SFCC Student Veterans of America Chapter Wins National Award

SANTA FE, NM – Santa Fe Community College’s Student Veterans of America Chapter recently won First Place at the Fourth Annual Business Plan Competition during Student Veterans of America’s national meeting in Florida. Out of dozens of applicants from across the nation, only six chapters were finalists and invited to compete. SFCC’s chapter was the only one based at a community college and the only New Mexico finalist; others were at universities. Plans were evaluated on innovation, sustainability and delivery. In addition, SFCC’s Veteran’s Resource Specialist Gregory Scargall was named Student Veterans of America’s Adviser of the Year.

“Two-year schools are the building blocks of virtually every rural community,” said Scargall. “Bringing this award back to SFCC will surely boost the importance of programs being built around veterans. They are truly the best resource our communities can tap into.”

Santa Fe Community College was designated “Best for Vets” for 2015 and 2016 by Military Times Magazine. Air Force Times magazine also featured SFCC’s Veterans Resource Center in a Feb. 6 story, “Seven ideas to help veterans stay social.” The story highlighted that SFCC veterans take part in about 20 community events a year, including serving meals to the homeless once a month.

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.