Meet Us

Ryan Pecotte, Farmington, New Mexico

Biology with an emphasis in Pre-Medicine, Theater minor
Sophomore

Why did you chose to attend Eastern New Mexico University?
I chose to attend ENMU because I could continue to play baseball while getting my education to one day become a doctor. I love the small school and small-town vibes here. I'm not a city boy by any means, so it is nice being out here.

 

   

Hannah Shelter, Hagerman, New Mexico

Business Administration, Accounting minor
Junior

What advice do you have for new students?
Know where your classes are before the first day. Walk around campus and get used to where things are, or how long it will take you. Have enough time during the day to take a break and eat or just sit and relax. College is a stressful time, and you need time to relax before your next class starts.

 

   

Chloe Rae Hammock, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Theatre
Sophomore

The people! The theatre program! The campus! I was definitely drawn to how small it is and how everyone seemed to be so kind. You also can't beat the price. The Theatre lobby is my favorite place to hang out. But I also enjoy the library and the little cafe inside the education building because they're quiet for studying. Oh, and I love the Science Building for no reason whatsoever, besides the fact that the inside is really cool.

 

   

Elaina Nolan, Roswell, New Mexico

Elementary Education
Sophomore

Get involved! It doesn't matter how you do this, but getting involved in something will make it easier to make friends. There are a ton of ways to get involved and always a lot of activity on campus and around the community.

 

   

Patrick Dolce, Moriarity, New Mexico

Civil Engineering/Architecture major
Sophomore

Eastern offered me the best learning environment, with the cheapest in-state university tuition rate. My parents graduated from here, and I’ve found the University as a whole works with me on a very personal level to help me with any problems I run into. My favorite place to go to on campus would be any of the many Christian campus houses/building, e.g. Spectrum, T.M. Newman Center, the Baptist Student Union building, etc.

 

   

Sarai Hernandez, Lovington, New Mexico

Business Administration major with an emphasis in Marketing
Junior

Eastern is great! Everyone around is friendly and I like the fact that is a small university. I feel I'm able to be involved and get noticed as opposed to being just a number at a bigger university. I recommend students should get involved and to focus on their studies but to also not forget to have fun. I think it’s also important to get good grades because I feel other than achieving a good GPA, it opens door to bigger opportunities (such as being a President's Ambassador!).

 

   

Toni Sproule, Raton, New Mexico

Psychology
Senior

The main reason I came to ENMU was because of the friendly atmosphere and the small class sizes. Don't let anyone or anything hold you back. Yes, you are here for an education, but also experience all that ENMU has to offer, all of the clubs, sporting events, comedians, magicians, etc. Have just enough fun to make memories to last a lifetime, but also stay focused on earning your degree.

   

Kyle Stephens, Augusta, Georgia

Biology with an emphasis in Pre-Medicine
Junior

In high school I visited many universities, but I was able to make my decision during my tour at Eastern. The interactions with the staff and students were immensely welcoming. I enjoyed the campus atmosphere, and was able to envision myself flourishing here. Realize the success you have in college correlates with the success in your future career, and ultimately your life.

 

   

Lake Baker, Estancia, New Mexico

Communications with emphasis in Public Relations
Sophomore

The main reason I chose to come to ENMU was the Communications program along with its smaller size. The smaller size of the school allows students to have more hands-on experience in their professional fields than students at a larger university. The best thing about Eastern is that the staff and faculty’s main goal is to help every student succeed. Eastern is all about helping students achieve academic, financial and professional success. Here, it’s not just about getting a degree: it’s about preparing you for your future.

 

   

Isabelle Sackett, Cheyenne, Wyoming

English and Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis on Culinary Arts
Junior

My favorite thing about Eastern are the teachers, definitely. They push me to work hard in my classes now, and challenge me to dream big and excel in the future. My favorite place on campus is outside in the green grassy circle. I can hear the fountain bubbling with water; I love the contrasting colors of the green grass and trees next to the red brick of the buildings and the deep, pure blue of the skies above with puffy white clouds.

