Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES – Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is sending four students to the Jornadas Fronterizas Border Workshop: Youth Innovating for B-National Development in Austin, Texas, on Nov. 11-12, according to Sue Stockly, associate professor of economics.
Top-ranking college students from universities near the U.S./Mexico border will interact by collaborating in a series of working sessions designed to help improve relations along the U.S./Mexico border by examining such issues as immigration reform, cross-border trade and commerce, drug-related violence and labor mobility using the tools of innovation and lessons from the entrepreneurial community.
The event will bring together graduate and undergraduate students from several Mexican universities in the bordering states of Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Sonora and Tamaulipas and from colleges in Texas, California, New Mexico and Arizona.
Stockly says that the event was open to all majors and presents a unique opportunity for students from diverse academic backgrounds to convene to discuss creative innovation opportunities concerning the Mexico-U.S. border. This event is hosted by a partnership between the IC2 Institute, The University of Texas at Austin and Espacio de Vinculacion A. C.
In addition, Stockly was asked to serve as a facilitator for one of the sessions. She was also asked to recruit students from ENMU’s College of Business to attend.
Each student has received a $1,000 scholarship to cover the workshop fees, plus three nights hotel in Austin.
The students include Si Truijillo, Alan Kinlund, Michael Martinez and Shelby Ellis.
For more information, call Stockly at 575.562.2364.