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Education

  • WLV grad one of only 28 in N.M. to secure scholarship

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    ALBUQUERQUE — Comcast  NBC/Universal today announced that it has awarded $37,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 school year to 28 New Mexico students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.

    The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, recognizes the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.

  • Smiling standout

    Robertson High School’s Nico Fulgenzi, who helped earn a runner-up doubles trophy at last month’s Class 1A/4A state championships in Albuquerque.

    He held up a trophy while representing the boys tennis team at the May 17 Las Vegas City Schools board meeting; other players were absent.

  • Rubber-duck race at NMHU swimming pool Friday

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Rubber ducks will be swimming the waters of the Highlands University swimming pool Friday, June 15, to raise money for student success.

    Meet at 11 a.m. at the university’s swimming pool in its natatorium at 908 Baca Ave. to cheer for your little ducky in the race.

    “The duck race is a fun way to show off our facilities, stay cool in the summer, and raise money for student scholarships and important university programs,” said Juli Salman, Alumni Office director.

  • Last day for Luna

    Luna Community College was still taking in new registrant for summer classes this week.

    The last day to register for the 2018  summer session is Friday.

    To view the summer schedule visit luna.edu or call 505-454-2500.

  • Highlands alumna receives ‘Teacher Who Inspires’ honor

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    A Highlands University alumna named for a 2018 “Teachers Who Inspire” award said success at teaching middle school math is about relationships, not just numbers.

    Melissa Romero, a seventh- and eighth-grade math teacher at El Camino Real Academy in Santa Fe Public Schools for the past four years, received the Partners in Education Foundation honor, and a $1,500 check, in May.

  • Girls can!

    Margaret McKinney photo/Highlands University

    Highlands forestry professor Julie Tsatsaros showed fifth-grade girls Yesenia Esquibel, Taylor Quintana and Alexis Pacheco how to conduct a water cycle experiment simulating rainfall and water quality, during an American Associaton of University Women  "Girls Can!" event at Highlands on May 17.

  • School board awards

    Alice L. Wagoner/Optic photo
    The recipients of the New Mexico School Boards Association Excellence in Student Achievement award are Christina Lovato, Evangeline Griego, and Michael Lopez.

    The three West Las Vegas High School seniors were recognized during the May 14 WLV Schools Board of education meeting.
     

  • NMHU group features only U.S. students at German conference

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University
    A group from Highlands University will represent the only U.S. students participating in a geology conference in Germany in June focused on how ancient mountain ranges and volcanoes grew at the border between Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic.

  • Chen named Highlands Professor of the Year

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Highlands University has named marketing professor Chien-Chung Chen Professor of the Year for 2017-18.

    Each spring an independent selection committee composed of students, faculty and staff reviews the nominations for Professor of the Year and selects a winner.

    Joshlyn Simasingh is a Highlands MBA candidate who will complete her degree in July 2018 and is awaiting final acceptance to two law schools. She nominated Chen for Professor of the Year.

  • LCC duo claims first, second place in heavy equipment contest

    Luna Community College’s Vocational/Technical Studies students John Lucero and Tracy Herrera took first and second place, respectively, at the Associated General Contractors of America Heavy Equipment Rodeo on Friday, May 4 in Albuquerque.

    Lucero narrowly beat out Herrera in the excavator simulator competition by a money score of $1,700 to $1,638.

    The competitors had to load a dump truck within four-minute time.