Kudos & Noteworthy
President Randy Grissom and Interim Dean Camilla Bustamante sign agreements with Highlands University officials to give students more degree opportunities at the Higher Education Center.
Dean of the School of Sciences, Health, Engineering and Math Jenny Landen, R.N., M.S.N. was invited to present on a panel at the Academic Progression in Nursing American Organization of Nurse Executives in Washington, D.C. APIN is a National Program Office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In response to the Institute of Medicine’s 2010 report on the future of nursing, New Mexico is receiving national attention for the statewide Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum that has been adopted to bring the BSN to community colleges. SFCC’s Nursing Program, as a part of the statewide effort through the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium, has shown leadership in the initiative to increase the number of BSN graduates.
Santa Fe’s Sherman Asher Publishing has published Associate Professor Miriam Sagan’s new novel, Black Rain. Miriam is the founder of the college’s Creative Writing program.
Director of Emergency Medical Services Sahaj Khalsa is earning recognition for research projects at the national level. One of the projects won the Best Research Award for the year at the National Association of EMS Educator’s Symposium in Nashville, in which he examined the impact of a Paramedic entrance exam on predicting student success. Another project was accepted for presentation at a conference in Australia. Khalsa recently was the keynote speaker at the 40th Annual Alaska State EMS Symposium.
Agreements Open More Doors
SFCC graduates now have more opportunities to pursue a bachelor’s degree without leaving Santa Fe. SFCC and New Mexico Highlands University have announced new 2 + 2 agreements that allow SFCC associate program graduates to transfer up to 65 credit hours into Highlands’ programs housed at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center. The agreements guarantee that SFCC graduates can seamlessly transfer into bachelor’s degree programs in Business Administration (Accounting, Marketing, Management or Early Childhood Multicultural Education), in Elementary Education and in Social Work. NMHU’s programs at the Higher Education Center provide students more convenience and more flexibility by offering evening classes on site, online classes and interactive television connecting students with faculty across Northern New Mexico.
LISTO Program Offers Intensive Spanish Study
A new partnership with Monte Del Sol Charter School makes it easy for teachers to earn a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate in as few as two semesters online, coupled with professional language and cultural immersion through LISTO (Language Institute for Sustainability and Transformative Education) summer intensive classes in Oaxaca, Mexico. In addition, SFCC students can earn college credits for the LISTO classes in Mexico.
For information, contact Assistant Professor Bethany Muller, 505-428-1749, or go to listooaxaca.org.