SFCC Student Weekly Connection 9/15/2023


Looking for a fun and rewarding job? The office of Student Engagement has the following positions available:

2-Campus Cupboard Ambassadors

2-Exchange Ambassadors

2-Student Activities Ambassadors

2-Office Student Workers

Student Ambassadors do not need to be work-study eligible.  The Student Worker positions do require work-study eligibility.  Requirements for both types of positions:

-Work a max of 20 hours per week, -We work with your class schedule, -Must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA, -Some lifting will be required.  

Contact Mary Eleas-Student Involvement Coordinator -505-428-1582 or email:


We are hiring THREE Students as Campus Cupboard, The Exchange and Office Ambassadors

Max 20 hours per week. Must be registered for at least 3 CR in summer and 6 CR in fall and maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Pay is $15/hour. Students do not need to be work-study eligible.  For more information, please see attached flyer or contact Mary Eleas 505-428-1582 or


Katie Studer is the new Career and Transfer Advisor at Santa Fe Community College. She is available to work with students who are considering career paths, connecting their degree to a career, developing job search skills, and more. Katie can support students in using Career Coach, the career exploration and job search tool available to SFCC students and community members.  Katie is also available to work with students who plan to transfer from Santa Fe Community College to a 4-year institution. Katie can help students consider which schools and programs are available and support them in their transition. Katie’s office is located in the Welcome and Advising Center on campus and appointments can be made to meet with Katie virtually and in-person. To book an appointment with Katie for career and transfer advising, click here.


Check out SFCC’s Career Coach, your one-stop shop for job postings, resume writing, and career exploration.  SFCC students and community members can create a free Career Coach account. From there you can upload your resume or create one using the Resume builder that can provide suggestions for how to write your resume based on your work experience. Once your resume is complete, you can quickly apply for any job posted in Career Coach.  If you don’t know what kind of job you want, you can take a career assessment that identifies your primary areas of strength and provides suggestions for different career paths to explore. If you have an idea of career paths you are interested in, you can search for specific career pathways and compare projected salaries, required education, and available SFCC academic programs. Click here to create an account and begin your career search!


SFCC has partnered with Uwill, a mental health and wellness platform for colleges, as an extension to SFCC Counseling Services. Students have an immediate, secure, and convenient way to receive online-based counseling services should the need arise. 

  • Choose a therapist based on your preferences including issue, gender, language, ethnicity 
  • Choose a time that fits your schedule with day, night and weekend availability 
  • Choose your appointment type, video, phone, chat, or message

Register for a Uwill account using your SFCC email address. For details, refer to the Uwill FAQ and User Guide

Students are also encouraged to set up an appointment with our Counseling Department for an in-person, private appointment.  Please see the attached flyer for more information .

FINANCIAL WELL-BEING AND LITERACY MINI-COURSE                                                                                 Student Affairs 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 has moved to room LL305. Come by and visit to see our new improved location and maybe do some shopping at the same time.  Campus cupboard 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 Cupboards Booking link on MYSFCC.  Check out the new QR code created for the Campus Cupboard which takes you quickly to the Campus Cupboard Bookings 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 services.    Question call 505/428-1775 or email: 


1) Are you a currently enrolled in the Fall semester and are experiencing 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 forFREE 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 or join one of the financial aid workshops listed above.   The 2022-2023 FAFSA applications are available now.                                                                                                               


We are excited to share that the City of Santa Fe is sponsoring a second Mayors for a Guaranteed Income project for SFCC student parents and primary caregivers of children under 18 called Santa Fe LEAP (Learn, Earn, Achieve, Program). You may have already received emails or texts from the college about it. Students can receive up to $400/month for a year, but you need to apply by September 24. Eligible applicants will be randomly selected by lottery. Students are not required to have a social security number, but you do need to live within the City of Santa Fe, meet certain income criteria, and provide a few supporting documents. You can click here to verify if you live within the city limits.

You can learn more and apply at (password for the application is SFLEAP). There are some videos you’ll need to watch and some documents you need to attach to your application, so don’t wait until the last minute to apply. Again, the deadline is 11:59 pm on September 24th, so get your application in right away!

This opportunity is only open to currently enrolled SFCC students who are over 18 and parents or primary caregivers of a child under 18, so please don’t share this information outside of the college.”   


  1. Friday, September 15, 1st 8-week session, Last day to change audit/credit status.
  2. Friday, September 22, 1st 8-week session, Last day to withdraw from classes.
  3. 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 
  4. Students need to pay their current balance to register for the subsequent term.  Please contact the Cashiers office today at 505/428-1211.   


When a spot comes available at the Kids Campus, students get priority placement. Kids Campus wants to support student parents and hopes that those needing childcare will get on the waitlist.
Children of degree-seeking SFCC students, SFCC employees, and full-time students at the Higher Education Center are prioritized for placement to support a two-generation philosophy of education at the college. 

Visit the Kids Campus website for more information. Students receive a 10% discount on the cost of Kids Campus and NM Early Childhood Education and Care Development offers Child Care Assistance to income-eligible students. 


Please donate an item or two for the Open House Friends of the Arts Garage sale: Household, decorative and collectible items, cd’s, albums, books, costume jewelry, hats, etc. Please drop items off at the Visual Arts Gallery office no later than Tuesday, September 19. All proceeds go towards prizes for the SFCC student exhibit.

PILAS PAID INTERNSHIP PROGAM                                                                                                                 SFCC is recruiting now for Spring 24, January 22 – May 3.  Get paid and mentored at the same time.  The deadline to apply is December 15, 2023 (limited placement, don’t delay).  Please see the attached flyer for more information.  Contact Louise Majorey at

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION  (2023-2024 ) 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.     


Hiring for a Student Recruitment Ambassador to assist with leading campus tours for individuals and large groups, to support SFCC’s Recruitment and Dual Credit team and assist with projects as needed.  Participate in community and Santa Fe Public School events.  i.e. college and career fairs and application drives.  More information contact Daniela Gurule 505-428-1149 |                                                                                                                                        


SFCC is building new programs and services for parenting students and working on additional initiatives to make our campus more family-friendly. If you are an SFCC student and are a parent or caregiver of one or more children under age 18, help us learn more about who our parenting students are at SFCC by filling out a short survey in banner. This will also enable us to add you to our student parent email list where we send out information about parent and family activities and other resources.

Please see the attached step by step instructions on how to access the survey.   

 TRIO STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES                                                                                                              TRIO is accepting applications for Fall 2023-2024!   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. 


The WIN project employs four Navigators who are actively working to recruit individuals who are unemployed or underemployed or are looking to skill up. Benson is currently assigned to SFCC. WIN Navigators focus is to support low-income individuals, people of color, and people recovering from substance use disorders or those who have been incarcerated to place them into training programs, and connect them with services, resources, employers, and further training to support their success.   Please visit the website with this link

Always Your Champion,

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