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SFCC is proud of all of the Dental Health program graduates, who were celebrated last week with a Dental Pinning Ceremony! Thank you to Margaret Peters, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, for sharing this photograph from the Dental Pinning Ceremony. The Dental Health program is vital to our community. Our highly skilled graduates are in great demand by employers. Others will continue studying elsewhere for advanced degrees.
Here are the successes SFCC celebrated last week:
• 12 students received pins for Certificate in Dental Assisting. Class of 2021-2022 • 2 students for Certificate in Advanced DA Skills • 3 students for AAS degree in Dental Health • 14 students for Certificate of completion in Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary [EFDA]. Class of 2021.
Students can also select several shipping methods. Additionally, students can go directly to the on-campus store to buy books off the shelf at the new on campus store.
Please be patient as Barnes and Noble College Bookstore is still stocking up on books and so there might be limited inventory at this early stage.
Students can email SM8475@bncollege.com to see if a book is in stock or with any other bookstore-related questions. BNC will continuously be receiving deliveries and expects to have all books available in the store by the start of classes. Students can order books either as a “guest” or they can “sign up/create account” on the bookstore website. The benefit to creating an account is that the order history will be saved.
An Important Note on Using Financial Aid for Purchases
Financial Aid purchases are available beginning on August 8, 2022.
Students receiving Financial Aid should wait until their aid is available before purchasing books. However, if students purchase books out of pocket and later become eligible for aid, they can be reimbursed through disbursement provided their aid is authorized and the award is enough to cover the purchase. Financial aid accounts are open through September 7, 2022. More financial aid information is available at the SFCC Financial Aid Office.
Mask wearing strongly encouraged when indoors on campus
Due to the recent surge in Covid cases, SFCC is sharing this message at its entrances:
We strongly encourage face masks inside the building. Recomendamos encarecidamente el uso de mascarillas dentro del edificio.
East Wing Eatery closed until Fall semester
The East Wing Eatery will be closed for the interim between Summer and Fall semesters: August 1 through 21). The EWE plans to reopen for the Fall semester and is looking to hire staff and students. Thank you for the continued support.
Summer meditation at the Planetarium: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. MWF July 11 through August 19
Come relax in the planetarium with the galaxy overhead and meditation music. Sit in planetarium seating or bring a mat.
The planetarium shows will be returning this fall! Contact Frank Currie with questions or suggestions.
Encourage students to participate in 11 a.m. Wed. FAFSA Zoom sessions
Do you know a current or prospective student who wants Financial Aid, as well as access to the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship and so much more? Make sure you let them know about our weekly 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday FAFSA workshops on Zoom. Students as well as their families are welcome to attend.
Many times students think they don’t qualify for financial aid. Did you know that the majority of SFCC students are eligible?
Now is the time for students to get their FAFSA done. Parents are encouraged to join online. You’ll need some paperwork and other info to fill out a FAFSA form. For details and a Zoom link, visit https://www.sfcc.edu/fafsa-workshops/
The Santa Fe Coffee Bar is now open!
We have a new coffee shop in the Campus Center area – The Santa Fe Coffee Bar. They will be 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday . They offer a variety of food such as breakfast burritos, pastries, coffee, sandwiches, drinks, and snacks. Please welcome them to campus and pick up something yummy to eat.
Welcome new Dean Barry Hubbard, Ph.D.
Barry Hubbard, Ph.D., the new Dean of the School of Trades, Advanced Technologies, and Sustainability and the School of Business, Professional Studies and Education began working at the college July 11. Please give him a warm welcome!
Hubbard most recently served as the Dean of Associate in Science Degree Programs at Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus, in Tampa, Florida, where he was responsible for the academic operations and administration of more than 60 associate degrees and college credit certificates.
Student and Faculty online services: Banner 9 is here
Banner 9 Self-Service, with an enhanced new look is here for Students, Staff and Faculty. You’ll get an improved user experience created to give Students, Staff, and Faculty the information and access they need to succeed.
A new look to the Student Profile
Intuitive Registration Tools
Craft multiple scenarios
Faculty and Advisor Self-Service
Upcoming training opportunities will be announced soon.
Let Campus Weekly share your news! Let us know about your accomplishments and other news that you’d like to share. Please remember that the deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday to get an item in the next week’s issue. Submit here.
