Viles Foundation, Inc.

A 501(c)3 Non Profit Scholarship Foundation founded in 1959

Anniversay Photos

 
  Matie Viles
Viles Foundation News

The deadline for applications for the 2019-2020 school year is April 1, 2019. Applications must be postmarked by that date. ~Board of Directors

The Board of Directors has announced that 49 scholarship were awarded in May, 2018. These scholarships totaled $104,800.00.
~Viles Foundation, Inc.

New Mexico Highlands University selected Matie Viles and Ken and Sue Crimmins to co-name the new Student Residence hall on their campus. It is known as the "Matie Viles and Ken and Sue Crimmin Student Residence Hall". ~Viles Foundation, Inc.

 


A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words




Luncheon at Kennedy Hall
 
Registration Table aaa Oneida L'Esperance, now a board member, registers Emily Montoya and her brother Michael Montoya, who, along with two other siblings have attended college on Viles scholarships. Kennedy Hall
Dining Room
bbb Guests visiting and before the luncheon.
Dining Tables ddd The tables began to fill as
guests arrived.


Buffet Table bbb On the menu was a choice of roast beef or pork and vegetables.
Gabe Blea aaa Former board member and scholarship recipient Gabe Blea chooses from the hors d'oeuvre table.
Dining Table ddd Guests enjoying their meals.


Speakers

Speaker Casey aaa Speaker Barbara Perea Casey, second from left with Dr. Clarence Sanchez, Armando Pollack, LouElla Marr-Montoya, Viola Esquibel and brother Salomon Esquibel. All but Dr. Sanchez are scholarship recipients. Speaker Pena bbb Merideth Hmura, LouElla Marr-Montoya and speaker Juan Jose Pena. Speaker Montoya ccc Les Montoya, a speaker and
San Miguel County Manager,
with his wife Rosemarie Montoya.


Speaker Ortiz JoAnn Alcon Ortiz JoAnn Alcon Ortiz is the mother of Nicole and Erica Sanchez. JoAnn talked about how much it meant to her, as a single parent to educate her daughters because of the Viles scholarships.

Speaker Montoya eee Rebecca Montoya spoke about the importance of the Viles scholarship in her life. She is the Adjutant Secretary, New Mexico Department of Transportation.



Speaker Rosenfelt fff Viola Martinez Esquibel Rosenfelt founded the first charter school
in Albuquerque. She thanked
the Viles Foundation board for
her educational opportunity.

Guests
 
Robin Carlson Robin Carlson Robin Carlson receives her glass paper weight from the President of the Board, Dr. Clarence Sanchez. Robin is the niece of
W. Morris Shillinglaw, Jr.
Betsey Garber Betsey Garber Betsey Garber, retired Administrative Trustee for the foundation and Board Member
Dr. Cordell Halverson.

Rose Ellen Martinez
and Jim Mandarino
Martinez and Mandarino NMHU Alumni Secretary Rose
Ellen Martinez, Director Jim Mandarino with Viles Foundation board members LouElla Marr-Montoya, Dr. Clarence Sanchez and Felix Alderete.



Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ortiz Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ortiz Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ortiz were two of the hosts at the reception desk.


Hostess Hilda Ellis and Suzanne Sundt Hostess Hilda Ellis and Suzanne Sundt Hostess Hilda Ellis chats with Suzanne Sundt as she signs the guest register. Suzanne is the wife of sculptor Duke Sundt.



Jeanne McKinley and Eleanor Wald ccc Jeanne McKinley was also a hostess at the reception desk. Here, Jeanne and Eleanor Wald discuss the success of the luncheon.


June Garcia and
Raquel "Kiki" Arellano
June Garcia and Raquel Arellano June Garcia, a San Miguel County Commissioner, was an invited guest. She is with Raquel "Kiki" Arellano, a scholarship recipient who is employed by San Miguel County.
Armando Pollack and Hope Vigil-Martinez Armando Pollack and Hope Vigil-Martinez Armando Pollack visits with Hope Vigil-Martinez. Mr. Pollack is retired after 30 years in Washington D.C with the United States Public Health Service.


Debbie Olivas and Beatrice Hurtado Debbie Olivas and Beatrice Hurtado Debbie Olivas works in the
NMHU financial aid office. She is talking with Beatrice Hurtado about the irony that Debbie and her husband Art are the caretakers of the ranch in Cebolla Canyon where Matie Viles was raised by the Robinson Family.


