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Celebrating 125 Years of Highlands

Pick up your H:125 merchandise at the alumni office.  Stainless steel drink tumblers $15, canvas tote bags $20, license plates $25. 

Out of town? Contact the office at (505) 454-3248 or to arrange shipping!

Go Cowboys!


Join us at the Highlands Softball Field to cheer on our sluggers as they knock Regis University out of the park!


Alumni RSVP for free admission and gift, and be recognized at the game. (505) 454-3248 or email

Click here to register!

Save the Date for Commencement!

Main Campus Commencement
Saturday, May 12, 2018
2 p.m.


Click here for all the details and center information!

Maj. Gen. Melvyn Montaño Commencement Speaker

Highly decorated retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Melvyn Montaño of Albuquerque will be the speaker for the Highlands University main campus commencement ceremony May 12.

Montaño’s distinguished military career spanned more than 45 years, culminating with being named for the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal Award. He retired in 1999 as the adjutant general of the New Mexico National Guard and was the first Hispanic to achieve this National Guard rank in the continental United States.

“I will be talking with the Highlands graduates about elements of leadership, with ethics and integrity at the top of my list along with the importance of respecting the privacy and dignity of others,” Montaño said. “These graduates will be the future of our country and have the unique privilege to provide their own vision. They are accepting this responsibility much earlier than my generation did.”

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LANL Hires Computer Science Graduate For Position

A Highlands University computer science master’s degree candidate has landed a career position at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Rosario Vasquez, who also earned her bachelor’s degree in computer science at Highlands, will work at LANL in a position that focuses on computer support and system administration.

“My position at LANL will allow me to work on innovative projects as well as putting to the test my problem-solving skills when administering technical issues,” said Vasquez, who has worked at the labs as an intern for the last year. “It’s an exciting professional opportunity I never thought I would have.”

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From the family:

Daniel A. Hedges passed away peacefully in his sleep of natural causes on December 23, 2017. He was a wonderful son, brother, friend, and golfer. Daniel graduated with a BA in Business Communications from Oral Roberts University and then with a MA in Special Education from New Mexico Highlands University. He was a dedicated teacher to his students at Atrisco Elementary in Albuquerque, NM. Daniel was a calm and gracious man, determined, and always willing to help others. His family will greatly miss him.

Save the date!  June 3

Valencia County Alumni Reunion
2-4 pm Tome Dominguez Community Center
2933 Highway 47, Tome, NM.
Hosted by the town of Tome Land Grant.

Alumni, please send your photos to Rita Padilla at Thanks!

 1st Highlands University "H Club" All Sports Benefit Golf Tournament

Golfers, you don't want to miss this fundraiser on June 30th at the Desert Greens course in Albuquerque. Click here for more information and the registration form!


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Save the date!


Homecoming 2018 will be October 19 and 20!

Calling all Class of 1968

This is your golden year at Highlands. Join us for Commencement 2018 on main campus to be recognized, and also make plans to attend Homecoming 2018 for more recognition and fun. Make sure we have all your contact information so we can keep you informed. Call (505) 454-3248 or

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Alumni Info Update

 Mast is a friendly cat, just waiting for his forever home. He's a super snuggly little guy, and available at the Las Vegas City Shelter.

If you're interested, give them at call at (505) 426-3289!

Have any Highlands Memorabilia?

Clearing things out?  Making space in a move? We'd love to talk to you about any Highlands related memorabilia you have!

Have an old Highlands annual that you’d like to donate? Our alumni office will gratefully accept yearbooks, old pennents, and other ephemera.

Email us at so we can find those memories a new home!

Be an Enrollment Ambassador!

Enrollment Ambassadors play an integral role in NMHU’s recruitment, admissions, and in getting students to come to Highlands. From reaching out to potential applicants at college fairs and high schools to attending admitted student events, there are a number of ways to get involved.

If you’re short on time or live in a less populated area, our new call out initiative can be completed with basic phone and internet service. It will take a couple hours of your time and is as easy as making some phone calls and sending your report to NMHU. We will provide you a training manual and key NMHU facts to ensure your calls are successful. Your work will have a positive enrollment impact moving into the 2018 academic year.

If interested, please contact Benito Pacheco, the Director of Academic Support, at 505-454-3188 or

Commencement Traditions!

Our Highlands Family is all about tradition.

What stands out as the most memorable thing about your graduation at Highlands?

Please share your favorite commencement ceremony tradition with us.

Our 2018 graduates want to know! Email us at so we can keep the traditions alive!






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