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Monthly Archives: February, 2021

  1. photo of Ericka John

    Social Work Student Ericka John Creates Drama Club for Shiprock Youth

    February 24, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – Eighth-grade students in Shiprock, New Mexico, have the chance to express themselves artistically in an after-school drama club, thanks to New Mexico Highlands University social work student Ericka John. Going forward, John plans to build on the success of the drama club once COVID health orders make it…

  2. Highlands University carpenter Miguel Griego installs the first of three little free library boxes at the university’s Melody Park Feb. 23. Photo: Sean Weaver, University Relations

    Highlands Offers Three Little Free Libraries to Public

    February 24, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University joined the worldwide little free library book sharing movement with three boxes installed on the Las Vegas campus Feb. 23 and Feb. 24. The Highlands University little free library book boxes are located in parks on campus, including the west side of Melody Park,…

  3. Portrait of Brooklyn Aragon

    Brooklyn Aragon Wins National Institutes of Health Fellowship

    February 17, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University chemistry senior Brooklyn Aragon received a biomedical post-baccalaureate fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Aragon of Las Vegas, New Mexico, has earned a 4.0 GPA to date and is the first in her family to attend college. Her concentration…

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    Joedy Quintana Headed to Veterinary School

    February 16, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University biology graduate Joedy Quintana will  follow her dreams to veterinary school with Massey University in New Zealand and Michigan State University both accepting her to their veterinary programs. Quintana, a Sapello, New Mexico native, graduated from Highlands in May 2019 with a B.S. in…

  5. logo of Highlands Loves Wide

    Highlands Loves Virtual Gala Participants Pledge More Than $61,000

    February 12, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – Participants at the Highlands Loves Virtual Gala Feb. 10 pledged more than $61,000 for student scholarships and other programs, including ones related to COVID-19 hardships. “People seemed relaxed and eager to participate and do something out-of-the-ordinary,” said Juli Salman, Highlands alumni director. “The Virtual Gala was very engaging…

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    Highlands to Build A Cultural Park

    February 10, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University will break ground later this month for a cultural park designed for events such as traditional Matanza pig roasts. Matanzas have been a part of New Mexican culture and history since the first Spanish conquistadors arrived in the area in the 16th century. Highlands…

  7. Kip Coggins Social Work Scholarship Announced

    February 8, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University will establish a scholarship in memory of  Kip Coggins, a professor in the Facundo Valdez School of Social Work who died Sept. 1, 2020. The scholarship will be for undergraduate and graduate social work students who are Hispanic and/or from lower socio-economic backgrounds at…

  8. photo of Miriam Langer

    Mellon Foundation Grant for Media Arts to Preserve New Mexico Community Histories

    February 5, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University Media Arts and Technology Department will build a digital community-based archive to preserve the histories of villages and towns of Northern New Mexico, thanks to a $970,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Some of the communities that will benefit include Las…

  9. KEDP and KANW Radio To Collaborate

    February 4, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highland University and Albuquerque Public Schools are collaborating to bring KEDP radio back to the airwaves in Las Vegas. The collaboration brings KEDP together with KANW from Albuquerque. KEDP 91.1 will be rebroadcasting KANW New Mexico Public Radio later this month. “KANW is respected across New…

  10. photo of Becky Kappus

    Becky Kappus Leads Teacher Licensure Fast Track Program

    February 3, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M – Becky Kappus now leads the New Mexico Highlands University’s fast track online teacher licensure program aimed at getting professionals with bachelor’s degrees or higher into education careers faster. Kappus has more than 30 years of educator experience, including working as a university education professor and administrator, education program…

  11. photo of Jennifer Lindline

    Jennifer Lindline Serves on Upper Pecos Watershed Association Board

    February 1, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University geology professor Jennifer Lindline was appointed to serve on the Upper Pecos Watershed Association (UPWA) board of directors. “The Upper Pecos Watershed Association is the main group with their boots-on-the-ground identifying stretches of the Upper Pecos River in Northern New Mexico that are impaired…

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    Professor Lewis Borck to Talk on Virtual Archaeology Panel

    February 1, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University anthropology professor Lewis Borck is a panelist  at a Feb. 3 virtual discussion that explores how renewed organizing among Black, Indigenous and other heritage professionals happened globally in 2020. Sapiens, an anthropology magazine, is sponsoring the event. It is part of a webinar series…