History This Week @ Santa Fe

September 11, 2002 – From 9 to 9:30 a.m., about 800 students and faculty took pause by the liberty bench to remember those who were lost in the September 11 terrorist attacks. The Collegiate Veterans were joined by the Student Government for retreat outside the Administration building.bench

September 11, 2003 – SF honored two student who served as American soldiers and died in combat in Iraq. The flagpole circle in front of the administration building was dedicated as the Patriot Circle in memory of Jeffrey Mattison Wershow and John Travis Rivero.

September 12, 1989 – Remodeling of train depot into SF downtown center began.

September 12, 2002 – “We Were Soldiers Once…And Young” co-author Joe Galloway made several appearances on campus and had a book signing at the library at the request of the Collegiate Veterans Society.

September 12, 1968 – A back-to-school campaign was conducted at SF to encourage former students to enroll in newly developed occupational programs.

September 12, 1971 – SF started accepting HS students for dual enrollment.

September 13, 1991 – SF considered purchasing downtown property owned by Gainesville Gas.

September 14, 2001 – The people of SF came together for an observance honoring victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States. A memorial wall was set up on the Building S lawn.

September 15, 1995 – Speakers at SF forum urged partnership between businesses and schools to help students find jobs and prepare for college.