Campus Weekly

EMSI Director Sahaj Khalsa assists in Ukraine

During Community College month, SFCC recognizes that our faculty and staff often serve the greater world community, as well as our own. #CCMonth #SFCCNM

SFCC EMS Institute Program Director Sahaj Khalsa recently returned from Poland and Lviv, Ukraine where he assisted with the delivery of 16 tons of food and other aid to the people of Ukraine. He also participated in the distribution of some of the aid to a school in Lviv, which has been converted into a refugee center housing 85 individuals displaced from other parts of Ukraine. A tour of the aid warehouse with a local physician running the medical side of their aid network revealed many medical-related needs that exist in Ukraine.

Sahaj (second from the right in photo) is working with local healthcare partners and foundations to help meet those urgent needs.

News and Announcements

Join SFCC at Student High School Exhibition from 4 to 6 p.m. today in Visual Arts Gallery

Please join the SFCC Art & Design Department in welcoming the participants in the first Juried Exhibition of regional High School Student Artwork in the Visual Arts Gallery with an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. today, Monday, April 18.

The opening offers a wonderful opportunity to welcome the talented high school artists who are participating in the exhibition. SFCC would love to see them continue their art studies at the college!

The exhibition closes on Thursday, April 28.

Image: Art by Willa Heil, a local high school student.

Fall registration begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday

SFCC is excited about the upcoming Fall semester. Encourage your friends and neighbors to apply and register soon. Regular registration for the fall semester begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 19. Priority registration for New Mexico residents (students who physically reside in New Mexico; have earned more than 30 credit hours and have declared a degree) begins today, Monday, April 18.

For details visit: For information about Financial Aid or the Opportunity Scholarship for the Fall semester, email Call 505-428-1270 for registration assistance.

Last week SFCC opened summer registration for credit classes and is ongoing.

Register now for Katie Besser Awards at 5 p.m. May 4 on Zoom

SFCC foundation
We hope you will join us to share students’ winning work on ZOOM, from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday May for the Katie Besser Awards Celebration and the launch of the 2022 Accolades digital publication of the winning work. The SFCC Foundation will also announce the Richard Bradford Memorial Creative Writing Scholarship winner!

Mark your calendar and register to sign up at

Help end mental health stigma on campus

Want to help end mental health stigma on campus? Come be part of the solution.

Mental health discussion group
co-sponsored by the SFCC library & counseling services
Noon to 1 p.m.
Tuesdays April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10.

Open to students, faculty, and staff. A brief reading on a mental health topic will be sent out each week to be discussed in group. Reading not required for participation.

Email for more info and to receive the meeting link.

OIT Maintenance at 7 a.m. to noon, Sunday, April 24

OIT will be performing maintenance on Sunday, April 24, 2022 from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. All systems will be affected by intermittent outages.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the OIT Service Desk at (505) 428-1222.

Policy Updates

Last month, the Governing Board approved revisions to two policies. Please become familiar with them. If you have questions, contact the Policy Owners listed.

College Policies and Procedures are posted at SFCC Policies. If you would like to learn more, please contact Laura J. Mulry, ext. 1776.

Share your love for SFCC during Community College Month

April is National Community College Month.

Celebrate with SFCC by posting on social media about your love of SFCC and community colleges with the hashtags: #CCMonth #SFCCNM #SFCCProud

Read Governing Board Chair George Gamble’s My View column from the 04/03/22 Opinion section of the Santa Fe New Mexican, “SFCC: A garden to nourish dreams, which celebrates Community College Month and shines a spotlight on SFCC and all it has to offer to nourish dreams with a particular emphasis and thanks to the legislature and governor for approving the expanded Opportunity Scholarship.

See also the governing board’s proclamation about Community College Month here.

For more visit:

Haiku Trail at Audubon Center opens 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 13

Former chair of SFCC’s Creative Writing Program Miriam Sagan announced on her blog that the new Haiku Trail at the Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary will open from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 13.

Poets include Miriam Sagan, Assistant Executive Director of Marketing and Public relations Laura J. Mulry, as well as many former SFCC students.

Image: Haiku from the trail by Laura J. Mulry.


