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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…

  7. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  15. School of Education Receives Accreditation

    May 27, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University School of Education received official notice of full accreditation May 15 from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The School of Education received accreditation at both the initial-licensure level for bachelor’s degree graduates as well as advanced-level licensure for master’s…

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    Estrella Encinias Virtual Art Exhibition Through June 19

    May 26, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University presents a virtual art exhibition, “Between the Lights,” featuring the work of Estrella Encinias through June 19. Encinias, a Las Vegas, New Mexico, native, is a sophomore fine arts student at Highlands. The link for her online exhibition is http://galleries.nmhu.edu/ray-drew-gallery/ Encinias, 20, said in…

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    Ali and Chris Romero Design Reopening Seal for New Mexico

    May 20, 2019 Las Vegas, N.M. – Ali and Chris Romero, New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology alumni, designed a seal that will be used to help reopen businesses in New Mexico during the COVID-19 pandemic. The siblings, who live in Las Vegas, New Mexico, submitted their idea for a seal to the…

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    Two Criminal Justice Alumnae Accepted to UNM Law School

    May 18, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Two New Mexico Highlands University criminal justice alumnae who studied together as undergraduates are both headed to law school at the University of New Mexico in August. Brittany Dutton-Leyda and Joanna Velasquez both graduated summa cum laude in 2019 from the Highlands Santa Fe Center with their bachelor’s…

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    Veena Parboteeah New Dean of School of Business, Media and Technology

    May 15, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – Veena Parboteeah is the new dean of the School of Business, Media and Technology at New Mexico Highlands University after a national search. Parboteeah comes to Highlands July 1 from Eastern New Mexico University, where she has served as assistant dean of the College of Business since May…

  20. Geology Students Receive Scholarships

    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…