Brandon Flen Brandon Flen

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Name:  Brandon Flen, Systems Operation Specialist II

ENMU Role:  Staff / Mentor

ENMU Email:  brandon.flen@enmu.edu

Preferred method of contact:  Email

Office Phone:  575-562-2682

Office Location:   UCC, Room 206

  • Education:  ENMU Bachelor of University Studies, Comptia A+
  • Additional Information:  Install, manage, and maintain enterprise physical and virtual servers, operating systems, and applications here at ENMU.  I also currently serve in the New Mexico National Guard as a 91B (Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic).
  • One challenge I experienced in college was going to class regularly. I would get behind in a class and then decide to just stop going, as it would've been difficult to catch up. These decisions greatly delayed getting my degree. It would have been much easier to go to class in the first place.
  • I am a Greyhound Connection Mentor because I would like to be available to support students in order to help them avoid the same mistakes I made during college.

Crystal Jacobson Crystal Jacobson

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Name:   Crystal Jacobson, Administrative Assistant, Department of Art

ENMU Role:  Staff/ Mentor

ENMU Email:   crystal.jacobson@enmu.edu

Preferred method of contact:  Email

Office Phone:  575-562-2778

Office Location:    Art and Anthropology Building, Office 111

Home Town:   My hometown is Dawsonville, Georgia, a small town in the mountains of North Georgia. However, my time in the Air Force as a Security Forces member sent me to San Antonio, Texas then Minot, North Dakota. I have lived in Portales for 6 years and love the sense of community present here.

  • Education:   Bachelors Degree in University Studies from ENMU, Associates in Communications, several credits toward English, Sociology, and Special Education. 
    • Also, I am working towards my Masters in Communications.
  • Additional Information:  I was adopted at the age of 15 and also grew up in foster care.
    • I joined the Air Force at the age of 19 as a Security Forces member.
    • Before becoming Administrative Assistant in the ENMU Art Department, I worked in Portales Schools as an educational aide. 
    • When I attended ENMU as an undergraduate, I also served as Vice President and President of the Criminal Justice League.
  • One challenge I experienced in college was being a nontraditional college student.  My husband was deployed and I cared for our 2 children, worked and attended college courses.
    • I struggled initially with learning to balance everything.
    • Asking for help presented a challenge to me (Math and I are not copacetic), but once I asked for help I felt like I even learned a thing or two.
  • I am a Greyhound Connection Mentor because I want to help freshmen navigate through the challenges they may be faced with, assist them in learning how to balance it all, and help them become familiar with responsibility and accountability.
    • I want to be able to help those students who may not be sure what they want to do, those traditional and nontraditional students, and those who may need help balancing it all.
    • I am here to be a resource and help in any way possible or connect freshmen with those resources they need.  I am looking forward to meeting students and helping them become their own definition of success, happiness, and witness them thriving while navigating seamlessly through college life.

 


Dolores Jones Dolores Jones

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Name:  Dolores Jones, Administrative Assistant (Multicultural Affairs/ENMU Tutoring)

ENMU Role:  Staff / Mentor

ENMU Email:  dolores.jones@enmu.edu

Preferred method of contact:  Email

Office Phone:  575-562-2286

Office Location:   GSSC, Room 118

Home Town:  Portales, NM

  • Education:  Associates Degree in 2018 from Eastern New Mexico University.  Will complete Bachelors Degree in 2020.
  • Additional Information:  If a student is struggling in a class(s), I can help with setting up tutoring appointments/mentoring. 
    • I also work for Multicultural Affairs which holds events/presentations each semester. The student can attend these events with me or on their own, up to the student.
    • I love to attend ENMU/PHS sport events and take brisk walks on my time off, as a stress-reliever.
  • One challenge I experienced in college was attending college as a Non-Traditional Student. 
    • Being in a classroom as the oldest person in the class was quite intimidating at first. 
    • I have noticed, because I am an older student, I ask more questions in the class which helps other students to participate.
  • I am a Greyhound Connection Mentor because I have been employed with ENMU since 2001 and I see students come and go. I see students that are outgoing and some that are a little more reserved. 
    • I love to be the person that can help a student "come out of their shell" and be the best they can be!

Luli Lopez Luli Lopez

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Name:   Luli Lopez, Post Office Manager

ENMU Role:  Staff/ Mentor

ENMU Email:   reyna.lopez@enmu.edu

Preferred method of contact:  Email

Office Phone:  575-562-2926

Office Location:    Lea Hall, Room 151

Home Town:   Dora, New Mexico

Cultural Background:  Mexican-American

Other Languages:  Spanish

  • Education:   I currently hold a license in Emergency Medicine and am working towards getting my bachelors in University Studies.
  • Additional Information:  I am a volunteer EMT-B/Firefighter in a small town called Causey.
  • One challenge I experienced in college was being a non-traditional student with a small kid at home.  I wish I had someone to just talk to when I first came here.  If I had that, I would probably have stuck with it and completed my degree years ago.
  • I am a Greyhound Connection Mentor because I want to be that person you can talk to about anything.  I want to help you and make a difference in your education at ENM, by getting you the help you need.  If I can't provide it, I will do my best to find someone who can.

 


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