnnie S. Cain Superintendent Portales Municipal Schools
“The impact of a new multi-purpose stadium on campus will be tremendous. When one considers what this new facility will mean for Eastern Athletics, for the University and for the city of Portales, it could be one of the most significant construction projects in the history of Roosevelt County!” Dr. Jeff Geiser Director of Athletics
“The construction of a new stadium on the ENMU campus will greatly enhance the rehearsal experience for every member of the Greyhound Sound Marching Band. Having a surface that is permanently lined, level and free of irregularities will benefit our ensemble tremendously. We are excited to be a part of our rapidly transforming educational environment.” Dustin Seifert Director of Bands Chair, Department of Music “We believe the new multi-purpose stadium will generate more school spirit, help with forward momentum in recruiting and will help teams be more efficient in weekly activities. This stadium is a big step in turning a corner for ENMU Athletics and the city of Portales.” Josh Lynn (MA 05, BS 03) ENMU Head Football Coach, Current ENMU Football 1997-2000
$15.5 Million Goal
To Reach the Goal Line: $1,594,972
Those Who Lead the Way
Al Whitehead Field $500,000
Former football Greyhound Al Whitehead (BS 55) and is wife Lacy of Tulsa, Oklahoma contributed $500,000 to the Stadium Campaign. “Gifts of this magnitude are exceptional and will transform ENMU and Portales,” stated ENMU President Dr. Steven Gamble. “Their gift helped us to reach the $12 million mark sooner than we thought we would. Their leadership and friendship with ENMU is immeasurable. I’m thankful to all our Stadium Campaign supporters.” “I’ve wanted ENMU to build a new stadium on campus since they built the one at Blackwater Draw,” explained Al Whitehead. “I treasure all that ENMU offered to me when I was a student athlete. My ENMU memories and lifelong friendships are indelible. Lacy and I are forever grateful to ENMU.” The Whithead’s have a legacy of supporting ENMU that transcends the past fifty years. The couple understands the need to consistently support Starter Scholarships, Bench Club, the 2023 Endowment, as well as generously fund the Albert E. and Lacy Whitehead Endowed Scholarship in Marketing and the Albert E. and Lacy Whitehead Endowment for Theatre, the Slone Band Fund, Center Stage, and various other scholarships over the years. Their contributions not only financially assist student athletes and student scholarships, but also have been used to help inspire others to financially support ENMU Athletics in past years by providing two raffle grand prize trucks. Al has been a dedicated member of the ENMU Alumni Board since 1985, serving on many important committees and supporting the alumni scholarship program. As a former Greyhound, he Al and Lacy Whitehead remains active in the ENMU Bench Club and helps with many fundraising activities. “Lacy has even been gracious enough to allow Al to serve on the Alumni Board for more years than we can count,” remarked Stephen Doerr, ENMU Foundation board president. “This has meant a big commitment on Lacy’s part too! We all believe that both Al and Lacy bleed green with loyalty for ENMU.” Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1955, Al Whitehead founded and co-founded several oil companies and is currently chairman and C.E.O. of Empire Petroleum Corporation in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His wife, Lacy, has been by his side the entire time.
$500,000 from Addie Swearingen Foundation
The Addie Swearingen Foundation contributed $500,000 to the Stadium Campaign. Mrs. Swearingen was a great friend to ENMU. Over the years, she endowed many scholarships to support students in nursing, the fine arts, accounting and other academic programs. Mrs. Swearingen also donated funds for the University’s pipe organ and donated much of her
extensive art collection to ENMU. She was honored in 1983 with the ENMU Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award and recognized in 2002 as the ENMU Foundation’s Philanthropist of the Year. Mrs. Swearingen passed away in 2008. It was important to her to remember ENMU in her estate plans. This is her most definitive gift to ENMU and it is one that will transform Portales and ENMU.
Griffith & Field Scoreboard $400,000
Richard Griffith (MBA67) and his wife Gilley contributed $400,000 to this multi-purpose stadium that will ultimately complete the campus. Mr. Griffith remembers trying to convince the ENMU administrators back in 1967 not to build the stadium at Blackwater Draw.” I have always believed that it needed to stay on campus,” recalls Mr. Griffith. “Now we can finally move out of the loneliest structure in New Mexico.” The Griffiths are also generous supporters to ENMU, directing their gifts to the University Fund and various scholarships supporting their firm belief in the value of higher education. Their significant gift to the Stadium Campaign is made in honor of Richard Griffith and his longtime friend and business partner Dan Field of Lovington, New Mexico.
Back Left to Right: University President Steven Gamble, ENMU Foundation Board President Stephen Doerr Front Left to Right: Gilley Griffith, Richard Griffith, ENMU Foundation Executive Director Noelle Bartl
Tillery Family Foundation $200,000
The Tillery Family Foundation established by George Tillery (BBA 76) pledged $200,000 to the new stadium. “The Tillery family is pleased to support the new stadium that will provide students and athletes with events and entertainment for many years to come, just as ENMU has been a blessing to the Tillery Family.” ENMU has been an influential part of the Tillery family. George’s parents, Garland and wife Georgia Tillery, raised five children: Gayle, George, Gary, Glen and Gena while growing their locally owned Tillery Chevrolet-GMC, Inc. dealership, established in 1955. Four of the five children attended ENMU: Gayle (Attended), George (BBA 76), Gary (BBA 79) and Glen (BBA 86). The Tillery siblings chose ENMU because it was in state and close to home... but not too close. Shortly after Garland passed away in 1984, the family established the Garland Tillery Memorial Scholarship. George Tillery and the Tillery Family Foundation have generously supported the scholarship honoring his father and to the Sigma Chi Scholarship fund over the years.
