First Massage Therapy grads celebrate program completion
Congratulations to the graduates of the SFCC Massage Therapy Program. They have completed the education requirements to sit for the National Exam and apply for a New Mexico Massage Therapy License, after which they become professional LMTs! Our graduates received both a Certificate and Associate Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Massage Therapy.
The students gathered for a photo in front of the Ethyl the Whale (sculpture) on their last day to celebrate their amazing accomplishment of not only being the first cohort to complete the massage therapy program, but also during a pandemic! The five graduates completed the program, have scheduled their National Exam for next month and after they have passed the exam then will be able to work as professionals in the field of massage therapy.
SFCC is now accepting applications for the Massage Therapy program for the Spring 2022 semester! Please visit Massage Therapy’s program page for more information.
Julianna Santillanes is the lead instructor and contact for questions regarding the program. The Program Director Ute Jannsen-Kerr and Julianna Santillanes first met to design the program in August 2019, started the first cohort in August 2020, and are happy to have graduated the first cohort in October 2021, as well as welcome new students!
Photo: Left to right, Adan Mendez (student); Anne Blog (student); Aurora Downs (student); Sara Saneva (student); Marjorie Campbell (student); Julianna Santillanes (lead faculty); Emily Graves (faculty).