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.
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.
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, '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