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You're Invited! Meow Wolf, SFCC Welcome Ethyl the Whale

The SFCC community is invited to the unveiling of Ethyl the Whale beginning at 11 a.m. this morning at the north end of the track/field north of the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center.

Meow Wolf, in partnership with SFCC will introduce a life-sized blue whale named “Ethyl”. The 82-foot-long whale sculpture is made from hand-recycled plastic trash and is also internally lit to glow each evening.

See today’s coverage in the Santa Fe New Mexican; and Our View: A whale of a plastics problem – a few solutions.

Photo courtesy of Cindy Trujillo.

Registration for Fall 2019 begins tomorrow!

Registration for fall credit courses begins tomorrow. View the class schedule.

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

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

Please visit to learn more about the changes.

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

Still have questions?

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

Continuing Education Offerings for Summer

The Continuing Education class schedule for summer is now online! Check it out, remember employees can use EEBs towards CE classes.

Dental Table Clinics, April 25

SFCC’s Dental Assisting and Dental Health student table clinics will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Thursday, April 25 in the Campus Center.

Come and learn from the research, the innovative ideas and our talented students. Open to the community and dental professionals can earn up to 2 CE units (NMBODHC A (1)).

For more information, contact Aamna Nayyar, 505-428-1258 or see Facebook: MouthIsADoorwayToOverallHealth

SFCC Talent Show and Info Party April 25

Invite your friends and family to learn more about SFCC at the student talent show and INFO PARTY, 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 25 in the main hallway and Campus Center. Dinner will be served.

For more information, contact student admissions counselor Daniela Gurule, 505-428-1149 or email

Native American Week: April 29-May 2

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

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

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

Get all of the details.

SFCC Glass Club Sale, May 1 and 2

SFCC Glass Club members will sell glass art and functional pieces. Work will include earrings, dishware and sculpture. Techniques used to create the works include fusing and casting. Proceeds from the sale support the glass program and the artists themselves.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, May 1 and 2. For more information, contact Patrick Morrissey, 505-920-5241.

PHOTO: by artist Barbara Bloomberg

Spring Readings in the Library Series continues next week.

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

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

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

See photos from last week’s Women Write Panel.

Gerald Clay Memorial Basketball Tournament Photos

If you missed the tournament earlier this month, check out this great photo gallery on Facebook.

FEC Grand Reopening Rescheduled, May 9

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

SNA seeking donations for toiletry drive

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

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

FREE class to aid dementia caregivers

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

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

Student Spotlight

STEM Core Network Information Session, April 25

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

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

For more information: or 505-428-1323.


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

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

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

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

Don’t Leave $$$ on the Table!

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

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

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

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

Employee Announcements

2019 Service Awards, Friday

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

One World. May Cultures! - Thank you!

From Aamna Nayyar, Chair of President Diversity Advisory Committee (PDAC):

Thanks to all who organized, volunteered, participated and attended the “One World. Many Cultures” event on campus last week. And special thanks to Ernest, Mary, SGA and Student Ambassadors for their leadership.

See photos of the event on Facebook.

Some comments by made by attendees:
“The event yesterday was amazing. Great work!”
“An excellent event, thank you”
“Great job on today’s event! I and my classes enjoyed it and utilized it a lot. I loved getting to see my name in Urdu—very beautiful—thank you. Thank you, also, for the opportunity to sit and listen in today’s fishbowl conversation. I enjoyed it and appreciated it very much.”

Read more and see more photos here.

Dr. Nayyar attends conference

Dr. Aamna Nayyar, Director of the Department of Dental Health attended the National Oral Health Conference held in Memphis, Tenessee earlier this month. Thanks to SFCC’s Professional Development funding sponsored by SFCC Foundation for their support with pre-conference session and mileage.

Dr. Nayyar represented New Mexico as the Chair of the NM Oral Health Coalition (NMOHC). Thanks to American Network of Oral Health Coalition (ANOHC)’s scholarship sponsored by DentaQuest for funding the airfare, hotel and car rental.

Details on the conference can be found here.

Save the Date: Commencement May 18

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

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

Wonderful Outstanding Worker (WOW) Award

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

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

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

Career Services at SFCC

Did you know SFCC Career Services has updated its online web-portfolio education module? Online portfolios with Wix, Weebly, LinkedIn and More now contains examples of free web-portfolio pages, and is available online for free inside our Your New Job off-campus job postings job database. Go to to register and access this module, as well as postings for many full-time, part-time, and summer jobs and internships. You can also receive in-person and online feedback on your new profiles. Contact Career Services at, 505-428-1406, or in room 204-G for more information.