Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Garet Ervin
PORTALES--Brian Stein and Monique Garcia are the 2003 Eastern New Mexico
University homecoming king and queen. One thing they both have in common is
that they benefited from their involvement with the College Success Program
These 22-year-old seniors were both talked into running by their friends. "I
was convinced to run by certain faculty members and friends," said Brian.
Monique was nominated by her sorority sisters of Chi Omega and "loves
Eastern so much I decided to do it."
Brian is an agriculture economics major from Roswell and is involved in
Future Farmers of America, Associated Student Activities Board, and the
College Success Program.
Monique is an elementary education major from Gallup and is involved in the
Student Council for Exceptional Children, Rotaract, Chi Omega and the
College Success Program. Brian has given graduate school some thought and
Monique is definitely going but she's not sure where.
Monique says that since she became queen, some students assume that she will
be arrogant, but she is very humbled about winning. After being involved in
the College Success Program for four years, it has been a long trip upward
to becoming homecoming queen.