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 [...]