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Features 04 ENMU Sets the Stage for Broadway’s Jennifer Sanchez 06 2018 Homecoming Schedule and Honorees 07 Welcome to Rodrick’s World 08 Alimosphere: Protecting Ocean Heritage 09 From Greyhound to CEO: Andy Wallace Named CEO of Allegiant Gold, Ltd. 10 Theatre Grads Return to Support ENMU Drama Festival 11 It’s All About the End Game 12 Greyhound Couple Answers Call to Adopt 13 StoryCorps Gathers Local Tales 14 ENMU Athletics News Marcus Parker: Male Indoor Track Athlete of the Year

Meet Hannah Cabeldue: Record-Breaking, Freshman Pole Vaulter

Chamber Names ENMU Volleyball Team “Volunteer of the Month”

Baseball Team Achieves Second Best Two-Season Run During NCAA Era

Class Notes: 16 People You Know 18 In Memory

Green & Silver Magazine | August 2018 Managing Editor Noelle Bartl

Content and Design Editor Rachel Forrester

Writers and Contributors

Alisa Boswell-Gore, Desiree Cooper, Chelsé Craig, Anna George, William McLaughlin, Adam Pitterman and Melissa Sena

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From the President Dear Greyhound Nation, Edwina and I have just completed our first year in Portales and what a year it was. Both fall (6,027) and spring (5,118) enrollments were the highest ever for Eastern. The budget approved during the 2018 Legislative Session provided ENMU with an additional $1.3 million in permanent funding, allowing us to give across-the-board raises of $2,288 to each full-time employee (the first significant raise in some time). To make sure our lower paid employees received adequate percentage increases, the administrative team raised the floor for hourly employees by $1.10 per hour. Representative Dennis Roch, who is also superintendent of the Logan Municipal Schools, delivered an inspiring commencement address on May 12, where 615 students graduated. Combined with our largest ever Fall Commencement, where we graduated 491 students, 1,106 newly minted Greyhounds were released into the world. We know they will have great success in their chosen fields. Our athletic teams also enjoyed unprecedented success. Our nationally-ranked football team went 8-2, losing only to the D2 national champions, Texas A&M – Commerce and D2 Region semifinalist Midwestern State University. Our women’s volleyball, soccer and basketball teams made the Lone Star Conference tournament, along with our men’s basketball and baseball teams. For the first time ever, our women’s soccer team and our men’s baseball team earned wins in postseason tournament play, the women beating Midwestern State University and the men besting Angelo State University. More good news: as of press time, the University has raised a record $2.8 million to support students. And finally, the Golden Student Success Center (GSSC) is on schedule and under budget, with the grand reopening scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. If you follow me on Twitter (@GreyhoundPrezX), you’ll see weekly tweets and photos about the GSSC, which was funded by the 2014 and 2016 New Mexico General Obligation (G.O.) Bond. We also received approval of an $8 million 2018 G.O. Bond for phase one of the Roosevelt Science Center renovation. This will go before New Mexico voters in November. Edwina and I have thoroughly enjoyed our opportunities to meet Eastern alums and supporters all over the world. Please know that we appreciate everything you do for your University and thank you for your continued support. With great respect,

J.S. Elwell, President Eastern New Mexico University

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Jennifer Sanchez


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“I know it was meant to be for me at ENMU because everyone was so supportive and loving and accepting. I just can’t express my gratitude for that. I was able to have a full college experience and it wouldn’t have been the same anywhere else.” –Jennifer Sanchez

By: Rachel Forrester

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From the halls of ENMU to the stages of Broadway, Jennifer Sanchez (BM 03) is well on her way to making it big. A stage performer in New York City, since 2009 Jennifer has landed roles in Broadway’s “West Side Story,” “Ghost the Musical,” “On Your Feet!,” “Sunday in the Park with George” and more. However, even with the hustle and bustle of the big city, she hasn’t forgotten her small town beginning. “It’s like learning your alphabet and then reading a book,” without my excellent training from ENMU. A special shout out to Dr. Gretchen Foley. Her music theory training has been invaluable. I do so many readings and workshops now where you have a very short amount of time

Photo by: Laura Irion

Jennifer explained. “I couldn’t have been successful

to learn the music before you present it to people and producers, and being able to sight read and read music at a high level – because

Jennifer prepares to go onstage for her performance in Broadway’s “Sunday in the Park with George.”

Dr. Foley was so good – it has been a game changer for me. It has been the gift that keeps on giving.” Even with her quality training, Jennifer’s Eastern experience was a bit more unconventional than your

with bunk beds in a fifth-floor walkup. Although the journey has been turbulent at times, Jennifer wouldn’t have it any other way.

average undergraduate student. Many of the more vivid

“I always say ‘embrace the hustle,’” Jennifer noted. “I

memories she attaches to ENMU involve being a young

would like to move on to a point in my life where it’s not

pregnant student and a brand new mother.

such a hustle, but maybe it’ll just be a different type of

“I went into labor in the Music Building at ENMU during my freshman music theory final,” Jennifer recalled.

hustle next year. I love New York City and I love living an artistic life. I’m so happy that I made this choice.”

“18 years ago I was literally in the halls of ENMU with a

In her down time, Jennifer supplements her

little yellow clock that Dr. Foley gave me during my final

performance lifestyle as a daytime tour guide,

to keep track of my contractions. I called my friend and

escorting groups through Broadway theaters and

asked her to pack my bags and said I’m having a baby.”

sometimes teaching classes. She is also part of a

After only 48 hours of recovery, a few of Jennifer’s professors allowed her to take her finals late – Dr. Offerle even took the exam to Jennifer’s apartment to ensure she’d be able to complete it. Seeing the

songwriting group that meets in Brooklyn every month. Jennifer’s father taught her to play guitar when she was very young, and she actually wrote her first song when she was in fourth grade.

amount of support she received, Jennifer knew “the

“I didn’t know that was going to continue but it has,”

show must go on.” She enrolled for classes that next

she explained. “My sister and I are close in age and my

fall, determined to complete her education as a single

mother taught us how to harmonize. My dad would play

mom with a newborn and a part time job.

guitar and we would all sing at like the 4th of July picnic

Jennifer moved into an apartment next door to Katie Levine (attended). “She helped me raise my son

in the park in Alamogordo. So we were always kind of musical from a young age.”

during those formative years (sophomore through

Currently, Jennifer rehearses six days per week for

senior year). I couldn’t have done it without her. It

Broadway’s “Pretty Woman: The Musical,” which opens on

takes a village and she was mine!”

