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Students, Faculty Honored at Student Leadership Banquet

4/24/2014

Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University honored numerous outstanding students and faculty at the 16th annual Student Leadership Recognition Banquet on April 9.

The Office of Campus life organizes the event each year.

“The Student Leadership Banquet is a great opportunity to recognize students, clubs, faculty and staff for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the university,” said Margaret Gonzales, director of Campus Life.

Student of the Year – Autumn Woods, double-major English/vocal performance junior

Professor of the Year – Tatiana Timofeeva, chemistry professor

Staff Member of the Year – Elizabeth Ratzlaff, ARMAS coordinator

Outstanding English Graduate Student – Katherine López

Outstanding General Chemistry Students  –  Drew Martin, Maranda Sorensen, and Karla Ordonez

Outstanding in Organic Chemistry – Alyssa Espinoza, Kathryn Hamann, and Melicio Perea

Outstanding Organic Chemistry Senior – Jared Womack

Outstanding Natural Resource Management Student – Robert Ortega  

Outstanding Environmental Geology Student– Kathryn Mahan and John Lynch

Outstanding Biology Student (Academic) – Toni Cognasi

Outstanding Biology Student (Research) – Lisa McBride

Outstanding Graduate Student (Natural Sciences Biology) – Jose Griego

Outstanding Exercise and Sports Science Student – Stephanie Santillanes

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges– Undergraduate Students

Airi Natsumushi, Guillermo Martínez, Landon Grant, Alexis Hustito, Henrique Chavez, Lanae Dickinson, Alyssa López, Iris Mancera, Marisol Peña, Alyssa Saucedo, Jacklin Vigil, Miranda Martinez, Andrea Lopez, Jayme King, Neyli Castillo, Brooke Ramírez, Jereece Maxwell, Prabesh Dahal, Craig Cassidy, Jerika Lujan, Ramon Martínez, Dacia Padilla, Joseph Domínguez, Ryan Armijo, Danisha Phipps, Juan Jauregui, Ryan Romero, Devon Allen, Juan Sánchez, Sheneika Rochester, Diane Vigil-Hayes, Kassandra Jiron, Tania Hatathlie, Easton Hargrave, Kemoy Christie, Theodore Gonzáles, Grace Thompson, Kushum Shrestha, and Trish Simpson

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges – Graduate Students

Yolanda Elias, Crystal Montoya, Donna Abreu, Kristen Birkines, Jocelyn Danchick, Karen Georgina, Megan Larez, Roberta Leyba, David Romero, Kimberly Thornton, Tim Valentine, Adam Brister, Angelica Arellano, Leticia Romero, Crystal Sione, Nicole Robinson, Tiffany Abeyta, Sasha Rollins, Amanda Stang, and Sarah Vigil  

Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society –

Ashley M. Olivas, Kelin Jiménez, Kemoy Christie, Lucrecia Benally, Brittany Montoya, Veronica Sorrelhorse, Johannah Ruddy, and Dionna Tippeconnie

Highlands Sigma Xi Chapter – Alfonso Trujillo                  

Club of the Year – Vatos Rugby

Rehabilitation Counseling Club – Beth Leitman

Forestry Club – Elyssa Duran, Juan Jauregui, and Santiago García

Student Ambassadors – Pedro Castillon and Alejandra Roa 

Athletics – Soccer Players Molly Enenbach and Grace Thompson

ARMAS – Laurel Carr, Supplemental Instruction Leader; Rachael Lucero, Front Desk Support; Christopher Torres, Math Tutor; and Lorenzo Herrera, Dedicated Student & Frequent ARMAS User 

Student Ambassador for Career Services – Lorenzo Herrera

Student Career Development Award – Kathryn Hamann

Career Services Outstanding Faculty Ambassadors – Yonseek Kim, Exercise & Sport Science,  Orit Tamir, Anthropology, and Jessica Hindman, English

International Education Center – Laura Barriga, Airi Natsumushi, and Chrys Djatche

Student Support Services/Tutoring – Kassandra Jiron, Damien Alire, and Joe Arguello



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