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 in implementing new initiatives aimed at increasing Highlands’ visibility and enrollment,” said Jessica Hurtado, admissions director at Highlands. “I think Highlands alumni are a fantastic asset for our enrollment efforts.”
Reynaldo Maestas, assistant admissions director, said now that the Highlands office of admissions is fully staffed, it will be able to connect with prospective students on a more personal level.
“Jasmine and Rebekah bring a valuable student perspective, having just graduated from Highlands,” Maestas said. “As a current graduate student, Roberto understands what a Highlands education offers.”
Jasmine Archuleta, admissions coordinator – Archuleta graduated cum laude from Highlands in December 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in political science with an emphasis in law and a minor in sociology. She is pursuing her master’s degree at Highlands in public affairs. Archuleta was a student leader at Highlands, serving as a senator in the Associated Students of New Mexico Highlands. She was honored as 2019’s Student of the Year. While she was an undergraduate, Archuleta worked for three years as a student employee in the admissions office.
“I’m most looking forward to helping students who, similar to me, might not otherwise have ever considered college had it not been for the opportunities and friendly faces at Highlands,” Archuleta said.
Rebekah Peoble, admissions counselor – Peoble graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA from Highlands in December 2019 with a double major in political science and psychology. She holds a seat on the Highlands University Board of Regents, voting as a full board member on university issues. Peoble has held other leadership roles at Highlands, serving as student government president and participating in the Highlands inaugural Legislative Fellowship program. As a Highlands student, Peoble worked for three years as a student employee in the office of admissions.
“I am eager and excited to give back to the university that has provided me with so many friendships, opportunities and experiences,” Peoble said.
Roberto Martínez, transfer admissions counselor – Martínez is a graduate student at the Highlands Rio Center studying rehabilitation counseling and mental health. Martínez is a U.S. Navy veteran and served eight and a half years on active duty, including seven years in the naval reserves that involved three deployments. He has held a number of mental health positions around New Mexico, including as a case worker with Goodwill Industries and as a community support worker with Agave Mental Health. Martínez is trained to work with clients using cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness therapy. He is the proud father of five children.
“I want to show prospective students that Highlands University is one of the best institutions to accomplish their educational goals,” Martínez said.
Archuleta and Peoble will be based at the Highlands main campus in Las Vegas. Martínez will be based at the Central New Mexico Community College campus in Albuquerque as the main contact for transfer students.