Both our Higher Education Task Force and NMSU-C are continuing to work very hard on the upcoming transition into Southeastern New Mexico College. There are thousands of little details going on behind the scenes, such as IT software transitions, that have to take place. The behind the scenes transition processes will be incremental, but the academic path for students at NMSU-C will continue as normal.
In fact, NMSU-C is planning a nice graduation ceremony this spring and the enrollment process here isn’t going to change. All of the current opportunities exist, but there is also a lot planned for the future. We strongly encourage students to keep enrolling in our college here as we work to add more options.
One major item on the horizon will be the election of a Board of Trustees for the new independent college. This Board will be aligned along the same districts as Carlsbad Municipal Schools, but will remain separate from that board. There will be five members of the board, and an election is planned for November. Be on the lookout for men and women who you believe would be good board members for this new independent college.
The United Way of Eddy County’s 4th Annual Cinco De Mayo Golf Tournament will be Saturday, May 1 at the Riverside Country Club. The tournament will be a 3-man scramble with more than $1,000 payouts per flight. Proceeds will go to the Stuff the Bus program and multi-year college scholarships in Eddy County. To register for sponsorship or a team, email Linda at email@example.com or call the Country Club at 575-885-4253.
Congratulations to Eddy County Chief Deputy Assessor Melissa Washburn, who was recently appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Disability. Washburn will represent all of Southern New Mexico. In a press release, Washburn said she hopes to use her appointment to educate others about Service Dogs, access laws and laws that apply to Service Dog Teams.
For those of you who follow COVID criteria, we are at the end of another two week gating period. We will find out at some point on Wednesday whether or not Eddy County stays at the Turquoise level. It’s very difficult to tell what to expect, but we will always remain optimistic. No matter what happens, the City of Carlsbad will remain committed to providing the public with access to services to the greatest extent possible. We will keep you updated as additional information becomes available.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway