SFCC Student Weekly Connection 07/08/2022

Dear Students:

We are over halfway through the summer semester.  Remember resources such as the tutoring center if you need help in any of your classes.   Fall registration is open.  Classes fill up quickly, so please register soon.   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! 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.   We also have a new Sr. Career Services Coordinator.  Her name is Sara Baca.  Set up an appointment with her to go over your career options. Reach out to her at or you can book an online appointment on your MySFCC page.  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.


We are hiring TWO Students as Campus Cupboard Ambassadors

Max 20 hours per week .  Must be registered for at least 3 CR in summer and 6 CR in fall and maintain a minimum of 2.5 GPA.  Pay $15/hour.  Students do not need to be work-study eligible.  If interested call 505/428-1582 or email:   Please see flyer attached for more information.  


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!!!


  • 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.


SFCC’s Financial Aid Office will be putting on Fall 2022-2023 FAFSA Workshops.  Join online every Wednesday from 11am to 1pm beginning 7/6/2022 through 8/31/2022.  Please see for more information and zoom link. 


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.

FREE FOOD                                                                                                                                                             The campus cupboard has moved to room LL305.   Come by and visit to see our new improved location and maybe do some shopping at the same time.  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 prepacked box.   We currently do not require any 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:

FREE FUEGO TICKETS                                                                                                                                             It’s SFCC night at the Fuegos, July 21 at 6:00pm.  We have free tickets to the game.  To reserve tickets email to:  Please see attached flyer for more information.

FREE MONEY                                                                                                                                                     1) Are  you a currently enrolled in the Summer 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  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

GROWING UP NEW MEXICO                                                                                                                                       Join us on Wednesday, July 13 at 10 am to learn more about Growing Up New Mexico and their various programs.  If you have questions or would like to submit a question prior to the session, send them to  Please see the attached flyer for more information.   

Acompañenos el miércoles 13 de julio a las 10 am para obtener más información sobre Growing Up New Mexico y sus diversos programas.  Si tiene preguntas o desea enviar una pregunta antes de la sesión, envíela a  Resourcecenter  Consulte el folleto adjunto para obtener mas informacion.                                                                                         


  1. July 15, 8 wk session & 2nd 4 wk session–Last day to change audit/credit status and last day to withdraw from class (es)
  2. 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
  3. 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.


We want to hear about your experiences & ideas at the Mother Tongue Project @ SFCC Listening Sessions

Mother Tongue Project @ SFCC Listening sessions $100 stipend for each participant!  

Thursday, July 28, 3:30-5 pm


Friday, July 28, 9-10:30 am via Zoom

Please register by emailing

See attached flyer for additional information. Please share with any current or prospective students who take care of children!


The Food Depot’s Summer Food Program

The Food Depot’s Summer Food Program provides access to food during the summer which is critical for youth and families who rely on School Lunch Programs for meals when school is in session. The Food Depot ensures access to regular weekday meals during the summer by bringing food into the community via this program.

Community members can visit the following locations Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12 pm to 1 pm through July 29

· Las Palomas Apartments – 2001 Hopewell Street

· La Familia Medical Center – 1035 Alto Street

· Monica Lucero Park – 850 Camino Consuelo (Sponsored by Youth and Family Services)

El Programa de Alimentos de Verano de The Food Depot brinda acceso a alimentos durante el verano, lo cual es fundamental para los jóvenes y las familias que dependen de los Programas de Almuerzos Escolares para las comidas cuando la escuela está en sesión. The Food Depot garantiza el acceso a comidas regulares entre semana durante el verano al llevar alimentos a la comunidad a través de este programa.

Los miembros de la comunidad pueden visitar los siguientes lugares los lunes, miércoles y viernes de 12 pm a 1 pm hasta el 29 de julio

· Las Palomas Apartments – 2001 Hopewell Street

· La Familia Medical Center – 1035 Alto Street

· Monica Lucero Park – 850 Camino Consuelo (Patrocinado por Servicios para Jóvenes y Familias)

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.


SGA is now accepting applications for President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary

Minimum 10 hours per week. Must be registered for at least 6 credit hours for fall & spring and maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Pay is $15.50/ hr. Students do not need to be work-study eligible.  Please see attached flyer for more information and how to apply. The deadline for submission is August 26, 2022, by 5:00 pm.


Apply NOW for Summer and Fall 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.


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.


TRIO is accepting applications for Fall 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