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MOU to Enhance Transfer Student Success

Student Success Bill Celebrated at ENMU
PORTALES, NM – Jan. 13, 2022 – Eastern New Mexico University invited New Mexico Sen. Gay Kernan and community college presidents to ENMU-Portales to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance transfer student success, an initiative defined in Senate Bill 77. ... [ Continue ]

Foundation Elk Raffle nets $30,000

… to assist in student success! ENMU-Ruidoso Foundation’s recent 2021 New Mexico Elk Tag raffle netted more than $30,000 for ENMU-Ruidoso programs and student success. “The raffle has been a positive addition to our annual fundraising goals,” says ENMU-Ruidoso Foundation Development Director, Rhonda Vincent. ... [ Continue ]

NM Lottery Scholarship News

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New Mexico Lotter Scholarship to cover full tuition for first time in six years Increased revenues and state funding enable 100% restoration for 2021-2022 school year SANTA FE [June 4, 2021] – The New Mexico Higher Education Department has announced that the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship will cover the full amount of tuition for eligible students at all public and Tribal colleges and universities for the 2021-2022 school year. ... [ Continue ]

Closer to Completion

Artist rendering showing renovated exterior of ENMU-Ruidoso
Bond C passage helps finalize long-held vision for community With 55-percent of the vote, Lincoln County voters approved the New Mexico Higher Education GO Bond C on Nov. 3, making it possible for the college to move forward to complete its three-phase renovation plan which began in 2019. ... [ Continue ]

April 1, 2020

Thank You to Students, A Message from ENMU-Ruidoso President, Dr. Ryan Carstens
Dear ENMU-Ruidoso Students: What an amazing group of students you are! We are so impressed with your incredible response to our new reality that has been created by the coronavirus. The great majority of students are continuing with their studies and seem to be thriving as best they can. ... [ Continue ]

Needs of students prioritized during COVID-19 pandemic

ENMU-Ruidoso responds quickly to student needs during COVID-19 shutdown
(Ruidoso, NM)—Like other colleges and universities around the country, ENMU-Ruidoso was challenged in early March to provide a quick response to limiting campus access while providing instruction to students during the COVID-19 pandemic. And, like its larger sister colleges and universities, ENMU-Ruidoso responded. ... [ Continue ]

For Immediate Release; March 16, 2020

Dr. D. Ryan Carstens
ENMU-Ruidoso Branch Community College President Dr. Ryan Carstens has announced that he has accepted a mission and leadership calling to serve at the worldwide headquarters of his church.  He will help the church’s education system to develop systemic approaches, architectures, and procedures to enable collaborative delivery of online college classes and programs worldwide. ... [ Continue ]

Treptow and Romero sworn in for new terms on College Board

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ENMU-Ruidoso College Board members Brad Treptow and Marla Romero were sworn in for new terms at the board’s March meeting recently. Both were elected unopposed in the Nov. 5 general election. Treptow, the current board chair, received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a minor in Marketing from New Mexico State University. ... [ Continue ]

College Board Approves Development of New Workforce Programs

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ENMU-Ruidoso college board members wasted little time following the school’s successful bond referendum on Nov. 5 (2019) to approve curriculum for three workforce programs described during the bond campaign. Board members unanimously approved new programs in Fermentation Science, Construction Trades and Wind Energy at its Nov. ... [ Continue ]