Campus Weekly

News and Announcements

Registration for Summer 2019 begins tomorrow!

Registration for summer credit courses begins tomorrow and for fall April 23. View the class schedule.

Please note: There have been changes made to some Course IDs, codes and titles for classes effective with Summer 2019. To ease our students’ ability to transfer to another college, all of the colleges around the state are making changes to be consistent.

What’s different?
For example, ENGL 111 will become ENGL 1110 and MATH 119 will become MATH 1130. Some course subjects will also be changing. For example, MART will become FDMA and DRPT will become ARTS. In some cases the titles of the classes have changed. For example, Art History 1 is now History of Art 1.

Please visit to learn more about the changes.

Why is this change happening?
New Mexico colleges are working together to offer courses with the same name/number system. Course numbering changes can be found on the New Mexico Higher Education Department website:

Still have questions?

Please call 505-428-1275 or visit the Welcome and Advising Center.

Inside SFCC Winter edition now online

The winter edition of Inside SFCC is available online. Read the following stories:

Rapid Fire Hire Event, HEC Tuesday

NM Workforce Solutions Rapid Fire Hire Event, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road, 505-428-1725.

There are more than 1,000 job openings currently listed with the New Mexico State Personnel Office. To catalyze recruitment efforts and fill positions, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions and State Personnel Office have coordinated a statewide multi-agency rapid hire event tour.

Participating Agencies: Department of Transportation, Department of Public Safety, Taxation & Revenue Department, Children, Youth, and Families Department, Department of Health, and Human Services Department.

One World. Many Cultures!, Tuesday

A special multi-cultural day, “One World. Many Cultures!” takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 16 beginning in the Atrium of the lower level of the West Wing and then moves on to the main hallway and courtyard and includes a conversation in the Boardroom beginning at 1 p.m. The resource fair will include entertainment, booths and information.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Development, 505-428-1686.

Spring Readings in the Library Series continues Tuesday

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.

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

Native American Week: April 29-May 2

Come out and celebrate Native American Week, April 29-May 2.

The week begins with an opening ceremony and dances in the courtyard 10 a.m., Monday, April 29. It continues Tuesday, April 30 with a presentation by A.J. Goodman, a video message from Congresswoman Deb Haaland and the Red Sand Project. An art show will be in the main hallway Wednesday and Thursday, May 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Those interested in participating in the Art Show, please contact Marvin Gabaldon, 505-428-1835 or Table fee is $20 per day which benefits SFCC’s Native American Club.

Get all of the details.

FEC Grand Reopening Rescheduled, May 9

The grand reopening of the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center has been rescheduled for 5 to 6 p.m., Thursday, May 9. Mark your calendars. More information to follow.

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

Student Spotlight

Spring Ahead! FAFSA Workshop Week, April 15-18

Visit Financial Aid between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, April 15 to 18 and knock out your FAFSA application and the 2019-2020 Scholarship application at this FAFSA workshop.

Current and future SFCC students and their parents are welcome to visit Financial Aid for this free event. Financial aid advisors will be available to guide you through the process of preparing and submitting your FAFSA and applying for scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year.

To complete your 2019-2020 FAFSA, bring 2017 Federal tax and W2 information.

SFCC Students that complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA at this workshop will be eligible for the drawing to win a $200 gift card!

Also, it is not too late to apply for financial aid for the Spring and Summer 2019 semester. To complete your 2018-2019 FAFSA, bring 2016 Federal tax and W2 information.

For more information, contact Financial Aid, 505-428-1268.

STEM Core Network Information Session, April 25

Join STEM Core to start your Engineering, CS or IT Degree, Accelerate through Math and ignite your future. Coming Fall 2019.

Learn about the program in an information session 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 25 in room 216.

For more information: or 505-428-1323.


SFCC Welding Students Compete in Skills USA

SFCC Welding Instructor Jake Lovato and welding students attended Skills USA at Central New Mexico Community College, CNM, in Albuquerque earlier this month.

Welding students Jonathan Ortega and Monique Lujan placed in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively for the welding sculptures; Ortega for ‘Chiles’ and Lujan for ‘Butterfly’. Also, fellow student Robert Cook won 4th place in welding fabrication.

See photos of these amazing works of art.

Photo (l-r): Monique Lujan, Jake Lovato and Jonathan Ortega.

Phi Theta Kappa celebrated new members at induction ceremony

Phi Theta Kappa had its induction ceremony led by faculty advisor Andrew Lovato, Ph.D. on April 5. The following students participated in the event: Billie Quillian, Yuliia Hrybyk, Luz Marilyn Salas Pecorelli, LaToya Chism, Richard Gentry, Jessica Sanchez, Ronnie Gauna, Johnson Spruiel, Irma Ramirez, Lilia Perez, Edith Hernandez Olivas, Judith Hernandez Olivas, Lila Grenningloh Bernabeu, Caitlin Mier, Mariah Sandoval, Fatima Prieto, Evelyn Menjivar Diaz, Nancy Solis Munguia, Jacqueline Almeida, Elida Nicoll, Norma Martinez, Zachary DeLay, Zsuzsanna Rossetter and Samantha June Calabaza. Congratulations to all of the Phi Theta Kappa students!

For more information, go to SFCC’s PTK or contact SFCC advisor Associate Professor Andrew Lovato, 505-428-1375.

See photos from the event and read more.

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.

SFCC Department of Dental Health accepting applications for 2019-2020 academic year

The SFCC Department of Dental Health is now accepting applications for 2019-2020 academic year.

Certificate in Dental Assisting (3-semester, full-time program)
Certificate in Advanced Dental Assisting Skills (part-time, evening and online available)
AAS in Dental Health (5-semester, full-time program)
Certificate in Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) (2-semester program with online and weekends available)

For information contact, Aamna Nayyar, 505-428-1258 or or visit

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.

Employee Announcements

2019 Service Awards, April 26

Everyone is welcome to attend the 2019 Service Awards from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 26 in the Jemez Rooms. Come and cheer on and support your co-workers as they are recognized for Years of Service, as Retirees and the winners of the Employee Excellence/Team Award. Refreshments will be served.

Charlie Shultz will participate in fellowship in Israel this summer

Charlie (Richard C.) Shultz, Lead Faculty in the Controlled Environmental Agriculture Program, has been accepted as one of 26 faculty members to participate in the Jewish National Fund’s 2019 Summer Faculty Fellowship in Israel.

Shultz will participate in the program May 25 through June 7 and will travel throughout Israel, meet Israeli professors from their respective disciplines and with the same, or similar, research interests, all with the goal of developing collaborations, research projects, co-authoring articles and establishing exchange programs between faculty and students.


Save the Date: Commencement May 18

Commencement is 10 a.m., Saturday May 18 at the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center gymnasium.

If you’re interested in volunteering to support the event, contact Kathleen Sena, ext. 1264.

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.

Learn about TRiO from our students

TRIO is a place where I feel comfortable and I can do my studies without interruptions. If I need help I can get the help that I need. There is tutoring if needed and a computer lab just for TRIO students. –Michelle Plummer

Applications for the program are available in room LL313, downstairs in the West Wing. For more information visit here, email or call 505-428-1364.