Campus Weekly

News and Announcements

Dr. Rebecca Rowley named new president

SFCC’s Governing Board announces that it has selected Rebecca K. “Becky” Rowley, Ph.D., as the ninth president of the college.

Read the coverage in the Santa Fe New Mexican and the Journal Santa Fe.


First Born to be featured in journal

An article written by Rebecca Kilburn and Jill Cannon describing the First Born Homevisiting Program will appear in an upcoming issue of Princeton University’s journal Future of Children.

The article describes the genesis of the First Born Program with an emphasis on why the program developers decided to offer services without regard to family risk factors.

For more information about the program, contact Dr. Jennifer Sallee, 505-428-1321.

SNA seeking donations for toiletry drive

SFCC’s Student Nursing Association (SNA) is hosting a Toiletry Drive for the Interfaith Community Shelter at Pete’s Place. Items will be collected until Friday, April 26 and may be dropped off in Room 431 or in the blue trash can located at the commons area of the Health & Sciences Center.

Items needed include toothbrushes, travel-size toothpaste, hand cream, travel-size deodorant, BAND-AIDS, anti-bacterial ointment, packs of disposable razors, facial tissues, hair combs, lip balm, sunscreen, bars of soap, shampoo and foot powder.

FREE class to aid dementia caregivers

The Alzheimer’s Association is presenting a free class every Thursday through May 2 for caregivers of those with dementia.

The class is each Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. in Room 478. To register, call 1-800-272-399 or email

Featured SFLR contributor awarded PEN/Hemingway Award

Tommy Orange, novelist and writing faculty at IAIA, has been awarded the prestigious $25,000 PEN/Hemingway Award for his 2018 novel There There. This year’s Santa Fe Literary Review will feature Orange’s work.

Be sure to check out the upcoming issue of the Review for FREE.

Spring Readings in the Library Series starts next week

The Readings in the Library series continues this spring with great opportunities to hear the SFCC community share their writing. All readings take place in the SFCC Library Reading Room. The public is welcome.

Wednesday, April 10 from 2:30-3:45 p.m.: Fiction Writers Present Their Work with instructor Julia Goldberg

Tuesday, April 16 from 1 to 2 p.m.: Women Write: An Interactive Writer’s Panel

Wednesday, May 1 beginning at 4:30 p.m.: Portfolio: SFCC Students Present Their Work with instructor Julia Deisler

Thursday, May 9 beginning at 5 p.m.: SFCC Faculty & Staff Reading. All faculty and staff members are welcome to participate. Sign up via email at

Career, Education and Training Resource Fair, April 11

SFCC hosts its annual Fantastic Futures career, education and training resource fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 11 in the Main Hallway and Campus Center.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit SFCC’s Career Services in Room 204-G or contact Patty Armstrong, Career Services Coordinator, at 505-428-1406 or


Student Spotlight

Student email addresses changing

SFCC’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) will be updating the student email system during Summer 2019. Student emails will change from “” to “”.

More details to come. For more information, please contact the OIT service desk at 505-428-1222.

Respiratory Care 'Meet the Department' sessions added

Meet the Department and drop in Advising sessions
in Room 433 have been added:
Friday: April 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday: May 9 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Applications for the Respiratory Care 2019 cohort are open now and will be accepted on a first come first served basis until the Fall 2019 Cohort is full.

For more information about the program, assistance with the application process and academic advising, please contact Rebecca Jeffs, ext. 1723 or Cahalan Fiddes, ext. 1462.

The 2019 application, application instructions and program information is available on the SFCC Respiratory Care page.

Learn more about the profession.

Don’t Leave $$$ on the Table!

SFCC can help you pay for college with scholarships. One simple application puts you in consideration for all SFCC endowed Foundation and Institutional scholarships. Apply online today. Application deadline is May 24.

Funding is limited: lock in your scholarship now for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Scholarships are awarded based upon availability of funds. Financial need and a minimum GPA are required for some scholarships. Students are required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Scholarships are available for international and non-U.S. citizen students. International students should complete the 2019-2020 Dreamers Financial Aid Application available online and from the Financial Aid Office.

