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Education

  • Highlands officially taken off probation by HLC

    Following a successful accreditation reaffirmation by the Higher Learning Commission, New Mexico Highlands announced a new initiative Tuesday.

    As expected, the Higher Learning Commission, the accrediting organization for a large number of colleges in the central U.S.,  notified Highlands on Monday that NMHU has met the identified criteria and is removed from probation.
    Highlands has been fully accredited since 1926 and remained accredited during the probation period.

  • Student Service Club helps after Guatemalan volcano eruption

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Highlands University students lent a hand sweeping and shoveling volcanic ash from the streets following the deadly Fuego volcano eruptions that started June 3 in Guatemala and continued for more than a week. The students also volunteered in a residential hospital for special needs children and adults.

  • Smaller school a selling point to some students

    Cozy, compassionate and committed.

    These three words may be overlooked in the English dictionary, but to Luna Community College student Jared Serrano they are words that he says best describe the school.

  • NMHU graduate helping one of state's most visible firms expand

    A Highlands University media arts and technology graduate is playing a key role in building new exhibits for Meow Wolf, a successful Santa Fe immersive and interactive art attraction that is expanding to two new cities.

    Dré Gallegos is the lead technical fabricator for Meow Wolf’s team of eight employees dedicated to installing the technical artwork components for the new Denver and Las Vegas, Nev., locations, all planned to open by 2020.

  • Mora High students learn about leadership at state level

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    New Mexico Girls and Boys State is a unique educational program for high school juniors. The program honors those who have brought us our freedom through helping young adults develop as future leaders.

    The students become knowledgeable on the operation of the democratic process and how our republic form of government works at the city, county and state levels.

    Boys State is sponsored by The American Legion Department of New Mexico and Girls State is sponsored by The state’s American Legion Auxiliary.

  • Luna faculty honor

    Luna Community College Culinary Arts Instructor Jessica McGee is the recipient of the school's Vice President's Outstanding Faculty Service Award for 2017-18.

  • Professor from NMHU to be keynote speaker at European event

    A New Mexico Highlands history professor will deliver the keynote address at an international medieval history conference in Prague, Czech Republic, that focuses on literacy during the later Middle Ages.

    Steven Williams, an internationally known scholar of medieval intellectual history, will speak at Charles University’s Centre for Medieval Studies at the conference, “Books of Knowledge and Their Reception,” Oct. 18–20.

  • Media Arts interns make their mark at cultural institutions

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Fifteen New Mexico Highlands media arts and technology students will make their mark at cultural institutions throughout the state this summer using the latest multimedia technology.

    The paid internships are thanks to a collaborative funding model between the Newman’s Own Foundation, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, and New Mexico cultural institutions.

  • Graduate geology student conducts research on Santa Fe River

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University
    A New Mexico Highlands geology graduate student will conduct a hydrogeology research study of the lower Santa Fe River that aims to measure the quantity and quality of the water as it flows into the Rio Grande.

    Ryan Mann, a 41-year-old Albuquerque native and Santa Fe resident, received a grant from the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute to fund his study.

  • NMHU professor will attend largest women’s conference in its field

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    A New Mexico Highlands computer science professor received a faculty scholarship to participate in the world’s largest gathering of women computer scientists.

    Jessica Johnsen competed with applicants from across the globe to attend the 2018 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Houston from Sept. 26 to 28.