SFCC Student Weekly Connection 4/23

Good Morning Students!!


​Summer 2021 registration is happening NOW!!  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.


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

DWI Campaign

​Student Government Association are sponsoring the “Allow Your Life to Thrive – Don’t Drink and Drive” campaign.  Check out the flyer for more information about how you can participate in the campaign and earn a free $25 gift certificate!


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 identification.  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.

HEC Study Space Available beginning Monday

Starting on Monday, April 26, through Thursday, May 13, SFCC students may reserve group study space at the Santa Fe HEC. Groups of up to 7 students may make a reservation. Time slots are 9-12 or 1-4, Monday through Thursday. To make a reservation, email with HEC Study Space Reservation in the subject line.  Include the names, telephone numbers and email addresses of everyone in the group in the reservation email. Also include the date and time slot that you would like to reserve. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Drop-in appointments are not available. Anyone not listed on the reservation will not be allowed to enter the Santa Fe HEC.  See attached flyer for detailed information

LANL Foundation Career Pathways Scholarship

The LANL Foundation Career Pathways Scholarship application is now available.  The application is due APRIL 28th.  Please visit the website for additional information.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you should have any questions or require additional assistance.

Career Pathways Scholarships | LANL Foundation


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 

St. John’s United Methodist Church Bag N’ Hand Food Pantry 1200 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505 | 505-982-5397 |

First-come, first-serve drive-through distribution in the north parking lot of St. John’s church. Every Tuesday from noon to 1:30 pm. Clients enter St. John’s north parking lot from Barcelona street and proceed to the tables where boxes of food are loaded into the back of the vehicle. Clients need to follow the traffic managers’ directions, wear face masks, and stay in their car for the entire visit. First-time clients who come to the pantry must complete a registration process and present a government-issued photo ID. Clients who arrive early park along Barcelona facing Old Pecos Trail. Please do not block a driveway entrance or exit. Spanish-speaking staff is available.

Distribución de autoservicio por orden de llegada en el estacionamiento norte de la iglesia de St. John. Todos los Martes desde el mediodía hasta la 1:30 pm. Los clientes ingresan al estacionamiento norte de St. John’s desde la calle Barcelona y se dirigen a las mesas donde se cargan las cajas de comida en la parte trasera del vehículo. Los clientes deben seguir las instrucciones de los gerentes de tráfico, usar máscaras faciales y permanecer en su automóvil durante toda la visita. Clientes de primera vez que vienen a la despensa deben completar un proceso de registro y presentar una identificación con foto emitida por el gobierno. Los clientes que llegan temprano aparcan por Barcelona de cara al Old Pecos Trail. No bloquee la entrada o salida de un camino de entrada. Hay personal que habla español.

Resume and Job Interview Assistance

​All students are invited to participate with a FREE virtual Presentation on how to create a strong resume and how to prepare for a job interview.  These will be excellent presentations to help you refresh, or begin the process.  Two separate events will be hosted via ZOOM on April 28.  Please check out the SFCC Career Services flyer for specific log in information. 


Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in STEM (SACNAS). For over 48 years, SACNAS has been an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. We have over 8,000+ members with 118 collegiate chapters across the country.  SACNAS knows how important community college is for many of their members along their STEM journey, which is why they created SACNAS Community College Day, a free event to inspire STEM students from historically marginalized communities to see themselves reflected in science and get the tools they need to attain their career and academic goals. They have several inspirational talks planned, interactive workshops, and valuable networking opportunities specifically for community/junior college level scientists. Our event is going on virtually from April 30 – May 1, 2021, and we are asking students to reserve their spot before April 25.  Check out the SACNAS flyer for more information.

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

ENMU Virtual Visit

Eastern New Mexico University will be hosting a Virtual Visit session  1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 27. Admissions staff will be available to answer all your questions and can help with the transfer application.  Click here at the scheduled time to join the visit.  If you cannot make this time or prefer a one on one session, feel free to schedule a thirty-minute virtual session to meet with one of our staff members or a fifteen-minute phone call here:  or reach out anytime to Michael at 575.562.2182 or Shawn at 575.562.2406.

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

  •  Dr.S. Nandy, Science Faculty & NNMC Students will present Northern’s Bachelor of Science degrees.  Learn about careers in Environmental Science, Biology & Chemistry

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. 

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

Always Your Champion,

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