Campus Weekly

Car show was a big success

The Broken Parts Car Club produced the very successful SFCC Car Show on April 21. The student club’s members are studying Automotive Technologies at SFCC. Thank you to all those who contributed to the success particularly Automotive Technologies Director Julia Furry, the automotive technology instructors and Welding instructor Estevan Ortega for the trophies made of pistons. Winners were awarded in the following categories: Domestic, European or Japanese.

Thank you to Digital Recruitment and Marketing Specialist Ben Lauer, Assistant Executive Director of MPR Laura J. Mulry, and Systems Network Administrator OIT Chris Liebson who shared these wonderful photographs!

Red Cross Resiliency Workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for veterans, active duty and family at VRC

Celebrate PDAC Diversity Day, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday

Celebrate with us ….
SFCC’s President Diversity Advisory Committee [PDAC]’s Diversity Day

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Campus Center
Open to the Public.

There will be informational booths and fun activities. Free food from Pantry Dos will be provided (Thanks to Student Activities). Attendees will have the option to purchase items too at some booths.

We encourage you to wear clothing that reflects your heritage. If you don’t have clothing that reflects your heritage, please come anyway.

Faculty are advised to bring their classes and visit each booth and consider giving credits to the students. Diversity and Inclusion/Cultural Competence is part of curriculum.

Questions: Contact sj Miller, P.h.D., at

Respiratory Care hosts info sessions on May 2, 4, 9 and 11

Respiratory Care Therapy program will host a free series of information sessions:

  • 10 a.m. to noon May 2
  • Noon to 2 p.m. May 4
  • 10 a.m. to noon May 9
  • Noon to 2 p.m. May 11

All sessions are in Room 433 in the Health and Sciences Building, SFCC Campus, 6401 Richards Avenue.  Learn more about Respiratory Therapy and how to apply for admission. Read more about the Respiratory Care Therapy program at Applications open on July 1 for the Spring 2025 semester. For more information, contact Jessica Barrera, Program Director of Respiratory Therapy Care, at or call 505-428-1723.

Applications due on May 3 for free Fiber Optics Technician Training

SFCC in partnership with Santa Fe County and the New Mexico Department of Workforce Connections announce applications are open for a free training bootcamp to become a certified fiber optics technician.

The Professional Readiness for Technical Careers (PROTEC) program begins on Monday, May 8 and continues through Friday, May 12 at SFCC Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road. Applications are due on May 3. More information and applications are available at

The free five-day, hands-on intensive program gives students the opportunity to earn three certifications from the Fiber Optic Association that are recognized throughout the world and aligned to industry standards. These credentials will remain valid for three years, after which they can be renewed by the student. Students can earn the following certifications: Certified Fiber Optic Technician, Certified Fiber Optic Specialist in Splicing, and Certified Fiber Optic Specialists in Testing and Maintenance.

Certified fiber optics technicians are in demand. Local employers include Vexus Fiber Company working in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Las Cruces.

Included in the training are these three opportunities for certification.

Read more in the press release.

EPA Environmental training technician graduation is from 10 a.m. until noon Friday at HEC

Join in celebrating the eleven graduates, who will be job-ready upon completion of the program. They will have up to nine industry certifications after completing the intensive five-week training.

When:  10 a.m. to noon Friday, April 28

Where: Santa Fe Higher Education Center Lobby

Cost:  Free.                                        

Of Note: Graduates will receive certifications in the following:

  • General Hazardous Waste Site Worker (HAZWOPER)
  • Forklift Operator
  • OSHA Construction Standards
  • Confined Space Entry and Non-Entry Rescue
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Hazardous Waste Management (RCRA)
  • Phase I and Phase II Environmental Assessments
  • Environmental Sampling
  • DOT HazMat
  • First Aid CPR AED in the list of certifications.

In addition to the 172 hours of training, attendees met with environmental employers and Department of Workforce Solutions staff to provide guidance on résumé preparation and job interviewing skills.

Additional Information: For questions about the program: Contact Environmental Health and Safety Instructor Janet Kerley via email at or call 505-428-1896. Graduates will be available for interviews after the program on April 28. For more information about the $200,000 EPA grant given to SFCC, read this EPA press release.

CEA Open House from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at TATC

Greenhouse technician and instructor Pedro Casas Cordero displays an array of tomatoes.

Santa Fe Community College’s Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) program and the Aquaponics and Hydroponics Club, with support from Student Government Association, will host a CEA/Greenhouse Open House from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29 in the Trades and Advanced Technology Center (TAT C) next to the large greenhouse complex.

The free event is open to all.

  • Tours will begin every 30 minutes.
  • Learn about hydroponics, aquaponics and algae cultivation.
  • Free seedlings for attendees.
  • Culinary samples
  • Free kids coloring corner

The SFCC Culinary Arts program will provide free food samples made with produce from the SFCC Greenhouse, grown by advanced CEA students and prepared by advanced Culinary Arts students. 

Learn more about SFCC’s programs focused on sustainability in the areas of food, energy and water.

For information, contact Richard “Charlie” Shultz, Academic Director of the Controlled Environment Agriculture program, at or call 505-428-1205. 

Listen to KSFR podcasts spotlighting Community College Month events

Check out these podcasts from Andrew Lovato’s program Our Santa Fe, which featured guests from SFCC.

Last Thursday’s broadcast focused on the SFCC car show and the upcoming Diversity Day. Guests included Automotive Technology faculty and sj Miller, Phd., speaking about equity and Diversity Day. Listen here.

Another recent broadcast featured Richard “Charlie” Shultz talking about the Controlled Environment program and the CEA Open House. Hear his interview here.

