SFCC Student Weekly Connection 08/26/2022

Dear Students:

Welcome to Fall 2022!  We hope you have eased into your classes that began on Monday, August 22.  There were a few technical hiccups the first few days, but I am happy to learn that your online courses should not have been disrupted.  The first few weeks are critical to your success throughout the semester.  Please be sure to find YOUR balance – time management is key to your success.  Block out time for your classes, yes even your asynchronous classes need to have appropriate time designated so you don’t fall behind.  Block at least two-hours a week for studying time for each class.  Schedule your commute if you have to run your kiddos to school, or for you to go to work.  Be sure to identify the time needed for other responsibilities such as work, children, parents, etc.  Most importantly, make sure you give yourself mental-health time.  You need to give your body, soul and mind a break to reset and get ready for the following week.  Our awesome academic advisors are available to help you with time management so be sure to reach out if you need help!  We also have a great counseling center who can help you work through some things that may be blocking your ability to be successful.  Again, be sure to reach out!  You can access contact information for these offices and many more through your MYSFCC page.

We understand paying for school can be a challenge.  Be sure to work with our financial assistance team to complete your 2022-2023 FAFSA (!  To be considered for federal or state aid, including the Opportunity Scholarship, you must complete the FAFSA and your financial aid file.  Our great financial aid team is also accepting appointments and can be reached through your MYSFCC page.

A few final thoughts.  We encourage you to get involved with clubs and organizations we offer at our College.  Our strong Student Government Association is also looking for some great representatives.  Get involved and let your voice be heard!  Also, make a friend.  Take time out of your day to meet new people.  All our college associates are available and willing to offer any assistance, but don’t forget about your peers – meet someone new and make a friend for life!

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me personally if I can assist you in your academic journey at SFCC.  We welcome you and look forward to your continued success as an outstanding SFCC student!

Always your champion,

Dr. Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos

Associate Vice President of Student Affairs

See below for some very important updates and services.

AWARD SPRING-Scholarship

Opened for Scholarship Applications on July 27

One simple applications puts you in consideration for State Institutional and Foundation Private Scholarships

Available for new or returning students and part-time or full-time students.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.


The new Barnes and Noble on campus bookstore is now open.    They offer textbooks, course material, notebooks, pens and other office and school supplies.  As well as snacks and drinks!

Visit at


The SFCC Bookstore/Barnes & Noble is hiring for temporary, part-time booksellers.  Please see the attached flyer for more details. 


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!!!

COFFEE SHOP                                                                           

We have a new coffee shop opened in the Campus Center area.  They will be open Monday – Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  They offer a variety of food such as breakfast burritos, pastries, coffee, sandwiches, drinks, and snacks.  Go by and visit and welcome them to our campus while you pick up something yummy to eat.    


Campus cupboard is hiring two students to work in the campus cupboard.  Max 20 hours per week at 15.00/hour.  Please the attachment for more information.  


  • 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.


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:


1) Are you a currently enrolled in the Fall semester and are experiencing 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


  1. August 22, Monday, Credit Classes Begin
  2. August 26, Schedule changes only (drop/add).
  3. 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
  4. 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.


When a spot comes available at the Kids Campus, students get priority placement. Kids Campus wants to support student parents and hopes that those needing childcare will get on the waitlist.
Children of degree-seeking SFCC students, SFCC employees, and full-time students at the Higher Education Center are prioritized for placement to support a two-generation philosophy of education at the college.

Visit the Kids Campus website for more information. Students receive a 10% discount on the cost of Kids Campus and NM Early Childhood Education and Care Development offers Child Care Assistance to income-eligible students.


SFCC is recruiting now for Fall 2022.  The dates are from August 29 – Dember 2, 2022.  Deadline to apply is August 26.   If you are interested, please email   For more information, please see the attached flyer. 

 information, please email  

· Want to get PAID and MENTORED at the same time?

· 18+ with reliable transportation? A great communicator?

· Declared in an Associate’s degree / certificate program?

· Want to gain real-world job experience in your career field?

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 $15.15/ 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 the 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 $15.15. 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.


New SFCC Library family study room to open in August

If you’re a student parent, we have good news for you! The SFCC Library will be opening a new family study room for students who have children in August. The room will have a space for children with toys, books, and special-sized furniture. The room will have three computer stations and room for students working on laptops.

It will be open all hours the library is open. It will be available to current students when they have their children with them. Please note this is not day care, students must remain with their children. The library’s restroom adjacent to the study room has been updated and is family friendly with a changing station. 

The library also 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.  


HACU has partnered with Tutorgigs to provide opportunities for students to earn while they learn! Please inform any of your students seeking to earn some income while leaving a positive impact on others. Stay tuned for updates on our upcoming monthly informational webinars this fall.                   Please see attached flyer for more information


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