The Lea County Women’s Network held their monthly luncheon on November 21, 2014 at Pacific Rim.  Pledge of the allegiance was led by Yvonne Dorman and Prayer was led by Vicki Allen.  The Luncheon was attended by several members and four scholarship recipients.

LCWN Guest Speaker:  Courtney Puryear, Director of Energy Programs at NMJC

Courtney Puryear


Courtney is from Texas and follow her husband when he was transfer to Hobbs.

After working a couple of jobs, she found her current job with NMJC by networking.  She works between nuclear businesses and the JC    to ensure the college is providing the classes and degree programs the Nuclear & Oil industry are needing.  She builds relationships between the businesses and NMJC.

NMJC currently has an online nuclear degree program, which can be obtain in two years.  Students completing this program can start working in the nuclear industry and possibly start making close to 80k a year.  NMJC currently has close to 100 students enrolled in the nuclear online degree program.


In Network News, President Rebecca Long gave out four scholarship certificate to current LCWN scholarship recipients.

scholarship recipents

LCWN will be having an ornament exchange at their December Luncheon.


The Lea County Women’s Network is dedicated to a professional, education, and personal support network for the women of Lea County.  LCWN is a non-profit 510(c)3 that provides a Student Mentor Program for high school girls in Lea County and a Scholarship Program for female students attending either NMJC or USW.  Anyone interested in donating or being a part of this organization can contact LCWN website at or Facebook page: