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Education

  • LCC’s O’Brien earns certification

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College’s Culinary Arts instructor chef Adrienne O’Brien recently completed requirements to become a Certified Culinary Educator.

    O’Brien is part of a small group of individuals from New Mexico with this type of certification.

  • In Brief - Education - March 23, 2012

    Optic and Associated Press Reports

    Applications being accepted

    The Viles Scholarship Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2012-2013 academic school year. The Viles Foundation awarded more than $85,000 in scholarship assistance for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    The qualifications for the Viles Scholarship are:

  • Students to design fashion for symposium

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Las Vegas and Taos high school students will have a chance to design high-tech accessories for an electronically enhanced fashion show called CorpusElectric that will be performed at the International Symposium on Electronic Art in Albuquerque in September.

    The CorpusElectric Collective is a collaboration forged this spring between the New Mexico Highlands University Media Arts Department, Taos Runway Vigilantes, an avant-garde fashion team, and 516 ARTS, an independent nonprofit arts venue based in Albuquerque.

  • LV native excelling as software engineer

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University computer science graduate Amy Chavez Blea’s successful career as a software engineer for IBM got a kick start in 1999 when a university Career Services adviser encouraged her to apply for an internship with the corporation.

    Blea, a Las Vegas native who graduated from Highlands in 2000, was on campus this week to give talks to several computer science classes.

  • Internship changes LCC student’s view on education

    Luna Community College

    About a year ago, Luna Community College student Joseph Dominguez was at one of those points in his life were he wasn’t sure about his educational future.

    After one semester as an intern with the U.S. Census Bureau in Seattle, Dominguez is more focused than ever. Dominguez, a 2009 Robertson High graduate, served as a supervisory survey statistician during the fall semester in Seattle. It was the first time he was away from home.

  • In Brief - Education - March 7, 2012

    The Associated Press

    Police: Students had weapons
    BELEN — Belen police say four students are facing long-term suspensions and possible expulsion after they were caught with weapons on school grounds.

    School Superintendent Ron Marquez tells the Albuquerque Journal that any type of situation involving weapons and student safety is taken very seriously.

    Belen Police Chief Dan Robb says two unidentified Belen High School students were seen shooting each other with an airsoft pellet gun after school on Feb. 29.

  • San Miguel County youth named 4-H state ambassador

    By Jane Moorman
    New Mexico State University

    Robertson High School sophomore Sierra Zamora was inducted as a 4-H state ambassador during the annual 4-H senior leadership retreat in Albuquerque in January.

    Zamora, 16, joins Hugh Veit of Valencia County, Serina Pack of Grant County and Lily Woodall of Doña Ana County as the 2012 state ambassadors.

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