SFCC Student Weekly Connection 10/29

Dear Students, below are your weekly updates!

Halloween Event

Student Government Association is hosting a Covid-safe event on Friday 29.  Please check out the flyer for more information about the drive-up contactless event!

NEW!! UAchieve Degree Audit Tool

We are excited to announce your new degree audit tool, UAchieve.  UAchieve offers you an in-depth view to your academic program requirements, completion, and many other important tools to help keep you on track to fulfilling your academic goals.  UAchieve is available for you through MYSFCC.  Once you are logged in to MYSFCC click on the link that looks like  and you will be directed to your personal degree program and academic record.  For assistance with UAchieve, please contact your academic advisor at 505-428-1275 or or schedule an online appointment through bookings at

COVID-19 VaxAid

Students do not miss your opportunity to receive $250 for being fully vaccinated.  Visit this link for more information and directions on how to upload your information for eligibility consideration.

Covid VaxAid – Santa Fe Community College – Covid VaxAid en Español If you are fully vaccinated: Not fully vaccinated: You can get fully vaccinated and become eligible for VaxAid. Go to


Fall 2021 SFCC Commencement will be a virtual event.  The event will be on December 11 at 10AM.  A link for the event will be provided soon!  Students will have until November 5 to submit their petition to graduate and to be included in the virtual ceremony.  Please contact for further information.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During the COVID-19 pandemic domestic violence has increased around the world. In Santa Fe, Esperanza Shelter supports victims of domestic violence with resources and housing. Phone 505-474-5536, visit , or call the 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 505-473-5200 or 1-800-473-5220. In Albuquerque, contact the Domestic Violence Resource Center, 505-248-3165 or

If you would like to speak with an SFCC licensed Counselor please contact Counselors are here to help.


​Spring 2022 priority registration begins November 8. The schedule of classes will be available for you to view on October 25, 12pm.  Schedule your appointment TODAY with your academic advisor to discuss your program requirements and scheduling needs!  

1)   Contact an advisor at Academic Advising at 505-428-1275 or or schedule an online appointment through bookings at

       2)   Registration is at Interested students are encouraged to contact

              SFCC’s Welcome and Advising Center at 505-428-1270.


The Campus Cupboard (room 302E) is offering FREE FOOD this Fall Semester each Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2-4pm for in-person pick-up.  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. If you cannot attend the current open hours or are not comfortable with in-person shopping, please contact or 505-428-1775 to arrange an alternate time or pick-up location. Visit for more information. 


1)  Are you a currently enrolled in the Fall 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.   The 2021-2022 FAFSA applications are available now.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Internship Opportunity

The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) is happy to provide paid internships in federal agencies to students with all majors and of all backgrounds, not just students with Hispanic heritage.   (FLYERS attached.)

  1. HNIP Trip – 10/25-10/29: Next week, HNIP will be hitting the virtual road and hosting virtual information sessions every day, with alumni from across the country sharing their perspectives. Although each session will feature a particular region, students may attend any of the sessions. 
  2. Spring 2022 & Summer 2022 Open Positions – Application Deadline 10/28Several federal agencies have already requested applications for their internship positions are looking to fill them immediately. We encourage students to apply by Thursday, October 28th, noon ET to be considered for these open positions. 
    • Attached is a document with the available positions and outlines eligibility. 
    • To be considered for the listed positions, students must apply by Thursday, October 28th, noon ET.
    • Of course, we will have many, many more positions become available, so students are still extremely encouraged to apply, even if not in time for these positions. 
    • We are working on posting these positions on Handshake and will share them with institutions who use the platform.

Just as an FYI, HACU considers and reviews applications on a rolling basis, meaning our application deadlines are soft deadlines. However, we can not stress enough that the sooner students apply, the better, because they will be considered and submitted for more positions. Every federal agency has a different timeline of filling internship positions, so by applying early, students are ensuring they are considered for multiple agencies and positions. 

Thank you very much in helping us spread the word about HNIP and our available positions! Let us know if you have any questions or if we can assist in any way. Thank you! 

Best regards, 

Ben Melano, Hannah Roberg, and Anthony Hernandez

HNIP Staff

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
HACU National Internship Program (HNIP)
One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite #430
Washington, D.C., 20036


1)  November 5 is the deadline for students to petition to graduate and to be included in the Fall 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony.

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 (


​Our Counseling services and Student Resource Center are sponsoring an online Parent Support Group.  The group is free, confidential, and not part of the student record.  Check out the attached flyer for full details.

RESOURCE OF THE WEEK – Tierra Nueva Counseling Center of Southwestern College 3952 San Felipe Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507 | 505-471-8575 | |

Accepting new clients all the time.

Hours: Monday – Thursday 9 am to 9 pm, Friday: 9 am – 7pm, Saturday 9 am – 3pm

Tierra Nueva Counseling Center offers family, couples and individual therapy using art therapy or counseling. Clients are currently being seen through Zoom or by phone call. Intakes are done over the phone. Most sessions are conducted by Southwestern College students who are completing their master’s degree. Services with students are $25 or based on sliding scale, some documentation might need to be presented. Group work conducted by students for stress relief, addictions and more – call for details or look in newspaper for advertisement. Because Southwestern is on a quarterly schedule student therapists may change every 10 weeks. Sessions with students are recorder for supervision purposes and are HIPPA compliant. There are four licensed professionals that can also see clients depending on insurance and co-payment requirements. Services with licensed professionals priced at $50 with no insurance. Medicaid and Medicare accepted along with other insurances. Spanish-speaking services sometimes depend if the student is bilingual – call for more information; however, licensed professionals can conduct therapy in Spanish.

Centro de Consejería Tierra Nueva ofrece terapia familiar, de pareja e individual utilizando terapia de arte o consejería. Los clientes están siendo vistos actualmente a través de Zoom o por llamada telefónica. Las tomas se realizan por teléfono. La mayoría de las sesiones son conducidas por estudiantes de Southwestern College que están completando su maestría. Los servicios con estudiantes cuestan $ 25 o se basan en una escala móvil, es posible que sea necesario presentar cierta documentación. Trabajo en grupo realizado por estudiantes para aliviar el estrés, las adicciones y más: llame para obtener detalles o busque publicidad en el periódico. Debido a que Southwestern está en un horario trimestral, los terapeutas estudiantiles cambian cada 10 semanas. Las sesiones con los estudiantes son grabadoras para fines de supervisión y cumplen con HIPPA. Hay cuatro profesionales con licencia que también pueden ver a los clientes dependiendo de los requisitos de seguro y copago. Servicios con profesionales con licencia a un precio de $50 sin seguro. Medicaid y Medicare son aceptados junto con otros seguros. Los servicios en español a veces dependen si los estudiantes son

bilingües – llame para obtener más información; sin embargo, los profesionales con licencia pueden realizar terapia en español

Scholarship Application (2021-2022) 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 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.


Beginning Wednesday October 20th, the Support Group offered by Counseling Services is opening up to new members! The group meets Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30pm for 1 hour. Please email if you are interested in participating. We very much look forward to having you!

Janelle and Rosalie, your SFCC Counselors


SFCC will honor our local Veterans.  If you would like to participate send information to with the name of your veteran and their branch of service.  A flag will be displayed in their honor.  Please see the flyer for more information.

Always Your Champion,

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