Campus Weekly

SFCC celebrates Community College Month throughout April

Welcome back from Spring Break! Please join your colleagues in celebrating Community College Month.

Welcome back from Spring Break! The college will be busy in the upcoming months as everyone works hard to complete the semester. Please join your colleagues at SFCC who have prepared events open to the public for National Community College Month in April.

The month-long celebration recognizes the vital role community colleges play in developing the local workforce and economy. SFCC invites the public to celebrate with SFCC by attending an event, visiting campus, or signing up for a class. Many April events highlight the university’s role in the community. Visit to learn more.

Becky Rowley, SFCC President, Ph.D. said, “We welcome everyone to celebrate Community College Month with us on our beautiful campus. SFCC is an integral part of Santa Fe, supporting community members of all ages to achieve their educational goals, including earning degrees and certificates, job and career training, personal enrichment, and much more. SFCC supports students, parents, veterans, and all segments of our diverse community.”

Please see the Community College Month press release to read more details about events, many of which are in Campus Weekly or will be featured in upcoming weeks.

Besides participating in events, please invite friends and family to become a part of SFCC by registering for classes or trainings.

Registration for credit and Continuing Education classes begins in April.

During April, the public can also begin applying for and registering for classes for the summer session or fall semester.

Registration opens this month for the summer session and fall semester.
For application and registration information, please visit For more information, call 505-428-1270 or email

  • Summer session credit registration opens at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9. The summer session (four- and eight-week classes) will run from June 3 to July 27.
  • Registration for fall credits opens at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16. The fall semester (with eight- and 16-week classes) begins Aug. 19 and continues through Dec. 7.

Non-Credit Continuing Education registration
Registration for summer continuing education will open around 9 a.m. April 2. Visit for tips on how to sign up and view the variety of offers.

Last creative session in online Writing Gen Series features Serena Rodriguez on Wednesday

Free online creative session at 6 p.m. April 3
Pre-register at

Serena Rodriguez

SFCC Library hosted speaker writer Serena Rodriguez online for a reading in March. The public is invited to participate in the follow-up creative writing session online as part of The Writing Generation Series. It is not necessary to have attended the reading to join the creative session.

Serena Rodriguez’s work has been published in Poetry, Inverted Syntax, Santa Fe Literary Review, and Revolute, among others; she was the winner of the Santa Fe Accolades Poetry Contest 2017 and The Roadrunner Review Poetry Prize 2022 and was a 2020 Loraine Williams Poetry Prize finalist for The Georgia Review. She graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts with an MFA in Creative Writing. Serena works as a Creative Writing Visiting Professor at IAIA.

Free, but you must pre-register in advance at

See the video of Serena Rodriguez’s March reading below:

Please note: May Final Attendee Reading (to shed the spotlight on the online event participants and attendees), will be at 6 p.m. May 1.

East Wing Eatery will reopen on April 2

Chef Milton Villarrubia shared the following update:

East Wing Eatery will be reopening!

April 2-4 – Open from 8:30-11
April 8-11 – Open from 8:30-11
April 15-18 – Open from 8:30-11
April 22-25 – Open from 8:30-11
April 29-May 2 – Open from 8:30-11
May 6-10 Closed for the semester
Not open on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays.

East Wing Eatery will be serving a few breakfast and lunch items along with coffee, tea and espresso. The East Wing will be using product that is made by our culinary students. Our new café will be credit card only for payment and cash for tipping. We appreciate your patience and support and look forward to serving you. Please come and support the students of the Culinary Arts program and the East Wing Eatery.

Read President Becky Rowley’s My View column, ‘SFCC celebrates 40 years of student success’

President Becky Rowley, Ph.D.

The following My View column appeared in the March 31 edition of the Santa Fe New Mexican.

I am reflecting on the impact Santa Fe Community College has had in shaping our community as SFCC celebrates Community College Month in April and as we launch our 40th anniversary celebration in May.

More than four decades ago, visionaries in Santa Fe and at the Legislature joined former Gov. Toney Anaya in recognizing the need to establish and fund a local public college. With late President William C. Witter at the helm, the “new” college began offering classes in 1983 inside portable classrooms at Valdez Industrial Park near Cerrillos Road. The following year, voters passed a bond to construct a main campus on Richards Avenue, thus making a permanent campus a reality.

During its inaugural commencement ceremony in 1984, the college awarded a single degree. This May, several hundred students will be recognized at commencement for earning either a certificate or an associate degree. They join the thousands who have improved and enriched their lives through higher education. In fact, I am proud to share that 11,396 graduates have earned a total of more than 14,500 certificates and degrees from SFCC over the past four decades. According to a recent economic impact study, SFCC alumni contributed $116.5 million to the local economy — that’s an economic boost similar to hosting the World Series 18 times over.

Many of you have contributed firsthand to SFCC’s growth. The college has wisely and sustainably spent voter-approved bond funds to build and upgrade the Health and Sciences Center, the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center, the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, the Trades and Advanced Technology Center and the Automotive Technologies Center.

SFCC’s commitment to our students and the community remains steadfast. The college’s story isn’t adequately expressed in just its buildings and alumni data. It’s the people we serve who are its heartbeat. Community members of every age and stage of life participate in classes, workforce training, programs and events.

I am grateful for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s commitment to expanding access to higher education through the Opportunity Scholarship. Also, through the Legislature’s support and governor’s approval, the trust fund that supports both the Lottery Scholarship and Opportunity Scholarship is guaranteed.

Even with those scholarships, many struggle with paying for their education. SFCC’s Financial Aid Office proactively helps students identify other scholarships and find more money to avoid debt. SFCC Foundation, through the generosity of community donors, supports numerous scholarships and initiatives, such as the campus food pantry, to help students succeed.

Approximately 37% of degree-seeking students are student parents. SFCC has deepened its commitment to parenting students by expanding family-friendly spaces, producing child-friendly events and providing resources. Many of these students will help address the community’s workforce demands as they become early childhood educators, medical assistants and automotive technicians.

