October 2017

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 18 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.

Behind the Scenes with the Homecoming King

Everything you need to know about Joshua Alvarez, ENMU's Homecoming King. Joshua Alvarez is an Eastern New Mexico University senior and was recently crowned Homecoming King 2017. His major is commu... read more..

Success Spotlight

ENMU Student Participates in Color Guard, Mu Alpha Nu and More

Malikah Rashid chose to attend ENMU when her professor from the University of West Georgia, Dr. Kerriann Marden, encouraged her to "go west to study anthropology and archaeology." "I love the peopl... read more..


English Instructor Authors Book of Gothic Short Stories

Cheryll Powell Hendershot has authored a new book titled "Beyond the Closet Wall: Ten Weird Stories." Ms. Hendershot’s garden. Cheryll Powell Hendershot, instructor of English in the Department ... read more..


Biology Instructor Excited to Teach at ENMU

Dr. Simina Ventila wants to "get more students interested in and excited about biology." Dr. Simina Ventila, a biology instructor at Eastern New Mexico University, wants to "get more students inter... read more..

Desiree Cooper

Karen Van Ruiten Serves as New Executive Secretary to the President and Board of Regents

"I look forward to establishing working relationships with new departments. I've made a treasure trove of friends over the years through my experiences at ENMU," says Karen Van Ruiten, who began worki read more..

Alumni Success

Greyhound Grad Returns to ENMU as Director of Alumni Affairs

Greyhound Grad Annamaria Short is continuing her Eastern Experience as the new director of Alumni Affairs at Eastern New Mexico University. Greyhound Grad Annamaria Short is continuing her Eastern ... read more..


Retired Employee Calls ENMU Her "Second Home"

Betty Dever, who retired from her position as a financial aid specialist after 22 years of employment on Oct. 1, discusses her time at ENMU. Betty at her retirement reception. Betty Dever retired... read more..

Success Spotlight

Digital Filmmaking Major Dreams of Winning an Oscar

"I have always dreamed of getting an Oscar for a film I have directed," says Sydney Henderson, an ENMU student majoring in digital filmmaking major with a minor in theater. Sydney Henderson, who is read more..

Success Spotlight
Desiree Cooper

ENMU Student Represents Culture as Reina

Kaitlyn Rael was named the ENMU Reina on Sept. 20. The Reina, which is the Spanish word for queen, represents her culture at events throughout the year. Kaityln with Gabe Gonzalez, the 2017 Rey. ... read more..

Success Spotlight

The Greatest Greyhound Female Athlete: Lauren Frye

Meet Lauren Frye, the recipient of two "Greatest Greyhound Female Athlete" awards. Lauren Frye, an Eastern New Mexico University senior pursuing a bachelor's degree in biology, has always had a tal... read more..


New Professor from Tennessee Looks Forward to Exploring New Mexico

Dr. Jayson Evaniuck, assistant professor of education foundations and secondary education, discusses moving to Portales from Tennessee. Dr. Jayson Evaniuck, assistant professor of education foundat... read more..


The Golden Years (Part 2)

A recap of "The Golden Years: 1928-1960," a book written by the second president of ENMU. Written by Dr. Floyd Golden, the late second president of Eastern New Mexico University, "The Golden Years:... read more..

Success Spotlight

CDIS Student Chose Major to Help People

"I chose this field because it is a great way to help people," said Tatiana Sonnenberg, a communicative disorders major. "I have always had a heart for helping others." Tatiana Sonnenberg, a commun read more..


On the Road to ENMU: Meet New Assistant Softball Coach Jade Rhodes

"ENMU Athletics strives to build a community that encourages all sports teams and students to support each other," says Jade Rhodes, the new assistant coach of the ENMU softball team. Photo from Au read more..


TRIO Employee Reflects on Childhood, Looks Forward

Esthela Banuelos, the tutoring and educational activities coordinator for TRIO Student Support Services at ENMU, discusses her past and plans for the future. Esthela Banuelos, the tutoring and educ... read more..

Academic Highlights
Desiree Cooper

ENMU Instructor Named President-Elect of SCOLAS

"I love teaching. I love my students. I love teaching diversity. I love introducing the importance of native languages. I love training teachers on how to work with students who are learning English," read more..

Success Spotlight

ENMU Helps Graduate Student in His Career

"Eastern has a very good reputation in the business and having it as a credit on your resume helps get your foot in the door," says Leon Natker, a graduate assistant. Eastern New Mexico University read more..

Eastern Experience

From High School to Grad School: Why I Chose ENMU

Patricia Duran, a graduate student, shares how she overcame challenges to become a Greyhound. I remember walking into my high school guidance counselor's office with my mind made up. For the past t... read more..

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