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...

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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...

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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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Travis McKenzie: 2023 Forever Cowboy Student Award

Travis McKenzie: 2023 Forever Cowboy Student Award

TRAVIS MCKENZIE FOREVER COWBOY STUDENT AWARD Travis McKenzie, a middle school teacher in Bernalillo County, is a strong proponent of culturally relevant education. As a lifelong student himself, McKenzie’s route to NMHU was a winding one filled with the pursuit of...

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