Here’s a look at today’s news:
Western New Mexico University Board of Regents met last week and debated salary studies in addition to promoting 20 faculty members, approving tenure for six faculty and staff members, and electing new officers. In a four to one vote, the regents approved a proposal that agrees to use the assigned committee’s recommendations as guiding principles in the production and implementation of a revised salary process that is scheduled to be enacted in 2019. The WNMU Board of Regent’s news officers are: Janice Baca-Argabright as Chairman; Dr. Carl Foster as Vice-Chairman; and Arlean Murillo as Secretary/Treasurer.
Hidalgo Medical Services has awarded financial scholarships of $500 each to recipients of its 2018 HMS Scholarship Program. Recipients who met and exceeded the eligibility criteria are 2018 high school graduates from Hidalgo and Grant counties who are also enrolled to attend college in the Fall 2018 semester. 2018 HMS Scholarship Awards were presented to the following: Heather Klump of Animas High School; Brandon Saenz of Lordsburg High School; Joseph Davis of Aldo Leopold Charter School; K’Dayl Looney of Cliff High School; and Mary Thuerauf, of Silver High School. Congratulations, students!
Today is being recognized as “Peace Officers Memorial” Day. The observance was created on October 1st, 1961. At that time, Congress asked the president to designate May 15th as a day to honor peace officers. On October 1st, 1962, President John F. Kennedy, signed the bill into law. Peace Officers Memorial Day is a part of Police Week, paying tribute to local, State, and Federal law enforcement officers. Flags are flown at half-staff in memory of those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial wall in Washington, D.C. features the names of more than 19,000 law enforcement officers which have been killed in the line of duty. Services honoring the fallen will be conducted across the country, including Washington, D.C.
Elena Williams, a senior at Deming High School will be receiving a $1000 Comcast NBCUniversal scholarship. Elena is one of 28 New Mexico high school students that will be recognized for the annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program that is funded by the Comcast Foundation. The scholarships are awarded to the selected students for being the best and brightest for their achievements in community service, academic performance, and leadership skills. Comcast awarded $37,000 worth of scholarships in New Mexico this year.
The Silver Consolidated Schools will conduct Pre-K registration for all four year old children beginning today through May 31st from 8:00 A.M. to 12 P.M. and 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. at the Silver Schools Administration Building, located at 2810 North Swan Street in Silver City. Children must be four years old prior to 12:01 A.M on September 1st, 2018. Parents or Guardians must present a birth certificate, immunization records, social security card and proof of residency in order to enroll their child for preschool.