The SFCC Bond Passed
Thanks to voters’ support of the local general obligation bond election earlier this year, SFCC will be making improvements to the main campus to better serve students. These projects will soon be underway:
Trades and Advanced Technology Center Phase II
- A new facility is in the planning process: The Automotive Technology Center. SFCC will select an architectural firm to gather input for programming and design. The building will feature state-of-the-art equipment and serve as a worldclass automotive technologies training center.
- SFCC will complete construction of the Controlled Environment Agriculture greenhouse with classrooms, laboratories and administrative space.
William C. Witter Fitness Education Center upgrades will improve the student experience.
Learning space and classroom improvements in program areas such as fine arts, fashion, and more.
Campus-wide infrastructure improvements include energy efficiency and wastewater treatment, photovoltaic solar array, roofing and parking lot repairs.
SFCC will implement a new wireless network, improve the student software systems, and replace the majority of the server environment with next-generation server solutions that are designed to reduce the energy footprint of the college while increasing capabilities.
During the Katie Besser Creative Writing Awards celebration at Collected Works Bookstore. Accolades , a booklet containing the pieces, is available free of charge online at www.sfcc.edu.
Director of Assessment and Accreditation Jill Carlson was selected for one of the Mighty Mentor awards at the Higher Learning Commission’s annual conference. Jill was nominated by multiple peer reviewers who cited her professionalism, knowledge, mentoring skills, and openness to diversity of opinion on their team.
To better serve the southside community, SFCC is providing a satellite office for the Northern Area Local Workforce Development Board on campus in the Career Services Office. Students and community members will have easy access to job placement without having to go downtown.
The SFCC Foundation honored Native American leaders and students at a celebration for their support of the Native American Scholarship Fund.
Printmaking student Shelley Longmire created a series of images that reflect the state’s atomic history. Three of her prints and six of her cards are in the Santa Fe Opera’s gift shop, tying into the SFO’s production “Doctor Atomic.” Her work incorporates monoprints with mixed media.
“Trinity” is one of Longmire’s cards being sold at the Santa Fe Opera and the New Mexico History Museum gift shops.
The Respiratory Care Program received the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. “We are so proud to achieve this level of credentialing,” said Program Director Rebecca Jeffs.
The Contract Training Office has an Environmental Protection Agency grant that covers environmental job training costs for unemployed, underemployed or low-income applicants. Graduates receive federal and state recognized certifications such as Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER); CPR and first aid; fork lift operator, and OSHA Construction Standards.
Film Program student Autumn Billie is working on a documentary for the Wheelwright Museum that features prominent Native American artists Rose Simpson and Bob Haozous. She is the recipient of a paid internship funded by the Ludwig and Nancy Sternberger Charitable Foundation, the Young Boozer Family Foundation, and the Norton T. and G. Leonie Batkin Fund.