UNM/SFCC Health Ambassadors application opens April 1

The UNM – SFCC HC Ambassadors Program will begin taking applications for Fall 2022 SFCC students who are interested in pursuing healthcare careers. This federally funded program provides opportunities for students from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds to explore healthcare options while also offering tutoring support to be successful in college. The deadline for the application process is September 15, 2022.

For more information on eligibility and program benefits, see program information sheet.


Faculty, staff, students and alumni invited to share work for Library Resource Guide

The Creative Writing Department is growing its visibility, community, and engagement by developing an SFCC Library Guide of works by All SFCC Community, including all genres and mediums by faculty (all), staff, students, and alumni. This collection will be regularly updated, available as an SFCC Library Guide.
Please click to upload and share your work. Please copy and paste the prompts below for each entry you add. This will allow pieces to be disseminated in multiple categories.

  • Your name:
  • Your SFCC connection:
  • List all that apply: Student, Alumni, SFCC Title, and Department/area of study (when applicable):
  • Link(s) to your SFCC website Bio page or Department’s page (when applicable) and/or relevant personal sites:
  • Title of your piece:
  • Genre /Medium of your piece:
  • Where can we find this work? (links, Google Doc. of a PDF, etc.)
  • Any brief comments you would like to include in the listing.

Questions? Contact Emily Stern at 505-428-1467.

Veterans Legacy Program launches new website

The Santa Fe Community College Veterans Legacy Program (SFCC VLP) has launched a new webiste,, which commemorates our New Mexican Veterans through the discovery and sharing of their stories. SFCC VLP encourages students, faculty, and teachers at colleges, universities and K-12 level in New Mexico and beyond to immerse themselves in the rich historical resources found within National Cemetery Administration cemeteries, and related historical documents.

Participants research Veterans interred in New Mexico’s cemeteries and develop educational tools that increase public awareness of Veteran service and sacrifice.

For questions about the Veterans Legacy Program, please contact Steve Martinez.


Save the date! Spring Commencement May 14, 2022

Save the Date
10 a.m. May 14, 2022
Spring Commencement Ceremony

William C. Witter Fitness Center
Santa Fe Community College

Video Livestream for those who wish to view remotely at, as well as live simulcast on SFCTV-16 on Comcast.

Covid-safe: social distancing and masks required.

The Spring Commencement will be rebroadcast on Comcast at these times: 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, 7 p.m. Friday, May 20 and noon Sunday, May 22 (MT).

More details to come!

Listen to KUNM story about Opportunity Scholarships

KUNM reporter Alice Fordham recently visited campus and interviewed SFCC student Fyqa Hilmi as part of her story about the Opportunity Scholarship.

Read and listen to this KUNM, 03/21/22 report, Free tuition sends some students back to school


Call for submissions for Multilingual Resources for an SFCC English Learners Library Guide

Associate Professor of English Emily Stern is coordinating with SFCC Library Director Valerie Nye to develop a list of multilingual resources for an SFCC English Learners Library Guide.

Emily Stern said, “The global equity in learning lens promotes expanding and growing relationships, reading comprehension, and access across all languages and courses by supporting multilingual learning using a relational, strengths approach.”
Read more at:

The SFCC English Learners Library Guide will be organized according to SFCC’s designated Pathways. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to add contributions and suggestions of resources that would aid SFCC’s English learners.

Please add your contributions to this Google document:
Here are just a few examples of some resources identified for the Arts and Communication Pathway:

English Language Arts Glossary (ENGL/SPAN)
ENG/SPAN Literary Terms and Devices Glossary (NY State and NYU)

Here are other Pathways that we’d like to expand with resources:
• Business
• Health Sciences
• Law and Social Justice
• Science and Engineering
• Teacher Education
• Trades and Sustainability

Questions? Contact Emily Stern at 505-428-1467.

East Wing Eatery Hours change: 8 a.m to noon T-F

After a successful soft opening in February, the East Wing Eatery announces its new hours. The café will be open 8 a.m. to noon. Tuesday through Friday going forward. Eatery manager Chef Micaela Deaton says that she and the student workers have been very busy and are working hard to meet campus demand. The eatery will be closed Mondays for prep and planning.

Thank you for your continued support of the East Wing Eatery!

Book massage therapy appointments now

Appointments for the Spring semester Student Massage Therapy clinics are open at

Here are the details about this semester’s clinics:

  • $25 for a 60 minute Swedish-Therapeutic Student Massage
  • March 21 through May 13
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
  • 1:15 p.m.; 3 p.m.; 4:45 p.m. appointments

Good news! There are twice as many students this semester, so more appointments are available. Also, appointments are now open to the public.

