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Congressman Ben Ray Luján Visits SFCC

U.S. Congressman Ben Ray Luján visited last week to share news about his legislative initiatives that will support community college training programs for alternative energy sectors, as well as occupations in high-performance building construction and retrofitting, recycling and waste reduction, water and energy conservation and sustainable agriculture. The Congressman emphasized the important role that the community college plays in training our clean energy workforce.

He toured the TATC building and talked to students in a roundtable discussion. Students articulated their passion for their programs of study as well as their hopes for growth in jobs in the alternative energy and trades sectors. Luján complimented the students on their commitment and passion to make a difference in their community. He also encouraged students to get involved and use their voices to support the initiatives they care about. Watch the video here.

News and Announcements

Conversation with the President

The next Conversation with the President takes place at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 27 in Lecture Hall Room 216. This session will include important budget updates. If attendance exceeds capacity for the 3 p.m. session, the college will host a second session at 4 p.m. Please bring your questions to the conversation or submit them anonymously ahead of time.


SFCC Honored with the 2017 Climate Leadership Award

President Grissom is in New Orleans accepting the 2017 Climate Leadership Award from The American Association of Community Colleges and ecoAmerica’s Solution Generation program.


Global Youth Santa Fe Information Sessions for Summer Camps, May 6

Learn more about the five-day summer camps (June 12-16 or June 26-30) for high school students at one of two information sessions 9 a.m. or 4:15 p.m., Saturday, May 6 in room 223, the Boardroom.


Testing Continues for Radiologic Technology Program Fall 2017 Applicants

Those interested in applying to the Radiologic Technology program for fall 2017 can contact program director Mike Frain, ext. 1649, or program clinical coordinator Cheryl Peachey, ext. 1926 for advising as soon as possible. Applicants must take the TEAS V Admissions Test. Testing at the college’s Testing Center continues April 28 or May 10 and 26.


Applications for Dental Programs Open Now

• Certificate in Dental Assisting
• AAS in Dental Health
• Certificate in Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA)
Details at the Dental Health and Dental Assisting Program page. For more information contact Aamna Nayyar, ext. 1258.


Scholarship Application Available Online Now

The one application required for all SFCC endowed Foundation and Institutional scholarships is available now online.


Student Spotlight

Climate and Social Justice Poster Contest

Students of any Santa Fe public or charter high school are invited to participate in the Climate and Social Justice Poster Contest. Create an educational poster showing a socially just solution to the climate crises. The idea can be original or reflect an already-existing invention, program or environmental stewardship practice that also honors social equity in our community. Posters must be submitted by 3 p.m., Monday, May 1. Winners will be announced Friday, May 5 during a special event on the SFCC campus. See all of the details and poster requirements.


April is Counseling Awareness Month

Visit SFCC Counseling Department’s resource and information table located in front of food services. Stop by and see what professional counselors offer. For more information contact


Student Government Association Meetings

The Student Government Association (SGA) holds meetings most Wednesdays through the semester. This is a great forum for students to have their opinions heard – it is the shared governance group representing SFCC students. The meetings are Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Lecture Hall, Room 216. For more information leave a message at ext. 1856. The SGA office is in Room 312E.


SFCC Student Government Association Election Timeline

• Monday, April 17 through Tuesday, April 25: Nominees for executive positions will campaign. Senators are appointed by the Dean of each school.
• April 24 and 25: Election Day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. each day in the main hallway.
• April 26: Ballots will be counted and the election results be announced.
For more information, contact Janet Berry, ext. 1266.

Employee Announcements

Call for Nominations

Faculty Senate is now accepting nominations for three positions: Vice-Chair, Secretary/Treasurer and three Adjunct Faculty Representatives until 8 p.m., Monday, April 24. Faculty members may nominate themselves and/or any of their colleagues. Submit nominations and any questions, contact David Sicko, ext. 1522.