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Education

  • Trikes for life

    Luna Community College preschoolers participated in a community give-back Trike-A-Thon for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital on April 25.

    They raised $1,100.

  • Statewide Diversity Summit at Highlands next week

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Highlands University is sponsoring a statewide diversity summit May 21–22 titled “Envisioning Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education.”

    The free summit will be held in the Highlands Student Center Ballroom, 800 National Ave., from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. May 21 and from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 22.

  • College commencements: ‘Don’t forget where you come from’

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Take advantage of opportunities to give back to your community and mentor others, Highlands alumna and successful businesswoman Felicia Ortiz told graduates at the Highlands University main campus commencement May 11.

    Ortiz is the president and CEO of PM Solutions Consulting, a project management firm she established in 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev. Ortiz also founded Foresee Consulting in 2011 and then led the fast-growing company for three years as chief operating officer.

  • NMHU students create multimedia experience at Jemez Historic Site

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Fifteen media arts students in New Mexico Highlands University’s one-of-a-kind Program for Interactive Cultural Technology have redesigned the Jemez Historic Site visitor center with immersive media for an in-depth look at the region’s cultural history. The new exhibit will open to the public Saturday, May 18.

  • Luis E. Armijo Elementary March Students of the Month

    The smarty-pants in this picture are, in front, from the left, kindergarteners Adacia Alires, Amari Rodriguez, Lyric Jeffrey Harvey, Jordan Lee, Jayden Lovato and Sariyah Herrera.

    In back are first-graders Lucia Sisneros, Elijah Wheat, Kaylynn Archuleta, Victor Villa and Megan Salas. Also recognized was kindergartener Caysen Tafoya.

  • UWC places fourth in national competition

    Las Vegas Optic Reports

    The United World College-USA placed fourth out of 45 teams during a national competition that tests students’ knowledge of international relations, current events and foreign policy issues. UWC-USA garnered 88 points out of possible 100 during the Academic WorldQuest in Washington, D.C., on April 27. Jasper High School from Plano, Texas, took the title with 94 points.

  • N.M. native, author to speak at LCC graduation

    By Jesse Gallegos, Luna Community College

    Dr. Irene Isabel Blea, a New Mexico native with a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Colorado-Boulder, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Luna Community College graduation.

  • Luna Community College: Computer certifications

    Jesse Gallegos/Luna Community College

    Luna Community College students Jeremy Baca, first photo, along with Brianna Sanchez, pictured below, with her mother, Angel, recently earned their certification with TestOut Desktop Pro.

  • NMHU issues annual awards

    Highlands University students, faculty and staff were honored for their leadership and other contributions to the university at the 21st Annual Student Leadership Recognition banquet in early April.

    The Office of Campus Life, directed by Margaret Gonzales, organizes the event each year.

    “The student leadership banquet is one of the most visible vehicles we have for recognizing exceptional leadership, academic ability, accomplishments and honors among our outstanding students and campus community,” Gonzales said.

  • Jazz ensemble concert set for Thursday evening at Plaza Hotel

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    The Highlands University Department of Music presents the university’s Jazz Ensemble in concert Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Plaza Hotel Ballroom on the Las Vegas Plaza.

    Highlands University music professor Edward Harrington directs the Jazz Ensemble and plays bass and trombone for the ensemble.

    Music faculty member Kevin Zoernig is the pianist and co-director for the concert.