Attend SFCC's Virtual Commencement at 10 a.m. May 15
Friend of SFCC – Chef José Andrés, Founder of World Central Kitchen – will share words of wisdom.
Join us in celebrating our Spring graduates at a virtual commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15. 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/tUtbBgCn4aA and on SFCVTV-16 on Comcast. The virtual ceremony will salute graduates who completed either in the Spring semester or will at the end of the Summer term.
President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., said, “I’m excited and proud to recognize the Spring 2021 graduating class. These students really persisted through the worst of the pandemic. Most of our students have spent the past year taking classes online. Some of our graduates needed to follow strict safety protocols to get hands-on skills and professional guidance such as our welding students and those in the health care field. Seeking an academic credential is always challenging and these students overcame the many obstacles they faced during the pandemic with the support of our dedicated faculty and staff who’ve supported these students on their educational journey.
“We’re thrilled that a special friend of SFCC – Chef José Andrés, the world-famous chef and humanitarian of World Central Kitchen – will give an inspiring congratulatory message to our graduates during the virtual ceremony.”
Last summer, SFCC partnered with World Central Kitchen to prepare and distribute 50,000 meals to feed students and their families, as well as local communities. The partnership was developed by Robert Egger, a Cerrillos resident, who is serving as a food security advisor to Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber. He is a longtime friend and colleague of Chef Andrés, as well as a founding Board member of World Central Kitchen. The initiative was supported by SFCC Foundation.
Culinary Arts Program Chef Jerry Dakan and Culinary Arts faculty and students prepared and distributed thousands of healthy meals on a daily basis, with a hefty dose of traditional New Mexico ingredients. Nursing Program faculty, staff and students screened volunteers. Many staff members, faculty and students helped with the drive-up meal distribution.
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, May 18; 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 19; and at 6 p.m. Saturday May 22.
Read more about the graduating class here.