 

   

James Idsinga, Portales, New Mexico

Social Work
Sophomore

To me, the best thing about Eastern is the friendly nature of the campus. First of all, I've found some great friendships within the student body. Also, my class instructors are often kind, personal and willing to help. To top it all off though, our University president is known for walking up to students and initiating conversation just so that he may get to know them. I feel the neighborly atmosphere present here at ENMU makes for a rather pleasant experience.

   

Karah Tooley, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Communicative Disorders with a minor in Social Work
Junior

I came to Eastern because I felt welcomed here, I wasn't just a number or another student for someone to deal with. Everyone here is friendly so the transition from home to college was very easy. The advice I would give to an incoming student is that college is what you make it; you should get out there and make friends and not hang out in your dorm all the time. Eastern offers a lot of different activities. Don't miss out on your college experience!

   

Mariah Zerr, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Criminal Justice and Psychology
Junior

The people make the campus! Everyone here is beyond friendly and always willing to help. Watch those sneaky class rotations, though; some classes are only offered one semester every other year. If you miss one, ENMU does their best to keep you on track to graduate, but keep on top of when your classes are offered.

   

Gabby Espinoza, Portales, New Mexico

Accounting
Junior

I chose to come to ENMU for the small class sizes. Also because the professors try to help me succeed in any way they can. They clearly care about me not only as a student, but as a person and they are always there to me help when I need it.

   

Dominique Zamora, Raton, New Mexico

Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Medicine
Sophomore

I chose ENMU because of the affordability and small class sizes. The one-on-one interaction with staff as well as classmates makes a helpful, more effective learning environment. Get involved, meet new people and make memories!

 

   

Naeemah Reese, Roswell, New Mexico

Elementary Education/Special Education
Junior

I came to ENMU because of the diversity around campus and because class sizes are smaller; this is a huge advantage because it is easier to build a relationship with the professors. They get to know you and are so willing to help. I also chose ENMU because I believe the University has one if the best education programs in the state.

   

Jacob Mendoza, Clovis, New Mexico

Business Administration with an emphasis in Management.
Sophomore

The main reason I chose to come to ENMU is the campus. The campus has so much to offer and I know I am going to be getting the best education for me. The thing I like most about ENMU is the small-campus feel. I have the chance to get quality one-on-one time with my professors and am able to reach them easily.

   

Anne Harding, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Business Administration
Junior

I came to ENMU to experience living in a small town and to move away from my home city, Albuquerque, without having to travel too far. I was also very impressed by how friendly people are here and the in-state tuition was in my price range; Eastern is a very affordable school. I would give an incoming student the advice to be friendly and open to new experiences, because you will make wonderful friends and memories at Eastern.

   

Amber Williford, De Soto, Texas

Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Medicine
Senior

think the alley is the best place at ENMU, it is always quiet and you can do homework and use the computers there. My advice for someone looking for a University is to pick a college that feels right for you and somewhere you know you can be successful. Eastern is a great choice!

 

   

Justin Banister, Clovis New, Mexico

Business Major with emphasis in Marketing and Spanish minor
Junior

I chose to come to ENMU because it was so close to home for me and the price was reasonable. I love my family, and being able to see them whenever I want has been a huge blessing for me. I'm far enough away to enjoy the freedom of the college life, but I'm close enough to visit whenever I have free time. I love it! My advice to college students is don't sweat the small things. Make sure you do your school work and take care of other top priority things first, but don't forget to enjoy yourself too. These are your last years of schooling forever and then you have to work for the rest of your life. Make college fun and memorable. Stay on top of your coursework but don't forget to slow down and realize what you have, because you won't be in college forever and the real world waits for no one.

 

   

Hank Delgado, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Political Science and History
Senior

The reason I chose ENMU was because it was close to home, but far away to get independence. I also I really liked how small the class sizes were. My professors are great; their credibility might be the reason to listen to their advice, but at the same time, they are personable, making it easy to approach them to talk to them about anything. Choose a school that fits your needs because everyone's college experience is different, and it is up to you to decide what you want as a part of your college experience.