Campus Weekly

News and Announcements

Collective Vision opening in Roundhouse Gallery, April 20

Faculty members from Santa Fe Community College’s School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts are featured in an upcoming exhibit at The Capitol Art Foundation East Rotunda Gallery, juried by Cynthia Sanchez, Director and Curator of the Capitol Art Foundation.

The exhibition opens with a public reception from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, April 20 in the East Rotunda Gallery at the Roundhouse, State Capitol on the corner of Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail. The reception will be catered by students of SFCC’s Culinary Arts program. SFCC guitar faculty members Petra Babankova, Roberto Gonzales and Corey Jones will perform at the opening reception. The exhibit runs through Aug. 10.


Author Boisvert at SFCC Bookstore, April 19

Sarah Boisvert, author and Fab Lab Hub Santa Fe founder, will be at the bookstore between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m., Thurs., April 19 to sign her book The New Collar Workforce and talk about the innovative Digital Badge courses in 3-D Printing starting in May through the college’s Continuing Education program.

Call for submissions – Celebrate National Poetry Month

Submit poems to by 5 p.m., Mon., April 30. Submitted poems will be read by Spirit of Writing (SOW) members and three winners will be randomly selected. Winners announced at Office of Student Development’s Open Mic on Thur., May 3.

Sponsored by SFCC’s Spirit of Writing Collective (SOW) and The Center for Diversity and Integrated Learning (CDIL).

Also, visit the POET-TREE in the hallway by the Lecture Hall, Room 216 and Celebrate National Poetry Month by grabbing a poem!

Share the Experience Pass (S.T.E.P.) available from Library

Our SFCC Library has the new Share The Experience Pass (S.T.E.P.) available for check out now.

This pass gives up to 6 people free general admission to 4 cultural sites in Santa Fe: The Children’s Museum, Botanical Gardens, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, and the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.

Faculty, staff and currently-enrolled students can check out the pass for 2 weeks. For more information contact the Library, ext. 1352

Dental Assisting and Dental Health Table Clinics, April 19

Dental Assisting and Dental Health Table Clinics with posters and presentations will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Thurs., April 19 in the Campus Center. Come and learn from the research and innovative ideas. Dental professionals can earn CE credits.

For more information, contact Aamna Nayyar, ext. 1258.

Next Generation Water Summit, April 29-May 1

SFCC is the education partner for this year’s Next Generation Water Summit taking place at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center April 29 through May 1. Water education workshops will be here on campus before and after the summit.

The workshops include: Greywater Basics, Rainwater Accredited Professional (ARCSA AP) Class, Water Efficiency Rating Score and Commercial Water Auditing among others. This is the first time several of these courses will be presented in New Mexico and are open to professionals and students.

For detailed information about the courses and to register, visit: or call 505-428-1866. Information about the 2018 Next Generation Water Summit can be found at:

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Volunteers Needed for Graduation, May 12

This spring’s commencement ceremony begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 12 on campus in the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center gymnasium.

Volunteers are needed to help the event run smoothly. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Registrar Kathleen Sena, ext. 1385.

Student Spotlight

Petition to Graduate

Students’ Petition to Graduate forms are due the Registrar’s Office now. See the instructions for filing the petition and download the form online.

For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office, 505-428-1385.

Ready, Set, Go! Priority Registration for summer begins today

Be sure to check in with your faculty or departmental adviser to make sure you are ready to register.

Priority Registration
Degree-seeking students with 30+ credits are eligible to “pre-register” for classes one day early. Priority Registration is an effort to help students get required courses and complete their program of study in a timely fashion. Eligible students can register online by going to MySFCC on the appropriate date and time.

Priority Registration opens for New Mexico Degree-Seeking Students with 30+ credits
• Summer 2018 — Monday, April 16 at 8:30 a.m.
• Fall 2018 – Monday, April 23 at 8:30 a.m.

Regular Registration opens for New Mexico students
• Summer 2018 – Tuesday, April 17 at 8:30 a.m.
• Fall 2018 – Tuesday, April 24 at 8:30 a.m.

Questions about registration? Contact Heidi Weingart or Cheryl Fields.

Explore Your Options, April 19

Explore Your Options at SFCC is a special event where you will have the opportunity to find out about the various programs, services and financial aid options that SFCC has to offer. Speakers will present details about general admissions, dual credit, the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, the Road to Success and New Mexico Lottery Scholarships and more. Information will be available in Spanish for admissions, financial aid and more. (Informacion en español para admisiones, ayuda financiera y mas.)

