SFCC Student Weekly Connection January 29, 2021

Good Morning Students!!

Please read below for important information and updates.

Counseling Services

 As the challenges of student life continue, Counseling Services is here to support you. We are offering online Support and Grief Support Groups. Taking place via a secure video platform for the first half of the spring semester, the groups will begin the week of February 1st and meet for 6 weeks. 

Please sign up here or email if you are interested in participating. We are collecting responses in order to select meeting times. We very much look forward to meeting with you!


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 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 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 (


The TRIO Program is recruiting First Generation/Low Income/Students with Disabilities for Spring Semester. The TRIO Program can serve up to 160 students and presently has openings available for new students. See the attached TRIO Flyer for more information. Apply online today!

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 

Villa Therese Catholic Clinic – offers Well-child exams and physicals for adults. And general immunizations for both children and adults. There are no costs or requirements needed to access their services. Villa Therese Catholic Clinic has a compassionate, no-questions-asked policy regarding immigration status or religious affiliation. Located at 219 Cathedral Place Santa Fe, NM 87501 Villa Therese Catholic Clinic is open Monday through Thursday 830am-12pm, although hours may vary due to COVID-19. Please make an appointment before going to the clinic as there are no full-time doctors on-site. Appointments can be made by emailing or calling (505) 983-8561.

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).

Always Your Champion,

Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President for Student Success
Santa Fe Community College