Pi Day Cancelled



Community Band Concert on Sunday is also cancelled.

Statement made March 11, 2020:

New Mexico Junior College has announced that the annual Pi Day event scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2020 has been cancelled. The Community Band concert Sunday March 15, has also been cancelled.

Dr. Kelvin Sharp, president of New Mexico Junior College said, “Wednesday morning, Governor Lujan-Grisham declared a State of Emergency in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus in New Mexico. As part of her declaration, she is cancelling all large-scale state events, and has asked private organizations to do the same.” Sharp continued, “The Pi Day event is a great activity for students and parents in Lea County but we believe that now is not the time to hold an activity that will bring over 5,000 people into the Lea County Event Center.”

“I regret this decision but we must be extremely cautious for our students, their families, and our college staff,” Sharp said.

NMJC will continue to hold classes, and will make every effort to complete the current academic year. However, Dr. Sharp has stated that the administration will be monitoring the situation daily, and will be prepared to scale back additional activities if necessary.

You can read the Governor's statement here.