My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.
The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.
In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.
I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.
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Name of University: New Mexico Highlands University
Location: Las Vegas NM
New Mexico Highlands University is a public comprehensive university located in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Once two separate municipalities (one a city and the other a town) both named Las Vegas, west Las Vegas (“Old Town”) and east Las Vegas (“New Town”), separated by the Gallinas River, retain distinct characters and separate, rival school districts.
Located on the edge of the eastern plains of New Mexico, at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, is Las Vegas, New Mexico. Though not as well known as other Wild West towns, such as Dodge City, Deadwood, or Tombstone; Las Vegas, is said to have been the worst of the worst of the Old West.
Photo of Las Vegas with dirt streets found below
The university was first established as New Mexico Normal School in 1893. The majority of the school’s approximately 3,765 students are from New Mexico and are Latinos.
Campus shown below