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Trinese Bolding

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Myk Ewing

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Dr. Thomas Freeman

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Tim Lopez

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Cleo Mow

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Dorothy van der Sterre

ENMU-Ruidoso Welcomes new Faculty and Staff

Nov. 4, 2022
RUIDOSO N.M.– ENMU-Ruidoso Branch Community College welcomed six new employees with the start of the fall semester, three faculty and three staff.

Trinese Bolding began at the college in February as a part-time adult education instructor and now joins the staff as the full-time adult education teacher. Prior to that she worked for six years in Colorado and California as an early childhood special education teacher. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, early development, care and education from California State University-Sacramento and master’s degree in Early Childhood Studies from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minn., as well as an Early Childhood Special Education Teaching Certificate from San Francisco State University.

Myk Ewing of Ruidoso is the new technology specialist in the IT Department. He served four years in the Marines as a water equipment operator. He served three years in California and one year in Okinawa, Japan. He worked for 15 years in music and books retail sales before joining the College. He is a big Star Wars fan and has large collection of books, video games and toys. He loves listening to music, reading, playing video games, and knitting. He received his Associate degree in Cybersecurity from ENMU-Ruidoso this spring, and a CompTIA A+ certification in April.

Dr. Thomas Freeman is the new Math and Science Department Chair and Professor of microbiology, anatomy and physiology. He has a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Biology, a Master’s degree of Microbiology and a Bachelor’s degree of Science and Wildlife Management from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He has over 25 years of community college and university teaching and research experience at the University of Nebraska, Kearney and Omaha. His post doctorate work was completed at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio and at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center College of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine in Lubbock, Texas.

Timothy Lopez of Nogal was hired recently as the new facility technician. He brings many years of maintenance, contstruction, and landscaping experience to the college. He says, “I really enjoy the interaction with students, faculty and staff. It’s been awesome. I’m proud to represent ENMU-Ruidodo. It is a positive environment.

Cleo Mow of Nogal is the new Education Department Chair and Professor of Education courses. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a TESOL and Language Arts endorsement from the University of New Mexico and a Master’s Degree in Designing Curriculum Instruction with an emphasis as a Reading Specialist from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Ariz. As well as a Program Administration License from Arkansas State University. She has received numerous awards and certificates including teacher of the year of the Sylvan Learning Center and has 16 years of experience in the primary and secondary education.

The new student recruiter is Dorothy van der Sterre of Ruidoso. She has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree, a Teaching Certificate in Secondary Education in Theatre and English from Eastern New Mexico University-Portales, as well as a Master’s Degree of Education in Arts Integration from Lesley University, Boston, Mass. She brings 18 years of teaching and recruiting experience with her.