Carlos Chavez (NM '93) passed away on October 30, 2016, at the age of 62.
Chavez received a New Mexico Milken Educator Award in 1993 as a history and Spanish teacher at Rio Grande High School in Albuquerque. His U.S. and world history courses, which he taught in Spanish, emphasized Hispanic contributions to these histories. Chavez pioneered the
State Seal of Bilingualism and Biliteracy, now a statewide recognition in New Mexico.
For more details, see
Chavez's obituary in the Albuquerque Journal.
"[I hope my students remember] that moments, good or bad, don't define you. Every day you have a chance to do great things by serving and taking care of others. I hope they remember that darkness is only defeated by brave people being light when others are scared to. I hope they remember that there is a world outside of their house, their city, their state. I hope they remember to challenge things and form their own opinions based upon everything they continue to learn." —
Thomas Dennison (MD '16) Teacher
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