SFCC Student Weekly Connection 2/8/2022

Black History Month

SGA’s “I have a dream “Event

Write three to five sentences or submit art that illustrates what’s your Dream:  Submission Dates: Feb.1 – Feb. 14.  Send entries to:  Students will receive a $5 gift card to SFCC’s East Wing Eatery.  See attachment for more information. 

Cootie Kits

Students be on the lookout as Student Government will be walking around campus distributing goodies. Distribution will be on  Monday, February 14 from 9:00 am – 11:00 a.m. 

Please see attached flyer for more information.  Questions:

Don’t Forget to Upload Your Vaccination Information

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 must have this complete no later than Thursday, February 10 by 5:00pm.  Students who do not meet this requirement will be disenrolled (withdrawn from all on-the ground classes) and will remain financially responsible.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:

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement – Santa Fe Community College – Exemption Requirements and Requests. With the FDA’s full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Aug. 23, 2021, permitted exemptions from the vaccine requirement are restricted to health conditions or religious beliefs approved by the SFCC Covid Vaccine Exemption Review Panel.

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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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!


Free online FAFSA workshops:

February 23, 2022 from 11 am-1 pm
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


STEM Santa Fe is looking for local college students to work on a STEM hands-on project with high school students at Capital High School.  This is a great opportunity for SFCC students to work and gain experience in STEM projects.  NO experience necessary, just a love for learning and mentoring.  Apply now if you are available to start working on Feb. 1 with training on Jan.29.  Any question: Email   To lean more, visit  Apply now at:  Please see attached flyer for more information.


1)  Friday, February 4, was the last day to petition to graduate for spring and last day to drop without a grade and obtain a refund (16 week).

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 (


Kitchen Angels is celebrating 30 years of service to Santa Fe and to help us celebrate we want to hear from you!

Make a 30 second video and tell us how Kitchen Angels has touched your life. Were you once a client, donor or community partner? Maybe you are a current volunteer. Tell us why Kitchen Angels is important to you and why you believe it’s important to the community. Whatever your connection to Kitchen Angels tell us in a video in one of three categories Inspirational, Comedy or Food. Make and upload the video straight from your phone.  Be creative & make it fun!  Win $500 first prize and $250 second prize cash in each category!  One video per person. Submit your video with below link between January 24 – February 14, 2022. It’s that easy! Winners will be announced at a Violet Crown Awards Event on March 6, 2022. Winners need not be present to win.

Submit Video Here! Let’s celebrate our 30 Year Anniversary! – Kitchen Angels

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.

PDAC Social Justice Series Kickoff Feb. 7 at noon

Please join the college community for the kickoff of our Social Justice Series on February 7 from noon to 1 p.m.  There will be follow-up discussions on 2/21, 3/7, 3/28, and 4/11. On MySFCC you will find a Social Justice Series web page (login required.) You can access the page from MySFCC by clicking on the “Social Justice Series” button in the Resources section or the “Social Justice Series” menu item.  This page will be updated with links for all of the online events.  You’ll also see the full schedule and speaker bios.

We want everyone at SFCC to watch the initial presentation and to provide input in the subsequent conversations.  Student voices are vital to these conversations, so please attend and let your voice be heard!  Participants will be able to earn a digital badge (PDAC Social Justice Series badge) by attending the entire series. No registration is required. This digital noncredit badge could be useful to add to your résumé for future employment. Join the Keynote address on Monday at noon here:

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.


DreamTree Project Youth Shelter  

128 La Posada Road, Taos, NM 87571 | 575-759-9595 | 

The DreamTree Project Emergency Youth Shelter is open 24 hours to youth ages 12 to 17 who do not have a safe place to stay. Youth is welcomed for up to 90 days. Dream Tree staff will help youth evaluate the situation and navigate available options during their stay.  

Dream Tree’s Project Transitional Living Program offers DreamTree casitas and apartments for young adults ages 16 to 24 who do not have a safe place to stay. Residents live independently in an apartment while working and going to school. The program includes case managers who help youth set goals and a plan to reach those goals, weekly life skills classes on various topics like cooking, shopping, budgeting, and shopping for a used car. Applications for the transitional living program can be found at  

El Refugio Juvenil de Emergencia del Proyecto DreamTree está abierto las 24 horas para jóvenes de 12 a 17 años que no tienen un lugar seguro para quedarse. Los jóvenes son bienvenidos hasta por 90 días. El personal de DreamTree ayudará a los jóvenes a evaluar la situación y navegar por las opciones disponibles durante su estadía.  

El Programa de Vida Transicional del Proyecto Dream Tree ofrece casitas y apartamentos DreamTree para adultos jóvenes de 16 a 24 años que no tienen un lugar seguro para quedarse. Los residentes viven de forma independiente en un apartamento mientras trabajan y van a la escuela. El programa incluye administradores de casos que ayudan a los jóvenes a establecer metas y un plan para alcanzar esas metas, clases semanales de habilidades para la vida sobre diversos temas como cocinar, ir de compras, presupuestar y comprar un automóvil usado. Las solicitudes para el programa de vida transicional se pueden encontrar en  

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.

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.  Check out the flyer for more details.

Always Your Champion,

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