SFCC hosts Veterans & Family Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. November 10

Event will be in Jemez Rooms on campus, 6401 Richards Avenue

Santa Fe Community College’s Veterans Resource Center (VRC) will host Veterans & Family Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. November 10 in the Jemez Rooms on campus, 6401 Richards Ave. SFCC adjunct professor, Marine veteran and New Mexico State Defense Force Chaplain, Joseph L. Villegas, Sr., will give a keynote address as part of the opening ceremonies.

The free public event includes a resource fair with information on new benefits and programs for vets, veteran-owned business support, education benefits and veterans’ family services. There will also be information about academic programs and scholarships. Families are encouraged to attend.

“We’re excited to be able to offer this in-person event again to show the college’s support and appreciation of veterans and their families,” VRC director Krystal Patton said. Patton, a Navy veteran, understands veterans’ needs. Organizations and businesses interested in participating with an information table at the event can either send an email to Krystal Patton at krystal.patton@sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1305.

These are some of the organizations that will participate:

  • UNM Business/Education Outreach
  • Horses for Healing
  • Veterans Upward Bound- UNM Taos
  • Santa Fe Vet Center
  • New Mexico Workforce Connection.

At the Nov. 10 event, SFCC’s VRC will collect items for the Santa Fe Vet Center’s annual Stand Down event for the homeless, which will be from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. November 11 and 12 at the Vet Center at 2209 Brothers Road in Santa Fe. Patton encourages those who cannot bring items to the SFCC event to bring them directly to the Vet Center.

These are items needed for homeless veterans for the Stand Down event:

  • Sleeping bags
  • Backpacks
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Winter clothing (gloves, socks, hats, scarves).

For more information about the SFCC’s services for veterans, please send an email to krystal.patton@sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1305.

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.
A “Best for Vets” and a “Military Friendly” school.

Visit sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1000.

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