SFCC students receive LANL Foundation Scholarships

SFCC student Marisa-Ann Lopez receives the first Abiquiú Land Grant – Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Scholarship. Pictured at the Aug. 8 awards ceremony (Left to Right:) Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Public Relations Program Manager Micaela Hester, Institutional Giving Manager Jennifer Pedneau, mother Kathy Lopez, scholar Marisa-Ann Lopez, father Francis Lopez, and Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Projects Director Agapita Judy Lopez.

Santa Fe Community College students receive LANL Regional College/Returning Student (RCRS) Scholarships. Left to right: Marisa-Ann Lopez of Santa Fe, studying culinary arts, Abiquiú Land Grant – Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Scholar; Kamille Chavez of Los Alamos, studying nursing, RCRS Scholar; Mingma Sherpa of Santa Fe, studying medical assisting, RCRS Scholar; Tim Klabunde of Santa Fe, studying exercise science, RCRS Scholar; Joshua Acuna of Santa Fe, studying elementary education, RCRS Scholar; Wyetta Bradley of Santa Fe, studying allied health/nursing, RCRS Scholar; Mara Penfil of Santa Fe, studying nursing, RCRS Scholar; Anjala Coughlin of Santa Fe, studying business administration and accounting, RCRS Scholar; Rachael Mueller of Santa Fe, studying general studies, science, RCRS Scholar.

The LANL Foundation and invited guests on Aug. 8 celebrated the recipients in three scholarship categories. Nine of the scholarship recipients attend SFCC.

Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarships support Native students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business-related fields.

Regional College/Returning Student (RCRS) Scholarships are awarded to nontraditional students seeking a two-year degree or certification after a significant gap in formal education. SFCC students who received the RCRS Scholarships are:

Kamille Chavez of Los Alamos, studying nursing, RCRS Scholar;

Mingma Sherpa of Santa Fe, studying medical assisting, RCRS Scholar;

Tim Klabunde of Santa Fe, studying exercise science, RCRS Scholar;

Joshua Acuna of Santa Fe, studying elementary education, RCRS Scholar;

Wyetta Bradley of Santa Fe, studying allied health/nursing, RCRS Scholar;

Mara Penfil of Santa Fe, studying nursing, RCRS Scholar;

Anjala Coughlin of Santa Fe, studying business administration and accounting, RCRS Scholar;

Rachael Mueller of Santa Fe, studying general studies, science, RCRS Scholar.

The first Abiquiú Land Grant – Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Scholarship winner was also honored during the reception. This new award is specifically designated for descendants of an Abiquiú Land Grant family pursuing a bachelor’s degree, two-year degree or professional certificate in any field of study. The first recipient to receive that scholarship is Marisa-Ann Lopez of Santa Fe, studying culinary arts at SFCC.

A complete list of winners may be found at LANL Foundation.  Also, see more photos on  Facebook.

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