Suggestions for the naming of Highlands buildings

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Naming after person

Name; description of person; name of recommender 

• Frank Angel; Highlands president (1971-1975); Jesus Lopez, Highlands regent

• John Aragon; Highlands president (1975-1985); Jesus Lopez, Highlands regent

• Robert Bell; local ophthalmologist and Highlands supporter; Joe McCaffrey, faculty

• Gloria Brown-Lopez; recently deceased employee; Michael Archuleta of Molina Healthcare

• Pete and Eloisa Bustos; owners of Columbia Supermarket; Ralph Bustos, their son

• Cesar Chavez; national farm workers labor leader; Las Vegas Optic Editorial Board

• Ken and Sue Crimmin; their accumulated wealth was endowed to Highlands over 23 years, with 180 students receiving scholarships; Chris Martinez, chairman of Crimmin scholarship committee, and Jesus Lopez, Highlands regent.

• Ray Farmer; dean of students at Highlands and has endowment there; Lang Farmer Seacrest, daughter, and John Loehr, former Highlands regent

• Margaret Gonzales; current Highlands administrator; Samuel Lopez, 2001 Highlands graduate

• Edgar Lee Hewitt; Highlands founding father; Joe McCaffrey and Warren Lail, faculty

• Martin Luther King; civil rights leader; Las Vegas Optic Editorial Board

• Carlos Lovato; recently deceased employee; Herman Lovato, brother, and 25 other people

• William Lumpkin; deceased alumnus (master of arts of Southwest students, 1992); Anthony Medina, bachelor of arts of political science and history, 1992

• Stirling Puck; supporter and donor of fine arts: Joe McCaffrey, faculty

• Manuel Solano; retired groundskeeper; Susanna Solano-Vigil, daughter

• Frank Springer; Highlands founder; Joe McCaffrey, faculty

• Alfonzo Vigil; retired electrician; Susanna Solano-Vigil, daughter-in-law

• Emiteria “Matie” Viles; started scholarship program in 1958 and more than 800 Highlands students have benefitted, with more than $2 million awarded; Jesus Lopez, Highlands regent

• Theodore Roosevelt; former U.S. president; Tim Patterson, local resident


Other names

Name, recommender

• Centennial Student Center; Tim Patterson, local resident

• El Conquistador Residence Hall; Samuel Lopez, 2001 Highlands graduate

• Fort Union; Darwin Ludi, 1968 Highlands graduate

• Memorial Hall; Simon Cao and Stephanie Butts, students

 • Sangre de Cristo; Darwin Ludi, 1968 Highlands graduate