First day has mixed feelings for ENMU

By Laurie Stone

Monday was the first day of school for those attending the fall semester at ENMU. As some students were confident beginning the semester, others were uncomfortable because of the changes they were facing.
Margaret Estrada, the records clerk at ENMU said everything was going smoothly in her opinion.
“The kids have had a good summer and they came back ready,” Estrada said.
Ramon Garcia, director of Campus Union auxiliary operations, said things were, “normal and crazy as usual.”
Errands like purchasing meal plans and books and organizing schedules can keep students busy, but being alone on campus for the first time can still be a little intimidating.
Bradie Powell of Ruidoso is beginning her first year at ENMU. She’s looking forward to the change from high school to college.
“The people here are nice, but I miss my family,” Powell said. “I don’t have a roommate and that makes it hard to meet others.”
Muleshoe, Texas, freshman Daniel Campolla has a lot of his friends from high school that are beginning ENMU with him. His goal for the semester is to get his homework done and make good grades.
Clovis freshman Frisco Fokx was confident as he faced his first class of the semester.
“It didn’t seem that hard,” said Fokx, who added that he looks forward to meeting new people and his greatest fear is not passing a class.
For junior Rodrick Chambers not knowing what lies ahead is an opportunity to grow.
“I’m looking forward to the new school year, but this year I changed my major (to broadcast production),” Chambers said. “I feel a little shaky about what may lie ahead, but I’m not afraid. I’m just ready to get on the ball,” Chambers said.