Education feature: Retired CCC administrator enjoyed challenge

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo David Caffey sits in his home office. Caffey retired from Clovis Community College on Jan. 4 after 17 years. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer David Caffey enjoyed everything he did at Clovis Community College. As vice president for Instruction for seven years and vice president for institutional effectiveness, his […]

CCC offers unique summer classes

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Student’s finished products from the Raku pottery class offered at Clovis Community College are exhibited in a window display after the class is over. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College students can get core classes out of the way this summer or venture into new territory by […]

CCC officials hope enrollment stabilizing

Gabriel Monte Clovis Community College officials hope a four-year slide in enrollment is leveling off. As of the beginning of February, 3,563 students were attending CCC, according to David Caffey, vice president for institutional effectiveness. There were 3,613 students enrolled during the 2007 spring semester, according to Caffey. College officials believe the impact of Cannon […]

CCC vice president appointed to library committee

CNJ staff SANTA FE — David L. Caffey, vice president for Institutional Effectiveness at Clovis Community College, has been appointed by the governor to the New Mexico State Library Commission, according to a state press release. Caffey has also worked for The University of New Mexico as director of the Harwood Foundation in Taos and […]

Enrollment down at CCC

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Enrollment numbers are down this semester at Clovis Community College because of the transition at Cannon Air Force Base and a low unemployment rate, officials said. “If it stayed where it is right now, it would be down about 6.8 percent (from last year),” said Vice President for Institution […]

Technology making college education more portable

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CNJ Staff Photo Illustration: Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Students with a laptop computer may find it easier nowadays to order electronic versions of textbooks, and make their college work lighter — literally. Electronic books, available for purchase online, come without the weight and wear of used textbooks, and one online site […]

Education Feature: Students gear up for classes

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Amber Rosales, 22, registered Wednesday for cosmetology classes at Clovis Community College. This will be Rosales’ first semester attending CCC. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Amber Rosales worked 30-hour weeks to support her two children after dropping out of high school. But the 22-year-old is taking steps to change […]

Education Feature: Officials: CCC safety step ahead

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College is ahead of a state safety plan to prepare colleges for a Virginia Tech-type event, a CCC official said. Soon after the Virginia Tech shootings, new locks were installed on doors inside buildings at the college for a lock-down procedure in the event a gunman opens […]

Local official: Schools can’t ignore violence

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers In the wake of shootings on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., experts on security are saying acts of violence on college and school campuses can and do occur in communities of all sizes. Officials at Eastern New Mexico University and Clovis Community College said Monday they take […]

Campus gender gap widens

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Second semester nursing students, from left, clockwise, Levi Hill, ElizabethVerespie, Victoria Cabrera and Stephanie Walley work Wednesday in a study group at Clovis Community College. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Women spill across the cafeteria, with their backpacks, purses, scarves and coats strewn across tables and seats. Peals of […]