Education Digest: Osburn recognized by administrators

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor

Cindy Osburn, executive director of student support services for Clovis Municipal Schools, received the Administrator of the Year Award from the New Mexico Council of Administrators of Special Education, according to CMS officials.

She will be recognized at the New Mexico Coalition of School Administrators Conference in July.

Udall invites page applications
U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is seeking Congressional page applications for the fall semester, according to a news release from his office.

Pages are appointed for one semester, with the fall semester beginning Labor Day and concluding in late January.

To qualify as a nominee, a prospective page must be 16, a high school junior and have a minimum 3.0 GPA in all major courses of study.

The Speaker of the House’s office selects pages and only accepts applications submitted by select Congressional offices.

Applications must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. July 2 by hand to Udall’s Santa Fe District office, 811 St. Michael’s Dr., Suite 104, or by e-mail to Christopher Romero at

For information contact Romero at 984-8950.

Applications are posted on Udall’s Web site at

Pages have served the United States Congress for more than 150 years. There are 72 positions available, according to Udall’s Web site.

ENMU students earn scholarships
Six area residents who are students at Eastern New Mexico University have received Daniels Opportunity Scholarships, according to an ENMU news release.

The students and their majors are Michelle Adams, history, and Michelle Hughes, biology, both of Clovis; Chris Garcia, special education, Arnulfo Marquez, history, and Sandra Whiting, psychology, all of Portales; and Donnie O’Hare, business administration, of Dora.

To receive a scholarship, students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to students who have been GED recipients, returning military students, or adults pursuing an education later in life, and have two years of coursework left, the release said.

One of Bill Daniels’ priorities in establishing the Daniels Fund was to provide college scholarships to high school graduates from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

Daniels wanted the scholarship program to seek out students he termed “diamonds in the rough,” according to the release. He was looking for promising students with financial need who demonstrate strength of character, a well-rounded personality and a record of accomplishment in giving back to the community.

Education Digest is compiled by CNJ News Editor Jean Verlich. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: