October 12-14, 2017
What an amazing time of fellowship and worship! Electronic newsletter will be sent out in November.
Thank you to everyone who made our 75th Anniversary of the 1st graduating class of Seminario Hispano Americano so successful!
A thumb drive of all the pictures taken by Derral Reeve, Lisa Christopherson, and Julia Nicklin will be sent to you for a donation of $20. Monies go to the Alumni Association.
Didn't get a commemorative shirt? $15 will get one mailed to you.
Email us at [email protected]
With your help and support, SVA Alumni was able to raise a little over $16,000 for Sandia View Academy Worthy Student Fund. Thank you to all our corporate and team sponsors. Congratulations to Moises Tarengo and his team taking first place at this year's golf classic!!
SVA Alumni Board has voted to start highlighting different SVA Alumni on our website and also in our newsletters. We believe folks would like to hear about your life after graduating from or attending SVA. Email the following information [500-1000 words or less] to [email protected]:
You attended Sandia View Academy. You are SVA! You graduated from Sandia View Academy. You are SVA! You attend SVA now. You are SVA!
Check out our "I am SVA!" videos on YouTube
What unites us is SVA. Our connection is SVA. Our history converges at SVA. No matter your race, gender, culture, current or prior geographical location, current or prior denominational ties - YOU ARE SVA!
A list of names of Alumni who have passed and have been read at Alumni Weekends is located on Tribute page. If you have names to add for 2018 Alumni Homecoming Weekend, please email us at [email protected]. Unfortunately, we have already begun the 2018 list :-(
The list of names that have been read in the past is listed on Tribute page.
O.K. TROOPS: (SVA Alumni)
Many of us have been keeping tabs on what is currently happening at SVA. While the dorms have been quiet for a number of years, the other functions of the school have continued to develop nicely. The first bright spot on the current record: SVA is operating on a black finance sheet for the first time I can remember. (Can you remember?)
The second bright spot :The Texaco Conference is pushing hard to strengthen Christian Education again. The churches in the Albuquerque area have come together and formed a workable plan to re-set the school for current realities. A firm contract has been signed with an ?honest-to-goodness? proven and properly focused developer. A new nursing and retirement home will occupy a large part of the property on the south.The plan includes a brand new academy complex more centrally functional on the north side of the property.
Student opportunities are planned by the owner/builder to provide workers for the needs of the facility and to offer employment to the families and students of the new academy. All the building permits have been applied for and accepted. But one remaining permit with the State which will take a wearisome time to complete since the state is known to be very slow. Let?s pray for the State of NM.
Our last executive officer planning meeting was July 9. The "active" alumni need information from the not-so-active alumni. Could this be you? If you haven?t been to homecoming weekend recently, THIS IS YOU ! We want to encourage you to get together with other SVAites in your areas and take pictures so we have some idea of your current world. It is very easy to text pictures and brief news notes. (Please be kind to your SVA friends). Send in your comments and pictures right away. We still need an elected Alumni treasurer. (a minimum time requirement, but important position). Please pray about this opportunity. God has been good. Surely He won?t let us down now.
Many Great Memories
C Bruce Bowen
President: Bruce Bowen, '62, term ends October 2018
President-elect: Michael Razon, '05, term ends October 2018
Treasurer: Georgia Armijo, '90; tern ends October 2019
Secretary: Lisa Christopherson, '85, term ends October 2018
By position: SVA staff member; SVA Sr. Class President, Gyla Tipgos
Board of Directors: Paul Chavez, '81; Sandra McMahon, '54; Jenny Larsen, '69