Automotive Technologies program hosts Roadrunner car club with Porsches at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 6 at ATC

SFCC will host a tech session at the Automotive Technology Center for the Roadrunner Region Porsche Club of America at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 6 on SFCC campus, 6401 Richards Avenue. Members will drive Porsches to rally at the center. The club and college welcome the public to attend the tour and see the Porsches. Attendance is free, but attendees are encouraged to email Rob Ryan at for planning purposes. For more information about the SFCC Automotive Technology Center and SFCC’s Automotive Technologies Program contact Director of Automotive Technologies Julia Furry at or call 505-428-1177.

Book as Sculpture summer class offered Mondays and Wednesdays

Marci Easterbrook: Plant life, paste and tea stained papers, slip case and sewn book.

New class: THE BOOK AS SCULPTURE: Narratives in Visual Play & Form
Marci Easterbrook
Arts and Design Advanced Projects – ARTS 2115L D1 CRN 10117 3 Credits
Jun 05 – Jul 29 Eight weeks Monday and Wednesday 9-2 p.m. ONLINE SYNCHRONOUS

Explore materials to create unique books with sculptural dimension and content. Play with ideas, text and forms. Traditional and contemporary methods of book binding
combine surface with 3-D structures.

This ONLINE SYCHRONOUS CLASS will use paper pulp, fabric, wood, clay, metal, fiber, altered books and re-purposed materials to create a home studio of learning.

Art making is intensive, fun and creates sculpture and book objects. Discover new ways to tell your story.
For more information contact Marci Easterbrook, Illustrator Book Artist Papermaker Printmaker. Visit: For Registration contact Melba Ramos or Patricia Pearce

Invite students, family and friends to Career & Transfer Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday

Check out the many career & transfer opportunities at the SFCC Career & Transfer Fair on campus this Tuesday.

Invite students, your friends and family members to stop by the SFCC Career & Transfer Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 in the Campus Center.

Tell everyone to bring copies of their résumé. Talk with more than 50 employers including many from health care providers including CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, nonprofit organizations, hotels, retail stores as well as many other major employers such as Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Also, meet representatives of SFCC, as well as four-year colleges and universities (Eastern New Mexico University, Institute of American Indian Arts, Texas Tech University, University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University, Northern New Mexico College, New Mexico Highlands University, Western New Mexico University, New Mexico Tech, Northern Arizona University and Fort Lewis College) about transfer opportunities.  Free event. SFCC, Campus Center, 6401 Richards Ave. Call 505-428-1406 or email for information.

Here’s a list (more to be added) of participants:

  • Home Instead
  • Dion’s
  • Santa Fe Recovery Center
  • CHRISTUS St. Vincent
  • Benchmark Human Services
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Growing Up New Mexico
  • New Mexico Pain Center of Santa Fe
  • Eastern New Mexico University
  • Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
  • Quail Run Association
  • Texas Tech University
  • Windgate Healing Arts
  • UNM
  • Youth Shelters and Family Services
  • New Mexico State University
  • Santo Niño Regional Catholic School
  • Santa Fe Care Center
  • Buffalo Thunder
  • Mario Chavez Designer Jewelry
  • The Club at Las Campanas
  • Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails
  • Montecito Santa Fe and MC Santa Fe, LLC
  • Prsim Autism Services
  • Edgewater Federal Solutions
  • Ambercare
  • Educational Opportunity Center
  • Northern New Mexico College
  • N3B-Los Alamos
  • Snelling Staffing
  • Santa Maria El Mirador
  • Comparion Insurance Agency
  • Santa Fe Community College
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Historic Santa Fe Foundation
  • LANL Student Programs Office
  • Institute of American Indian Arts
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • Indian Resources Development
  • Mewbourne Oil Company
  • UNM Medical Group, Inc.
  • Mewbourne Oil Company
  • Kuckelman Pump Service
  • Santa Fe County Human Resources
  • Nurses With Heart Home Care
  • Homewise
  • JGMS Government Services
  • Taos Ski Valley, Inc.
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • New Mexico Tech
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless
  • Temple Beth Shalom
  • Western New Mexico University
  • Target
  • Bernalillo County Metropolitan detention Center
  • Drury Plaza Hotel
  • Northern New Mexico College
  • DMC/D Maahs Construction, LLC
  • Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado

Are you interested in exploring career possibilities? Visit SFCC’s Career Services web page.

Santa Fe New Mexican editorial celebrates SFCC and Community College Month

The Santa Fe New Mexican published an editorial on April 21, “At SFCC, students can realize opportunity”.

We’re excited to share an excerpt with you:

“…From its first days in the Joseph Valdes Industrial Park in the early 1980s to the campus opening in 1988 to today, SFCC has been a boon to the community — attracting students seeking college credits toward a bachelor’s degree; high school students enrolled in dual-credit classes; adults learning a trade; older adults seeking retraining.

In baseball parlance, the college has hit to all fields — and often, knocked it out of the park.

As SFCC celebrates Community College Month, it’s worth taking stock of the role community colleges play in building the local economy and workforce.

Just like with the first open house, members of the public are invited to stop by and see for themselves what is happening.

From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, the college’s Broken Parts Car Club is hosting a car show outside the Automotive Technologies Center. This is fun for car owners but also highlights a campus program essential to helping train employees for an industry short tens of thousands of workers. Master technicians who go through the automotive program can earn six-figure salaries — without taking on heavy debt for an education.

On Tuesday, the college will host its Spring Career and Transfer Fair from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. It’s a place where job seekers can talk to more than 50 employers, and students can find out how to transfer into four-year colleges and universities. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, the college marks its Diversity Day, celebrating the many individuals who make SFCC a success from a variety of perspectives.

