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Education

  • Pecos High School honor roll

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    Pecos High School 1st nine weeks — Honor Roll (3.5-4.0)
    12th Grade
    Brittany Gallegos, Kristen Herrera, Paulina Lujan, Everett Montaño, Antonio Varela, Vidalia Vigil
    11th Grade
    Kalah  Arellanes, Levi Carrillo, Steven Flores, Alma Lucero, Diamond Montaño, Ashley Tapia,
     Andrew Trujillo, Danae Varela
    10th Grade
    Julissa Archuleta, Katelyn Flores, Nicolette Gonzales, Mariah Ortega, Angelica Ortiz, Leonard Tapia
    9th Grade

  • Green and gold pride
  • NMHU’s Kravitz wins award

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University School of Education professor Merryl Kravitz was awarded a Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning award she will use to present a workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico, about preserving indigenous language.  

    Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and largest all-discipline honor society.

    Kravitz, whose Ph.D. is in sociolinguistics, is an expert in Spanish bilingual education, educational linguistics, and secondary education.  

  • Gurule awarded $15,000 scholarship

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    Las Vegas’ Franscheka Sevyllyn Gurule, University of New Mexico School of Medicine Class of 2014, has been awarded a $15,000 La Tierra Sagrada Society Dean’s Endowed Scholarship for her work in promoting education and activism in minority students. She is a 2005 graduate of West Las Vegas High School.

  • Several LCC students attend research conference

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    A group of SMET students recently attended The New Mexico Alliance of Minority Participation 2011 Student Research Conference from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

    Felipe Garcia presented on his research of a mechanized green chile destemming machine. Garcia attended a Summer Community College Opportunity Research Experience  program at NMSU this past summer,  where he performed the research for the green chile destemming machine.

  • Varela restores convertible

    Luna Community College

    Earl Varela has a lot of patience.

    Back in 1995 after he graduated from high school Varela came across a 1988 Ford Mustang Convertible GT. It had one major problem — no motor. Perhaps two major problems — the body of the car needed work.

  • In Brief - Education - Oct. 21, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    UNM grad rate has gone up
    ALBUQUERQUE — The University of New Mexico is crediting an increase in its graduation rates to its decision to hire more student advisers.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the university’s six-year graduation rates rose about a half percent this year and 1.5 percent in 2010.

    Still, the university’s new 45.1 percent six-year graduation rate for full-time students remains well below the national six-year average of 55.1 percent.

  • Grads showcase work

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    In its first year, 22 media arts students in New Mexico Highlands University’s one-of-a-kind AmeriCorps Cultural Technology Program used cutting-edge multimedia technology in projects for 16 museums and cultural institutions across the state, and one in California.

    The university’s AmeriCorps Cultural Technology Program is the only one in the nation. It is part of an ongoing partnership between the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the Media Arts Program.

  • In Brief - Education - Oct. 14, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    Protesters demand more
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Hundreds of teachers, farmers and union members have gathered outside the Dominican Republic’s Congress to demand the government spend more on public education.

    They want the government to allocate 4 percent of the Caribbean nation’s gross domestic product to education as required by law. The 2012 proposed budget allocates a little less than 2.5 percent.

  • Illinois backlog adds to problems

    Editor’s Note: This story is the latest installment in a joint initiative by The Associated Press and Associated Press Managing Editors on the fiscal crisis facing U.S. states and cities, how state and local governments are dealing with severe budget cuts, and how American lives will change because of it.