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Education

  • Dental asst. students showcase their work

    By Dave Kavanaugh, Luna Community College

    As part of Dental Assistants Recognition Week, four Luna Community College students in the dental assistant program demonstrated clinical techniques and procedures they’ve learned during a special event on Friday, March 8, on campus.

    Three of the students ­— Mariano Gallegos, Destiny Lujan and Terrilee Vasquez — showed guests video presentations of their work. A fourth, Destiny DeHerrera, made her presentation live.

  • NMHU visits West, Robertson campuses

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands visited West Las Vegas High and Robertson High students Feb. 27 at their schools for a college application blitz. Local high school seniors had the chance to register for free at Highlands for fall semester 2019 with the help of Highlands admissions staff.

    “This was a major step to working to facilitate stronger relationships with high schools in our community,” said Jane Clark, campus visits specialist at Highlands.

  • LV native lands prestigious internship

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Brooklyn Aragon, a Highlands University biochemistry student from Las Vegas, has received a competitive National Institutes of Health paid biomedical internship for summer 2019 in Bethesda, Md.

    Aragon is a sophomore who has earned a 4.0 GPA to date and is the first in her family to attend college.

  • West Las Vegas students thrive at NMHU Science and Engineering Fair

    Las Vegas Optic Reports

    The Northeastern Regional Science and Engineering Fair was held March 2 at Highlands University’s Wilson Complex.
    Five West Las Vegas High School students placed in their respective categories and were set to compete at the New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair at New Mexico Tech in Socorro on Friday.

  • SIPI students visit Highlands

    Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute student Letisha Mailboy, of the Diné Nation, participates in the environmental geology laboratory run by Highlands geology professor Jennifer Lindline on March 26.

    The SIPI students were welcomed by recruitment and other staff, took a campus tour and met with natural resources management faculty.

    For more information about Highlands’ initiatives for Native American students, including scholarships, visit www.newmexicohighlands.com/native-american-students.

  • Los Alamos trails app programmed by NMHU Media Arts students

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Highlands Media Arts and Technology Department students are programming 19 new scenic trails into a popular mobile app that features trails in the Los Alamos area.

    The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is making the free app available for hikers and mountain bikers via iOS or Android phones.

  • Valley Elem. / Middle School March Students of Month

    Valley Elementary / Middle School recently honored its March 2019 Students of the Month. In front, from the left, are first-grader Mickie Gallegos and kindergartner Grace Montaño. In the second row are sixth-grader Elijah Gallegos, fourth-grader Toby Baca II and third-grader Luvena Padilla. In back are eighth-graders Nathan Gallegos Rivera and Estrella Rodriguez and seventh-grader Faith Lyon.
     

  • Mora Elementary February students of the month

    Here are the February students of the month for Mora Elementary School. From the left are Mora Elementary Principal John Maldonado, Ismael Marquez, Jayvis Vigil, Aspen Alcon, Roy Vigil, Kyaunna Gallegos and Austin Torres.

  • NMHU playwright’s newest work debuts

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Highlands University alumna and playwright Patricia Crespín’s new play, Fall Out, will premiere at the university Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave.

    The play, which is free and open to the public, contains adult themes and language. It will be performed primarily by Highlands students as part of a two-day event called the Ghost Light Project, which happens on Thursday and Friday.

  • NMHU students receive AAUW scholarships

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Three outstanding New Mexico Highlands University students received scholarships from the Las Vegas chapter of the American Association of University Women.

    Samantha Urioste, Brittany Dutton-Leyda, and Jennifer Smith each received $1,000 scholarships.

    “These three outstanding women impressed the scholarship committee with their strong determination to complete their education while juggling many challenges,” said Donna Rivas, co-president of the Las Vegas AAUW chapter.