On April 29, the public can take part in the Controlled Environment Agriculture Open House and Seedling Giveaway. It’s an opportunity to see another of college’s signature trade programs — with information available about hydroponics, aquaponics and algae cultivation. The SFCC Culinary Arts program will be there to provide food samples made from produce grown at the college — fresh from the greenhouse or outdoor garden.

While the years of pandemic were difficult for SFCC and other community colleges around the country, current President Becky Rowley remains committed to the mission — helping students improve their lots in life. “Our primary mission,” she said, “is to help students move ahead into a job that will provide them with some sort of social mobility.”

That can be gained through for-credit classes, whether in an academic field or a trade, but also in short-term programs designed to impart skills quickly so students can get in, get done and get a job.

Whether training to become a film production assistant or a fiber optics technician, potential employers or government agencies often pay for these shorter sessions. For students, that translates to tuition-free. It’s another way SFCC is helping locals find their path to jobs with benefits that pay well.

This month and every month, SFCC does the essential work of education. On many fronts, it’s a place of opportunity. As it was in 1988, so it is today and tomorrow.”

Summer CE schedule is available online

The Summer Continuing Education Schedule is now available online. Print copies can be found in the racks at Santa Fe Community College, the Santa Fe Higher Education Center and around town. Visit for tips on registering and to view the variety of offerings.

Director of Continuing Education Nicholas Wernicki, Ph.D. said, “This summer we’ve got many new classes, both in person and online. Short-term or one-day summer classes can easily fit in around your summer vacation plans. Summer is also a great time to study at a more leisurely pace for either personal enrichment or to gain new professional skills.”

Read about several new classes in this press release.

If you have questions about the schedule or where to get a print copy, contact Continuing Education at or 505-428-1676. The CE staff can help you complete your registration.

Meow Wolf will host Katie Besser Awards from 5 to 7 p.m. May 11

The First Place image award by Ayla Humphrey.

Santa Fe Community College’s emerging writers and artists will be recognized during the Katie Besser Student Writing Awards celebration hosted by Meow Wolf on from 5 to 7 p.m. May 11. The awards were named for the late Katie Besser in recognition of her love of literature and creative writing. The event celebrates students’ creative expression through writing and image. Writers representing SFCC’s diverse community will read from their winning works.

The thirteenth annual winner of Santa Fe Community College Foundation’s Richard Bradford Memorial Creative Writing Scholarship will be announced at the conclusion of the awards celebration. Named for the author of the 1968 classic Red Sky at Morning, the scholarship was initiated by author Michael McGarrity, the late arts advocate Charmay Allred, and former Santa Fe city councilwoman Rebecca Wurzburger.

These are this year’s Katie Besser Student Award winners by category:

First Place:
Ayla Humphrey – “Illusion”

First Place:
Laurie Hilton – “Border”

Runners Up:
Aja Riggs – “Autofill”
Christine Schwatken – “When No One’s Looking”
Charmayne Samuelson – “Mesmer Mirage”

Honorable Mention:
Ian Reschke – “Disillusionment”

First Place:
Jesse Colvin – “Lessons in Adobe”

Runner Up:
Abigail Rael – “Pass Through Me”

Honorable Mention:
Aja Riggs – “Missing Piece”

Creative Non-Fiction
First Place:
Abigail Rael – “Who Learned What?”

Runners Up:
Brielle D. – “y = mx + b, maybe?”
Rosalie Calhoun – “Toad Tripping”

Honorable Mention:
Charmayne Samuelson – “The Vortex of Death”

Academic Essay
First Place:
Virginia Gonzales – “Getting Better”

Runners Up:
Luis Ramirez – “Tech in Time”
Saif Mahmood – “Televising Criminal Trials”

The Katie Besser Awards are presented through a collaboration of SFCC’s English and Creative Writing programs, SFCC’s Media Arts department, SFCC Foundation, and with the generosity of SFCC Media Arts graphic design student Vitória Oliveira Dos Santos. The Katie Besser Student Writing Awards are directed by Genevieve Betts.

Note: A copy of Accolades, which includes the winning entries, can be obtained by contacting Genevieve Betts at

Listen to recent KSFR show featuring Steve Martinez, Ph.D., talking about Veteran’s Legacy Grant Program

SFCC Assistant Professor of History Steve Martinez, Ph.D., discussed the Veterans Legacy Project with Andy Lovato on the KSFR-FM show Our Santa Fe. Listen to the whole interview here:…/03-23-2023-with-dr-steve-martinez .

Visit the Veleteran’s Legacy Grant Program Official Site: .

To learn more to email

MPR in collaboration with Cisneros Design wins Gold Winner Award for Education Pathways brochure

Marketing and Public Relations, in collaboration with local agency Cisneros Design, received a “Gold Winner” award during the 38th Annual EduAdAwards for “Outstanding Work” on its Education Pathways brochure.

The award-winning campaign showcases the guided pathways at SFCC, which are designed to make it easier and more efficient for students to find their interest and complete certificates and degrees.  Each year, EduAdAwards recognize excellence in the field of educational marketing and advertising. This year, over 2,000 entries were received from some 1,000 colleges and universities from across the country, as well as numerous foreign countries.

Visit the Educational Pathways web page.

April is National Community College Month

April is National Community College month, which recognizes the vital role that community colleges play in building the local workforce and economy.  

Invite family and friends to celebrate with us by attending an event, visiting the campus, or enrolling in a class. Registration for summer, fall and summer Continuing Education begins this month.

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

Several April events highlight the college’s role in the community:

Listen to SFCC Academic Director Charlie Shultz in conversation with KSFR 101.1 FM Our Santa Fe host Andy Lovato about the Controlled Environment Agriculture Program’s April 29 Open House & Seed Giveaway and other Community College Month events:

Visit to learn more about Community College Month, and SFCC’s mission to empower students and strengthen community. Check back for other events and event detail!

