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Monthly Archives: June, 2017

  1. Ruben Aragón Named to Two Library Leadership Positions

    Las Vegas, N.M. –  New Mexico Highlands University Donnelly Library director Ruben Aragón leads the 22-state consortium Amigos Library Services as the new chairman for its board of directors. The consortium is a nonprofit that represents 800 libraries and works to help them obtain affordable information technology to facilitate collaboration and resource sharing among its…

  2. Pharmacy Student Grateful For Highlands University President’s Mentoring

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University graduate and second-year doctor of pharmacy student Marcus García said his most important mentor is Highlands President Sam Minner. “Dr. Minner has provided me with valuable insight on my career goals and helps keep me motivated,” García said. “He has given me added inspiration to always work hard and…

  3. Highlands Offers Only Dedicated K-12 Computer Science Maker Space in State

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University offers the only dedicated computer science maker space in the state where K-12 youth get hands-on experience creating their own projects from robots to exploring virtual reality, thanks to an investment from Los Alamos National Laboratory. “Our new computer science classrooms for youth at Highlands are what’s…

  4. Biology Graduate Finds Career Success in Homeland of Vietnam

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A Highlands University biology graduate returned to his homeland of Vietnam to work as a technical development project manager for a leading seafood company that is increasing food supplies for his country and internationally. Son Tran, B.S. biology 2015, joined Viet-UC Seafood in January 2016. “My company is conducting trials on…

  5. Students Volunteer in Africa to Teach Revolutionary Ultrasound Device to Medical Students

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University students are volunteering in Namibia, Africa, this summer teaching medical students and others how to use a revolutionary hand-held portable diagnostic ultrasound device that has the power to save lives. Molly Enenbach, a 2016 Highlands biology graduate who begins medical school in August, and James Foster, a…

  6. Cowboys to Play on New Turf Thanks to Donors

    LAS VEGAS, NM – New Mexico Highlands’ will have a new football field thanks to a couple with a long history of giving to Las Vegas and the university. Leveo Sanchez and his wife Patricia donated $500,000 to replace the football field along with another $100,000 to renovate the Stu Clark athletics building. “From my…

  7. HU Professor’s Sculpture to be Featured in International Festival

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University fine arts professor David Lobdell’s fire sculpture will be featured at the international Festival of High Temperatures June 23 – 25 in the heart of the medieval city of Wroclow, Poland. Lobdell is among the internationally acclaimed artists the Academy of Art and Design in Wroclow invited…

  8. High School Equivalence Test Offered at Highlands Beginning June 21 – 22

      Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University begins offering New Mexico HISET, a high school equivalency exam, June 21 – 22 at the university’s main campus in Las Vegas. The Highlands Office of Academic Support will offer the test, which is also scheduled at Highlands for July 5 – 6 and August 9 – 10….

  9. Media Arts Facility Named McCaffrey Historic Trolley Building

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The new state-of-the-art Media Arts and Technology Department facility at New Mexico Highlands University has been named the McCaffrey Historic Trolley Building in honor of a generous alumni couple. The university’s Board of Regents unanimously approved the building name at a public meeting May 31, with Leveo Sánchez, board chairman, making…

  10. Clarence Romero New Chief of Police

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Clarence Romero is the new police chief at New Mexico Highlands University, bringing more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, including 20 years in management, to the university. Romero is already a familiar face at Highlands. He joined the Police Department in 2012 as a patrol officer and served as…