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Education

  • Students of the Month
  • HU’s Sigma Xi chapter wins award for research program

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands’ Sigma Xi chapter earned a program award for its Student Research Fund, making it one of only seven chapters worldwide to receive this honor in 2011.

    Sigma Xi is an honorary scientific research society with 522 chapters in more than 100 countries.

    The Highlands chapter has a long track record of being named for program awards and other honors, such as the 2007 – 2008 Certificate of Excellence awarded for exceptional chapter activity.

  • Mike Mateo Students of the Month
  • Legion Students of the Month
  • Preschooler knows the climbing ropes

    By Andi Murphy
    Las Cruces Sun-News

    LAS CRUCES — When Adlore “Addy” Lou Hamling was still in her mother’s belly, she made 15 treks up mountains and rock faces. Now that she’s 4 years old, she has climbed more times than she can remember — at least 12 times this year alone.

    “When I learned how, it’s the best thing in the universe — at least to me,” said the 4-year-old.

  • 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

    Submitted to the Optic

    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.