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Education

  • Drive begins for Amai fund

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University Foundation launched a fundraising campaign to raise $2,800 to make the Dr. Robert Amai Fund for Chemistry Students a permanent endowment.

    The fund, named after a popular Highlands professor emeritus, has provided dozens of scholarships for outstanding chemistry students. The university’s Chemistry Department and the student Chemistry Club spearheaded the fundraiser.

  • Students of the month - July 9, 2014
  • LANL Scholarship recipients
  • Students of the month - May 30, 2014
  • Professor publishes book

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University English professor Helen Blythe published a book that explores Victorian-era British writers’ work inspired by their adventures in colonial New Zealand.

    Palgrave Macmillan published Blythe’s 256-page book The Victorian Colonial Romance with the Antipodes, which was released May 21.

  • HU’s Howard receives Tech Champ Award

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University graduate Paul Howard won a Rio Rancho Public Schools 2014 Technology Champion award for the way he uses technology that helps his non-verbal students communicate for the first time.

    Howard started his position as a special education teacher at Rio Rancho High School in August 2013 and works in a self-contained classroom of eight students with special needs.

  • HU students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi academic honor society inducted 30 students at ceremonies earlier this month.

    Students from Highlands’ main campus, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe centers were inducted as well as one faculty member and two alumni.

  • Students of the month - May 23, 2014
  • Scholarships given to three

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Three New Mexico Highlands University business students earned scholarships from Bloomberg Businessweek for researching and writing outstanding business case studies.

    The scholarships were funded through Bloomberg Businessweek’s B-School Connection Program. The winning case studies will be published on the program’s website.

    The Highlands University Foundation also provided a match for the scholarships.

  • Students earn fellowships

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Three New Mexico Highlands University media arts students received $2,500 fellowships this academic year thanks to the Seabury Foundation and a full match from the university’s foundation.

    Gabriela Hernández, Craig Cassidy, and Analicia Casaus were tapped for the honor. They showcased their completed Seabury projects at an awards presentation and reception in early May.