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Monthly Archives: September, 2017

  1. New Initiative Aims to Provide Exceptional Customer Service

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – A new initiative at New Mexico Highlands University aims to provide exceptional customer service to students. Highlands launched its campuswide Power of Service program Sept. 28 with a “How May I Help You?” kickoff event and three-hour customer service training offered in two sessions. “In my view, we provide a…

  2. HU Names Kimberly Blea Dean of Students

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Kimberly Blea knows firsthand how an education at New Mexico Highlands University can lift individuals out of poverty. Blea, a Las Vegas, New Mexico native, is the new permanent dean of students at Highlands. “Highlands provides access to education to all students, especially those who are first-generation, low income, and underprepared,”…

  3. HU Round Up Draws High School Students From Across State

    Las Vegas, N.M. – High school students from across New Mexico visited Highlands University Sept. 23 for the HU Roundup to learn what the university has to offer. The Zuni Pueblo was well represented along with students from Las Vegas, Silver City, Española and Farmington. “This is the first time high school students from across…

  4. Department of English Professor Wins Prestigious Poetry Award

    Las Vegas, N.M. – A New Mexico Highlands University Department of English professor is the winner of the prestigious 2017 Akron Poetry Prize. Tyler Mills’ poetry book, Hawk Parable, was selected from among 606 national entries for the award. The University of Akron Press will publish Mills’ book. “This book is about a family mystery,…

  5. High School Students Learn About Science Disciplines at National Wildlife Refuge

    Las Vegas, N.M – High school students from Northern New Mexico experienced science disciplines firsthand at a national wildlife refuge, thanks to a partnership between Highlands University and the Denver Zoo. The STEM Showdown event took place at the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge, a 4,224-acre property on the Mora River 30 minutes north of…

  6. “Dreamer” Neyli Castillo Thrives at Highlands

    Las Vegas, N.M – Neyli Castillo said New Mexico Highlands University has always been a safe haven and a place of opportunity for her. The 22-year-old undocumented “dreamer” earned both her MBA and bachelor’s degree in business from Highlands. She works as an assistant to the university’s finance director. “I came to Highlands in 2012,…

  7. Track and Soccer Athletes Receive Cowgirl Way Scholarships

    Las Vegas, N.M – Two hard-working Highlands University women athletes received Cowgirl Way scholarships. Joedy Quintana, a 400-meter hurdler for the track team, and Andrea Medina, a defender for the soccer team, both received $500 scholarships from Southwest Capital Bank. Quintana is a junior from Sapello, New Mexico, majoring in biology. She maintains a 3.0…

  8. Highlands Sends Team to Texas for Hurricane Harvey Relief

      Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is sending a 40-member team of faculty, students and staff to Texas to provide aid to the survivors of Hurricane Harvey, which experts are calling the largest natural disaster in U.S. history. Hurricane Harvey made landfall in south-central Texas late Aug. 25 as a category-four hurricane,…

  9. Highlands a Leader in Best Bang for the Buck Category

    Las Vegas, N.M –  New Mexico Highlands University is a leading college in the best bang for the buck category, according to Washington Monthly magazine. In a study published in August 2017, Washington Monthly ranked Highlands 74th in the Western United States for colleges that help non-wealthy students attain a marketable degree at affordable prices….

  10. Cheech and Chong Perform at Highlands October 13

      Las Vegas, N.M – The legendary comedy duo Cheech and Chong will perform Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. in New Mexico Highlands’ Wilson Complex, 1241 9th St. Over the course of their career, Cheech and Chong have starred in seven films together and recorded six gold comedy albums, including the 1974 Grammy Award-winning Los…

  11. Highlands Mourns Death of Chemistry Professor Emeritus Robert Amai

    New Mexico Highlands University is mourning the Sept. 4 death of Robert Amai, a beloved chemistry professor emeritus. Amai taught full time at Highlands from 1962 – 1988, chairing the Chemistry Department from 1969 – 1974. In 1986, he became the first faculty member to receive both the Professor of the Year Award and Distinguished…

  12. 2017 Homecoming Honorees

    Tomás Salazar 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Tomás Salazar, the first Hispanic from New Mexico to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of New Mexico, is a lifelong education leader and former dean of Highlands’ College of Arts and Sciences. Salazar is also a New Mexico legislator, serving with distinction since 2013 in the House…

  13. Las Vegas Part of 1960s Community Storytelling Project

    Las Vegas, N.M – If you have a story to tell about your involvement in the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s, Highlands University wants to hear it. The New Mexico History Museum chose Las Vegas as one of five communities statewide to participate in the Turn On, Tune In Community Storytelling Project. Highlands is…

  14. Legendary NYC Graffiti Artist Al Díaz Visits Highlands

    Las Vegas, N.M – Legendary New York City subway graffiti artist Al Díaz told media arts students at New Mexico Highlands to look within when creating art. “The most authentic art people create is art that reflects your own experiences and what you believe,” said Díaz, whose work is exhibited and collected internationally. Díaz was…