Office of Student Development - Student Ambassadors

The SFCC Student Ambassador (STAM) Program

In addition to SGA, Phi Theta Kappa and other student clubs, the Office of Student Development currently supports two leadership development programs: Student Ambassadors and a Student Leadership class.

STUDENT AMBASSADORS are envoys for the college, providing an honest and positive image of SFCC to prospective students, current students, guests and other college dignitaries during various campus events.  They promote and personalize SFCC and network with external groups to promote the campus.  The main purpose of the STAM program is to support student retention and success. Members are selected through a competitive process and must follow program high standards and expectations to earn their STAM scholarship.  Applications to the program are available in the Office of Student Development.

Student Ambassadors develop and lead programs to support fellow students such as Pass It On: Preparing for Mid Terms and Student Voice, which gathers feedback about student experiences on campus,  You can also find Ambassadors collaborating in leadership positions in events such as Student Expo, College Day at the State Capitol, SFCC Foundation events, Welcome Week activities, campus tours, the Whoop It Up basketball tournament and Graduation.   You can recognize them by their uniform shirt and special new logo.

The Student Voice Nov., 2014

The Student Voice Oct., 2014

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The Student Voice March 2014

The Student Voice Feb. 2014

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Student Newsletter

The Student Voice is a monthly newsletter created by the Massive Media Committee, a branch of the Student Ambassadors under the direction of Ernest Kavanaugh, Student Leadership Coordinator and Robert Burnett, Student Editor. Our intent is to keep the students of Santa Fe Community College informed on current and upcoming school and some local events and focus on positive leadership. We thank you for support and we sincerely hope you enjoy The Student Voice. Contact Robert at with comments or suggestions.

Download and read The Student Voice newsletters from the column to the right.

Ambassador News

Action Steps on Behalf of Our Children and Families
By Robert Burnett

On August 8, 2014, Program Sponsor Ernest Kavanaugh and Club President Kevin Silva, Club Vice President Robert Burnett, Club Vice President Alex Flores and Matt Gutierrez, (all members of the Bondage Breakers group) traveled to Northern New Mexico College in support of the third bi-annual Fatherhood Forum. The forum, "Being There from the Start-Dads/Granddads and Earliest Childhood" was organized by the New Mexico Alliance for Families (NMAFF), a statewide alliance of organizations and individuals dedicated to strengthening families by promoting and supporting the engagement of fathers and children in each other's lives.

Those in attendance were welcomed and given the program overview by Erwin Rivera and Rod Karkalla offered a ceremonial blessing. Keynote speaker Dr. Lloyd Vigil from Chimayoso, New Mexico and other guest speakers focused on four key areas: Education and Early Childhood, Health and Human Service, Judicial Issues, and Workforce/Economic Development going off the recommendations to improve a father's engagement and support.

Father's Forum members
Fatherhood Forum participants: Matthew Gutierrez Robert Burnett, Alex Flores, Kevin Silva

For more information, please contact Ernest Kavanaugh Student Leadership Coordinator, 505-428-1681,

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