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The New Mexico Highlands University Foundation mission is to provide support to benefit students of the University and the University as a whole through the acquisition, development, and administration of financial and other resources.

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Max Baca: 2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award

Max Baca: 2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award

Max Baca has been a fixture of the New Mexico Highlands University community since he enrolled at the school in 1982 on a football scholarship. Although he has now served as the Vice President of Finance and Administration for nine years, Baca is responsible for...

Justin Montoya: 2022 Distinguished Young Alumnus Award

Justin Montoya: 2022 Distinguished Young Alumnus Award

Justin Montoya attended Highlands University for both his bachelor’s degree in exercise science and his master’s degree in exercise physiology. A Las Vegas native, Montoya hoped to use his degrees in his hometown. “When I got out of college and sought out employment...

Carmelita Sanchez: 2022 Forever Cowboy Student Award

Carmelita Sanchez: 2022 Forever Cowboy Student Award

When Carmelita Sanchez enrolled at New Mexico Highlands University in the fall of 2019, she had no idea she would complete her entire undergraduate education during a pandemic. Despite her unusual college experience, Sanchez said taking online classes helped her...

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As New Mexico Highlands University celebrates its 130th year, the NMHU Foundation would like to say thank you to all who have given most generously in the past to support the students, faculty, programs and projects that make our university a strong and vibrant academic community.

Our great stories keep growing every day, but success doesn’t just happen. It takes the combined effort of motivated students, dedicated faculty, and the ongoing generosity of our alumni and friends. Your tax-deductible gift is an investment in a most valuable asset: our future.

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Our mission is to provide access to higher education and opportunity for NM students, and the data show that we are making a difference.

Highlands offers 3 scholarships to each of New Mexico’s 23 tribes and pueblos, to incentivize Native American students to attend.

NMHU’s School of Education has several bilingual education programs, and is working with many New Mexico K-12 school districts.

Highlands University graduates are ranked 19th among 342 four-year public teaching colleges nationwide for social mobility.

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