The Otero College Foundation is a charitable, non-profit corporation dedicated to raising funds for Otero College. Providing affordable, accessible and quality education is essential to our students and vital to our community.

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Macdonald Hall in the summer time.

Become involved on campus again

Otero Foundation supports the connection of Otero Alumni back to the College:

  • Visit campus.
  • Connect to friends and former classmates.
  • Be a speaker or presenter for a campus program or event. 
  • Mentor a student interested in your career path.
  • Be involved in any other way you can think of!

If you would like to impact current students or the campus community as a whole, please contact the alumni office at

Support the Foundation

You, our donors, support and strengthen Otero College’s role in serving the educational needs of our communities. Providing affordable, accessible and quality education is essential to our students and vital to our community.

 In addition to scholarships, your support provides funds to support continued excellence and expansion of programs at Otero. The spirit and generosity of our donors makes it possible for us to continually serve the students who are the link to our future and the communities where we live. Thank you!

Ways to Give

Great Foundation Wall

Located south of Macdonald Hall on the Otero campus, the Great Foundation Wall features 4 by 8 inch bricks inscribed with names, graduating years and/or job titles of donors, faculty, staff, alumni and anyone else who wants to be a permanent part of Otero. 

A donation of $150 or more to the Otero Foundation Great Foundation Wall Fund provides one brick on the wall. Each can be inscribed with up to three lines of text featuring 19 characters/spaces per line.

Give by Shopping

Raise a glass to education! Cellars Wine Club donates 15% of purchases made with the code “OteroGiveBack” to scholarship funds through the Otero Foundation. 

Donation & Gift

Donate online or send a gift by mail.

Please contact the alumni office at for additional information. 

PLP students posing in winter foliage

President's Leadership Program

Along with scholarships provided through the Otero College Foundation, this program fosters and cultivates leaders who are ethical, visionaries, critical and innovative thinkers, empowering of others, rational and intuitive, open to possibilities, servants of the broader good, committed to action.

Current Foundation Board Members

Recent Alumni Profile Updates

Walt Privette, now retired, has held various senior and management level positions in mainframe systems programming for major corporations and consulting firms.

Jordan is now a graduate of Colorado State University – Pueblo

Ann is the office manager at Rocky Ford Feeders.  Prior to that, she was the general manager for CWPDA, a water augmentation group on the Arkansas Valley for 11 years and the director of office operations for the District Attorney’s office. After graduating from Otero, she earned a BS in business administration from Adams State University.  A wife and mother of five grown children, Lopkoff loves to spend any free time camping and fishing in the mountains.  She is also a retired baton twirling coach and judge.

Rob is self-employed.  Through his business, Design Drafting,  Heinecke designs buildings – mostly houses.  He has a BS in architecture.

Jermaine is an Ordinance Tech for the U.S. Navy. After Otero, he went on to earn a BA in Communications from the University of Northern Colorado.

Peggy has been a Mathematics Teacher at Uintah High School for 23 years. Her work extends to the state level in Utah where she has been active in writing Math curriculums and on the negotiating committee.  She was a mentor for Math for America and is an advisor for DECA and National Honor Society.  

Donnie is the Head Golf Professional at Thermopolis Golf Course in Thermopolis, WY. He was a member of the 1988 and 1989 Region IX Champion Baseball teams at Otero.

Seth has visited Otero College several times over the past few years with his wife, Barbara. Originally from the Crowley County and Cheraw communities, Seth now lives in Phoenix, Ariz., where he is retired from the Arizona Department of Revenue, Property Tax Division. The Franzman family has recently established three scholarships for Otero College students; The Franzman Family Scholarship, The Franzman Family Nursing Scholarship and, most recently, The Franzman Family International Scholarship.

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