Invitation to make advanced art this fall!
Advanced Projects Book as Sculpture will be an ONLINE choice for book making and learning about materials for art with Art and Design teacher, Marci Easterbrook. The class meets synchronously in the fall on Thursday mornings.
ARTS 2115 D1 uses your art work, including photos, watercolors and drawings for book/sculpture and teaches new techniques on paper, fabric, wood, clay and metal for surface design and bindings that are exciting and creative.
APRENDE Pre-Apprenticeship in Early Childhood Education: Information sessions this week!
Early Childhood Education APRENDE Pre-Apprenticeship Program
APRENDE Pre-ApprenticeshipProgram is a pre-apprenticeship for people interested in becoming an early childhood assistant teacher who do not have experience in early childhood settings. Pre-Apprentices gain experience through a 150-hour field experience and earn a Child Development Certificate (CDC) in early childhood education. Pre-Apprentices earn a stipend for their field experience and early childhood coursework. All course credits will transfer to the APRENDE Apprenticeship program to continue to the associate degree.
APRENDE Pre-Apprenticeship Information Sessions Join us to learn more about the Fall 2022 APRENDE Pre-Apprenticeship Program.
New SFCC Library family study room to open in August
If you’re a student parent, we have good news for you! The SFCC Library will be opening a new family study room for students who have children in August. The room will have a space for children with toys, books, and special-sized furniture. The room will have three computer stations and room for students working on laptops.
It will be open all hours the library is open. It will be available to current students when they have their children with them. Please note this is not day care, students must remain with their children. The library’s restroom adjacent to the study room has been updated and is family friendly with a changing station.
Students talk about Advanced Dental Assisting Skills Certificate
In these short videos, students share their reasons for choosing SFCC’s Certificate in Advanced Dental Assisting Skills. Thanks to Aamna Nayyar for sharing them! Visit the Dental Program page or contact email@example.com for information about the program.
Dental Program accepting applications for Fall 2022
Certificate in Dental Assisting: [3 semesters]
ENG 109 or above
AHAC 151 or current CPR/BLS certificate
Associate in Applied Science in Dental Health: [5 semesters]
ENG 109 or above
AHAC 151 or current CPR/BLS certificate
Certificate in Advanced Dental Assisting Skills: [1-2 semesters]
At least 1-year experience in dentistry is required for those who have onsite training and no formal college education.
Film Program student Rob Tode, a SAG-AFTRA and Broadway Equity Actor, came to SFCC to learn more about directing film and TV.
“Having worked on hundreds of sets and stages over the past 30 years, and directed dozens of theater productions, I figured I might be able to direct film, too,” said Tode, who is the theatre director and drama teacher at Capital High School. He now has two films garnering international awards.
Film Co-Chair Milton Riess offered Tode just what he needed. “Milton is an excellent mentor. Whenever I got stuck I would reach out to him for advice and he would always immediately respond,” said Tode. “Extremely helpful for someone like me, who hasn’t taken a film class since the 90s. I was a bit nervous returning to the classroom as a student, but Milton was instrumental at allaying my fears.”
These are the award-winning films Tode wrote, directed and produced in the spring Video Production 2 class.
“Funny You Should Say That” (2022) Officially selected and screened at the Berlin Flash Film Festival, Rome Prisma Film Festival, Reel Comedy Fest, Ukrainian Dream Film Festival, SHORT to the Point, Focus International Film Festival, Istanbul Film Awards, World Film Carnival, Madras Independent Film Festival, Dark Comedy Film Festival, Kings Cross Film Festival, Feel the Reel International Film Festival, Shorted Film Festival, Brazil New Visions Film Fest.
Awards: Best Director- Rob Tode (Istanbul Film Awards) Best Comedy Short Film (Istanbul Film Awards) Best Actor -Ryan Dobbs (Madras Independent Film Festival-India) Best Director International Short Film – Rob Tode (Madras Independent – India) Finalist Best Comedy Short (King’s Cross Film Festival-London, UK) Best Comedy Short (World Film Carnival-Singapore) Critics’ Choice -Best Director -Rob Tode (World Film Carnival-Singapore) Best Short Film -Gold (Dark Comedy Film Festival-Los Angeles) Nominee for Best Short (Shorted Film Festival-Los Angeles)
“The Glass” (2022) Officially selected and screened at the Cine Paris Film Festival, Parapacurts Comedy Festival, Panama Series Film Festival, Kino Film Festival, Brazil New Visions Film Festival, Nightpiece Film Festival at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Druk International Film Festival, World Film Carnival, Madras Independent Film Festival, King’s Cross Film Festival, and Albuquerque Film & Music Experience.