All appointments will be in the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center. As per the Covid protocol for the FEC, all who enter must arrive wearing a mask and show a proof of vaccination to be admitted.

Visit the Massage Therapy Program page to learn more about the college’s program.

Contact Massage Therapy program lead Julianna Santillanes at 505-428-1293 for questions about the program.

Campus Cupboard welcomes all

The Campus Cupboard (Room LL302E) in-person shopping hours are:
Mondays: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Thursdays: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

If you cannot visit during the current open hours listed or are not
comfortable with in-person shopping, check out Bookings for more options. To access Bookings, log in to MySFCC, look under Schedule an Appointment, and click on the pink button labeled Campus Cupboard (Online). You can access the reservation and delivery option 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome to visit the Campus Cupboard weekly for free groceries and other household items that may be available. Personal hygiene (menstrual) products are available from Free Flow NM.

Contact or 505-428-1775 for more information.
Campus Cupboard is supported by SFCC Foundation.

Visit Campus Cupboard for more information.

Campus Cupboard is supported by SFCC Foundation.

Mask requirement remains in effect (for now)

Mask requirement remains in effect.
In a campus update on February 18, it was announced that SFCC’s current health and safety practices, including the mask requirement, remain in effect.


Financial Well-being and Literacy Mini-course now available

Student Success has launched a Financial Well-being and Literacy course to help our students ensure they are on a path to financial well-being and making good choices about their money and their future.

Here is a preview, an introduction by SFCC Student Resource Coordinator Jocelyn Hernandez-Monsalvo:

Nusenda and SFCC also have a co-branded Financial Wellness website with lots of useful information and tools:

You can access the course by clicking on the “Financial Literacy” button in the Welcome section of the MySFCC home page.

Order free at-home covid tests

As some of you may have heard, the USPS is offering free covid tests with free shipping. For your information purposes only, below is the link and some additional information.

Place Your Order for Free At-Home Covid-19 Tests
Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from Here’s what you need to know about your order:
• Limit of one order per residential address
• One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
• Orders will ship free starting in late January

Also, if you need more information about at-home test kits, New Mexico testing sites or Vault tests visit:


Policy Updates

At the Oct. 27 meeting, the Governing Board approved the addition of the Cash Reserves section to Policy 1-31 Governing Board Financial Oversight. You can view the Cash Reserves information under Policy Process L. If you have any questions, please contact Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer Nick Telles, Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer, ext. 1161. Thank you.

2021-2022 Policy Review Schedule. The policies scheduled for shared governance review during the academic year 2021-2022 are posted on SFCC Connect: Campus Resources > Policy Review. College Policies and Procedures are posted at SFCC Policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact Laura J. Mulry, ext. 1776.

For the protection of our community...

When coming on campus:

SFCC in the news

The following stories or radio shows either featured or mentioned SFCC or one of its employees. Some stories also are related to NM higher education.

04/05/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, editorial in support of Mayor’s Guaranteed Income program (with young parent/students at SFCC), “A guaranteed income could be the way out of poverty.”

04/05/2022, Los Alamos Reporter, “Annual Caregiver Day is Saturday at Santa Fe Community College.”

04/05/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican,
“New Mexico introduces new diploma path for adults.” Story includes comments from SFCC’s Adult Continuing Education Manager Kristen Krell.

04/03/22 Santa Fe New Mexican, “Guaranteed income pilot relieves some financial stress for student parents.”

04/02/2022, New York Times, “What if college was free? This state is trying to find out.” Read details on NM Opportunity Scholarship.

03/31/2022, Los Alamos Daily Post, “New Mexico Higher Education to receive federal funding.” Includes TRIO program.

03/31/2021, KRQE-TV, “Santa Fe approves scholarship funds for veterans.”

3/19/21, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Colleges also working out how to foot educators pay.”

03/18/2022, Albuquerque Journal, “NM launches push to boost nursing schools.”

03/15/2022, Los Alamos Daily Post, “SFCC School Of Art & Design Juried Exhibit Of Local High School Student Artwork Opening Reception April 18”

03/14/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, Smartboard, Monday March 14 – “SFCC hosts ecolinguistic justice presentation”

3/5/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Governor signs bill, expanding New Mexico free college program.” Story includes quotes from President Becky Rowley, Ph.D. and Director of Automotive Technologies program Julia Furry.