Aug. 16, 2018. Eventually, she hopes to record an album of

After graduating from ENMU, Jennifer earned her master’s in musical theater from Oklahoma City

her own, and write a theater show. Overall, Jennifer can’t imagine her life without performing.

University. Jennifer’s son Jared has stuck with her

“I can imagine doing other jobs and having more money.

through each of the hectic transitions, including when

I can imagine having more stability. Those are fantasies,

they first moved to the Big Apple, into one bedroom

but I can’t really imagine doing anything else.”

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Weekend Events Friday, Oct. 12 8 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Homecoming Golf Tournament To play, please call ENMU Athletics at 575.562.2153.


Women’s Soccer vs. Midwestern State University, Greyhound Stadium

3 p.m.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), University Theatre Center

3:30 p.m. Golden Student Success Center Self-Guided Tours 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. Cameron University, Greyhound Arena

6:30 p.m. Come and Go Alumni BBQ, Greyhound Arena 7 p.m.

ENMU Choirs in Concert featuring Gwyneth Walker, Buchanan Hall (free admission)

7-10 p.m. Bonfire and Pep Rally, Greyhound Arena

2018 Homecoming Honorees

9 p.m.

Athletics Hall of Honor

Saturday, Oct. 13

Rex Anderson (Swimming)

8-10 a.m. Annual ENMU Foundation Awards Breakfast, *Invitation and pre-registration required. CUB Ballroom

Freddy Carmona (Baseball) Bob Gilbreath (Football)

ENMU Alumni Mix & Mingle, the Dawg House

Ed Kabrick (Support)

11:15 a.m. Homecoming Parade, US Hwy 70

Cale Sanders (Football)


Volleyball vs. Midwestern State University, Greyhound Arena

Educators Hall of Honor

1-3 p.m.

Class of 1968 “50-Year Reunion,” ENMU President’s House For information, call Alumni Affairs at 575.562.2125.

Kenneth Chancellor

2 p.m.

Alumni Volleyball Match, Greyhound Arena

*The Athletics Hall of Honor banquet will be held on Sept. 29. Please contact ENMU Athletics at 575.562.2153.

Dr. Socorro Herrera

Alumni Association Awards Dr. Lonnie Alexander (Distinguished Service Award) Dr. Patrice Caldwell (Honorary Lifetime Award)

3:30 p.m. Dorm Tours (Eddy, Curry, Bernalillo) 4-7 p.m.

ENMU Tailgate, Greyhound Stadium

7-10 p.m. Football vs. Western New Mexico University, Greyhound Stadium

Mike Smartnick (Outstanding Alumni Award)

ENMU Foundation Awards Christian House Foundation (Business of the Year) Ron and Sarah Holcomb (Philanthropist of the Year) Terry Othick (Volunteer of the Year)


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Homecoming Week is Oct. 8-13. View a complete list of events at

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By: Rachel Forrester Step into Rodrick’s World: a space of healing and optimization

Before he became an entrepreneur, Rodrick spent more than

where ENMU alumnus Rodrick Chambers (MA 13, BS 07)

11 years at ENMU. First on a football scholarship, he earned

utilizes his professional experience as a teacher, mentor,

his degree in communication with a minor in music. After

personal trainer, performer and chaplain to aid others in their

graduation, he served the University as a mentor and coordinator

journeys of self-expansion. Using guided meditation, meal

for the College Success Program, an instructor for Freshman

planning, self-mastery and more, Rodrick’s program is built

Seminar and Interpersonal Communications, advisor for

on the idea that life’s challenges should be embraced, and that

African-American Affairs, and as a chaplain, jail minister,

“good isn’t good enough.”

community theater performer, Upward Bound director and more.

“A lot of my work has emerged out of my own personal trauma

Noting him as an advocate for the people and community

and confrontations,” Rodrick explained. “I feel more at home

in which he lives, in 2013, the New Mexico Office of African

when dealing with people and helping them move out of a space

American Affairs recognized Rodrick with their Outstanding

of trauma, to actually optimizing themselves rather than being

Service Award – making him the youngest recipient to date.

crippled by whatever their hindrances were. I often deal with people who are coming out of trauma but I don’t limit it to that.”

Although he feels his time at ENMU provided invaluable experience, this Greyhound has realized his journey is not just

After graduating from ENMU, Rodrick moved to Chicago but

about him. By utilizing the skills he cultivated at Eastern, as well

soon felt drawn to something greater. He moved to China,

as the heart he has for others, Rodrick hopes he can positively

became an English teacher and began to pursue his doctorate

affect the world through experience, healing and optimization.

in philosophy from Ubiquity University-Wisdom School. As Rodrick sought ways to give back to the incredibly generous Chinese locals, he was inspired to develop a few business plans.

NL30 is currently designing tours and packages in hopes of helping young professional clients strengthen their business networks, as well as locate some of the most wondrous sites in

Today, his main focus is on growing Northern Latitude 30

China. The company is collaborating with new and established

(NL30), an in-bound tourism company that brings college

local agencies including China How? – a business with a “mega”

students and young professionals to China where they

app that provides foreigners and local Chinese the opportunity

participate in leadership workshops, networking opportunities

grow their relationships from business to pleasure and beyond.

and local, cultural immersion. As a co-founder of NL30, Rodrick acts as administrator and operational manager, and handles office trainings, tour and product design, and more. If all goes well, by early next year the international travel platform will have expanded to East and South Africa.

