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  1. New Mexico Highlands Recognizes Top Student-Athletes

    New Mexico Highlands sprinter Ashley Barrett, who made her mark at the recent Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference track and field championships, was named both the female freshman and female athlete of the year for NMHU at the school’s awards banquet Wednesday. Barrett won the 100- and 200-meter dashes and also anchored the Cowgirls gold-medal 4X100…

  2. Fiesta De La Hispanidad a Success

    Local Music Showcases the Culture of Northern New Mexico LAS VEGAS, NM- Local musicians, community members, and local school children alike participated in the 26th Annual Fiesta de la Hispanidad at Ilfeld Auditorium on the New Mexico Highlands University campus on Sunday, April 14, 2024. The event, a showcase of Northern New Mexican culture, music,…

  3. Social Work Leaders, Educators, and Students from Across New Mexico Joining Together to Combat Workforce Challenges

    New Mexico Highlands University Center for Excellence in Social Work convenes inaugural Social Work Education Summit Social Work Education Summit webpage  Las Vegas, NM – The New Mexico Highlands University Center for Excellence in Social Work will host New Mexico’s inaugural Social Work Education Summit on Friday, April 12. The summit, which will take place…

  4. Fiesta De La Hispanidad to Showcase Northern New Mexican Culture

    26th Annual Fiesta to Take Place at Ilfeld Auditorium LAS VEGAS, NM — The Department of Languages and Culture at New Mexico Highlands University invites you to join them on Sunday, April 14th at 2 PM for the Fiesta De La Hispanidad, a popular event that features artists and performances that showcase Northern New Mexican…

  5. New Mexico Highlands University Ranked Among Top 100 Most Affordable Colleges Nationally

    NMHU is the only New Mexico higher education institution ranked in the Top 100 for both online and overall affordability by College Consensus Las Vegas, NM–New Mexico Highlands University has been ranked No. 28 nationally among the 100 Most Affordable Online Colleges for 2024 by College Consensus. NMHU is the only public college or university…

  6. NMHU Researchers Discover New Species of Giant Anaconda in South America

    Northern Green Anaconda Found on Study Led By Dr. Jesus Rivas and Dr. Sarah Corey-Rivas Read the complete study here (PDF) Las Vegas, NM– Researchers from New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) have identified a new species of Giant Anaconda, the Northern Green Anaconda (Eunectes akayima), in South America. The range of the Northern Green Anaconda…

  7. Students Receive Free Laptops from Technology Connected Communities

    NMHU/Technology Connected Communities Collaboration Provides 43 Laptops Las Vegas, NM – January 18, 2024 – The Technology Connected Communities (TCC) presented free laptops to 43 NMHU students this past Thursday. Organized in collaboration with New Mexico Highlands University, the event supported eligible students who were recipients of a Pell Grant, over the age of 18,…

  8. New Mexico Highlands University Names Dr. Neil Woolf its Next President

    Dr. Woolf brings over 22 years of higher education administrative experience to NMHU LAS VEGAS, NM–The New Mexico Highlands University Board of Regents has selected Dr. Neil Woolf to be the institution’s 19th president. Dr. Woolf has been appointed to a conditional five-year term with an annual salary of $290,000, and he will begin his…

  9. NMHU Hires Familiar Name as Head Volleyball Coach

    Former Assistant Coach Meg Grose will Lead the Cowgirls    Las Vegas, NM—Meg Grose has been named the head volleyball coach at New Mexico Highlands University. Grose was the assistant coach at New Mexico Highlands from 2020-2022, where she served as the team’s offensive coordinator and primary setter’s coach. Grose returns to New Mexico Highlands…

  10. Damian L. Martinez: Distinguished Alumnus

    Damian Martinez is a newly appointed United States Magistrate Judge for the District of New Mexico. And although he says there isn’t a direct career path to becoming a federal judge, Martinez’s journey to becoming one began at NMHU.   Martinez began his college career at UNM, but when his dad was deployed to the Gulf…

  11. Victoria Stark-Romero: Distinguished Young Alumna

    Victoria Stark-Romero is a three-time graduate of NMHU and currently works as the Nursing Program Coordinator for NMHU’s new online master’s degree in nursing. Her role is busy and hands-on, from student advising, to coordinating program details and clinicals, to overseeing orientation.   “What don’t I do at my job?” Stark-Romero said, laughing. Although it…

  12. Travis McKenzie: Forever Cowboy Student Award

    Travis McKenzie, a middle school teacher in Bernalillo County, is a strong proponent of culturally relevant education. As a lifelong student himself, McKenzie’s route to NMHU was a winding one filled with the pursuit of hands-on learning.    “I went into the college of education but got burnout with Western civilization classes,” McKenzie said. “I was…

  13. Sylvester “Syl” Perez: Highlands Spirit Award

    Long after he graduated from NMHU, Sylvester “Syl” Perez took over the helm of the NMHU Athletic Alumni H Club team. He was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus and is a member of the H Club Hall of Fame. Perez received his doctorate in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University. He was an educator for…

  14. President Sam Minner: Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal

    Highlands University president, Sam Minner, doesn’t currently have any tattoos but this year he’s going to get his first. The tattoo will be a small, purple square with the white Highlands “H” inside of it. As he finishes his 9th and final year as the president of NMHU, Minner wants a permanent commemoration of the…

  15. NMHU’s Technology Connected Communities Project Provided Computers for Students

    86 students received new laptops thanks to a federal grant The new laptops were provided through a federal grant from the National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA), a division of the US Department of Commerce. The NMHU School of Education received the grant in September 2022, which led to the creation of the Technology Connected…

  16. NMHU Society for Human Resource Management Student Chapter Receives Merit Award

    Las Vegas, NM—The New Mexico Highlands University Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) student chapter received a 2022-2023 Merit Award Wednesday for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student members. The SHRM Student Chapter Merit Award program encourages the development of more effective student chapters and distinguishes outstanding activities and projects. Chapters are…

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    NMHU Alumna Named Santa Fe School District Teacher of the Year

    SANTA FE, NM–New Mexico Highlands alumna, Tara Hughes, was honored earlier this year with the Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching Award and she was named the 2023 Santa Fe District Teacher of the Year. Hughes has been teaching in New Mexico for ten years and graduated from NMHU in 2014 with a master’s degree in…

  18. Clouds, View from Studio, painting by Joel Greene

    Highlands University to Host 10th Annual Painters Exhibition  

    The popular show brings together student artists and established artists from Northern New Mexico  August 24, 2023 The 10th Annual Painters Exhibition will open on Sept. 10, 2023, at Kennedy Hall on the NMHU campus, and will run through Oct. 31. This year’s invitational show will feature 41 artists and 123 paintings. An opening reception…

  19. HU Student Social Engagement Club

    HU Student Social Engagement Club Supports Campus and Community 

    The newly named NMHU club hopes to recruit new members who want to give back  August 8, 2023 When the pandemic hit, many clubs at NMHU disappeared, including the former Undergraduate Social Work Student Association. During the spring semester of 2023, clubs began to reappear. The former Social Work-affiliated club is now named the HU…

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    New Mexico Highlands University Early Childhood Class Produces Children’s Books 

    The professionally bound student books are on display at NMHU’s School of Education August 2, 2023 Lorraine Martinez has worked in early childhood education for nearly 50 years and taught at New Mexico Highlands University’s School of Education for nearly 30 years. Her Young Children with Diverse Abilities class requires students to produce a final project…