Help those you love go to college

This column, “Help those you love go to college,” originally ran in the Santa Fe New Mexican. My grandmother offered me this advice almost 25 years ago when I was about to graduate from high school: “The only thing you can procrastinate is smoking cigarettes.” Her dream was that I […]

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Inside SFCC Noteworthy | Summer 2021

Community Partners, LANL support young student parents Through a partnership with Santa Fe Community Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation and Los Alamos National Laboratory/Triad National Security, LLC, 18 young student parents are working toward a health sciences degree at SFCC as part of Expanding Opportunities for Young Families. Santa Fe Community […]

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Celebrating our Spring grads

Graduation spells success in pandemic year

Special message delivered by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen This spring’s graduates had a lot to celebrate during SFCC’s virtual commencement. The Class of 2021 spent much of their time online and overcame many challenges to complete the academic year. More than 300 graduates received 357 awards: 212 certificates […]

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Rodolfo Torres Minjares Auto Tech student at Santa Fe BMW

New Auto Tech Center revs engines

Automotive grads fill industry demand for skilled technicians Automotive Technologies students now have room to spread their wings when they attend classes in the spacious, 17,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art Automotive Technologies Center. For years, students gathered in a cramped garage space away from Main Campus where there was very little elbow […]

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Color Shift photo by Sushmita Shrestha

Students’ creative talents featured at Katie Besser Art & Writing Awards

A festive celebration and reading were presented online on May 5 to recognize the 2021 winners of the Katie Besser Art & Writing Awards as well as to announce the winner of the Richard Bradford Memorial Creative Writing Endowed Scholarship. SFCC Foundation Director of Annual Giving Kelly Marquez Smith announced that […]

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Culinary Arts Garden

Groups revitalize Culinary Arts Garden to feed the community

Lush greens have emerged at the Culinary Arts Garden, located on Main Campus between the East Wing and the Fine Arts Center. The garden is returning to its former glory after being dormant during the pandemic. SFCC Foundation partnered with several groups to revitalize the Culinary Arts Garden and establish […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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