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  1. HU Receives Grant Aimed at Preparing Students for Water Resources Careers

    August 4, 2020 Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University received a $275,000 grant aimed at preparing underrepresented minority students for water resources science and management careers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded Highlands the four-year grant with an Aug. 1 start date. “This grant is exciting because it will allow us to…

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    Strategic Enrollment Management to Launch Recruit 1 Initiative to Help Enrollment Grow

    July 29, 2020 Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University is launching the Recruit 1 Initiative, a staff-led effort to recruit new students to the university to help its enrollment grow. The Office of Strategic Enrollment Management at Highlands will start the recruitment campaign Sept. 1. All staff and faculty at Highlands are…

  3. Courtesy Photo: Jennifer Lindline/Highlands University Highlands geology students Megan Begay, left, and Letisha Mailboy conduct water quality field research at the Upper Pecos River.

    Geology Students Win Grants for Pecos River Water Quality Research

    July 22, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Two New Mexico Highlands University geology students will work as a team to study water quality in the Upper Pecos River with the goal of protecting the watershed, thanks to grants from the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute. Letisha Mailboy and Megan Begay, both geology seniors, each…

  4. This archival Jemez Pueblo photograph is part of a video Highlands University media arts students created for the Jemez Historic Site.  

    Jemez Historic Site Student Video Accepted to New Mexico Film Festival

    July 21, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology students created an oral history documentary video about the Jemez Pueblo people that was accepted to a New Mexico film festival on Sept. 12, 2020. The Madrid Film Festival in Madrid, New Mexico, has a mission to encourage local filmmaking…

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    Highlands Students Complete Emergency Cultural Projects for New Mexico Museums

    July 15, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Children who visit the Santa Fe Children’s Museum website during the COVID 19 pandemic can learn how to make a stop motion animated video about bees, thanks to Natasha Vasquez, a New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology graduate. Vasquez’ “We Bee Buzzin’” video project is among…

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    HU Receives Grant to Increase Financial Aid Application Completion

    July 14, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University will help more people in the state complete FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, thanks to a grant from the New Mexico Higher Education Department. The NMHED FAFSA initiative grant award to Highlands totals $45,750. It began July 1 and continues through…

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    Highlands Foundation Establishes George Floyd Memorial Scholarship

    July 8, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University Foundation established the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship in June to benefit African American students, thanks to a generous donor. “This new scholarship will benefit African American Highlands University students who are leaders on campus or in their communities, or who are working on…

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    Highlands Summer Enrollment Increases

    July 2, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Summer enrollment at New Mexico Highlands University increased 3% despite the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to teamwork and maximizing the use of technology. “First and foremost, the reason we were able to increase enrollment is that we had a collaborative and targeted effort between Strategic Enrollment Management, the Registrar’s…

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    Virtual Cowboy Art Exhibition in Ray Drew Gallery

    July 1, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents a virtual National Day of the Cowboy Art Exhibition in the university’s Ray Drew Gallery. The 15-minute video of the art exhibition can be viewed online at http://galleries.nmhu.edu/ray-drew-gallery/ It features 14 cowboy artists from New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arizona. “The art displayed consists of…

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    HU Alumna Shanea Strachan Receives UK Scholarship for Film Study

    June 30, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Shanea Strachan, a New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology alumna, received a United Kingdom Chevening Scholarship to enroll at Bournemouth University in Dorset, England to pursue a master’s degree in producing film and television. The British High Commission Nassau awarded Strachan, a Freeport, Grand Bahama native,…

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    NMHU Gets CARES Act Grant for Cultural Preservation

    June 24, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology faculty and graduates will help preserve Indigenous and Hispanic cultural memories in Northern New Mexico, thanks to a National Endowment for the Humanities grant from the U.S. Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Miriam Langer, chair of the…

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    Ambassador Program Aims to Graduate Students for Health Careers

    June 22, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is joining forces with the University of New Mexico for a program aimed at graduating Highlands students into health careers. The Health Sciences Ambassadors Program will be implemented at the Achieving in Research, Math and Science (ARMAS) Center at Highlands and is sponsored by…

  13. 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…

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    Graduates Give Highlands High Marks in Survey

    June 15, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University graduates gave the university high marks for quality of instruction and satisfaction with their college experience, meeting and exceeding 95% satisfaction on these and other measures. The Highlands Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research administered the survey online in spring 2020 to students that…

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    Mary Earick New School of Education Dean at Highlands

    June 10, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Mary Earick is the new dean of the School of Education at New Mexico Highlands University after a national search. Earick comes to Highlands July 1 from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, where she has served as the director for the Holmes Center for School Partnerships and…

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    Highlands and Las Vegas Mourn Death of Bob Mishler, Professor Emeritus

    June 8, 2020   Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University and the Las Vegas community are mourning the May 24 death of Bob Mishler, a beloved anthropology professor emeritus and community leader. He was 83.  Mishler joined Highlands in 1969 as the university’s first full-time anthropology faculty member, the beginning of a distinguished…

  17. Plans for Reopening Highlands Campus Stress Health and Safety

    Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University is moving ahead cautiously to reopen its campus for fall semester 2020, according to Sam Minner, the university’s president. “The health and safety of the Highlands family will be honored above all else,” Minner said. “Although I anticipate some form of face to face instruction this…

  18. Criminology Master’s Degree Program in Development

    June 4, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University is developing the first criminology master’s degree program in New Mexico that will be offered through distance education. Gloria Gadsden, a criminal justice associate professor at Highlands, developed the criminology master’s program proposal within the university’s Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice. “The…

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    Alumnus Michael Jackson Receives Awards for Highlands Marketing Video

    June 2, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology alumnus Michael Jackson won a 2020 Telly Award and a 2020 New Mexico ADDY award for a marketing video his creative agency produced for Highlands. The award-winning “Together We Are One” video can be seen at https://vimeo.com/377662679 Jackson co-founded Mya…

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    Highlands Receives COVID-19 Grant for Financial Literacy Seminars

    May 29, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University will present free financial literacy seminars that aim to help people cope with COVID-19 impacts thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Regional Development Corporation. Professors in the Highlands School of Business, Media and Technology will teach the financial literacy seminars along with business…