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Monthly Archives: December, 2019

  1. Photo of Joshua Sloan.

    Highlands’ Forestry Program Accredited Through 2029

    December 16, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – The Society of American Foresters announced full accreditation for the New Mexico Highlands University forestry program through Dec. 31, 2029. Highlands has the only accredited post-secondary forestry program in the state of New Mexico. Highlands offers a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry. “Accreditation is inherently a mark…

  2. Photo of three students at Legislature.

    Highlands Legislative Fellows Attend State Capitol Hearing

    December 13, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Legislative Fellows Program students began learning about the legislative process during a visit to the New Mexico State Capitol Dec. 11. Eleven Highlands students, accompanied by their staff and faculty leaders, listened to a hearing of the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee, which heard a…

  3. Photo of Senator Campos speaking with two students.

    Legislative Fellows Visit State Capitol December 11

    Photo: Margaret McKinney/Highlands University New Mexico State Sen. Pete Campos, left, talks to Highlands Legislative Fellows Aailinn Martínez and Xochilt Ramos Gonzalez during a visit to the State Capitol Dec. 11, 2019. Eleven Highlands Legislative Fellows visited the capitol as part of a program aimed at introducing students to leadership opportunities at the state level….

  4. Photo of Reynaldo Maestas

    Reynaldo Maestas New Assistant Director of Admissions

    December 10, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – For the new assistant director of admissions at New Mexico Highlands University, the position feels like coming home. Reynaldo Maestas grew up on a horse ranch in Rociada, New Mexico, northwest of Las Vegas. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Highlands in 2006 and his…

  5. Photo of Clarissa Rudolph-Hastings.

    Highlands Alumna’s Book Headed to Becoming a Movie

    December 9, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University alumna Clarissa Rudolph-Hastings’ novel, “The Healing Basket,” is headed toward becoming a movie. “Writing for me is medicine for the soul,” said Rudolph-Hastings, a Las Vegas, New Mexico native who graduated from Highlands in 1998 with a master’s degree in counseling. Trilogy Christian Publishing…

  6. Ehling to Begin as HU Athletic Director

    LAS VEGAS, NM – When Andrew Ehling thinks about his past, he is grateful to have a long list of coaches and mentors who have helped him become the person he is today. “I’ve been blessed being surrounded by great people and great leaders,” Ehling said. Ehling, who will be Highlands University’s next athletic director,…

  7. Photo of Jasmine Jishie and Jessica Coriz.

    Two Native American MBA Students Receive Scholarships

    December 4, 2019 Las Vegas, New Mexico – Two New Mexico Highlands University MBA students have received scholarships from REDW, LLC accounting through the American Indian Graduate Center. Jessica Coriz, of  San Ildefonso Pueblo and Jasmine Jishie, of the Navajo Nation each received $2,500 scholarships. Jessica Coriz, 32, earned her bachelor’s degree in business with…

  8. Image of Plaza Hotel by Behshad Yekkeh/Media Arts and Technology

    Media Arts and Technology Fall Exhibit December 11

    December 4, 2018 Las Vegas, N.M – New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology students will showcase their work in the department’s annual fall exhibit December 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the university’s McCaffrey Historic Trolley Building at 1183 San Francisco Ave. The exhibit is open to the public. “We welcome visitors to the…

  9. Photo of Theresa Law dressed as Hogwarts Professor Minerva McGonagall.

    Foundation’s Hogwarts Holiday Family Tea Party December 14

    December 2, 2019 Las Vegas, New Mexico – The New Mexico Highlands Foundation presents a Hogwarts Holiday Family Tea Party Dec. 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the university’s Sala de Madrid building at 801 University Ave. “The popularity of the Harry Potter books transcends generation and age,” said Juli Salman, alumni affairs director….