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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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Lidia Baldonado


Lidia Baldonado

Hometown:
Algodones, New Mexico

Major:
Animal and Dairy Science with an emphasis in pre-veterinary medicine and a minor in agriculture

Favorite Spot on Campus:
My favorite spot on campus is the AG building. Whether I'm there to study, hang out, work, or take care of club business, I feel a sense of home away from home.

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
I love being an ENMU Greyhound because trying to balance everything that life throws at you along with the usual homesick blues is hard at best and having a sense of unity and family wherever you go makes it better.

Organizations and Activities:
ENMU Pre-Vet Club, Thomas More Newman Center, AG Club, Gates Millennium Scholar

Caitlin Baker


Caitlin Baker

Hometown:
Amarillo, Texas

Major:
Anthropology with an emphasis in archaeology

Favorite Spot on Campus:
My favorite spot on campus is the Golden Student Success Center, because there are a lot of quiet places to study, and if you get tired you can go to Einstein Bros. Bagels for coffee.

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
I love being a Greyhound because ENMU has a really great program for my major. ENMU has also been really great about offering affordable education along with several additional benefits.

Organizations and Activities:
Mu Alpha Nu

Lauren Bagwell


Lauren Bagwell

Hometown:
Portales, New Mexico

Major:
Business Administration with an emphasis in management

Favorite Spot on Campus:
The Golden Student Success Center, because not only are you able to study and get homework done in a comfortable environment, but there are always activities being advertised that you can attend.

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
I love being an ENMU Greyhound because the faculty and staff are always looking to help students succeed, and the students are always friendly! Student Success really is what it's all about!

Organizations and Activities:
ENMU Business Club, Spectrum College Ministry

Kylie Colvill


Kylie Colvill

Hometown:
Los Lunas, New Mexico

Major:
Elementary Education/Special Education with endorsement in social studies

Favorite Spot on Campus:
The new Golden Student Success Center. It is such a great place to hang out with friends, take a nap, and focus on homework. My favorite thing in this building is the brodies. They are so comfortable and create an environment to get away from the world.

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
I love that I get to have a personal relationship with my professors. The faculty and staff at ENMU are all extremely dedicated to student success. This helps me excel in my classes and keep up my GPA!

Organizations and Activities:
VOICES, Spectrum College Ministry

Megan Erlandson


Megan Erlandson

Hometown:
Aztec, New Mexico

Major:
Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing

Favorite Spot on Campus:
My favorite spot is the Golden Student Success Center because it's a comfortable environment to study, have group meetings, or even just meet up with some friends after class. I like that there's coffee and food available along with WiFi and all the power outlets!

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
Being an ENMU greyhound is amazing because of all the opportunities and resources open to students. ENMU gives me every tool I could ever want to succeed as well as top-of-the-line facilities to study and hang out in. My professors and even my supervisors at work are willing to work with me, support me with my activities, and teach me skills to grow as a person.

Organizations and Activities:
Zeta Tau Alpha, Spectrum College Ministry, VOICES

Kathleen Freyer


Kathleen Freyer

Hometown:
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Major:
Elementary Education/Special Education

Favorite Spot on Campus:
My favorite spot is the Golden Student Success Center. It is so nice in there, I can always go and find my friends hanging out and studying there. It's a great place to study and I spend most of my time there.

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
I love being a Greyhound because at Eastern I know I belong. I have a great support system with my professors and friends always there for me I can excel here at Eastern. Also a huge bonus is that I love how beautiful our campus is all year round.

Organizations and Activities:
Zeta Tau Alpha, Wake, VOICES

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:
Alpha Psi Omega, Spectrum College Ministry

Zachary Laurenz


Zachary Laurenz

Hometown:
Portales, New Mexico

Major:
Business Administration with an emphasis in applied economics and finance

Favorite Spot on Campus:
My favorite spot on campus has to be the CUB. There you can hang out with your friends, get a good meal, and find out a lot of things that are happening on campus.

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
I love being a Greyhound since everyone is so friendly and helpful. The small town feel of the university makes me feel at home.

Laramie Mahan


Laramie Mahan

Hometown:
Camp Verde, Arizona

Major:
Wildlife and Fisheries Science

Favorite Spot on Campus:
The Golden Student Success Center, because it is a wonderful place to study and feel relaxed at the same time. I love the resources that are available to students, and the ability to have effective group study sessions.

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
I love being an ENMU Greyhound because of the connections you can make with students and professors. Being able to talk one on one really helps to be successful in classes as well as make the most of the whole college experience.

