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Education

  • Student appreciates dedicated instructors

    Luna Community College
    Sandra Maria Garcia was born in Las Vegas, graduated from West Las Vegas High School in 2016 and looks forward to one day earning her degree from Luna Community College.

    As many people seem to be gravitating to other cities and other colleges and universities, Garcia does not consider herself a rebel — rather she describes herself as a good kid and refuses to give up on Las Vegas and northern New Mexico.

  • NMHU faculty recognized for excellence

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Faculty members of Highlands University received recognition for academic excellence ranging from scholarly research papers to conference presentations at a reception April 18.

  • Luna to offer math success program
  • Unique NMHU program focuses on Central Asia

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

  • LCC Nursing re-accredited

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The Luna Community College Nursing Program received some good news recently from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

    In a letter written to Luna Nursing Director Maxine Hughes, ACEN informed the college that its Board of Commissioners voted to affirm continuing accreditation for the associate nursing program following the implementation of a revised curriculum, as the program is in compliance with all accreditation standards and criteria reviewed during the focused visit.

  • Luna students take first, second at ‘Wolves Den’

    Luna Community College

    It’s safe to say that Luna students Jessica Weber and Richard Trujillo took a bite out of the wolves. 

  • Luna student has eyes on more credentials

    Luna Community College

    Kimberley Padilla is on track to earn a certificate from Luna Community College soon. That would be the first of not one, not two, not three, but four certificates or degrees she wants to pursue.

    A native of Mora, Padilla is expected to graduate in fall 2018 with a certificate in Automotive Collision Repair Technology. She is also interested in earning a business management, culinary arts and cosmetology certificate.

  • Climate Change Summit returns

    The second annual Climate Change Awareness Summit at Highlands University on Saturday, April 28 aims to raise awareness about slowing climate change and spark activism for environmental issues.

    The day of free public events is a community collaboration that includes a Gallinas River cleanup, climate change awareness march, guest speakers, Highlands faculty and student research, hands-on learning for children, community resource tables, food, music and more.

  • Students receive recognition for outstanding leadership

    By Margaret McKinney
    N.M. Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University students received recognition for their outstanding leadership in and out of the classroom and other contributions to the university at the 20th Annual Student Leadership Recognition Banquet April 4.

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

  • The President's Choice

    By Margaret McKinney/Highlands University