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    Highlands Hosts Virtual Northeastern New Mexico Science Fair for Youth

    March 30, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University hosted a virtual Northeastern New Mexico Science Fair March 27, giving high school and middle school students the opportunity to present their projects despite the coronavirus pandemic. Highlands has sponsored the Northeastern New Mexico Science Fair since 1958. This year, 83 students represented eight…

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    Julie Tsatsaros Water Quality Publication Receives Award

    March 25, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University forestry professor Julie Tsatsaros’ publication on research that explores water quality improvement adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia received an Editor’s Choice Award from the scholarly journal, Water. Tsatsaros is the lead author on the paper titled, Improving Water Quality in the…

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    Kimberly Blea Leads Small Colleges and Universities in Organization

    March 24, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University Dean of Students Kimberly Blea is serving in a top leadership role with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). Blea is the director of NASPA’s Small College and Universities Division. NASPA is an international organization that is the professional home to student affairs…

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    Dr. Frank Sanchez Confirmed as Highlands Regent

    March 23, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham appointed Dr. Frank Sanchez to the Highlands University Board of Regents with the State Senate confirming the appointment March 13, 2021. Sanchez is a retired dentist from Las Vegas, New Mexico. His term on the Highlands University Board of Regents continues to…

  5. Highlands Receives Grant for Conservation Science Center @ HU

    March 17, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University received a grant for its Conservation Science Center @ HU to build new partnerships with community conservation organizations. The McCune Charitable Foundation awarded the grant to the Highlands University Foundation in March 2021. “Our school-aged and undergraduate college students are the future stewards of…

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    Provost Roxanne Gonzales Selected for National Board for Online Education

    March 15, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University provost and vice president for academic affairs Roxanne Gonzales is a new board member for the University Professionals and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). Gonzales assumes her role on the UPCEA board in April 2021. This American nonprofit focuses on professional, continuing and online higher…

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    Four School of Education Counseling Programs Receive Accreditation

    March 11, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University School of Education received official notice of accreditation March 1 for all four of its counseling programs from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The School of Education received accreditation for its master’s degree programs for Clinical Mental…

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    HU Receives Grant to Create Distance Learning Site in Mora

    March 10, 2021 Las Vegas, New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University received a $510,363 grant that will be used to create a distance learning site in Mora, New Mexico for the university’s students and the community. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded Highlands the grant, which is a partnership with Collaborative Visions, a nonprofit…

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    Graduate Students to Present Santa Fe Trail History at Conference

    March 8, 2021 Las Vegas, New Mexico – Three New Mexico Highlands University graduate students will present their research at the 63rd Annual Missouri Conference on History March 12 at 9:30 a.m. Mountain Standard Time. The three students are part of a virtual panel titled, “Stories from the Santa Fe Trail: Migrants, Jews and Painted…

  10. Connect Las Vegas NM Mobile Visitors Guide to Historic Sites Photo: Chris Romero

    New Las Vegas Mobile App Features Historic Sites for Visitors

    March 4, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. –  A new mobile app visitors guide features historic sites throughout Las Vegas, New Mexico, including Ilfeld Auditorium and other historic buildings on the New Mexico Highlands University campus. The mobile application is available on both Apple and Android cell phones by searching for Connect Las Vegas NM. The…

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    Two Environmental Geology Students Receive Scholarships

    March 1, 2021 Las Vegas, N. M. – Two New Mexico Highlands University environmental geology majors each received $12,500 scholarships, thanks to a U.S. Department of Agriculture water resources science grant award to the university. Megan Begay, an environmental geology senior, and Christopher Ulibarri, a triple major junior in environmental geology, history and political science,…

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    Virtual Devotional Art Exhibition at Ray Drew Gallery

    March 1, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands presents its annual Northern New Mexico Devotional Art exhibition in a virtual format through April 30 in the Ray Drew Gallery. The virtual exhibition started Feb. 22 and features the work of 12 Northern New Mexico artists. The 9-minute video of the art exhibition can…

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    Social Work Student Ericka John Creates Drama Club for Shiprock Youth

    February 24, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – Eighth-grade students in Shiprock, New Mexico, have the chance to express themselves artistically in an after-school drama club, thanks to New Mexico Highlands University social work student Ericka John. Going forward, John plans to build on the success of the drama club once COVID health orders make it…

  14. Highlands University carpenter Miguel Griego installs the first of three little free library boxes at the university’s Melody Park Feb. 23. Photo: Sean Weaver, University Relations

    Highlands Offers Three Little Free Libraries to Public

    February 24, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University joined the worldwide little free library book sharing movement with three boxes installed on the Las Vegas campus Feb. 23 and Feb. 24. The Highlands University little free library book boxes are located in parks on campus, including the west side of Melody Park,…

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    Brooklyn Aragon Wins National Institutes of Health Fellowship

    February 17, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University chemistry senior Brooklyn Aragon received a biomedical post-baccalaureate fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Aragon of Las Vegas, New Mexico, has earned a 4.0 GPA to date and is the first in her family to attend college. Her concentration…

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    Joedy Quintana Headed to Veterinary School

    February 16, 2020 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University biology graduate Joedy Quintana will  follow her dreams to veterinary school with Massey University in New Zealand and Michigan State University both accepting her to their veterinary programs. Quintana, a Sapello, New Mexico native, graduated from Highlands in May 2019 with a B.S. in…

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    Highlands Loves Virtual Gala Participants Pledge More Than $61,000

    February 12, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – Participants at the Highlands Loves Virtual Gala Feb. 10 pledged more than $61,000 for student scholarships and other programs, including ones related to COVID-19 hardships. “People seemed relaxed and eager to participate and do something out-of-the-ordinary,” said Juli Salman, Highlands alumni director. “The Virtual Gala was very engaging…

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    Highlands to Build A Cultural Park

    February 10, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University will break ground later this month for a cultural park designed for events such as traditional Matanza pig roasts. Matanzas have been a part of New Mexican culture and history since the first Spanish conquistadors arrived in the area in the 16th century. Highlands…

  19. Kip Coggins Social Work Scholarship Announced

    February 8, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University will establish a scholarship in memory of  Kip Coggins, a professor in the Facundo Valdez School of Social Work who died Sept. 1, 2020. The scholarship will be for undergraduate and graduate social work students who are Hispanic and/or from lower socio-economic backgrounds at…

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    Mellon Foundation Grant for Media Arts to Preserve New Mexico Community Histories

    February 5, 2021 Las Vegas, N.M. – The New Mexico Highlands University Media Arts and Technology Department will build a digital community-based archive to preserve the histories of villages and towns of Northern New Mexico, thanks to a $970,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Some of the communities that will benefit include Las…