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NMJC Honors Legislators

NMJC Honors Legislators photo 5/25/2007 2:32:09 p.m. - Hobbs, NM. On Thursday, May 24, 2007, at New Mexico Junior College took the opportunity to quietly thank the five persons who were most instrumental in NMJC's successes during the latest legislative session.

Senators Carroll Leavell and Gay Kernan along with Representatives Shirley Tyler and Keith Gardner were presented with plaques showcasing their accomplishments on behalf of NMJC. Representative Don Bratton was unable to attend.

According to NMJC President Steve McCleery, during the 2007 session, the legislators came together to create a dynamic synergy "greater than the sum of its parts" that brought about "incredible results" for the college and the region. Accomplishments for which McCleery thanked the group included $150, 000 for Athletics; $201,000 for the Western Heritage Museum & Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame; $50,000 for the Southeastern New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy; $100,000 for the Lea County Distance Education Consortium; $931,000 for the Decline Offset; and $275,000 for the Oil and Gas Training Center.

Also included under Capital Funding were $100,000 for the Oil and Gas Training Center; $320,000 for the Baseball Field; and $60,000 for Distance Education Equipment.

"The achievement of these exceptional legislators is phenomenal," said McCleery, "and because of their vision and leadership and dedication, New Mexico Junior College is truly blessed."

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