Clovis Community College Implements Emergency...Clovis, NM (January, 2008) - Clovis Community College has contracted with NetStrategies and Management, a company based in Arlington, Texas, to provide students with e-mail and text alert notifications for emergency situations and closings at the college. During the Board of Trustees meeting held January 9, Dr. John Neibling announced that the alert service is now available and students, their parents, and interested community members may register by logging on to the CCC website.
In an effort to meet the college's emergency preparedness needs, Mike Schmidt, Vice President for Informational Technology, researched numerous notification systems before recommending the selected company. According to Schmidt, the college paid about $5,000 to access the system start-up and will pay $1,300 annually to use the company's off-site services for further protection.
Dr. Neibling said the system will be helpful in reaching students quickly, "If something bad happens here, we can say, 'Don't come.'" He also announced door locks have been installed on the inside of classrooms. Other plans include asking legislators for $200,000 for the purchase of a public announcement system to alert students on campus of an emergency.