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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!

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Recent Profile Updates

Walt Privette (AAS '68), now retired, has held various senior and management level positions in mainframe systems programming for major corporations and consulting firms.

Jordan Moniz ('13) will graduate this spring from Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Ann Lopkoff ('09) 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 Heinecke ('76) is self-employed.  Through his business, Design Drafting,  Heinecke designs buildings - mostly houses.  He has a BS in architecture.

Jermaine Stepney (AA'06) 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 Patton (AA '81) 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 Bjorhus (AA '89) 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 Franzman ('58), 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.