To remain relevant, SFCC continually assesses the needs of our community and offers diverse options to help individuals gain economic stability, upskill for new opportunities, help provide for their families as well as have more enriched and fulfilling lives. The college bustles with students who crave learning experiences guided by our outstanding faculty. Whether art classes for personal enrichment or skill-based classes such as in welding, there are choices that suit those needs. Additionally, dedicated faculty members offer online classes and training to accommodate those who need flexible scheduling to continue working and handle family responsibilities.

I thank everyone for their support — voters, the SFCC governing board and governing bodies at both the local, state and federal levels. Join me in celebrating Community College Month ( in April. Be part of our 40th anniversary celebrations in the coming year. Thanks to your extraordinary support, SFCC continues to grow and improve. We’re here. We’re local. We’re yours.

SFCC hosts a Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 24

Los Alamos National Laboratory had an information table at last year’s Career Fair. Dozens of employers will be available at this year’s event including SFCC’s Continuing Education and Contract Training Department.

Santa Fe Community College’s Career Services will host a Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 in the Main Entrance Hallway and Campus Center. Bring copies of your résumé. Talk with employers from multiple career fields including healthcare, education, arts and communication, trades and sustainability, science and engineering, law, and business including City of Santa Fe, CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Growing Up New Mexico, Nusenda Credit Union, and Pecos National Historical Park. Call 505-428-1406 or email for information.

Please note: The Continuing Education and Contract Training Department at SFCC is looking for instructors to teach Microsoft Office Suite, Home and Garden, Arts and Crafts, Outdoor Adventure, Digital Skills, and Sustainability and will have a table at the Career Fair. Call 505-428-1676 for more information.

The Career Fair is open to the public. Encourage students, your friends and family members to attend.

‘Leaving Utopia: Miriam Sagan’s reading and discussion” video now available

The video of Miriam Sagan’s reading and discussion of Leaving Utopia is now available for viewing. The reading was sponsored by SFCC Library.

To learn more about the reading and her novella, “Commune of the Golden Sun,” read the press release about the March 19 event.

Registration open for the Broken Parts Car Club Car Show on April 26

One of the entries in last year’s Broken Parts Club Car Show.

SFCC’s Automotive Technologies student car club – the Broken Parts Club – is hosting a car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 26 outside the Automotive Technologies Center on campus, 6401 Richards Avenue. Those who would like to show their automobile should register as soon as possible by contacting the Director of Automotive Technologies Julia Furry at or by phone at 505-428-1177. Space is limited. The public is invited to attend the show.

“This is our third annual car show and it is always a lot of fun. We ask the car owners to explain what’s special about their vehicle. We’ve added the category Owned by Individuals 21 and Younger, so young people aren’t competing against more experienced car enthusiasts. The winners primarily get bragging rights, some prizes and a special trophy that will be made by the SFCC welding department. Every year the welding students come up with a unique design for the trophies,” Furry said.

Winners will be in the following categories: Domestic, European, Imports, Classic or Owned by Individuals 21 and Younger. Lowriders are welcome. The student club’s members are studying Automotive Technologies at SFCC.

A 17,000 square foot state-of-the-art Automotive Technologies Center offers a well-equipped space that provides students with the background and knowledge to earn the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification in up to eight competency areas: Automotive Engine Repair, Auto Maintenance and Light Truck Repair, Automatic Transmission Transaxle, Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning, Brakes, Manual Transmission and Drive Train, Steering and Suspension, Electricity/Electronic Systems and Engine Performance. Students can also earn an A.A.S. in Automotive Technologies.

The Automotive Technologies program has earned accreditation from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Increase in scams impacting our community – a message from SFCC CIO Cori Bergen

I wanted to take a moment to let you know that we are seeing an increase in scams affecting our community.

These scams may come in the form of phone calls, email, text messages, and online or print ads. Scammers will use available information and manipulation to try to coerce you into giving up personal information, money, or both.

Here are a couple common scams to watch out for:

Employment: Scammers may advertise extremely lucrative and flexible jobs. They will charge a fee or request information before you can apply. Only apply for jobs that you have researched and found on reputable sites.

Tech Support: These are often phone calls, malicious ads, or text messages that claim a device or computer has been hacked. They may direct you to a website to install a tool, which is the hack. You will then be asked to pay money to recover the device.

Remember that Microsoft and other companies will not contact you about your hacked device.

Impostor: You may be contacted by a person claiming to be a government official. They may claim to be able to cancel your social security number or a visa unless you provide them with information or money.

Financial Aid: They may require you to pay up front fees, promise loan forgiveness, or ask for your FAFSA username and password. You do not need to pay to apply for the FAFSA or scholarships and should never share your passwords with anyone.

Here are a few ways you can protect yourself:

  • Remember that anyone can be a target.
  • Be skeptical about unsolicited requests for information or money.
  • Confirm requests and information using known reliable sources.
  • Secure your devices and accounts.
  • Monitor and configure privacy settings of online and social media accounts and limit what you post.
  • Continue to Educate yourself and your family about fraud and scams. and are good sources for more information. I’ve included a few relevant links at the end of this message.

Thank you for your time,

Cori Bergen
Chief Information Officer

Free Basic Computer Skills classes in April; registrations and orientations this week

Free April 2024 Basic Computer Skills Sessions!

In person: Basic Skills (Eng. with Span. support)
Registration/ orientation Thursday, April 4, 3:30-5 p.m.
Tuesdays, 4/9-4/23, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Adult Education Lab 514

Online: Focus on Google Tools
(classes in English; some basic computer skills required)
Registration/ orientation Wednesday, April 3, 10-11 a.m.
Wednesdays, 4/3-4/24, 11 a.m.-noon

Registration required; call Literacy Volunteers at 505-428-1353 or 505-428-1452 or email

Free dental clinic event April 26-27 at Santa Fe Convention Center

Click on the flyers to see larger.

Santa Fe Community College is proud to be one of the sponsors of the NM Mexico Mission of Mercy (NM MOM) free dental clinic on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 at the Santa Fe Convention Center at 201 W. Marcy Street.

