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The ENMU Foundation recently honored emeritus faculty at a luncheon on campus.
Emeritus Faculty Honored were:
Dr. William Calton
Dr.William Calton taught Intermediate Algebra as a graduate assistant in1961-62 when Floyd Golden was President of ENMU. He subsequently taughtmathematics and computer science during each administration throughthat of Dr. Frost. He earned his B.S. in Mathematics and Physics and anM.S. in Mathematics at ENMU. He studied mathematics at the Universityof Oklahoma and NMSU, receiving a Ph.D. from the latter in 1971. Dr.Calton took a position as Assistant Professor of Mathematics in 1967,later becoming Professor, and serving as chairman of the department forseven years. He served as Chairman of the Southwestern Section of theMathematics Association of America and was named a National ScienceFoundation Science Faculty Fellow and a Lecturer for the New MexicoAcademy of Science. His university committee service was extensive,including chairing the committee to submit the original Plan forAcademic Assessment and being elected to three terms as President ofthe Faculty Senate. Dr. Calton retired in 1996, having taught at ENMUfor 30 years.
Mr. B. B. Lees
B.B.Lees came to Eastern in 1956 as an Instructor in Physical Education andAssistant Football Coach. He retired in 1993, was asked to complete hissuccessor's term, and retired again in 1997 as an Associate Professorand Athletic Director. He became Chairman of the Physical EducationDepartment and Athletic Director in 1975. Lees was the head coach infootball, baseball, track, tennis and golf at different times duringhis tenure at Eastern. In 1995, he was placed in the NAIA Hall of Fame.The Lone Star Conference honored him with the Hall of Honors award in1999. Over the years Lees served on several national committees:American Football Coaches Association, Registration Committee and SmallCollege All-American Selection Committees. He was president of the NAIAGolf Coaching Association twice. He co-authored the Golf Constitutionand Bylaws and the revision of the NAIA Tournament Director's Handbook.With Mr. Lees' guidance, ENMU became a member of the Lone StarConference in 1984 and was admitted into the NCAA in 1985.
Dr. Victoria Sanchez
Dr.Victoria Sanchez received her B.B.A. and MBA from ENMU and her Ph.D.from Arizona State. In her 28 years of service to the University, sheserved as Department Chair numerous times, as Graduate Coordinator, onFaculty Senate, and on many university and college committees,including Diversity, Women's Studies, Curriculum, Program Review andvarious search committees. Dr. Sanchez always maintained her highacademic standards, while sometimes going to extreme measures to ensurethat her students realized those standards, too. She was a member ofPhi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Southwest Academy of Management and theAmerican Academy of Advertising. Dr. Sanchez retired in 2001 asAssistant Professor Emerita of Management.
Dr. Jack Secor
Retiringin 1988 as Professor Emeritus of Biology, Dr. Jack Secor dedicated 21years of his teaching career at ENMU. Dr. Secor earned his Ph.D. inBotany and Soil Science from Washington State University (1956) andlater studied biochemistry at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute(1963-1965). He was a member of the Ecological Society of America, theAmerican Institute of Biological Sciences, American Institute ofChemists, American Association for the Advancement of Science and acounselor for the New Mexico Institute of Chemists. Dr. Secor washonored as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists in 1969.Sharing his research with the science community, Dr. Secor publishedand co-authored numerous articles. The biography of Dr. Secor was alsoincluded in the Hunt Botanical Library of the Hunt Institute forBotanical Documentation of Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh,PA. He was also included in the 1969 edition of "Personalities of theWest and Midwest".
Dr. Candido Tafoya
Dr.Candido Tafoya was hired in 1970 as an Assistant Professor in ModernLanguage. Dr. Tafoya received his Ph.D. in Latin-American Literaturefrom Texas Tech University in 1985 with a minor study in PeninsularLiterature, Linguistics and French. He coordinated and was theinstructor for two study abroad courses. In the summer of 1970, hepresided over a course in Valencia, Spain and in the summer of 1979 toChihuahua, Mexico. His publications include "Evaluations of theBilingual Education Program, Clovis Municipal Schools", "A ProcessModel Evaluation of a Bilingual Education Program", "El naturalismo enlas obras de Baldomero Lillo" and "La filosofía mexicana desde 1910hasta nuestros días". Dr. Tafoya gave of his time and dedication toserve on the faculty evaluation committee for languages and literature,the Faculty Senate, the Chicano Affairs, as the Advisor for the ENMUSpanish Club and AHORA Club, and as Chairman of the Scholarship andFinancial Aid Committee. After 24 years of dedication to students andthe classroom experience, Dr. Tafoya retired in 1994 as AssociateProfessor Emeritus of Modern Languages.
Dr. William Wood
Dr.William (Bill) Wood dedicated his 31 years of service to the ENMUSchool of Music before his retirement in 1999. He holds a Ph.D. inMusic Education from the University of Oklahoma (1979) and a M.S. inPiano from Kansas State University (1961). As Professor Emeritus ofMusic, his teaching specialty was Music Elementary Education. In hisyears at ENMU, Dr. Wood served his discipline in many outstandingcapacities, including the position of Graduate Coordinator and Directorof the School of Music. He regularly published articles in leadingprofessional journals and, over the years, presented numerousworkshops, lectures and demonstrations on both the local and nationallevel. Dr. Wood is particularly noted for his memorable hand bells,both at Eastern and in the community. Dr. Wood was also a member of PhiKappa Phi.
Dr. Ralph Black
In1938, Dr. Ralph Black was offered a job at ENMJC teaching industrialarts and doing the college's printing. He stayed with ENMU for 31 yearsbefore retiring in 1969 as Professor Emeritus of Industrial Education.Dr. Black received his B.A. degree from Eastern, his M.A. degree fromColorado State College and was awarded his Doctor of Education Degreein Industrial Education from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.
Hetaught Industrial Education and was director of the University Pressduring his years at ENMU. Dr. Black also served for nine years aschairman of the School of Technology. He was also a charter member ofthe Faculty Senate when it was organized in 1961. After retiring hecontinued in the printing industry operating Triangle Press until 1985before beginning his second retirement. Dr. Black continued to printhis own checks and other personal jobs.
Dr. George Jones
Dr.George Jones joined the ENMU staff in 1963 as an associate professorand was also Director of the Reading Center from 1964-1966. Hisacademic career path quickly moved Dr. Jones from the classroom settingto administrative positions. In 1966, he served as Director of thefirst Upward Bound Program. In 1967, Dr. Jones became Director ofRegistration and Scheduling. After several years as Assistant andAssociate Dean of Academic Affairs, he was named Dean of AcademicAffairs in 1974. He was later named Executive Vice President forAcademic Affairs and Administration and served in this position untilhis retirement.
Dr. Jonesreceived the 1975 President's Award in recognition of professionalcontributions and leadership in academic administration. In 1987,retired ENMU administrator Dr. Jones was recognized by the Office ofAcademic Affairs for his organization and development of the Council ofProfessor Emeriti (COPE) that was formed at ENMU in 1983.