Meetings Watch — CCC Board of Trustees

The Clovis Community College board of trustees met Wednesday morning and approved the following agenda items:   • Renewal of a professional service contract with Western States Insurance Group for insurance coverage for the period of July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2020. The renewal amount of $274,462 reflects an increase of $13,674 from the [...]

Foundation helps give opportunity

By Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy: Education columnist Many are familiar with the Clovis Municipal Schools’ Education Foundation. Established in 2007, the Education Foundation, a separate entity from the Clovis Schools, will have awarded more than $150,000 in grants, scholarships, student awards, and professional development since its inception. The Education Foundation, headed by Executive Director Jan Cox, is [...]

Classmates color up lunch

Three students from Choices Alternative School painted picnic tables with cartoon animals and words of inspiration, and the tables have been presented to the Summer Food Program at Sunrise Park. Steven Martinez, a junior at Choices, said he was most proud of the monkey he had painted on one of the seats. CNJ staff photo: [...]

Clovis Christian seniors set for next step

Saturday will mark the beginning of a new adventure for 14 seniors graduating from Clovis Christian School. "I'm going to be attending ENMU in the fall," said Jasmine Bieker, who plans to major in business administration for her bachelor's degree. Bieker was named Best of Class 2013 for the school and received a full ride [...]

Marshall on mission of learning

Marshall Middle School has been at it again, bent on their mission, not only to educate students, also to provide enriching opportunities for growth in character and increased knowledge of the world. Last week was Marshall's third annual Anti-Bully Assembly. Primarily organized by Cindy Terry, assistant principal and Lynn Fronk, the master of ceremonies was [...]

Education digest - May 16, 2020

Eastern New Mexico University has presented Faculty Excellence Awards to four faculty members, according to an ENMU press release. Mary Kallus, associate professor of reading education, was given an award for superior student advising. Chris Taylor, assistant professor of management, received an award for research/scholarly/creative activity. Jason Paulk, director of choral activities, was given an [...]

CCC students take next step

Family, friends and faculty packed the Clovis Civic Center as Clovis Community College honored this year's graduates at a commencement ceremony held Friday evening. CMI staff photo: Kevin Wilson Student speaker Ami Kowalski pauses before making a point during her speech at the Clovis Community College commencement ceremony Friday at the Clovis Civic Center. Kowalski, [...]

CCC Commencement Ceremony just around the corner

Commencement is just around the corner for this year's Clovis Community College graduates. According to Lisa Spencer, director of marketing and public affairs at the college, 266 students will be awarded a certificate and 258 students will graduate with an Associate's degree in a ceremony to be held at the Clovis Civic Center this Friday [...]

Education Digest - April 18

Invent Now registration ongoing Invent Now, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and fostering invention and creativity, will hold its Camp Invention summer program in Clovis this summer, according to an Invent Now news release. The camp will be held the week of June 10 at Zia Elementary. Camp Invention is a week-long summer day [...]

Project Lead creates bridge

A unique GT (Gifted and Talented) program, Project Lead, for sophomores, juniors, and seniors has been under way at Clovis High School during this school year. Its overarching goal has been to bridge the connection between self (student), community, and career. Its mission "is to build leadership skills that set our graduates apart as local [...]