The event is open to anyone who needs services. You, your children, your family or friends are all welcome. For more information visit

Broken Parts Car Club hosts a Car Wash on April 12

Image by Sasin Tipchai from Pixabay.

The Broken Parts Car Club (student club) will host a car wash from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday April 12.  A fee of $10 will be charged.

The event will be held at the Automotive Technologies Center Building.

CEA Open House on 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 20

SFCC CEA Open House 2023 Greenhouse Tour

R. Charlie Shultz confirmed that the CEA (Controlled Environment Agriculture) Open House will be from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20.

There will be CEA tours and bite-sized food samples will be prepared by our amazing Culinary Arts students.

Advanced Hydroponic and Aquaponics students are producing crops such as tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce in water-based production systems. Worms compost all of the greenhouse waste and the energy is supplied by our campus solar array.

We hope you can make it!

Celebrating Dental Assistant Recognition Week 2024

“Your dedication and care go beyond the chair. Thank you for all you do!”. Thank you!

Allied Dental students are answering the question, “What advice would you give to someone interested in a career in dentistry?”- Please WATCH, LIKE, COMMENT and SHARE the video:

Video by Aamna Nayyar, DDS

EVENT: Dental Assistant Recognition Week (DARW) 2024

VIDEO Credits: Aamna Nayyar, DDS

PDAC Annual Diversity Day is from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. April 17

A display at last year’s Diversity Day.

The SFCC President’s Diversity Advisory Committee (PDAC) invites everyone to the upcoming PDAC Annual Diversity Day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 in the Campus Center. The event is open to the SFCC community and the public.

Questions? Send an email to PDAC co-chairs: Marcos Maez at  and sj Miller, Ph.D., at

Massage Therapy announces student clinics; new track coming in 2025

Read the exciting news from Julianna Santillanes, Massage Therapy Program Lead Faculty in this message:

Hello SFCC Community,

We are so excited to announce that our fourth (and largest) cohort is beginning their Swedish-Therapeutic Student Massage Clinic starting on Monday, March 11 for the next 8 weeks, and there will be massage sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at the Fitness Education Center.

We want to spread the word and support as many people in our community as possible, which will be up to 600 clients in the next two months, and we hope you are one of them.

Please make an account or sign in on to see steps on how to schedule a $25 student massage and come and experience SFCC’s amazing program at the incomparable SFCC Fitness Center!

Eastern Massage Therapy track to come in 2025

Also, Big News! Our program is expanding to include an Eastern massage therapy track! Starting SPRING 2025, there will be a Thai Massage Therapy track, with almost 300 hours of exceptional Thai massage courses, and moving forward, students will be able to choose between the Western or Eastern track, or both. More information soon!

Please reach out with any questions and thank you for your support!
Julianna Santillanes
Massage Therapy Program Lead | 505-428-1293

Greenhouse STEM kits now available for kids 4-7 at SFCC Library

Greenhouse STEM Kits are now available at the SFCC Library.
Free Greenhouse STEM Kits are available for kids ages 4-7. All materials are included in the kits courtesy of the Santa Fe Children’s Museum. For more information, contact SFCC Library Director Valerie Nye at or call 50-428-1506.

Appointments open for free tax assistance

Service available from Jan. 29 to April 15

SFCC and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will offer in-person tax assistance and preparation by appointment. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. The services are provided by volunteers from the community. Appointments can be made now at Tax preparation services will be done in rooms 408 and 410.

All appointments can be made online. Individuals who do not have internet access can call 505-428-1780. Appointments, which are expected to quickly fill, will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday now through Monday, April 15. Multiple year returns may also require multiple appointments.

Tax-Aide services are not available during any holidays observed by SFCC including Spring Break from March 25 through April 1. Tax-Aide services will also observe all SFCC closures and weather delays. Appointments affected by weather delays or closures will be rescheduled. Visit to see notices of weather delays or closures.

Intake and other forms may be picked up at the site during tax preparation hours or you may download these forms at  Please arrive 15-30 minutes early for your appointment.

Please note: Individual appointments must be made for each member of a household or group that is filing a return. For taxpayers who are married and filing jointly, both individuals must be present to sign documents. Exceptions may be made only when a spouse is unable to be present due to health issues.

See details of what to bring at:

Become an ESL Tutor

Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe’s 12-hour training workshop prepares volunteers to tutor adults in English as a Second Language or Basic Literacy.

ESL Tutor Training
Orientation: Online, Thursday, April 11, 4-6 p.m.
Training: In Person, Friday, April 12 & Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
(There will also be a 2-hour follow-up workshop.)

For more information, please call 505-428-1353 or visit to apply to be a tutor.

No experience or second language necessary!

Let Campus Weekly share your news!
Let us know about your accomplishments and other news that you’d like to share. Please remember that the deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday to get an item in the next week’s issue. Submit here.

Summer registration opens April 9 and fall semester registration opens April 16

Summer registration opens for all on April 9. Fall registration opens for everyone on April 16. Many popular classes fill quickly, so make sure you are ready to register.

For application and registration information, please visit For more information, call 505-428-1270 or email

Not sure of what classes you need for your certificate or associate degree? Visit to make an appointment with an academic advisor.

LinkedIn Lunch and Learn Spring 2024

Wellness Wednesday: Relax in the planetarium -next sessions April 10 and May 8

Important deadlines approaching

Career and Major Exploration Workshops continue on April 9

SFCC’s Exploratory Academic Advisors and Career & Transfer Advisor will be hosting a Career and Major Exploration Workshop series on February 13, March 5, and April 9. All SFCC students are welcome to attend any and every workshop in this series to learn about how to make career and major decisions using self-reflection! Join us in Room 212 or use the QR code to get the meeting link from the Career and Transfer Services webpage! All workshops begin at Noon.

Workshop 1: February 13 Introduction to Self-Exploration
Workshop 2: March 5, Career and Major Self-Reflection
Workshop 3: April 9, Now What? Putting It All Together

Please contact with any questions.