3/4/2022 Associated Press, “Governor signs free college bill, expands coverage.”

3/4/2022, Albuquerque Journal, “Governor signs bill to expand free tuition.”

3/2/2022, KRQE, “Higher Education Department breaks down Opportunity Scholarship”

Student Spotlight

FAFSA Workshops: 11 a.m. Wed., April 20 and May 25

Upcoming FASFA workshops begin at 11 a.m. this Wednesday, April 20 & May 25.

If you’re interested in the Opportunity Scholarship or any other financial aid, you will need to fill out a FAFSA form! So don’t miss out, sign up now.

Have your 2019 income tax and wage information available in order to apply for this year’s financial aid (through Summer 2022)
Have 2020 info to apply for next year (Fall 2022 – Summer 2023)

Parents’ information should be used if the student is under 24 years old and not married or independent.

The workshops will take place on the Zoom video conferencing platform. For more information, contact Financial Aid Office at or call 505-428-1268.

SFCC Student Weekly Connection 04/15

Read the latest Student Weekly Connection for information on upcoming FAFSA workshops, commencement, applications accepted for student employment, SFCC/UNM Health Ambassadors, SFCC Dental program, Career Coach (offers more than 85 jobs in the region) and more.

Plus, learn about the resource of the week: Casa Fortaleza provides free counseling and services to survivors of sexual violence and their family and friends. Casa Fortaleza also offers education and empowerment to the Spanish communities for the eradication of all the forms of sexual violence. Other services include advocacy, case management, and outreach in English and Spanish.


Dental Program now accepting applications for Fall 2022

Now Accepting Applications Dental Program – Fall 2022

Certificate in Dental Assisting: [3 semesters]


  • ENG 109 or above
  • AHAC 151 or current CPR/BLS certificate

Associate in Applied Science in Dental Health: [5 semesters]


  • HLCR 113
  • ENG 109 or above
  • AHAC 151 or current CPR/BLS certificate

Certificate in Advanced Dental Assisting Skills: [1-2 semesters]


  • At least 1-year experience in dentistry is required for those who have onsite training and no formal college education.

To apply, contact the program:
Phone: 505-428-1258


Apply NOW for Spring and Summer Semester Student Employment

Apply NOW for Spring and Summer Semester Student Employment at Santa Fe Community College!

Student Work Study is a financial aid need-based program that provides a student funds earned through part-time employment currently paying at a rate of $12.32 per hour. Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week and work is scheduled around your school schedule.

To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Completed the 2021-2022 and 2022-2022 FAFSA
  • Enrolled now and in at least 3-degree related credit hours for the summer semester

Contact for further information.

REconnect with the Library!

Schedule your next book club at the library!
Looking for a great meeting place for your book club? Look no further than the SFCC Library!

Credit class schedules now available online for Summer and Fall

Are you planning to register for the summer term or Fall semester? You can start checking out available classes now by visiting:

Students are strongly encouraged to work with an academic advisor prior to registering. Contact at Academic Advising at 505-428-1275 or You can also schedule a remote appointment with an Academic Advisor.

Summer Registration:
Priority Registration (for NM credit students with 30 or more hours) for summer 2022 begins April 11.

Registration opens for all for the summer term on Tuesday, April 12.

Fall Registration:
Priority Registration for Fall 2022 (for NM credit students with 30 hours or more) begins April 18.

Registration opens for all for the fall term on Tuesday, April 19.

LANL Foundation closes applications for Career Pathways Scholarships on April 18

Applications for LANL Foundation Career Pathways Scholarships are now open. Applications close on April 18. Visit for more information. On the web page, you’ll see an inspiring video and get information about how to apply. Start gathering information soon for your application, which requires several documents.

Counseling Services support groups for the second half of Spring semester!

Counseling Services is offering new rounds of telehealth groups, including a General Support Group and a Nursing Support Group. Each group will meet for 6 weeks beginning the week of April 4, and each session will last one hour.

Drop-in General Support: Wednesdays at 12 p.m.

