History This Week @ Santa Fe

September 5, 1971 – According to the Gainesville Sun, its all happening at the SFCC Zoo. The Teaching Zoo dual purpose is to provide a biological park for the Gainesville community while the college is in session and to train students to be zoo keepers through “the only program like this in the world”.

September 7, 1966 – Independent Alligator: Four-term announced/semester schedules. Students can take 12 credit hours a semester “maximum efficient utilization of classroom facilities…accept many more students than could have been handled with a traditional calendar and scheduling.” “Another advantage of the year round four term schedule, offers greater flexibility in course scheduling, allowing students to finish freshman and sophomore years as early as five terms.”

September 7, 2002 – Stark Fall Festival attracted 11,000 people who enjoyed arts, crafts, performances, and food.

September 7, 2005 – SFCC program fills need for airplane pilots by helping students earn their wings.airplane

September 8, 2002 – Stark Fall Festival attracts over 11,000 people for second day.

September 8, 2006 – The Santa Fe College Planetarium was dedicated to “Kika Silva Pla” and renamed in her honor.

September 9, 1966 – Land donated by Haufler Brothers, 100 acres in NW Gainesville to be site of SFJC.

September 10, 1985 – Governor Graham appoints Jimmy Carnes to a seat on the Board of Trustees.

September 10, 1987 – Portia Taylor has big dreams for new SFCC Downtown Center.