Family Friendly Study Hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursdays in the Library Family Study Room

Explore opportunities to work with young children

There are three options at SFCC to build your résumé, gain early childhood work experience and get paid! Check out the APRENDE Early Childhood Teacher Apprenticeship Program, apply for work study positions at Kids Campus by contacting, or Child Care On Call worker positions.

Follow Student Parent Success Program on social media!

Financial Aid News: 2024-2025 FAFSA now open ; SFCC scholarship and loan applications open

The Department of Education announced that the newly overhauled 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, opened to students and families by December 31, 2023.

The SFCC Spring 2024 Scholarship Application will be available on January 2, 2024.
The SFCC Spring 2024 Student Loan Application will be available on January 2, 2024.

Questions? Call 505-428-1268 or email

East Wing Eatery is hiring student employees

The East Wing Eatery needs student employees. Contact Rosina Chaparro at to learn more and apply.

Counseling services available for students

Apply now for AwardSpring Scholarships

Here are the requirements that must be met for all Foundation scholarships for the Fall 2023 semester:

  • GPA (2.5 or higher)
  • Completion Rate (67% or higher)
  • Satisfactory Academic Status
  • Enrollment (6 credit hours or higher)
  • FAFSA on file
  • Completed Financial Aid file

For more assistance and information, please contact The Financial Aid office at

Schedule an online FAFSA appointment

Students who need FAFSA assistance can now schedule an appointment via a Calendly link. There are no longer weekly virtual FAFSA hours during the fall semester. 

Scheduling via Calendly allows students to schedule a specific time, allowing the time needed to complete their FAFSA. At this time, with many students inquiring for FAFSA assistance, the virtual hours wouldn’t allow for great one-on-one assistance.

Seeking Student Recruitment Ambassador

Are you outgoing and enjoy working with people? Join our student recruitment team!

The Office of Recruitment and Student Outreach is hiring a Student Recruitment Ambassador to assist with leading campus tours for individuals and large groups, to support SFCC’s Recruitment and Dual Credit team and assist with projects as needed. Our Ambassador will also participate in community and Santa Fe Public School events like college and career fairs and application drives.

Please contact Daniela Gurule at or 505-428-1149 if you are interested!

Interested in helping others? Campus Cupboard is seeking student employees

Interested in helping others? Campus Cupboard is hiring three Students as Campus Cupboard, The Exchange and Office Ambassadors.

Interested call 505-428-1582  or email

Students will work a maximum 20 hours per week. Must be registered for at least 3 CR in summer and 6 CR in fall and maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Pay is $15/hour. Students do not need to be work-study eligible.

Ambassadors make a difference by providing excellent customer service, completing and fulfilling online and in-person orders, coordinating on-campus delivery events, maintaining inventory reports and ensuring products are readily available, maintaining a positive atmosphere, ensuring the cleanliness of space, and providing other opportunities to make a difference. Assist with campus events and activities. Ambassadors may have some physical requirements to fulfill.

Students: Need childcare? Make sure you’re on the Kids Campus waitlist

When a spot comes available at the Kids Campus, students get priority placement. Kids Campus wants to support student parents and hopes that those needing childcare will get on the waitlist.

Children of degree-seeking SFCC students, SFCC employees, and full-time students at the Higher Education Center are prioritized for placement to support a two-generation philosophy of education at the college.

Visit the Kids Campus website for more information. Students receive a 10% discount on the cost of Kids Campus and N.M. Early Childhood Education and Care Development offers Child Care Assistance to income-eligible students.

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 | |

Volunteers needed for commencement on May 11

The Registrar’s office is seeking volunteers for commencement. Volunteers will be needed between 8 a.m. and noon on Saturday, May 11. 

A number of duties need to be covered by SFCC Staff members including front door greeter, gym door greeter, student check in, seating of guests, and more. Please help us make commencement a success!

Please contact for more information on available volunteer opportunities. 

Festive celebration kicked off Workday Student (SIS) system

Thanks to all who made the kick-off party for the SIS (Workday Student) on March 19 so much fun. Despite technical difficulties with sharing the video, the food and camaraderie made it a great celebration to recognize all the challenging and hard work that led to the kick-off. Thank you so much to the SFCC team for their commitment to this essential work to improve our students’ experiences across the CHESS campuses. Thanks to Roxanne Tapia and Lucia Lucero for sharing these images!

Andrew Lovato, Ph.D., named as City Historian

Andrew Lovato, Ph.D., is the City of Santa Fe historian for 2024.

The City of Santa Fe made this announcement about Andrew Lovato, Ph.D., a longtime professor at SFCC in both the academic and Continuing Education program:

Dr. Andrew Lovato is the new City of Santa Fe Historian for 2024.  

A native of Santa Fe, is a descendant of Pueblo and Hispanic cultures and has spent his career as a professor at The College of Santa Fe and Santa Fe Community College and as an author promoting empathy and respect for differing cultural perspectives. 

The City historian is a community-engaged position; the theme for the current historian is Cultural Storytelling. 

“Andrew Lovato brings to this role not only a deep historical understanding of Santa Fe and its cultures but great emotional intelligence and empathy and a bridge-building, collaborative approach,” said Santa Fe Arts and Culture Director Chelsey Johnson. “He’s a natural storyteller and gatherer of stories, and we’re excited for Santa Feans to take him up on his invitation to share their own and enrich our city’s cultural understanding.” 

Lovato’s proposed projects include collaboration with local organizations such as Littleglobe, the Santa Fe Public Library, and The Museum of New Mexico focusing on storytelling as a medium for education and social change; the creation of a radio and podcast series to broadcast local storytelling on public radio, with an intergenerational and intercultural lens; collaborating with the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, of which he is currently chair; and focusing on the arts as a vehicle for storytelling through visual arts, dance, theater, film, and music.

Lovato is a contributing author of four other books related to New Mexico’s history and culture. He has also written numerous articles and has given lectures to diverse groups such as the Santa Fe Fiesta, the Institute of American Indian Arts, and the Newcomers Club of Santa Fe.  

