Andrew West, a senior at Los Alamos High School, was elected to the Key Club International Board during a July special meeting held in lieu of the 2020 Key Club International Convention. This year’s convention, planned for San Francisco, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following a recent evaluation, the Bachelor of Engineering in Electromechanical Engineering Technology (EMET) and the Bachelor of Engineering in Information Engineering Technology (IET) programs at Northern New Mexico College are fully accredited by ABET’s Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC).
While many parents and students have chosen to learn remotely this fall until schools can transition to a hybrid model and potentially, to five days a week in person learning, some families opted for a new school opportunity this year: the Los Alamos Online Learning Academy (LAOLA). 
The Los Alamos School Board met for a regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.The meeting was held virtually with over 350 participants in addition to the School Board members. 
Attorney General Balderas announced today that the State of New Mexico, along with 47 states and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has secured an agreement to obtain $330 million in debt relief for former ITT Tech students for 35,000 borrowers who have outstanding principal balances. 
The LANL Foundation offers scholarships via the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) to high school graduates and current undergraduate students from Northern New Mexico to pursue 4-year degrees. The application for 4-year awards opens in October and the deadline is in late January. 
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Northern New Mexico College is reporting an 11 percent increase in student headcount enrollment for the 2020 Fall semester, and a 3 percent increase in total student credit hours taken, the College’s highest enrollment since 2014.