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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 lylamaestas@nmhu.edu to arrange shipping!

Go Cowboys! 

Be a Cowboy down to your socks!

Shortly we'll be ordering these fantastic custom socks.

Pre-order your pair now for a discounted price!


$11.50 per pair, plus $3.50 shipping within the US. Orders will ship mid-October.

Ordering outside of the US?

Call us at 505-454-3248 and we’ll get you set up!

Click Here to Pre-Order Socks!

September 1
Hermit’s Peak Alumni & Student Hike

Join in this long-standing tradition of the Highlands University family. Transportation and snacks provided.
Challenge yourself and reap the rewards!

RSVP for your space and special goodies. 

5th Annual New Mexico Painter’s Exhibition

September 7-28
Daily 8-5 pm, weekends by appointment
Kennedy Alumni Art Gallery
Artists’ reception September 9, 4-7pm. All are welcome.


Happy Hour in Roswell, September 13
5-7 pm Buffalo Wild Wings, 747 N. Main Street
Come hang out with some Cowboys! We’ll provide the appetizers and alumni swag, you provide the memories.

Click here to let us know you're going on Facebook!

Donnelly Library Book Club

Join this scholar-led reading group for a series of three fantastic books and discussions.

Contact April Kent  to reserve your books (505) 454-3139.

Entering Magical Worlds: A Reading and Discussion Group with Highlands’ English professor Donna Woodford-Gormley.

All meetings will begin at 12:00 pm (noon) in Donnelly Library. Since this is a noon reading group, participants are encourage to bring a bag lunch. Dessert and tea will be provided. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 505-454-3139.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Thursday, October 25, 2018 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
Thursday, November 29, 2018 Coraline by Neil Gaiman


Homecoming 2018 Schedule!

Thursday, October 18
Cowgirl Way Luncheon
12:00-1:30 pm, Student Union Ballroom.
Click the link for the Facebook event!


Friday, October 19
H-Club Golf Tournament
8:00 am, Gene Torres Golf Course.

President’s Coffee
8:00-9:30 am, Student Union Ballroom.
Click the link for the Facebook event!

Alumni Association Board Meeting
12:00-3:00 pm, 322 Student Union Building.


Class of 1968 & All-Greek President’s Reception
3:00-5:00 pm, 3rd Floor Balcony, Student Union Building.
Click the link for the Facebook event!

1893 Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
5:30-7:00 pm, Student Union Atrium.
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Alumni & Distinguished Honorees Banquet
7:00-8:30 pm, Student Union Ballroom.
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Bonfire & Pep Rally
9:00 pm, Sanchez Family Stadium.
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Saturday, October 20
Cowboy 5K Gallop & Trot
8:00 am, NMHU Recycling Center.
Click the link for the Facebook event!

Register online here!

Homecoming Parade Reception & Burrito Bar
9:00 am, Kennedy Alumni Hall.
Click the link for the Facebook event!


Tailgating Celebration
11:00 am-1:00 pm, Music Building parking lot.
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Cowboy Football vs. South Dakota School of Mines
1:00 pm, Sanchez Family Stadium.


Sunday, October 21
Alumni Day at Cowgirls’ Soccer
1:00 pm, Sanchez Family Stadium.

Congratulation to Jessica Esparza on her wedding with David Esparza on August 7, 2018 in Las Cruses, NM.

Jessica Esparza graduated from New Mexico Highlands University in 2013 with a BS in Biology and BA in Chemistry. She then went on to graduate from the University of New Mexico with her Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2017.

Alfonso Trujillo (BS '13, MS '15) from Mora, NM, writes:
"Due to conservation efforts and awareness, the panda has been removed from the endangered species list. However, these creatures are still on the list of vulnerable species which still makes it important to continue conservation work to protect them from extinction. On July 22-28th, I was able to visit in Ya’an City, China to volunteer at the Giant Panda Center. My duties at the center are to assist as a caretaker to prepare food and ensure a secure environment. Other duties are to help research the panda’s habitats and health."

Recruit for Highlands!

New Mexico Highlands University is accepting applications for admissions and recruitment personnel. Come work with us! If you

are interested in learning more about the positions, please contact us at recruitment@nmhu.edu.



Save the date!


Homecoming 2018 will be October 19 and 20!

Calling all Class of 1968

This is your golden year at Highlands. Make plans to attend Homecoming 2018 for recognition and fun. Make sure we have all your contact information so we can keep you informed. Call (505) 454-3248 or lylamaestas@nmhu.edu

Stay in Touch!

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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 jesalman@nmhu.edu 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 bmpacheco@nmhu.edu.

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 2019 graduates want to know! Email us at jesalman@nmhu.edu so we can keep the traditions alive!






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