SFCC Student Weekly Connection 4/16

Good Morning Students!!


​Summer 2021 registration begins April 12 (priority) and April 13 (open to all).  Schedule your appointment TODAY with your academic advisor!!

1)      Returning students are strongly encouraged to work with an academic advisor prior to registering. Contact at Academic Advising at 505-428-1275 or

       2)   Registration is at Interested students are encouraged to contact SFCC’s Welcome and Advising Center at 505-428-1270.

Be Part of SFCC’s Future!

We value student input! SFCC is excited to be a partner in improving the student, faculty, and staff experience through a modern technology solution. The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) initiative transforms how our five colleges (SFCC, Clovis, CNM, Northern New Mexico College, San Juan College) work together through shared services (recruitment and admissions, student services, graduation, human resources, administration, and more). You are invited to learn more about the ERP initiative in presentations from the vendor finalists that are specifically for students. We encourage you to attend all three vendors’ presentations so that you understand what each vendor has to offer. You will have an opportunity to provide feedback at the end of each session. 

You must sign up by Friday, April 16. Register to attend at As part of the registration process, you will be asked to agree to keep the information shared by the vendors confidential. Once you have registered, you will receive an email from the project’s Chief Procurement Officer Gerrie Becker with the link for each session. For questions about the process, please contact Gerrie Becker at Thank you.


It’s not too late to apply for Spring 2021 scholarships.  Visit for more information and scholarship application 

Watermark Scholars Program

The application period is now open for the Watermark Scholars program! 

Watermark is offering women in STEM scholarships for the fall 2021 academic term to provide much-needed support for college students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)-related studies and careers.

Two students will be selected from the pool of applicants, and awardees will each receive $5,000 to help continue their education.

To participate in the Watermark Scholars program, applicants are asked to submit either a written essay, up to 500 words, or a short video on the topic of “Who has inspired you to pursue a career in science or technology, and what do you want to achieve upon graduation?” We’re looking for students who have been inspired by recent events and changes in learning and want to make a difference in their careers!

We’re asking you to help us share this opportunity with your students by posting this link on your institution’s website and sharing it with the appropriate internal resources:

The deadline to submit entries is July 15, 2021, and awardees will be notified in August. 


1)  The Campus Cupboard is offering FREE FOOD distribution each Friday from 12-4pm.  Students can drive-up to the West Wing for a contactless pick-up.  We currently do not require any student identifiable proof.  Students do not leave your vehicles drive-up, open your trunk and your food will be placed in your trunk. 


1)  Are you a currently enrolled in the Spring 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 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 applications are available now.

Important Dates

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 in order to register for the subsequent term.  Please contact the Cashiers office today or visit your student account online (

3) Last day for students to withdraw from Spring 2021 individual courses was April 1.


Are you looking for a computer you can use?  Do you need a quiet place to study?  The Library is now open to you for study by reservation.  Individual study space, computers (including printing from computers), and browsing the shelves are all available through reservations.  Library reservations are currently available Monday-Friday from 10:30-2pm.  To make reservations visit:

Resource of the Week 

Teen Health Center (Presbyterian Medical Services)

Capital High School 4851 Paseo del Sol, Santa Fe, NM 87507 505-467-1081

Santa Fe High School 2100 Yucca St, Santa Fe, NM 87505 505-467-2439

The Teen Health Center has two locations which they both serve people from ages 12 to 19 and is open from 8 am to 4 pm all year, even throughout school breaks; however, the person must call first. The person does not have to be a student from the school; they can be from other schools or drop-outs. The center also serves patients with or without insurance. The center staff can help patients obtain medical insurance or be charged based on income. Counseling services targets depression, anxiety, substance use, and stress. There might be a Spanish translator but no onsite staff.

