Campus Weekly

2019 SFCC Service and Excellence Awards

SFCC staff and faculty celebrated their service to the college Friday during the annual SFCC Service & Excellence Awards. Participants included recent and upcoming retirees (pictured, Michael Lehrer, Ellen Roth, Ken McPherson, Lynne Matthes, and John LeDoux in the front row). More photos will be released by HR.

See the list of those recognized.

News and Announcements

Native American Week starts today

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 Jemez Rooms Wednesday and Thursday, May 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Get all of the details.

Campus Cupboard open 12 to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday

The Campus Cupboard is open from 12 to 4 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the Spring and Summer 2019 semesters. The Campus Cupboard is now located at the bottom of the stairs outside the cafeteria near the Veterans Resource Center. Thanks to Santa Fe Community College Foundation for support!

If you need additional information, please e-mail Barb Mascarenas or call ext. 1014. Please help get the word out!

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 May 1

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

SFCC chorus will perform 5:30 p.m. May 3 at First Presbyterian Church

SFCC’s chorus will perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 3 at the First Presbyterian Church’s TGIF concert series.

The chorus will perform songs by Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and a variety of folks songs. The church is downtown at 208 Grant Ave.

The concert is open to all. Freewill donations support the TGIF concert series.

Photo: SFCC choral director Fred Graham

Kate Besser Writing Awards, May 8 at Meow Wolf

Santa Fe Community College’s emerging writers will showcase their work during the Kate Besser Writing Awards celebration at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 8 at Learning Lab at Meow Wolf, 1352 Rufina Circle. The event is free. Admission to Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return is not included in event attendance.

More than a dozen writers representing the diverse community at SFCC will read from their winning works. Accolades, a booklet containing the pieces, will be available free of charge at the event and online at or call 505-428-1467.

Photo by David Maidenberg.

Visual Arts Gallery Reception May 9

A Reception for An Exhibition in Celebration of Arts, Design, and Media Arts Students from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Thursday, May 9 in the Visual Arts Gallery. The exhibit will be up through May 30.

An all-inclusive Celebration of Arts and Design and Media Arts Students. A non-juried show, accepting one piece of work created in an SFCC School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts course in Summer 2018, Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 from each student.

For more information, contact Linda Cassel, 505-428-1501.

Photo: Of Africa (terracotta) by Carolyn Stupin.

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.


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

SFCC student to intern at Holloman Air Force Base

Congratulations to SFCC student Sara Lanctot who was accepted as a summer intern at Holloman Air Force Base. She also participated in an internship at the University of New Mexico through SFCC’s PILAS (Programa de Internos, Los Alamos) program.

Read more about her and SFCC’s Engineering Technologies program from a recent Inside SFCC issue here.

Photo: SFCC Engineering Technologies instructor Miguel Maestas shown with student Sara Lanctot

Grand Canyon University Recruiter Visit, May 8

Meet with a recruiter from Grand Canyon University on campus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 8 in the Health Sciences Center Atrium.

For more information, contact academic advisor Melba Ramos, 505-428-1880.

Dog Therapy in the Library, May 8 and 9

The SFCC Library is hosting therapy dogs! Wednesday and Thursday, May 8 and 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Library Instruction Room, room 545.

There will be cute and friendly dogs in the Library Instruction Room to help you de-stress and relax! Come cuddle a canine!

For more information, call 505-428-1352.

Respiratory Care 'Meet the Department' May 9

Meet the Department and drop in Advising session
in Room 433:
Thursday: May 9 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Applications for the Respiratory Care 2019 cohort are open now and will be accepted on a first come first served basis until the Fall 2019 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 2019 application, application instructions and program information is available on the SFCC Respiratory Care page.

Learn more about the profession.

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

ATTN: Faculty and Staff Writers, read your work May 9

Participate in this semester’s final Readings in the Library with the SFCC Faculty & Staff Reading beginning at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 9 in the Library Reading Room.

All faculty and staff members are welcome to participate. Sign up via email at

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.

SFCC in the News

Ethyl the Whale landed SFCC in the news internationally in The Times, News in pictures: April 24, 2019. SFCC’s newest addition also appeared in the Albuquerque Journal, Whale art marks Earth Day in Santa Fe.

The Santa Fe New Mexican coverage: Giant blue whale sculpture highlights problem of ocean pollution and on the Editorial Page: Our View: A whale of a plastics problem – and a few solutions.

And from KRQE: Meow Wolf partnering with SFCC to display life-size blue whale sculpture.

And in case you missed it, Ethyl was featured this past weekend on PBS’s New Mexico in Focus.

SFCC student Kandis Merrill was featured in the Santa Fe Reporter‘s cover story last week: Static Transit – With a safety project looming and low ridership, Rail Runner trains are likely to do little more than hold the line for few more years.