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Education

  • Advisers present workshop

    Submitted to the Optic

    Six outstanding New Mexico Highlands University peer advisers presented a workshop at the New Mexico Association of Student Affairs Professional Symposium earlier this month in Albuquerque.

    The peer advisers competed with public college students from throughout New Mexico for the honor to present their workshop titled, “What’s Your Story?” It’s one they present to fellow students on the Highlands University campus.

  • Searching for Billy Goat Roberts

    By John McLeod
    Rio Gallinas School

    He was a colonel in the Spanish American War in the Philippines. He was a superb marksman with a slingshot. He was successful in obtaining a mail order bride from Chicago. He loved adventure and was last seen heading down the Rio Grande River on a raft on his way to the East Coast of the United States.  

    These are only a few of the stories that students at Rio Gallinas School for Ecology and the Arts have been researching of a man known affectionately as Billy Goat Roberts.

  • LCC culinary arts class ready to serve public

    Editor’s Note: The following is an interview with Luna Community College Culinary Arts Instructor Adrienne O’Brien. Students from her restaurant experience class are running the Rough Rider Grill at lunch on Friday’s until the end of the semester.

    Submitted to the Optic

  • Pecos teacher gets award

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    The Pecos Independent School District announces the selection of MaryBeth Britton, Pecos High School language arts teacher, as the New Mexico Teacher of the Year.

    The Teacher of the Year is selected by a committee from the Public Education Department and sponsored by the Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico, SMARTer Kids Foundation, Blue Bell Ice Cream, Ortiz Printing of Santa Fe Team Sales, and the New Mexico Chapter of the National State Teachers of the Year.

  • SFCC president to retire

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Santa Fe Community College President Sheila Ortego says she will retire at the end of August 2012.

    Ortego said Monday she faces increasing responsibilities in caring for her elderly mother and will step down as college president because “this is a time I must put my family first.”

    She has served as president since 2006. She has held numerous faculty and administrative posts at the school since it was founded in 1983.

  • Students of the month
  • Dictionary delivery
  • Working to save their language

    By Rene Romo
    Albuquerque Journal

    MESCALERO, N.M. — One word at a time, one student at a time, a group of Mescalero Apaches and their partner, a New Mexico State University anthropological linguist, are trying to stave off the demise of the tribe’s ancient tongue, the wellspring of its culture.

  • Dons Pride
  • Walk-a-Thon