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 Eastern, said, “The program, now in its 40th year at ENMU-Portales, has assisted about 3,000 to 4,000 area high school students.”
Funded by the Department of Education, Upward Bound helps high school students from low-income families and families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree in their preparation for college entrance. The goal is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.
Effective Sept. 1, the ENMU Upward Bound program will recruit and serve eligible freshman and sophomore students at Clovis, Texico, Portales, Dora, Elida, Floyd and Melrose.
For information call Cramp at 562-2452, or e-mail

Area nurses earn bachelor degrees
Four area nurses received their bachelor of science in nursing degrees from Eastern New Mexico University at a pinning ceremony May 10, according to an ENMU news release.
They are Lorena Kroger, Stephanie Martin and Jennifer Gorley, all from Clovis, and Tiffiny Cicero from Melrose.

Graduation to be streamed on TV
Clovis High School’s graduation ceremony Saturday can be viewed on streaming video at
Click on the link, “Clovis HS Graduation Live.”
The link will be active at 10 a.m. Saturday.

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