by Ashley Galloway
Maggie Gomez, a student from Farmington, New Mexico, chose to attend Eastern New Mexico University because of the “great reputation” of its music program.
The senior is working toward her bachelor’s degree in music education with a choral emphasis. She takes all of her classes on campus, so she is surrounded by other music students and the music faculty.
She loves Eastern because of its smaller size, which allows classes to be smaller and encourages students to establish relationships with peers and professors.
“The professors really invest in you as a student and as a person,” she said.
Maggie says the music program has helped her because undergraduates are cast in lead roles in school productions and are able to participate in the highest level ensembles. She feels this has been “a huge advantage” in her education at ENMU.
She also feels prepared to get a job after graduation because “having a degree from this university gives an immediate good impression” to employers.
“I would absolutely recommend ENMU to future students and have loved my experience at this school and in this town,” she said.