280 Trosello Lane Corrales, New Mexico 87048

Sandia View Academy Alumni Association, Inc.

280 Trosello Lane Corrales, New Mexico 87048

Speaker for 2019 Alumni Weekend

Who would you like to see and hear speak for Alumni Weekend, Oct 10-12, 2019? What theme do you suggest? Email us your suggestions to SVARocks@gmail.com. In February 2019, we'll send out a survey link to all our members with your suggested names. Your Alumni Board will vote based on your top choices and begin contacting those folks in March 2019. God willing, the speaker and Weekend theme will be announced by April 2019. Hope you're making plans to join us for our 77th Spanish-American Seminary and Sandia View Academy Alumni Weekend.

Speaker for Alumni Weekend 2018

Thank you to our Sabbath speaker for church this year, David Martinez, Class of 1981, youngest son of our beloved 1st graduate, Max Martinez. David spoke directly to the current students of SVA and challenged them and all in the audience to focus on Christ's soon return.

David Martinez is the Director of Mission & Ministry at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital with the responsibility of providing spiritual, religious, and emotional support for patients, families and associates during daily patient care and emergency situations.

Chaplain David received his Master of Divinity from Andrews University. Prior to his current position at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, David held positions as a Pastor for the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Air Force Chaplain, and middle school teacher.

He has a passion for people, sports and his family.

12th Annual SVA Alumni Golf Classic

Thanx to you and corporate sponsors....this year was the BEST year thus far! One more team than last year and almost $20,000 raised for SVA's Worthy Student Fund! Praise God!! Hallelujah! Thank you Paul and Tyler Chavez and Valley Fence for organizing this annual event and persuading sponsors. Thank you to you Alumni who played, donated, and sponsored players and teams! Praise God! The Alumni have raised over $150,000 in 12 years for SVA Worthy Student Fund.

5th Annual SVA Career Day - Alumni Weekend 2018

Thank you to Charlie Smith '73 (LinkedIn Data Analyst), Alexandria Gurule '16 (Psychology student at SWAU), Lisa Christopherson '85 (Teacher and PhD student), Mahea Dodd (nursing), mother of Ikaika Dodd '07, and Bob Kuning (engineer) for presenting at this year's Career Day.

Revised Constitution and By Laws 

Revised Constitution and By Laws was voted in during the Annual Business meeting, Friday, October 12 at 6pm in the SVCS gym.

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 SVArocks@gmail.com:

  1. Years you attended SVA and/or year you graduated from SVA
  2. Where you attended college/university or received training post SVA
  3. Family info (i.e., who you married, how many kids and/or grandkids you have, etc...)
  4. What you did or do for a living
  5. Notable accomplishments and achievements
  6. Hobbies and interests
  7. Three things on your "Bucket List" you haven't accomplished yet

We look forward from hearing from you!

SVA Alumni Small Gatherings - SVA Getting Together!

Have you gotten together with some of your former classmates and friends from Sandia View Academy or Spanish-American Seminary this past year? Planning to in the near future? We would love to share your photos with the Alumni. Send us your pics! [svarocks@gmail.com]. See the premier post from Karen Stephens Bowens, '62, on our new SVA Getting Together page.


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!  

Tribute to Alumni/Staff Who Have Passed Away

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 svarocks@gmail.comUnfortunately, we have already begun the 2018 list :-(

The list of names that have been read in the past is listed on Tribute page.

Message from President

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

2017-2018 President

Website: sandiaviewacademy.org

2017 SVA Alumni Association Executive Board
Elected and by-Position Officers

President: Bruce Bowen, '61, 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 Principal- Chanda Castañeda; SVA Sr. Class President, KC Clifford

Board of Directors: Paul Chavez, '81; Sandra McMahon, '54; Jenny Larsen, '69


You can find vintage copies of Sandian Stars from the late 1950s are located under  Vintage Sandian Stars