Education Briefs 3/18

CCC nurse students score 100 percent
Graduate nursing students at Clovis Community College have achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for the second consecutive year, school officials said.
The CCC nursing program is one of only three in New Mexico to have reached this milestone, a college news release said.
The program has admitted an additional 28 students over and above the basic 40 usually accepted into the program. This class size expansion is in response to the demand for nurses in the community. The CCC nursing program has an area presence in that classes are offered as far away as Raton through the Interactive Television Program.

Water essay contest being held in N.M.
The New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute is sponsoring a water essay contest for New Mexico High School students in grades 9-12. The deadline for submitting an essay is April 30. The theme for essays this year is desalination.
Essays are limited to 1,000 words and must be submitted via the Internet at by 5 p.m. on April 30.
Interested students should go to the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute’s home page at
Winners will be named by May 21 and will be announced at the Institute’s 49th annual water conference.

ENMU set to hold ‘diversities’ banquet
PORTALES — “Sharing Cultural Diversities” is the theme for the Office of International Affairs’ first banquet at Eastern New Mexico University.
Tickets are $15 and should be reserved by Friday by calling 562-4914.
The theme will be evident by the food, entertainment and speakers to be featured, according to an ENMU news release. The banquet is slated for 7:30 p.m. on March 29 inside the Campus Union Building Ballroom. The menu will include stations of food from the Mediterranean, China, Jamaica, Europe, Mexico and more.

Wayland Baptist holding graduation
Twenty-eight area students will receive degrees Friday during spring commencement exercises conducted by Wayland Baptist University-Clovis campus.
The Clovis campus will host its 12th graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday at Central Baptist Church, 2501 N. Norris St.
Paul Armes, president of Wayland Baptist University, will deliver the commencement address.
Six students will receive master’s degrees and 22 will earn bachelor’s degrees, according to Carol Green, dean of the Clovis campus.
“With this graduation, we have seen approximately 300 students graduate here at Wayland Baptist University-Clovis campus since we opened our doors seven years ago,” Green said.

UNM to host new NEON job program
The University of New Mexico is hosting “NEON” — Navigating Employment Opportunities Network.
NEON is a community outreach weekend workshop designed to cater to the needs of specific populations within the state and to allow UNM an opportunity to fill a need for talented and diverse employees, a university news release said.
NEON is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 27 at the university’s HR Service Center, 1730 Lomas Blvd. in Albuquerque.
Information: 277-6077.

Education Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Ryan Lengerich. He may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: