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Student Leadership Recognition Banquet

New Mexico Highlands University departments and organizations recognized their top students April 8 during the annual Student Leadership Recognition Banquet. “It was really exciting to see how many people participated,” said Margaret Gonzales, Highlands’ director of campus life. “The banquet is a great way to highlight our students for their accomplishments.”The following students, faculty and staff were recognized: Dr. Robert Amai Outstanding Achievement in Organic Chemistry: Robert OrtegaDr. Robert Amai Outstanding Achievement in General Chemistry  Sehin Faris, Veronica LermaDr. Robert Amai Outstanding Achievement — Graduating Major:  Joey Gallegos Activities Board — Shayla Flores, Chris Burns, Tyonna Spikes, Genevieve Torres, Cedric Tresor, Seandee Roseby, Lyla Apodaca, Rodrigo Blanco-Rojas, Ndem Tazifor, Sophia Ayala, Kasey Urquhart             Life Sciences — Biology:  Ryan Elliott (Outstanding Academics); Svitlana Nesterov (Outstanding Research); Anita Lopez (Graduate Student)        Environmental Geology Program, Natural Resource Management Department: Calvin Parson (Outstanding Senior); Adam Brister (Earth Science Spirit Award)NMHU Sigma Xi Scientific Research: Ryan Elliott (Outstanding Assoc. Member); Daryl Williams (Outstanding Assoc. Member)                    Marching Band, Music Department: Estelle Carter; Jason Nevins            English Graduate Program: Joshua Daniel                 Student Support Services: Stacy Romero                 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges  (Graduates): Lidia Atencio; Edward Bennett; Susan Collins; Lorraine Duran;Sarah Harding; Bethany Headley; Nicole Herrera; Jean Holly Jenkinson; Rebecca Ledezma-Chinchilla; Rhonda McAtee; Evelyn Martinez; Iliana Ortiz; Kerry M. Ryall; Melissa C. Trujillo Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges  (Undergraduates):Marco Aragon; Rachelle Beer; Rodrigo Blanco-Rojas; Stephanie Butts; Shirley Castillo; Marian Eustace; Sonia Gates; Erica Hayne    ; Spring Horton; Andrew Marquez; Michelle R. Martinez; Ryan Means; Caroline Montoya; Nicole Parra-Perez; Shantelle Quintana; Gregory Rael; Stacy Romero; Seandee Roseby; Ashley Russell; Stephen Salas; Keith Smith; Stephanie Steltzner; Sarah Tafoya; Crystal Rae Ulibarri; Desiree Ulibarri Student Support Services — Peer Mentors: Sarah Tafoya Biology Department: Tania Ruiz (Outstanding Senior); Jerome Romero (Perseverance Award); Chris Kirby (Outstanding New Student); Daniel Delgado (Spirit/Mentoring Award); Jeramiah Zamora  (Honorary Biology Major)    Calculus Physics 2: Jenee Chavez; Rahul Sighel; Sehin Faris; Jose Gallegos; Greg Rael; Kasim Balogun; Mingma Sherpa; Corey Strickland; Erika Guaba; Virginia Veruette; Kyle Yonan; Ashlyn HarringtonOffice of Academic Support — Peer Adviser Group: Adam Alvidrez; Seandee Roseby; Michaelann Gutierrez-Cavazos; Latanya Burbank; Vanessa Torres; Brandon GapeluDepartment of Social and Behavioral Sciences/Psi Chi: Sally Anne Haynes    Student Support Services — Tutoring: Sehin Faris; Ashlyn Harrington; Crystal Rae Ulibarri; Olivia Yee; Justin  Garcia Student of the Year: Nicole Parra-Perez            Professor of the Year Award — Sponsored by Alumni Affairs: Dr. Arlie Tagayuna, Behavioral Science Club of the Year Award — Sponsored by the Office of Campus Life: Native American ClubStaff Member of the Year Award — Sponsored by the Office of Campus Life: Helen Ortiz, School of Education