Portales couple support each others’ PhD quest

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer

Children at Sylvia Martinez’s school at Lockwood Elementary in Clovis call her Mrs. Dr. Martinez.

“That inspires them to get a good education!” Martinez says. “But for me, the title is not a big thing. It’s the journey that it took to get there. It took a lot of years of focusing!”

Sylvia and her husband, Paul Carlos Anaya, both have new abbreviations before their names. The Portales couple both completed doctoral degrees in education from Kansas State University recently, earning the rights to place a “Dr.” before their names.