Santa Fe Community College Celebrates High School Equivalency Graduates

Keynote Speaker Camilla Bustamante, Ph.D.

Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 in the Jemez Rooms

What:  Santa Fe Community College Celebrates 55 Students Earning a High School Equivalency Certificate (HSE)

Santa Fe Community College will celebrate 55 students who successfully completed their High School Equivalency exams in the Adult Education, Academic and Career Education (ACE) program.


Keynote Speaker: Camilla Bustamante, Ph.D. serves as the Santa Fe County Commissioner for District 3 and has more than 25 years in education, training and community advancement.  She holds a Ph.D. in Health Education and has dedicated her career to public health and higher education, through traditional sustainability and the hope of providing citizens the tools needed to improve their quality of life.

Student Speaker: Amanda Gonzales has been in the ACE program off and on for eight years and is a great example of perseverance, having never given up as so many do.  She particularly demonstrated her perseverance over the past several months with the successful completion of her GED. She is interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.

Student Speaker: Elizabeth Zambrano Torres is a proud mother of four children and has participated in the Spanish GED program for the past 3 years while also taking English as a Second Language classes.  Her goal for the future is to pursue a career in finance, marketing, or business administration.

When:                  5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 16

Where:                 The Jemez Rooms at SFCC, 6401 Richards Ave.

Of Note:               The SFCC Academic and Career Education (ACE) program helps students prepare for their High School Equivalency (HSE) credential as well as college and career upon completion of their HSE. Students prepare for the GED or HiSET exams to fulfill requirements for the HSE set by the state of New Mexico. The Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) Program at SFCC provides students with career pathways for automotive, early childhood education, or health care.  Students learn job-related skills while strengthening their reading, writing, and math abilities.

Contact:               Adult Education ACE Program, 505-428-1142,

Santa Fe Community College celebrates its 40th Anniversary as the pathway to success for individuals and the community. SFCC provides affordable, high-quality programs that serve the academic, cultural, and economic needs of the community. The college welcomes over 10,000 students per year in credit, noncredit, workforce training, personal enrichment, and adult programs.
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