Campus Weekly

News and Announcements

Irrigation repairs to impact traffic on front roundabout

Repairs to irrigation lines begin today at the central roundabout (the drop-off area by the flag poles) and will continue through Monday, April 30. During repairs, the roundabout may not be accessible. Please be prepared to use other entrances into the main and West Wing parking lots. Parking areas should not be affected. Please use caution when walking or driving in the vicinity.

Thank you for your patience while we make improvements to campus. If you have any questions, please contact Plant Operations and Management at ext. 1670.

SFCC Food Truck on campus today

In honor of Native American/Diversity Day today, the SFCC food truck is here serving up lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. by the front entrance flag poles. Cash only, please. Proceeds of the food sales will benefit the Native American student club.

KSWV on campus

Que Suave’s Estevan Gonzales was live on campus last week learning more about the college and activities including registration, scholarships, recycling day, the Higher Education Center and more.

Gonzales interviewed President Cervantes as well as Kelly Durbin, Director of Financial Aid; Rebecca Estrada, Executive Director of the Santa Fe Higher Education Center & Academic Partnerships; Kris Swedin, Director of Continuing Education & Contract Training; Kate McCahill, Assistant Professor, Co-Chair-English, Speech & Reading; and our own Marcos Maez interviewed Jonathan Harrell about G.A.M.E (Great Achievement in Men’s Education).

Photo: President Cervantes with Estevan Gonzales

New Mexico TAACCCT featured in 'Job's for Future'

The New Mexico Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Project (TAACCCT) was featured in Powerful Partnerships Community Colleges and Workforce Boards Working Together, a brief written by Jobs for the Future for the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration on community college/workforce board partnerships.

The report includes the stories of partnerships that came together to meet employer needs and provide pathways to careers. It draws out specific lessons learned to help other colleges and workforce system partners serve their “common customers” — individual students, employers, and job seekers.


New equipment for Automotive Technologies

Dr. Cervantes and faculty member with Automotive Technologies, Gilbert Sena, with the new Pro-Cut on the car rotor machining lathe. It is the most current technology for addressing brake pulsation issues on current vehicles. The equipment was purchased with Capital Outlay funds from the state legislature.

Cabinet Secretary Damron to speak at Spring Commencement, May 12

This spring’s commencement ceremony begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 12 on campus in the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center gymnasium. Cabinet Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Barbara Damron will be the keynote speaker.

If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Registrar Kathleen Sena, ext. 1385.

Conference: Achieving a Fair Political System, April 28

This conference, focusing on Building a grassroots coalition to revive our democracy takes place 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sat., April 28 in the Jemez Rooms. The conference is free and open to the public.

Its mission: To convene a broad spectrum of organizations and individuals to focus on how New Mexicans can work together more collaboratively to remove the corrupting influence of money in politics, level the playing field and make our government fairly represent and serve all the people of our state.

See full agenda, list of presenters and register online

OIT Maintenance, April 29

OIT will be performing system patching and maintenance on Sunday, April 29. Systems will be affected by intermittent outages. For more information, contact the OIT Service Desk, ext. 1222. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Next Generation Water Summit, April 29-May 1

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

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

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

Read more. . .

Katie Besser Creative Writing Awards, May 1

SFCC’s emerging writers will showcase their work during the Katie Besser Creative Writing Awards celebration, formerly known as the Student Writing Awards at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 1 at Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St.

The recipient of the Richard Bradford Memorial Creative Writing Scholarship will also be announced. The awards were renamed the Katie Besser Creative Writing Awards in recognition Ms. Besser’s love of literature and creative writing.

Learn more about the Creative Writing program.


Call for submissions – Celebrate National Poetry Month

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Student Spotlight

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

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

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

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

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

Questions about registration? Contact Heidi Weingart or Cheryl Fields.

Apply for summer financial aid NOW

Students interested in receiving financial aid for the summer must complete the 2018 Summer Supplemental Application. This form is available and can be completed at the Financial Aid Office in Welcome and Advising.

