From left: Dr. David Garcia, Terry Mulert, Jessica Molla, Salvador Ruiz and Roger Montoya at MAE campus
Moving Arts Española presents $1,000 check, and Northern Foundation gives $500 to Self-design Major
The Northern Foundation is the grateful recipient of funds generated by our friends at Moving Arts Española. The film La Casa Linda, a documentary film about disability and independence, profiles the life of Linda Pedro, beloved community disability rights activist and former resident of Chimayo, NM. The local premiere at MAE served as a fundraiser for the Linda Pedro Memorial scholarship fund to help NNMC art students pursue their dream of a college degree at Northern New Mexico College.
"Linda proved that in the face of adversity, we can still craft a life of exuberant activism," Roger Montoya of Moving Arts Española said.
NNMC Fine Arts Department Chair Dr. David Garcia was on hand to help accept the check.
Thank you Moving Arts Española!
As a special Innovative Practice mini-grant, the Northern Foundation Community Fund provided a $500 scholarship to James Annon, a student in the first cohort of Northern's new Self-design degree program. Mr. Annon, a father of two, is taking the opportunity to return to college, and use credits already earned as part of his self-designed Psychology degree program. (See photos below.)
"Having just experienced a personal loss, I wanted to focus on what's important, on making people's lives better," said Annon. "And I want to learn the skills to do it right. I'm impressed with the people at Northern and very happy to be here. Out of tragedy, comes change."
The Self-design degree option is one of five emphases in our Bachelor's of Integrated Studies program. Learn more from Dr. David Barton at 505.747.2217