SFCC Commencement Fast Facts
SFCC 2019 Fall Graduation Fast Facts
This December, 361 SFCC graduates are eligible to receive 417 awards. Forty-five students will receive more than one award. Of those awards, 289 are for certificates.
- Seventy-one percent are from Santa Fe; six percent from Albuquerque, two percent each from Española, Los Alamos, and Santa Cruz. The remaining graduates are primarily from 30 communities around the state (ranging from Abiquiú to Vadito) with the highest concentration from Northern New Mexico.
- The graduates range in age from 17 to 78.
- More than half self-identify as Latino/Hispanic, and eight percent identify themselves as American Indian or Alaska Native.
- Twenty-one graduates identify themselves as military veterans, military spouses or dependents of military veterans.
- Several awards are being given for the first time at the college this year, including AA in Fine Arts-Printmaking and Book Arts, Certificate in Computer Hardware and Software, and Certificate in Patient Care Assistant.
- The highest number of awards are in the health care sector and include Certificate in Nursing Assistant (49), Certificate in Phlebotomy (22) and A.A.S. in Nursing (31). There are 14 students receiving an AA in Business Administration this fall.
- The associate degrees to be awarded include Associate in Arts (66), Associate in Applied Arts (1), Associate in Science (3) and Associate in Applied Science (58).
30th Annual SFCC Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair Sat. Dec 7, 9 to 4
Free Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair
Saturday Dec. 7, 9 to 4 p.m.
SFCC Main Hallway and Campus Center
30th Annual SFCC Arts and Crafts Fair. The event features about 75 artists, who sell items ranging from fine art to regional handcrafted goods. Shoppers can browse through a selection of jewelry, baked goods, woven handbags, pottery, painting, scarves, tinwork, straw appliqué and woodcarvings. For this holiday-themed event, shoppers will find a good variety of holiday cards and ornaments. For more information call 505-428-1675.
Cabinet Secretary Bill McCamley to provide commencement keynote
New Mexico Cabinet Secretary of Workforce Solutions Bill McCamley will provide the keynote address to the Class of Fall 2019. Commencement begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 in the William C. Witter Fitness Center on campus at 6401 Richards Ave.
McCamley is a statewide leader in job creation activities, workforce training and border trade. At the Department of Workforce Solutions, Secretary McCamley’s responsibilities include maintaining an efficient unemployment insurance system, building more effective apprenticeship and career pathway programs, and enforcing New Mexico’s wage and human rights laws.
Art and Design Faculty and Staff Exhibition- Opening and Reception Dec. 5
Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery presents an exhibition by faculty and staff members of SFCC’s School of Arts, Design and Media Arts at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave.
The exhibition opens from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 and closes Thursday, Jan. 30. About 50 individuals’ work will be featured in the exhibition.
Photo: Cosmic Landscape Series #13, 20″ x 20″, Jennifer Lynch
Rescheduled: SFCC Faculty and Staff Holiday Reading Dec. 5
SFCC Faculty and Staff
Thursday, December 5 at 5 p.m.
Faculty and staff interested in reading their own creative work should email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list. All SFCC Faculty and Staff are welcome and encouraged to participate!
Sponsored by the SFCC Creative Writing Program, the SFCC Library and Student Services
Art Student Studio Tour Dec. 5
Art Student Studio Tour
December 5, 2019
4 to 6 p.m.
During the opening reception of the SFCC Art and Design Faculty and Staff Exhibition, 20 student studios will be open. This is an excellent opportunity for the public to see the art offerings at the college, as well as to speak to the student artists.
In addition to the open student studios, there will be also students’ work featured in the foyer of the Fine Arts and Design Building.
Photo: Joan Zalenski student studio
Greenhouse Grand Opening Dec. 14
The SFCC Aquaponics & Hydroponics Club invite you to the SFCC Greenhouse Grand Opening!
There will be public tours, educational demonstrations, and free food donated by local businesses.
Saturday, December 14
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, please call 505-428-1205
New Kids Campus Website Launches
The Kids Campus introduced its vibrant new website on Nov. 20. The new mobile-responsive site features an online calendar, blog and an electronic application form. The Kids Campus offers five-star early childhood education to more than 130 children ranging from infant to pre-k. Reduced rates are available to SFCC students and staff.
Thanks to SFCC’s digital strategist Hayley Horowitz, Mindshare Labs, as well as Kids Campus staff Ashly Sandoval, “Amelia” Gonzales and Michelle Rosen.
Meet First Cohort of Certificate in Advanced Dental Assisting Skills
Meet SFCC’s first Cohort of Certificate in Advanced Dental Assisting Skills This new certificate started in Fall 2019 and will be offered in Fall each year.
Watch video interviews with:
Aamna Nayyar thanks the students on behalf of the department. You did GREAT!
Volunteers Needed: Fall Commencement Ceremony Dec. 7
Volunteers are needed to help the event run smoothly. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Registrar Kathleen Sena, ext. 1385.
The ceremony takes place at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 7 in the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center gymnasium.
Therapy Dogs in the Library! Dec. 4 and 5
SFCC Library is hosting sweet and friendly therapy dogs during Finals Week to provide relaxation and stress relief to students, faculty, and staff.
Library’s Instruction Room (Room 545)
Wednesday, December 4 and Thursday, December 5
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Come cuddle a canine!
Southern Italy: Insights and Images Spring 2020
Southern Italy: Insights and Images
Only 20 seats available!
With Bernadette Jacobs and Diane Tintor
May 4 – 8 and May 18 – 30, 2020
Travel to Naples, Capri, Sorrento, Bari, Trulli Di Alberobello and Matera in an area of Italy called the “Tuscany of the South.” Investigate the Greek, Roman and religious art and architecture of southern Italy along with the influence of classical Greek archetypes that helped shape Western culture. Start your experience with a week-long in-person course at SFCC. Then your travel adventure begins!
Receive credit for prior learning for any credit student who wants to earn 3 credit hours.
- Saturday Oct. 26, 10 a.m., Travel Bug, 839 Paseo de Peralta
- Sunday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m., Travel Bug, 839 Paseo de Peralta
- Sunday Dec. 8, 2 p.m., Travel Bug, 839 Paseo de Peralta
- Wednesday Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m., SFCC Room 711
- Saturday Feb. 1, 10 a.m., Travel Bug, 839 Paseo de Peralta