SFCC’s spirit of giving felt throughout 2020

As SFCC reflects on this past year, while 2020 was one with many challenges it also offered opportunities for everyone to tap into their strengths and creativity to give back to our community. The words innovation and pivot became key over the course of the year. The campus pulled together with a spirit of giving that continues, not […]

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Despite challenges of pandemic, campus community reflects gratitude

Recently, the college’s Celebrations Committee hosted an online gratitude gathering. Students, faculty and staff members shared a diverse range of reasons for being thankful, even in the face of the challenges presented by the coronavirus and stay-at-home restrictions. Executive Assistant of Academic and Student Affairs Lucia Lucero captured a number of the sentiments in a slide […]

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SFCC celebrates Fall Class of 2020

SFCC’s virtual commencement on Saturday, Dec. 12 celebrated 240 graduates; graduates earned 262 awards. Twenty-one students received more than one award; 148 earned certificates and 114 earned associate degrees. Congratulations to the graduates who completed either in the summer or fall semester! Read more about the graduates here. You can watch the virtual commencement ceremony online.

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Thank you for supporting bonds

SFCC thanks voters for passing General Obligation Bond B for Libraries and Bond C for Higher Education. Bonds provide crucial funding and are needed now more than ever in this economic downturn to help Santa Fe students get on a path to success. Bond C for Higher Education supports SFCC students by providing quality learning […]

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SFCC Honors Our Veterans

For Veterans Day, SFCC recognized students, faculty and staff veterans and veteran relatives with an inspiring display of dozens of small U.S. flags on campus. Veterans Resource Center Interim Coordinator Krystal Patton and the Student Government Association, led by SFCC Student Involvement Coordinator Mary Eleas, organized the event to honor those who have served our country. As […]

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Book appointments now at Fitness Education Center

Everyone has struggled to keep up their exercise routines during the pandemic. Currently, the SFCC campus is closed with limited exceptions due to COVID-19 safety measures. Community members who’ve previously exercised at the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center have really missed their in-person workouts. The college is responding with a phased-in re-opening plan. Beginning […]

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Financial, academic support boosts new mother

Student Amy Ketcheson says life hasn’t always been easy, but she’s found encouragement and vital emotional and financial support through SFCC’s TRIO Student Support Services. The program, which serves low-income, first-generation college students and students with disabilities, has just been awarded $275,100 annually for the next five years. “I’m grateful for what I have, but […]

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Noteworthy

Susan Bailey Leaves a Legacy The late art history instructor Susan Bailey, who passed away in December 2019, provided for a generous contribution to the SFCC Library. Representative of her dedication to her students, the donation consists of 66 boxes with more than 1,000 volumes, books and manuscripts. Library staff are still processing the collection. […]

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SFCC Instructor Develops COVID-19 Workplace Safety Training

When the covid-19 pandemic hit, employers around the country were uncertain how to keep their workers safe. As businesses have begun to slowly re-open, it’s become essential for owners to protect their employees and customers. Santa Fe Community College’s covid-19 workplace safety class has offered a solution to thousands of workers around the nation. SFCC’s […]

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Ensuring Safety in the Pandemic

Although we had hoped to welcome everyone back to campus this fall, circumstances required us to keep the physical campus closed and with very few exceptions move most classes online. As we all are aware, the best way to ensure the safety of our community is to minimize person-to-person contact. To ensure that we are […]

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Vote on Bond B and Bond C to support SFCC

During the upcoming Nov. 3 election, voters will have an opportunity to vote on statewide General Obligation Bond C for Higher Education and Bond B for Academic Libraries. “These Bonds will not raise property taxes,” said SFCC President Becky Rowley, Ph.D. The outcome could greatly impact Santa Fe Community College, our state’s economy and the […]

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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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