Meet The Team

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Drew Stevens

Managing Editor

I grew up in Alamogordo, NM, and have been at ENMU since fall 2016. I’m set to graduate with a degree in communication in May 2020. In addition to editing The Chase, I work for the Christian Challenge on campus, and I’m a freelance photographer serving Eastern New Mexico. I love taking photos, playing violin, and spending time with my fiancée, Ashley. 

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Kiley Garrett

Staff writer, website & social media manager

I was born in Illinois and grew up in Deming, New Mexico, where I graduated from Deming High School. I spent two years as a Music Education Major before making the switch to communication with an emphasis in journalism. My minor is in creative writing, and I’m currently working on my first novel which I hope will be released in summer of 2021. I live in Portales with my fiancé, Patrick Martinez, and our rescue dogs, Macie and Charlie.

Meet The Team

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Drew Stevens

Managing Editor

I grew up in Alamogordo, NM, and have been at ENMU since fall 2016. I’m set to graduate with a degree in communication in May 2020. In addition to editing The Chase, I work for the Christian Challenge on campus, and I’m a freelance photographer serving Eastern New Mexico. I love taking photos, playing violin, and spending time with my fiancée, Ashley. 

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Matthew Dale

Staff Writer/Photographer

My name is Matthew Dale, I am a sophomore at ENMU. I am working on my bachelor of science in communication with an emphasis in public relations. I plan on working on a master's degree after graduation. I'm from Farwell, Texas, and when I'm not studying, I enjoy hanging out with friends, listening to music, and watching Netflix.

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Marilyn Upchurch

Assistant Editor

I'm from Edgewood, NM, and I'm a sophomore at ENMU majoring in communication. I'm the secretary for the ENMU Fish and Wildlife Club and I'm on the leadership team at the Christian Challenge. I have been riding horses since I was 8 years old and love trail riding because of the adventure and adrenaline it gives to my life.

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Rebecca Darrup

Staff Writer/Photographer

Hi, my name is Rebecca Darrup.  I was born and raised in Pennsylvania, but moved to Tucumcari, NM five years ago to start college.  I enjoy photography, silversmithing, writing, and rodeoing.  I’m looking forward to graduating in December 2020 with a degree in communications

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Ashley Parker

Designer

Hi! My name is Ashley Parker. I am a senior majoring in graphic design with a minor in computer science. I work as a graphic designer for the Campus Life department. I’m a stickler for typography and love any kind of chocolate or gummy bears. I am an active member of ACE+D (Eastern’s art club) and the Christian Challenge.

Meet The Team

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Drew Stevens

Managing Editor

I grew up in Alamogordo, NM, and have been at ENMU since fall 2016. I’m set to graduate with a degree in communication in May 2020. In addition to editing The Chase, I work for the Christian Challenge on campus, and I’m a freelance photographer serving Eastern New Mexico. I love taking photos, playing violin, and spending time with my fiancée, Ashley. 

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Kiley Garrett

Staff writer, website & social media manager

I was born in Illinois and grew up in Deming, New Mexico, where I graduated from Deming High School. I spent two years as a Music Education Major before making the switch to communication with an emphasis in journalism. My minor is in creative writing, and I’m currently working on my first novel which I hope will be released in summer of 2021. I live in Portales with my fiancé, Patrick Martinez, and our rescue dogs, Macie and Charlie.

Meet The Team

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Kiley Garret

Managing editor

Hello, my name is Kiley! I’m a Graduate student currently studying for my Master’s in Communication. I finished my Bachelor of Science in Communication with an Emphasis in Journalism at ENMU in December of 2020.  Thank you to the faculty for believing in me and my abilities enough to recommend me for this position. I hope that I leave this paper in even better condition than it is now.

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Matthew Dale

Staff writer/Photographer

I am originally from Farwell, Texas. I have been at ENMU since the fall of 2018, and I am currently set to graduate at the end of the Spring 2021 semester with a bachelor's degree in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations. This is my third semester writing for the Chase. In my free time, I enjoy photography and reading.

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David M. Silva

Assistant editor

I am in my final semester of the Graduate Communication program. I have also received my Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Animation, Media Arts, & Design in 2015 while attending Eastern. In my free time, I love drawing, reading, writing, and photography. Upon graduating I plan to have a career in television production.       

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Stephen Rausa

Staff writer/Photographer

I am a junior here at Eastern New Mexico and this is my second year attending the school. I am on pace to get my bachelor’s degree and I am majoring in Communications. While going to school, I also play for the ENMU baseball team. I am a left-handed pitcher and plan on succeeding in the classroom and on the field. When I’m not playing baseball, I’m golfing, watching sports, and figuring out how change the future for the better.

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Joann Jurado

Staff Writer/photographer

This is my second semester attending ENMU and I am working towards my bachelor’s in Communications. I currently work a full-time job at a nonprofit organization in Hobbs New Mexico. I eventually want to open my own consulting business and work with minority owned businesses. I want to help business owners expand their businesses and provide them the tools and resources to achieve their goals. I enjoy reading, working out, and spending time with my family.