A recent speaker at the Sunrise Optimist Club’s regular meeting was Major General Jerry Grizzle, Superintendent of the New Mexico Military Institute. His presentation was very informative and well presented.
General Grizzle has been superintendent for 11 years. He expressed that this year possibly could be the busiest one yet. They just wrapped up veteran activities recently, including a breakfast for veterans. The sports activities have kept him hopping due to the great success of many of the teams this year.
Some of the stats he presented are as follows; The New Mexico Military Institute has a five-year capacity average enrollment of 95%; 30% of the core are New Mexico students; 55% of the cadets are high school age, with 45% making up the junior college.
He explained how funding from the state makes it possible for many students to attend New Mexico Military Institute and scholarships that are available for students that normally could not afford it.
Sunrise Optimist Club is always looking for good members. If you are interested or just want to find out more about the Sunrise Optimist Club, join us Wednesday morning for breakfast, 7 a.m. at Lovelace Hospital cafeteria/conference room or contact our membership chairman Roger K. Burnett at 420-9420.