  • Stay engaged and supported through the final 8 weeks of Spring semester
  • Learn techniques and skills to lower test anxiety
  • Acquire healthy and fun methods of de-stressing
  • Share your concerns and accomplishments through group support
  • Drop-in when you can or when you need to

Drop-in Nursing Support: Fridays at 12 p.m.

  • Receive the support you need to stay engaged in the nursing program
  • Learn techniques to lower test anxiety, including meditation and breathing exercises
  • Share your challenges in a safe, supportive, and confidential space
  • Support your fellow nursing student peers and receive support from them
  • Drop-in when you can or when you need to

Additionally, Counseling is continuing to collaborate with the SFCC Library to offer another four-part series of a Mental Health Discussion Group open to students, faculty, and staff. Be on the lookout for further announcements. Meeting day and time TBD.

Please email if you are interested in participating in one of these groups. As always, individual sessions are available by appointment. Janelle and Rosalie, your SFCC Counselors, very much look forward to having you!

Printmaking student's work featured at Dulce Capital Bakery

John Drabanski, who has studied printmaking and photography at SFCC, is exhibiting a selection of his prints and photographs on the wall of Dulce Capital Bakery, 1100 Don Diego Ave.

“I’m grateful for this opportunity. I thank my long-time mentor Patricia Pearce for making this arrangement. I also thank Linda Cassel for her assistance, as well,” Drabanski said.

This semester, he’s enjoying being in a letterpress print class taught by Gordon Fluke.

Director of SFCC’s Center for Book Art and Printmaking Patricia Pearce and Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel are coordinating with the owners to have a series of 2-dimensional art exhibitions by SFCC art students and instructors.

Molly and Armando Martinez took over the business after working for the previous owners. The two met in an SFCC English class!

Here’s a story from the Santa Fe New Mexican about the couple We think that story is as sweet as their baked goods.

Student Resource Center is here for you

Connect with Community Resources
The Student Resource Center focuses on providing information to students about resources throughout the community and providing appropriate referrals to agencies. The resources focus on basic needs such as: housing and shelter, food, legal services, transportation, childcare services, utility payment assistance, and physical and mental health services. All services are free and confidential.

Conèctese con los Recursos de la Comunidad
El Centro de Recursos para Estudiantes se enfoca en proporcionar información a los estudiantes sobre los recursos en toda la comunidad y proporcionar referencias apropiadas a las agencias. Los recursos se centran en necesidades básicas como: vivienda y refugio, alimentos, servicios legales, transporte, servicios de cuidado infantil, asistencia para el pago de servicios públicos y servicios de salud física y mental. Todos los servicios son gratuitos y confidenciales.

505–428-1194 | |

SFCC 2021-2022 Scholarship Application Available Now

SFCC can help you pay for college with scholarships. One simple application puts you in consideration for state institutional and Foundation private scholarships. Scholarships are available for new and returning, part time and full-time students to help pay for college for the upcoming academic year. Scholarships are also available for second-generation college students, Veterans, Native American students, Hispanic students and students with disabilities (must be registered with the SAS department at SFCC offers performance-based scholarships through Contract for a Better Tomorrow (CBT).

For more information and to apply go to:

If you have questions or need assistance email the Financial Aid Office at from your SFCC student email account. Make sure to include your Student ID number in the email.
Se habla Español.

Employee Announcements

Anthology Nominated for Lambda Literary Award!

Between Certain Death and a Possible Future: Queer Writing on Growing Up with the AIDS Crisis edited by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, Arsenal Pulp Press, which includes work by SFCC Creative Writing Faculty Emily Stern, has been nominated for a 34th Annual Lambda Literary Award. The finalists were selected by a panel of over 60 literary professionals from more than 2,300 book submissions—the highest in Lammy Award history. More info here:

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Rydman Harris

SFCC extends sympathy to the family, colleagues and students of long-time Continuing Education instructor Elizabeth Rydman Harris who passed away on March 28.

Elizabeth Harris, affectionately called “Zozobra’s seamstress,” taught classes in SFCC’ Continuing Education department since 2007. She taught many classes that included “Make a Pattern From a Garment,” “Beginning Sewing I,” and “Modern Embroidery.”

CE administrative assistant Maria Montoya shared, “Elizabeth was our CE sewing instructor. Her students loved taking her classes and we often get phone calls asking if she is teaching sewing again. She will be missed. She was a wonderful person.”

