Fall 2018 Nursing graduates pose at their traditional pinning ceremony. Front row: Kelly Smith, Matthew Moody. Middle row: Heather Galeano, Darlene Quintana, Ashlyn Nunley, Abigail Beagle, Kaitlyn Trujillo, Saira Rios, Amy King, Loretto Garcia, Marlena Lewis and Marcos Perez. Back Row: Andrew Boe, Scott Martin and Andrew Meyer.

New Bus Routes Accommodate Student Schedules

City of Santa Fe’s Transit Division is expanding its Route 22 services between the NM599 RailRunner Station and SFCC thanks to student requests. The Transit Division learned
that students who commute had to limit the courses they could take due to transportation limitations. The changes will provide transportation late morning and later in the evening from and to NM599 Station, accommodating students and employees commuting by train who start later in the day or take evening classes. These services are on a trial basis, and the Transit Division will monitor ridership to determine if the changes will become permanent.

Free Tax Help at New Location

SFCC and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offer free income tax preparation assistance at a new location: the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road. Volunteering along with AARP members are SFCC accounting students who were trained specifically for the service. This is the only AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site in Santa Fe.

Make an appointment Mon., Tues., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 505-946-3615 or visit Through April 15.


Art of Display

confluence: direction + delineation

The Visual Arts Gallery presents artwork by students in SFCC’s Media Arts Program. The exhibition features more than 20 students from typography, Photoshop, advanced digital projects and illustrator classes. Graduates in Media Arts find a rewarding career that combines the best of the art and tech worlds. The show continues through April 12.

To see more of the student artwork and learn about the program, go to or contact Media Arts Chair Peter Taussig at 505-428-1887 or

Katerine Contreras incorporates typography into her piece, “Frida.”


Creative Writing student Darlene Goering earned Third Place in the Santa Fe Reporter Writing Contest 2018 for her piece “Remember.”

Director of the Dental Department Dr. Aamna Nayyar, was recognized for her presentation on “Alternative Dental Practices,” a seminar hosted by Dr. Essa Laboratory and Diagnostic, in Karachi, Pakistan.

New Spanish Certificate in Early Childhood Development

Luz Marilyn Salas Pecorelli (left), who received her certificate with High Honors, celebrates the accomplishment with Bilingual and Dual Credit Teacher Education Coordinator Tiffany Nofield Bracamontes.

Forty-five graduates in the inaugural class to earn a Spanish Certificate in Early Childhood Development are now trained to educate students in Spanish. SFCC’s Education Department launched the program in response to community demand. All of their classes were in Spanish.

Emergency Exercise Strengthens Campus Safety

SFCC recently coordinated a campus wide active-shooter drill, in partnership with Santa Fe County. Students, faculty, staff and visitors participated. Experts agree that drills such as this are extremely valuable in the unlikely event that an emergency happens on campus. The exercise empowered the campus community members so they will have the tools — and the practice — to better protect themselves.