Awards: Best Comedy Short (King’s Cross Film Festival-London, UK) Best Comedy Short (Cine Paris Film Festival-France) Best Silent Short Film (Druk International Film Festival-Bhutan) Outstanding Achievement (World Film Carnival-Singapore) Critics Choice Award (Madras Independent Film Festival)
Congratulations to Rob Tode and other SFCC film students who assisted with the film productions! Learn more about the Film program.
Images courtesy of Rob Tode.
Apply NOW for Summer and Fall Semester Student Employment
Apply NOW for Summer Semester Student Employment at Santa Fe Community College!
Student Work Study is a financial aid need-based program that provides student funds earned through part-time employment. Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week and work is scheduled around your school schedule. Please note payment for student workers is $15 an hour beginning on July 1!
To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:
Completed the 2021-2022 and 2022-2022 FAFSA
Enrolled now and have at least 3-degree related credit hours for the summer semester and 6 credit hours for fall.
UAchieve Planner and Schedmule have been added to the UAchieve toolset available in MySFCC. The new tools will provide schedule planning and schedule building tools for students, replacing Schedule Builder. Contact Registrar Bernadette Gonzales for more information. Note: these tools are for planning purposes only, they cannot be used to register.
Student Daniel Peaslee selected for Stowe Story Labs Screenwriting Training
The New Mexico Film Office and Stowe Story Labs announced that ten projects were chosen for the first New Voices • New Mexico screenwriting training program for emerging New Mexican screenwriters.
SFCC Film student Daniel Peaslee was one of those selected. Congratulations Daniel! We look forward to hearing about the development of your screenplay.
For more information about SFCC’s film program, email Milton Riess.
Student Resource Center is here for you
Connect with Community Resources The Student Resource Center focuses on providing information to students about resources throughout the community and providing appropriate referrals to agencies. The resources focus on basic needs such as: housing and shelter, food, legal services, transportation, childcare services, utility payment assistance, and physical and mental health services. All services are free and confidential.
Conèctese con los Recursos de la Comunidad El Centro de Recursos para Estudiantes se enfoca en proporcionar información a los estudiantes sobre los recursos en toda la comunidad y proporcionar referencias apropiadas a las agencias. Los recursos se centran en necesidades básicas como: vivienda y refugio, alimentos, servicios legales, transporte, servicios de cuidado infantil, asistencia para el pago de servicios públicos y servicios de salud física y mental. Todos los servicios son gratuitos y confidenciales.
SFCC 2022-2023 Scholarship Application Available Now
SFCC can help you pay for college with scholarships. One simple application puts you in consideration for state institutional and Foundation private scholarships. Scholarships are available for new and returning, part time and full-time students to help pay for college for the upcoming academic year. Scholarships are also available for second-generation college students, Veterans, Native American students, Hispanic students and students with disabilities (must be registered with the SAS department at firstname.lastname@example.org). SFCC offers performance-based scholarships through Contract for a Better Tomorrow (CBT).
If you have questions or need assistance email the Financial Aid Office at email@example.com from your SFCC student email account. Make sure to include your Student ID number in the email. Se habla Español.
Employees: Check your email for Welcome Week (Convocation) schedule
Welcome Week activities begin at 9 a.m. Thursday, August 11. See your SFCC Notifications email from July 29 for the full schedule.
Memorial for Kathleen Finn-Brown at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10
Long-time business faculty member Kathleen Finn-Brown passed away in March. SFCC extends condolences to her family, many co-workers and friends. There will be a memorial gathering from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 10 in the Jemez Rooms. For anyone who cannot attend in person, the organizers have arranged with OIT to include Zoom access. Please email Shirley Vialpando at firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
Information for Employees about August Payroll Deductions
The upcoming changes to payroll have raised some questions about voluntary deductions. A recent email on July 29 addressed these issues. Check your email for detailed information and reach out to Amy J. Pell, CPA, Associate VP, Controller, Office of Financial Services if you have additional questions.
