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The President's Ambassadors are students who demonstrate a passion and love for ENMU. They represent Eastern to prospective students, their families and the community at large in on-campus events such as Green and Silver Preview Day, campus tours, high school visits, as well as off-campus events like the ENMU Homecoming Parade. They also assist Enrollment Services with day-to-day operations, including general office tasks and recruiting-related duties.

The goal of the President's Ambassadors is to accurately inform you, as prospective students and parents, about ENMU's mission and philosophy, academic programs, faculty and students, physical facilities, social opportunities, developmental programs, and student services. They show the true spirit of Eastern by demonstrating sincerity, enthusiasm, authenticity, interest and helpfulness to help you feel welcome, comfortable and positive about your ENMU experience.

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Lesley Arrieta


Lesley Arrieta

Hometown:
Hobbs, New Mexico

Major:
Social work

Favorite Spot on Campus:
The Campus Union; it's a great place to meet new people, have fun in activities organized by our own students, and enjoy great food.

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
Students and staff here are very friendly. No one ever has to worry about fitting in because everyone is very accepting of one another. I never felt alone my first year; it was so easy to make friends. I love the idea of being one big family! Not to mention the amazing staff and faculty that also makes ENMU great: our amazing professors who encourage every step you take, and our staff, who are attentive to your needs and concerns. ENMU not only helps students get a degree but they also prepare students for their futures. Becoming a Greyhound was the easiest decision I made.

Organizations and Activities:
VOICES

Tanner Banister


Tanner Bannister

Hometown:
Clovis, New Mexico

Major:
Business administration with an emphasis in marketing and personal finance

Favorite Spot on Campus:
The Campus Union, because not only is it a place to enjoy a meal, but there are a lot of people to meet and you can find out a lot of what is happening on campus.

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
I love being an ENMU Greyhound because there is so much unity. Portales is a small town, so you become close with a lot of the people around you. It's what really separates Eastern from other colleges.

Organizations and Activities:
Eastern Business Club, Delta Mu Delta

Jacob Hall-Bustamante


Jacob Hall-Bustamante

Hometown:
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Major:
Biology with an emphasis in pre-medicine

Favorite Spot on Campus:
The Campus Union

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
I love being an ENMU Greyhound because ENMU has given me memories and experiences that will last a lifetime.

Organizations and Activities:
Student Government, Safe Ride

Eleny Ceniceros


Eleny Ceniceros

Hometown:
Phoenix, Arizona

Major:
Double major in psychology and sociology with a minor in criminal justice

Favorite Spot on Campus:
Jack Williamson Liberal Arts, the library, and the green area with the bench between the Campus Union and the College of Business

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
Eastern has its own special, unique touch that separates it from other universities. Besides being affordable, Eastern has professors who work with their students and help them succeed in college. At ENMU, you will get the most out of your education. Because my professors have spent time working with me, I have been given opportunities to study abroad and participate in graduate research as an undergraduate to help me later on when I get into graduate school. And everyone is so friendly on campus! I have made friendships, memories and have strong relationships with friends, classmates and professors!

Organizations and Activities:
Psychology Research Group, Psyched In!

Alyssa Garza


Alyssa Garza

Hometown:
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Major:
Biology with an emphasis in pre-medicine and a minor in psychology

Favorite Spot on Campus:
The track in our brand new stadium!

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
I love being an ENMU Greyhound because of the friendly atmosphere and small class sizes. You really get to know your professors here at ENMU and they also really get to know you. All of our professors at Eastern want you to succeed and will do everything in their power to help you reach your goals and walk across that stage. I have made some amazing friends I know will last a lifetime. I encourage you to get involved and make memories! Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and chase your dreams!

Organizations and Activities:
Caduceus Society, Peer Mentor

Heath Gossett


Heath Gossett

Hometown:
Lubbock, Texas

Major:
Digital filmmaking

Favorite Spot on Campus:
The Art Annex, it has all my favorite things, lights, cameras and clay!

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
I love being a Greyhound because ENMU is a place where I can really get to know my professors, and get the personal touch that makes me feel welcome and safe.

Organizations and Activities:
Spectrum College Ministry

Ashlynn Idsinga


Ashlynn Idsinga

Hometown:
Portales, New Mexico

Major:
Elementary education with endorsements in math and general science

Favorite Spot on Campus:
Greyhound Stadium because tailgating with my family and friends is always a blast, and I love getting to cheer on the Hounds as a member of the ENMU Spirit Squad!

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
Small size! I always feel right at home here on campus, and I know my professors genuinely care about my success.

Organizations and Activities:
Spirit Squad, Kappa Delta Pi, Spectrum College Ministry

Hunter Irwin


Hunter Irwin

Hometown:
Clovis, New Mexico

Major:
Music with an emphasis in instrumental performance

Favorite Spot on Campus:
The Music Building practice rooms!

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
I love being an ENMU Greyhound because of the campus and class sizes. I feel so comfortable in all of my classes, and I find it really easy to meet people and make friends. Eastern and the music program easily became my second home.

