SFCC Student Weekly Connection February 5

Good Morning Students!!

Please read below for important information and updates.

Celebrate Black History Month and Receive a Starbuck’s Gift Card

Student Government Association is sponsoring Black History Month Trivia Game!- 

See the attached spreadsheet for a Black History Month Trivia game! Send all submissions to to receive a free Starbucks Gift Card! Submissions will end Friday, February 26. Please include mailing address and ‘A’ number with submission.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Student Government Association

SGA  is offering a free Starbuck’s gift card for your Valentine’s Day Photo Submission. See flyer for more information. 

Cootie Kits

Student Government Association is sponsoring a FREE Valentines Cootie Kit.  The kit will contain a face mask, hand sanitizer, special treats and other cool items.  Check out the flyer for more information.

Dropping a Course

Today is the last day to drop a course(s) without a grade and obtain a refund (for full term 16 week courses).  Please work with your faculty and/or professional academic advisor for more information or additional assistance.


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.

GRADUATION Application

Today is the last day to petition to graduate for Spring 2021.  Please work with your faculty and/or professional academic advisor for assistance or more information.

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 (


​The Library is offering curbside services this semester.  You can order books, DVDs, and you can request print jobs to be picked up in the library’s loading dock.  For information on ordering library books and DVDs for pick up visit:  For information on requesting print jobs for pick up visit: 

New Mexico Tech Open House

Research @ Tech Day

Log on to learn more about all that NM Tech has to offer. Research @ Tech Day is a chance for prospective students and their families to learn more about academic programs from our faculty, as well as various student services such as financial aid, housing, student clubs, and more.

Click below to learn more and to RSVP:

Resource of the Week 

Santa Fe Dreamers Project (Dreamers Law Clinic)

Phone number: 505-490-2789 | Address: 1302 Osage Ave

Santa Fe Dreamers Project provides free legal representation to folks on immigration issues, as well as free bilingual counseling and case management. There are some limitations; since it is a nonprofit agency, they do not help with employment-based immigration. However, they can consult with folks, give them advice, and referrals if it is a case they cannot take. Santa Fe Dreamers Project does not have any eligibility limitations for services, no income restrictions, or geographic limitations. Physical offices are closed right now due to the pandemic but are still taking new clients using remote services. The easiest way to get in touch is to call 505-490-2789, listen to the whole phone message, or reach out via email at There are special phone clinics for DACA renewals and phone consultations once a month for anything that’s not DACA. Santa Fe Dreamers Project is also helping first-time DACA applicants virtually. There is a google form to fill out first and can be found at

Student Activities

​Student activities is sponsoring a “Tell Your Story” activity encouraging you to share your story about how you chose to attend college.  More information is available on the flyer above, but all submissions will be entered into a drawing for a $50 book waiver (5 winners).

Transfer Workshop for Interested Teachers

WNMU Virtual Transfer Workshop Mar. 2

Interested in becoming a teacher? Interested in transferring to and studying at Western New Mexico University? Then plan on attending the upcoming WNMU School of Education Virtual transfer workshop Tuesday, March 2 from 3 to 4 p.m.  Representatives from the Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary and Special Education departments, as well as from Admissions and Financial Aid will be available to answer all your questions about transferring and completing a teaching degree. To RSVP and be sent the event Zoom link please reach out to Renee at,

TRiO is now accepting new applications.  Apply today to take advantage of this excellent resource.  See flyer for additional information.

Did you Know…

Today is Bubblegum day, tomorrow is Ice Cream for Breakfast day, and then on February 9 it is Toothache Day!  Hmmm….

Enjoy your day!

Always Your Champion,

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