Steve Martinez leads winning SFCC golf team
Stephen “Steve” Martinez, Ph.D., led Team SFCC in the Santa Fe Blue and Gold Demon Football Golf Tournament on Friday, July 8.
Team SFCC tied for fourth place with an impressive score of 58! Team SFCC had the best score of all coed teams who participated. Congratulations Team SFCC!
SFCC employee musicians Jonathan Harrell and Roxanne Tapia can be seen (and heard) at Chomp this Friday at 7 p.m.
Local music group Mélange, playing original music by Phredgeoff (Jeff) Tarnoff and Jojo Sena de Tarnoff can be seen wat Chomp, located at 505 Cerrillos Road. The group will playing to Chomp at 7 p.m. August 5 and Saturday August 25. The group includes Academic Advisor Jonathan Harrell on bass and MPR Executive Assistant Roxanne Tapia on tenor saxophone. Mélange plays a lively fusion of jazz, funk, and Latin music featuring Jeff Tarnoff on piano and JoJo Tarnoff on flute. Tapia also played the national anthem at SFCC Night at Fuego on July 21.
In Memoriam: Paul Alan Lewis
SFCC extends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Paul Alan Lewis who passed away on July 5 at the age of 72. Paul Alan Lewis taught at the college from March 2007 to March 2019 in the Fine Arts department. He was beloved by his students and colleagues.
It stated in his obituary, “Paul also spent many years at the Santa Fe Community College, first as a student in the photography program, and then as an instructor for mold making and bronze casting in the sculpture program. According to his students, Paul was a generous teacher, sharing his experience in mold-making, chasing, and patina work as long as his students were serious about undertaking their own work with the same devotion as he had. If not, his snarky sense of humor could put you right in your place. Many of Paul’s students returned to take his courses again and again and grew from students, to clients, to dear friends.”
Sculptor faculty member John Boyce shared, “I first met Paul when I was working for Dwight Hacket. He was the go-to person for doing patination on sculpture. I would say that he was one of the three best artists for doing bronze patina that I have known, fantastically gifted. He worked for me here at SFCC for many years teaching Bronze casting (he was a master of Bronze Casting). He also taught mold making for sculptors and here once again he was an exceptional mold maker. He was also a great teacher with the patience and generosity required to be a great teacher. He will be missed by his students and by his co-workers here at SFCC.”
This month’s newsletter contains information on upcoming training, what our colleagues on the CHESS implementation team are doing, and some Spotify playlists created by the Change Management Team.
Chris Gettler’s daughter receives major recognition
Alicia Gettler, daughter of Safety and Security Manager Chris Gettler, was named Boys and Girls Club Southwest Youth of the Year. In October, Alicia will attend the National Youth of the Year Celebration in Los Angeles as one of just six teens in the running to win the 2022 National Youth of the Year honor and become the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s national teen spokesperson. She is the first ever to represent Santa Fe at this stage of the competition. Alicia, a recent graduate of Monte del Sol, has taken a few SFCC classes over the past few years and will be attend UNM this coming Fall. Alicia has also performed here at SFCC for the ESL graduation. She is a music producer and singer/songwriter. She was recognized for her many accomplishments. She has advocated for mental health awareness for young people and helped establish The Club at Santa Fe Place mall as a safe place for teens to gather.
Ro Calhoun’s exhibition continues in North Carolina
Ro Calhoun, adjunct professor at Santa Fe Community College, will be show her artwork at the Creativity, Community and Emergence: Book Artists Finding Hope in Isolation Exhibit at The Cleveland County Arts Council in Shelby, N.C. from July 7 through August 11.
SFCC had fun at Fuego game!
Thanks to all who made SFCC night at the Fuego baseball game on July 21 such a fun evening! Safety and Security Manager Chris Gettler threw out the first pitch.
Executive Assistant of Marketing and Public Relations Roxanne Tapia wowed the crowd playing “The Star Spangled Banner” on the saxophone.
Director of Recruitment and Dual Credit sang a rousing rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” from the announcer’s booth. He along with Student Admissions Counselor Daniela Gurule and Dual Credit Specialist Nicky McKay operated the “slingshot” to propel free SFCC T-shirts into the crowd. Free cold drink koozies with SFCC logos were given out.