CEA Open House from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at TATC

Greenhouse technician and instructor Pedro Casas Cordero displays an array of tomatoes.

Santa Fe Community College’s Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) program and the Aquaponics and Hydroponics Club, with support from Student Government Association, will host a CEA/Greenhouse Open House from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29 in the Trades and Advanced Technology Center (TAT C) next to the large greenhouse complex.

The free event is open to all.

  • Tours will begin every 30 minutes.
  • Learn about hydroponics, aquaponics and algae cultivation.
  • Free seedlings for attendees.
  • Culinary samples
  • Free kids coloring corner

The SFCC Culinary Arts program will provide free food samples made with produce from the SFCC Greenhouse, grown by advanced CEA students and prepared by advanced Culinary Arts students. 

Learn more about SFCC’s programs focused on sustainability in the areas of food, energy and water.

For information, contact Richard “Charlie” Shultz, Academic Director of the Controlled Environment Agriculture program, at or call 505-428-1205. 

Dignitaries visited SFCC for Santa Fe World Affairs Forum

Left to right: Juha Makikalli (Finnish Honorary Consul, Denver, Colorado), Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber, James (Jim) Wysong, Ed.D. (SFCC Dean of School of Liberal Arts and School of Arts, Design and Media Arts), and Dr. Gary M. Grossman from Arizona State University.

Santa Fe World Affairs Forum hosted its annual symposium at SFCC and featured speakers who addressed issues around the Ukraine War and the rising nuclear threats.

For more information about the topics and speakers, visit .

Become a volunteer tutor & help change a life

Are you passionate about literacy and enjoy helping people one on one? Become a BL (Basic Literacy) or ESL (English as a Second Language) tutor today and support a student in learning vital speaking, reading, writing, and numeracy skills.

Tutors and students meet twice a week for about 90 minutes (based on their schedules). A 9-month commitment is needed. Please fill out an application on the Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe website: Call 428-1353 for more information.

Basic Literacy Tutor Training May 4 – 6, 2023

  • Orientation: 4 – 6 p.m. Thursday, May 4
  • Training: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (with a lunch break) Saturday, May 6

ESL Tutor Training June 1-3, 2023

  • Orientation: 4 – 6 p.m. Thursday, June 1
  • Session 1: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, June 2
  • Session 2: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 3

Orientation will be held online, and training sessions will take place at SFCC. An introductory meeting and all sessions are required.

Greenhouse STEM Kits are back in stock at the library!

The very popular and free Greenhouse STEM Kits are available once again for kids ages 4-7. All materials are included in the kits courtesy of the Santa Fe Children’s Museum.

Come by the library to pick up a kit to use and explore growing plants from seeds with your kids! Kits are available during the library’s regular hours.

For more information contact:

SFCC Student Art and Design exhibition opens 4-6 p.m. May 11 in Visual Arts Gallery

File photo of work from last year’s exhibition.

SFCC’s Student exhibition will open from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 11 in the Visual Arts Gallery.

Work will include: Jewelry, Sculpture (including Glass, Santos, Fiber Arts), Printmaking/Book Arts, Fine Woodworking, Ceramics, Photography, Painting/Drawing, Media Arts and Film).
The show will run from Thursday, May 11 until Friday, August 18, 2023.

NMHED Updates on Required COVID-19 Reporting

In a March 10 email, Vice President for Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness Yash Morimoto shared the following update regarding the college COVID reporting policies and best practices:

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.

Stop by The Exchange for free clothing and children’s items

A variety of clothing is available at The Exchange.

Check out this Facebook video tour of “The Exchange,” SFCC’s new, free clothing closet, located next to the Campus Cupboard. Student Involvement Coordinator Mary Eleas leads the tour (with an assist from students Katia, Liam, Gabe, and Jessica) of the new family-friendly space. Kids are welcome to enjoy a small play area while you “shop” for free clothing. (There are clothing items for children from 0 to 4 years of age, as well as casual and professional clothing for adults and teens.) Students and employees, come by! Lower-level rooms 305 & 304A.


Tuesday and Thusdays: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Would you like to donate items to The Exchange?

The Exchange is accepting donations during the hours mentioned above. Bring donations either to Room 304 or 305a. You can also drop them off in Room LL311. The Exchange is not accepting any more children’s clothes at this time. They are accepting children’s books and gently used toys. The Exchange is particularly seeking men’s and women’s professional clothing.

The Exchange and Baby Cupboard are expanded services of Campus Cupboard Food Pantry Campus Cupboard is supported by SFCC Foundation. For information call: 505-428-1775 or email:

New spring semester hours for East Wing Eatery

Café con las Comadres every second Wednesday

SFCC presents Café Con Las Comadres, hosted by Doctora Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos, every second Wednesday of the month.  Join us for our next gathering on April 12 in the West Wing Upper-Level Student Affairs comfort area  (next to the I-Room),  from 8:30 a.m – 9:30 a.m.  This is a gender-inclusive community of friends who gather to empower the lives of one another through advocacy, navigation, support, and resources.   This is a safe shared space. 

RSVPs are welcomed but not necessary – please contact Loretta at or call 505-428-1919.  Sponsored by Student Activities and hosted by Doctora Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos.

Mask wearing strongly encouraged when indoors on campus

Due to the recent surge in Covid cases, SFCC is sharing this message at its entrances:

We strongly encourage face masks inside the building. Recomendamos encarecidamente el uso de mascarillas dentro del edificio.

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Participate in Course Scheduling Survey before April 24

The Scheduling Task Force and the SFCC Foundation need your help creating a schedule that works for current students.

Participate in the survey before April 24 at

Participants will be entered in a drawing for gift cards.

