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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SFCC Snapshot: Eli Honey

  “I’m doing rather well all things considered! I have been in college at SFCC since I graduated and completed my GED. My major is in IT, particularly networking and security. I’m studying Japanese in tandem with the IT courses so that I may do the IT work there. I’ve been taking my courses at the […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Ezra Estes

“My courses have always been online, and every single course in the fashion program has had online support from John Gorman, an amazing guy who provides the best support that I’ve had from anybody. So I didn’t have a huge transition to get things going. But it was tremendously difficult because what might have been […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Lorri Sweat

“My internship was at the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department, and there was no online module for me. It started in January and I went every Wednesday and worked with the Crime Scene Technician. I loved every minute of it. She had given me a syllabus for the class, so I knew what to do […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Zuwena Islam

“The I-BEST Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate Program was great for me. Coming from Kenya to Santa Fe, I feel it opened up a lot of opportunities for my future. I was able to obtain a college certificate and am currently working to complete my High School Equivalency. This program met my needs and helped prepare […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Alyeska Shore

“I think the biggest challenge for me was being able to make a schedule for myself. That was probably the most difficult thing. And not just for homework. I remember the week of spring break and the quarantine was already starting and feeling like I just want to lay down on the couch all week. […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Kate McCahill

“We were very fortunate to be able to transition online. People talk about missing the normalcy of class, but my students did an admirable job. I tailored the curriculum to be wrapped around what was happening. A lot of them chose to write about COVID, comparing it to the Spanish Flu. They wrote really strong […]

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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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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 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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