The payment deadline for summer classes is May 16, so please be sure to have financing in place so you don’t get dropped from your classes.

For more information, contact Financial Aid, ext. 1268.

Outstanding Student of the Year

Victoria Linares was selected by the New Mexico Adult Education Association as Santa Fe’s Outstanding Student of the Year during the Legislature’s Adult Education & Literacy Day at the Roundhouse in January. Vicky has been an ESL student with Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe and with Adult Education at SFCC since October 2016.

Excellent work, Vicky!

Photo (l-r): Vicky’s father, Jose Linares, Vicky Linares and ESL tutor, Carol Beidleman.

Petition to Graduate

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

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

Sopho-MORE workshop series

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

April 25: Transferring 101

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

G.A.M.E. is back!

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

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

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

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

Respiratory Care Application open through April 30

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

For more information about the program, assistance with the application process and academic advising, please contact Rebecca Jeffs, ext. 1723 or Cahalan Fiddes, ext. 1462.

The 2018 application, application instructions and program information is available on the SFCC Respiratory Care page.

Learn more about the profession.

SFCC Glass Club Sale, May 2 & 3

The SFCC student Glass Club sale is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wed. and Thurs., May 2 and 3 in the main hallway. Art students will sell glass art and functional pieces. The work has been created by using a variety of methods, from fusing and slumping to casting and creative contemporary methods. Works include vibrant color and luminescent glass, whimsical sculptures and functional glassware.

For more information, contact Ellen Premack at

Photo: piece by Laura Fram Cowan

SFCC student fashion show, May 11

SFCC’s annual student fashion show begins with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 6 p.m., Friday, May 11 at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza, 100 Sandoval St. Tickets are $20-25 for VIP seating or $10 for regular seating and can be purchased online at or at the door. SFCC students are free with student ID. For more information, call 505-428-1358.

The event showcases fashion design students’ work as they present their work on the runway for finals. The show is produced by the SFCC Fashion Club and allows the students to get hands-on experience in several areas of the fashion industry. Make up and hair provided by Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy, Albuquerque.

SFCC Scholarship Application Deadline Friday, May 25

Don’t Leave $$$ on the Table!

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

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

Scholarships are awarded based upon availability of funds. Financial need and a minimum GPA are required for some scholarships. Students are required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Scholarships are available for international and non-U.S. citizen students. International students should complete the 2018-2019 Dreamers Financial Aid Application available online and from the Financial Aid Office.

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

Dental Program accepting applications for fall 2018

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

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

¡Palabra!: Pow Wow

A pow wow is a social gathering held by many different Native American communities. The word is derived from the Narragansett word powwaw, meaning “spiritual leader“. A modern pow wow is a specific type of event for Native American people to meet and dance, sing, socialize, and honor their cultures. View definition in Spanish.

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

Employee Announcements

Welcome to David Sandoval, new member of OPIE

The staff in OPIE is excited to welcome and introduce David Sandoval, our grant-funded B2C Data Analyst, who will work on the Santa Fe Birth to Career Collaboration team and make new strides in supporting the collaboration with stronger data.

David comes to us from the State of New Mexico. A graduate of Northern New Mexico College and former IT support specialist, he began working with data reporting on a regular basis about 15 years ago, and has done reporting on healthcare, Medicaid and medical service data, as well as student and institution data within the realm of higher education. When he’s not crunching data, David enjoys motorcycle rides through the Sangre de Cristo mountains and volunteering with his congregation. Welcome, David!

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

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

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

Save the Date, 2018 Service Awards April 27

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

DeafTEC Workshops, April 28

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

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

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

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

Learn about TRiO Student Support Services

TRiO is a federally funded grant program to support eligible Santa Fe Community College students. The program services income eligible, first generation students and students with disabilities.

Eligible students who are committed to their college education and will to participate will be offered enriched services designed to help them meet their educational goals.

What Does TRiO Offer Students?

Academic Advising and Educational Planning
Academic Support
Personal Advising
Social and Cultural Activities
Assistance with scholarship applications
Computer Lab and Private Study Spaces
Connection with other Students

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