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Anamarc College facing financial problems, students concerned over future

By: Genevieve Curtis
SANTA TERESA, N.M.-- A college is facing serious financial problems and concerned students told KFOX14 they're worried their degrees are in jeopardy.

"Everything is going south," said one student who wished to remain anonymous.
Students at Anamarc College find it hard to concentrate on class when they're not sure the future of the their college is secure. Students said it's hard to get a straight answer out of anyone at the college, including owners Dr. Ana Maria Houde and Marc Houde.
"What's going to happen? Tell me what's going to happen," said the student.
Last week employees began calling KFOX14 reporting they had not been paid.
Students said they started hearing rumors that the college was going into bankruptcy and it could be losing its accreditation for nursing.
The school specializes in healthcare related degrees.
Monday students said the Houdes met with them and confirmed that they filed for bankruptcy, but would not say much more.
"They were not taking any questions they just addressed the issue and said they were trying to fix it," said students.
KFOX14 reporter Genevieve Curtis entered the school to ask about the current financial state and the concerns of students and faculty.
"You're not welcomed in here," an employee told Curtis before ushering her out the door.
Dr. Ana Maria Houde did send a statement to KFOX14.
"Anamarc College is currently facing temporary cash flow issues and is working diligently around the clock to resolve them with our students' and employees' best interest at heart. We very much appreciate the continued support we have received from everyone as we do our utmost to continue to fulfill our mission of providing skilled professional student training in the Upper Rio Grande Region," it read.
KFOX14 responded and asked Ana Houde if they are attempting to sell the college and if the school is in jeopardyof losing its accreditation but KFOX14 has not received a response.
KFOX14 also asked Ana Houde whether they are in fact filing for bankruptcy, and again there was no response.
Students said they're not sure what this means for their educational futures.
Students said they've paid more than $30,000 for degrees and now aren't confident they'll get what they paid for.

"We are working hard. We are working full time at other jobs. We come here, you know not sleeping, tired, just to reach our goals," said a student.
In addition to the Santa Theresa Campus, Anamarc has an East El Paso and Central El Paso location.