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Santa Fe doctor Hendrieka Fitzpatrick was recently awarded a silver medal in the 2009 Independent Publisher Book Awards for her chapter in the book Audacious Aging, which was edited by Stephanie Marohn.

Fitzpatrick is board certified board certified,
adj the status of a dental specialist such as an orthodontist who has become a board diplomate by successfully completing the certification program of the recognized certification board in that area of practice.
 in family practice and treats patients at Integrated Health Medical Center in Santa Fe. She broadcasts on a variety of medical topics on radio TALK 1260 at noon on Saturdays.

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Air Force Airman Vincent A. Montoya graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base Lackland Air Force Base (lăk`lənd), U.S. military installation, c.6,835 acres (2,766 hectares), S Tex., W of San Antonio; est. 1941. It is a major air force training center. , San Antonio, Texas “San Antonio” redirects here. For other uses, see San Antonio (disambiguation).
San Antonio is the second most populous city in Texas, the third most populous metropolitan area in Texas, and is the seventh most populous city in the United States. As of the 2006 U.S.
. Montoya is the son of Andrew Montoya of Santa Fe, and Terrie Montoya of Rio Rancho.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) is a federal program offered by the United States Air Force which grants two year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in association with Air University. .

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Theodore Hickey, of Santa Fe, received a bachelor's degree in economics from Carleton College during its 135th commencement exercises, held on Saturday, June 13.

He is the son of Sharon Hickey and John Hickey.

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Kelly Driscoll of Santa Fe graduated Aug. 15, 2009, from Baylor University with a bachelor's degree of business administration in entrepreneurship with a minor in sociology. She also completed the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, a challenging and integrated curriculum through the Honors College. Kelly was a 2005 graduate of St. Michael's High School St. Michael's High School is a private Catholic high school located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the state capital of New Mexico. It is privately run with the blessing of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe. .

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Open Hands wishes to welcome Mike Marler, newly hired manager of the Open Hands Thrift Store at 1836 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, next to The Pantry restaurant.

Before joining Open Hands, Marler operated and managed a retail business with a specialty in merchandising; he also has years of experience in secondhand retail.

The Open Hands Thrift Store moved to Cerrillos Road on Jan. 2, 2009. Its purpose is to help support the programs of Open Hands, a local nonprofit assisting elderly and disabled members of the community since 1977.

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Mayor David Coss and Santa Fe Municipal Airport Santa Fe Municipal Airport (IATA: SAF, ICAO: KSAF) is a public airport located nine miles (14 km) southwest of the central business district (CBD) of Santa Fe, a city in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA. It covers 2,120 acres and has three runways.  Manager Jim Montman jointly received two awards from the New Mexico Airport Manager's Association.

The Santa Fe Municipal Airport was named Airport of the Year for 2009. The airport was noted for work completed on a $2.5 million Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) is a special category of firefighting that involves the response, hazard mitigation, evacuation and possible rescue of passengers and crew of an aircraft involved in (typically) an airport ground emergency.  station which is nearing completion; for a $1.1 million taxiway taxiway: see airport.  reconstruction project nearing completion and partially funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds; for starting a $4 million new radar facility project; for obtaining funding for a $1 million east apron reconstruction project; and for the successful reintroduction of commercial air service with American Eagle Airlines American Eagle Airlines is a regional airline based in Fort Worth, Texas[1]. It is a airline partner of American Airlines[2] (both wholly owned by the AMR Corporation holding company), operating over 1,800 flights a day, serving 159 cities across the USA,  Regional Jets in June.

The second award received was the Association's Air Show/Event of the Year for 2009 which recognized the airport's air show completed last September, and planning and preparation for this year's air show.

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Think New Mexico, a nonpartisan, results-oriented think tank, has hired Jason A. Espinoza as its field director in order to strengthen its grassroots outreach through social media campaigns and youth organizing.

Espinoza, 23, a lifelong resident of New Mexico, graduated from Albuquerque Academy in 2004. He went on to graduate summa cum laude sum·ma cum lau·de  
adv. & adj.
With the greatest honor. Used to express the highest academic distinction: graduated summa cum laude; a summa cum laude graduate.
 from Arizona State University Arizona State University, at Tempe; coeducational; opened 1886 as a normal school, became 1925 Tempe State Teachers College, renamed 1945 Arizona State College at Tempe. Its present name was adopted in 1958.  in 2008, earning a bachelor's degree in history and a bachelor's degree in political science.

Before joining Think New Mexico, Espinoza coordinated the social media outreach and sustainable schools program at Earth Care International, an educational non-profit located in Santa Fe.

Think New Mexico is a nonpartisan, results-oriented think tank whose mission is to improve the quality of life for all New Mexicans.

It is best known for its successful efforts to make full-day kindergarten accessible to every child in New Mexico; repeal of the state's food tax; and reform the state lottery to reduce its costs and redirect money to college scholarships.
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