July 7, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rebecca Cobos, Special Services Director, 575-624-7289
ENMU-ROSWELL SPECIAL SERVICES PROGRAM TO HOLD GRADUATION CEREMONY
The ENMU-Roswell Special Services Occupational Training Program will hold its Thirty-Sixth Annual Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, July 28 at 1 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center on campus, 64 University Blvd. The ceremony will recognize 34 graduates of the program. Students will receive certificates in a variety of program areas: Child Care Attendant, Food Services, Independent Living, Office Skills, and Stocking and Merchandising. The commencement speaker will be New Mexico Attorney General, Hector Balderas. Two graduates, Marissa Swann and Sean Smith, will also be featured speakers during the ceremony. Robert and Christina Birkentall, parents of Office Skills graduate, Scott Birkentall, will also speak about their experience.
The Special Services Program is unique in that it offers students with disabilities vocational and life skills training, which includes living in residence halls on campus. Students have the opportunity to experience college life in an all-inclusive environment in which they can be successful. The program is based around three semesters of training. Students must master 70-percent of the required competencies in their vocational field, core classes, and obtain a minimum of 2.0 GPA to earn a Certificate of Occupational Training. For information about the program, call 575-624-7286.