El Centro de Salud para Adolescentes tiene dos ubicaciones que atienden a personas de 12 a 19 años y está abierto de 8 am a 4 pm todo el año, incluso durante las vacaciones escolares; sin embargo, la persona debe llamar primero. La persona no tiene que ser un estudiante de la escuela; pueden ser de otras escuelas o que hayan abandonado la escuela. El centro también atiende a pacientes con o sin seguro. El personal del centro puede ayudar a los pacientes a obtener un seguro médico o cobrarles según los ingresos. Los servicios de terapia se enfocan en la depresión, la ansiedad, el uso de sustancias y el estrés. Puede haber un traductor de español pero no personal en el lugar.

Support Groups

Counseling Services is opening an online Support Group as well as a Grief Support Group to new members. Taking place via a secure video platform for the second half of the spring semester, the groups will begin the week of April 5th and meet for 6 weeks. Group sessions will meet for 1 hour.

The group meeting times are as follows:

Support Group: Thursdays at 5:30pm (1hr)

Grief Support Group: Thursdays at 2pm (1hr)

Please email if you are interested in participating or have questions. We very much look forward to having you join our groups!

UNM Ambassador Program

Apply by May 3 for Health Sciences Ambassador Program  (

The UNM Health Sciences Center Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offers

the Health Sciences Ambassadors Program hosted at SFCC.

The program is an academic year-long program providing new students from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in health careers a year-to-year program to ensure they matriculate and graduate to their next level of education.

For more information on eligibility and program benefits, see the program information sheet.

Apply online now!  See flyer for more information.

University Transfer Sessions

Northern New Mexico Info Sessions
Please email Louise Majorey for the ZOOM Link to the session you are interested in attending:

  • Dr.Tara Lopez, Chair of Integrated Studies Program, will present Northern’s Bachelor of Arts degree for students interested in Criminal Justice, Psychology & Humanities
  • Careers in Engineering 4/22 1-3 p.m.
    Dr.S.Ahmed, Chair of Engineering & Steve Cox, Faculty will present Northern’s Bachelor of Engineering degree.  Learn about Internships and Careers in Engineering
  • Careers in Science 4/27
    Dr.S. Nandy, Science Faculty & NNMC Students will present Northern’s Bachelor of Science degrees.  Learn about careers in Environmental Science, Biology & Chemistry

Let us celebrate!  April is National Poetry Month.  Who is your favorite poet?  Below is one of Amanda Gorman’s recent poems:

Fury and Faith
You will be told that this is not a problem,
Not your problem.
You will be told that now is not the time for change to begin;
Told that we cannot win.
But the point of protest isn’t winning —
It’s holding fast to the promise of freedom,
Even when fast victory is not promised,
Meaning we cannot stand up to police
If we cannot cease policing our own imagination,
Convincing our communities that this won’t work
Before the work has even begun,
That this can wait
When we’ve already waited out a thousand suns.
By now, we understand white supremacy
and the despair it demands
Are as destructive as any disease.
So when you’re told that your rage is reactionary,
Remember that rage is our right.
It teaches us it is time to fight
in the face of injustice.
Not only is anger natural but necessary
Because it helps carry us to our destination.
Our goal has never been revenge, just restoration;
not dominance, just dignity;
not fear, just freedom;
just justice.
Whether we prevail is determined
not by all the challenges that are present
But by all the change that is possible.
And though we be unstoppable,
If we ever feel like we might fail,
If we be fatigued and frail
When our fire can no longer be fueled by fury,
We will be fortified by this faith
Found in the vow, the anthem:
All black lives matter, no matter what!
Black lives are worth living,
Worth defending,
Worth every struggle.
We must stand up for all of us and our aims,
United through protest and pain,
Amplifying women, the LGBTQ community,
and people with disabilities.
Because none of us are free
Until all of us break our chains.
We owe it to the fallen to fight,
But we owe it to ourselves
To never stay kneeling
When the day calls us to stand together.
We envision a land
That is liberated, not lawless;
We create a future
That is free, not flawless.
Over and over, again and again,
We will stride up every mountain side,
Magnanimous and modest.
We will be protected and served
By a force that is honored and honest.
This is more than protest —
It’s a promise!

-Amanda Gorman

Always Your Champion,

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