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RHS graduate recognized
Charles Martinez, a 1997 graduate of Robertson High School, has been selected as one of the 2012 100 Extra Ordinary Nurses in the Washington Metropolitan Area.
The nurses were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the nursing profession and the community.
Martinez was nominated by Dr. Carolyn Harris for his compassion, clinical expertise and extraordinary care. Recipients of this award are recognized as outstanding role models in the nursing community.
Martinez is a 2001 graduate of New Mexico Highlands University, earning a bachelor of arts degree in mass communication/broadcasting. In 2009, he received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Howard University and is a 2013 candidate for a master of science degree in nursing, family nurse practitioner.
Martinez is currently a Cardiac RN at Howard University Hospital in Washington D.C.
He is the son of Kenneth and Patricia Martinez of Las Vegas, brother of Brenda Garduño and grandson of Tomas and Ida Velasquez of Las Vegas and the late Ernesto and Jeannine Martinez of Mora.
Applications being accepted
People who want to start or return to college have until today, June 15, to apply for a Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation Regional/Returning Student Scholarship for a two-year degree or certification.
Opportunities are available for any permanent resident of Northern New Mexico who has left formal education for business, the military, family or other reasons. Scholarships will be awarded to students in Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, Taos, Los Alamos, San Miguel, Sandoval and Mora counties.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and show that they have been accepted or are pursuing certification or a two-year degree at an accredited regional college. They must have lived in northern New Mexico permanently for the last 366 consecutive days.
Preference will be given to applicants who followed other careers for two years or more before deciding to re-enter formal education. Preference may also be given to students pursuing programs related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and related vocations, though strong applications in other areas will be considered.
Applications are accepted on line at lanlfoundation.org/Scholarships/LAESF-RCRS-2012.
Questions can be directed to Tony Fox, LANL Foundation scholarship program officer, at 505-753-8890, extension 16.