ENMU awarded grant for role as Hispanic-serving institution

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Eastern New Mexico University a $2.873 million grant over five years for its role as a Hispanic-serving institution.

The four-year college will use the grant to expand opportunities for Hispanic, low-income and other graduate students. Its eligibility for the grant was based on the institution’s percentage of Hispanic students (more than 32 percent in fall 2010) and its large number of students who are categorized as low-income.

Over the five years, ENMU will revise curricula and the delivery of five master’s degree programs to reach more students in rural areas. The programs targeted are:

• Master of education with concentration in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)