Dinner will be provided, as well as a campus tour. If you are able to attend, please RSVP by contacting Student Admissions Counselor Daniela Gurule, ext. 1149 or Director of Recruitment and Community Outreach Marcos Maez, ext. 1779.


Fantastic Futures Career, Education and Training Resource Fair, April 18

Did you know SFCC hosts the largest hiring event in Santa Fe every April, the Fantastic Futures Career, Education and Training Resource Fair? Free to students, graduates, and community members, our April 18 event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Main Hall and Campus Center. More information is on our Employer Services web page.

For more information contact Patty Armstrong, ext. 1406.

SGA Call for Nominations open now

Nominations for Executive Officer and Senator Positions in SGA are being accepted now until 4 p.m., Fri., April 20.

For more information, contact Mary Eleas, ext. 1582.


G.A.M.E. is back!

G.A.M.E (Great Achievement in Men’s Education) recognizes and provides participants with academic and personal support, encouragement, and a connection to campus and community services, so they can be academically successful at SFCC.

Degree-seeking male students at SFCC are welcome. Men from minority or underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to join. Click here for flyer.

Meetings Dates:
April 26, noon to 1:15 p.m., I-room (204-E)

Lunch provided by Student Activities. For more information, contact Jonathan Harrell, 505-428-1531 or Danny Suazo, 505-428-1922

Sopho-MORE workshop series

The Sopho-MORE workshop series is designed to help students succeed by providing information and advice that they can use on a variety of different levels: educational achievement, career goals, life skills and more.

April 25: Transferring 101

For more details about each session visit here. For more information, contact Emily Powell, ext. 1448.

Respiratory Care Application open through April 30

Applications for the Respiratory Care 2018 cohort are open now through April 30. Acceptance letters will be sent no later than May 11. If the cohort is not full applications will be accepted after May 11 on a first come first served basis until the 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 2018 application, application instructions and program information is available on the SFCC Respiratory Care page.

Learn more about the profession.

SFCC Scholarship Application Deadline Friday, May 25

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.

Funding is limited: lock in your scholarship now for the 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 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.

Dental Program accepting applications for fall 2018

SFCC’s Dental Department is accepting applications now for earning a Certificate in Dental Assisting, an Associate degree in Dental Health and/or a Certificate in Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) applications for fall 2018.

The application and qualification criteria for the program can be found online. For more information, contact Dental Department Director Aamna Nayyar, ext. 1258.

¡Palabra!: Two Spirit

Two Spirit is a Native/American/Indian-First Nation term for people who blend the masculine and the feminine. Used to describe individuals who historically crossed gender boundaries and were accepted (sometimes revered) by Native/First Nation cultures. View definition in Spanish.

Brought to you by the Center for Diversity and Integrated Learning.

Employee Announcements

Read your work - Springtime Faculty and Staff Reading, May 3

Don’t miss this spring’s faculty and staff reading. Are you an SFCC faculty or staff member interested in reading your work aloud? If so, email to get your name on the list before Fri., April 27.

The reading begins at 5 p.m., Thurs., May 3 in the Library Reading Room.

Save the Date, 2018 Service Awards April 27

This year’s SFCC Service Awards will be Friday, April 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. All employees are invited to cheer on their colleagues. Those being honored may also bring one guest. Please take a moment to review the list and contact Alicia Huerta with any questions, ext. 1389.

DeafTEC Workshops, April 28

DeafTEC-Austin Community College will be offering a Writing in the Disciplines Workshop (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with lunch provided) and a Math Workshop (1 to 5 p.m.) Saturday, April 28 in Room 487.

These workshops are open to SFCC faculty members and SFPS/SFIS dual credit faculty members in math and STEM programs. Get all the details.

For more information, contact Ann Black SFCC Grants Director at or 928-779-4584 (cell)

Workshop supported by RIT – the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, DeafTEC-ACC, the National Science Foundation, Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, and the Santa Fe Community College Foundation.

Career Services at SFCC

Did you know there are effective strategies for a successful interview? Career Services has an educational module about this in the online Your New Job database and you can also consult and practice with a career counselor. Find our more by calling 505-428-1406 or go to our web page,

For more information contact Patty Armstrong, ext. 1406.