Students can meet author Colum McCann at Story Exchange event from 9 a.m. to noon on May 19

Kate McCahill is coordinating the event.

(SFCC) will host a Story Exchange Narrative 4 event with author Colum McCann from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, May 19 in the SFCC Jemez Rooms. English and Creative Writing students from Santa Fe’s colleges and high schools are welcome and encouraged to attend this free event and meet the author. Refreshments will be served.  Please register at  For more information, email Kate McCahill at or 505-428-1903.  This event is sponsored by the Santa Fe International Literary Festival’s Young Writers and Readers Program, Story Exchange Narrative 4 and SFCC.

Colum McCann is the author of seven novels, three collections of stories and two works of non-fiction. His most recent novel, Apeirogon, became an immediate New York Times bestseller and won several major international awards. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he has been the recipient of many international honors, including the U.S National Book Award, the International Dublin Literary Prize, a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French government, election to the Irish Arts Academy, several European awards, the 2010 Best Foreign Novel Award in China and an Oscar nomination. In 2017 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts. His work has been published in more than 40 languages.  He is the president and co-founder of the nonprofit global story exchange organization, Narrative 4. See  more about him at

Registration now open for summer and fall

Do you know someone who’s interested in taking classes at SFCC, but doesn’t know where to start? Encourage them to visit the Educational Pathways. Find classes at

Encourage your friends and family members to come to the college. Remind folks about the Opportunity Scholarship, as well as the Lottery Scholarship for recent high school graduates.

For information on applying and registering visit For more information, please contact the Welcome and Advising Center, 505-428-1270, 

NMHU Transfer information
Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A representative from New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) will be on campus to discuss options for continuing your educational journey to earn your bachelor’s or master’s degree. The representative can provide information on admissions, academic programs, scholarships, financial aid and more to prospective students. The NMHU representative will be available from from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through May 9 in the main hallway outside the Welcome and Advising Center. For more information, contact Mary E. Angell at

Online FAFSA Workshops/Talleres FAFSA en línea – workshops restart April 19

Financial Aid Office  English FAFSA Workshops
Online Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – No workshops April 5 & 12.

For the link and more information:

Oficina de Ayuda Financiera Talleres FAFSA en español
en línea los jueves de 11 a.m. a 1 p.m. No hay talleres el 5 y 12 de abril.

Para más información, elige la fecha que quieres atender:

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.

SFCC Library family study room now open

If you’re a student parent, we have good news for you! The SFCC Library has opened a new family study room for students who have children. The room has a space for children with toys, books, and special-sized furniture. The room will have three computer stations and room for students working on laptops.

It is open all hours the library is open. It will be available to current students when they have their children with them. Please note: This is not daycare, students must remain with their children. The library’s restroom adjacent to the study room has been updated and is family-friendly with a changing station.

SFCC Library Spring semester hours are:
Mon. – Thurs. 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

SFCC 2022-2023 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.
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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 | |

Join Zoom presentation: How Do You Spell ‘Future’ with AI? at 2-3 p.m. this Thursday

OIT Instructional designer/technologist Julia Dunkin will join librarians Valerie Nye and Sarah Hood for a new discussion about the future of AI on Zoom.

SFCC Library and Online Teaching and Learning (OTL) collaborate in the second campus conversation on ChatGPT from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, April 27. Like all things technology, AI has continued to grow astoundingly quickly. This session seeks to cover a short review of ChatGPT and what it can do, but will go beyond, sharing information about the company, its future, and its influence. What strategies have been developed to prevent its usage in schools—in SFCC specifically—and how can it be detected, if at all?

The talk will open for questions and discussion, but not before exploring some creative ways faculty (and students) have not only accepted but also embraced the usage of ChatGPT in class. Panelists will include: Julia Dunkin (OTL), Sarah Hood (Library) and Val Nye (Library).

Join at:

Questions, contact Val Nye at:

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:

Workday Student is Coming!

Greetings from CHESS!

For those who are new at our member colleges, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kathy Ulibarri, and I am the CEO of the nonprofit Collaborative for Higher Education Shared Services (CHESS).

SFCC is a participating member of CHESS, and we are excited to announce that we are about to begin the implementation process for the Workday Student Information System platform, or “Student,” with our other member Wave 1 colleges: Central New Mexico Community College, Clovis Community College, and Northern New Mexico College. The Workday Student project includes Academic Advising, Recruitment and Admissions, Curriculum Management, Financial Aid, Student Records, Faculty Assignments and Scheduling, and Student Financials.

The CHESS Board, consisting of the member college presidents, has developed the CHESS Student Information System Visioning Statement and Financial Aid Supplement that highlight our two priorities: 1) improving the student experience by increasing modernization, accessibility, and mobility resulting in higher student outcomes and performance metrics; and 2) improving administrative processes to increase productivity, efficiency, capacity, collaboration, and access to data and reporting.

This is a multi-year project, involving many dedicated and talented staff from across the institutions, and the work is already underway. This summer, we will wrap up our key Pre-Planning data collection work with the conclusion of the Operational and Academic Alignment Assessment (O3A) and Deployment Prep Navigator (DPN) and Campus Information Workbook (CIW). We will launch the Planning Phase when implementation teams will be onboarded, and the Project Plan will be developed and finalized based on the results of the Pre-Planning efforts. The Planning Phase is expected to last through September.

We understand that many individuals will be off campus this summer, so be on the lookout for an invitation to a Full Kickoff event when classes resume for the fall term. In the meantime, please enjoy the Workday SIS Wave 1 Kickoff Lite Video here!

