Campus Weekly

News and Announcements

Registration for Summer 2019 begins next Tuesday!

Registration for summer credit courses begins next Tuesday, April 16 and for fall April 23.

View the class schedule.

Gerald Clay Memorial Basketball Tournament is a slam dunk

This weekend’s annual tournament, which honors the late Gerald Clay and helps raise scholarships funds for SFCC students, attracted nearly 30 teams and their loyal friends and families to the William C. Witter Fitness. Congratulations to the winners, players and volunteers, who worked hard to produce the event, which is quickly becoming an indispensable annual basketball tradition in Santa Fe.

View brackets.

Spring Readings in the Library Series starts Wednesday

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, April 10 from 2:30-3:45 p.m.: Fiction Writers Present Their Work with instructor Julia Goldberg

Tuesday, April 16 from 1 to 2 p.m.: Women Write: An Interactive Writer’s Panel

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

Save the Date: One World. Many Cultures!, April 16

A special multi-cultural day, “One World. Many Cultures!” takes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 16 in the SFCC courtyard. The resource fair will include entertainment, booths and information.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Development, 505-428-1686.

Rebecca K. "Becky" Rowley. Ph.D. interviewed on "Living on the Edge"

Xubi Wilson, solar energy faculty member, interviewed SFCC’s new president Rebecca K.”Becky” Rowley on his KSFR radio show, Living on the Edge. Listen here.

Vivo Contemporary features SFCC community members

Instructors Patricia Pearce and Shuli Lamden and alumna Jeanne Simonoff are featured in the current exhibit at Vivo Contemporary, Giving Voice to Image, 725 Canyon Road. The exhibit runs through May 20 with a poetry reading beginning at 5:30 p.m., Friday, May 3.

Santa Fe Reporter's Spring Poetry Search

SFCC instructor Lauren Camp judged the Santa Fe Reporter’s Spring Poetry Search and SFCC alumna Basia Miller won Third Place.

Read the article and Miller’s poem.

Kerley featured on Richard Eeds

Janet Kerley spoke last week with Richard Eeds on his radio show about SFCC’s partnership with Northern New Mexico College on the Environmental Job Training Program.

Listen here.

Career, Education and Training Resource Fair, April 11

SFCC hosts its annual Fantastic Futures career, education and training resource fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 11 in the Main Hallway and Campus Center.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit SFCC’s Career Services in Room 204-G or contact Patty Armstrong, Career Services Coordinator, at 505-428-1406 or


SNA seeking donations for toiletry drive

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

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

FREE class to aid dementia caregivers

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

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

Student Spotlight

Spring Ahead! FAFSA Workshop Week, April 15-18

Visit Financial Aid between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, April 15 to 18 and knock out your FAFSA application and the 2019-2020 Scholarship application at this FAFSA workshop.

Current and future SFCC students and their parents are welcome to visit Financial Aid for this free event. Financial aid advisors will be available to guide you through the process of preparing and submitting your FAFSA and applying for scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year.

To complete your 2019-2020 FAFSA, bring 2017 Federal tax and W2 information.

SFCC Students that complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA at this workshop will be eligible for the drawing to win a $200 gift card!

Also, it is not too late to apply for financial aid for the Spring and Summer 2019 semester. To complete your 2018-2019 FAFSA, bring 2016 Federal tax and W2 information.

For more information, contact Financial Aid, 505-428-1268.

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

Student email addresses changing

SFCC’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) will be updating the student email system during Summer 2019. Student emails will change from “” to “”.

More details to come. For more information, please contact the OIT service desk at 505-428-1222.

Respiratory Care 'Meet the Department' sessions added

Meet the Department and drop in Advising sessions
in Room 433 have been added:
Friday: April 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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.

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.

SFCC Talent Show April 25 - sign up now

Students! Sign up for the SFCC Talent Show, Thursday, April 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. We’re looking for singers, rappers, musicians, dancers, film makers, poets and writers, fashion designers, artists – show us what you’ve got!

To sign up, contact student admissions counselor Daniela Gurule, 505-428-1149 or email The deadline to sign up is Friday, April 19.

Employee Announcements

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.

OIT Maintenance Alert April 14

OIT will be performing system patching and maintenance on Sunday, April 14 starting at 7 a.m. The updates are expected to be completed by noon. Systems will be affected by intermittent outages. Sorry for any inconvenience.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the OIT Service Desk at 505-428-1222.

National Society of Leadership and Success Inductees

Dalia Esparza was one of the SFCC community to be recognized for Excellence in Service to Students in her induction to the National Society of Leadership and Success in a ceremony on campus last week.

Also inducted were Patty Armstrong, Maria Eleas, Danielle Gonzales and Marcos Maez. Congratulations to all!

Photo: courtesy of Rebecca Estrada.

Welcome SFCC's new patisserie instructor Micaela Deaton

Micaela Deaton is a new adjunct faculty member sharing her baking expertise as the new patisserie instructor in SFCC’s Culinary Arts program.
Deaton, a Santa Fe native, pursued studies at the University of New Mexico. She then moved to Denver where she attended Art Institute of Colorado in Denver where she received her associate degree in Baking & Pastries and studied under the tutelage of many great instructors and worked at a top-notch restaurant in the Cherry Creek district.

When she returned to Santa Fe she worked as the Inn of the Anasazi’s pastry chef. Next she worked at the Teahouse on Canyon Road, where she perfected her gluten-free baking techniques. She worked both the front of the house and back gaining hospitality management skills.

Her love of cooking and baking began as a child. She said, “I was raised in a close knit family in the kitchen: tasting handmade tortillas with refried beans, chocolate cake and the best chocolate frosting I have ever had.” She added, “I look forward to bettering myself and our community through the passion for food!”

Wonderful Outstanding Worker (WOW) Award

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

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

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

SFCC in the News

The Santa Fe New Mexican on March 30 featured SFCC’s World Climate Change simulation game event in the story, “Gaming out a Climate Plan at Santa Fe Community College.”

Eastern New Mexico News published a story on March 31 about SFCC’s new president Dr. Rebecca K. “Becky” Rowley “CCC’s president heading to Santa Fe.”

Photo: Participants in the World Climate game, from left: Emily Bravo, 16 of Taos; Moses Miller, 17, of Taos; Desiree Bernard of Santa Fe, co-chair Science on a Sphere Advisory Committee; Ed Barker; Abby Miller, 13; and Bernie van der Hoeven negotiate during the simulation at Santa Fe Community College. Jane Phillips/ for the Santa Fe New Mexican.