Additionally, he has taught college courses specifically drawing on content related to the history and culture of Santa Fe. He has given two TED talks: “Keeping Cultural Authenticity: A Santa Fe Story” and” Why History Matters.” His weekly radio show “Our Santa Fe” explores the city’s past, present and future through conversations with notable Santa Feans, airs every Thursday from 6:30-7:30 pm on KSFR. Lovato received his Ph.D. in Communication with an emphasis in Intercultural Communication from the University of New Mexico in 2000 and was selected as a Fulbright Scholar in 2008. Lovato’s books include Santa Fe Hispanic Culture: Preserving Identity in a Tourist Town and The Year Zozobra Escaped

Shane Tolbert’s Best Western artist-run space receives Fulcrum grant

Shane Tolbert’s artist-run space, which he operates along with artist James Sterling Pitt has been awarded a Fulcrum Grant. Tolbert is the SFCC Academic Director of Arts and Design. The Fulcrum Fund provides grants to artists and artist collectives of $2,000 to $10,000 totaling $70,000. It is an annual grant program created and administered by 516 ARTS as a partner in the Regional Regranting Program of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Here’s a description of the funded project:

Best Western // Santa Fe

Housed in a former sheet metal shop, Best Western is a 600 sq ft artist-run space dedicated to hosting three or four exhibitions annually. The programming strives to create a national context for local artists through curated group and solo shows that identify threads parallel to larger narratives. Best Western is a tongue and cheek way of acknowledging the hubris of starting an art gallery in Santa Fe, which already has 250 galleries. Our core mission is to elevate the visual art discourse in Northern New Mexico through accessible and free public programming.

Best Western is an Artist-Run Space operated by Shane Tolbert and fellow artist, James Sterling Pitt. They organize 3-4 exhibitions a year in addition to artist talks and readings. This project is always free and open to the public. Shane Tolbert said, “The grant is unrestricted and will help us cover our expenses for the 2024 season.” 

The space is open from 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment during the run of each exhibition. 

Address: 4328 Airport Rd. Ste. B, Santa Fe, NM 87507


Policy Updates

Policy 8-4 Conference Services, Facilities Rental,
and Public Expression

Last month, the Governing Board approved Policy 8-4 Conference Services, Facilities Rental, and Public Expression. They also approved merging Policy 10-1 Collaborative Use of College Property into Policy 8-4. Therefore, Policy 10-1 has been repealed and is no longer effective. Please click on the link and become familiar with this policy:

·       Policy 8-4 Conference Services, Facilities Rental, and Public Expression

For additional information on Policy 8-4, contact Todd Lovato, Chief Communications Officer/Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations. All College Policies and Procedures are posted at SFCC Policies. To learn more, contact Policy Officer Laura J. Mulry, ext. 1776.

Procedures for Policy 6-12 Surveillance Cameras

POLICY UPDATE: Campus Safety & Security Supervisor Chris Gettler has updated the Procedures for Policy 6-12 Surveillance Cameras. The Procedures address Body-Worn Surveillance Cameras, which SFCC’s security officers now wear. Please read through them.

·       Policy 6-12 Surveillance Cameras Procedures

For additional information, please reach out: Chris Gettler or

Policy 8-6 Public Information and News Media

Last month, the Governing Board also approved Policy 8-6 Public Information and News Media. Please click on the link and become familiar with this policy:

·       Policy 8-6 Public Information and News Media

For additional information on Policy 8-6, contact Todd Lovato, Chief Communications Officer/Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations. All employees are responsible for adhering to College Policies and Procedures. They are posted at SFCC Policies. To learn more, contact Policy Officer Laura J. Mulry, ext. 1776.

Samantha Montoya recognized as Star Dental Assistant for DARW

Samantha Montoya

Dental Assistants Recognition Week (DARW) is a time to celebrate and recognize the incredible assistants you work with every day, those who work side by side with you and contribute so much to the practice.

Our SFCC Star DA is Ms. Samantha Montoya, MBA, CDA. Ms. Montoya graduated from SFCC’s Dental Assisting program is 2007-2008 and then with an Associate degree in Dental Health in 2010. She continued her education and completed an MBA. She has worked as the chairside
dental assistant, office manager and the dental faculty.

Please listen to her success story and LIKE and leave comments for her:

Watch and Like the above video about faculty member Samantha Montoya, SFCC’s Star dental assistant.

To learn about the Dental programs at SFCC, please email or visit:

February WOW – Barbara Sandoval

Congratulations to February 2024 WOW Award winner Barbara Sandoval nominated by Angelique Gutierrez:

“Ms. Barbara Sandoval is an amazing manager who works with her staff on their schedules, training, and even covering for us when we are out sick or out due to a emergency. She is the type of leader who helps her staff grow and encourages a lot of professional development. She is very knowledgeable and provides more than enough guidance, both with business and in life. She is a woman who truly works hard and has many titles. I definitely believe she deserves the W.O.W. award for all the hard work she has done for the college.”

Please be sure to nominate who you think is doing a great job here at SFCC. The submission form can be found at the SFCC Connect portal, or by reaching out to Katie Cadena Priebe,

Listen to Dr. Aamna Nayyar discuss NM MOM on KSFR podcast

Director of the Dental Department Dr. Aamna Nayyar

Hear all about it! Santa Fe Community College’s Director of the Dental Health Program Dr. Aamna Nayyar joined KSFR 101.1 FM Host Dr. Andrew Lovato on Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. to talk about the New Mexico Mission of Mercy (NM MOM) free dental clinic this April. Dr. Nayyar described the volunteer opportunities, the range of free dental care provided, and the college’s dental degree programs that lead to good-paying careers. Listen here: The free clinic is April 26 and 27 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. The event needs more than 1,000 volunteers. Go to to sign up before April 9 for this important community event.

sj Miller, Ph.D., selected to serve on Editorial Board of National Education Policy Center

sj Miller, Ph.D., was selected to be on the Editorial Board of the National Education Policy Center (NEPC).

The mission of the National Education Policy Center is to provide high-quality information in support of democratic deliberation about education policy. They are guided by the belief that the democratic governance of public education is strengthened when policies are based on sound evidence and support a multiracial society that is inclusive, kind, and just.

