SFCC Snapshot: Lenny Gannes

“I love teaching—meeting the students where they are and teaching them from whatever background they are from, trying to excite them about science. Many of the classes I teach are for non-major students, designed for students not going into science. They’re studying art or English or something else, but they need to take a science class. […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Cristina Kline

“I’ve always loved science. Ever since I was little, I’ve been fascinated by the world of science and I’ve always loved the culture of science. I’m in a pre-forestry program right now, but I might double major and do biological sciences. There’s just so much to learn, and it’s so hard to pick one route. […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Serena Nickell

“When two people from Santa Fe Community College’s Dual Credit Program came to our high school and told us about the different degrees and classes available in the program, everyone got excited about it. The most important thing for me was not having to pay for the classes, especially now when college is just really […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Teanna Neddo

“I became a student with Santa Fe Community College’s TRIO program when I was coming to college from high school. It’s a program that helps 160 students who qualify in three different ways—low-income, first generation and students with disabilities. I graduated from SFCC with my AA in Teacher Education in December 2020. Now I’m continuing […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Belinda Avila

“I’m working on getting my GED through SFCC’s Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) Program. I’m already a dental assistant. On January 19, I start my Certificate Program to be a Nursing Assistant. In the fall, I’ll start the program for becoming a Medical Assistant. The I-BEST program helps people who are a little […]

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Niki McKay

“The best way for high school students to understand how college operates is to take a college class and immerse themselves in the process. With SFCC’s Dual Credit program, students receive credit for the class from the high school and the college that can transfer to other colleges and universities. SFCC waives the tuition and […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Ya’el Chaikind

“By the end of the spring semester, 100 interns went through the PILAS Internship Program (Programa de Internos, Los Alamos), a paid, three-credit course that combines hands-on learning with academics. The program is named after Los Alamos National Labs, which funds it. PILAS means batteries in Spanish: the internship connects a student’s studies with real […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Lisetanne Scherschel

“I went to New York before quarantine and lockdown set in, thinking I’d be taking a short trip to visit family. I left just as spring break was happening and things were different in Santa Fe than in New York. When I went, I don’t think I realized what was going on. But I was […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Amanda Hatherly

“EnergySmart Academy’s online classes are hugely popular. We’re a training center for energy efficiency and water efficiency, so it’s like a workforce training program. Once covid-19 happened, we were one of the training centers with the most comprehensive online classes, so we were deluged with people from all around the country. Up until three weeks […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Yolanda Rodriguez Galindo

“For the past year I have been working as a full-time administrator-in-training at Vista Hermosa while attending the SFCC I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training Program) program, allowing me to pursue my High School Equivalency while working on my Certified Nursing Assistant certificate. It was rough, and at one point I started to doubt […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Marci Eannarino

“At first I was a little worried because I just didn’t know what converting the classroom environment to online was going to be like. As educators, we have to be adaptable, and I think it was just taking it as it came, one step at a time. I decided early to keep as much of […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Nate Clements

“I was furloughed from my job at Sassella and I wasn’t working for about a month. My head chef Gerritt Bravata suggested that I check out World Central Kitchen. Executive Chef Christian Pontiggia had been in touch with SFCC Lead Instructor and Chef Jerry Dakan about the World Central Kitchen project, and I suppose Christian […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Brenda Fernandez

“The I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training Program) Early Childhood Development Certificate Program gave me the opportunity to obtain a college certificate while working on my High School Equivalency. The program is very flexible, the awesome teachers provided excellent direction and advising. I improved my academic skills and gained valuable experience working at Kid’s […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Paloma Trujillo-Anaya

“My job not only includes helping people register, but also helping them if they need resources. During the pandemic, I’m helping the instructors get their classes on Zoom. I set up the Zoom meetings, I get them comfortable with it and we do test runs to make sure that they are ready. Anything they need, […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Marisol Trevizo-Carlos

“One of the things we learned in my Community Health Worker Certification class was about mindful self-regulation, which is about practicing being centered and being calm, even as things are happening. I really put these things into practice when everything changed suddenly. Our class talked about how to become a home visitor, so we talked […]

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