Workshop Feb. 1 for Counselors and Education Leaders

Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico high school and community college counselors along with education leaders will learn more about what Highlands University has to offer at a free workshop Feb. 1.

The workshop will be from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Highlands main campus in Las Vegas in the Student Center, 800 National Ave.

“Our goal is for each counselor and education leader to learn what our wonderful university provides to incoming freshmen and transfer students,” said Jessica Jaramillo, director of student recruitment and undergraduate admissions at Highlands. “We are committed to student success.”

Highlands University President Sam Minner will welcome participants to the workshop.

The guest speaker is from the American College Test (ACT).

“This speaker will give helpful details about the recent and upcoming changes to the ACT national exam as well as how to best prepare their students,” Jaramillo said.

Other highlights for the workshop include:

  • Learn about student support services such as First-Year Experience, academic support, Writing Center, Achieving in Research, Math and Science (ARMAS), financial aid and scholarships, and library resources.
  • Meet with faculty and staff from different academic disciplines and departments.
  • Take a guided tour of the Highlands campus including academic buildings, residence halls, athletic facilities, Donnelly Library, and more.

There will be a free continental breakfast and lunch buffet.

“I hope that by the end of the day, the counselors and education leaders will be energized about Highlands and share this with their students,” Jaramillo said.

For those who travel 300 miles or more roundtrip, Highlands will provide a free one-night stay at a local hotel. The one-night stay can be used either Jan. 31 or Feb. 1.

Please RSVP online for the counselors and education leaders workshop at www.surveymonkey.com/r/counselorNMHU or call 505-454-3394.

For more details about the workshop, contact Jesse Gallegos at 505-454-3182 or jgallegos@nmhu.edu

The Highlands Office of Student Recruitment and Undergraduate Admissions is sponsoring the workshop in collaboration with the campus community.