Press release: ENMU-Portales experiencing record enrollment

Enrollment increases at ENMU

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer As the new school year begins, Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble expects enough of an increase in credit hours taken to earn more money from the state. Freshmen and transfer applications and the number of returning students look strong, he said. “I will be surprised if our […]

March 31 ENMU briefs

Enrollment increases Based on the most recent second eight-week enrollment numbers and additional enrollments expected in graduate courses, workshops and May courses, Vice President for Academic Affairs Jamie Laurenz has said he is very optimistic that the university has achieved its goal for growth and will earn an increase in funding for fall 2010. Music […]

ENMU hosts juniors

Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a preview day for high school juniors and their parents Saturday. The students and parents can tour the campus and learn about academic offerings, financial aid, housing and student activities. Drawings for scholarships, iPods and other prizes are planned. Information: call 562-2178, e-mail enrollment.services@enmu.edu or visit www.enmu.edu/jrpreviewday.

`High hopes’ for takeover

By John Sena: The New Mexican Hundreds of College of Santa Fe supporters packed the Capitol Rotunda for a rally Tuesday afternoon hoping their voices would sway legislators to approve a state takeover of the school. Various attempts to stabilize finances and increase enrollment at the school have failed, and partnership talks with two other […]

ENMU enrollment up

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble says a slow economy and rising unemployment is responsible for the highest Spring semester enrollment the school has had in almost 40 years. The university’s spring semester enrollment rose by 8.3 percent — from 3,712 students in 2008 to 4,021 students — this year, according […]

Education feature: Dual enrollment program credits students

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Free is good. But when it’s college credit that’s free, there’s often an added bonus. Eastern New Mexico University distance education assistant Rebbecca Gossett said students who begin racking up college credit in high school are more likely to go on to college than those who don’t. And that’s […]

VA health enrollment will increase

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist An estimated 258,000 middle-income veterans with no service-connected health conditions will be allowed by late June to enroll in the VA health care system.

Fall semester enrollment up at ENMU

PNT Staff Report Eastern New Mexico University’s fall enrollment is up 2.9 percent, according to a university press release. Enrollment at the four-year school grew from 4,180 in 2007 to 4,300 this year. Credit hours are also up 3.2 percent. “We’re pleased with the increase in enrollment,” ENMU President Steven Gamble said. “In today’s academic […]

Local Brief June 6

PNT Staff Report Livestock enrollment deadline USDA’s Farm Service Agency in New Mexico announced that livestock producers have until July 18 to enroll in the 2005-07 Livestock Compensation Program and Livestock Indemnity Program, according to a news release. The programs provide aid to producers who suffered eligible livestock or livestock feed losses between Jan. 1, […]

Local Brief May 28

Head Start accepting enrollment The Texas Migrant Council is accepting applications for enrollment in its summer program for children ages six weeks to 5 years old. There is no cost for services. To be eligible, children must be from migrant and seasonal farm worker families who meet income guidelines. The program emphasizes all areas of […]

Good news radiates from university

Editorial Eastern New Mexico University is often a source of “good news” for the region and two recent items are especially worth noting. On Sept. 13, ENMU President Steven Gamble announced student enrollment is up slightly from a year ago. “Given our demographic conditions, this is a minor miracle,” Gamble said. And then last Saturday, […]

University pleased with steady enrollment numbers

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Eastern New Mexico University’s enrollment for the fall semester in Portales is about the same as last year. In the world of higher education these days, that’s seen as a big success. “Fortunately we’ve had a very good late registration,” ENMU President Steven Gamble told regents Thursday at their […]

Aug. 26, 1965

• Portales Schools superintendent Finman Hayhie reported that enrollment was down by 67 students compared to last year. • Mrs. Clarabell Fuque re-opened the Yucca Grill. The cafe re-opened after being shut down for two weeks prior. • With a purchase of $5.00 or more customers at Foodtown could purchase a three pound can of Crisco for […]

ENMU sees less-than-rosy immediate future

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Eastern New Mexico University administration and regents participated in a little crystal-ball gazing at Friday’s regular meeting and saw tougher times ahead for their budget. Officials from all three campuses presented their preliminary 2008-2009 budgets that have to be submitted to the state’s Higher Education Department. “We have no […]

Regents renew president’s contract

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University Regents rehired President Steven Gamble’s and heard a report outlining the potential for a drop in enrollment this fall at a Saturday meeting in Portales. The board of regents approved a one-year renewal of Gamble’s contract with a raise of 5.8 percent bringing his annual […]

College funds may hold despite enrollment drops

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Colleges and universities in New Mexico that experienced drops in enrollment may not be penalized, according to New Mexico Higher Education Department Secretary Beverlee McClure. The Department is considering a provision that would shelter college and university budgets for one year, according to higher education officials who met Friday at […]

Brown Early Childhood to have more space for expected higher enrollment

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Best-selling author Robert Fulghum says, “All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten” and at L.L. Brown Early Childhood Center in Portales, there will be more room for learning during this critical stage. When pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students begin filling the halls on Aug. 21, there will be […]

CCC hit could be extreme

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Clovis Community College could lose nearly $1 million in state funding in fiscal year 2007-2008, mostly as a result of a decrease in enrollment, which slipped about 10 percent the last two years, according to CCC officials. The college could see several state-supplied coffers decline in fiscal year 2007-2008, […]

Many N.M. universities to suffer funding drop

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Clovis Community College is in jeopardy of losing a portion of its state-appropriated funds, along with most of New Mexico public universities and colleges, according to officials. The major culprit in the state-wide slip — a thriving economy, according to officials. Historically, when employment rates are healthiest, enrollment at […]