May 13, 2020
Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Geological Society awarded scholarships to four top geology students at New Mexico Highlands University.
“I’m very proud of the geology students who received these monetary awards,” said Jennifer Lindline, geology professor and chair of the Natural Resources Management Department at Highlands. “It was a very competitive process.”
Kate Diem of Albuquerque, New Mexico, received the $500 senior scholarship. She is on track to graduate in May 2021.
“Kate is hardworking and very tenacious in pursuit of her environmental geology bachelor’s degree. She is consistently high performing in her coursework and lab work. Kate is an exemplary student who always puts her best foot forward,” Lindline said.
Three Highlands students, all from New Mexico, received $100 book scholarships from the New Mexico Geological Society including: Megan Begay, a senior from Albuquerque; Letisha Mailboy, a senior from Tohajiilee; and Luke Romero, a junior from Buena Vista.
“Each of these book scholarship winners have high merit academically and are also engaged in geology research, doing stellar work,” Lindline said.
Lindline said the New Mexico Geological Society stands out as a remarkable professional organization that opens many doors for Highlands University students.
“NMGS makes it possible for Highlands geology students to participate in the organization’s annual conferences, where the students network with professionals, learn about new geology findings, and sometimes showcase their own research projects,” Lindline said.