Campus Weekly

Basketball tournament a slam dunk

The college hosted its second annual memorial fundraiser basketball tournament this weekend in honor of first basketball coach and longtime faculty member Gerald Clay. Thanks to all the players, volunteers and members of the planning committee, who came together to make the event another resounding success. View a letter of appreciation.

News and Announcements

Hospitality featured in 'New Mexican'

The program was featured on the front page of the Sunday edition of the “Santa Fe New Mexican.” Katherine Fox Ehlert was quoted extensively in the article, entitled “SFCC hospitality program has room for more.”


First Born Home Visiting Program comes to SFCC

SFCC has acquired the First Born Home Visiting Program, a home visiting educational program for ages prenatal to three. The program’s mission is to increase the health and wellness of women pregnant for the first time, families parenting for the first time, and families adopting their first baby. Housed at SFCC’s Early Childhood Center of Excellence, the operation will provide statewide training, technical assistance, and licensing of First Born Programs throughout New Mexico.

For more information about this program, contact Dr. Jennifer Sallee, ext. 1321.


Frontiers in Science Lecture, April 10

SFCC students and faculty and staff members are invited to attend a free lecture presented by Los Alamos National Laboratory Frontiers in Science: Kilopower – Powering NASA Missions on Mars from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tues., April 10 in the Jemez Rooms. Join LANL project lead Patrick McClure and chief reactor designer David Poston as they discuss the design and testing of Kilopower: simple nuclear reactor developed at the Laboratory in conjunction with NASA that may one day power a colony in space.

A recruiter from the Laboratory will be available before and after the event to answer questions about internships and hiring at the Lab.

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National Library Week

Celebrate National Library Week at the SFCC Library with tea and cocoa in the library. Every tenth visitor to the library gets a prize!

Also, the bookmobile returns Wednesday with visits to offices in the afternoon.

Collective Vision opening in Roundhouse Gallery, April 20

Faculty members from Santa Fe Community College’s School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts are featured in an upcoming exhibit at The Capitol Art Foundation East Rotunda Gallery, juried by Cynthia Sanchez, Director and Curator of the Capitol Art Foundation.

The exhibition opens with a public reception from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, April 20 in the East Rotunda Gallery at the Roundhouse, State Capitol on the corner of Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail. The reception will be catered by students of SFCC’s Culinary Arts program. SFCC guitar faculty members Petra Babankova, Roberto Gonzales and Corey Jones will perform at the opening reception. The exhibit runs through Aug. 10.


New Class: Continuing Education's 'Drones for Small Business'

SFCC’s drone course will clarify the FAA’s small drone rules and help you to obtain the FAA Remote Pilot certificate, as well as to present ways to effectively use your drone to help your business succeed and avoid costly mistakes.

The class is four sessions beginning April 14.


Dental Assisting and Dental Health Table Clinics, April 19

Dental Assisting and Dental Health Table Clinics with posters and presentations will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Thurs., April 19 in the Campus Center. Come and learn from the research and innovative ideas. Dental professionals can earn CE credits.

For more information, contact Aamna Nayyar, ext. 1258.

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:

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Volunteers Needed for Graduation, 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.

Volunteers are needed to help the event run smoothly. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Registrar Kathleen Sena, ext. 1385.

Student Spotlight

Explore Your Options, April 19

Explore Your Options at SFCC is a special event where you will have the opportunity to find out about the various programs, services and financial aid options that SFCC has to offer. Speakers will present details about general admissions, dual credit, the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, the Road to Success and New Mexico Lottery Scholarships and more. Information will be available in Spanish for admissions, financial aid and more. (Informacion en español para admisiones, ayuda financiera y mas.)

Dinner will be provided, as well as a campus tour. If you are able to attend, please RSVP by contacting Student Admissions Counselor Daniela Gurule, ext. 1149 or Director of Recruitment and Community Outreach Marcos Maez, ext. 1779.


Fantastic Futures Career, Education and Training Resource Fair, April 18

Did you know SFCC hosts the largest hiring event in Santa Fe every April, the Fantastic Futures Career, Education and Training Resource Fair? Free to students, graduates, and community members, our April 18 event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Main Hall and Campus Center. More information is on our Employer Services web page.

For more information contact Patty Armstrong, ext. 1406.

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

School of Business Advising Blitz, Tuesday

Get ready to register for summer or fall. Get on-the-spot advising for degrees in accounting or business administration or certificates in accounting specialist, business administration or entrepreneurship from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tues., April 10 in the School of Business in Room LL323.

