SFCC Foundation — Inside SFCC Spring 2018

Nursing Program at Capital High School

The Con Alma Foundation has awarded SFCC funding to design and implement a licensed practical nursing (LPN) program at Capital High School. The program will be developed in collaboration with the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium with the goal of nesting the LPN program into the BSN pre-licensure program. This program will be replicable across the state and will provide a pathway for local nursing students to graduate with both a bachelor’s and an associate degree while staying in their home communities.

Accepting Support for Scholarships

Left to right: Norma Ang Sanchez, Consul of Mexico; Marcos Arias, Consul of Legal Affairs and Community Outreach; Carmen Gonzales, Ph.D., SFCC Foundation President; Deborah Boldt, SFCC Foundation Executive Director; and Cecilia Cervantes, Ph.D., SFCC Interim President.

More SFCC students of Mexican origin and descent will benefit from scholarships thanks to the Institute of Mexicans Abroad Scholarships (Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior, IME), a division of the Mexican Federal Government. This is the fourth year that the SFCC Foundation has secured the funding for these students. SFCC Interim President Cecilia Y.M. Cervantes, Ph.D.; SFCC Foundation President Carmen Gonzales, Ph.D.; and SFCC Foundation Executive Director Deborah Boldt, along with 13 students and Student Development staff met with Mexican Consul Norma Ang Sanchez to accept the support.

The SFCC Foundation has also established the Randy W. Grissom Presidential Endowed Scholarship. Gifts may be made by contacting Deborah Boldt, Executive Director of the Foundation, at 505-428-1855 or deborah.boldt@sfcc.edu.

Katie Besser Writing Awards

The Student Writing Awards have been renamed the Katie Besser Writing Awards in recognition of long-time SFCC benefactor and former Governing Board member Bruce Besser’s late wife, Katie. Mr. Besser’s contribution honors Katie’s love of literature and creative writing. Also to honor her, the Katie Besser Memorial Poetry Library has been established in the Liberal Arts Program Office.

Preventing Gun Violence

The Guns-to-Art Benefit Show at the form & concept gallery in November, drew a large and captivated audience. Proceeds from the show support the nonprofit New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence and the Foundation’s scholarship fund. Special thanks to form & concept owner and chair of the SFCC Foundation’s Art on Campus Committee Sandy Zane for her generous contributions.