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Monthly Archives: June, 2013

  1. Highlands Awarded Grant for Teacher Education

    Belinda Laumbach Las Vegas, N.M. — The New Mexico Highlands University School of Education was awarded a state grant for Memorial Middle School teachers to pursue advanced degrees at Highlands. The $80,000 New Mexico Department of Higher Education grant will fund the university’s new FAST program, or Friday Academy for Standards-Based Teaching, as well as…

  2. Linder to Conduct Research at Johns Hopkins

    Carol Linder Las Vegas, N.M. –New Mexico Highlands biology professor Carol Linder will complete a research sabbatical this fall in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins University, one of the premier research institutions in the world. Linder, a cell and reproductive biology scientist, joined the Highlands University faculty in 2004 and established her Reproductive Biology Laboratory in…

  3. Media Arts Student’s Book Published

    Shanea Strachan Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University media arts student Shanea Strachan’s book about her spiritual journey following her father’s death was published and released June 4. Strachan, 21, started writing as a child, with her pieces ranging from poetry to screenplays. When her  father died suddenly in December 2010, the Freeport, Bahamas native…

  4. Geology Grad Accepted into Michigan Tech Program

    Marine Foucher Las Vegas, NM — New Mexico Highlands University geology graduate is headed for a geophysics doctoral program at Michigan Technological Institute, one of the top research universities in the country. The 24-year-old native of Lisieux, France graduated in May 2012 with a master’s degree in geology and a 3.9 GPA. For her master’s thesis…

  5. Education Graduate Named Maxwell Superintendent

    Lynn Romero Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University education graduate  was named superintendent for Maxwell Municipal Schools in northeastern New Mexico. Romero, a longtime social studies teacher, is a 2012 graduate of the educational leadership graduate program in the Highlands University School of Education. She also earned her B.A. at Highlands, majoring in…

  6. HU’s Fine Art Collection Featured in Exhibit

    Photo by Margaret McKinney/Highlands University Curvilinear Face, a weaving by world-renowned fiber artist Evelyn Hill Anselevicius, is part of an exhibit of the Highlands University fine art collection in the Ray Drew Gallery. Tall Ventura Pot by Paul Volckening, a leader in the American Studio Pottery Movement and once a longtime fine arts professor at…

  7. HU Graduate Gets National Attention for Makerspace

    Mariano Ulibarri Las Vegas, N.M. –New Mexico Highlands University media arts graduate Mariano Ulibarri put Las Vegas on the map in the makerspace movement when he established the fifth Hacker Scouts guild in the country, with cities like New York, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles following suit. Ulibarri’s cutting-edge Parachute Factory makerspace at 166 Bridge…

  8. MBA Graduate Angandje Excels

    Bernard Ndoping Angandje Las Vegas, N.M. — Outstanding New Mexico Highlands University MBA graduate Bernard Ndoping Angandje was a commencement speaker in May for the University of Texas McCombs School of Business in Austin. Angandje received the 2013 Master of Public Accounting Student Leadership Award from UT this spring semester along with his MPA degree….