Kathy Ulibarri 

CEO, Collaborative for Higher Education Shared Services

(505) 221-4965

Policy Updates: College Branding; Political Activity, Solicitation, and Vending

At their March 29 meeting, the Governing Board approved the policies listed below. Please click on the links to become familiar with them. For more information Contact the Policy Owner Todd Lovato, Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations.

These are the newly updated Policies:

·       Policy 8-1 College Branding

·       Policy 8-2 Political Activity, Solicitation, and Vending

College Policies and Procedures are posted at SFCC Policies. To learn more, contact Policy Officer Laura J. Mulry.

Jennifer Lynch, Exhibit Spectra at Richard Levy Gallery Apr. 5 – May 13; reception May 5

Color aquatint by Jennifer Lynch (previous show)

Jennifer Lynch, adjunct faculty for Printmaking and Book Arts Exhibit Spectra at Richard Levy Gallery, 514 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

April 5-May 13, 2023
Artist Reception: May 5, 6-8 p.m.

Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to present Spectra, an exhibition of abstract paintings and unique prints by Jennifer Lynch. This exhibition includes selections from various bodies of work spanning 13 years.

Spectra comprises otherworldly compositions that examine both the macrocosm and the microcosm.  Lynch’s paintings are inspired by networks found in nature, from the nervous system to crystalline structures. In each piece, the artist reconfigures compositions from previous works while playing with scale to present new perspectives. The artist paints using printing inks as the medium which are applied with stencils, masks and rollers. The titles of her paintings are names of asteroids and Latin names of wildflowers.

Please volunteer to make Commencement a success

Participate in Faculty and Staff Spring Reading 5 p.m. May 4

Readings in the Library: Faculty and Staff Annual Springtime Reading will be held from 5 – 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 4.

All faculty and staff in any school or department are invited to read their original creative work aloud at this beloved and supportive springtime event. To sign up to read, please email

Refreshments will be served. Brought to you by the SFCC Library and the English Department.

In Memoriam: Michael McCabe

SFCC extends condolences to the family and friends of Michael McCabe, a Master printmaker and former SFCC instructor who passed away on April 3. A story in the Santa Fe New Mexican by Phill Casaus on April 8 stated: McCabe, a longtime resident of Santa Fe who developed a worldwide reputation as a master printer and monotype artist and devoted, patient teacher of the art, died Monday after a long battle with health problems. He was 62.

Read his obituary here. Also, read more about his life in the Santa Fe New Mexican story, “Master printer and monotype artist was patient teacher of his craft.”

March WOW – Melissa Martinez

Adrien Gallegos nominated Melissa Martinez for the March WOW award.

“Melissa really went the extra mile with us when explaining and helping us through our first PCard experience with Workday…and our second, when we forgot how to do it. Both times I reached out to her, she replied and was helping within the hour. She is so friendly and happy to help with our awesome new system!”

Congratulations, Melissa!

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,

CHESS — Collaborative for Higher Education Shared Services

CHESS Connection Newsletter – April 17

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

This month’s newsletter contains information about the Employee Profile, Training and the Student Information System (SIS).

Policy Updates: Micro-Credentials and Employee Accessibility

Last month, the Governing Board approved the policies listed below. Please click on the links to become familiar with them. Contact the Policy Owners for more information.

These are the new and newly updated Policies:

College Policies and Procedures are posted at SFCC Policies. To learn more, contact Laura J. Mulry, ext. 1776.

Defensive driving certification class May 18

As per policy 5-10, everyone is required to take a Defensive Driving Class prior to operating SFCC vehicles.

The next Defensive Driving Class has been scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday May 18 in Health and Sciences room 487. Please arrive promptly or the class will end late. To receive full credit for the class, you must arrive promptly at 8:00a.m. and attend the full 4-5 hours.

Please register by calling or emailing either Jackie Gutierrez (, 505-428-1756) or Steve Silva (, 505-428-1403).

Please provide the following information when you call or email to register for the class:

  • Full name of individual attending.
  • Department Name
  • Individual’s New Mexico driver license number and a copy of the individuals driver’s license if not already on file

Fleet vehicles are a great cost-effective way for employees to travel for work related reasons without incurring any personal vehicle expense and having to wait for a reimbursement.

If you have any questions about the program or the classes, please call Jackie or Steve at the numbers listed above.

Travel Authorization & Expense Reports in Workday

Here are a few reminders regarding Travel in Workday:

  1. Spend authorizations must be submitted and approved before any travel-related purchases are made.
  2. After travel is completed, an expense report must be submitted with the following: 
    • Note the spend authorization number. 
    • Include all procurement card (P-Card) transactions.

If an expense needs to be reassigned to the traveler, please contact the Purchasing Office. 

  1. Once the expense report is complete (contains ALL expenses), check the box to close out the spend authorization. This is the only way to release any remaining travel funds from encumbrance back into the budget. 
  2. All spend authorizations in draft form should be cancelled if no longer needed. 
  3. Do not use the itemization functionality unless you need to split a transaction between multiple funding sources (ex. Cost centers / grants). 

For more information, check out the Create, Edit, and Close Spend Authorizations Tip Sheet and the Create Expense Reports Tip Sheet. You can also review the Travel 101 on-demand training in My SFCC on the Workday app.  

Message about preferred names

The following message was shared on Friday, February 3:

Dear Faculty,

While the college has always supported our students, we now have another technological opportunity to provide an empowering, safe, and nondiscriminatory educational and work environment.  Beginning on Monday February 6, students will be able update their preferred name in Self Service Banner (SSB9).