Justine Crespin Chavez Justine Crespin Chavez Justine Crespin Chavez graduated from NMSU in the spring of 2011 with a degree in communication. Denise Montoya Denise Montoya Denise Montoya and her twin sister Melanie Montoya with Menalie's son Carlo and fiancé Martin Lucero. Denise and Melanie are the step-daughters of LouElla Marr-Montoya.

Oliver L'Esperance and Oneida L'Esperance Oliver L'Esperance and Oneida L'Esperance Scholarship recipients, brother
and sister Oliver L'Esperance
and Oneida L'Esperance, with
her husband Elmer Aragon.
Oliver is a business owner in Las Vegas and Oneida is a board member of the Viles Foundation and a child advocacy attorney
in San Miguel County.



Antonia Vigil and
Annette Vigil-Gallegos
Antonia Vigil and Annette Vigil-Gallegos Antonia Vigil and her daughter Annette Vigil-Gallegos. Antonia was so excited about celebrating Viles Foundation that she traveled from Pittsburgh, PA to attend the luncheon. Four of Antonia's siblings also attended college on scholarships.
Angelina Romero Sullivan
and Mary Alice Herrera
bbb Angelina Romero Sullivan is a retired educator. Mary Alice Herrera is Erica Hererra's mother. Erica works in Albuquerque as an EVS manager.


Huie Ley, Eleanor Wald and Les Montoya ccc Les Montoya talks to Eleanor Wald, board member Huie Ley
and his mother Delfina Ley. For many years, Delphina and her husband Happy were employees
of Matie and George Viles at Mountain View Ranch.



Chris Lopez and
Latania Marr
aaa Chris Lopez is a newspaper publisher and Latania Marr is a dual language education teacher of third graders. She is LouElla Marr-Montoya's daughter.
Ricardo Baca,
Dr. Sanchez and
Don Pace
bbb Ricardo Baca, recipient and a server at the luncheon stands between Dr. Clarence Sanchez and Don Pace, reporter for the Las Vegas Optic.
Ernest Quintana ccc Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Quintana
are active Las Vegans and very interested in the Viles
Foundation.



Glen and Nicholas Marrujo Glen and Nicholas Marrujo Glen and Nicholas Marrujo are cousins who received Viles scholarships. Both are nurses.

Ted Maestas
and Huie Ley
Ted Maestas and Huie Ley Ted Maestas and Huie Ley. Ted taught school in Las Vegas. His great nephew Ethan Maestas attended NMSU on a scholarship. Ted is also in charge of the NMHU "H" Club.


Nancy Ulibarri and
Geneva Benevidez
Nancy Ulibarri and Geneva Benevidez Nancy Ulibarri and Geneva Benevidez. Nancy is a data specialist and system analyst
for the Las Vegas City Schools.



Kathleen Sharp and
Juan Jose Pena
Kathleen Sharp and Juan Jose Pena Matie Viles had no direct descendants, however her husband's sister Emma Viles Robinson had children. Kathleen Sharp, talking to Juan Jose Pena, is George Viles great niece.



Rita Rael Kavanaugh Rita Rael Kavanaugh Rita Rael Kavanaugh is a financial analyst and data management coordinator in Albuquerque. She is enjoying the Bas` Relief of Matie.


Crystal
Gutierez-Cavanos
Crystal Gutierez-Cavanos Crystal Gutierez-Cavanos
attended NMHU for a degree in social work.



Eleanor Wald and
Merideth Hmura
Eleanor Wald and Merideth Hmura Eleanor Wald is a founding member of the Board of Directors. Her daughter Merideth Hmura considers it to be a privileged to be a board member also.


Beatrice and
Genoveva Hurtado
Beatrice and Genoveva Hurtado Beatrice Hurtado attended college on a scholarship and gives back that opportunity as a member of the board. Her daughter Genoveva assists with paperwork.
LouElla Marr-Montoya and Latonia Marr LouElla Marr-Montoya and Latonia Marr Both LouElla Marr-Montoya and
her daughter Latonia Marr
received scholarships to attend college.
 

Bas’ Relief
 
Unveiling Bas Relef Unveiling Duke Sundt, sculptor, allowed Eleanor Wald to unveil the bas' relief of Matie on horseback. Explanation Bas' Relief The excitement in the room was very evident while Duke described the processes of the sculpture. The guests did not expect this excellent memorial to Matie Viles Bas' Relief Bas' Relief




   
 


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