“It would be an incredible achievement to partner with the University and ENMU alumni to keep our ENMU presence, literally, moving across this planet!” said Rodrick. To learn more about Rodrick and Northern Latitude 30, visit and

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Protecting Ocean Heritage By: Chelsé Craig Alicia Amerson (BS 02) has always loved science. As a

“The drones are being used to detect marine debris,

child, she read every book in her elementary school’s

monitor sea level rise and beach erosion, track

library that had anything to do with marine life. She

movement of sediment in watersheds and estuaries,

found herself drawn to some of the largest animals

count bird nests, and monitor ship traffic.

ever to live on Earth, baleen whales. However, it wasn’t until she met Dr. Manuel Varela, an ENMU biology professor, that she truly believed she could succeed.

conduct their research, and Alicia released her book, titled “Six-Word Lessons for Drone Pilots and Outdoor

“He has an ability to make students feel like they’ve

Enthusiasts: 100 Lessons to Make Drone Flights Safe,

climbed Mount Everest at the end of a semester and

Ethical and Green for Wildlife and Humans.” She is

become friends with every bacteria and virus on the

also working to support women in the drone industry.

way up!” Alicia praised.

Alimosphere recently worked with the Women and

Alicia earned her master’s degree in marine biodiversity Drones organization to promote STEM for younger girls and conservation at Scripps Institute of Oceanography and mentor women business owners in the trade. in San Diego, California. While on a boat in Dana Point,

“Being a drone pilot is more than just flying a drone,”

she noticed a seagull flying over a whale. However,

she said. “We have changed the way nature looks. We’ve

when she looked through her camera, she saw it was

built towns and cities and drone images capture our

actually a drone. Drones, also called unmanned aerial

imagination. Now we must also use this knowledge

vehicles (UAVs), have become popular over the years,

to protect what is left of the wilderness and wildlife

but they can have adverse effects on wildlife.

habitats around the world,” Alicia said. “I truly believe as

Alicia created Alimosphere, a marine wildlife UAS task

individuals we can make a difference in the world.”

force, to help UAV pilots create flight plans that benefit humanity and respect wildlife. Designing responsible practices in the drone industry, she hopes to protect seabirds nesting on the shoreline, seals and sea lions pupping on beaches, and larger marine wildlife found in the pelagic ocean habitat (near the ocean’s surface). “We want drone pilots to think not only about the airspace regulations, but also about the wildlife that may be impacted from their flight operations.” A drone pilot might think their one action doesn’t account for much, but they don’t know if someone flew before them, nor if someone will fly after. In reality, it’s the accumulation of those small impacts that have severe effects on the populations. While some animals may not outwardly show signs of stress, physiological stress may also be induced as a result of drone flight. Alimosphere focuses on integrating drone technology into new applications for marine research. “There are many innovative ways drones are collecting data for researchers such as large whale body condition, collecting whale mucus, assessing population abundance, and assisting in entanglement response,” Alicia said. Photo by: Ben VanderGriend


Alimosphere has partnered with several non-profits to

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From Greyhound to CEO

Andy Wallace Named CEO of Allegiant Gold, Ltd.

By: Desiree Cooper Andy Wallace (BS 71) was recently named the first CEO of Allegiant Gold, Ltd., a gold

Andy, who will direct all exploration activities on the Allegiant properties, says he enjoys his

exploration and development company. His

career in geology because he can “get out in

involvement with Allegiant Gold began with

the backcountry in the hills and mountains

Cordex Exploration Co., which Andy owns

and not be confined to an office. I never do the

with business partner Bruce Delaney. “We

same thing two days in a row. I enjoy visiting

have a unique business and likely one you have never encountered before,” explained Andy.

discoveries we have made in the past that employ hundreds of people now, and learning about how the employees now contribute to

Cordex provides exploration

their local communities.”

expertise to “funding partners,” which

When asked about his career goals, Andy

are generally companies wishing to

explained that the “goal of any exploration

enter the mining business but with

geologist is to discover valuable mineral

no current staff in the United States.

deposits. I have been lucky in that regard, but I

The private company is charged

continue to be driven to make new discoveries

with locating and acquiring lands

and hopefully bigger deposits than I have

with promising potential that

found in the past.”

allow funding companies to produce gold and silver. Cordex, which has found and developed five gold mines in Nevada, also tests these properties after acquiring them. They also execute geological mapping, surface sampling, geophysical surveys and drilling. They then carry the most promising properties to the feasibility study stage. Past gold production from Cordex discoveries in Nevada exceeds 10 million ounces of gold, with another 10 million ounces remaining in reserves. The company has had 15 different “funding partners,” including several of the world’s major mining companies, as well as junior explorers just getting into the business. Their principal “funding partner” for the last 10 years is Columbus Gold Corp., based in Vancouver, Britsh Columbia. Out of Columbus, the new public

Andy was born and raised in Clovis. He started his college career at New Mexico State University with a major in electrical engineering. He decided to change majors, and chose geology based on a recommendation from his brother-in-law, Ron Holcomb (BA 56), who was in the oil business. “I knew nothing about geology, but it turned out to be a great fit. I was off and running after transferring to ENMU,” said Andy. The alumnus, who is married to fellow Greyhound Jill (Yarborough) Wallace (BS 71), said his education at ENMU provided him with “very solid fundamentals necessary to become a professional geologist. I have taught at a university and have been associated with several others, and I know that my undergraduate education at ENMU was the best I could have received.”

company Allegiant Gold, Ltd. was created to concentrate only on the U.S. gold properties.

Pictured: Andy Wallace on one of his company’s gold exploration projects near Tonopah, Nevada.

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Theatre Grads Return to Support ENMU Drama Festival By: Anna George

Leonard Madrid (BFA 97) and Landall Goolsby (BFA 95) joined Cook to teach their own workshops. Madrid, who has a degree in university theatre studies, ran the festival as an assistant to Goolsby in 1996 and as head director the next year. This year, Madrid came back to teach comedic improvisation. He currently

Current ENMU students and high schoolers statewide expressed their love of theatre with the help of alumni at the 63rd annual ENMU Drama Festival. The

teaches theatre at Central New Mexico Community College and the University of New Mexico. He also acts as the technical director for the Blackout Theatre

four-day, student-directed festival featured workshops,

Company in Albuquerque, but he says he could not have

high school performances and events including a dance,

done any of that without his time at Eastern.

film screening and ENMU’s first spring show “Antigone.”

“The program is built to create polymaths and allows

The 2018 festival was also a homecoming of sorts, due to

students to learn more than just one job,” Madrid said.

its three guests of honor, all ENMU theatre alumni and

“They allow students to make brilliant works without a

previous Drama Fest directors.

lot of resources.”

