Birth Announcements:

Mateo Salazar

Charity Valdez and William Salazar welcomed the birth of Mateo Salazar at 9:53 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center. Baby Mateo weighed 6 pounds and was 19 inches long.

Dr. Lori McNeal, along with a multidisciplinary team of nurses and staff that delivered Mateo celebrated the birth with the Valdez-Salazar family — as it was the first at the hospital in Santa Fe and came just a day after Presbyterian opened its new birthing center.

“Our entire team of clinicians and staff are thrilled to deliver our first baby at Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center,” said Dr. Bill Brown, lead obstetrician and gynecologist. “The opening of our family birthing unit is a momentous occasion both for our staff and the community.”

David Aubrey Lee-Hules

Proud parents Russell Hules and Alexandra Lee are happy to announce the birth of their son, David Aubrey Lee-Hules. David was born Jan. 21 at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury, Vt., and was 8 pounds 4 ounces and 19 3/4 inches long. His grandparents are Charles Hules of Pecos, Ginger Conner of Chandler, Texas, and Dr. Anne Lee of Glenwood, N.J.

Educational Standouts

Milovan Zecevic of Los Alamo graduated from the University of New Hampshire in December 2018. Zecevic earned a doctorate in mechanical engineering.

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Mike Bianconi of Los Alamos was named to the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2018 Fall semester. RIT is in Rochester, New York.

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Kristin Serna-Probst was named to the Dean’s List at Eugene Lang College. Lang is the liberal arts college of The New School located on-campus in Greenwich Village in New York City.

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Santa Fe Community College has announced that 10 students were awarded veterans scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year. The scholarship fund for veterans and their dependents was established through a partnership among Santa Fe Community College Foundation, the city of Santa Fe Veterans Advisory Board and U.S. Bank.

The scholarship recipients include the following:

Rebeka Bennett, associate in allied health (Army); Michael Hill, bachelor in nursing (Navy); Tim Klabunde, associate in general studies (Air Force); Krystal Patton, associate in psychology (Navy); Wyetta Plouffe Bradley, associate in allied health (Army); and Wayne Vigil, associate in computer and information technologies (Marines).

Scholarships are also awarded to dependents of veterans. The dependent recipients for 2018-19 academic year are:

Oryon Blay, associate in sustainable technology and associate in building and construction; Melissa Gonzales, associate in accounting; William Kline, associate in engineering technologies; and Travis Portis, associate in welding technology.

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Several local students earned academic distinction for the most recent semester at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.: Desert Academy graduates Mia Carswell and Rebecca Soifer, and Santa Fe Waldorf High School graduate Keifer Nace.

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Tufts University in Massachusetts recently announced that several Santa Fe students have been named to the Dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester: Morgan Dunlap, Shale Hunter and Hailey Zimber.

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Sydney Halford of Santa Fe was named to the Dean’s List at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., for the fall 2018 semester. Halford’s major is early childhood education.