Ketch Bays Named to South Plains College Spring 2024 President's List

LEVELLAND, TX (05/20/2024)-- Ketch Bays of Hurley, NM (88043) was named to the South Plains College Spring 2024 President's List.

Bays was among more than 400 students named to the list.

To qualify, students must earn a GPA of 4.0 and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours.

South Plains College is a comprehensive, two-year community college that serves the greater South Plains area of Texas with innovative educational programs that span the arts and sciences, technical education, continuing education and workforce development. Serving a 13-county area that comprises the southern portion of the Texas High Plains, the college's main campus is located in Levelland. SPC also offers educational programs at three locations in Lubbock - the SPC Lubbock Downtown Center, SPC Lubbock Career and Technical Center, and the SPC Reese Center - as well as an extension center in Plainview.

Prof. Heather Frankland proclaimed SC and GC sixth Poet Laureate

Prof. Heather Frankland was proclaimed Silver City and Grant County's sixth Poet Laureate at the Town Council Meeting by Mayor Ladner on May 14, 2024.

The Poet Laureate Program of the Silver City/Grant County area, established in 2011 by the Steering Committee of the Southwest Festival of the Written Word, and endorsed by the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Silver City, strives to promote a meaningful poetic presence as part of the diverse cultural fabric of our town and region.

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Diego Esqueda Named to SNHU Dean's List

MANCHESTER, NH (05/15/2024)-- Diego Esqueda of SilverCity (88061) has been named to Southern New Hampshire University's Winter 2024 Dean's List. The winter terms run from January to May.

Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.500 to 3.699 for the reporting term are named to the Dean's List. Full-time status is achieved by earning 12 credits over each 16-week term or paired 8-week terms grouped in fall, winter/spring, and summer.

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College of Education Members Travel to Partner University in Spain

WNMU SpainDean of the WNMU College of Education Cindy Martinez (right) and Professor of Bilingual/TESOL Education Alexandra Neves (second from left) visited multiple classrooms in Spain this springSILVER CITY, NM – Two members of the WNMU College of Education, Dean Cindy Martinez and Professor of Bilingual/TESOL Education Alexandra Neves, spent part of spring semester in Asturias, Spain, where they visited la Universidad de Oviedo (the University of Oviedo), gave presentations, and made a number of classroom visits.

The University of Oviedo is familiar to Neves, as she spent a year teaching there while on sabbatical from WNMU in 2019. The university is also an international partner of WNMU, and the two universities have a memorandum of understanding that allows students from either institution to study at the other.

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Preceptor Tau Chapter Honors Molly Healy

PrecepTauMollyPresident Shelley Topmiller presents Molly with her 50-year certificate.PRECEPTOR TAU CHAPTER HONORS MOLLY HEALY

At its annual Founder's Day celebration, members of Preceptor Tau Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi conferred the Golden Ritual on Molly Healy.

The event was held at the Little Toad and included dinner and the traditional program.

In her 50 years of membership, Molly has spent 49 years as an active member in various Grant County chapters.  She has served in many offices and committees, and is always available to assist in the many social, service and fundraising projects.

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Ceramics Are in Focus at the McCray’s Studio 118 Exhibition

SILVER CITY, NM - The Francis McCray Gallery of Contemporary Art is hosting an exhibition of ceramic art created by two WNMU post-baccalaureate students, Hugh Remar and Allyson George, and BFA student Victoria Prejean.

The exhibition includes both sculptural and functional ceramics that are the culmination of the artists’ experiences working in clay at the university. The artists chose to title the show the Studio 118 Exhibition in recognition of the working space where the students create their art, said Prejean. In the ceramics studio, “We all get to learn so much from each other,” she said. “It has been exciting to work alongside both [Remar and George] to see the kind of work they make and their process. … It has been super helpful and insightful.”

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Cliff School Performs at Senior Center

Cliff SeniorThis Monday the Cliff School Elementary traveled to the Gila Senior Center and performed a few songs during their lunch time gathering. Cliff school does not have a formal music program but Chelsea Shock has made it her mission to keep the joy of music in these children’s hearts. Without designated funding the teachers and the our wonderful principal have carved out a way to expose our children to music and dance.

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