Ryan Jason Cook (BFA 05), an Albuquerque local who

Landall, who has played more than 40 TV and film roles

graduated with a degree in theatre performance,

since 2001, is also the owner of Landall’s Box Office,

presented his award-winning web series “Thank You 5,”

a Portales-based movie store. He took a break from

a mockumentary about theatre life. He also offered wisdom for students interested in similar endeavors. “You can film a web series on your iPhone these days, and if you’re going into film, I actually recommend it,” Cook said. He also covered the film climate in Albuquerque and what it takes to make it in the industry. “It is all about collaboration. It’s not just the main people, the director, or the director of photography; it is everyone.”


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traveling and auditioning to teach a class about where the best place to locate post-college is for the film and theatre landscape. The three alumni were an essential piece of the Drama Festival puzzle during their time as students, and current students were grateful that they returned to help out during this year’s festivities. Pictured: Landall Goolsby (left), Ryan Jason Cook (center), Leonard Madrid (right). Photos by: Alisha Trujillo

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It’s all About the End Game By: Alisa Boswell-Gore College can feel like a lot sometimes ... classes,

Although the couple’s 6-month-old son Ty came as a

homework, jobs, internships. Imagine all of that, along

surprise, they wouldn’t have it any other way.

with being a committed student-athlete – who has

“Well, at first, it was all, how are we going to tell

made all-conference line backer and all-conference academic team – and the father of a 6-month-old.

everyone? How is everyone going to react? What are we going to do?” said Hardin, but the couple’s excitement

Recent graduate Brad Hardin (BS 18), 23, doesn’t have

overcame any concerns.

to imagine it. He lived it every day.

“I think after Ty came, there was just all this pressure to

Hardin, who graduated with a health and physical

have everything lined up and be able to explain where

education degree, took 24 credit hours in the fall 2017

we’re going (in life) and how we’re going to get there. I

semester, while also working at Hamilton Nursery

think that was hard for us, because we just wanted to

& Landscape Co., playing football for ENMU, getting

have it all done. And we just didn’t,” said Tyra. “Looking

married and having a baby, and maintaining a high

back on last semester, we’re like, wow, that was crazy;

enough GPA to make the Lone Star Conference

but when we were going through it, it just seemed fun,

Commissioner’s Honor Roll each year.

especially with Ty. He just makes everything so fun, so

“A lot of coffee was my time management,” Hardin

it just hasn’t felt like it was hard.”

laughed. “I stayed up really late and got up really early

Not to mention, the couple also has an amazing

for football. I think for the first six months, I probably

support system, according to Tyra.

drank two pots of coffee a day to keep me going.”

“I think that we’ve been super blessed with opportunity

And then there is his wife Tyra (BS 16) who is currently

and help from our friends,” said Tyra. “Even at work, his

working on her master’s in education at ENMU.

bosses are awesome people, and they try to understand

“Honestly, it was a lot of Tyra. She helped out, and when I was gone playing football, she played mom and dad. Tyra played a huge part in my success,” Hardin said of his wife. “She does so much for me. Every day, she wakes up before I have to go to work to get my lunch ready. Tyra’s just always there for me.”

and support him. The same with teachers and coaches. We’ve just been placed around people who have a heart to help people and love people.” Brad plans to pursue his master’s degree in sports administration while also playing one more year of football. “After we had Ty, we talked a lot about it and I was going to make it be my last year of football. I was going to graduate and be done and go find a job,” he said. “I just love being around it. That’s why I want to coach, because I just love the game so much. Once I’m done playing, I still want to be a part of that. Just seeing the way kids’ lives have changed and the way my life has changed by some of the coaches that I’ve had, I just want to have that kind of impact on people.” And what makes all of the hard work worth it? Brad and Tyra’s end game – Ty. “I think just knowing that there’s an end game where we both have a master’s degree and jobs where we can give Ty whatever he needs. I think that’s the real end game, and that’s what makes it worth it,” said Brad.

Brad Hardin graduated this past May with a health and physical education degree. His wife Tyra also earned her bachelor’s in psychology from Eastern .

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Greyhound Couple Answers


By: Rachel Forrester

beautiful, complete family.

“All five of our kids are optimistic about their futures, and long-term goals are starting to take shape. It’s a new normal now, with five kids to love, teach, hurt with, get frustrated with, and pray over.”

In 2012, the couple, along with their two children Cassie

– Jocelyn Powell

For many people, the grueling adoption process is reason enough to be swayed from the calling to provide a home to a child in need. For Dr. Curt Powell (BS 87) and his wife Jocelyn (BS 94), however, the hurdles were just a necessary means to the end that was their

and Clay, made the decision to expand their family and unite their lives with three young boys from Ukraine. “God has blessed us immensely, and we feel called to respond big,” Jocelyn explained in the first post from her May 2012 blog. “Twelve-year-old Cassie was the first to suggest adoption, about a year ago. It had been on my radar for a long time. Quietly. Then in January 2012 when Curt came home on fire about it after spending time with an old friend who had recently adopted two teenage girls from Ukraine, the land from which my ancestors emigrated, it all came together.” The process was extremely tedious and full of timeconsuming obstacles. In fact, Curt and Jocelyn spent nearly two years constantly traveling back and forth between the United States and Ukraine. But the family knew they were meant to be together, and they did their best to keep the mindset that “the right thing to do is not always the easy thing.” In 2012, the family of four visited three different orphanages in Ukraine where they quickly bonded with two brothers, Elijah and Isaac. The adoption took a long seven months, but after a lot of “hurry up and wait,” the boys were at home in Tulsa just in time for Christmas. But something was still missing. While in Ukraine, the family had learned that Eli and Isaac had another older brother, Alex, who was at a different orphanage – and from the moment they met, Jocelyn knew Alex was her child. The problem was, the family had only been approved to adopt two children, not three.


