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Roswell Hispano Chamber awards scholarship

Pictured left to right are Dr. Shawn Powell, ENMU-Roswell president; Mathew Martinez, president, Roswell Hispano Chamber Board of Directors; Jasmine Torrez, scholarship recipient; and Marcos Nava, executive director, Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce. (Submitted Photo)

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Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell student Jasmin Torrez is the recipient of a $500 scholarship from the Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce. Marcos Nava, executive director of the Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce and Mathew Martinez, Hispano Chamber Board president, met with Torrez on campus to congratulate her on the scholarship award.

Torrez, 32, with four children, is taking the prerequisite classes she needs to enroll in the Nursing Program next fall. Born in Dexter, Torrez works as a patient care technician at Lovelace Regional Hospital, but has been on furlough from that position since April. Torrez said she has always wanted to be a nurse, but became more determined after her mom became ill and she was impressed with the nursing care her mom received.

“I want to do that,” she said, and is trying to catch up with her education. “I’m doing well now and I’m motivated to keep going.”

Torrez is taking 14 credit hours of online classes this fall term and so far is enjoying it.

She said it feels like she is sitting in the front row in her interactions with instructors and students.

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