Congratulations on your accomplishments thus far. We have many support services listed below to help you complete the Spring 2022 semester successfully. Summer and Fall 2022 registration is open! 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.
CAMPUS CUPBOARD STUDENT AMBASSADOR POSITION AVAILABLE
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 link below to start your career search!!!
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.
Meeting times are as follows:
Drop-In General Support, Group Wednesdays at 12pm:
- 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 @ 12pm when you can or when you need to
Drop-In Nursing Support Group Fridays at 12 pm:
- 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 @ 12pm when you can or when you need to
Please email email@example.com 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!
DENTAL PROGRAM FALL 2022 NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
- Certificate in Dental Assisting: [3 semesters]
- Associate in Applied Science in Dental Health: [5 semesters]
- Certificate in Advanced Dental Assisting Skills: [1-2 semesters]
FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOPS
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 date listed below. Visit https://www.sfcc.edu/fafsa-workshops/ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-428-1268. Please join us at on the following dates:
May 25, 2022 from 11 am-1 pm
FINANCIAL WELL-BEING AND LITERACY MINI-COURSE
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: https://youtu.be/fVo4krhW3j0. Nusenda and SFCC also have a co-branded Financial Wellness website with lots of useful information and tools: https://santafecc.teachbanzai.com/wellness 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 moving to room LL305. Campus cupboard will be closed April 25-29 and will reopen on May 2 in its new location. Campus cupboard is offering FREE FOOD this spring semester. Students can visit weekly during open hours to select their own products or pick up a pre-packed 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. For questions call 505/428-1775 or email: email@example.com
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 for FREE GRANT MONEY? Have you completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If not, it’s easy, apply today at www.fafsa.gov. 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.
GENE HAAS SCHOLARSHIP
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 https://www.sfcc.edu/offices/financial-aid/
GRADUATES 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 check your email and 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 (email@example.com).
LEGAL TELECLINICS MONTHLY
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.
MENTAL HELP DISCUSSION GROUP
Want to help end mental health stigma on campus? Come be part of the solution.
Mental health discussion group co-sponsored by the SFCC library & counseling services, Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10
Open to students, faculty, and staff. A brief reading on a mental health topic will be sent out each week to be discussed in group. Reading not required for participation.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and to receive the meeting link.
PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
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 email@example.com to sign up and receive a Zoom link.
24 Hour Helpline 575-758-9888 | Text line 575-770-2706
Community Against Violence (CAV) offers services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Services include legal and medical advocacy services, counseling and support groups, children’s programs, community prevention and outreach programs, and information and resources for those in need. CAV is also able to provide on-site emergency shelter for adults and children and short and long-term transitional housing programs.
Línea de ayuda las 24 horas 575-758-9888 | Línea de texto 575-770-2706
Community Against Violence (CAV) ofrece servicios a sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica y sexual. Los servicios incluyen servicios de defensa legal y médica, grupos de asesoramiento y apoyo, programas para niños, programas comunitarios de prevención y alcance, e información y recursos para los necesitados. CAV también puede proporcionar refugio de emergencia en el lugar para adultos y niños y programas de vivienda de transición a corto y largo plazo.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org). SFCC offers performance-based scholarships through Contract for a Better Tomorrow (CBT).
For more information and to apply go to: https://www.sfcc.edu/offices/financial-aid/
If you have questions or need assistance, email the Financial Aid Office at email@example.com from your SFCC student email account. Make sure to include your Student ID number in the email.
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STUDENT EMPLOYMENT AT SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE!!!
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 StudentEmployment@sfcc.edu for further information.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT NEWSLETTER
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.
STUDY ROOMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE LIBRARY
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 https://www.nmhu.edu/ilfeld-auditorium/tickets/.
TRIO STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-428-1364.
UNM – SFCC HC AMBASSADORS PROGRAM
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.
WORKFORCE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR NON-CREDIT STUDENTS
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: https://www.myscholarship.app/the-donohue-family-skillpointe-scholarship.
Always Your Champion,
Dr. Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos
Associate Vice President for Student Success
Santa Fe Community College