April 10, 2020


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                 In light of the current state restrictions on mass gatherings, spring graduates at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell will be able to participate in a virtual graduation ceremony. The campus will hold a Facebook live ceremony https://www.facebook.com/enmuroswell/ on Friday, May 8 at 6 p.m. The ceremony will include speeches pre-recorded by three graduation candidates, Maria Ramirez, Dominic Gomez, and Joselyn Salazar. Dr. Shawn Powell, ENMU-Roswell President, will conduct the ceremony online. Graduation candidates are asked to submit photos which will be compiled into a slideshow, which will be shown during the ceremony. A form with the photo submission link is on the campus website at https://www.roswell.enmu.edu/graduation-photo-form/ The deadline to submit photos is 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 30.

All spring and summer graduates also have the option to participate in the 74th Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at the Roswell Convention Center.

“We understand that this event can never replace the large ceremony we had planned at the Roswell Convention Center on May 8 with family and friends in attendance, but this is one way we can recognize our graduates’ achievements while following state mandates,” said Powell. “We hope graduates will be a part of this ceremony by submitting their photos to us.”