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Education

  • Highlands grad finds success in Vietnam

    Submitted to the Optic

    A Highlands University biology graduate returned to his homeland of Vietnam to work as a technical development project manager for a leading seafood company that is increasing food supplies for his country and internationally.

    Son Tran, B.S. biology 2015, joined Viet-UC Seafood in January 2016.

  • Students raise money for animals
  • Sensory room: A ‘wish come true’ for an 8-year-old girl

    By John Surratt
    The Vicksburg Post

    VICKSBURG, Miss.  — It’s a special room for a special girl.

    A sensory room is a place full of pleasant features — special sounds, light displays, pictures, pretty scents and other interesting items that lighted balls that change colors and chairs that bounce or vibrate.

  • Dear Teacher - June 25, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: Last year in third grade, my great-granddaughter questioned me about this problem: “There are 35 computers in the lab. Five students each turn off an equal number of computers. How many computers does each student turn off? Label the unknown as m, then solve.”

  • Students volunteer to teach revolutionary device

    Submitted to the Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University students are volunteering in Namibia, Africa, this summer teaching medical students and others how to use a revolutionary hand-held portable diagnostic ultrasound device that has the power to save lives.

    Molly Enenbach, a 2016 Highlands biology graduate who begins medical school in August, and James Foster, a Highlands biology senior, are demonstrating how to use the low wattage device the size of a smartphone or computer tablet that is used to diagnose disease and trauma conditions.

  • Star reader
  • Students of the month - June 11, 2017
  • Student creates art with bugs

    By Kelli Rolling
    The Grand Island Independent

    HASTINGS, Neb.  — Some people may find anything that crawls repulsive, including spiders, cockroaches and worms. Vanessa Cox thinks of those critters as the opposite: cute and cuddly.

    The recent May Hastings College art graduate raises cockroaches and mealworms, and has three pet tarantulas, a chihuahua and a handful of cats. She loves and appreciates her critters so much that she even featured her cockroaches and worms in her senior art project.

  • Dear Teacher - June 11, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: Kindergarten is looming on the horizon in two months for my daughter. She still handles pencils rather awkwardly. I know they seem challenging with their length and skinny bodies. Do you have any suggestions that will make writing with a pencil easier for her? — Writing Skills

  • Gallegos named NMHU Professor of the Year

    Submitted to the Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University named computer science and engineering professor Gil Gallegos Professor of the Year for 2016–17.

    Each spring an independent selection committee composed of students, faculty and staff reviews the nominations for Professor of the Year and selects a winner.

    A coalition of Highlands students and also faculty nominated Gallegos for the award.