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Posts by Anne Maclachlan

  1. Photo of forestry students climbing tree in tackle

    Federal Funding Supports the New Mexico Reforestation Center

    April 5, 2022 New Mexico Highlands University has received $1 million from the federal government to support the New Mexico Reforestation Center’s seed bank and seed collection efforts. The New Mexico Reforestation Center is a partnership between New Mexico Highlands University, New Mexico State University, University of New Mexico, and the New Mexico Energy, Minerals,…

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    Send us your Random Acts of Kindness stories!

    Dear Members of New Mexico Highlands University, During this time of isolation and a great deal of bad news, we would like to share with you community moments and self-care thoughts for the week. Random acts of kindness, also known as “RAKs,” are popping up everywhere, too. We’d like to hear your stories! Send them…

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    Featured Alum: Rubi Murillo-Fernandez, BSW

    A Q&A with NMHU Albuquerque graduate Rubi Murillo-Fernandez, BSW March 4, 2020 NMHU Albuquerque: What did you love about NMHU during the years you worked toward your BSW? Rubi Murillo-Fernandez: What I loved about NMHU during the years I worked toward my BSW was that it allowed me to connect with other students that were…

  4. Photo of 2019 Distinguished Alumnus award winner United States Secret Service Special Agent Hector Hernández receiving his plaque from President Sam Minner.

    Special Agent Hector Hernández Receives NMHU’s 2019 Distinguished Alumnus award

    United States Secret Service Special Agent Hector Hernández, left, stopped by President Sam Minner’s office Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 to receive his 2019 Distinguished Alumnus award. He wasn’t able to attend the award ceremony in September due to his busy schedule.

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    Highlands Kicks Off NEA Big Read Program February 7  

    January 28, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – [Update 2.14.19: There will be a change in schedule for the Little Reads events scheduled at the Las Vegas Carnegie Library on the date of February 19 at 2 p.m. The new starting time will be February 19, 3:30 p.m. All other Little Reads events occur as scheduled.]…

  6. New NMHU Admissions Counselors Bring Student Insight

    January 24, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Three new admissions counselors at New Mexico Highlands University bring special insight to their positions, thanks to being Highlands alumni and current students. Jasmine Archuleta, Rebekah Peoble, and Roberto Martínez joined the office of admissions in January 2020. “These three outstanding admissions employees will play a key role…

  7. Lithograph in black and white of a man sculpting a woman's face.

    Highlands Foundation Print and Painting Collection Opens Jan. 24

    January 22, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents “Selections from the Highlands Foundation Print and Painting Collection,” an art exhibition in the Burris Hall Gallery at 903 National Ave., with an opening reception Jan. 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition continues through Feb. 14. Highlands fine arts faculty members…

  8. Photo of Sara Jo Mathews from Borracho's Craft Booze and Brews pouring wine for attendees at last year’s “Love and War” chocolate event.

    Highlands’ ‘Love and War’ Chocolate Competition February 6

    January 21, 2020 Las Vegas, New Mexico – Who will win the battle of the best chocolate dessert in Las Vegas? Find out on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 5:30 p.m. when the Highlands Foundation Office hosts a chocolate tasting competition and fundraiser for student success. The Highlands Loves Family “Love and War” event is in…

  9. Photo of two students with computers viewing media projection on the wall of La Posada Hotel.

    Students Create Installation for La Posada Hotel in Arizona

    January 16, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Students at New Mexico Highlands University created a temporary projection installation for La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Arizona that highlights the hotel’s rich railroad history. During one weekend in January, the Highlands University students in the Media Arts and Technology Department designed a montage of typography and maps,…

  10. NMHU Student Angelica Aragon Accepted to UNM Law School

    January 14, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University psychology senior and student government leader Angelica Aragon is headed to law school at the University of New Mexico in August 2020. Aragon, a Mora, New Mexico native, has earned a 4.0 GPA at Highlands and is on track to graduate in May 2020….

  11. Photo: A Highlands University forestry student takes forest management measurements during fieldwork.

    $5-Million Grant To Improve Forest Health in New Mexico and Southwest

    January 13, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M.– The New Mexico Highlands University forestry program joins two other forestry organizations in a partnership to improve forest management in New Mexico and the Southwest, thanks to a five-year $5-million grant from the National Science Foundation. The overall goal of the grant, which extends through 2024, is to improve…

  12. 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…

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    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…

  14. 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….

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    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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

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    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…

  19. 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….

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    Highlands Requests Public Input on Strategic Plan Goals

    November 26, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is asking for the public’s input on goals for its strategic plan update. The survey may be found online at “We are soliciting feedback and information from anyone with a stake in the future of Highlands as to what you think our strategic…