Birthdays — June 12

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McClure Evelyn McClure of Clovis will celebrate her 80th birthday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 18, 2011, at Central Baptist Church, 2501 N. Norris St., Clovis. [image #2, align= left, size= medium] The celebration will be hosted by her children, Gale Ball and Robin Kirk, Hal McClure and Michelle Blake. She was born […]

ACI urges more involvement in legislation

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Small business owners need to get more involved in the creation of state regulations pertaining to businesses, according to Association of Commerce and Industry President Beverlee McClure. More than 70 people attended Friday’s ACI breakfast at the Clovis Civic Center, including small business owners and city, county and state […]

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 […]

Richardson taps officials with area ties for safety panel

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson on Thursday named members of a higher education Campus Safety Task Force created in response to Monday’s killings of 32 people on the Virginia Tech campus by a student who then committed suicide. The panel, which includes leaders from the state Public Safety and Higher […]

McClure confirmed as higher ed secretary

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — The Senate has confirmed Beverlee McClure as the state’s first secretary of higher education, but several Democrats and Republicans voted against her nomination. A 2005 law created the Higher Education department, which replaced the appointive Commission on Higher Education. McClure served as president of Clovis Community College from […]

Former CCC head McClure in running for new position

By CNJ Staff The New Mexico Secretary of Higher Education, also the former president of Clovis Community College, is among five finalists for the presidency of Southern Utah University, in Cedar City, according to a Utah System of Higher Education press release. Beverlee McClure stepped down from the Clovis Community College presidency in August 2005 […]

College funds may be stable despite enrollment drops

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Colleges and universities in New Mexico that experienced drops in enrollment may not be penalized, according to New Mexico Higher Education Department Secretary Beverlee McClure. The Department is considering a provision that would shelter college and university budgets for one year, according to higher education officials who met Friday […]

Former CCC prez talks new position

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Former Clovis Community College President Beverlee McClure bowed down from that position last August to become New Mexico’s first secretary of higher education. The Odessa, Texas, native oversees a staff of 33, which is expected to grow by 13 positions in the next year, she said. In April 2005, […]

CCC president search winding down

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees expects to choose a new college president at an. April 26 board meeting, according to board president Russell Muffley. Former CCC President Beverlee McClure stepped down from the position last summer to become the state’s first Secretary of Higher Education. Two candidate […]

CCC board names interim president

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Becky Rowley was named interim president of Clovis Community College during Wednesday’s special meeting of the college’s Board of Trustees. Regents approved the motion to name Rowley to the position. Four voted yes while Regent Robert Lydick chose to abstain. Lydick was unavailable for comment. The board did not […]

Regent says CCC’s future tied to base

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The appointment of Clovis Community College President Beverlee McClure as the state’s secretary of higher education last week clouded the short-term future of the school, officials said. But there’s a potentially bigger storm cloud hovering on the horizon — the fate of Cannon Air Force Base. The Department of […]

Supporters: CCC president made great contributions to school

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Enrollment increased. Funding was secured for a library and technology center. And Clovis Community College played a key role in recruiting two major businesses to the area. Beverlee McClure had a lot to do with all of the above, her supporters said on Thursday, after she was introduced by Gov. […]

Governor names CCC president for new department

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Beverlee McClure, right, was appointed by Gov. Bill Richardson as the state’s first secretary of higher education on Thursday during a press conference at Clovis Community College. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) Staff and wire reports As the state’s first secretary of higher education, Beverlee McClure confronts a long list of challenges and increasing the number […]

Officials: McClure headed to Santa Fe

By David Stevens: Freedom Newspapers Clovis Community College President Beverlee McClure is expected to be named the state’s new Higher Education secretary today, college regents Robert Lydick and Gayla Brumfield and state Sen. Stuart Ingle said. Officials with the governor’s office declined to confirm the appointment, but Bill Richardson scheduled a press conference for 9 […]

Thanks, governor, for your support of Clovis, Cannon

Freedom Newspapers It is fitting today that residents welcome New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson back to Clovis. He’s been in Curry and Roosevelt counties so much in the last year he should be made an honorary resident of both counties and they could add him to the tax rolls. Kidding aside, Richardson is visiting today […]

CCC president ‘kept going’

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Beverlee McClure, president of Clovis Community College, is a first-generation college student — her parents had no college or university experience. In a similar financial predicament as most of the students she now presides over, she once worked 40 hours a week for an insurance company while taking a […]

Local applies to be state’s secretary of higher education

CNJ staff Clovis Community College President Beverlee McClure is one of 13 who applied to be the state’s first secretary of higher education. New Mexico Tech President Dan Lopez, chairman of the search committee, announced the applicants’ names Thursday. The committee plans to review the applications and submit a list of three to five of […]

McClure, Talin

Talin McClure Services: Have been held. Talin Jacob McClure, 2, of Clovis, died Wednesday, June 1, 2005. He was born Jan. 12, 2003, in Clovis, to Harry Edward and Tina Marie Davies McClure. Family members said he adored his big brother and baby sister. He loved the outdoors, and often stopped to pick up and […]

State tuition hike reaches CCC

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Students at the Clovis Community College will soon feel the effects of a statewide tuition hike. The Clovis Community College board of trustees voted Wednesday to increase tuition by 6.7 percent; an increase that translates to $3 more per credit hour. “It’s not something we wanted to do, it’s […]

Bond will help grant colleges their wish list

CNJ staff New Mexico voters approved more than $94 million in bonds on Tuesday to help the state’s colleges and universities upgrade infrastructure. But proponents say the voters’ decision will benefit more than just higher education. “When you think of bonds, you tend to think of how it helps the university and that’s not the […]