Organizations and Activities:
ENMU Rodeo Team, Fish and Wildlife Club

Jessica F. Marquez


Jessica F. Marquez

Hometown:
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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

Favorite Spot on Campus:
Roosevelt Hall, because it houses the Gennaro Natural History Museum, the Miles Mineral Museum and a peaceful computer lab.

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
I love being an ENMU Greyhound because I am gaining the knowledge and skills needed for life after graduation. The skills are acquired from both educational and professional settings around campus, but always while having fun. The faculty and staff are always willing to help with academics or personal problems. Overall, ENMU is friendly and has a comfortable learning environment, which makes it feel like home.

Organizations and Activities:
Spanish Club, Caduceus Health Society

Mariah Moreno


Mariah Moreno

Hometown:
Roswell, New Mexico

Major:
Double major in Psychology and Criminal Justice with a minor in biology

Favorite Spot on Campus:
My favorite spot on campus is the new Golden Student Success Center! It has the cool interactive way finder, awesome study rooms' upstairs, nice artwork, and a relaxing environment. When I'm not working in the GSSC you can find me doing my homework there. It also has Einstein Bros. Bagels inside it as well, which is a great addition to the GSSC!

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. Eastern gives you a quality education at a price you won't find anywhere else! When they say "Student Success is what we're all about" they mean it and live by it.

Organizations and Activities:
Greyhound Sound Band, Kappa Kappa Psi, Greyhound Guide, Spirit Squad

Christina Pease


Christina Pease

Hometown:
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Major:
Animal and Dairy Science with emphasis in pre-veterinary medicine

Favorite Spot on Campus:
The new Golden Student Success Center, because it is a quiet, cozy place to study with lots of natural lighting.

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
I love being a Greyhound because of the small class sizes, and the sense of community throughout the University. Having a smaller student to faculty ratio means that the professors are able to connect with you and ensure your success at ENMU.

Organizations and Activities:
ENMU Pre-Veterinary Club, Spectrum College Ministry

Jordyn Peralta


Jordyn Peralta

Hometown:
Los Lunas, New Mexico

Major:
Social Work with a minor in psychology

Favorite Spot on Campus:
My favorite spot on campus would have to be the new Golden Student Success Center. This is my new favorite spot because I have the opportunity to study with friends, take advantage of the resources offered, and meet and collaborate with new people, all while enjoying a warm cup of coffee.

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
I love being an ENMU Greyhound because the campus is full of opportunity. Everywhere you look Eastern offers an abundance of opportunities to get involved, receive help, and to succeed. The friendliness of the campus combined with the small class sizes ensures that you will see and interact with familiar faces, along with meet new people and create friendships.

Organizations and Activities:
Student Association of Social Workers

Chantel Sanchez


Chantel Sanchez

Hometown:
Los Lunas, New Mexico

Major:
Psychology with a minor in criminal justice

Favorite Spot on Campus:
The Campus Union, because there is always something exciting going on such as Movie Nights and Casino Nights.

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
I love being an ENMU Greyhound because the unity the campus brings. Making friends isn't hard and there is always someone willing to help you on anything you need help with.

Organizations and Activities:
Forensic Science Society, Associated Students Activities Board

Cecilia Torres


Cecilia Torres

Hometown:
Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Major:
Forensic Biology with a minor in criminal justice

Favorite Spot on Campus:
I have two: the Campus Union Building and the Golden Student Success Center. The Campus Union building is like the social heart of campus and a great way to meet new people and get involved. The Golden Student Success Center is such an amazing study place, I could stay there forever.

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
The community is so kind and welcoming. You feel right at home and know you have so much support anywhere you look.

Organizations and Activities:
Forensic Science Society, ASAB, ENMU Spanish Club.

Casey Trujillo


Casey Trujillo

Hometown:
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Major:
Communicative Disorders

Favorite Spot on Campus:
Golden Student Success Center and Einstein Bros. Bagels

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
I love being a greyhound because of the great atmosphere on campus. Everyone is always so friendly and willing to help you with anything. Also, I love that the class sizes are small.

Organizations and Activities:
NSSLHA

Kekoa VonSchriltz


Kekoa VonSchriltz

Hometown:
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Major:
Psychology with a minor in criminal justice

Favorite Spot on Campus:
The Golden Student Success Center because it’s a great place to not only study before, after and between classes. There also a lot of people to meet and has a great area to grab a quick snack before heading off to class.

Why I Love Being an ENMU Greyhound:
I love being an ENMU Greyhound because of the amazing campus and fantastic community. Portales is a small town, so everyone practically knows everyone and you always run into a friendly face around town. It's what really separates Eastern from other colleges.

Organizations and Activities:
Eastern New Mexico University Regent, Brother of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Psychology honors society Psi Chi, Director of ENMU Safe Ride program, former student senator for the college of liberal arts and sciences.