Education digest — Feb. 23

CCC narrows president search
Five finalists in the search for a new Clovis Community College president have been recommended to the CCC Board of Trustees, according to Jay Gurley, chairman of the CCC Presidential Search Committee.

Gurley said the finalists who were recommended by the committee hail from various regions of the country. He said the committee will make their recommendations public at a CCC Board of Trustees meeting on March 1.

Clovis teacher in Who’s WhoPattie Brown, a Clovis teacher of 23 years, has been elected a member of the 2004-2005 “Who’s Who Among American Teachers,” an association that honors the nation’s most respected teachers.

Students elect teachers into the association annually.
Brown teaches first grade at Zia Elementary.

Barry taking part in food program
Fresh fruits and vegetables are to be served in abundance at Barry Elementary School in Clovis, beginning immediately, according to a New Mexico Public Education Department press release.

The school is among 25 in the state participating in the new Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, the release said. Program funds are used for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables, which are available to students free of charge, with the aim of combating obesity and improving academic performance.

Clovis students earn bicycles
More than a dozen Clovis students recently earned bicycles through avid reading.

The Clovis Masonic Lodge donated 13 bikes to Clovis second- and third-grade students through a program called “Bikes for Books,” according to members of the lodge.

Helmets were also donated to the students by the Clovis Fire Department. The program will continue next spring, according to lodge members.

ENMR scholarship deadline close
The window for students to receive college scholarships from ENMR-Plateau is narrowing. The deadline to apply for an ENMR·Plateau Scholarship is March 6, according to an ENMR-Plateau press release.

The telecommunications company is offering more than $35,000 in scholarship money. Applicants must be in the immediate family or a dependent of an active ENMR·Plateau Cooperative member who is receiving land-line telephone service.

Applications are available at area high school guidance offices, at local ENMR·Plateau stores, or on the Cooperative’s Web site:

Music in Our Schools Grand Concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Marshall Junior High School Auditorium.
Today: Eastern New Mexico University faculty member Jean Ornellas is to give a voice recital at 7 p.m. in the Music Building’s Buchanan Hall.

Education Digest is complied by CNJ staff writer Marlena Hartz. She can be rached at 763-6991 opr by e-mail at: