Sept. 29 ENMU Briefs

Employee, alumni briefs • Professor of Special Education Michael F. Shaughnessy and Gerard Casey of University College, Dublin, Ireland, have a paper accepted for publication in the International Journal of Thinking and Problem Solving.

Retirement reception set for longtime bank employee

Wells Fargo Bank in Portales will honor bank employee Jan Griffith on her retirement with a public reception Thursday. Griffith has been a bank employee for 34 years and will be honored from 2-4 p.m. at the Wells Fargo branch at 316 W. Second St.

Assistant superintendent tapped for dual role

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer When longtime employee Trina Lujan retired recently, Portales Municipal Schools found the assets to fill her shoes already in the building. And, with budget cuts, the school system had ample motivation to replace Lujan with someone already on staff. Lujan, a 36-year employee was the schools’ director of Federal […]

Aug. 10 ENMU Briefs

Alumni and employee briefs • Landall Goolsby, an Eastern New Mexico University graduate, is appearing in a Sprint commercial. • Former Albuquerque mayor and ENMU graduate Louis Saavedra has died at 76.

July 14 ENMU Briefs

Alumni and employee briefs• LaChrystal Ricke, assistant professor of communication, recently had an article titled “YouTube: A Vehicle for Political Dialogue” published in Politics Magazine.• ENMU graduate De’Mone Curry has been hired as Manzano High Schools’s new girls basketball coach, Manzano athletic director Bob Kelly said. Curry, who played basketball and ran track at Lackland […]

Getting to know: Retired teacher spends time volunteering

Isabel Zupanciz is a former Portales Municipal Schools employee who worked most of her 31 years in the system as a first-grade teacher and an elementary school counselor. Since retiring in 2002, Zupanciz has stayed busy volunteering for an array of local groups — including Habitat For Humanity, Parents Reaching Out, Ready To Learn, Meals […]

6-9 ENMU Briefs

PNT staff Employee/Alumni Briefs Professor of Special Education Michael F. Shaughnessy has been asked to continue to serve on the Academic Advisory Board for Annual Editions: Educational Psychology. Eastern New Mexico University employee Sharon Cabeldue passed away Thursday. Cabeldue was the secretary for University Police for many years. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday […]

ENMU briefs — June 2

Employee and alumni briefs• Michael F. Shaughnessy recently interviewed Lord Christopher Monckton, chief policy advisor of the Science and Public Policy Institute in England. He is the chief policy advisor to the Science and Public Policy Institute.Also, a book by Anita Tedaldi, a nationally syndicated columnist, with sections by Shaughnessy has been accepted for publication […]

Two hurt in Hotel Clovis fall

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Police revealed few details at a Wednesday evening press conference, more than 30 hours after two men were injured in a fall down an elevator shaft at Hotel Clovis. Clovis police said they have ruled out criminal activity in the incident. The city’s Director of Building Safety Pete Wilt […]

Officials investigating cause of fire

An investigator was on scene Saturday looking for clues to what caused a warehouse fire that gutted a warehouse and the Dollar General Store, according to Portales Fire Department Lt. Shannon Lee. Firefighters were called shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, after an employee at Trader Horn’s True Value Hardware store spotted smoke coming from the […]

It’s Their Job: Crisanta Armijo

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Name: Crisanta Armijo Job: Service center employee at Russell’s Super Save Background: Armijo is a lifelong Portales resident and attended Clovis Community College for a year. Time on job: One year What does your job entail?: Armijo sends Western Union money transfers, cashes checks, processes and takes payments on utility bills and serves as a […]

Feb. 8, 2009: Anniversary

Ortega Freddie and Julia Ortega of Portales celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 8 at their home. The celebration was hosted by their son, David Ortega, and daughter, Annette Cavazos. The couple was married Feb. 7, 1959, in Portales. They have two children and four grandchildren. He is a retired Civil Service employee at […]

State workers’ union not pushing pay issue

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican State-employee union members are counting their blessings that New Mexico hasn’t seen layoffs and furloughs of government workers like so many other states this year. As a nod to the tough economic times, they’ve agreed to take a zero percent pay raise through the end of the 2010 fiscal […]

Jan. 27 ENMU Briefs

ENMU Communications Dept. Employee Briefs • During the 2008 Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs Regional Conference, Susan Cramp, director of Upward Bound, was elected secretary of the association.

Hospital board holds off on proposed employee policy

PNT Staff Report The on-again, off-again attempt to establish a policy for employees serving on the Roosevelt General Hospital Board is off again, at least for a while. The wording of a proposed new policy was challenged by board member Peggy Davis Tuesday and tabled for further discussion at a future meeting. “They table the […]

Holiday shoppers spending less

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Jeremy and Michelle King of Clovis said the economic downturn has them spending less during the holidays. Strolling with their children Saturday through the North Plains Mall, the Kings said their holiday shopping this year is focused on their children. Michelle King, 32, a state employee, said they are […]

ENMU Briefs Aug. 19, 2008

Employee/Alumni BriefsManuel Varela, professor of biology, has been selected for the 2009 Edition of “Who’s Who in America.”Peggy Hardman wrote a review of Black Women in Texas History, Bruce Glasrud and Merline Pitre, Editors (Texas A&M Press, 2008). The review will be published in the Autumn 2009 Western Historical Quarterly. The Cyclone, the newsletter of […]

ENMU Briefs Aug. 12, 2008

Employee/Alumni Briefs Michael F. Shaughnessy was recently interviewed by Roya Klingner of Germany. The interview was posted at http://www.begabungsforum.de/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=204. Michael F. Shaughnessy has been asked to continue to serve as a member of the Academic Advisory Board for ANNUAL EDITIONS: Adolescent Psychology.He will also continue to serve as editor of the New Mexico Journal of […]

ENMU Briefs June 4, 2008

ENMU employee, student, alumniGene Smith, dean of the College of Business, recently presented a paper titled “Business School Accreditation Bodies: Beneficial or Dysfunctional?” at the 2008 International Conference of the Academic Business World. Donald Elder III, professor of history, won two awards from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association this weekend in Albuquerque. Along with partner […]

ENMU Briefs May 20, 2008

Employee/Alumni Briefs One of Michael Sitton’s choral compositions, an unaccompanied anthem “To the Divine Trinity,” was performed at the Memorial Church of Harvard University on Trinity Sunday. Sitton is dean of the College of Fine Arts. ENMU graduate Lee Berlin has been named a prosecutor for the district attorney’s office in Wagoner, Okla. Summer school […]