When it comes to being there for students and representing them, Homecoming Queen Doreen Chavez and King Reydecel Coss are ready to make that commitment.
Coss, a graduate student earning his Master’s degree in Education/Secondary Education, is originally from Hobbs, NM and has been a student at ENMU since 2009. He has been active on campus every year since, and has served as a part of ASENMU for seven consecutive years.
Coss decided to attend Eastern after his high school agricultural teacher pitched the idea to his parents.
“It was the best decision ever made for me,” Coss said about attending ENMU.
Chavez is a senior communication major with a double minor in psychology and graphic design.
“I had a tour of the campus and everyone was so nice and down to earth,” Chavez said, “then I was able to pet the greyhounds and I was sold.”
Coss ran for homecoming king to represent the graduate students on campus.
“I felt that undergrad students forget about the graduate students on campus,” Coss said. “Usually grad students do not have the chance to participate in many school events due to research, so I decided to run as a graduate student representative.”
Coss is grateful to the student body during elections.
Chavez ran for Homecoming court for two reasons: to accomplish a personal goal and to thank Eastern for welcoming, accepting and supporting her as a student and campus figure.
“I didn’t want to look back on another thing and regret not trying because I was too scared,” said Chavez.
With this title, Coss hopes to adequately represent the students “within the best of his abilities and help those that need guidance as they go through the college experience.”
Chavez hopes to accomplish similar goals.
“I want to show others that no matter how scared you are, that you have to take a chance,” Chavez said. “Being yourself isn’t a bad thing, no matter how many insecurities you have.”