SFCC Student Weekly Connection 09/29/2022


There’s never been a better time to enroll in Early Childhood Education at SFCC.  There are lots of opportunities for financial support.  N.M. ECECD Students Success grants provide generous stipends for those who complete the Fall semester.  Additional funds for participating in an Aprende apprenticeship.  Questions? Contact  Read more here.

American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association

AFL and NEA invite you to a webinar in Spanish about the Biden-Harris Administration’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. PSLF allows public servants – teachers, firefighters, librarians, etc. — to have the balance of their federal higher education loans forgiven after 10 years! So far, over 175,000 people have had more than $10 billion in student loans wiped away. Come hear from experts — and people like you — who have had their loans forgiven! This webinar is scheduled for Tuesday September 27th at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. Register here:

AWARD SPRING-Scholarship 

Opened for Scholarship Applications on July 27 

One simple application 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.  



SFCC presents Café Con Las Comadres, hosted by Doctora Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos, every second Wednesday of the month.  Join us for our next gathering on October 12,  located in the West Wing Lower Level 312D (in the Student Wellness Center),  from 8:30 am – 9:30am.  This is a gender inclusive community of friends who gather to empower the lives of one another through advocacy, navigation, support, and resources.   This is a safe shared space.  Please see the attached flyer for more information. 


Campus cupboard is hiring two students to work in the campus cupboard.  Max 20 hours per week at 15.00/hour.  Please see attachment 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 link below to start your career search!!! 


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 SFCC Dental Program is offering free dental X-4ays by appointment for the next four weeks.
Free X-rays will be scheduled on a Monday or a Tuesday between 8 and 10 a.m. during October & November.

  • No dental insurance is necessary.
  • If interested contact Aamna Nayyar in office #455, 505-428-1258,
  • The free dental X-ray (worth $80 – $100) is open to all SFCC students and their families and friends.
  • A consent form signing will be required before taking x-rays.
  • All x-rays are taken under direct supervision of NM licensed dental staff.


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 

HACU x Neutrogena:                                                                                                                                        Neutrogena®, with its science-backed skin health innovations that deliver real results, and HACU are joining forces this the fall semester to ensure the next gen of Hispanic professionals are putting both their best foot and face forward as they enter their chosen fields. The brand is all about healthy skin, so starting with this newsletter, we’ll be sharing monthly dermatologist-approved tips and tricks for your students. The September skincare facts are in, so make sure to forward the attached “Facing Fall Semester with Neutrogena® Skincare” tip sheet to students, faculty and staff across your campus!

HACU’s NATIONAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM                                                                                                    Federal (HNIP & Corporate (CHNAIP)                                                                                                             We invite your students to apply for our initiative to connect with our corporate and federal parners for internship opportunities.  Please see the flyer (attached) for more information. 

HACU SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM                                                                                                                      We are currently anticipating a full launch of our Fall 2022 cycle of scholarship opportunities by September 30th, 2022. This scholarship opportunity with our partners will be available to all students attending a HACU member institution. For more information and specific eligibility criteria after the Fall 2022 launch later this month, please visit:


  1. 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
  2. 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 the attached flyer for more information and contacts. 


The library is offering many valuable resources for the Fall 2022 Semester:

  • Library Instruction – Talk with us about developing a customized set of classes and/or tools for your in-person and online classes.  Contact Sarah Hood.
  • Family Study Room – The new study room is available in the library during the library’s open hours.  Encourage students with children to visit the library and enjoy a new campus space together.  The room includes computers and study space for student.  It includes books, toys, and crafts for children.
  • Reserves – We are still accepting textbooks for reserve in the library.  This fall students have been taking advantage of these books that are made available to them for limited checkout in the library.  If you have extra copies of the required texts for your classes, please put them on reserve for your students.  Contact Laura Smith.  
  • New York Times – Online subscriptions are available for all faculty, staff, and students with an SFCC email address.  Follow this link for additional information and instructions.
  • The New York Times in Education – Once you have set up your SFCC NYT account, you can access educational resources and curricula ideas that use the New York Times’ current news stories. Visit the New York Times in Education.    
  • Interlibrary Loan – If you can’t find what you are looking for in the SFCC library, order it through ILL.  Follow this link to more information
  • Program Ideas – Do you have an experience or specialized information you would like to share with the SFCC community?  Programs might include information about a book you have published, a trip you have taken, a cultural experience you would like to share.  Contact Val Nye.
  • All Resources – Visit the library’s website to access our catalog and a full description of all our resources.
  • Follow – Keep track of our latest activities and ongoing changes by following us on Facebook
  • Questions – Be in touch if you have research questions, concerns, and/or ideas.  Contact us at


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. 

PEER to PEER Program

We are currently seeking energetic, caring, passionate students to serve as paid Spring Peer to Peer Mentors.  Hourly compensation for up to 20 hours a week.  $15/hr.   Email: Please see the attached flyer for more information. 

Resource of the Week – 

New Vistas | 1205 Parkway Dr. Suite A Santa Fe, NM 87507 |

New Vistas offers three different programs Early Intervention Program, Disability Support and Advocacy and Microbusiness. Within these three programs several services are offered such as family counseling, speech, physical & occupational therapy, independent living skills training, and information & referral. Visit their website or send an email to learn more about their services.

New Vistas ofrece tres programas diferentes: Programa de Intervención Temprana, Apoyo y Defensa para Discapacitados y Micronegocios. Dentro de estos tres programas, se ofrecen varios servicios, como asesoramiento familiar, terapia del habla, física y ocupacional, capacitación en habilidades para la vida independiente e información y referencias. Visite su sitio web o envíe un correo electrónico para obtener más información sobre sus servicios.

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. 


Stem Santa Fe is looking for local college students and high school senior sot work on a STEAM hand-on project at local area High Schools.

Earn $17/hour doing rewarding work in YOUR community 1.5-3.5 hours/week.  For more information, please see the attached flyers.  Apply now at:


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 space 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 the attached flyer for more information. 


The Donohue Family Skill Pointe 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.  Deadline is September 30,  2022.  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 College505-428-1238