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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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Sylvester Perez: 2023 Highlands Spirit Award

Sylvester Perez: 2023 Highlands Spirit Award

SYLVESTER PEREZ SPIRIT AWARD Long after he graduated from NMHU, Sylvester “Syl” Perez took over the helm of the NMHU Athletic Alumni H Club team. He was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus and is a member of the H Club Hall of Fame. Perez received his doctorate in...

Damian Martinez: 2023 Distinguished Alumnus Award

Damian Martinez: 2023 Distinguished Alumnus Award

DAMIAN MARTINEZ NMHU DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD Damian Martinez is a newly appointed United States Magistrate Judge for the District of New Mexico. And although he says there isn’t a direct career path to becoming a federal judge, Martinez’s journey to becoming one...

Victoria Stark-Romero: 2023 Distinguished Young Alumna Award

Victoria Stark-Romero: 2023 Distinguished Young Alumna Award

VICTORIA STARK-ROMERO DISTINGUISHED YOUNG ALUMNUS AWARD Victoria Stark-Romero is a three-time graduate of NMHU and currently works as the Nursing Program Coordinator for NMHU’s new online master’s degree in nursing. Her role is busy and hands-on, from student...

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Net proceeds benefit Student Success.

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.