SFCC Snapshot: Jade McLellan

“My experience with Santa Fe Community College has been a nontraditional one. After high school I pursued a degree at SFCC, got a job in that field, and then decided it wasn’t for me. When I wanted to go back to school, SFCC offered a very accessible way to get […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Jerry Dakan

“I’ve been at Santa Fe Community College going on 11 years. I’ve been through a lot of changes at the college as well as changes in the culinary industry. What I like about SFCC the most is its willingness to adapt, to change to what our community really needs and […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Jackie Hatchel

“During my freshman year at Santa Fe High School, SFCC was part of a college fair where I was able to sit on a dolly set up with a camera. It was a preview of the film program that I didn’t know I would later take part in. When I […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Dan Bessette

“As a guinea pig for the Engineering Machining Program between Los Alamos National Laboratory and SFCC, I’m one of six students studying basic engineering and also how to work with metal. Eventually, we will be employed up in the Lab. I’m a little different than the other students in that […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Sasha Garcia

“I was in my late 20s when I started the I-Best (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training) Program. I didn’t go to college right after high school, so I was nervous to go back to school. The program really helped me get my feet in the water. I-Best showed me […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Arin McKenna

“I wanted to get the skills to move into marketing from journalism. I realized my favorite writing was telling people’s stories. Writing for the Santa Fe New Mexican’s special editions and to some extent at the Los Alamos Monitor gives me those opportunities. But marketing really is telling the story of a […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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