Campus Weekly

Welcome to fall semester 2018!

News and Announcements

Presidential search listening sessions, Sept. 6 and Sept. 7

Share your views on what Santa Fe Community College needs in its next president.

The college governing board is beginning its search for a permanent president.

The public is invited to attend one of the following listening sessions:
Sept. 6: noon to 1 p.m. | 2 to 3 p.m. | 7 to 8 p.m.
Sept. 7: 11 a.m. to noon | 1 to 2 p.m.

The listening sessions will be in the SFCC Board Room 223 on campus, 6401 Richards Ave.

Your feedback will help the governing board identify the characteristics best suited for a successful president.

Can’t attend? Share your thoughts at

Please contact executive assistant to the president Donna Wells at 505-428-1201 or email to confirm your attendance.

Thank you for sharing your input!

SFCC participated in Midtown Campus screening event on Aug. 17

SFCC provided a variety of activities at last Friday’s Midtown Campus prior to the outdoor screening of the Spanish-language classic film, “Aventurera.”

The Aug. 17 event, presented in cooperation with the City of Santa Fe, at the former Santa Fe University and Design Campus featured a well-received presentation and chocolate sampling by Carlos Rovelo, SFCC Continuing Education and Adjunct Faculty member who spoke about Chocolate: History, Culture and Taste. In addition Dr. Andrew Lovato, City of Santa Fe Historian and SFCC Associate Professor delivered a dynamic talk celebrating the richness of Mexican culture, our neighbor to the south.

The SFCC Street Food Institute food truck served tasty food and SFCC Continuing Education artists provided chalk art activities for families.

Thanks to all who helped in this fun event!

See more photos here.

Missed last week's Convocation meeting?

You may view last week’s Convocation meeting on YouTube.

Testing Center renovations begin Aug. 27, other closures

The Testing Center (Room 611) renovations are scheduled to begin during the week of August 27-31, and are scheduled to take about a month. Throughout the renovation period, the Testing Center will administer walk-in tests such as Accuplacer and class make-up tests, HiSET and CLEP in Room 611A. There may be some construction noise and dust, but the center will have earplugs for you!

In addition, during renovation, the Testing Center will not be able to offer Pearson Vue tests (those include GED, NES and EMT tests) for about four weeks. When the renovated Testing Center reopens in October, it will offer enhanced capabilities, including additional seating and new computers in room 611C. If you have any further questions about testing during the renovation period, contact Testing Center Manager Ellen Roth at or 428-1910.

Read more about other special closure times in September at the Testing Center.

Contract for a Better Tomorrow Scholarship application deadline extended to Aug. 20

The Contract for a Better Tomorrow Scholarship (CBT) application period has been extended to Monday, Aug. 20!

CBT is a an “Earn as you Learn” scholarship program for first-generation college students who are working at least part-time. Students must be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours required for their degrees.

To qualify, students must:

  • complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA or 2018-2019 Dreamers Financial Aid form
  • have a cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • be a first generation college student (your mother or father may not have earned a Bachelor’s degree to be a first-generation college student)
  • be working at least part-time (not limited to ONLY 20 hours per week)
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours from your degree
  • submit the completed CBT application package including the application form, a personal statement, proof of employment and a signed degree plan from your Academic Adviser

The deadline is Monday, Aug. 20 at 5:30 p.m.. Applications submitted after the deadline will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis if funding is available.

Students may print the application here.

Petition to graduate online, Sept. 7 deadline for December graduation

Students can now petition to graduate online using MySFCC. The application is found on the
Student Tab under Student Resources or on the Launchpad under Student Records.
The deadline is Sept. 7 for December graduation.

Actively seeking planners and facilitators for Pride Parade and Festival

What’s YOUR vision for the Santa Fe Pride Parade and Festival?

Please join and weigh in with other local LGBTQAI2s community members and activists for a facilitated conversation and panel about the future of the Santa Fe Pride Parade and Festival at a Town Hall Discussion on The Future of LGBTQAI2S+ Pride from 6 to 8 p.m. Wed. Aug. 29 at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road. Spanish and ASL interpreters will be available.
To participate in planning and for more information please email

OIT Maintenance Alert, Aug. 26

The Office of Information and Technology will be performing system patching and maintenance on Sunday, Aug. 26.

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.

Student Spotlight

TATC Open House, Aug. 21 and 28

Learn about School of Trades, Advanced Technologies and Sustainability student clubs in the TATC lobby Tuesdays, Aug. 21 and 28 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Clubs in the TATC include Aquaculture and Hydroponics, Biofuels, Mycology, SACNAS (STEM), Solar, Spirulina, Toastmasters, Welding, Hula-hoop, Culinary, Hospitality and Tourism, and more!

For more information, contact Margaretmary Wood, ext. 1295. Free pizza, while it lasts!

Hiring Event, Aug. 24

Do you or someone you know need a job?
There is a hiring event from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, August 24 at NM Workforce Connection, 301 West DeVargas St. in Santa Fe.
For information call 505-827-7434.

Participating employers include:

  • Santa Fe Public Schools
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Critter Control
  • Wal-Mart
  • US Army
  • Pueblo of Pojoaque/Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino

**Computers will be available onsite to apply for available jobs.
Jobseekers, please register at prior to event!

**Bring multiple copies of your resume and dress to impress!!**

Nine students awarded LANL Foundation scholarships

The LANL Foundation and invited guests on Aug. 8 celebrated the recipients in three scholarship categories. Nine of the scholarship recipients attend SFCC.

The first Abiquiú Land Grant – Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Scholarship winner was honored during the reception. This new award is specifically designated for descendants of an Abiquiú Land Grant family pursuing a bachelor’s degree, two-year degree or professional certificate in any field of study. The first recipient to receive that scholarship is Marisa-Ann Lopez, who is studying culinary arts at SFCC.

For photos and a listing of all SFCC winners read here.

Employee Announcements

Frequently Asked Questions on new employee Intranet

Employees have a new Intranet system that replaces JACK.

Yes, JACK has retired. (Thanks to Sarah Korzel Martinez for the awesome graphic!)

The new system is for college employees only. Students will continue to use only MySFCC.


Nayyar co-authors book

Aamna Nayyar, Chair of President’s Diversity Advisory Committee (PDAC), along with the co-authors (Rabbi Min and Vickie Reder), presented about their book on prayers, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Albuquerque on August 12. Their presentation was well received by the attendees. The book represents the prayers and the learning experiences of the followers of the three Abrahamic faiths; Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The book is in the publication process.

Photo credit: Allan Stevens

Helping flood victims

We know that folks are looking for ways to help some of the flood victims in our SFCC community. Lucia Lucero has created a Go Fund Me page that will help the family of two of the college employees affected. For more information visit the Go Fund Me page.