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NMJC Renames Bob and Bonnie Moran Hall with Open House

NMJC Renames Bob and Bonnie Moran Hall with Open House photo 4/12/2018 2:02:57 p.m. - Hobbs, NM.  

New Mexico Junior College is changing the name of Bob Moran Hall to Bob and Bonnie Moran Hall, with a rededication ceremony and open house, Thursday, April 19 from 12:30p.m. to 1:30p.m. The event is free to the community. 

Tours will be given of both the Law Enforcement Academy, and the Entertainment and Music Technology program, both housed in Moran Hall.

The short ceremony at 12:30 will include Bonnie Moran, who will say a few words, and her family.

Bob Moran Technology Building opened and was dedicated in 1990, as the first “instructional” facility built outside the New Mexico Junior College circle.  It was designed to house the Petroleum Technology program, one of the largest programs at NMJC.  It was named after Bob Moran, a state legislator for 18 years, and a leader in Lea County in the petroleum industry.

The building had a large high bay shop to accommodate the large equipment and training requirements needed, along with multiple classrooms, faculty offices, Small Business Development Center, conference room, and large multi-purpose room for community events.

The building name was changed to Moran Hall, when Petroleum Technology moved to another site on campus. In 1997, the building was transformed to accommodate the new Law Enforcement Academy, with dorms for cadets built in 2015.  In 2017, the building was again renovated to include a new Entertainment and Music Technology program, which began classes in Spring 2018.

The college wanted to include Bob’s widow Bonnie, as a namesake on the building, because of her continued community involvement in Lea County.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

For more information, contact Susan Fine: sfine@nmjc.eduor 575-492-2781.


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Welcome and Introductions                                       Dr. Kelvin Sharp
                                                                                      President, New Mexico Junior College

Brief History and Explanation of Programs               Pat Chappelle
                                                                                      Board Chair, New Mexico Junior College

Thank You                                                                  Bonnie Moran

Unveiling of Portrait

Tours begin:                                                               

End of Watch Memorial
        Dedicated to all fallen law enforcement in New Mexico

Law Enforcement Academy
        Basic police officer training and certification
        Corrections officer training and certification
        Public safety telecommunicator training and certification
        Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice degree

Entertainment and Music Technology
Associate of Applied Science degree
        Computer lab where students will demonstrate creating and editing music
        Recording studios where musicians will perform and students will record them

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