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ENMU-R Foundation honors those who serve community

Carol and Dr. John Madden, president of Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, left, share some remarks with ENMU-R Foundation honor recipients during a Tuesday luncheon at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. Ray Willis, center, president of Hanson Oil Co. and McBride OIl and Gas Co., was recognized with the President's Distinguished Service Award. Kay and Dale Rogers, at right, owners of Roswell Livestock and Farm Supply and Lincoln County Mercantile in Capitan, received the Diamond Service Award. Kay Rogers is a current foundation board member, while Ray Willis is a former board member who continues to advise the foundation on an oil and gas company it was gifted. Willis and the Rogers also serve the community in numerous other ways. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

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About 120 people signed up for the luncheon, which was also attended by ENMU system President J.S. Elwell and his wife, Edwina.

Foundation Vice President and Treasurer Jon Hitchcock told attendees that the foundation now has $9.3 million in assets and had net revenues for the fiscal year ended June 30 of $882,000.

The foundation provided $96,358 in scholarships for the year, including $50,000 in Presidential Scholarships to ENMU-R students who graduated among the top 10 percent at Chaves County high schools.

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Lisa Dunlap is a general assignment reporter for the Roswell Daily Record.