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College Night Feb. 12 at Abe Montoya Rec Center


Las Vegas, N.M. – New Mexico Highlands University and Luna Community College will sponsor the 14th annual College Night Feb. 12 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center at 1751 North Grand Ave. in Las Vegas.   

The free information event features a Mardi Gras theme with finger foods served in a light buffet. The information tables will give out Mardi Gras bead necklaces to people who visit their table. Participants who collect 15 necklaces will get a free College Night T-shirt.

“The main purpose of College Night is for prospective students to get helpful information about academic majors and financial aid,” said Gil Gonzalez, director of recruitment for Highlands University. “It’s a chance for them to talk with professors to explore various disciplines and career opportunities.”

Gonzalez said an important goal of College Night is to help first-generation college students from Northern New Mexico navigate all aspects of college enrollment.

“We want College Night to help students transition successfully into higher education,” Gonzalez said. “We’re very glad to be working with Luna again to make this another successful event.”

Highlands University will have about 30 academic programs with information tables at College Night. The university’s student ambassadors will also be on hand to answer questions.

Luna Community College will have about 35 information tables.

Last year more than 600 participants from across northern New Mexico attended College Night to learn about programs at Highlands and Luna.

Registration is not required for College Night. For more information, call Highlands at 1-800-338-6648 or Luna at 1-800-588-7232, extension 1204.

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