Cheers, diplomas and fireworks

May 10, 2013 • Local News

ENMU-R graduates prepare for commencement ceremonies at the Wool Bowl, Friday evening. (Mark Wilson Photo)

Dressed in caps and gowns, more than 350 students entered a new stage of their lives Friday as they crossed the stage during Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell’s 59th Commencement Convocation at the Wool Bowl.

ENMU-R President Dr. John Madden said the school had close to 600 graduates total for the spring semester.

In addition to bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients from Eastern New Mexico University and master’s degree recipients from New Mexico Highlands University’s School of Social Work, students from the New Mexico Youth ChalleNGe Academy also participated in the ceremony, receiving certificates of employability in various fields.

Madden said the event was a time to celebrate students. Though some may have doubted themselves, he said it took Login to read more

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