July 13, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rebecca Cobos, Special Services Director, 575-624-7289
ENMU-ROSWELL SPECIAL SERVICES PROGRAM TO HOLD
VIRTUAL GRADUATION CEREMONY
The ENMU-Roswell Special Services Certificate of Training Program for students with disabilities will hold a virtual Thirty-Fourth Annual Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, July 23 at 2 p.m. The graduation ceremony video will be posted on the ENMU-Roswell Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/enmuroswell/ The ceremony will recognize 51 graduates of the program. Students will receive Certificates of Training in Animal Health Care, Child Care, Food Services, Office Skills, and Stocking and Merchandising.
The commencement speaker will be Elaine Davies Mayfield. A long-time Roswell resident, Mayfield worked for more than 42 years in the field of zoo management, serving for 32 years as the Director of the Spring River Zoo in Roswell. Mayfield retired in December of 2016 and remains an active community volunteer.
Two graduation candidates, Lucas Hernan and Tianna Baca, will speak during the ceremony. Hernan has earned a Certificate of Training in Food Services and Baca will receive a Certificate of Training in Stocking and Merchandising.
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.