For post-fire resources and recovery information, please click the banner.

For post-fire resources and recovery information, please click the banner.

Posts by Rick

  1. Photo of Becca Sharp

    Becca Sharp Forever Cowboy Student Award for Homecoming

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Becca Sharp is an exceptional leader and student in the Media Arts and Technology Department who graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in summer 2020 with an emphasis in multimedia and interactivity. A trio of media arts and technology professors joined forces to nominate Sharp for the Forever Cowboy…

  2. photo of Sara Mathews

    Sara Mathews Spirit Award for Homecoming

    Sara Mathews, founder of the successful Borracho’s Craft Booze and Brews LLC business in Las Vegas, received the Spirit Award for her dedication to the Las Vegas community and Highlands. Mathews grew up north of Las Vegas on a ranch riding horses and participating in 4-H and FFA. She said traveling as an adult made…

  3. Photo of Shawna and Isaac Sandoval

    Shawna and Isaac Sandoval Distinguished Young Alumni for Homecoming

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Isaac and Shawna Sandoval, successful restaurant entrepreneurs in Las Vegas, share the distinguished young alumni award. The married couple earned their Bachelor of Fine arts degrees from Highlands in 2010 and their Master of Fine Arts degrees from Ft. Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, in 2013. “We decided there was…

  4. Photo of LouElla Marr Montoya

    LouElla Marr-Montoya Distinguished Alumna for Homecoming

    Las Vegas, N.M. – LouElla Marr-Montoya distinguished herself as a higher education administrator, educator and counselor, as well as community leader and public servant, for more than 35 years. She served on the Highlands University Board of Regents from 2015 – 2019, serving two years as the vice-chair. Marr-Montoya has been honored numerous times, including…

  5. 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…

  6. Photo Lauren Fath

    Southwest Literature and Film Class Helps With Social Isolation

    Las Vegas, N.M. – During the necessary social isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic, students of all ages are connecting with each other thanks to a free online Southwest Literature and Film class New Mexico Highlands University is offering to the community. Students in the new class earn three college credits for the course, which filled…

  7. HU Madrigal Choir Performs With Taos Community Chorus November 17, 23, 24

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Taos Community Chorus and the Highlands University Madrigal Choir present a concert series titled “Love” beginning Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave. The cost for the concert is $5. It will also be performed Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. and Nov….

  8. Portrait photo

    Thanksgiving Food Drive Underway

    Las Vegas, N.M. –Social work students and student government leaders at New Mexico Highlands have joined forces for a Thanksgiving canned food drive. Each year, the Undergraduate Social Work Association at Highlands organizes a Thanksgiving Meal Basket Drive for Las Vegas, Taos, and Santa Fe. This year, the Associated Students of New Mexico Highlands University…

  9. U.S. Army Maj. John Vanderhee

    U.S. Army Maj. John Vanderhee delivers the keynote address

      U.S. Army Maj. John Vanderhee delivers the keynote address at a Veterans Day Yellow Ribbon event Nov. 11 at Highlands. The Student Veterans of America chapter at Highlands hosted the event to honor veterans. It also included an HU-CARES and Student Veterans of America information session. The Las Vegas, New Mexico chapter of the…

  10. Sixth New Mexico Invitational Painters Exhibition Opens Sept. 8

    Las Vegas, N.M. – This year marks the sixth New Mexico Invitational Painters Exhibition at Highlands University in Las Vegas beginning with an opening reception Sept. 8 from 4–7 p.m. “For the past five years, Highlands has hosted this one-of-a-kind juried exhibition as an invitational survey of contemporary Northern New Mexico painting that Dr. Robert…

  11. President Minner Urges Highlands Colleagues to Make the World a Better Place

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Transeamus ad mundum meliorem. Let us move forward to make the world a better place. With those words, New Mexico Highlands University President Sam Minner launched the fall 2019 semester. Minner delivered his state of the university address at the annual faculty and staff welcome back breakfast Aug. 15. “Highlands University…

  12. Marrujo Receives Doctoral Fellowship at Notre Dame

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Santiana Marrujo, a New Mexico Highlands University chemistry graduate, chose Notre Dame for her doctoral studies and received the prestigious Arthur J. Schmitt Leadership Fellow in Science and Engineering from the university. Marrujo, a 23-year-old from Mora, New Mexico, graduated from Highlands magna cum laude in May 2018 with a bachelor’s…

  13. Photo

    Highlands Golf Pro to Play in 2019 Challenge Cup

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Justin Aragón, head golf professional at the New Mexico Highlands Gene Torres Golf Course, will play in the 2019 Challenge Cup Aug. 4. Billed as Sun Country Golf House’s version of the Ryder Cup, the 2019 Challenge Cup will take place at the Paradise Hills Golf Club in Albuquerque. Aragón will…

  14. Jazz Ensemble Concert May 2

    Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Department of Music presents the university’s Jazz Ensemble in concert May 2 at 7 p.m. in the Plaza Hotel Ballroom on the Historic Las Vegas Plaza. Highlands University music professor Edward Harrington directs the Jazz Ensemble and plays bass and trombone for the ensemble. Music faculty member Kevin…

  15. HU Students Organize First Las Vegas Pride Parade April 27

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Las Vegas, New Mexico will have its first Pride parade April 27 at 12 p.m., thanks to a group of New Mexico Highlands students who organized the parade and other Pride events. Lineup for the Pride parade starts at 10 a.m. at 5th Street and National Avenue. The parade will proceed…

  16. Students in Media Arts Program App for Los Alamos Trails

      Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands Media Arts and Technology Department students are programming 19 new scenic trails into a popular mobile app that features trails in the Los Alamos area. The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is making the free app available for hikers and mountain bikers via iOS or Android phones. “The…

  17. February 28 Iron Tribe Performance Pour

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Molten metal flung against a wall will burst into a spectacular display of pyrotechnics during Highlands University’s Iron Tribe 2019 performance casting event on Feb. 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Students from 10 universities will participate in Iron Tribe 2019. The sparkling highlight of the iron pour performance is based…

  18. Ruthy Watson Keynote Speaker at Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Event

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – Ruthy Watson of New Mexico Highlands will deliver the keynote address for the Santa Fe Branch of the N.A.A.C.P. event commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan. 21. Watson directs the HU – Center for Advocacy, Resources, Education and Support at Highlands. She speaks at the New Mexico Roundhouse rotunda…

  19. Surrealism Art Exhibition Features Local High School Student Work

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands presents an art exhibition, Surreal Interpretations, in the university’s Ray Drew Gallery through Feb. 1. The exhibition features artwork created by art students from Robertson High School and West Las Vegas High School. “A high level of creativity and skill are represented in this exhibition,” said Karlene…

  20. HU Offers GIS Course Free to Furloughed Federal Workers

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University is offering a free online geographic information systems class to furloughed federal employees beginning Jan. 16. The eight-week two-credit class is called Introduction to Geospatial Technology. “This course introduces students to emerging mapping technology including global positioning systems, geographic information systems, and remote sensing,” said Joe…