Smartboard March 25, 2024

Mar. 24—Health care loan forgiveness applications open until May 1

New Mexico's Higher Education Department is offering $14.6 million total — up to $25,000 per applicant — in student loan forgiveness for licensed health care professionals working in the dental, medical and mental health fields.

Applications are open now to access the funding, which could help more than 700 health professionals in New Mexico.

"The Health Professional Loan Repayment Program continues to support record numbers of working health care professionals each year, encouraging more New Mexicans to enter careers in health care and attracting out-of-state professionals to our beautiful state," Higher Education Secretary Stephanie M. Rodriguez said in a news release announcing the programs.

For more information and applications, visit

Registration open for April 26 car show hosted by SFCC club

The Broken Parts Club, a car club run by students in Santa Fe Community College's Automotive Technologies program, will host its third annual car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 26. Registration is open now to show off your ride.

Top domestic, European, imports and classic cars, as well as the best vehicle owned by people 21 years old and younger, will garner awards. Lowriders are welcome.

To register, contact Director of Automotive Technologies Julia Furry at 505-428-1177 or

Ahead of the car show, the club will also host a car wash fundraiser — at $10 per wash — from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m on April 12 at SFCC's Automotive Technologies Center.

Los Alamos students to head to career development competition in April

Eight students from Los Alamos High School have qualified for the DECA International Career Development Conference in California in April, after taking home top awards in the statewide competition earlier this month.

The Los Alamos team headed to the international competition includes Gabriel Cook, Shaun Kilde, Mia Martinez, Elliott Beveridge, Zane Kretz, Sawyer Talley, Luke Creel and Alyssa Sun.

DECA is an extracurricular program designed to prepare future leaders in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Through the program, students participate in leadership training events such as a quiz bowl as well as finance, marketing and management competitions.