Carrington College Celebrates Collaboration with Tribal Nations


Albuquerque campus recognized for work with the Southern Pueblos


ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – October 23, 2017 – Carrington College prides itself on working with all students to ensure success in reaching their career goals. One area of focus continues to be serving the Federally recognized tribes in New Mexico; Pueblo of Acoma, Pueblo of Cochiti, Pueblo of Isleta, Pueblo of Jemez, Pueblo of San Felipe, Pueblo of Sandia, Pueblo of Santa Ana, Pueblo of Santo Domingo, Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Pueblo of Zia.

The College was recently recognized for its work with the Southern Pueblos Agency and its Job Placement and Training Program. The agency provides services that include social services, real estate, natural resources, fire/forestry and Indian self-determination. Carrington College is able to support the agency’s mission by working with Pueblo residents interested in pursuing health care careers.

“We are committed to supporting our tribal partners in New Mexico, Arizona and beyond,” said Dr. Donna Loraine, president of Carrington College. “This work is foundational in supporting our goals to ease the path to higher education and career support for those with limited access.”

The Job Placement and Training Program works with Carrington College and other health care schools in New Mexico to create employability workshops, helping former students and community members while also serving as a funding resource for tribal members from the ten Southern Pueblos. These workshops teach skills like job search approaches, interview etiquette and networking, helping the residents of the pueblos become better equipped to look for fulfilling careers.

Arlan Romero studied to be a Pharmacy Technician and Kayla Devore studied Medical Billing and Coding. They were dedicated students who drove 120 miles round trip each day to get to school. While attending Carrington College, they were both proactive in their studies, attending certification study sessions and obtaining full time jobs in their fields. Kayla is currently working as a Billing & Coding Specialist at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center. Arlan is working at Prime Therapeutics as a Pharmacy Technician and holds his license with the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians. They are taking the first steps in what will undoubtedly be very successful careers.

Carrington College is honored to have more than a dozen colleagues, including Dr. Donna Loraine, recognized for their work with the Southern Pueblos. An award ceremony will be held in December.

About Carrington College

The organization’s purpose is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Carrington College offers a diverse range of programs that lead to a Certificate of Achievement or Associate of Science degree. As the starting point for health care careers, the college offers programs that prepare students for careers in the medical, dental and veterinary fields. Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, 428 J Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814; 415 506 0234 an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at

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