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Shawna Yellowhair

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Shawna Yellowhair, a sophomore at the UNM-Gallup campus won the 2019 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The Window Rock High School graduate plans to transfer to a four-year institution to complete studies in either accounting or finance.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of UNM-G

Jefferson Elementary teacher weaves art into school studies

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Meet Camille’s Teacher of the Month: Dana Baer

Each month, Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe recognizes one local teacher within the Gallup area for his or her determination to help students go above and beyond. Prospective teachers are nominated by students who feel they deserve to be recognized.

Dana Baer, of Jefferson Elementary School, has always been someone to emphasize the importance of the arts in a child’s growth and development. She also believes that a creative outlet is a good balance to the academic challenges students face through the year.

She said that she has been a classroom teacher for most of her career, and that she has always loved art and has looked for ways to...

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

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Kicking off the next 50 years

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is set for May 13 and will include walkers, runners, and bikers.

The walk will start at 7:30 am at the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office on Nizhoni Boulevard to Second Street and continues to Highway 66.

When the walk concludes, the run begins. Anyone who wants to run can meet at the corner of Second Street and Highway 66.  The run concludes at the New Mexico State Police office.

That’s where the bike portion begins.  Bikers will travel from the police office to Grants.  There are several resting spots along the way.

In order to take part in this year’s event, participation forms must be...

UNM-Gallup assistant professor wins Online Teacher of the Year

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Dr. Shirley Heying, assistant professor within the Division of Arts and Sciences at UNM-Gallup, will be honored May 3 as the Online Teacher of the Year by the University of New Mexico Center for Teaching Excellence. The ceremony will take place on the UNM main campus.

In the award letter sent to Heying, Aeron Haynie, Executive Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence noted, “Students and colleagues provided strong evidence that you have made a significant positive impact on student learning.  Your commitment to the enhancement of teaching and learning has led to direct student benefit.  The pool of applicants was very strong this year. You were clearly an outstanding...

New Mexico Cancer Resource Center holds ribbon cutting

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Founder Barbara McAneny calls it an ‘act of love’

The New Mexico Cancer Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception for the opening of the Community Cancer Resource Center near UNM-Gallup.

The event, held April 15, drew visitors and invited guest speakers from the community.

One of the founders, Dr. Barbara McAneny, spoke to the crowd about how people had to travel to Albuquerque for treatment prior to the opening of the center. NMCC has been present in Gallup since 2007. McAneny talked about how cancer impacts more than a patient’s health.

“I can’t think of anything worse than getting chemotherapy while living in your car,” she said. “This is an act of...

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