280 Trosello Lane Corrales, New Mexico 87048

Sandia View Academy Alumni Association, Inc.

280 Trosello Lane Corrales, New Mexico 87048

2018 SAS and SVA Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend is the 2nd weekend in October every year. This year Alumni Weekend will begin Thursday, October 11 and go thru until Saturday night, October 13. Honor class years all end with 3 or 8. 2018, 2013, 2008, 2003, 1998, 1993, 1988, 1983, 1978, 1973, 1968, 1963, 1958, 1953, 1948, and 1943. We hope you will make plans to join us in Corrales, NM at our little school 'neath Mt. Sandia.

Johnny Armijo SVA Tuition Assistance Fund

Johnny Armijo, husband to Georgia Chavez Armijo, Class of 1990, was murdered, Sunday, December 3, 2017. Johnny was a great supporter of SVA. His daughter, Amanda Armijo, Class of 2015, attended SVA all four years. This fund is a great way to honor Johnny and support students attending or wanting to attend Sandia View Academy. Join me in donating to the Johnny Armijo SVA Tuition Assistance Fund! You can send your donations to SVA at 65 Sandia View Lane, Corrales, NM 87048 or to SVA Alumni Association at 280 Trosello Lane, Corrales, NM 87048. Donations are tax-deductible. Email to: [email protected] if you have questions.

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! [[email protected]]. See the premier post from Karen Stephens Bowens, '62, on our new SVA Getting Together page.

Alumni Weekend 2017- 75th Anniversary

October 12-14, 2017

What an amazing time of fellowship and worship! Electronic newsletter will be sent out in November.

Thank you to everyone who made our 75th Anniversary of the 1st graduating class of Seminario Hispano Americano so successful!

A thumb drive of all the pictures taken by Derral Reeve, Lisa Christopherson, and Julia Nicklin will be sent to you for a donation of $20. Monies go to the Alumni Association.

Didn't get a commemorative shirt? $15 will get one mailed to you. 

Email us at [email protected]

11th Annual Sandia View Academy Alumni Golf Classic

With your help and support, SVA Alumni was able to raise a little over $16,000 for Sandia View Academy Worthy Student Fund. Thank you to all our corporate and team sponsors. Congratulations to Moises Tarengo and his team taking first place at this year's golf classic!!

Alumni Bios

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 [email protected]:

  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!


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 [email protected]Unfortunately, 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

Sandia View Academy Web Site


2017 SVA Alumni Association Board of Directors
Elected and by-Position Officers

President: Bruce Bowen, '62, 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 staff member; SVA Sr. Class President, Gyla Tipgos

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