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“Say you give birth to a boy,” Jocelyn explained in her blog post from July 2013. “You love him, nurture him, and guide him as he grows into a young man. Now take all those emotions you would have felt over the course of 16 years and unleash them all at once. Sixteen years’ worth of love in each ‘I love you.’ 16 years’ worth of hugs in every hug. Sixteen years’ worth of hurts you've been unable to protect him from. It’s horrifying and beautiful at the same time. This is a fierce kind of love I could have never imagined.” What was supposed to be a quick and easy adoption to reunite a family turned into a nightmare. Delay after delay took Alex and his family on a roller coaster that lasted another 13 months. In January of 2014, Alex was finally able to join his family in the U.S., and they were finally able to focus on bonding as a family of seven. “We are all home. It's over,” Jocelyn wrote. “No more endless flights to/from Ukraine. No more leaving my children behind. No more adoption paperwork. Now all of our focus can be directed on bonding as a family of seven and helping Alex adjust to this brand new, very different life in America. It will not be a seamless transition, I am aware.” Six years later, many memories have been made, and the children have grown. Four of them have summer jobs; Cassie just graduated from high school and is going to Montreal to study German and cognitive systems.

StoryCorps Gathers Local Tales The StoryCorps Airstream trailer was parked on ENMU’s campus for a month this past spring, inviting local students and residents to sign up to have a 40-minute, one-on-one interview with another person, disussing Photo by: Times Remembered Photography

Alex, now 20 years old, recently earned his GED – a tough task after coming to the U.S. knowing no English – and he is taking steps to pursue a college degree. Of course, ENMU is on his list of potential choices. Isaac, Clay and Elijah are in high school and the family enjoys traveling and playing tennis together. A Portales native, Dr. Powell works a urologist specializing in female urology, splitting his time between St. John Medical Center and Oklahoma Surgical

anything they want, in any language they want. Morgan Feigal-Stickles, site manager for the StoryCorps mobile tour, explained that the organization works with communities to “gather stories of people who aren’t normally in the history books, because we recognize that everybody has a story, and every story is important.” After the audio interviews were completed, the involved parties received a copy and could choose to archive the conversation in the American Folk Life Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Hospital in Tulsa, as well as at Mercy Hospital in Fort

Since 2003, StoryCorps has given a quarter of a million

Smith, Oklahoma. Jocelyn, who earned her degree from

Americans the chance to record interviews about their

Eastern in speech pathology, spent time at a private

lives, to pass wisdom from one generation to the next,

practice before working as a very full-time mom.

and to leave a legacy for the future. It is the largest single

Curt’s parents Clyde (MED 69, BS 62) and Glenda Powell (MS 68, BS 63) are longtime Portales residents and owners of the local Sport Lab trophy

collection of human voices ever gathered. Pictured below: Alumna Shonnie Standefer (MED 83, BS 79) and Katherine Smith recorded their conversation with StoryCorps in April.

and engraving shop. Spend a few minutes with Clyde and it’s clear that he and Glenda couldn’t be more proud of their family and greatly enjoy spending time with their grandchildren. If you’d like to read more from the Powell family’s blog (, you’ll find your heart aching and celebrating right along with them. Pictured: Dr. Curt Powell (seated) currently lives with his wife Jocelyn and their five children in Tulsa, Oklahoma. From L-R: Clay (16), Isaac (15), Jocelyn, Curt, Alex (20), Cassandra (18) and Elijah (17).

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Male Indoor Track Athlete of the Year By: William McLaughlin Entering the 2017-18 Picture courtesy of Lone Star Conference

track & field season, it was not a question if Marcus Parker was going to be good, it was a question of how good he was going to be? Entering his sophomore year, the Phoenix, Arizona native was poised to do something special for the Greyhounds.

The indoor season was a solid one for Parker in a number of ways. He set new school records in both the 60m dash and the 200m dash. He ran 6.67 in the 60m dash and 21.01 in the 200m dash at the Lone Star Conference (LSC) Indoor Championships in Lubbock, Texas in February. His times were not just school records, but also the fastest times in LSC history and

Meet Hannah Cabeldue

Record-Breaking Freshman Pole Vaulter By: William McLaughlin A homegrown product of Portales, Hannah Cabledue has been a top performer for Greyhound Track & Field in her first season of competition as a pole vaulter. The redshirt freshman, who was a three-time state champion for Portales High School, had a stellar indoor season, setting new personal bests and etching her name in the record books along the way. While sitting out all of last season to adjust and be more prepared for the collegiate ranks, Cabledue used the year to hone her skills in pole vaulting. In her first career indoor meet, the redshirt freshman cleared the bar at 3.10 meters (10-2) at the Texas Tech Red and Black Open on Jan. 26. That was just the beginning for Cabledue, en route to her school record performance one month later. At the LSC Indoor Championships, Cabledue not only looked to improve her mark, but wanted to score points to better help her team as a whole. In her first two

in the Championships meet history. His performances

heights, she cleared both marks on the first attempt.

earned LSC Outstanding Male Track Athlete and First

The third height of 3.26 meters (10-8.25) was the

Team All-LSC honors. At the Indoor National Championships, he finished

one that entered her in the ENMU record books. She cleared the bar on her first attempt as she went on to

fifth in the 200m dash with a 21.37 second sprint.

finish sixth in the event.

Parker was sixth in the 60m dash with a time of 6.76.

A solid first year of competition in the indoor ranks

Parker’s record-setting accolades on the track earned

has Cabledue positioned to do great things for the

him United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association First Team All-America honors, and he was named the LSC Male Indoor Track Athlete of the Year. He is the first Greyhound to earn the

Greyhounds. Her outdoor season is going just as well. She already owns the school pole vault record with a height of 3.28 meters (10-9). Hannah is well on her way to being one of the best to compete at ENMU.

distinction since Isaiah Samoei (BBA 14) in 2014. Parker posted an even better outdoor season as he qualified for the National Championships in both the 100m and 200m dash. He owns the school records in 20.43). He finished second in the 200 in a time of 20.54, while placing third in the 100 in a time of 10.34. The sophomore’s runner-up finish in the 200 is the highest finish for an ENMU athlete at the national meet for both the indoor and outdoor season since joining the NCAA.


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Picture courtesy of Lone Star Conference

both events, which he set this season (100-10.17; 200-

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Baseball Team Achieves Second-Best Two-Season Run During NCAA Era Photo by: Karl Terry

Chamber Names ENMU Volleyball Team “Volunteer of the Month” By: Desiree Cooper The ENMU volleyball team received the “Volunteer of the Month” award from the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 27 at Greyhound Arena.