Learn more online, by emailing Financial Aid or calling 505-428-1268. Se habla Español.

HSE/GED Prep Classes Orientation for Session 3, April 1-4

The registration period for SFCC HSE/GED preparation classes is open through April 4. Classes begin April 8 in Spanish and English. For more information, call 505-428-1356 or go to

New students are required to attend the four-day orientation April 1-4. The four-day orientation is offered in the mornings from 9 a.m. to noon or in the evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. In orientation, students will have the opportunity to meet with an advisor, create an individualized learning plan, and register for classes. A $25 fee covers classes and class materials and is due on the last day of orientation.


Deadline to withdraw from 16-week classes, April 5

The deadline to withdraw from 16-week classes is April 5. Check with Financial Aid before you withdraw to see how it impacts your eligibility!

Check with Financial Aid to learn more, 505-428-1268.

Ft. Lewis College recruiter on campus, April 8

A recruiter from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado will visit SFCC from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Monday, April 8 at the Welcome and Advising Center.

For more information, contact academic advisor Melba Ramos, 505-428-1880.

SFCC Talent Show April 25 - sign up now

Students! Sign up for the SFCC Talent Show, Thursday, April 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. We’re looking for singers, rappers, musicians, dancers, film makers, poets and writers, fashion designers, artists – show us what you’ve got!

To sign up, contact student admissions counselor Daniela Gurule, 505-428-1149 or email The deadline to sign up is Friday, April 19.

Employee Announcements

Governing Board Approves Policies

The SFCC Governing Board has approved the policies listed below that were recently established or revised. Please click on the links to learn about each of these:

Policy 1-28 Evaluation of the President
Policy 1-29 Governing Board Self-Evaluation
Policy 1-31 Board Financial Oversight

Upon approval of Policy 1-31, these policies were repealed:
• 1-6 Administrative Services & 6-2 Tuition & Fees

The Office of Information Technology has updated the Procedures for Policy 7-1. Please click on the link below to become familiar with the policy and its procedures.
Policy 7-1 Information Technology Resources, Usage and Security – Policy
Policy 7-1 Information Technology Resources, Usage and Security – Procedures

College policies are online at SFCC/policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more about policies or the Shared Governance Policy Review Process, contact Policy Officer Laura J. Mulry, ext. 1776 or

Dimitrov Artist Preview on YouTube

Woodworking intructor Ivan Dimitrov is featured in an Artist Preview video on YouTube.

Wonderful Outstanding Worker (WOW) Award

Once a month a Wonderful Outstanding Worker (WOW) winner is selected from those nominated. Be part of recognizing your fellow employees for their outstanding service by nominating your colleagues. Download the form to make your nomination and submit it to Human Resources in room LL309.

The winner of the WOW Gram will receive a $25 Visa gift card, a WOW pin and an invitation to a Board meeting to be recognized by the SFCC Governing Board members and President. Winners will also be featured on the Intranet.

For more information, contact Alicia Huerta, ext. 1389.

Wellness at SFCC

Please consider joining your colleagues in the following activities:

• Mindful Meditation: The Planetarium will be open to students and SFCC employees from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Please observe the following guidelines: no talking, eating, drinks or cell phones.

• Yoga sessions led by Andrew Kerr from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Board Room. If you have yoga mats, please bring them but they’re not necessary. Some will be provided.

• Walking group walks the trails from noon to 1 p.m. Fridays. Meet in front of the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center. Group walks rain or shine.

Drop-ins welcome.

Update from Recruitment and Dual Credit

Marcos Maez, director of Recruitment and Dual Credit reports some great enrollment information from a recent Cognos report.

· First-Time Freshmen Student Headcount for Spring 2019 is 25% higher than Spring 2018.
· Total New Student Headcount for Spring 2019 (First-Time Freshmen & Transfer Students) is 4.3% higher than Spring 2018.
· Dual Credit students are taking 4,302 credit hours in Spring 2019.
· Dual Credit Student Headcount for Spring 2019 is 11% higher than Fall 2018.
· Dual Credit students currently make up roughly 15% of our total enrollment.

Great news, thanks to Marcos and his team!