SFCC Algae Cultivation Certificate awarded for the first time

Photo: Abey Torrez, Dr. Stephen Gomez (Faculty member in Sustainable Technologies), Jeremiah Star, Luke Spangenburg (Director of Biofuels, Center of Excellence, Training Center Corporation) and Jonathan Schwilling; the other graduate Martin Lynch is not pictured. Four students were the first to receive the new Algae Cultivation Certificate during the spring commencement ceremony earlier this month. […]

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¡Palabra!: Hijab

Hijab: Arabic word meaning “cover.” While hijab is commonly associated with women, Muslim men also sometimes wear a head covering as a means of showing modesty. Additionally, Christian and Jewish women in some traditions wear a headscarf as a cultural practice or commitment to modesty or piety. Source: Language Justice Network Hijab o Velo Islámico: […]

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Campus Update from the Interim President

Dear Colleagues, Congratulations on completing another academic year of student success! More of our students are earning degrees and certificates and more of our students are persisting year to year. The retention rate is the highest it has ever been and we have reduced the median years to graduate from 5 to 3.5 years. It […]

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Nurses Pinning Ceremony Class of 2018

Congratulations to the SFCC Department of Nursing Education Class of 2018! “Two of our dual enrolled students were part of UNM’s top 10% of the graduating class for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pre-Licensure Option,” Terri Tewart reported.  “They are Cheryl Haskin and Ursula Kirkpatrick. This group is the first graduating class we share […]

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Learn about TRiO from our students

George Esquibel, SFCC student TRiO at Santa Fe Community College has been very beneficial for me as a student. It has become a place for me to study and do homework in a private setting. It has also been very beneficial for tutoring and support. TRiO has the best tutoring for math, chemistry, physics, and […]

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SFCC Celebrates National Poetry Month

The Spirit of Writing Collective (SOW), sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Integrated Learning (CDIL), celebrated National Poetry Month in April at Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) by holding a poetry contest. A “Poet-Tree” was also constructed in the West Wing (near the Lecture Hall, room 216) with the theme “Read a poem, like […]

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TRiO Achievers Dinner celebrates success

On May 2, 14 graduating TRiO participants as well as 16 TRiO participants who made the Dean’s list celebrated their accomplishments with TRiO staff and special guests at TRiO’s Achievers Dinner. This year’s guest speaker was Antonio Rael a TRiO alum and 2016 SFCC graduate. Rael is currently completing a bachelor’s degree in Architecture at […]

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2018 SFCC Leadership Institute Graduates

Graduate Institute list – Certificate of Completion Sandra Brintnall Emily Drabanski Alicia Huerta Shuli Lamden Melba Ramos Susan Rathjen Kathy Romero Reyna Varela Graduate Institute list – Certificate of Attendance Elizabeth Anthony Jose Nevarez Dafyd Rawlings Leadership Institute list – Certificate of Completion Madeline Abeyta Bryana Alvarez Stephen DeGiulio Chris Gettler Geraldine Harris Miquela Martinez […]

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2018 Service/Excellence Awards

5 Years of Service Staff & Faculty Elizabeth Anthony Emanuel Arnold Kathleen Bishop Jill Carlson Chris Falance Adriene Gallegos Leonard Gannes Kristian Gebhart Chris Gettler Stephen Gomez Jennifer Gurule John Ketchens Sahaj Khalsa Kate Latimer Alex Martinez Gerard Martinez Sarah Martinez Stephen Martinez Delpha Maunders Henry Mignardot Ermelinda Miramontes Lisa Morley Richard Nelson John Pantano […]

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Welding Students represent at Skills USA

Dear Mary Eleas and Student Government Association, Thank you for your contribution of $1,000. This enabled us to send nine students and two sponsors, Jake Lovato and Chris Felix, to compete in Skills USA in Albuquerque over the weekend of April 14, 2018. Rosemary Sartor, Chase Foster and Derek Cortez competed in the individual welding […]

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Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony

The spring induction ceremony for the Alpha Kappa Xi chapter of the two-year college international Phi Theta Kappa honor society took place recently in the Board Room. Interim President Cecilia Cervantes attended, and Nan Keegan, of Student Accessibility Services was the speaker. Ms. Keegan spoke about going back to school in her early 40s and […]

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Nursing Update

Dean Jenny Landen reports that SFCC’s dual enrollment ADN/BSN first-time pass rate for the NCLEX-RN (licensure exam) is greater than the overall rate for NM Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC) schools combined. The consortium includes UNM, NMSU, WNMU, and partnering colleges SFCC, CNM, NMJC, SJC. SFCC has a higher rate than the average for all community […]

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Learn about TRiO from our students

Shane Pacheco, SFCC student Starting my first semester of college I didn’t know what to expect or even how I was supposed to get through the semester. It felt really intimidating going to classes where people sounded more educated than me; everyone was asking questions and seemed like they didn’t have a problem. I didn’t […]

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¡Palabra!: Sikh

Sikh: Sikhism, or Sikhi Sikkhī, from Sikh, meaning a “disciple”, or a “learner”, is a religion that originated in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent about the end of the 15th century. It is one of the youngest of the major world religions Sikh: Sikhism, o Sikhi Sikkhī, from Sikh, cuyo significado es discípulo, […]

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