Education Digest: Outstanding service awards given

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer

Eastern New Mexico University recently presented awards for outstanding service to the university.

ENMU Spirit of Eastern winners are as follows:

n Winning in the “support” category were Sandra Whiting, department secretary in the Office of Advising; John Burns, custodial/maintenance operations at ENMU-Ruidoso; Maggie Gardels, senior secretary in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; and Norma Stroik, administrative office coordinator for the Department of Athletics.

n Winning in the “professional” category were: Mike Howard, offensive coordinator for the Greyhound football team; Liz Wooley, curriculum coordinator in Academic Services; Sheryl Borden, marketing director of KENW-TV; and Ellen Gardiner, instruction technology specialist in the Faculty Resource Center.

Summer enrichment seminars to be held
A Clovis Municipal Schools and Clovis Community College program that prepares students for college will hold a week-long summer enrichment series.

The GEAR UP summer program will teach students about careers and leadership skills. Students entering ninth grade in August 2007 are eligible for the program. Contact GEAR UP Enrichment Coordinator Ricardo Arredondo at 769-4793 for information. Applications can be picked up at CCC Room 104 and must be submitted by April 27.

The following seminars are available:
—“Clovis … What’s the Point?” — This seminar focuses on creative, persuasive, journalistic and essay writing. It will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 4-8.
—“Money … Go For It” — This seminar focuses on math in problem solving, business enterprise, banking, economics and entrepreneurships. It will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 11-15.
n “Stepping Into My Future” — This seminar focuses on what it takes to succeed in high school. It will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 18-22.

—Barry Elementary School Grades One and Two Spring Musical, 6:30 p.m., Barry Gym
—James Bickley Elementary School Grades One and Two “Three of a Kind,” 6:30 p.m., James Bickley Gym
—Lockwood Elementary School Spring Music Program, 6:30 p.m., Lockwood Gym
—Cameo Elementary School Annual Ice Cream Social/Variety Show, food to be served at 5:30 p.m. and show to begin at 6:45 p.m., Cameo Multi-Purpose Room
—Zia Elementary School Spring Music Program, 6:30 p.m., Zia Gym
—Sandia Elementary School Spring Music Program, 6:30 p.m., Sandia Gym

Saturday: Clovis Community College Education Carnival, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the carnival, attendants can register for CCC classes and scholarship drawings. Tours of the campus will be given from 10 a.m. to noon. Flea markets and food booths will also be on site.

Education Digest is compiled from local and wire reports by CNJ staff writer Marlena Hartz. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: