CHS grad battling cancer receives honorary doctorate

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Courtesy photo Virginia Lee, 24, was awarded an honorary Ph.D. in molecular plant science by Washington State University Dec. 13. Lee, a Clovis native, is battling terminal cancer. Sharna Johnson Virginia Lee’s outlook is simple — people were put on earth to help. “If we’re not here to help others what are we here for?” […]

Clovis Christian superintendent earns Doctorate of Education

CNJ staff Clovis Christian School’s new superintendent has earned her Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla. Superintendent Ladona Clayton was awarded the degree Wednesday, according to a release from Clovis Christian Schools.

Persistence pushes retiree to finish degree

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Courtesy photo Senior Master Sgt. Bob Elliott, right, retired from the Air Force in 2004, a month before graduating with his master’s degree. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico By Argen Duncan Cannon Connections staff Working from a tent while deployed or at home late into the night, a now-retired Cannon Air Force Base airman […]

Persistence pushes retiree to finish degree

Courtesy photo Bob Elliott, a former Air Force aircraft maintenance technician, graduated with his doctorate May 8 at Texas Tech University. Working from a tent while deployed or at home late into the night, a now-retired Cannon Air Force Base airman has earned three college degrees, including a doctorate. Bob Elliott, a 25-year veteran who […]

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 president search trimmed to five

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The hunt for a Clovis Community College president has been whittled down to five finalists. An eight-member presidential search committee selected the quintet from a pool of 29 candidates, according to a CCC press release. The college board of trustees approved their recommendations during a Wednesday morning meeting. Among […]