SFCC Snapshot: Shirlee Cole

“It’s definitely been a rollercoaster of a year and it’s been a special and unforgettable first year of teaching. I’d teach live online with my students at E.J. Martinez school Monday morning, then I was in “Theories of Teaching and Learning” with sj miller’s class Monday nights from 5:30 to 8:30, so it was a […]

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Update from the President, July 1, 2020

Dear Colleagues: As you are aware, we had hoped that we could welcome our students back to campus and offer face-to-face classes this fall. As most experts believe there will be a second wave of COVID-19 cases (or that we haven’t even exited the first wave), we have had to adjust to the pandemic to […]

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SGA prepares packages for Spring 2020 graduates

Student Government Association President Ian Widrick Martinez worked with Student Involvement Coordinator Mary Eleas and the Office of the Registrar to pack the degree and certificate covers, cords, the face masks and the tassels. The tassels and face masks were provided by SGA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spring 2020 graduation was virtual.

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SFCC Snapshot: Austin Eichelberger

“One of the big things that was reinforced for me—because I already knew this through personal tragedies as I went through school—was how grounding education can be, and how reassuring education can be in uncertain times. For a lot of my students, education kept them engaged and helped everything not fall apart. I think their […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Sara Lanctot

“When we were online, it actually forced us to work together a little bit more. Especially in my Calculus II, Dynamics and Circuits class. We had a lot of questions and we were trying to figure things out together. It’s one thing to be in a classroom where everyone’s doing their own thing and then […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Carlos Balladares

“Especially in this time of crisis, I value all my colleagues at SFCC, and I mean everybody, from staff and faculty to students. I value all the work that we all do there. Because of how united we are in this time of crisis, I believe that we are truly an SFCC family . . […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Sarah Ruiz

“It’s definitely been difficult. I’m a single mom and I have no family around to help. I have two children, 13 and 8, and the youngest is autistic. For me, the biggest challenge was trying to stay on a schedule; however, I was determined to finish nursing school. My boys really stepped up and made […]

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SFCC Spring 2020 Graduation Fast Facts

344 Santa Fe Community College (New Mexico) Spring graduates are eligible to receive 374 awards. 24 students will receive more than one award. Of those awards: 237 are for certificates and 137 are for associate degrees. 73.4 percent are from Santa Fe; 5.5 percent from Albuquerque, 2.4 percent from Pecos, 1.7 from Rio Rancho, 1.4 […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Ondine Frauenglass

“During the campus closure, I have been involved in drafting the health and safety protocols so students who wish to complete their hands-on training can come to campus in a safe environment. These protocols follow CDC guidelines and have been adapted for Welding, Controlled Environment Agriculture (Greenhouse), and the Culinary Arts Program partnership with World […]

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Katie Besser Student Awards and Richard Bradford scholarship announced at Zoom gathering

Santa Fe Community College’s emerging writers, photographers and mixed media artists were recognized during the Katie Besser Student Awards celebration hosted online by the SFCC Library on May 14. The awards were named for the late Katie Besser in recognition of her love of literature and creative writing. The event celebrated students’ creative expression through […]

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SFCC team wins WERC awards Spring 2020

Congratulations to an SFCC team, which earned WERC an (Waste-Management Education Research Consortium) Engineering NM Resource Network Pollution Prevention Award ($1500). SFCC student Zachary DeLay also was recognized with one of Intel’s Terry McManus Outstanding Student Awards ($1,000). The competition is usually held in person at NMSU, but needed to shift quickly to an online […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Steve Martinez

“About 10% of my students were having difficulty because of what was happening in their lives or access to the Internet. You think everybody has access to the Internet, but that’s not the case. I had a handful of students who called me crying, saying they couldn’t study, and I was not going to penalize […]

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SFCC Snapshot: R. Charlie Shultz

“It started when SFCC President Becky Rowley announced that we weren’t coming back to campus after spring break, so we were really thrown into transition. Right away our concern was to use the facility that we’d invested in to provide food to the community. We can’t just close down the greenhouse . . . some […]

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