By: Adam Pitterman Since returning to action in the 1992 season, the Greyhound baseball team has had memorable years. The 2018 campaign will long be remembered for following in that tradition. On May 10, the team faced a 4-3 ninth-inning deficit in the opening round of the Lone Star Conference tournament. Angelo State turned to All-LSC closer Kellen Rholl to face the eighth batter in the Greyhound lineup. Malcolm Smith led off with a single, before

Coach Sia Poyer explained that volunteer work is

Nicholas Ankerman tied the game with his second

"needed and vital in any community. We love Portales

double of the season. Zack Shank gave ENMU the lead

and always want to give back as much as we can."

for good with a RBI single to right field. The game

"Some of our players had never done community

marked the program’s first postseason win of the

service. It is important for them to be selfless and

NCAA era as the Hounds were making their second

understand why it's important to serve others and not

LSC Tournament appearance and first since 2009.

expect anything in return,” Poyer added. “I really like

The historic victory capped a banner year for the

how they all take ownership and pride in helping."

Hounds. Their 56 wins combined from 2017 and 2018 are

All of ENMU's athletic teams perform community

the second most for the program in back-to-back-years.

service work. The volleyball team has completed over 250 community service hours every year since Coach Poyer became the head coach in 2014. “We're proud of our community and we want to help as much as possible,” he said. The team has participated in many community service projects, including setting up and decorating for Holiday Happening, bagging items for the food

The Hounds also swept a doubleheader against Angelo State for the second time in team history. The Hounds turned in an efficient season and shattered the team mark for stolen bases (153), on-base percentage (.427) and stolen base percentage (.884). Eastern also had its second-highest slugging percentage for a season. A senior on the Greyhound baseball team, Garlind Webster prepares to swing.

distribution at Central Christian Church each month, helping with an auction at Yam Theater, serving food at the Spaghetti Dinner for Destination Imagination, volunteering at Eastern in Action, picking up trash for Adopt-A-Highway and spending time with children at the New Mexico Christian Home.

You can now purchase Greyhound gear online!

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Class Notes People You Know Jerry Zimmerman (BA 60) published his autobiographical

Paul DiPaola (BBA 82) is the recipient

work “Curse At Squaw Creek Farm.” The memoir chronicles

of the Leadership New Mexico

Jerry’s surgery as a young boy, as well as the triumphs,

Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2018.

tragedies and curses of his family. He also describes some fun

Paul is the New Mexico regional president

fraternity events at ENMU, and the book includes pictures of

of U.S. Bank, and a current board member and past chairman

the ASO fraternity members.

of the New Mexico Bankers Association. He also serves on

William (BS 64) and Duranna Mueller (Attended) reside in Montgomery, Alabama, but are often on extended road trips. They have traveled to all 50 states, across Canada, throughout most of Western Europe, plus Australia and New Zealand. Don L. Johnson (MBA 73) was a member of Phi Kappa Phi. He served in the U.S. Army for 20 years before retiring to his hometown of Altus, Oklahoma, where he worked at Altus Air Force Base for 13 years and as an adjunct instructor in the business department at Western Oklahoma State College. He retired officially in 1995 and served on the city council for six years as well as mayor for one and a half years. He presently resides in Oklahoma City with his wife Diane, a federal civil service retiree.

the Albuquerque Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees, and the state’s Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) board. Paul has also served as chairman of Leadership New Mexico’s Board of Directors, president of the University of New Mexico Lobo Club, and chair of the Rio Rancho Economic Development Corporation. He is a member of the New Mexico Amigos. Tim Phillips (BS 82), who has been working with the City of Lewisville, Texas since 1985, is retiring. Serving as the city’s ‘video department’ for much of his career, Tim produced and directed programming for both cable broadcast and in-house use, working closely with most of the city’s departments. He says he relied heavily on the education he received from ENMU and at KENW-TV and FM, and would recommend Eastern to anyone interested in the TV/Video/ Radio field. He now plans to play music, do some voice-over acting and enjoy his retirement. Tim and his wife Kim live in Denton, Texas and have four children. Music, services, and ENMU have been traditions for the Baty family for years. Vincent Baty (BS 85) graduated with a bachelor’s in communication and served as the choir director

Amy Carter (BS 17) recently performed

for the Weusi Gospel Choir. He retired from the state of New

in Albuquerque Little Theatre’s “The Full

Mexico after 25 years and is currently a special education high

Monty.” She also recently finished a month-

school teacher. His son Michael Vincent Baty (BS 17) earned

long run as Sister Mary Robert in “Sister

a bachelor’s degree in music and a minor in communicative

Act.” Amy was cast in the show the day after

disorders. Michael was the drum major for the Greyhound

graduation and “loved every minute of it.”

Sound (2015-16) and plans to pursue a career as a music therapist. Vincent’s daughter is also a sophomore at ENMU

Roger Williams (BBA 80) presented a lecture, “Federal Scientist: A Day in the Life of a DEA Forensic Chemist,” at the


working on her degree in communication with a minor in theater. She is a member of the University singers.

J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at University

Lesley (Les) Goad (BS 85) has been hired as

of Arkansas (U of A). Roger is a senior forensic scientist with

Hays High School‘s head football coach in Buda,

the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Chicago. His

Texas. He was previously the head football

lecture focused on the forensic branch of the DEA, the duties

coach and athletic director at Navarro ISD near

and day-to-day operations and challenges, and dangers these

Seguin, Texas. Les has 33 years of coaching

scientists face. After serving in the Air Force, Roger earned

experience, including 22 years as head football

a Doctorate of Philosophy in Chemistry from U of A. He was

coach at high schools in Lockhart, New Braunfels, San Antonio,

then hired with the DEA as an analytical chemist.

Liberty Hill, San Marcos and Corpus Christi, Texas.

