Santa Fe Community College/The Masters Program Student Karyn Dodier Named Academic All-Star

Santa Fe Community College student Karyn Dodier was selected for the New Mexico All-State Academic Team. Phi Theta Kappa and the New Mexico Independent Community College Association sponsor the recognition. She was honored during the legislative session at the state capitol.

Dodier is a dual credit student who attends The Masters Program, an early college charter high school based at SFCC. This spring she plans to receive an Associate in Applied Science in Directing and Performance for Film from SFCC, as well as a Certificate in Film Production – one week before she graduates from high school.

“I love all aspects of film, but right now I’m focusing on acting,” Dodier said. She has participated in a variety of aspects of film at the college including acting, directing and writing. “I’m directing a web series called ‘Monsters,’ that we’re financing with an Indigo-go campaign. It’s exciting to be one of five directors and I’m the youngest at age 17.” Last year she worked in make-up for the SFCC film class four-part sci-fi web series, “The Last Prisoner.”

She plans to transfer to the Seattle Film Institute after her SFCC graduation. “I will be able to finish my bachelors of arts in film by age 19 and then go to work in the industry.”

To be eligible for the Academic All-Stars Team, students must complete 45 credits and maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average. They are also judged on participation in student organizations, community service and other criteria.

Phi Theta Kappa works to emphasize and recognize academic excellence at two-year colleges. Today Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in higher education in the United States, with more than 1.5 million members.

For more information about Santa Fe Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter contact Associate Professor of Speech Communication Andrew Lovato at 505-428-1375 or staff adviser Jane Abbott at

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