A special shout out of thanks to Student Involvement Coordinator Mary Eleas for getting tickets out to SFCC students. This event was sponsored by the Office of Recruitment.
Staff Senate is encouraging new staff employees to come to an upcoming Staff Senate to introduce yourselves.
Campus Weekly would also love to introduce new staff and faculty members. Please send us your name, job title, when you started at SFCC, brief bio and photo (it can be a selfie!) to Submit News.
If you’re new to SFCC, we’d love to introduce you to the our community. We’re happy you’re working with us at SFCC!
Submit WOW nominations!
The Office of Human Resources reminds you to nominate who you think is doing a great job here at SFCC. The nomination form can be found at the SFCC Connect portal, or by reaching out to Joanne Romero email@example.com
The new Fall Continuing Education schedule is now available online and in print. Visit the CE web page for tips on registering and to view the variety of offerings. Dean of Contract Training and Continuing Education Kris Swedin said, “This fall we’ve got a more extensive schedule available with a variety of classes, both online and in-person. Fall is ideal for taking time for personal enrichment or expanding your professional skills.”
Check out the wide variety of classes from Western Swing dancing to an armchair tour of Archeological Treasures of the Byzantine World. Read more.
Online Certificate in Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC) is coming to SFCC
Online Certificate in Community Dental Health Coordinator [#CDHC] is coming to Santa Fe Community College [#sfccnm]. CDHC license is transferable to all 50 states. Please contact your State about the CDHC requirement.
SFCC faculty member Emily Stern was interviewed about teaching and writing for the current issue of Santa Fe Magazine. The entire article is not available online but you can see a blurb here and a FB post promoting the article here.
Opportunity Scholarship info at ReachHigherNM
The New Mexico Higher Education Department recently announced ReachHigherNM.com a new online resource to help New Mexicans understand tuition-free college via the Opportunity and Lottery Scholarships!
Please share ReachHigherNM.com with any family or friends who might have questions about the Opportunity Scholarship!
Summer update: No masks or vaccine requirements
In an email to the campus community on May 16, SFCC President Becky Rowley thanked the campus community for its dedication and announced the end of both the vaccination and mask requirements.
The state is encouraging New Mexicans to use the site as their primary source of fire info. If you need assistance or shelter, call the Fire Resource Hotline 1-800-432-2080.
Thanks to all who had helped with World Central Kitchens at SFCC. They have concluded operations here at this time.
SFCC Student Art Show Exhibit closes this week
Stop by SFCC’s Student Art Show in the Visual Arts Gallery. The exhibition closes this week on Thursday, Aug. 4. SFCC students are exhibiting sculpture, printmaking, book arts, ceramics, jewelry, media arts, drawing, painting, film, fine woodworking and photography. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 505-428-1501 or email Linda.Cassel@sfcc.edu for information.
Encourage your friends and neighbors to apply and register for the fall semester soon!
If you’re an employee, consider using your EEB benefit. Register now to get the best class selections!
UNM/SFCC Health Ambassadors open April 1 – September 15
The UNM – SFCC HC Ambassadors Program will begin taking applications for Fall 2022 SFCC students who are interested in pursuing healthcare careers. This federally funded program provides opportunities for students from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds to explore healthcare options while also offering tutoring support to be successful in college. The deadline for the application process is September 15, 2022.
If you cannot visit during the current open hours listed or are not comfortable with in-person shopping, check out Bookings for more options. To access Bookings, log in to MySFCC, look under Schedule an Appointment, and click on the pink button labeled Campus Cupboard (Online). You can access the reservation and delivery option 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome to visit the Campus Cupboard weekly for free groceries and other household items that may be available. Personal hygiene (menstrual) products are available from Free Flow NM. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-428-1775 for more information.
The USPS is offering free covid tests with free shipping. For your information purposes only, below is the link and some additional information.
Place Your Order for Free At-Home Covid-19 Tests Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order: • Limit of one order per residential address • One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests • Orders will ship free. https://special.usps.com/testkits
06/25/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “New Mexico boy to receive bone marrow transplant from sister.” Story is about former SFCC student Moustapha Idrissa’s efforts to raise money for medical bills related to treatment of his son. Moustapha Idrissa worked in the SFCC greenhouse and studied Controlled Environment Agriculture.