12 Notable alumni of
New Mexico Highlands University

New Mexico Highlands University is 2368th in the world, 803rd in North America, and 760th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 12 notable alumni from New Mexico Highlands University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Eddie Guerrero

    Eddie Guerrero
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-2005 (aged 38)
    Occupations
    professional wrestler
    Biography

    Eduardo Gory Guerrero Llanes was an American professional wrestler. He was a prominent member of the Guerrero wrestling family, being the son of first-generation wrestler Gory Guerrero.

  2. Ben R. Luján

    Ben R. Luján
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Enrolled in New Mexico Highlands University
    In 2007 graduated with Bachelor of Business Administration
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ben Ray Luján is an American politician who has served as the junior United States senator from New Mexico since 2021. He served as the U.S. representative for New Mexico's 3rd congressional district from 2009 to 2021 and the assistant House Democratic leader (officially the "Assistant Speaker") from 2019 to 2021. He served as a member of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission from 2005 to 2008, where he also served as chairman.

  3. Nick Rolovich

    Nick Rolovich
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Nicholas Robert Rolovich is an American football coach and former player, who was most recently the head football coach at Washington State University (WSU). Rolovich majored in economics at the University of Hawaii, and received a master's degree at New Mexico Highlands University. He was a quarterback with the Las Vegas Gladiators in the Arena Football League.

  4. Chris Newsome

    Chris Newsome
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Christopher Elijah Newsome is a Filipino American professional basketball player for the Meralco Bolts of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

  5. Hector Balderas

    Hector Balderas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Hector Hugo Balderas Jr. is an American lawyer and former prosecutor who has been the attorney general of New Mexico since 2015. In 2006, Balderas became the youngest statewide Hispanic elected official in the nation when he won his first race for New Mexico state auditor at the age of 33. Before that Balderas served as a State Representative in the New Mexico Legislature from 2004 to 2006. Balderas also serves as the elected treasurer of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials.

  6. Darrin Chiaverini

    Darrin Chiaverini
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Darrin Earl Chiaverini is an American football assistant coach and former wide receiver. He played college football at Colorado. He was drafted in the fifth round (148th overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.

  7. John A. Gordon

    John A. Gordon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-2020 (aged 74)
    Enrolled in New Mexico Highlands University
    In 1972 graduated with Master of Arts
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    John Alexander Gordon was an American air force general who served as Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He also served as the President's Homeland Security advisor from 2003 to 2004.

  8. Rebecca Vigil-Giron

    Rebecca Vigil-Giron
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Rebecca Vigil-Giron is an American politician who served as the secretary of state of New Mexico from 1987 to 1990 and again from 1999 to 2006. She is the longest-serving Secretary of State in New Mexico history. In 2009, Vigil-Giron was indicted by a grand jury on several counts of embezzlement, but the charges were dropped in 2012.

  9. Thomas McClelland

    Thomas McClelland
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Thomas McClelland is a decorated U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm.

  10. Antonio M. Fernández

    Antonio M. Fernández
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1902-1956 (aged 54)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyercourt reporter
    Biography

    Antonio Manuel Fernández was a United States Representative from New Mexico. He was born in Springer, New Mexico, where he attended the public schools, and Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico. He received law training at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, and was a court reporter for the eighth judicial district of New Mexico in 1925–1930. Later, he was admitted to the bar in 1931 and commenced practice in Raton, New Mexico. He was the assistant district attorney of the eighth judicial district in 1933 and practiced law in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1934.

  11. Georgia Lee Lusk

    Georgia Lee Lusk
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1893-1971 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    politicianteacherdirectorschool superintendentsupervisor
    Biography

    Georgia Lee Witt Lusk was the first female U.S. Congressional representative from New Mexico, an educator, and a devoted public servant.

  12. Mari-Luci Jaramillo

    Mari-Luci Jaramillo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1928-2019 (aged 91)
    Enrolled in New Mexico Highlands University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in education
    Graduated with Master of Education
    Occupations
    diplomateducator
    Biography

    Mari-Luci Jaramillo was an American educator and diplomat who served as U.S. Ambassador to Honduras from 1977 to 1980. Upon her confirmation, Jaramillo became the first Mexican-American woman to serve as an American ambassador.