Registration open for Social Work Education Summit on April 12

Registration is now open for the Social Work Education Summit on April 12.

While this event flyer was submitted by New Mexico Highlands University, note that the registration form states that the Social Work Education Summit on April 12 is at New Mexico Tech in Socorro. You can register here.

This event is for educators, not students.

Duplicating Center accepting photos for SFCC Pet of the Month

Send pictures of your pet to Each month a pet will be chosen, and notepads will be available with their picture. The proud owner will receive a 36×36 poster of their pet.

The Duplicating Center hopes to collect enough pictures to create a 2025 SFCC Pet Calendar.


  • Must be a your own photo, no professional portraits
  • Must be submitted by the last week of each month

Contact Michael at the Duplicating Center with questions.

Spring Online Teaching & Training Learning Opportunities

Online Teaching & Learning present opportunities for training funded by Title V this spring. Explore Quality Matters Workshops at Reach out to the OTL Department for more information. To register contact Michelle Renteria at or 505-428-1166.

Academic Referral Reminder

Please don’t forget about our early alert/academic referral process this spring semester. The academic referral form allows both faculty and academic advisors to support students in an intentional and comprehensive way – providing wrap around services to our students.

If you have a student who is struggling in the classroom, please let the advising team know via the academic referral form. The sooner the advisor learns of your concern through the form, which requires VPN access, the better as it increases their chance of successfully intervening and supporting faculty/students at a pivotal point in time.

The electronic form is located on
Click on SFCC Connect (Intranet)
Select Academic Referral 2023-24, under Featured Links (Left Side of Page)

Referrals are routed instantaneously to an advisor. Advisors reach out to their advisee via phone/email. They check in, explain the reason for their outreach, and determine how to best help based upon their dialogue with the student in addition to the information submitted within the referral. Depending upon the situation, advisors educate/offer options, provide holistic care, strategize with a student, make referrals to others on campus resources, etc. Once the concern is addressed, the advisor updates the referral status and enters their notes in the system, which will update the faculty member on the outcome of the referral if they log back in to check the status. Faculty access this information by clicking into the referral response via the email confirmation of their submission (click show approval history and then show approval comments).

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out via phone at 505-428-1275 or by email at

Step-by-step academic referral guide

Generative AI Syllabus Policy Consults with Sarah Hood: one-on-one, small group or departmental

Want to create a Generative AI policy for your syllabus but not sure where to start? Sarah Hood is happy to provide a 1-on-1, small-group or departmental consultation. Book an appointment here:

WOW awards – nominate an outstanding coworker today!

The Office of Human Resources recognizes WOW recipients for their dedicated work and commitment to Santa Fe Community College.

Please be sure to nominate someone who you think is doing a great job here at SFCC.

The award is a $25.00 gift certificate from Amazon.
The submission form can be found at the SFCC Connect portal, Home » Online Forms/Surveys/Tests » Online Forms » Office of Human Resources or nominate by reaching out to Katie Cadena Priebe at

CHESS — Collaborative for Higher Education Shared Services

CHESS Connection Newsletter – March 13, 2024

If you’re wondering what’s happening with Workday, check out the latest CHESS Connection!

This new newsletter combines information about the CHESS Workday Student Project Kickoff, Continuing Education Kickoff, and upcoming reporting training.

Opt-In to get Student Parent Success newsletter

Did you know that more than 1 in 5 college students nationally is a parent and that 42% of student parents are enrolled at community colleges? The Student Parent Success Program, a program of the SFCC Early Childhood Center of Excellence, distributes a monthly student parent newsletter, events, and resources to student parents. Please help us reach more student parents – staff and faculty, use this form to opt-in to our emails so that you receive information on events, resources, and opportunities that you can share with student parents: And student parents, use the form on our webpage to opt-in to our emails directly:

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 to SFCC, we’d love to introduce you to the our community. We’re happy you’re working with us at SFCC!


SFCC Visual Arts Gallery hosts Site Santa Fe’s Young Curator’s ‘Contemporary Roots’ opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday

“La Matadora” by Erin Currier

“Boat People” by Matthew J. Ellis.

SFCC Visual Arts Gallery hosts SITE Santa Fe’s “Contemporary Roots” public opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. April 5. Everyone is welcome to the opening. Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel has said she knows the timing is late for those who will be working on Friday so she plans to open the doors early to the gallery at 4 p.m. to the SFCC Community – students, faculty and staff who would like to stop by before they leave campus on Friday. The exhibition runs through April 19.

Curated by the SITE Santa Fe Young Curators, “Contemporary Roots: New and Old Traditions” is an exhibition exploring representations of tradition, newly-adopted or generational, in contemporary culture. On view at the Santa Fe Community College Visual Arts Gallery from April 5 – April 19. Artists in this exhibition interpret what tradition means to them.

“Contemporary Roots: New and Old Traditions” is curated by Ainsley Drinkard, Ashley Loredo, Hanbi Park, Kaitlyn Loredo, Naeemah Thurman, Sara Barrionuevo, Sofia Garcia, and Tara Lujan-Baker. Young Curators is a free after-school program for high school students. In this program, the Young Curators work together to decide on a theme for an art exhibition, select what pieces to include, write critically about art and the exhibition, and bring an exhibition to life. See a selection of art that has been selected below. Click on images to see larger:

SF County announces Construction of NE/SE Connector Road(s) resumes

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This message is from Santa Fe County:

Effective March 18, 2024, construction will resume on the Northeast and Southeast Connector Roads project after its winter suspension, Santa Fe County announced today.

Construction will commence with road paving operations on the Northeast Connector east of Richards Ave. to existing Rabbit Road. Future phasing of work will be announced as work proceeds.

Limited work continued, however, throughout the winter suspension (12-15-23 through 3-18-24) allowing for some drainage and concrete work to be completed. Additionally, approximately 50% of the broadband conduit and related infrastructure was installed. To date, approximately 95% of the earthwork and 85% of waterline and drainage culverts have been installed, with two of the six roundabouts open to traffic.   

