Released: November 23, 2020
Santa Fe Community College announces that it will host a Virtual Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. While graduates won’t be on campus, they will be celebrated as their names and awards are announced during a live stream on YouTube at https://youtu.be/9jWHLEnXU90 and on SFCVTV-16 on Comcast. The virtual ceremony will salute graduates who completed either in the Summer session or Fall Semester.
President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., said, “I’m incredibly proud of the graduates for our upcoming commencement ceremony. These students either completed this summer or are finishing their requirements this semester. They have faced incredible challenges as the college had to pivot to a mainly online environment during the spring semester. I also thank our dedicated faculty and staff who’ve supported these students on their educational journey.
“We’re so happy SFCC has something to celebrate during this challenging time. Even though we can’t congratulate them in person due to safety considerations, the college invites the community to watch our virtual ceremony. These graduates have much to offer our community as they enter the workforce or continue with their higher education studies.”
In addition to the live broadcast, Santa Fe Community Television (SFCTV-16 on Comcast) will re-broadcast the Virtual Commencement Ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. Wednesday December 16 and at 6 p.m. Saturday, December 19 on Santa Fe Community Television (SFCTV-16), Comcast Channel 16 through cable.
SFCC 2020 Summer/Fall Graduation Fast Facts
240 SFCC graduates are eligible to receive 262 awards. 21 students will receive more than one award. Of those awards: 148 are for certificates and 114 are for associate degrees.
- 62.1 percent are from Santa Fe; 6.3 percent from Albuquerque, 2.5 percent from Rio Rancho, 1.7 from Pecos, 1.3 percent from Los Alamos. The remaining graduates are from 36 communities around the state (ranging from Alamogordo to Vaughan) with the highest concentration from Northern New Mexico.
- The graduates range in age from 18 to 74.
- About half (53.8 percent) self-identify as Latino/Hispanic, and 5.4 percent identify themselves exclusively as American Indian or Alaska Native.
- 5 graduates identify themselves as military veterans, military spouses or dependents of military veterans.
- Two awards are being given for the first time at the college this year, including Spanish Certificate (1) and Web Development Certificate (1). The latter is in the Computer and Information Systems program, which emphasizes programming for the web. Note: The college also offers a Media Arts Web Design Certificate with more of a design focus.
- The highest number of awards are in: Nursing Assistant Certificate (99), Early Childhood Development Certificate (43), Nursing, A.A.S (29) and Human Services A.A (18).
- The associate degrees to be awarded include Associate in Arts (50) Associate in Applied Arts (1) and Associate in Applied Science (63).
For more than 35 years, Santa Fe Community College has been the gateway to success for individuals and the community by providing affordable, high quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological, and economic needs of a diverse community. SFCC is a designated Best for Vets and Military Friendly school. The college serves more than 12,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult programs. For further information, visit sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1000. Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn.