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Monthly Archives: June, 2020

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    HU Alumna Shanea Strachan Receives UK Scholarship for Film Study

    June 30, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Shanea Strachan, a New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology alumna, received a United Kingdom Chevening Scholarship to enroll at Bournemouth University in Dorset, England to pursue a master’s degree in producing film and television. The British High Commission Nassau awarded Strachan, a Freeport, Grand Bahama native,…

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    NMHU Gets CARES Act Grant for Cultural Preservation

    June 24, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology faculty and graduates will help preserve Indigenous and Hispanic cultural memories in Northern New Mexico, thanks to a National Endowment for the Humanities grant from the U.S. Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Miriam Langer, chair of the…

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    Ambassador Program Aims to Graduate Students for Health Careers

    June 22, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is joining forces with the University of New Mexico for a program aimed at graduating Highlands students into health careers. The Health Sciences Ambassadors Program will be implemented at the Achieving in Research, Math and Science (ARMAS) Center at Highlands and is sponsored by…

  4. Highlands Restructures Recruitment, Admissions and Retention

    Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University has made structural changes in its recruitment, admissions and retention offices, making it easier for students to apply to Highlands and stay actively engaged throughout their student experience until they graduate. Theresa Law, formerly the vice president of advancement, is now the vice president of student and…

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    Graduates Give Highlands High Marks in Survey

    June 15, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University graduates gave the university high marks for quality of instruction and satisfaction with their college experience, meeting and exceeding 95% satisfaction on these and other measures. The Highlands Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research administered the survey online in spring 2020 to students that…

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    Mary Earick New School of Education Dean at Highlands

    June 10, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Mary Earick is the new dean of the School of Education at New Mexico Highlands University after a national search. Earick comes to Highlands July 1 from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, where she has served as the director for the Holmes Center for School Partnerships and…

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    Highlands and Las Vegas Mourn Death of Bob Mishler, Professor Emeritus

    June 8, 2020   Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University and the Las Vegas community are mourning the May 24 death of Bob Mishler, a beloved anthropology professor emeritus and community leader. He was 83.  Mishler joined Highlands in 1969 as the university’s first full-time anthropology faculty member, the beginning of a distinguished…

  8. Plans for Reopening Highlands Campus Stress Health and Safety

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University is moving ahead cautiously to reopen its campus for fall semester 2020, according to Sam Minner, the university’s president. “The health and safety of the Highlands family will be honored above all else,” Minner said. “Although I anticipate some form of face to face instruction this…

  9. Criminology Master’s Degree Program in Development

    June 4, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is developing the first criminology master’s degree program in New Mexico that will be offered through distance education. Gloria Gadsden, a criminal justice associate professor at Highlands, developed the criminology master’s program proposal within the university’s Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice. “The…

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    Alumnus Michael Jackson Receives Awards for Highlands Marketing Video

    June 2, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology alumnus Michael Jackson won a 2020 Telly Award and a 2020 New Mexico ADDY award for a marketing video his creative agency produced for Highlands. The award-winning “Together We Are One” video can be seen at https://vimeo.com/377662679 Jackson co-founded Mya…