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Marcos Zubia

Associate in Arts in Banking and Mortgage Services
Graduated in 2009

I was born and raised in Santa Fe. I went to school here — elementary, Capital High. I was Senior Class President. I’ve had a rewarding career. My goal is to continue in banking, and continue to help my community. I’m the board president for Esperanza Shelter.
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Azucena Garcia

Associate in Applied Science in Respiratory Care
Graduated in 2016

I’m a 25-year-old mother. I’m married. I went to school full-time and maintained a full-time job. It was hard, but I did it. I commuted the whole time — drove or took the Rail Runner. I graduated in December with an Associate’s Degree, then got licensed and began working as a respiratory therapist. I’m continuing my education with a Bachelor’s degree in respiratory care.
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Eric Varela

Associate in Applied Science in Welding Technology
Graduated in 2017

My dad raised me. He owns a construction company. I’ve been working since I was 15. I went to school originally to be a game warden — I was working toward a Bachelor’s at the University of New Mexico. Then I decided to explore trade schools — carpentry, welding — and I really enjoyed it. I knew the welding program at the CC was in its infancy, but I decided it was something I wanted to do.
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