For Immediate Release
Contact: Nicolle Holcomb, Director of Communication and Marketing
Clovis Community College
417 Schepps Blvd.
Clovis, NM 88101
CCC Receives Mental and Behavioral Health Grant
Clovis Community College recently received a $50,000 Mental and Behavioral Health grant from the New Mexico Higher Education Department. In total, the NM Higher Education Department awarded grants to 20 programs at 14 college and university campuses across the state as part of the grant initiative.
This grant will help CCC provide mental health presentations, additional services, and connection to resources for students. Students will have an opportunity to complete a wellness survey that will provide insight into which mental and behavioral health areas are of highest importance or need for the CCC student body.
“This is a great opportunity for us as a campus to ask students what mental health services they are needing and wanting and then provide them with direct services,” said Director of Counseling, Advising, & Student Life, Marcus Smith. “Through this grant we will be able to provide high quality mental health presentations to increase coping techniques and stress/anxiety reducing strategies to improve the mental wellbeing of all our students.”
CCC’s mental health team plans to offer four events over the course of the academic year on wellness topics identified by those student surveys. Additional on-and-off campus resources and information relating to the topic will be given to students after each event. Students who attend the events will have the chance to win giveaways geared towards improving mental health such as stress balls, water bottles, and meditation resources.
Clovis Community College (CCC) provides high-quality education and training improves the lives of all students and ignites economic vitality in the Eastern New Mexico Region. CCC offers over 66 associate degree and certificate programs, community development, and customized business training and adult education in face-to-face or online format. Whether the courses on campus or online, they are taught by dedicated and qualified faculty.