Vicki Maxine Bertolino

Title: Retired Educator
Company: NMSU; Legacy Christian Academy
Location: Alamogordo, New Mexico, United States

Vicki Bertolino, teacher at NMSU/Legacy Christian Academy, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education and library administration.

Following earning a Bachelor of Arts in English and theater arts from University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Ms. Bertolino continued her education with a Master of Arts in communication from the same school in 1990. She has excelled as an instructor with Central Texas College, New Mexico State University and as a librarian with Alamogordo High School. In addition, she founded Bertolino Communications, a premier public relations agency.

Keenly desirous of aiding her community, Ms. Bertolino co-founded the Association of Part-time Professionals of Nevada and the International Association of Business Communicators in Las Vegas, served as vice president and director of John Banks from 1981 to 1989, and served as board member and secretary in the Voluntary Action Center of Southern Nevada from 1971 to 1975. Her professional memberships have included the Kiwanis Club, Otero County Library Committee, Mexico State Library Association and the Otero County Retired Teachers Association.

Ms. Bertolino attributes her success to not giving up easily, listening to other people, and encouraging people to be independent and think for themselves. She is most proud of being able to open up the minds of many students about the world and helping them think critically for themselves. Now in her seventies, Ms. Bertolino would like to start a podcast called “Between Us” and finish a few novels she has been writing.

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