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Special Services graduation planned

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The Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Special Services Certificate of Training Program for students with disabilities will hold its 33rd annual Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, July 25 at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center on campus.

The ceremony will recognize 48 graduates of the program. Students will receive certificates in a variety of program areas: animal health care, childcare attendant, food services, office skills, stocking and merchandising, and building maintenance.

The commencement speaker will be Deborah Dominguez-Clark, special education director for the New Mexico Public Education Department. Two graduates, Eric Heitschmidt and Emmett Prins, will speak during the ceremony. Patrick and Sharon Westerfield, parents of graduate, Frank Westerfield, will also be guest speakers.

The Special Services Program is unique in that it offers students with disabilities vocational and life skills training, which includes living in residence halls on campus. Students have the opportunity to experience college life in an all-inclusive environment in which they can be successful. For information about the program, call 575-624-7286.