Education Digest: Schmidt succeeds Isham at CCC

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Michael Schmidt becomes vice president for information and educational technology at Clovis Community College July 1, according to a college news release. He succeeds Eleonore Isham, who retires June 30 after a 27-year career with the college. Schmidt is director of management information systems/institutional research and has worked for […]

Education Digest: Upward Bound continues at ENMU

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor The Upward Bound Program at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has been re-funded for five years, according to an ENMU news release. The Department of Education approved a grant of $348,146 for each year, totaling more than $1.7 million. Susan Cramp, director of the Upward Bound Program at […]

Educator of year uses newspaper as teaching tool

CNJ staff Gattis Junior High School teacher Dennis Padilla has been chosen as the Clovis News Journal Newspapers in Education teacher of the year. “I’m ecstatic about being chosen,” Padilla said, “but at the same time I’m humbled because there were so many others who were deserving.” Nominated by their principals, the teacher of the […]

Education Feature: Teacher marches to music’s beat

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Janet Barnard, a music teacher at the Arts Academy at Bella Vista, sits next to third-grader Jordan Castillo while she plays an instrument. Barnard is retiring after 27 years of teaching at Clovis elementary schools. By Wren Abbott: CNJ Correspondent Long before research demonstrated the “Mozart effect” — the relationship […]

McClure tapped to head state business group

By Freedom Newspapers Former Clovis Community College president Beverlee J. McClure has been appointed president and CEO of the Association of Commerce and Industry following a national search, according to a news release from the statewide business group. McClure has served as the first cabinet secretary of higher education since the Higher Education Department was […]

Education Digest: Wal-Mart honors teacher of the year

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Doug Schwartz, a Mesa Elementary School teacher, is one of several New Mexico teachers honored by Wal-Mart as a teacher of the year, according to a Wal-Mart news release. He receives a $1,000 grant for the school and $100 gift card to buy classroom supplies. One teacher has been […]

ENMU buys server for Portales campus

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University has purchased a new WebCT server that will be housed on the Portales campus. Having the new server on the ENMU campus will allow daily backups and maintenance to be performed, said Distance Education and Outreach Director Trish McGuire. “I think it will be much better […]

ENMU officials say lost schoolwork will be credited

Staff and wire reports PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble said students whose grades were lost by a computer malfunction last week will receive an A for the course. Students also will receive full credit for any assignments that cannot be recovered either through the system or a paper trail, he said. […]

Gattis celebrates 50 years of the 3 R’s

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Twyla Coleman has taught English at Gattis Junior High School for 20 years. Coleman also did her student teaching there and attended the school from 1974 to 1976. By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Jerry Bailey remembers being a pint-sized freshman who developed his first schoolboy crush on his music […]

Education Digest: Local students receive Texas Tech scholarships

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Six Clovis High School graduating seniors and two Farwell High School students have been awarded Cotton Simms Scholarships at Texas Tech University, according to an alumni association news release. The following Clovis High School students received scholarships: Conner R. Best, Laura Stephanie Evarts, Brittni D. Jimenez, Jessika G. McGarvey, […]