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Monthly Archives: May, 2019

  1. Educator: Adapt To The Changing Face Of Higher Education

    ALBUQUERQUE, NM – American universities need to look inward to develop solutions to help more students graduate, a noted educator told an audience of university and government officials from across New Mexico. “There’s no excuse for sitting on the sidelines, because you can make big changes,” said Timothy Renick, whom Washington Monthly magazine named as…

  2. Martín Montoya Art Exhibition at Ray Drew Gallery

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands presents the work of Las Vegas, New Mexico artist Martín Montoya through June 21 in the Ray Drew Gallery in Donnelly Library at 802 National Ave. The closing artist’s reception is June 16 from 3 to 5 p.m. Montoya said he’s always been an artist. “I drew pictures…

  3. Kent Reid: USAID Volunteer Adviser in the Dominican Republic          

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – Kent Reid, director of the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute at New Mexico Highlands University, volunteered May 5 – 19 in the Dominican Republic providing advice on strategic planning to protect water resources. Reid was on assignment with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as part…

  4. High Marks to Highlands in Alumni Survey

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University’s alumni who graduated in 2015 and 2016 gave the university high marks for the value of their education relative to cost, with a total of 93 percent reporting being satisfied or very satisfied. The Highlands Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research administered the alumni survey in March…

  5. Board of Regents Meeting Friday, June 7

    The New Mexico Highlands University Board of Regents will hold a meeting on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., in the Margaret J. Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Avenue, NMHU Main Campus.  The meeting will be zoomed: https://nmhu.zoom.us/j/122824474 The meeting agenda will be available seventy-two (72) hours prior to the meeting in the Office…

  6. Vatos Rugby Player Nominated for Life of Significance Award

    Las Vegas, New Mexico ­– New Mexico Highlands University graduate Justin Stallworth has been nominated for a Life of Significance Award for his volunteer service. Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company named Stallworth as a finalist for the national award, writing that he “exemplifies great commitment to each and every one of his purposes in life.”…

  7. Music Grad Reyes Montoya Inducted into Latin Grammy Association

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Reyes Montoya, who graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in music production from New Mexico Highlands University in May 2019, was inducted into the Latin Grammy Association in April. The 22-year-old native of the tiny village of Sunshine, New Mexico, near Ribera started a recording career with his first release…

  8. Gabi Hernandez Addresses Diversity Summit

    Highlands alumna Gabi Hernandez speaks about organizing for resistance and change at Highlands’ statewide Diversity Summit May 22. Hernandez is a nationally and internationally known social justice advocate and graphic artist. More than 110 people participated in the two-day Diversity Summit, which the Highlands Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council sponsored.    

  9. New Homeland Security Course at NMHU

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University is offering a new Introduction to Homeland Security course through a partnership with the Santa Fe Police Department. Robert Vasquez, deputy chief of police of the Santa Fe Police Department and an expert in homeland security, will teach the course, which begins June 3 and continues…

  10. NMHU Hosts ‘Girls Can’ with AAUW

    Las Vegas, N.M. – More than 140 fifth-grade girls from the Las Vegas, New Mexico, area and Pecos schools gained hands-on career knowledge from New Mexico Highlands University science faculty and community members at an American Association of University Women (AAUW)  “Girls Can” program May 16 at the university. The Las Vegas Chapter of the…

  11. Elisabeth Valenzuela Coordinates New Regional School Partnership

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Elisabeth Valenzuela is the first coordinator for the Regional School Partnership, a collaboration among Pojoaque Valley Public Schools, Los Alamos National Laboratory and New Mexico Highlands University that aims to support improved teaching and learning. The innovative partnership, launched in October 2018, is the first of its kind in New Mexico…

  12. Alumna Felicia Ortiz adresses NMHU’s 2019 grads

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Take advantage of opportunities to give back to your community and mentor others, Highlands alumna and successful businesswoman Felicia Ortiz told graduates at the Highlands University main campus commencement May 11. A total of 984 students are on track to graduate in 2019 from Highlands and its centers, with 425 students…

  13. NMHU Students Win New Mexico Geological Society Scholarships

    Las Vegas, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University environmental geology students, from left, Kate Diem, Donavan Kandjii, James Boyle and Eric Martínez received scholarships May 8 from the New Mexico Geological Society for the coming academic year. Diem, Kandjii and Martínez each received $100 book scholarships and Boyle received a $500 outstanding senior scholarship.

  14. Veronica Black Named Center for Teaching Excellence Coordinator

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Veronica Black is the new interim coordinator for the Center for Teaching Excellence at New Mexico Highlands University. “The most appealing thing about this position is the opportunity to champion faculty to design experiences for their learning,” Black said. “This directly ties to my experience at the Teacher’s College at Columbia…

  15. Statewide Diversity Summit at NMHU May 21 – 22

    The free summit will be held in the Highlands Student Center Ballroom, 800 National Ave., from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. May 21 and from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 22. “The overall purpose of the diversity summit is to raise awareness about statewide issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education…

  16. West Las Vegas Students Visit Highlands for Jimmy Santiago Baca Workshop

      Las Vegas, N.M. – World-renowned poet and author Jimmy Santiago Baca taught a writing workshop to 100 West Las Vegas High School students May 6 at New Mexico Highlands University. “Write your own book,” Baca told the students. “I could be looking at the next Pulitzer Prize winner.” West Las Vegas High School English…

  17. NMHU Students Create Multimedia Experience at Jemez Historic Site

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Fifteen media arts students in New Mexico Highlands University’s one-of-a-kind Program for Interactive Cultural Technology (PICT) have redesigned the Jemez Historic Site visitor center with immersive media for an in-depth look at the region’s cultural history. The new exhibit will open to the public May 18. The PICT students created floor-to-ceiling…

  18. Becca Sharp, Jamie García Awarded Seabury Fellowships

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Two New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology students have each received $2,500 fellowships to develop independent projects, thanks to the Seabury Foundation and the Highlands Foundation. Becca Sharp, an Albuquerque native and third-generation Highlands student, received the 2018-2019 Seabury Fellowship and Jamie García, a native of Las Vegas, New…