Residents, please be aware that during paving operations on the Northeast Connector, public access within the work zones is strictly prohibited. Traffic control and barricades will also be in place along the following construction zones:

  • Southeast Connector south of Rabbit Road to Ave del Sur.
  • Ave Del Sur east of Richards Ave to the Southeast Connector.

These work zones pose significant hazards to pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists if breached, emphasizing the need to strictly adhere to safety precautions. Santa Fe County prioritizes constituent safety, urging all pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists to respect road closures and take precautions when navigating work zones.

For more information and additional safety resources, please contact Johnny Baca, Project Manager III at

Further project information is available on the project website at:

View video of reading by Diné storyteller Manny Loley, Ph.D.

Diné storyteller Manny Loley, Ph.D., had an online reading on Feb. 21 for The Writing Generation Series and had a follow-up free online creative writing session on Feb. 28.

This free online series is open to the public and consists of two types of events: Readings by writers and creative sessions when attendees will be given writing prompts and time to write. Register at will receive a Zoom link the morning of the event.

Read Manny Loley’s bio and more in the press release.

Check out Manny Loley’s reading his poetry on Feb. 22. You will get the opportunity to hear what his work sounds like in both in the Navajo language and English.

For more information on The Writing Generation Series, please contact SFCC Library Director Valerie Nye at or 505-428-1506.

STEM Kits – Name Rockets & Robot Necklaces!
Available at the SFCC Library

Free Name Rocket and Robot Necklace STEM Kits are available for kids ages 4-7 at the SFCC Library.  All materials are included in the kits courtesy of the Santa Fe Children’s Museum.

The number of kits we have are limited, so come by the library soon!

For more information contact:

CE art exhibition continues outside room 567 through mid-May

Visitors enjoyed checking out the art and having tasty treats at the CE art opening and reception.

SFCC’s Continuing Education hosted an art opening on Feb. 1. The art exhibit on display outside of Room 567 features work by CE instructors, as well as talented CE students. The art work will be on display until mid-May. Continuing Education offers more than two dozen art courses throughout the year. Browse through the CE catalog and learn more by visiting or email for more information. Thank you to Bella Marie for sharing the photos!

Videos of reading and creative sessions by poet Janna Lopez available

The Santa Fe Community College Library and SFCC’s Creative Writing program have partnered to offer a free online series that is open to the public and consists of two types of events: readings by New Mexico writers and creative sessions when attendees will be given writing prompts and time to write.

If you missed the January 24 reading by Janna Lopez you can now watch it here:

This video is from the Jan. 24 reading of “such is” by Janna Lopez.

On Jan 31, Lopez shared her creative approach of self-conversation with attendees. Read the full press release with Janna Lopez’s bio here and see the video below:

This video shows Janna Lopez lead a creative writing session on Jan. 29.

The series will continue with readings and creative sessions throughout the spring. The public is encouraged to join some or all of the free online events. Register to get a Zoom link to attend at

Future series event:

Final Attendee Reading (to shed the spotlight on the online event participants and attendees), May 1 at 6 p.m.

For more information on The Writing Generation Series, please contact SFCC Library Director Valerie Nye at or 505-428-1506.

Video of SFCC Library reading by Austin Eichelberger

SFCC Library and the SFCC Creative Writing program sponsored a reading with Austin Eichelberger from his novel in progress, “The Longdream.” Check out the video.

SFCC Library has launchpad tablets to lend for 3- to 5-year-old kids

The SFCC Library has six Launchpad learning tablets for children ages 3-5 years old. Launchpad learning tablets are loaded with apps, videos, storybooks, games just for kids. 100% secure. No internet needed. With an SFCC ID these tablets designed for kids can be used in the library’s Family Study Room and they can be checked out with headphones for four weeks at a time.

The Launchpad titles available at the SFCC Library are:
Estoy Listo Para Escuela, Food for Thought!, Learning Castle!
Pawsitively Scientific, Puppy Talk!, and School of Fun. Stop by the library’s main desk to request a Launchpad tablet. Questions? Contact the library at: or 505-428-1352.

Ongoing construction on Beckner Road; right turns only

Santa Fe County photo of intersection of Richards Ave. and Dinosaur Trail. Visit

Yay! The roundabout at Richards Ave. and Dinosaur Trail is now open. Please note: Some construction on Rabbit Road and other parts of Dinosaur Trail continues. Also, The Santa Fe New Mexican ran a story on Dec. 31 stating that the City is allowing right hand turns only on Beckner Road.

Here’s the official notice from Santa Fe County:

The Santa Fe County Public Works Department is excited to announce an early opening of the newly constructed roundabout at Richards Avenue and Dinosaur Trail. Effective Friday, October 20, 2023, at 3:00 pm Richards Ave will be fully operational and open to traffic. This is the second of six roundabouts slated for the Northeast and Southeast Connectors Roads Project.

While we are satisfied to reopen Richards Avenue in advance of schedule, we want to inform our residents that the west connection to Dinosaur Trail will be established at a later date. In the interim, the existing signalized intersection located south of this roundabout will remain in full operation to ensure consistent traffic flow. Moreover, the east connection to Rabbit Road is currently under construction and will be opened at a later date.   

On September 11, 2023, the contractor commenced work on this roundabout with the strict timeline to complete and reopen Richards Ave within (60) calendar days.  Due to an aggressive schedule and optimum weather, this work was completed in (40) days. 

This is a great example of the commitment made by Santa Fe County to the community, to streamline any disruptions to traffic while we complete this important road project. Santa Fe County envisions the Northeast and Southeast Connectors Roads project as the most dynamic transportation conduit of the Community College District, strengthening connectivity and safety in this growing community.

For additional information regarding the project, please visit or contact Johnny Baca, Project Manager 3, at

For any future road updates please sign up for Alert Santa Fe.

Re: Beckner Road. According to a Nov. 2 story in the Santa Fe New Mexican, Beckner Road will have ongoing construction for six to eight months. Read the story, “Beckner “Road to be closed for six to eight more months, city says” A story in the Dec. 30 issue of the Santa Fe New Mexican stated, “Santa Fe says Beckner Road is all right (turns) for now”

Required COVID-19 Reporting

SFCC continues to monitor and follow guidance from public health officials and state and local government on mitigating and addressing exposure to COVID-19. The State of New Mexico and New Mexico Higher Education Department recently announced they will no longer require the reporting of COVID-19 cases amongst student, staff, and faculty who are on campus via the Rapid Response Submission Portal.

