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


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 […]