The student’s legal name will be on your class roster and their preferred name, if applicable, will appear in parenthesis.  For example, Gonzales, Bernadette (Charmaine).  For legal purposes, the student’s legal name will still appear on all formal documents such as Financial Aid information, 1098-T’s and transcripts.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

With kind regards,

Bernadette Gonzales. MA Ed. (she, her, hers)
Registrar |Office of the Registrar
505-428-1881 |

Title V Professional Development for Faculty

During the Spring 2023 semester, the SFCC Title V Hispanic Serving Institution grant will be supporting a number of professional development opportunities for faculty in online teaching and in culturally responsive teaching for STEM faculty. Title V can cover the cost of registration and, in some cases, compensation for faculty. For information about the Spring 2023 Faculty Professional Development through Title V please see this link:

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 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

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 Poetry Posts Feature Color Theory Students’ Art

until May 31

Enjoy Poetry Posts during National Poetry Month

On the occasion of the National Poetry Month, the SFCC campus community is invited to enjoy this semester’s Poetry Posts displayed throughout the campus featuring beautiful melding of words and colors created by Sudeshna Sengupta’s Color Theory students for their Color & Emotions module in this Online-Synchronous class.

“The posts at SFCC function as a curated gallery, where the posts enliven a familiar place for staff, faculty, and students with art and poetry,” said Miriam Sagan, a former professor of Creative Writing at SFCC, who brought this project to the campus.

Congratulations to Deborah Alexander, Maria Bacelona, Rena Espinoza, Ann Hogan, Lisa Rossbacher, Rebecca Sanchez, and Lisa Wermeling for the excellent work exploring emotions expressed through colors and words that are featured in this project. The display continues till May 31.

For more information please contact Sudeshna Sengupta at

Ongoing news and events

SFCC Wastewater Treatment Plant closure & decommissioning work through May 2023

SFCC is in its final phase to permanently close our Wastewater treatment plant and transfer our waste to Ranchland Utility regional facility. This will benefit SFCC in several ways, including reuse of treated water for irrigation purposes used in the local community, no additional capitol funding resources needed to support 36+ old infrastructure that has extended beyond its useful life, and future opportunities to repurpose land in accordance with SFCC 2021 Master Plan.

There will be construction activities extending through May 2023. Please note there will be no impact to services during this project. For more information contact Andrea Mueller, Facilities & Operations Assistant Director & Campus Planning at or 505-930-9781.

SFCC signs agreement with NMHU to streamline transfer for SFCC business and accounting grads

SFCC and New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) have signed an articulation agreement so SFCC students who complete either an Associate in Arts in Accounting or Business Administration can easily transfer to NMHU to pursue either a Bachelor of Business Administration or a Bachelor of Sciences in General Business.

Barry Hubbard, Ph.D., SFCC Dean of Trades, Advanced Technologies and Sustainability & the School of Business, Professional Studies and Education said, “This articulation agreement further strengthens a long-standing relationship with NM Highlands University. By following these improved pathways, SFCC students will be able to transfer smoothly into one of NMHU’s Bachelor of Business Administration concentrations or their Bachelor of Sciences in General Business.”

Veena Parboteeah, Ph.D., NMHU Dean, School of Business, Media, and Technology said, “We are excited to strengthen our partnership through the articulation agreement, which will ensure a smooth transition for students transferring from SFCC to Highlands. By following this pathway, students will also be prepared to succeed in the programs offered by the Department of Business Administration at NMHU. With our presence at the Higher Education Center (HEC) in Santa Fe, students can get help, thanks to Mr. Robert Anaya and his team. We also plan advising sessions at the center to engage with students in Santa Fe and surrounding areas.”

The articulation agreement specifies what classes will be accepted to satisfy prerequisites. SFCC business and accounting students are strongly encouraged to work with an academic advisor to ensure that they are taking the relevant course work to attain their goals.

SFCC’s Accounting and Business programs offer classes online, so it’s convenient for people who are working to study for a degree at a time that’s most convenient for them.

To learn more about SFCC’s Business and Accounting programs, call 505-428-1308. Also, visit the Accounting program page: and Business program page: New students can apply and register by calling 505-428-1270.

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:

Recording: ChatGPT’s Implications for Higher Ed

By now you’ve probably heard of ChatGPT, the free AI platform that can “write” full-length, college-level essays on virtually any topic in seconds. From academic integrity to assessment, ChatGPT’s impact on higher education will be far-ranging. This session includes a demo of how ChatGPT works, implications for higher education and how other colleges and universities are responding. This session was led by SFCC librarians.

See ChatGPT information and resources:

Work has begun on connector roads to SFCC

Click on the graphic to enlarge. From the web page. See more maps and video there.

Work expected to continue until fall

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported in the Jan. 25 story, “County hopes construction of connector roads leads to growth south of city,” that “Santa Fe County is starting the construction phase of a more than $20 million infrastructure project 20 years in the making, which aims to provide better access to Santa Fe Community College and accommodate future growth south of the city. …

“The “northeast connector” involves construction of roadway and two roundabout intersections between Dinosaur Trail and Rabbit Road, giving drivers a direct route between them. Currently, drivers traveling west from Rabbit Road are required to drive through the Oshara Village subdivision to reach Dinosaur Trail or busy Richards Avenue.

“The “southeast connector” will serve as an alternate route from Rabbit Road to Avenida del Sur to reduce traffic congestion on Richards Avenue. This route also will provide secondary emergency access to the community college, according to the county.”

To see videos and maps about this project visit: Also, hear about this on KSFR-radio.

New 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

Free STEM Kits at SFCC Library

The kits are made available to the SFCC community through the Santa Fe Children’s Museum. Kits are available during the library’s regular hours. For more information contact:

Balancing Robot STEM Kits at SFCC Library

Come by the SFCC library to pick up a kit to use to explore balance with your kids!  Kits are available during the library’s regular hours.

For more information contact:

Solar System Bracelets

Solar System Bracelet STEM kits are available for kids ages 4-7 at the SFCC library. Instructions are in English and Spanish and all materials are included in the kits.

