SFCC Student Weekly Updates Jan. 22, 2021

Good Morning SFCC Students!!

Congratulations on completing your first week of the Spring 2021 semester!

Please read below for important information and updates.


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.


The Office of Student Development and Activities and the ENLACE program will be distributing a goodie bag TODAY, January 22 from 12-4 (or until supplies last).  The bag contains a flashdrive, food certificates, a SFCC water bottle, and much more!  Check out the flyer for more information.


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 (

INTERNSHIP Opportunity

Some Latinx former Obama interns turned White House staffer put together a White House internship 101 panel targeted to Latinx students and recent college grads. The event is February 4th at 6:00pm ET, the event graphic is attached and the website below.

LIBRARY-Books for classes

If you are having problems accessing the textbooks you need for class, look for your textbooks in the library’s new eTextbook tool, BibliU.
Contact us if you have questions at: 


Spring 2021 early registration for late starting classes is happening NOW!  Visit with your professional academic advisor to confirm your academic plans and review course offerings and discuss add/drop dates.  Book you appointment today!



Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the PNM Good Neighbor Fund program are working together to help low-income families pay their electric bills.  


To apply, go to; you will need to create an account. And will be asked for information about the people in your household and your income and bills, such as:  

  • Proof of all household income 
  • ID’s for all persons in your home 
  • Your past-due PNM bill  

You do not have to complete the application process to submit. Still, you must complete the essential information about yourself and provide contact information so that a caseworker may contact you. If you are unsure of an answer, leave it blank. 

If you need help applying for LIHEAT benefits, contact The Salvation Army to complete the application over the phone or request an appointment. Call 505-988-8054.  

PNM Good Neighbor Fund 

 Contact the PNM Good Neighbor Fund at 844-378-5792 to get $150 of additional help towards your electric bill. Household income qualifications can be found here:  

What You Will Need to Provide: 

• Proof of all household income  
• Proof you were approved for LIHEAP during the 20192020 year  
• ID’s for all persons in your home  
• Your past-due PNM bill  

Please note that you can only apply for the Good Neighbor Fund once per year.  

For more information on non-academic resources contact:

Jocelyn Hernandez Monsalvo, MSW
Student Resource Coordinator 
(505) 428-1194 

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 in attachments below, but all submissions will be entered into a drawing for a $50 book waiver (5 winners).

STUDENT Government Association

Please welcome our newly appointed SGA Officers: 

Vice President- Zenith Bhurtel
Secretary-Rachel Buck
Trades Senator-Hongrong “Ronnie” Zhong

“It’s all about progress, not perfection.” –  David Perlumutter

Always Your Champion,

Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President for Student Success