Junior to reperesent Clovis at capital
Clovis High School junior Nakesha Ross was chosen to represent Clovis at the National Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., in June.
Ross, who attends school at the Clovis Freshman Campus, was chosen by Lead America, a national youth leadership organization, based on her grades. Ross is attempting to raise the $2,600 to pay for the program tuition.
To donate, contact Blakey Ross at (575) 791-5508.
Wind power class set for summer
Texas Tech University will hold an Introduction to Wind Power Systems short course June 9-11, according to a press release.
The course is sponsored by the Wind Science and Engineering Research Center, The Division of Outreach and Distance Education at Texas Tech University and the West Texas Wind Energy Consortium.
The course is designed to provide an overview of current wind power technology. Participants will receive 13 hours for successful completion of the course.
Information: (806) 742-7200 ext. 270 or 251 or www.ode.ttu.edu.
Non-profit institute set at Texas Tech
Texas Tech University will be hosting an advanced nonprofit management institute , according to a press release.
The institute consists of nine consecutive sessions that will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to strengthen their organization.
The sessions begin May 30 at the Outreach and Distance Education building on 9th Street and Indiana Ave.
Information: (806) 742-7200 or www.ode.ttu.edu.
N.M. Tech awards nine scholarships
Five Clovis students and four Portales students were awarded scholarships to attend New Mexico Tech. The scholarships are based on high school GPA, ACT and SAT test scores and National Merit Scholar status.
Recipients of a Silver Scholarship worth $20,000 over four years are:
• Justin Fickling of Clovis
• Allison Gainey of Portales
• Sunny Liu of Portales
• Bryan Watson of Portales
Recipients of a Copper Scholarship worth $8,000 over four years:
• Lauren Main of Portales
• Anny Chen of Clovis
• Evan Ferguson of Clovis
• Yuridia Leyva of Clovis
• Jonathan Waters of Clovis was awarded a Bronze Scholarship worth $4,000 over four years.
University plans educators honors
Eastern New Mexico University is establishing an Educators Hall of Honor.
The first class will be inducted during Homecoming ceremonies Oct. 24-25.
The purpose is to “honor education alumni who have achieved the highest level of success in their careers, as well as demonstrated exceptional character, and commitment to community service,” according to the ENMU Foundation newsletter.
Nomination forms can be obtained by calling (888) 291-5524 or online at www.enmu.edu
Deadline for receiving nominations is June 6.
Communication festival slated
Eastern New Mexico University’s annual Communication Festival will be held April 30 through May 2 in the communication building.
The festival gives students the opportunity to display their work in the areas of video, writing, photography and design.
Information: Marc Schoder at 238-7718.
Student research conference held
The 34th annual Student Research Conference was held at Eastern New Mexico University April 8. Students entered research papers/projects in nine categories at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Winners are listed below.
• Jay Cheney in business
• Tamara Palmer in communication
• Barbara Myers in communication disorders
• Courtney Foley and Laura Holder in English
• Jessica Yi in Hispanic studies
• Erin Enright, Gabriel Sena and Relicia Cantwell in humanities and social sciences
• Krishnan Sundararaman, Juan Orozco and Alejandro Vada in math and computer sciences
• Roger Williams and Ashakiran Parvathaneni in physical sciences
• Johnny Sena and Alexandra Brooks in biological sciences
State board adds CCC instructor
Clovis Community College’s Robin Jones has been appointed to the New Mexico Board of Nursing, according to a CCC press release.
Jones is an RN who joined the faculty of CCC in 1997.
Education Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Liliana Castillo. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: