SFCC Student Weekly Connection 04/08/2022

Dear Students,

Congratulations on your accomplishments thus far.  We have many support services listed below to help you complete the Spring 2022 semester successfully.  It’s hard to imagine, but the early registration for upcoming terms will begin next week!  Please schedule your academic advising appointment as soon as possible, and work with our financial assistance team to ensure you have completed your 2022-2023 FAFSA!  For those of you graduating this term – YAHOO!  Please work with your academic advisor for next steps and options to transfer to your choice 4-year institution, or work with our Career Coach to explore job opportunities.  More information regarding commencement is listed below.  As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if I can assist you in your academic journey at SFCC.

See below for some very important updates and services.


Open House  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14

Students will have the opportunity to meet and talk with national Ford Motor Company Technical Placement Specialist Cesar Martinez.  Martinez, who is bilingual, is happy to respond to questions in either Spanish or English. He will discuss résumé, writing tips, interviewing skills, opportunities in the automotive industry, and will share information about Ford Motor Company in four scheduled presentations: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in English, and  11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Spanish.  There will be great auto-related giveaways and SFCC swag available. Find out more and register at


Are you interested in helping our campus community?  Working in the Campus Cupboard provides a great opportunity to make a difference and connect with our students.  There is an hourly compensation for a minimum of 15 hours per week.  Please see attached flyer for more information.  For an application call 505-428-1775 or email:


Check out SFCC’s Career Coach.  We have 85+ job postings from local businesses that are waiting to hear from you.  Create a profile and quickly craft your resume.  Career Coach will even suggest tasks and skills to include based on your work experience.  Once your resume is complete you can quickly apply for any job, we have posted in Career Coach.  If you don’t know what kind of job you want, you can take an assessment that matches you up with careers.  Or just search for any program or career.  Explore broad career pathways that match your strengths and interests.  Compare careers with a pathway: salaries, required education, and more.  Explore the programs that will train you for your favorite career.  Quickly apply for programs by jumping over to SFCC’s program page.   Click on the below link to start your career search!!!

Commencement Spring 2022

Congratulations to all the students that will be graduating this Spring!  Santa Fe Community College will host our Spring 2022 Commencement ceremony on Saturday May 14.  The in-person commencement will be held , at 10:00 a.m. at the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center on the SFCC campus.   Graduating  students please make sure to RSVP to the Commencement Invite before April 22.   This will ensure that we create the best experience possible for our graduates.   The invite was sent out to all prospective graduates earlier this week.   Look for it in your SFCC email.   More information to come.

Counseling Services Support groups offered for the second half of Spring semester!

Counseling Services is offering new rounds of telehealth groups, including a General Support Group and a Nursing Support Group. Each group will meet for 6 weeks beginning the week of April 4th, and each session will last one hour.

Drop-in General Support*: Wednesdays at 12 noon

  • Stay engaged and supported through the final 8 weeks of Spring semester
  • Learn techniques and skills to lower test anxiety
  • Acquire healthy and fun methods of de-stressing 
  • Share your concerns and accomplishments through group support
  • Drop-in Wednesdays @noon when you can or when you need to

Drop-in Nursing Support**: Fridays at 12 noon

  • Receive the support you need to stay engaged in the nursing program
  • Learn techniques to lower test anxiety, including meditation and breathing exercises
  • Share your challenges in a safe, supportive, and confidential space
  • Support your fellow nursing student peers and receive support from them
  • Drop-in Fridays @ noon when you can or when you need to 

Please email if you are interested in participating in one of these groups or would like to sign up for individual sessions. We very much look forward to having you!

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  • Certificate in Dental Assisting: [3 semesters]
  • Associate in Applied Science in Dental Health: [5 semesters]
  • Certificate in Advanced Dental Assisting Skills: [1-2 semesters]

To apply, contact the program: Email:; Phone: 505-428-1258

Visit: or see attached flyer for more details on prerequisites and how to apply.


​Join the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce at the 2022 Business Expo + Career Resource Fair Thursday, April 21,.  If you’re hiring, seeking Business Resources, job hunting or developing your network, you need to be at the Expo.  Please see attached flyer for more information.  


Santa Fe Community College students and prospective SFCC students can get assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online via Zoom from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m on the dates listed above. Visit for details. The FASFA form is the first step for many to gain access to free money for college. There is still time to apply for funds for this academic year, as well as the next academic year. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at or call 505-428-1268.  Please join us at on the following dates:

  • April 20, 2022 from 11 am-1 pm
  • May 25, 2022 from 11 am-1 pm


Student Success has just launched a Financial Well-being and Literacy course to help our students ensure they are on a path to financial well-being and making good choices about their money and their future. Watch a preview, an introduction by SFCC Student Resource Coordinator Jocelyn Hernandez-Monsalvo:  Nusenda and SFCC also have a co-branded Financial Wellness website with lots of useful information and tools:   You can access the course by clicking on the “Financial Literacy” button in the Welcome section of the MySFCC homepage.


The campus cupboard (Room 302E) is offering FREE FOOD this spring semester.  Students can visit weekly during open hours to select their own products or pick up a prepacked box.   We currently do not require and student identification.  Personal hygiene (menstrual products) are available from Free Flow NM.  You may schedule an appointment using the Campus Cupboards Booking link on MYSFCC.  Check out the new QR code created for the Campus Cupboard which takes you quickly to the Campus Cupboard Bookings site.  From there you can shop online or set up an appointment to shop.  They have contactless pickup and even delivery.  Please see the attached flyer for these services.    Question call 505/428-1775 or email:


1)  Are you a currently enrolled in the Spring semester and are experiences some financial challenges?  Have you experienced a recent emergency and need just a little help?  Apply today through the Student Emergency Fund.  Applications can be found on your MYSFCC page under Resources (Emergency Assistance Fund).  Applications are reviewed frequently, and funds are directly awarded to your account.  (The funds cannot cover the cost of tuition or books.)

2)  Did you know that you may be eligible forFREE GRANT MONEY?  Have you completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  If not, it’s easy, apply today at  Even if you are taking a few classes, you may still be eligible.  For more information, please contact our financial aid office at (505) 428-1268 or join one of the financial aid workshops listed above.   The 2022-2023 FAFSA applications are available now.


The Gene Haas Scholarship for Engineering Machining Technology AAS

Part-time students (6-11 credits) can receive a scholarship of $300 per semester, and full-time students (12 or more credits) can receive $500. New students are eligible, and continuing students must maintain a semester and cumulative GPA of 2.5. In addition, students must: declare a major in the Engineering Machining Technology AAS, be a New Mexico resident, and file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Dreamers Financial Aid Application. 

The Gene Haas Scholarship can be combined with other scholarship options like the Opportunity Scholarship and the Lottery Scholarship.  For more information on scholarships and links to applications, go to

Directly with hiring managers and a mix of current employees at HP. They will give participants the opportunity to hear about the different roles that HP has to offer and what the managers are looking for in a candidate. 

  • Please feel free to communicate the Zoom Meeting below to your colleagues, students and friends about this opportunity.
  • Register in advance for this webinar:

·       Have questions? Contact Sophia Sena at or Isabella De Jesus at


SGA is giving away a box of groceries, a basket of goodies and a $20 Albertson’s Gift Card.  To reserve your basket send an email to

Please see attached flyer for more details. 


  1.  April 15 -17 is Spring Holiday.  Campus will be closed.
  2.  April 11 Priority Registration for summer 2022 begins,
  3.  April 12 Registration for Summer 2022 begins,
  4.  Students will not be dropped for non-payment.  If you are currently enrolled, you must pay in full or make payment arrangements with the cashier’s office.  Contact them today at
  5.  Students need to pay their current balance to register for the subsequent term.  Please contact the Cashiers office today or visit your student account online (


FREE consultation with an attorney for those representing themselves

Areas of law served: Consumer debt, Contracts, Employment, Expungement, Family Law, Landlord/Tenant, Name Change/Real ID, Probate, Public Benefits, Real Property.  Please see attached flyer for more information and contacts.


Counseling Services is offering an online Parent Support Group!  11 a.m. to noon on Thursdays. The group is free, confidential, and not part of your student record. Come meet fellow student parents in a welcoming space where you can support one another through your SFCC journeys. Email to sign up and receive a Zoom link.