Robert Nott wrote a story (4/12/22) in the Santa Fe New Mexican “Zozobra’s seamstress made outfits for puppets annual burning.” The story details how she designed and made the Michael Jackson jacket for last year’s Zozobra, as well as for previous Zozobra burning events.


Congratulations to Rosalie Lipfert, now Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Rosalie Lipfert now a Licensed Clinical Social Worker

A big congratulation goes to Rosalie who just passed the state licensure exam and is now a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New Mexico.

SFCC Counselors presented at NM conference.

SFCC counselors Janelle Johnson, LPCC and Rosalie Lipfert, LCSW recently presented at the New Mexico Counseling Association state conference, Resiliency & Reconnection in Albuquerque.

Their presentation “Lessons Learned from the Pandemic: Acuity, Access and Adapting to Changing Needs,” was about the steps counseling services undertook during the pandemic to provide telehealth counseling, form campus partnerships, and create new strengths in delivery of mental health services for students.

GoFundMe page to help former employee Ted Bolleter

The SFCC community was incredibly sad to hear the news of a fire, which swept through former employee Ted Bolleter’s home. He was seriously burned and his family is struggling.

Ted (David) Bolleter worked at the college as the aquatics supervisor at the William C. Fitness Education Center from January 2011 until May 2020. He also worked as an SFCC adjunct instructor and Continuing Education teacher during that time.

His daughter Savannah Bolleter-Baca, worked at the college as Fitness Desk receptionist from July 2017 through May 2020. She also had been an adjunct fitness instructor since February 2015.

Read more about the fire in this April 2 story from the Santa Fe New Mexican, “Retired Santa Fe assistant fire chief injured in blaze that destroyed his home

Also, see this recent story from the April 8 edition of the Santa Fe New Mexican, “Santa Fe assistant fire chief speaks about about losing his home to blaze.”

His daughter Sarah Bolleter-Baca has set up a Go Fund Me page on behalf of the family. Visit to read more about how you can donate.

The SFCC community is keeping the family in our thoughts during this extremely difficult time.

File photo: Ted Bolleter.

Exploring Stories at the Intersection of Languages and Landscape

Exploring Stories at the Intersection of Languages and Landscape Through Wildness, Beauty, and Imagination
Dawn Wink’s March 30 presentation is now available to view online:

Gerald “Jerry” Friedman presented at Capital High and SF High

Director of Recruitment & Dual Credit Marcos Maez, shared that SFCCC Physics professor, Gerald “Jerry” Friedman, Ph.D., presented to a large group of Capital High School students Wednesday, April 6, about all things science. He did the same presentation at Santa Fe High School the previous week.

Maez said, “These presentations were in collaboration with our great College and Career Plaza partners. Jerry provided students with a fun, live-action presentation. We discussed a variety of career options
in STEM, SFCC Dual Credit and transfer degree offerings. The students then had the opportunity to participate in physics experiments on principles of motion, gravity, acceleration and optics.”

sj Miller, Ph.D., will give keynote on "Addressing Censorship of LGBTQIA+ Education" at American Educational Research Association

sj Miller, Ph.D. will give a keynote on “Addressing Censorship of LGBTQIA+ Education” on the panel “Addressing Censorship in Education” at the American Educational Research Association.

Please volunteer to help make Commencement a success!

Our students are thrilled about the upcoming in-person commencement. We hope as many employees as possible will be there to congratulate our spring graduates.

We need your help, since we don’t have as many student ambassadors and many are graduating and can’t help us. Be part of the excitement and show your support of our students. Please volunteer to help make the commencement a success!

Call for volunteers to assist with Graduation – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 14, 2022

  • Greeters
  • Assist with students and student line up
  • Ushers (assist guests with seating), handing out programs
  • Assist with video recording/livestream

Please contact Bernadette Gonzales, Registrar by email @

Image: SFCC Commencement file photo

New "Disability Justice from A to Z" coloring book includes Emily Stern's artwork

English and Creative Writing Faculty Emily Stern is among the artists included in the new “Disability Justice from A to Z,” a coloring book for all ages, just published last week by Sins Invalid.

More info is available at The SFCC Library will also soon have a hard copy available.

Emily Stern drawing
Emily Stern artwork: U is for Unity, Unshamed, and Universal Health Care. Click for larger image.