Left to Right: Gary Tillery, Gena Hoagland, Gayle Pedrick, Glen Tillery, George Tillery
The Time is Now
Dear Alumni and Friends of ENMU, The Time is Now to take one of the biggest and most image-enhancing steps in the history of not only our athletic program, but also the entire University. Our administration, our student body and the Portales community acknowledge the importance of this new facility to the future of our university, and they have shown their support. The Time is Now for our fans, alumni and friends to get in the game. New Mexico law does not allow state education funds to be used for construction of college athletic facilities, so private dollars are vital to our success. Although the student fee and Portales school bond support started this project rolling, your gifts and commitment to ENMU’s long-awaited landmark stadium will make what was only a dream into a reality in the very near future. This is by far the most ambitious undertaking by the University and the ENMU Foundation. Won’t you join us? Play your role in this ultimate team effort and help us declare victory. Please complete the enclosed pledge form or call the ENMU Foundation for more information at 888.291.5524.
Noelle Bartl (BS 92) Executive Director ENMU Foundation
New Stadium Features and Benefits
• On campus, located near Greyhound Arena • Within walking distance of ENMU residence halls • In city limits
• 5,000 seats • Environmentally friendly • Synthetic turf • Modern facilities • Two large locker rooms • New enclosed hospitality level for group events and receptions
New Stadium will Benefit
• Greyhound Football • Greyhound Soccer • Greyhound Track and Field • Portales High School Rams Football • ENMU Greyhound Sound Marching Band • Host collegiate, high school state and regional track meets • Community events and concerts • ENMU Health and Physical Education classes • ENMU Intramural Sports
Opportunities to Give
$1,000,000 Stadium (Ten Year Sponsorship) $500,000 Football Field New Street between Baseball Stadium and New Stadium Phase Two: Hospitality Level $400,000 Plaza Video Scoreboard $250,000 Sidewalk from Arena on south side of stadium Track $200,000 North Tower South Tower $100,000 Parking Area –Home Side Parking Area – Visitor Side Locker Room Greyhounds Locker Room Rams $75,000 Home Side Stands (Ten Year Sponsorship) Visitor Side Stands (Ten Year Sponsorship) $50,000 Concession Area North Concession Area South The “Dog Walk” Path from Field House to Stadium Greyhound Team Entrance to Field Ticket booth Home Side Pedestrian Gate Entrance A Sponsorship Home Side Pedestrian Gate Entrance B Sponsorship Entrance to Parking Area Home Side $50,000 (Continued) Entrance to Parking Area Visitor Side Park/Picnic Area North Park/Picnic Area South Honor Wall $35,000 Greek Grass Section Home Side Bleachers Section A Flag Poles $25,000 Elevator Home Side Bleachers Section B Home Side Bleachers Section C Home Side Bleachers Section D Greyhound Sound Press Level: North Deck Press Level: South Deck Memorial Mascot Cemetery Area $10,000 Press Level: Public Announcer Booth (6 Seats) Press Level: Sports Information Home Booth (6 Seats) Retail Space $7,500 Press Level: Coaching Visitor’s Booth (4 Seats) Press Level: Coaching Home Booth (4 Seats) $5,000 Press Level: Press Level: Press Level: Press Level:
Radio Visitor’s Booth (2 Seats) Sports Information Visitor’s Booth (2 Seats) Broadcasting Booth (4 Seats) Radio Home Booth (2 Seats)
Denotes opportunity has already been claimed
The Time is Now for a New Stadium
In support of the Stadium Campaign, please accept my/our financial commitment toward helping to build a new stadium on the ENMU campus. I/We will support this important project in the following manner: GIFT DETAILS _____________________________________________________________________________________________ GIFT/PLEDGE INFORMATION A one-time gift in the amount of $_________ OR Pledge amount of $________ payable over 1 Year 3 Years (Preferred Plan) 5 Years (Extended Plan) Other: __________________________ Pledge payments will be made on the following schedule: Annually Semi-Annually Quarterly Monthly Other (Please describe)________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Bill me per the above schedule. PAYMENT OPTIONS As an initial payment on this pledge, I am/we are enclosing $_____________.
Please make checks payable to the ENMU Foundation (with a designation in the memo space of “Stadium Campaign”),
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Or DONATE ONLINE at enmu.edu/donate Donors wishing to fulfill pledge obligations with appreciated assets should contact Noelle Bartl at 888.291.5524 or Noelle.Bartl@enmu.edu for additional information. DONOR RECOGNITION Unless otherwise noted, the pledge redemption period will commence upon acceptance of the donor’s pledge commitment to the ENMU Foundation. No goods or services were received for this tax-deductible donation. My/Our gift commitment may be publicized in order to enhance the visibility and mission of the Stadium Campaign. OR Please indicate here if you wish for your gift to remain anonymous. DONOR INFORMATION (please print) 1 ________________________ 2 ______________________
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