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New ENMU Sergeant Retired from New Mexico State Police
by Shantiana White
“Working for the campus will be a nice change of pace.” – Chad Davis
When he finds the time, Chad Davis, Sergeant for ENMU Campus Police, enjoys refurbishing antique furniture.
He has several projects underway, and recently finished a dresser from the 1830s.
“I take it apart, re-finish everything, and replace anything that’s damaged. “Often times I end up having to take a piece completely apart to repair broken or lose parts and refinish,” said Sergeant Davis.
|Chad Davis with "Brady Bunch"|
Sgt. Davis decided to join the ENMU Campus Police because it gave him the opportunity to continue serving in law enforcement.
“I retired as a New Mexico State Police Sergeant after 21 years of service. Working for ENMU allows me to draw my retirement and keep the same state health care,” said Sergeant Davis.
He is still adjusting to the job because he has only been working less than a week.
“Working for the campus will be a nice change of pace,” said the recreational motorcyclist.
2012 New Mexico State Fair where Chad Davis was assigned as Sergeant to field operations (bottom row centered)
Sergeant Davis has spent time as a Criminal Agent for State Police, assigned to District 7 in Taos, for almost four years. While assigned to investigations Sergeant Davis dealt with incidents ranging from white collar crimes to murder. Four years later, he was promoted to Sergeant for New Mexico State Police and assigned to District 6 in Grants. In 2007, Sgt. Davis moved to Clovis where he retired from the New Mexico State Police in October of this year.
“I was the first one to become a law enforcement officer in my family. I was interested in the job because every day was a challenge, you never knew what you were going to get into,” said Sgt. Davis.
Car 7 Old Fort Days. Chad is Sergeant on left; Sergeant Clint Varnell is on right.
“Real estate is something I want to get into and the Portales/Clovis area seems like a great place to start. Recently, a group of friends and I began a business venture and invested in a three-bedroom house near the ENMU campus. The house rented out not long after it was put up for rent,” said the hunter.
Sgt. Davis has lived in New Mexico most of his life, but lived in Arizona and Texas before moving to New Mexico in his teens.
For him, his family comes first and he calls his family the “Brady Bunch” because he has three children (17, 15 and 10) and three step-children (21, 14 and 2).
U.S. Forest Service Rangers, Lieutenant Michael Avilucea Lucas Avilucea and Sergeant Chad Davis during recovery of inert World War II era bombs in Grants
“I am thankful for the opportunity to work here at Eastern New Mexico University, and look forward to serving the campus and students. The ENMU Police Department has given me a very warm welcome into their family, which I greatly appreciate,” said Sgt. Davis.
Charles Broz's "International Bread Baking" class delivered a gingerbread village to the Baptist Children’s Home last week. The village consisted of 15 gingerbread houses, including a city hall, church, fire station (with fire truck), bakery, auto shop, and general store.
|Jason and Kayla Paulk Perfom in Carnegie Hall|
|Jason and Kayla in front of Carnegie Hall Marquee|
Jason and Kayla Paulk recently returned from New York, N.Y., where Jason conducted and Kayla was rehearsal pianist and performance organist for Vivaldi's Gloria. The performance was preceded by three days of choral, orchestral and soloist rehearsals.
|Jason at Front Doors of Carnegie Hall|
The soloists and orchestral members were professional musicians from New York, N.Y. The festival chorus was comprised of singers from Staten Island, N.Y. (Wagner College); Eugene, Ore.; Carlsbad, N.M.; and Albuquerque.
|First Warm-Ups with Choir|
The audience, which nearly filled Carnegie Hall, gave a lengthy and enthusiastic standing ovation, with shouts of "bravo" resounding through the historic hall.
|A Night at the Metropolitan Opera House|
Other highlights of the Paulks' trip were an impromptu meeting with Rojun Alexander (ENMU alumnus, 2011) on a subway train; an impromptu meeting with world-class trumpet player Wynton Marsalis; and an impromptu meeting with Mario Batali at his famed Greenwich Village restaurant, Babbo; meeting up at Carnegie Hall with
|Bumping into Former ENMU Student Rojun Alexander on the Subway|
Christian Robles, one of Jason's students at his first teaching job (Deltona High School in Florida); entertaining Kayla's brother, Greg, and his family in their Maestro Suite (named dressing room) backstage at Carnegie Hall; and attending performances of "Matilda" (Shubert Theatre), "Wicked" (Gershwin Theatre), and "Rigoletto" (Metropolitan Opera House).
|Bumping Into Wynton Marsalis on the Streets of New York|
|Former ENMU Student Knew Hollywood Greats|
|(courtesy of Hobbs News-Sun)|
|Reporter Produces Student Film|
Christina Calloway (red cap), the senior reporter for the Portales News-Tribune, wrote and directed a student film for Jon Barr's class which was shot in the Administration Building on Saturday. Also appearing in it were reporters (middle) Kevin Wilson and (not pictured) Alisa Boswell. Monday Memo editor Wendel Sloan played a boss in the film, which was shot by ENMU student Josh Lucero and featured other ENMU students. (photo by Wendel Sloan)
James Ballard passed away on Sunday, Dec. 1. He worked for the Portales ENMU IT department from 7/23/1999 to 9/1/2000. He then worked for the Roswell IT department from 9/15/2000 to 8/3/2001. His obituary is at the following link: http://www.andersonbethany.com/obituaries/James-Ballard/#!/Obituary
|ENMU Grad Was Public School Teacher|
|(courtesy of DeBaca County News)|