SFCC honors High School Equivalency, I-BEST Graduates

Depending on life’s circumstances, and often in the face of multiple challenges, it can take students looking to finish high school anywhere from two months to as much as 10 years to earn their equivalency certificate. Acknowledging this persistence, SFCC is pleased to celebrate the more than 45 graduates of the High School Equivalency Certificate  and […]

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SGA sends special graduation gift to graduates

Student Government Association President Ian Widrick Martinez and Student Involvement Coordinator Mary Eleas were intent on finding a way to celebrate SFCC’s Spring 2020 graduates. “We know how hard these students worked to complete their coursework remotely this spring. We also know how much our students look forward to a traditional commencement. I talked to […]

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Nursing students lead Operation Bandana

Robin Carrillo Ortiz, 46, and Erin Price, 35, were hardworking SFCC Level 1 nursing students when life changed for everyone. When Carrillo Ortiz saw an MSNBC report about a hospital asking people to sew cloth masks, she knew that bandanas (as recommended by the CDC) were not good enough and thought, ‘I can do better […]

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Faculty and staff produce PPE for hospital

SFCC continues to participate in the regional initiative known as Operation Protective Gowns, producing PPE for health care personnel at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. Media Arts Program faculty member Peter Taussig got the project rolling by taking the submitted pattern and reconfiguring it for a large-scale printer. He then printed the patterns for […]

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Massage Therapy program launches

SFCC has established a new Massage Therapy Program, the first of its kind at a New Mexico community college. The affordable program has been developed in response to industry, where demand for qualified, certified massage therapists continues to grow. The program includes coursework in anatomy, physiology, pathology and kinesiology as it pertains to massage therapy. […]

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President’s Diversity Advisory Committee (PDAC) Juneteenth statement

Black Lives Matter. George Floyd’s life was stolen by a white police officer. We witness that his life was taken as result of systemic racist practice and the authorities who uphold it. A bankrupt system of violence, oppression, brutality and aggression that must be reformed.  We respond to this atrocity with our eyes opened demanding […]

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Noteworthy

SFCC team, student Zachary DeLay earn WERC awards SFCC’s Team Blue Nanno competed for the first time in this event and earned a $1,500 Engineering NM Resource Network Pollution Prevention Award from WERC (Waste-Management Education Research Consortium). SFCC student Zachary DeLay was recognized with one of Intel’s $1,000 Terry McManus Outstanding Student Awards. SFCC was the […]

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SFCC responds to crisis, moves online

In response to the COVID-19 health emergency, SFCC closed the main campus and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center after spring break, but student success remained front and center. President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., emphasized that SFCC is here to assist students during this challenging time. The college responded quickly to transition in-person classes to online […]

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SFCC Foundation Provides Student Emergency Funds

The effects of the COVID-19 crisis have been heartbreaking. Although the college has responded to its best ability to address the rapid transformation of their educational experience, students are being impacted, directly and indirectly, and in multiple ways: taking online classes for the first time, family situations, loss of income, loss of childcare, drastic changes […]

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Student government feeds hungry students

SFCC’s Spring Holiday weekend earlier this month was a bit brighter when it was kicked off with dozens of students receiving nutritious food care packages. Student Government Association (SGA) President Ian Widrick Martinez, who initiated the effort, shares some of the details of the April 10 event. Q: What made you decide to put together […]

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LANL, SFCC partner on Machining Engineering Technologies training, expand job opportunities

Los Alamos National Laboratory and Santa Fe Community College have entered into a partnership to provide local students education and training for in-demand, well-paid jobs through SFCC’s Machining Engineering Technologies certificate.   Congressman Ben Ray Luján, New Mexico Higher Education Deputy Secretary Carmen Lopez, Director of LANL Thom Mason, Ph.D., and SFCC President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., […]

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Operation Bandana New Mexico

Nursing students and CNAs Erin Price and Robin Carrillo Ortiz have been making masks to help the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. They started the Facebook group, Operation Bandana New Mexico in March to make face masks for NM health care workers. Note, these are not N95 masks, but masks for extra protection. Follow the Operation Bandana New […]

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SFCC welding graduates are essential workers

Fortunately during these challenging times, welding has been determined an essential job. SFCC students Monique Lujan and Carlos Zamora will start jobs in construction with UA Local Union 412 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters and will be working at INTEL in Rio Rancho. Monique Lujan AWS Student Chapter Member Award in March 2020 Third place Skills […]

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