SFCC Student Weekly Connection 2/25/2022

Submit your work to the 2022 SFCC Katie Besser Student Art & Writing Awards
Spring 2022 submission deadline Friday, March 11 at 5 p.m.

Submission categories include:

  • Academic Essay
  • Text & Image/Photography
  • Instructor Nominated
  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Creative Nonfiction

All entries in all categories can be in English or Spanish. Cada entrada en cada categoría puede ser en inglés o en español.
Visit for details on eligibility and how to submit. Contact with questions or for more information.

Campus Cupboard Student Ambassador position available

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:

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Next Week!

  • Tuesday, March 1, 12 noon to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 2,  12 noon to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jemez Rooms
No preregistration required; All covid vaccines available, including Pediatric

COUNSELING SERVICES: Six-week Spring semester support groups begin in February

General Support: Wednesdays at noon
Cultivating Joy: Thursdays at 2 p.m.

Each group session is one hour and will meet for 6 weeks beginning the first week in February.  Please email if you are interested in participating in one of these groups. We very much look forward to having you!

Don’t Forget to Upload Your Vaccination Information

Please remember,  students who are enrolled to attend an on-the-ground class or need access to campus (main or HEC) must upload their vaccination information or submit a request for medical or religious exemption.   Students who do not meet this requirement will be disenrolled (withdrawn from all on-the-ground classes) and will remain financially responsible.

You will find all the information on how to upload your vaccination information or how to submit an exemption request on the below link:

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from Here’s what you need to know about your order:

  • Limit of one order per residential address
  • One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
  • Orders will ship free starting in late January

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  • March 23, 2022 from 11 am-1 pm
  • April 20, 2022 from 11 am-1 pm
  • May 25, 2022 from 11 am-1 pm

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 dates listed above. Visit 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 or call 505-428-1268.

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:  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 (room 302E) 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 Cupboard’s Bookings Link on MYSFCC.  Check out the new QR code created for the Campus Cupboard which takes you quickly to the Campus Cupboard booking 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 new services.   Questions: Call 505-428-1775 or email:


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.


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) 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 (

La Farge Branch Library to Resume In-person Services on Tuesday, February 15, 2022   

February 14, 2022 – The Santa Fe Public Library is pleased to announce that the La Farge Branch Library (1730 Llano St.) will open for in-person services to the public tomorrow, Tuesday, February 15, at 10:00 a.m. Thanks to the City of Santa Fe’s ongoing hiring efforts, La Farge now has adequate staffing to join Main and Southside for in-person services, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., until further hiring allows for expanding evening and weekend hours of operation.   Please see the attached flyer for more information, features and new services.

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 Health Discussion Group co-sponsored by the SFCC Library& Counseling Services        

3 p.m. Tuesdays  Feb. 8, 15, 22 and Mar. 1

Open to SFCC students, faculty, and staff

Want to help end the silence and stigma around mental health? Come join the conversation. A brief reading on a mental health topic will be sent out each week to be discussed in group. Reading not required for participation.  Please see attachment or email 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 to sign up and receive a Zoom link.

PEER to PEER Program

We are currently seeking energetic, caring, passionate students to serve as paid Spring Peer to Peer Mentors.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.


First Born Program Childhood of Excellence at Santa Fe Community College  

First Born Director: Tekla Johnson | 505-428-1344 

The First Born Program (FBP) is a home visiting program created for first-time pregnant women and first-time families. All services are free and may begin at any time during the pregnancy or when the baby is born and may continue until the child turns 3. Home visits consist of receiving support, coaching, and information about health, nutrition, early childhood development, and fun activities for development and learning. For more information about the services, they provide and their practices, visit to find out in what other counties these services are available visit   

El Programa First Born (FBP) es un programa de visitas domiciliarias creado para mujeres embarazadas por primera vez y familias primerizas. Todos los servicios son gratuitos y pueden comenzar en cualquier momento durante el embarazo o cuando nazca el bebé y pueden continuar hasta que el niño/a cumpla 3 años. Las visitas domiciliarias consisten en recibir apoyo, orientación e información sobre salud, nutrición, desarrollo infantil temprano y actividades divertidas para el desarrollo y el aprendizaje. Para obtener más información sobre los servicios que brindan y sus prácticas, visite y para averiguar en qué otros condados están disponibles estos servicio, visite  

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 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.

Student Employment

Apply NOW for Spring Semester Student Employment at Santa Fe Community College! 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. Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week.  See attached flyer for eligibility and more information or contact

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.

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 or 505-428-1364.  

Western New Mexico University School of Education Transfer Workshop
Online 4 p.m. March 1, 2022
See attached flyer or visit for more information.

Western New Mexico University Schools of Behavioral Sciences & Business Transfer Workshop
Online 6 p.m. March 1, 2022
See attached flyer or visit for more information.

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:

The Donohue Family SkillPointe Scholarship – MyScholarship.App To honor recently retired longtime CEO Tom Donohue and his commitment to workforce development, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced a $50,000 scholarship fund to support skills training that will empower more Americans to get ahead in their careers and build better lives.

Always Your Champion,

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