For additional information, or to schedule an appointment after April 10, please contact Emily Powell, Academic Adviser, ext. 1448.

FAFSA and Scholarship Workshop

Get ready for the fall semester in this FAFSA and Scholarship Workshop:

Thursday, April 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Room 204-I

Financial Aid staff members will be available to assist you with completing your 2018-2019 FAFSA and the SFCC Foundation scholarship application during the workshop.

This is a free event. Drop in and get set for the fall semester. Parents Welcome. For more information, contact Financial Aid, ext. 1268 or visit event page.

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 10: From Diplomas To Resumes
April 25: Transferring 101

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

Resume Review Days, April 11 and 12

Get ready for next week’s Fantastic Futures Career Fair by getting your resume in top shape. Bring a copy of your resume (printed or digital copy on a flash drive) to be reviewed by a professional career counselor between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Wed. and Thurs., April 11 and 12.

Please note: No new resumes will be created during these two days. New resumes can be created on Walk-In Clinic Days. Free and open to the public.

For more information contact Patty Armstrong, ext. 1406.

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 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.

Employee Announcements

Jake Lovato named AWS Instructor of the Year

For the second year in a row, Welding Instructor Jake Lovato has been named the American Welding Society’s Instructor of the Year for the New Mexico Section. In recognition of his “quality instructional performance devoted to the promotion and expansion of welding skills and knowledge.” Congratulations, Jake!

Marketing and Public Relations wins Paragon Award

The MPR team received a Paragon Award from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) in the Print-Ad Series category for last fall’s registration campaign .

NCMPR’s prestigious Paragon Awards recognize outstanding achievement in design and communication at community and technical colleges. It’s the only national competition of its kind that honors excellence exclusively among marketing and PR professionals at two-year colleges.

This year’s Paragon Awards competition drew 1,943 entries from 243 colleges across the country. NCMPR is pleased to announce the 2017 gold, silver and bronze winners in each of 53 Paragon Award categories.

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.

SFCC Employee Satisfaction Survey open through today

Last week all SFCC faculty and staff received an email invitation with a unique survey link from Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL). The survey will remain open through Monday, April 9, 2018 at midnight. You may complete it from any location where you can access your email. Please be prepared to spend 15-20 minutes completing it. A paper survey for Spanish speakers is available through the Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (OPIE). Only Spanish speaking staff have the option to fill out the survey on paper. Supervisors should ensure that all other staff members have access to a computer with an internet connection to complete the survey.

The survey results should be received from RNL in late May or early June. A summary of the results will be shared with the campus after the faculty return for the Fall 2018 semester.

Read more about the survey and what actions have been taken in the past as a result of the satisfaction survey.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the survey, please contact OPIE staff Barbara Griego or Julie Gallegos. We know that your time is valuable and we appreciate your feedback. Please use this survey as an opportunity to share your thoughts on what SFCC is doing well and what needs to be improved.

Nominations for Employee Excellence and Team Award open now until April 13

Human Resources welcomes everyone to participate in the nomination of colleagues for the Employee Excellence and Team Award for the 2018 Service Awards April 27. Be sure to review the nomination form for details regarding the qualifications for nominees. Please remember SFCC’s core values when considering a nomination: Student Learning, Excellence, Value People, Social Responsibility and Integrity.

Nomination boxes will be at Kids Campus, the Fitness Center, the Adjunct Faculty Office, Human Resources and Presidents Office. You may also submit them electronically to Alicia Huerta. For more information, contact Alicia, ext. 1389. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, April 13.

SFCC Diversity Day, April 23

The SFCC community is invited to participate and celebrate with us, SFCC Diversity Day scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, April 23 in the Campus Center and main courtyard. Celebrate diverse cultures, languages, food, dance, crafts and more.

For information, contact Aamna Nayyar, ext. 1258 or Marvin Gabaldon, ext. 1835. Proudly sponsored by President Diversity Advisory Committee (PDAC).

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.

Career Services at SFCC

Did you know SFCC Career Services can help you chose in-state and out-of-state college and training programs to continue your education? Senior Career Services Coordinator Patty Armstrong can help you determine what kind of education or training you need to add to your current credentials and experience, as well as where to find it, with resources to help with financing. Stop by or come to a Walk-In Clinic.

For more information contact Patty Armstrong, ext. 1406