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A group of alumni living across the country gathered in Las Vegas this past November, a few of them to run a half marathon, and the rest to support their fellow Greyhounds. The three runners, Jenna Narvaiz Jones (MA 12, BA 96), Eddy McDougall (BA 96) and Jennifer Jordan Cueto (BA 97) all participated in the race. Amy Fuller Chavez (BS 96), Alisa Armijo Flinkinger (BS 99), Melanie Marshall (Attended), Heather LeVan Love (BUS 16) and Beth Copsey (BS 96) cheered them on from the sidelines. Jenna became a competitive runner at the age of 44 when she completed an eight-week couch-to-5k phone app program. While working toward her three-mile goal, Eddy asked her to try the the Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon in Vegas with him. “I thought he’d lost his mind and didn’t think I could ever run 13 miles,” Jenna said. But the idea grew from there, and she began to build the belief in herself that she could do it. She invited Jennifer, a lifelong runner who had already completed several half marathons, and other friends, because Jenna knew she needed her squad to cheer her on if she was going to meet this challenge. Jenna Narvaiz Jones (left) and Jennifer Jordan Cueto (right) joined a group of fellow Greyhounds in Las Vegas to run a half marathon.

“My fellow Greyhounds gave me the confidence I needed,” Jenna continued. “Since then, I’ve run another two halfs: one in January in Phoenix, and my third in San Diego in June.”

Nathan Williams (BS 93) recently started a new job with the

Juan Manuel Rivas (BS 07) works for Colorado State University

California Teachers Association as Regional UniServ staff

as the collegiate success coach for outreach and support

in San Jose, California. Nate represents public educators in

programs within the Collaborative for Student Achievement.

Silicon Valley and negotiates collective bargaining agreements as well as grievances and arbitrations. Prior to this, he was a

Crystal G. Mullins (BSN 08) is now part of the International

labor relations consultant with the Ohio Education Association.

Nurses Association. She will have an upcoming publication

Virginia Hinds (MM 97 BME 92) is celebrating 25 years as

family nurse practitioner who serves patients within the

Mountainair High School’s band director. She also teaches

American Medical Group Association in Carlsbad, and at Lee

Algebra I and Geometry, and is the supervisor for the school’s

Regional Medical Center and Carlsbad Medical Center. She has

dual-credit and online Edgenuity Distance Learning courses.

expertise in diabetes care and education.

Tim Conyers (BUS 98) serves as personnel supervisor for the

Jaime Silva (BS 11) was named

City of Farmington Human Resources Department and as HR

the 2018 New Mexico STEM

business partner to the Farmington Electric Utility System. He

Teacher of the Year. Jaime is a

is the president of the Four Corners HR Association and holds

math teacher at Moriarty High

SHRM-CP and PHR certifications in HR management.

School. She uses the video

Arts Collaborative Charter School (MACCS) in Albuquerque. This past year, his students researched, collected data and prepared proposals analyzing problems, strengths and potential ways to improve the state. Various leaders from New Mexico joined the MACCS students to respond to the proposals. Alisha Quiroga Hernandez (BA 02) is currently a domestic violence counselor with the Irving Police Department in Irving, Texas. She also worked with CPS in the Dallas area. Alisha received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas at Arlington.

game EPIC Mario and M&Ms candy to relate to her students.

Photo by: Jim Goodman

Michael Dolce (BS 2001) is a social studies teacher at Media

in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. She is an established

Pre-calculus students pick Mario characters and pick up coins or boxes as they progress, while in Algebra II, M&Ms are used to teach exponents and graph results.

Jaime Silva (center) guides two students working through a crime scene investigation exercise during class.

Eric Reyna (BS 11) was sworn in as a new member of the Federal Way Police Department in Washington in April. Previously, Eric was a two-year lateral police officer from Warrensburg, Missouri.

Candi Forester-Smith (BS 04) has been named manager of the Baptist Easley Hospital Foundation. She was previously the vice president of resource development with the United Way of Pickens County and campaign manager for United Way of Oconee and Pickens counties.

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Class NotesIn Memory 50s

70s Frederick Farmer Burgess (MA 55) passed

Charles “Larry” Smith (BS 70) passed away Feb. 12, 2018. Charles

away March 1, 2018. He served in the

joined the New Mexico National Guard in 1968 and completed

Army Air Corps from 1943-46. Fred spent

his service with the Army Reserve in San Diego, California.

35 years in education in Las Cruces. He

He worked at Dow Chemical-Rocky Flats and was a chemist

was a deacon and church choir leader at

for Holly Sugar Company in Brawley, California and American

Mesilla Park Baptist Church, and played

Crystal Sugar in Moorhead and Renville, Minnesota. In 1978,

many musical instruments.

Larry returned to ENMU and taught about alcohol fuels. He also

Ruby Mozelle Gaudet (BS 56) passed away March 18, 2018. During her husband’s Air Force career, Ruby enjoyed living all around the world

in 2008. Larry and his wife Kathy (MED 95, BSE 88) enjoyed visiting Europe, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico.

including in Texas, California, New Hampshire,

Ronald Dee Hay (BS 71) passed away Jan. 21, 2018. Ron served

Florida and Germany, to name a few. Ruby

at Southern Baptist churches in New Mexico, Texas and

enjoyed gardening and taking care of her family

Oklahoma, and was a social worker and a house parent for

and grandchildren.

children’s homes in Texas and Oklahoma. He was known for

Edna Inez Bergman Walker (MA 57) passed away Feb. 4, 2018.

his sense of humor and enjoyed telling stories.

Edna spent time helping her husband work on their farm near

Phillip Brooks (BS 71) passed away Feb. 4, 2018. Phillip was

Floyd, and also worked as a graduate assistant and dean’s

a contractor for various companies working with Sandia

secretary at ENMU. She taught at various schools in New

National Labs and was employed part-time at Stellar Science.

Mexico and then retired after 23 years. In retirement, Edna

He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson. While at ENMU, he was

and her husband Howard (MA 55 BS 47) traveled to many

member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.

states and other countries.

Terry Wayne Miller (BBA 71) passed away March 9, 2018. Terry

Billy Sam Parmer (BS 59) passed away on Feb. 7, 2018. After

managed the Safeway stores in Portales, Roswell, and Dodge

serving in the Air Force, Billy managed the Barnhill Ranch

City, Kansas for 12 years, then retired from White Swan Food

until 1994 and then moved to Tucumcari. He was a member of

Distributors after 23 years. After his retirement, Terry enjoyed

House United Methodist Church, Melrose Masonic Lodge #39,

working in his yard and fishing.

and Tucumcari Masonic Lodge #27. He enjoyed fishing, reading and fossil hunting on the ranch.