Our college continues to take the transmission and threat of infectious diseases seriously and we remain committed to keeping our community as safe as possible. Please note the following:

  • The college no longer requires reporting of COVID-19 positive cases to SFCC’s Contact Tracing Team.
  • However, it is very important we continue keep each other safe and follow health and safety best practices. The college continues to follow guidelines from the CDC Quarantine and Isolation Calculator, which details the following:
    • You should isolate from others when you have COVID-19.
    • You should also isolate if you are sick and suspect that you have COVID-19 but do not yet have test results.
    • Ending isolation is detailed on the CDC’s Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19 webpage – “Ending Isolation”.
  • Positive or suspected positive individuals should coordinate closely with supervisors to make appropriate accommodations, as well as reporting for absences using regular sick leave.
    • If you are out of sick leave and contracted COVID-19, please contact the Office for Human Resources to determine if other options are available to you.
  • The college custodial staff continues its rigorous cleaning and disinfecting protocols, which includes a campus-wide daily schedule, with emphasis on bathrooms, and higher traffic and enclosed spaces.
  • Additionally, Facilities and Operations staff have made significant improvements to college ventilation and filtration systems and those systems are up and running.

The College will continue to follow best practices, community levels, and infectious disease developments.

Museum STEP Passes available at Library

With the STEP Pass, you and up to 5 people can use the card for free admission to:

  • Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
  • Santa Fe Children’s Museum
  • IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Art
  • Santa Fe Botanical Garden

Passes check out for two weeks at a time.

For more information contact:

OIT Service Desk Hours
Phone service 24 hours a day Mon. – Fri.

On November 1st the OIT Service Desk extended its phone hours to better serve students, staff and faculty.

Phone Hours

Monday – Friday: 24 hours
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Office Hours
Room 528

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon
Sunday: Closed

Need food? Campus Cupboard welcomes all

Campus Cupboard offers fresh, canned and refrigerated items.

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.

Visit Campus Cupboard for more information.

Campus Cupboard is supported by SFCC Foundation.

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.

03/20/2024, Santa Fe New Mexican, “New Mexico state, federal lawmakers look to boost college enrollment, graduation”

03/16/2024, Los Alamos Daily Post, “SFCC Hosts Broken Parts Car Club Show April 26”

03/13/2024, Santa Fe Reporter, “3 Questions with Writer Miriam Sagan”

03/12/2024, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Road construction near Santa Fe Community College resumes Monday”

03/04/2024, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Santa Fe remembers pandemic losses at annual memorial”

02/29/24, Los Alamos Daily Post, “Santa Fe Community College Foundation Announces Two Presentations By Michael Zeiler About Upcoming Eclipse”

02/28/2024, Santa Fe Reporter, “SFCC Faculty to Board: Full-time Salaries Barely Living Wage”

02/29/2024, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Santa Fe Community College faculty pushes board for higher wages.”

02/22/2024, KUNM radio, “Workforce bills would add funds for apprenticeships and trainings”

02/21/2024,, “Youth Climate Action panelists announced; 2024 Green Schools Conference.” Article cites SFCC GED grad Magnificent Farrell in story.

02/20/2024, KRQE-TV, “Teahouse participates in Restaurant Week.” Story focuses on focuses on Executive Chef Martin Blanco who studied Culinary Arts at SFCC.

02/19/2024, KRQE-TV, “New Mexico college is turning campus into family-friendly environment.”

02/15/2024, Community College Daily, “Newmakers.” Article highlights Mayra Gutierrez.

02/14/2024, Los Alamos Daily Post, “SFCC Library presents leaving utopia; A Reading and Discussion with Miriam Sagan.”

02/12/2024, Education News North Carolina, “A long time educator and advocate for the deaf wins statewide award for interpreting” Kimberly Martin-Engel (Kim Martin) was awarded the AAS in American Sign Language Interpreting from SFCC on 5/12/2000.

01/28/2024, Santa Fe New Mexican, Celebrations, Jan. 28, 2024 – Faces & place. Mayra Gutierrez is the new director of the state’s office for the home-visiting program First Born and More, based in the Early Childhood Center of Excellence at the college.

01/24/2024, EdNC, “North Carolina once led the way in early childhood policy and investment. Five other states are showing us how to do it again.” Story cites progress in New Mexco and includes quote from Catron Allred, ECCOE director.

01/20/2024, Santa Fe New Mexican, “MY VIEW LENNY GANNES- SFCC is losing faculty because of pay”

01/19/2024, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Out There! – LISTEN UP Self-conversation starters.” Story about SFCC Library’s Writing Generation Series.

01/16/2024, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Parents of young woman killed in hit-and-run on I-25 still hope for answers” Story about SFCC student Maeve Long, who passed.

01/15/2024, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Internship program paves the way to film industry jobs”

01/15/2024, Albuquerque Business First, “New Santa Fe internship program looks to give residents pathway to work in film.”

01/14/2024, KRQW, “Tax prep, help offered at Santa Fe Community College campus”

01/12/2024, Santa Fe New Mexican Pasatiempo, “Love is the not-so-secret ingredient in the pies at Harry’s Roadhouse” Story is about SFCC Culinary Arts program grad Pastry Chef Karina Lira.

01/12/2024, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Appointments open for AARP Foundation tax help at SFCC campus”

01/09/2024, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Santa Fe County seeks UNM study on global sustainability center”

01/09/2024, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Clay statue of Aztec god makes stop at Southside Branch Library”

01/08/2024, Rio Rancho Observer, “Sen. Heinrich Tours Santa Fe Community College”

01/05/2024, KRQE, “Santa Fe groups come together to pioneer film internship program”

01/02/2024, Santa Fe Reporter, “25 Things We Love About Santa Fe Right Now.” Stories cites East Wing Eatery.