Come by the SFCC library to pick up a kit to use to explore the solar system with your kids!

Name Rockets!

Available at the SFCC Library

Free Name Rocket 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.

Come by the library to pick up a kit to use and explore shapes & rockets with your kids! Kits are available during the library’s regular hours.

For more information contact:

Early Childhood Center of Excellence offers free early childhood speaker series with equity and social justice focus; next talk on May 12

The Early Childhood Center of Excellence (ECCOE) offers a free early childhood speaker series featuring national and New Mexico experts focused on equity and social justice in early childhood teacher preparation. This series is for higher education faculty and anyone interested in bringing equity to their work with young children and families. This free virtual series runs from September 2022 through May 2023. Registration is open now!

You can see the full schedule through May, as well as register for any events for the speaker series here.

Visit Equity FAQ web page

SFCC’s Equity Statement and Equity web page are now linked to an Equity FAQ page. Visit the Equity FAQ page. The Equity FAQ page is an evolving web page. Feedback or questions? Contact President’s Diversity Advisory Committee’s co-chairs Shalimar Krebs or sj Miller, Ph.D.

Santa Fe Reporter story explains on-demand buses that serve SFCC community

The Santa Fe Reporter story on Nov. 9 by Andy Lyman, “In demand-drivers mean in-demand buses,” featured Paul Volmer, an SFCC film student, as well as Director of Student Engagement and Recruitment Marcos Maez, who also serves on the City Transit Advisory Board. Route 21 (which comes to the college) is currently an on-demand route, which means riders must contact dispatchers when they need a ride on the bus. (It is not currently operating on a regular bus schedule and is only available on weekdays.) Also, other routes that feed into that route are also impacted. The story states, “For on-demand service on Santa Fe Trails routes 5, 6, 21, 22 and the Museum Hill route on weekdays and weekends as well as Route 24 and 26 on weekends, contact dispatchers at (505) 955-2001.” Keep that number handy if you need to use the bus. Bike riders might find it necessary to take the bus on days there is snow and ice. For more information visit the Santa Fe Trails site.

Watch video to learn more about tuition-free college

The recording of the public information session on tuition-free college provided by the New Mexico Higher Education Department on August 19 is now available. You can view it via the link below or at the main website at  Thank you to the New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation for hosting this session.

Understanding Tuition-Free College in New Mexico – YouTube

Need food? Campus Cupboard welcomes all

Campus Cupboard now offers 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.

Let’s help slow the spread of the virus

Let’s keep everyone safe and remember:

  • 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.
  • If you are feeling ill: Get tested and isolate yourself from others as much as possible. We need to help mitigate the health risk to others.
  • Call 1-855-600-3453 for testing information and results.
  • If you do contract COVID-19, seek medical attention immediately. Notify your supervisor and human resources. These cases need to be reported, SFCC is here to support you.

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

Do you need information on testing? Visit

SFCC strongly encourages face masks inside the building. Recomendamos encarecidamente el uso de mascarillas dentro del edificio.

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.

03/29/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Ceremony in Santa Fe honors ‘ultimate sacrifice'”

03/21/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Explaining veto, governor says dual-credit task force would be unfunded, redundant”

03/12/2023, Of Interest: Santa Fe New Mexican, “MY VIEW LEO JARAMILLO: Keep New Mexico a leader for college access, affordability”

03/12/2023, Roswell Daily Record, “Local Students Visit Santa Fe”

03/11/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “BARBARA GUDWIN, 1947-2023
Former school board member had passion for helping kids, community
” (Former SFCC Foundation board member)

03/10/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Students present STEM projects”

02/21/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Santa Fe Community College’s auto repair program receives accreditation”

02/18/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “PHILL CASAUS: Sometimes, it’s the certificate, not the degree, that makes a difference”

02/12/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Paramedic students looking deeper. Focus on new portable ultrasound equipment in classroom with EMSI instructor Drew Congdon.

02/11/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Film industry figures say commissioner Jennifer LaBar-Tapia helps make Santa Fe great place to film”. Story includes quotes from Milton Riess, SFCC Film faculty and PROTEC television and film production assistant instructor.

02/08/202, New Mexico Magazine, “The Story Behind Ethyl the Whale.”

01/28/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “State Public Education Secretary Steinhaus announces retirement”. (He previously taught at SFCC.)

01/28/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Former inmates lobby for bill to restore voting rights”

01/25/2023, KRQE-TV, “Santa Fe school district creates initiative after rise in non-English-speaking students”

01/25/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, City Council Actions Noted: Allocation of $900,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to support an early child care work development program with Santa Fe Community College.

01/23/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “County hopes construction of connector roads leads to growth south of city”

01/23/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Smartboard – SFCC Visual Arts Gallery presents ‘Immortal’ & Veterans group hosts Defusing Anger Workshop”

01/23/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, 01/23/2023, “JANET ANN WISE, 1953-2023 Communicator used her abilities to make a difference in Santa Fe” Donations in her memory, can be made online for Campus Cupboard.

01/22/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “College and Career Plaza offers help for all S.F. high schoolers” Director of Student Engagement & Recruitment Marcos Maez is the president Board of Directors at College & Career Plaza.

01/11/2023, KSFR radio, “New Vehicle To Help CHRISTUS Rehab Patients”

01/11/2023, Albuquerque Journal, “New rehabilitation tool unveiled”

01/10/2023, KOB-4, “Santa Fe Community College offers free set training program”

01/09/2023, KRQE-TV, “Santa Fe film office offering free training opportunity”

01/06/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican (Pasatiempo) “Life of the Party” about the artwork of Jared Weiss, SFCC art faculty member.