Upward Bound program could be cut

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Argen Duncan Leaders of the Upward Bound program, which aims to help high school students get to college, fear they’ll have to stop work for at least a year due to federal budget cuts. Upward Bound, part of the federal TRiO program, gets all of its money from the U.S. government. Upward Bound operates at […]

Wednesday morning briefing: A reunion and a roller coaster

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Upward Bound Reunion A July 10 reunion is scheduled for all current and former Eastern new Mexico University Upward Bound students and staff. A barbecue by Sodexho is on the menu, and games including a dunk tank and an inflatable jumping horse and obstacle course […]

Upward Bound helps students prepare for college life

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By Tony Gutierrez: Freedom Newspapers Members of the baking club were stirring the s’mores brownie batter when the smell of something burning rose from the oven. Natasha Sharp opened the oven door to find the graham cracker crust burnt. Sharp and her fellow club members are part of Upward Bound, a federally funded program designed […]

May 13, 2007 Local Briefs

AARP to hold Day of Service The Roosevelt County chapter of AARP will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the board room at the Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way, according to a press release. Each May, AARP chapters across the nation carry out a volunteer activity called Day of Service. This year, the local […]

ENMU Upward Bound giving students an opportunity

Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer Forty-nine high-school students with college-bound minds are attending Eastern New Mexico University’s six-week Upward Bound program. The academic program gears students from low-income families for higher education. The students live in ENMU residence halls while taking a variety of courses, tour nearby college campuses and take educational trips around the […]

Oct. 20 Local Briefs

Base planning commission to meet in Clovis The New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission will host a meeting at 10 a.m. Friday in room 516 at Clovis Community College. The agenda includes an update presentation from the New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission discussing base support and economic impact issues. ENMU Upward Bound selling snacks […]

Budget cuts could doom Upward Bound program

By Tony Parra Upward Bound organizers are afraid the program may be cut by President George W. Bush in next year’s proposed budget to provide more funding for the “No Child Left Behind” program. The Eastern New Mexico University Upward Bound program has been operating for more than 30 years, and currently serves students from […]