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ENMU-R instructors chosen for national honor

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Cheryl Vineyard, medical assisting, pharmacy technician, and phlebotomy director at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, was selected as a recipient of the 2020 Teaching Excellence Awards from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD).

Two instructors at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell have been selected to receive 2020 Teaching Excellence Awards from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD).

Each year, instructors are asked to nominate one instructor to receive the award. From these nominations, an evaluation committee selects two faculty members for national recognition. This year, Cheryl Vineyard, medical assisting, pharmacy technician and phlebotomy director; and Edna Yokum, director of behavioral sciences and social sciences instructor, were selected.

NISOD is a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning and leadership at community and technical colleges.

Vineyard is also a tenured faculty member and currently serves as president of the Faculty Senate at ENMU-R. She was nominated by Jesse Davis, who serves as director of the Emergency Medical Services program.

“Cheryl is a very dedicated faculty member to her students as well as her service to the university,” said Davis. “… In my association of over 13 years with Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, I have witnessed first-hand her dedication to this institution and the students she serves.”

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Edna Yokum, director of Behavioral Sciences and Social Sciences instructor at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, was selected as a recipient of the 2020 Teaching Excellence Awards from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD).

Yokum currently serves on the Institutional Assessment Committee, Faculty Senate and the new Curriculum and Instruction Committee. She has also worked on the Faculty Development Committee and the Faculty Handbook Committee.

Yokum was nominated by Candi Miller-Morris, nursing clinical instructor.

“Edna has been going above and beyond since she began her work at ENMU-Roswell,” said Miller-Morris. “Edna uses mini lectures, active learning and collaborative learning techniques. … She is always welcoming and willing to help out. She is an excellent instructor. ENMU-Roswell is very lucky to have her as faculty.”

The NISOD Excellence Awards were established in 1991 to provide NISOD-member colleges with an opportunity to recognize individuals doing extraordinary work on their campuses.