Solace Crisis Treatment Center

24 Hour Crisis Hotline 800-721-7273 505.988.1951 | 6601 Valentine Way, Santa Fe, NM 87507|

Solace Crisis Treatment Center offers a variation of services including Clinical, Sexual Education and Prevention and Advocacy. Clinical services include crisis stabilization, assessments, and therapy to survivors of sexual violence and other violent crimes. Sexual Education and Prevention is offered to schools, workplaces, and community. The Advocacy Department provides support and guidance to individuals, children and families who are or have experienced or witnessed violent crimes, including sexual assault and domestic violence. All services are provided in English and Spanish, with interpretation services available for other language access needs.

Línea directa de crisis las 24 horas 800-721-7273

Solace Crisis Treatment Center ofrece una variedad de servicios que incluyen servicios clínicos, Educación y prevención sexual y servicios de abogacía. Los servicios clínicos incluyen estabilización de crisis, evaluaciones y terapia para sobrevivientes de violencia sexual y otros delitos violentos. La Educación Sexual y prevención se ofrece a las escuelas, los lugares de trabajo y la comunidad. El Departamento de Defensa brinda apoyo y orientación a individuos, niños y familias que están o han experimentado o presenciado delitos violentos, incluyendo agresión sexual y violencia doméstica. Todos los servicios se brindan en inglés y español, con servicios de interpretación disponibles para otras necesidades de acceso a otros idiomas.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION  (2022-2023) Available Now

SFCC can help you pay for college with scholarships. One simple application puts you in consideration for state institutional and Foundation private scholarships.  Scholarships are available for new and returning, part time and full-time students to help pay for college for the upcoming academic year.  Scholarships are also available for second generation college students, Veterans, Native American students, Hispanic students and students with disabilities (must be registered with the SAS department at  SFCC offers performance-based scholarships through Contract for a Better Tomorrow (CBT).

For more information and to apply go to:

If you have questions or need assistance, email the Financial Aid Office at from your SFCC student email account.  Make sure to include your Student ID number in the email. 

Se habla Español.


Apply NOW for Spring and Summer Semester

Student Work Study is a financial aid need-based program that provides a student funds earned through part-time employment currently paying at a rate of $12.32 per hour (Beginning July 1, 2022, the rate of pay will be $15.15 per hour). Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week and work is scheduled around your school schedule.

To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements: 

  • Completed the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 FAFSA
  • Enrolled now and in at least 3-degree related credit hours for the summer semester

Contact for further information.


Look forward to your monthly newsletter that will be available every third week of the month. You can catch the latest calendar of events, check out submissions from fellow students, or even learn some new tips to keep motivated during the semester. We look forward to a new beginning with all of the students here at Santa Fe Community College.  Please see the complete newsletter attached.


Do you need a private space for your group to study.   The study rooms are available on a first come basis.

The library has 3 small study rooms for 2 people, and a larger room with room for 4.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.


Music Festival featuring Kumbia Kings All Starz, Ellas and Bri Bagwell. A fun exciting display of a variety of music; Country, country rock, reggeaton, Spanish-Mexican Cumbias all in one concert!

Saturday April 25.  Doors open at 4:00 PM | Event begins 6:00 PM

COVID safe practices will be in place.  To include; proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID test.  Negative result must be no more than 48 hours prior to event.  To purchase tickets and for more information click here


TRIO is accepting applications for Spring 2022!   TRIO offers eligible students great services including academic coaching, tutoring, cultural activities, workshops and study space.  Check out the attached flyer for information on services and eligibility, or visit the TRIO web page to apply now! Contact the TRIO office at or 505-428-1364.  


Applications are being accepted for Fall 2022 SFCC students who are interested in pursuing healthcare careers. This federally funded program provides opportunities for students from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds to explore healthcare options while also offering tutoring support to be successful in college. The deadline for the application process is September 15, 2022. For more information on eligibility and program benefits, see program information sheet.


The Donohue Family SkillPointe Scholarship Contest is open to applicants who are U.S. citizens of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, and are sixteen (16) years of age or older at the time of application. Applicants must be pursuing non-credit courses at an approved community college, technical college or other training institution. Non-credit courses do not count toward a college degree. Current employees, officers, directors and agents of Sponsor and its related companies and members of their immediate families (defined as spouse, parents, siblings and children) and persons residing at the same address are not eligible to win. Void where prohibited.  For more information or to submit an application go to:

Always Your Champion,

Dr. Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos
Associate Vice President for Student Success
Santa Fe Community College