Yearly Archives: 2022

  1. NMHU Associate VP Denise Montoya Named Vice-Chair of LANL Foundation Board

    Montoya is working to bring more resources to rural communities in Northern New Mexico November 8, 2022 Dr. Denise Montoya, New Mexico Highlands University’s Associate Vice President for Finance, Administration, and Government Relations was named the new Vice-Chair of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation Board. Montoya served as the LANL Foundation Board’s Secretary…

  2. Icon

    New Mexico Highlands University Launches Three New Business Degrees

    Online programs designed to meet the demands of working professionals strengthening their skillset November 7, 2022 The Department of Business Administration at Highlands University is pleased to announce three new degree programs: a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in healthcare administration, a Bachelor of Applied Science in General Business, and a Bachelor of…

  3. Detailed poster reflecting hematological research process

    NMHU’s Santos-Medina wins prestigious AMP award

    Non-traditional NMHU biology student’s research takes home top prize  LAS VEGAS, NM – New Mexico Highlands University biology major Laura Santos-Medina’s research poster won first place at the New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation (NMAMP) conference on Friday, October 7, in Las Cruces, NM. The poster, which explains the influence of arsenic on various blood…

  4. Image of library building

    Free Community COVID Testing Continues at NMHU

    New Mexico Highlands University continues to offer twice-weekly COVID testing in Melody Park for the campus and Las Vegas community. The free testing is held on Tuesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays from 2 until 3:30 p.m. “Testing started in the fall of 2021 and will continue as long as we can,” said…

  5. LTRG logo

    Fire- and Flood-related Assistance

    LAS VEGAS, NM — The Mora-San Miguel Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG) has paired with Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) at New Mexico Highlands University to assist those affected by the recent fire and water disasters. The two groups – which share many of the same volunteers – have been collecting information on specific unmet needs…

  6. photo of the science building

    New Mexico Highlands University Offers New Degree in Wildlife Biology and Conservation

    The new degree provides foundational skills for professions in wildlife and animal management. LAS VEGAS, NM—Following a soft launch in the spring, New Mexico Highlands University has now fully launched its new bachelor of science degree in wildlife biology and  conservation. Biology professor and department chair Dr. Jesus Rivas said creating the program was a…

  7. photo tec building

    NMHU Professor, Dr. PJ Sedillo Receives Advocate of the Year Award

    In his research, teaching, and advocacy, Dr. Sedillo champions LGBTQ+ students and Gifted students October 3, 2022 Highlands University Professor Dr. PJ Sedillo has been selected by the New Mexico Association for the Gifted as the 2022-2023 Advocate of the Year. Sedillo is an Associate Professor of Special Education and the Gifted Department Chair at…

  8. Photo of teacher and two students

    Highlands University Students Launch Water Conservation Campaign

    After the fires and flooding, students at NMHU are working to educate others about how to reduce water use September 30, 2022 In response to the dwindling clean water supply in Las Vegas, New Mexico, students at New Mexico Highlands University have created a water conservation campaign to help educate the campus and wider community…

  9. students in SHRM chapter smile at camera

    Highlands University Student Chapter Receives Merit Award from Society of Human Resource Management

    Chapter recognized for providing student opportunities September 24, 2022 Las Vegas, NM, September 22, 2022—The student chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) at Highlands University received a 2021-2022 Merit Award from the international SHRM organization for their excellence in programming opportunities for members. Dr. Melanie Zollner, Assistant Professor of Management and faculty…

  10. A pair of hands hold a box of food items

    NMHU awarded $50,000 for College Food Security Initiative

    Initiative will include a digital campaign, workshops, and speaking events to destigmatize hunger September 23, 2022 New Mexico Highlands University has received $50,000 from the Higher Education Department’s Addressing College Food Security grant. The funding will be used to support Highlands CAFÉ (Caring About Food Equity), which will address food security, destigmatize hunger, and emphasize…

  11. Image of library building

    New Mexico Highlands University Awarded $20.5 Million in State Endowment Funds

    Funding to boost critical needs in New Mexico’s rural and Native communities September 21, 2022 New Mexico Highlands University has been awarded $20.5 million in endowment funding from New Mexico’s Higher Education Department (HED) to bolster its education, social work, and nursing degree programs. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Roxanne Gonzales, said…

  12. Forever Cowboy Student Award 2022: Carmelita Sanchez

    When Carmelita Sanchez enrolled at New Mexico Highlands University in the fall of 2019, she had no idea she would complete her entire undergraduate education during a pandemic. Despite her unusual college experience, Sanchez said taking online classes helped her accelerate her studies. She graduated this year with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and minor…

  13. Distinguished Young Alumnus Award 2022: Justin Montoya

    Justin Montoya attended Highlands University for both his bachelor’s degree in exercise science and his master’s degree in exercise physiology. A Las Vegas native, Montoya hoped to use his degrees in his hometown. “When I got out of college and sought out employment in Las Vegas, I didn’t have any avenues in terms of health…

  14. NMHU Spirit Award 2022: Rosemarie Montoya

    When the Hermits Peak Fire started, Rosemarie Montoya, a Highlands University alumna and long-time agent with State Farm, began working with the many community members who lost property. “Every day since April 6 I’ve cried with people because they lost their homes,” Montoya said. “And before that it was COVID and crying with people when…

  15. Distinguished Alumnus Award 2022: Max Baca

    Max Baca has been a fixture of the New Mexico Highlands University community since he enrolled at the school in 1982 on a football scholarship. Although he has now served as the Vice President of Finance and Administration for nine years, Baca is responsible for bringing the university into the computer age much earlier than…

  16. Homecoming 2022 Together We Thrive

    NMHU Celebrates Homecoming and Perseverance Following Wildfires

    September 9, 2022 New Mexico Highlands University is celebrating Homecoming with a wide range of events beginning on September 10 and culminating with the NMHU Cowboys vs. Fort Lewis Skyhawks football game on September 17 and the NMHU women’s soccer game against the Colorado School of Mines on September 18. Juli Salman, Director of Alumni…

  17. Highlands University Celebrates Faculty for Teaching and Scholarship

    September 2, 2022 New Mexico Highlands University kicked off the fall semester by honoring university faculty at an event Wednesday evening. Faculty members were acknowledged for their teaching and scholarship and for going above and beyond during the last few challenging years. President Sam Minner expressed his particular admiration for the scope of research and…

  18. Funding for Highlands University School of Social Work Supports Child Well-Being in New Mexico

    August 30, 2022 The New Mexico Highlands University Facundo Valdez School of Social Work receives $1.6 million in federal funding annually through Title IV-E. The grant is issued in three-year cycles, and on July 1, 2022, Highlands University renewed its regular Title IV-E funding for the beginning of another three-year cycle. Title IV-E funding is…

  19. NMHU Media Arts Pop-Up Event in Tucumcari, Sept. 2

    August 29, 2022 Lauren Addario, faculty in Media Arts & Technology at New Mexico Highlands University and Director of the Cultural Technology Internship Program, will bring her Media Arts Seminar class and four faculty members to Tucumcari for a pop-up projection event with visiting artist Craig Winslow. The event will be held Friday, September 2,…

  20. Dogs at the NMHU homecoming Cowboy 5k

    Highlands University Offers Animal Control Certification Scholarships to Six Students

    August 16, 2022 New Mexico Highlands University President Sam Minner has awarded six scholarships to members of the Highlands community to take the Animal Care and Control course from the National Animal Control and Care Association, or NACA. Six people were chosen for the opportunity out of sixty applications, and they are being supported to…