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Laboratory marks Rudolfo Anaya I Love to Read Day
November 23, 2020
Laboratory marks Rudolfo Anaya I Love to Read Day

Laboratory marks Rudolfo Anaya I Love to Read Day


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  • Kathy Keith
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Laboratory marks Rudolfo Anaya I Love to Read Day

To mark the State of New Mexico’s Rudolfo Anaya ‘I Love To Read Day’ on Oct. 30 (the late author’s birthday), the Laboratory hosted a recorded reading of his book, No More Bullies, by Lab employee volunteer Mary Beth Lujan for 3rd grade students from Española, Taos and Santa Fe schools. Laboratory operator Triad provided two copies of the book to each of the more than 21 classrooms that took part. The photo shows Lujan and LANL Director Thom Mason with some of the books to be donated. Lujan’s sister Mary Rose Montalvo was instrumental in having the day recognized by the State in 2019.  

Latina Style names Laboratory a top employer

Los Alamos National Laboratory was selected as one of the 2020 Top 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work in the U.S. by LATINA Style Inc. The Lab ranked 33 out of 50, based on 2019 data. With more than 600,000 readers, LATINA Style magazine addresses the needs of Latina professionals and business owners in the United States. Its annual report identifies corporations that provide the best career opportunities for Latinas in the country. Among the principal areas of evaluation are the number of Latina executives, Latina retention, mentoring programs, educational opportunities, employee benefits, active affinity groups and Hispanic community relations.

RDC makes Tribal Economic Diversity Fund awards

The Regional Development Corporation has made six Tribal Economic Diversity Fund awards to tribal businesses for critical technical services that lead to increased revenues and employment for the company. The awards are intended to provide services that allow the company to diversify revenue, leverage other investments, create new jobs and have systems in place that lead to growth. Awardees include Itality Plant-Based Wellness (Jemez Pueblo), Yellowbird Consulting, LLC (San Ildefonso Pueblo), and Atcitty’s on Taos Plaza (Taos Pueblo). “RDC Director of Operations Carla Rachkowski and Program Manager Danny Maki have taken a lot of unusual steps to reach businesses eligible for these funds at this time when they cannot physically meet with tribal members, making the support given to the following businesses extra sweet this year,” said RDC Executive Director Val Alonzo. The full list of recipients is available here.