Jennifer Lynch featured in "The Printers Proof: Artist and Printer Collaborations" exhibit and video

Adjunct Faculty member Jennifer Lynch is one of six featured printers in the Albuquerque Museum exhibition “The Printers Proof: Artist and Printer Collaborations,” which runs from February 19 through May 15.

Lynch is featured in the video on the exhibition website.

Also, read this 03/05/2021 Albuquerque Journal story, “Exhibit looks at the artist, printmaker relationship.

Read more about Jennifer and her work at
Image: Jennifer Lynch in the studio. Photo by Kerry Kehoe. Used with permission by the artist.


Krystal Patton will serve on Santa Fe Veterans Alliance board

Interim Veterans Resource Coordinator Krystal Patton was offered a position on the board of directors for the Santa Fe Veterans Alliance. She said, “I’m excited for this opportunity and look forward to supporting our community and veterans.” She added, “The Alliance assists veterans within our community who need additional resources. I began participating in online voting sessions at the end of January. We’re looking to hopefully have a Zoom meeting this month.”

Patton is a U.S. Navy Veteran. Veterans who need assistance can reach her via email at krystal.patton or call her at 505-428-1305. Visit SFCC Veterans Resources Center for more information.

Photo: Veterans Resource Coordinator (Interim) Krystal Patton.

New employees: We'd like to get to know you!

Staff Senate is encouraging new staff employees to come to an upcoming Staff Senate to introduce yourselves.

Campus Weekly would also love to introduce new staff and faculty members. Please send us your name, job title, when you started at SFCC, brief bio and photo (it can be a selfie!) to Submit News.

If you’re new since the beginning of the academic year, which began in August, we’d love to introduce you to the SFCC community. We’re happy you’re working with us at SFCC!

Express Scripts coverage of at-home tests

Employees, check your email from Jan. 27 for a message from Human Resources explaining how to get coverage of free covid tests using Express Scripts coverage at pharmacies.

How to submit your proof of Vaccination

  1. Access the SFCC Health Screener app using one of these methods:
    • Download on your phone. Go to your app store and search for “SFCC Health Screener.” The mobile app seems easiest to use, and can also be downloaded at the bottom of page after clicking the “SFCC Health Screener” button above.
    • Click ‘Health Screener (COVID-19)’ app button from MySFCC

  2. Sign in using your SFCC credentials with “LOGIN WITH EXISTING ACCOUNT”
  3. Upload a copy of your vaccine card by clicking “COVID-19 SCREENER” and following the instructions

Contact for

  • Application support
  • Assistance uploading vaccination card
  • If you have already uploaded your proof of vaccine and need to resubmit

View SFCC Vaccine Requirement

HR has provided the following document to guide you through the submission process:
SFCC Health Screener App Guide

Policy Updates 2021-22 Policy Review Schedule

Policy Updates
2021-2022 Policy Review Schedule. The policies scheduled for shared governance review during the academic year 2021-2022 are posted on SFCC Connect: Campus Resources > Policy Review.

Revised Procedures. Please become familiar with the newly updated Procedures in the links below and address any questions to the Policy Owners listed.

College Policies and Procedures are posted at SFCC Policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact Laura J. Mulry, ext. 1776.

How to enroll for the COVID -19 vaccine

Please review the state’s latest vaccine registration information to see how to enroll for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccine booster shots are now available. Check with your area pharmacy for details.

NOVID phone app: The City of Santa Fe has partnered with NOVID to slow the spread of the virus. Download the free app at Read more about the app in this Dec. 15 Santa Fe Reporter story, “Spread the Word, not COVID-19.”


Let's help slow the spread of the virus

Let’s keep everyone safe and remember:

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• If you are feeling ill, you should not come into work, and avoid any type of social setting. The College wants you to feel better before you return to work.

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Please do your part, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy.

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National Ford rep spoke at ATC Open House

National Ford Motor Company Technical Placement Specialist Cesar Martinez met with students and visitors at the Automotive Technologies Center Open House on Thursday, April 14.

We’re grateful to have been able to present a national speaker who spoke about careers at Ford Motor Company, as well as within the industry.

Thanks to all who made this possible!

For more information about the Automotive Technologies Program, contact Julia Furry, 505-428-1177.

Image: Ford Motor Company Technical Placement Specialist Cesar Martinez gave several presentations during the ATC Open House.