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Leadership Roswell’s Class of 2020 graduates

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Submitted Photo Members of the 2020 class of Leadership Roswell during an event last year.

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The Leadership Roswell Class of 2020 graduated at Enchanted Lands Park on Saturday, July 11. Twenty-nine students completed the nine-month course learning about Roswell, Chaves County and the state of New Mexico.

The Roswell Chamber of Commerce program, in completing its 37th year, is the oldest continuous leadership program of its kind in the state of New Mexico.

Rick Kraft, Leadership Roswell’s executive director, challenged the graduates to climb as high as they can in the organizations they are involved with, but to make sure they use the influence they receive to make a difference in the lives of others.

Challenges to make a difference in our community were given by Program Director Margaret Kennard, 2019 Class President Todd Verciglio and 2020 Class President Amber Dollar.

Diplomas and 100% attendance certificates were given to 14 of the graduates.

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Kraft shared, “It was another awesome year for the program, thanks to the many individuals who helped with the preparation and presentation of each class and because of another great group of students.” He continued, “The class toured dozens of locations across the state, learned leadership skills and developed a network of contacts to help them fly high in their leadership in the community in their years ahead. Our community cannot rise any higher than its leaders.”

Recruitment has begun for the 38th class, the Class of 2021. Applications and information on the program is available at the Roswell Chamber and on the Roswell Chamber website, roswellnm.org. Applications must be turned in to the Chamber by no later than Friday, July 31 at 5 p.m.

Kraft encourages those who have an interest in participating in the program to turn in applications early. If you have questions, call the Chamber at 623-5695 or Kraft at 625-2000.

Graduates of the Class of 2020 and their occupations are Saul Aguilar, owner, Cerritos, Antigua and J&S Pro Sound; Desi Agular, academic success coordinator, NMMI; Tiffany Armendariz, community engagement director, Familia Dental; Cristina Arnold, community engagement director, Americans for Prosperity-NM; Rodney Austin, media specialist, NMMI; Peggy Bohlin, retired, RISD; Nathan Brandt, assistant vice-president, Pioneer Bank; Tyler Burnett, operations and sales manager, Fulkerson Services; Laurie Burrow, ministry assistant, First Baptist Church; Andrea Cole, lead zookeeper, City of Roswell; Dusty Deen, owner, Red Roadrunner Films.

Also, Amber Dollar, supervisor clinical social work, The Nest; Barry Foster, teacher, RISD; Sherri Hall-Crowhurst, speech-language pathologist, Therapy Options; Chaves County Sheriff Mike Herrington; Laurie Jensen, assistant vice-president, Health Education, ENMU-R; J.T. Keith, writer, Roswell Daily Record; Shawn Kelly, pastor, Church on the Move; Letty Kuykendall, key account manager, Xcel Energy; Eric Lair, lieutenant, Roswell Fire Department and owner, RBS Collision; Kathy Lay, executive director, MainStreet Roswell.

Also, Clint McClain, lieutenant, Chaves County Detention Center; Enrique Moreno, owner, Heritage Clothing Company; Eric Neria, owner/manager, Carnero, LLC; Thalia Pantoja, marketing and communication coordinator, City of Rowell; Shawna Perry, co-owner, Red Hot Poker Farms; Leslie Robertson, owner/director, Tadpoles Daycare; Devin Stroman, director, One Stop Student Service Center, ENMU-R; Ashley Stroud, gifted teacher, Berrendo Middle School; Joe Wooten, director of operations, Nic Snowberger Enterprises.

 

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