Organizations and Activities:
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, CNAfME, Greyhound Sound, Wind Symphony, Jazz Band

Ryli Johns


Ryli Johns

Hometown:
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Major:
Communicative disorders with a double minor in health and human services, and social work

Favorite Spot on Campus:
The Campus Union

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
We are like a giant family. Everyone is super friendly. Plus, we aren't just numbers here. All of my professors know my name.

Organizations and Activities:
Spectrum College Ministry, NSSLHA

Lauren Erin Lopez


Lauren Lopez

Hometown:
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Major:
Art with an emphasis in graphic design

Favorite Spot on Campus:
I love the entire campus, but if I had to pick one place it would be the Art and Anthropology Building. The location is beautiful and it's a relaxing place to spend free time and study.

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
I love being an ENMU Greyhound because the people and place are home and family. I'm the happiest I've ever been, attending Eastern. The faculty are amazing and it feels like everyone on campus is family. Eastern is a very personal place to spend your undergraduate or graduate years. ENMU has also helped me to become the person I've always wanted to be. This university has provided so many opportunities for personal and professional growth and the faculty is incredibly supportive.

Organizations and Activities:
President's Ambassadors, President of AIGA ENMU Student Group, American Institute for Graphic Artists

Jessica Marquez


Jessica Marquez

Hometown:
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Major:
Biology with an emphasis in pre-medicine with a minor in chemistry

Favorite Spot on Campus:
The Dr. Antonio "Tony" Gennaro Natural History Museum because it has a diverse collection of animals

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
I love being an ENMU Greyhound because I know the courses I’m taking will prepare me for graduate school. I have met both students and professors who have a genuine interest in my career path and have introduced opportunities to help me continue that path. Overall, ENMU has a great and comfortable learning environment.

Organizations and Activities:
Pre-Dental Society, Caduceus Health Society, Spanish Club

Joseph Miller


Joseph Miller

Hometown:
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Major:
Digital filmmaking

Favorite Spot on Campus:
Editing videos or creating special effects in the Art and Anthropology Building.

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
When I came to ENMU, I did not know a single person. After the first weekend, I had already made friends who I am still very close with today. I have met professors and faculty who are genuinely invested in my success. This school has such a welcoming environment and has been the perfect place for me to grow into my own and become independent. The town is so peaceful and welcoming and ENMU will forever be a special place where I have learned to be the best person I can possibly be.

Organizations and Activities:
Film Club, Drama Fest, Independent Film Making, Theater Productions.

Mariah Moreno


Mariah Moreno

Hometown:
Roswell, New Mexico

Major:
Biology with an emphasis in pre-medicine and a minor in music

Favorite Spot on Campus:
My favorite spot on campus is the Music Building. There is never a second without some sort of entertainment, whether it be the many concerts they have, band and choir rehearsals, or just the awesome students throughout the building.

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
I love being at a school that cares more about their students’ well-being than the number of students who attend. I love the personal connection Eastern makes with students and parents. It’s also awesome how ENMU is supportive of all organizations on campus.

Organizations and Activities:
Greyhound Sound Band, Jazz Band, Kappa Kappa Psi

Christina Pease


Christina Pease

Hometown:
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Major:
Animal science

Favorite Spot on Campus:
The Campus Union

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
I love attending Eastern because of the atmosphere on campus. The small class sizes and school activities create a great sense of community.

Organizations and Activities:
ENMU Softball

Thomas Pitman


Thomas Pitman

Hometown:
Lubbock, Texas

Major:
Double major in accounting and finance

Favorite Spot on Campus:
The Pergola

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
ENMU gives students endless possibilities. It is a peaceful and active environment where you get to enjoy your college experience and get the right education you need as you are looking for the next step in life after you get your degree.

Organizations and Activities:
Accounting/Financing Club

Savannah Reyes


Savannah Reyes

Hometown:
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Major:
Biology with an emphasis in pre-medicine and a minor in psychology

Favorite Spot on Campus:
My favorite spot on campus would have to be the coffee shop Brewed Awakening. It is a peaceful place to study and the coffee is always great. 

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
I love being an ENMU Greyhound because of the small class sizes. It gives you an opportunity to connect more personally with your professors. Here at ENMU, you are more than just a number to them. They will go out of their way to ensure you succeed.

Organizations and Activities:
Chi Omega Fraternity, Caduceus Health Society  

Steven Strong


Steven Strong

Hometown:
Carlsbad, New Mexico

Major:
Communication with an emphasis in public relations

Favorite Spot on Campus:
The patio outside of Zime

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
There are amazing and unique people everywhere and you can always find a way to be involved. The campus is beautiful and has a great atmosphere.

Organizations and Activities:
LGBTQPAS, Film Club

Kekoa VonSchriltz


Kekoa VonSchriltz

Hometown:
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Major:
Double major in psychology and criminal justice

Favorite Spot on Campus:
Coffee shop

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
I love being a Greyhound because of Eastern's size and friendly atmosphere. The smaller size of the school allows students to have more hands-on experiences in their professional fields than students at a larger university. The main goal of faculty and staff 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.

Organizations and Activities:
Student Regent, Kappa Sigma, Safe Ride