Robert Pyle (MED 73, BS 67) passed away on Sept. 16, 2017. After graduating from Belen High School, Robert worked for the

Robert (Bob) Conway (MED 68) passed away Feb. 13, 2018. Bob

ATSF Railroad during the summer

served his country in the Army during World War II and was in

in order to put himself through

the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign, serving with the 11th Airborne

college. After graduating, he taught

and 43rd Infantry divisions during the Philippine Island

history in Hobbs for 27 years. He

Liberation. He also served in the Japan homeland occupation

opened R&M Photography with

with the 1st Cavalry Division and was honorably discharged

his wife Martha and the company

in 1946. Bob then became a teacher and counselor, and was

was in business for 19 years. After

with Levelland Public Schools in Texas for 34 years.

retiring, he enjoyed collecting

Jeanene Fuller Gibbs (MED 68) passed away March 18, 2018. She


taught math and science in New Mexico and Texas and retired

memorabilia from his childhood.

was a teacher for more than 40 years in Albuquerque, Clovis

Jimmie Lea Mann (MBE 74, BBA 73) passed away

and Corona. She helped establish the Corona Public Library

on Nov. 7, 2017. She was a teacher for the Hobbs

and volunteered several times per week. Jeanene wrote grants

and Midland Independent School Districts for

for the Library and Corona Fire Department. After retiring,

26 years. Jimmie Lea enjoyed traveling and

she served on the Corona School Board for 14 years. She loved

spending time with her family. Cruising was an

reading, quilting, cooking, singing, traveling, music and dancing.

all-time favorite. She was recognized for “Who’s

In her younger years, she occasionally sang with Buddy Holly

Who Among American Teachers,” as well as

and other stars at Norman Petty Recording Studios in Clovis.

many other honorary accomplishments.

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Army Salinas (MS 75, BA 68) passed away

Eric Jordan Fisher (BS 87) passed away Dec. 24, 2017. He began

May 10, 2018. Army played football for ENMU

his career as a cub reporter for the Farmington Daily Times

before earning his first head football coach

at the age of 16. The baseball coach told him he was the best

position in Hagerman, New Mexico, where he

reporter they’d ever had. After earning his degree, Eric moved

resurrected the school’s football program. He

his family back to Farmington to become editor of The Four

then moved to Portales to rebuild their football

Corners Business Journal. He worked for the Daily Times as

program and also became the Portales girls’ first

editor until joining Navajo Ministries in 2008. There he worked

basketball coach. Later, Salinas landed the head

as director of development, and eventually became president.

football and athletic director position at Lubbock High School.


He retired in 2004 and dedicated his remaining years to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Richard Mendez Jr. (BS 94, BSE 88) passed away March 21, 2018.

Alice Ann Gossett (MA 77, BA 53) passed away Feb. 17, 2018.

Richard had a soft heart for all animals, rescued many and gave

Alice was an art teacher in the Portales elementary schools.

them a loving home. He was a very caring person and would

She retired in 1988 and was known for her paintings and

give the shirt off his back to anyone if needed.

drawings. She also enjoyed quilting.

Daniel Saiz (BBA 10) passed away on

Donna Foster (MBE 77, BA 62) passed away Feb. 16, 2018. Donna

April 2, 2018. Daniel was the husband of

was a teacher in Roswell, and then became a business partner

Jennifer Caywood Saiz (BS 01) and the

with her husband. She enjoyed golfing and gardening and was

father of five children. After graduating

a member of the Portales Garden Club.

from ENMU, Daniel began working at

Jerry Dee Owen (MA 78) passed away Oct. 29, 2017. He married his high school sweetheart Pat and the two of them moved to Farwell, Texas where Jerry became a coach and taught biology, science, industrial arts and driver’s education. He also drove a school bus for many years. Jerry had many hobbies: refereeing, coaching Little League baseball and Little Dribblers basketball, and raising registered pigs. Kenneth Charles Moureau (BA 79) passed away Jan. 17, 2018. Kenneth joined the Air Force and served until he retired in 1972. In 1979, he began a retail management career in Albuquerque. He will be remembered for his friendly personality, quick wit, and dry sense of humor.

ENMU as an accountant in the Office of Accounts Payable in 2014. He had a dazzling smile that everyone will miss. Daniel enjoyed playing softball, roller skating and listening to music by Mariah Carey. He also liked to watch sports, particularly when his kids were playing. Edward Ruben Ratliff (Attended) passed away March 24, 2018. He served in the U.S. Marines. In 1953, he earned the Eagle Scout, the Boy Scout’s highest rank, and in 1976 was recognized with an Award of Merit by the Great Southwest Council. Edward had a 28-year career at Sandia National Laboratories and he worked as a


U.S. Department of Agriculture surveyor. Karen Hay (BS 81) passed away Jan. 17, 2018. She was a computer programmer at White Sands Missile Range and helped rewrite the software that enabled the Patriot Missile to shoot down incoming missiles and aircraft. Karen loved her cats and truly cared about how people interacted with the environment. She also enjoyed traveling and photography. David Allen LeClair (BS 81) passed away Jan. 4, 2018. He worked for 32 years as a graphic artist and designer for the local paper in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He was an avid Boston Red Sox and Dallas Cowboys fan, as well as a Civil War history enthusiast. He had a knack for decorating, and loved landscaping and maintaining his beautiful lawn and garden. He took great joy in family gatherings and events.

Polly Chisum (Attended) passed away Oct. 23, 2017. Polly was a teacher for over 26 years and she retired from Clovis Public Schools. She loved God and her grandchildren. Polly was a member of the 21st Church of Christ and served alongside her church family at Matt 25 Hope Center. Polly enjoyed sewing and crocheting. She was an avid San Antonio Spurs fan. Roberta Scott (Staff) passed away March 24, 2018. She joined the University as a nurse in 1973 and remained in that capacity until 1985 when she became the director of Health Services. She retired in 1993. Roberta was the wife of Jack Scott (Staff), longtime ENMU football coach. She is remembered as a “kindhearted” nurse, to whom everyone hoped to talk.

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