We are sad to report that our former friend and colleague Willie Angel Bachicha passed away on March 3rd in Albuquerque. Willie leaves his daughter Morgan of Florida and his son Lucas of Albuquerque. Willie was originally from Portales, NM and was one of 14 brothers and sisters.
Willie graduated from Portales High School in 1970 and went on to graduate with a BA from ENMU in 1975. Willie began his financial aid career at ENMU as Assistant Director of Financial Aid under the direction of Mr. Leo Hatten. After many years he moved on and worked as Director of Financial Aid at Santa Fe Community College until retirement. Willie contributed for many years to NMASFAA participating at many conferences and serving on many committees.
Willie played baseball for Portales High School, was an avid racquetball player and enjoyed other sports during his off time. Willie was a serious Dallas Cowboy fan and enjoyed watching other sports. Willie loved his children and was a devout Catholic.
His colleagues will remember Willie for his quiet demeanor and his kind spirit. You were always a well respected man in the financial aid community. We will miss you.