Eastern New Mexico University
|Eastern New Mexico University|
|Motto||Student Success—That's What It's All About|
|Established||1927 (legislated) 1934 (opened)|
|President||Steven G. Gamble|
|Undergraduates||4,406 (Fall 2011)|
|Postgraduates||1,168 (Fall 2011)|
|Location||Portales, New Mexico, USA|
|Campus||suburban/small town, 344 acres (1.39 km2) (main campus); 866 acres (3.50 km2) (total in Roosevelt County); 168 acres (0.68 km2) (total outside Roosevelt County)|
|Colors||Silver and Kelly Green|
|Nickname||Greyhounds (male teams), Zias (female teams)|
Eastern New Mexico University (abbreviated ENMU), frequently called Eastern is a state university in Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico, USA. It is the most recently founded state university in New Mexico (legislated in 1927, opened in 1934).
The New Mexico legislature approved the construction and staffing of a normal school in eastern New Mexico in 1927, and approved appropriation for construction in 1929, but the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression hindered the school's opening, which was delayed until 1934 (construction had begun in 1931).
From 1934 to 1940, the institution, first named Eastern New Mexico Junior College (ENMJC) operated as a community college. In 1940, the third and fourth years of college were first offered, leading to a bachelor's degree, and the institution was renamed Eastern New Mexico College (ENMC). ENMC was accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools as a four-year liberal arts college in 1946-47. Graduate work leading to the master's degree in some departments was added in 1949, and April 5, 1949, the Board of Regents approved the change of the institution's name to Eastern New Mexico University.
ENMU's main campus, consisting of 344 acres (1.39 km2), is located in Portales on the extreme eastern border of New Mexico, in the Eastern New Mexico/Llano Estacado region about halfway between the northern and southern boundaries of the state. (Portales is 90 miles (140 km) northeast of Roswell, 120 miles (190 km) southwest of Amarillo, Texas, and 110 miles (180 km) northwest of Lubbock, Texas.) ENMU owns KENW (TV) and KENW-FM, a public television and radio station that are housed and operated on the main campus.
The ENMU Ruidoso Campus is a two-year college or community college (one of 18 in New Mexico) and an official Branch of ENMU (branch status being granted in July 2005). Undergraduate and graduate course work completed at the ENMU-Ruidoso Branch campus is transferable for credit towards an undergraduate or graduate degree at ENMU-Portales, and, typically other undergraduate/graduate institutions in the United States. In 1991, the Ruidoso location had been established as the ENMU Ruidoso Branch Community College and offered two-year college academic and vocational programs. ENMU-Ruidoso offers Certificates of Completion, Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, and Associate of Applied Science degrees, as well as community education classes, customized training workshops, and adult basic education courses. It operates a One-Stop Career Center which provides free employment services for employers and job seekers in Lincoln County. The Center offers both an academic and vocational curriculum. (Ruidoso is located to the south-west of Portales, in a mountainous region of south-central New Mexico.)
The ENMU Roswell Campus, also a two-year branch, offers a wide variety of programs. The branch was established in the fall of 1958. In the spring of 1967, the institution moved to 12 buildings on 241 acres (0.98 km2) of the former Walker Air Force Base. (Roswell is one of New Mexico's larger cities, located in the southeast section of the state).
ENMU consists of four colleges and a graduate school:
College of Education and Technology
- Department of Educational Studies,
- Department of Curriculum and Instruction
- Department of Family and Consumer Science and Agriculture
- Department of Health and Physical Education
College of Fine Arts
- Department of Art
- Department of Communication
- Department of Theatre and Dance
- Department of Music
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology
- Department of Biology
- Department of Health and Human Services (Communication Disorders; Social Work)
- Department of History, Humanities and Social Sciences
- Department of Languages and Literature
- Department of Mathematical Sciences
- Nursing Program
- Department of Physical Sciences
- Department of Psychology and Political Science
- Department of Religion
- Interdisciplinary Programs
- (Emphasis areas in Applied Ecology, Botany, Biology Education, Microbiology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Zoology)
- Business Administration
- (Emphasis areas in Analytical, Biochemistry, Inorganic, Organic, Physical Chemistry)
- Communicative Disorders
- Speech-Language Pathology
- School Counseling
- Special Education
- Physical Education
- English Language and Literature
- Sport Administration and Sport Science
Jack Williamson Science Fiction Library
The Jack Williamson Science Fiction Library at Eastern New Mexico University has one of the top science fiction collections in the world. It contains more than 30,000 volumes, including science fiction books, SF pulps dating back to the early 1900s, manuscripts, correspondence, and photographs.
- Jeff Howard, former ENMU football player and All American. Minnesota Vikings head coaches assistant
- Steve Kragthorpe, Played QB at ENMU in 83-84. Administrative assistant for the LSU tigers football team
- Dana Altman, University of Oregon head basketball coach
- Juan Babauta, former Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands
- Michael Blake, Author of Dances with Wolves
- Mike Boit bronze medalist at the 1972 Munich Olympics
- Don Carthel, Former West Texas A&M University football coach. Relieved of his duties due to NCAA violations
- Edward L. Chavez, Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court
- Ronny Cox, actor
- Steven Michael Quezada, actor, Steven "Gomie" Gomez in Breaking Bad. Portrayed a DEA agent
- Kysa Daniels, former CNN anchor
- Gerald Dockery, former AFL player
- John E. Douglas, founder and former head of the FBI's Investigative Support Unit, Author
- Chris Eaton, NCAA baseball coach
- Ed Foreman, Republican former U.S. representative from both Texas and New Mexico Republican Congressman.
- Mark Fox, University of Georgia basketball coach
- Christina Hall, Miss New Mexico 2006
- Derrick Harden, NFL player for the Green Bay Packers
- Larry Harris, General Manager of the Milwaukee Bucks from 2003 - 2008.
- Larry Hays, former Texas Tech Red Raiders baseball team head coach
- Greg Hyder, NBA player for the Cincinnati Kings and ENMU all time leading scorer
- Katherine D. Ortega, former Treasurer of the United States
- Stevan Pearce, member United States House of Representatives
- Miranda Prather, nationally reported hoaxer
- Matt Simon, Former Head Coach of North Texas 1994-1997 and Former Running Backs Coach for NFL Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl Team 2001
- Mike Sinclair, three-time NFL Pro Bowl player
- Daryush Shokof, artist, film director
- Bill Snyder, M.A., head football coach at Kansas State University
- Jack Williamson, nationally renowned science fiction writer
Donors to ENMU
ENMU's athletic teams participate in the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference. The Men's teams are nicknamed the Greyhounds, and the Women's teams are nicknamed the Zias. ENMU vacated a number of wins starting from the 2008-09 season after the university self-reported over 100 eligibility violations.
- "Eastern New Mexico University Online Degrees". Retrieved 14 January 2014.
- "2014 Most Affordable U.S. Online Colleges". Retrieved 15 January 2014.
- Bundy, Gene. "Jack Williamson Science Fiction Library". ENMU. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
- ENMU hopes self-imposed penalties enough
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Eastern New Mexico University.|
- ENMU Main Website (Official)
- ENMU Athletics Website (Official)
- ENMU-Ruidoso (Official)
- ENMU-Roswell (Official)