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Eastern New Mexico University

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  • Ed Foreman, U.S. Congress
    Franklin Foreman, a Representative from Texas and New Mexico; born in Portales, Roosevelt County, N.Mex., December 22, 1933; attended the public schools of Portales and Eastern New Mexico University at...
  • Steve Pearce, U.S. Congress
    Pearce, a Representative from New Mexico; born in Lamesa, Dawson County, Tex., August 24, 1947; attended Hobbs High School, Hobbs, N.Mex.; B.A., New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N.Mex., 1970; M...


Eastern New Mexico University (abbreviated ENMU), frequently called Eastern is a state university in Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico, United States. It is the most recently founded state university in New Mexico (legislated in 1927, opened in 1934).

ENMU's main campus is located in Portales and there are also two degree-granting branches, at Ruidoso and Roswell.

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