July 16, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jeremy Martin, Special Services Director, 575-624-7002
ENMU-ROSWELL SPECIAL SERVICES PROGRAM TO HOLD GRADUATION CEREMONY
The ENMU-Roswell Special Services Certificate of Training Program for students with disabilities will hold its Thirty-Third Annual Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, July 25 at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center on campus. The ceremony will recognize 48 graduates of the program. Students will receive certificates in a variety of program areas: Animal Health Care, Child Care Attendant, Food Services, Office Skills, Stocking and Merchandising, and Building Maintenance. The commencement speaker will be Deborah Dominguez-Clark, New Mexico Public Education Department, Special Education Director. Two graduates, Eric Heitschmidt and Emmett Prins, will speak during the ceremony. Patrick and Sharon Westerfield, parents of graduate, Frank Westerfield, will also be guest speakers.
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 and obtain a minimum of 2.0 GPA to earn a Certificate of Occupational Training. For information about the program, call 575-624-7286.