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Start making massage appointments this week

The Massage Therapy Program cohort will offer $25 massages Mondays and Thursdays from August 23 through October 16. Ninety-minute appointments (including intake, 60-minute massage and post-massage survey) can be made at beginning Monday, August 16. Patrons must provide proof of COVID vaccination and are limited to one massage appointment per week. The $25 fee will be applied toward the students’ credentialing examinations. If you need assistance with timetap, email If you have questions about the massage appointments or the program, email

News and Announcements

Barnes & Noble Online Bookstore Update

On August 11, Nick Telles sent an update about the new Barnes & Noble online bookstore. The bookstore went live this morning, August 16 at 8 a.m.

Read the full update here.

The following message went out to students this morning:

CHESS ERP vendor selected

In an email to employees on August 13, President Becky Rowley announced the selection of Workday as a partner and vendor for the CHESS Enterprise Resource Planning/Student Information System for SFCC and the other CHESS member colleges.

President Rowley wrote: Yesterday was an historic moment in New Mexico higher education. Thanks to the hours, months, and especially, the professional expertise that many of you have dedicated to the Enterprise Resource Planning/Student Information Systems project, I am pleased to announce that the CHESS Board of Directors, which I chair, the SFCC Governing Board, and the boards of our member colleges voted to partner with Workday to help bring our collective vision to life. We will announce the selection of Workday to local and national media soon, but I wanted to share the good news with you first.”


Watch Convocation video for important messaging

Did you miss President Rowley’s welcome at Convocation?

President Rowley spoke to the importance of continued masking and discussed a potential vaccine mandate at SFCC.

Watch the video.

Vaccine Clinics on Sept. 1 and Sept. 22 on campus

Director of Human Resources Luis Olivas has announced these upcoming COVID Vaccine clinics:

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1.
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

These will be drive-through events, similar to the one SFCC had in June. The Pfizer vaccine will be available. Watch your sfcc email for more information.

Get into the new energy revolution, register for Distributed Energy classes now

Be part of the new energy revolution! Get the education and experience you need to enter the field of smart grids and distributed energy technology with a certificate in Distributed Energy Technologies and Systems at SFCC.

Want to learn more?

Contact Frank Currie via email at or call 505-428-1916.


Exhibition of student work from New Mexico School for the Arts at SFCC August 18 through September 30

An exhibition of student work from the New Mexico School of Arts will be featured in SFCC’s Main entry lobby at the college starting August 18. Poetry and images were created in collaboration with the students and the Poet Laureate, Elizabeth Jacobson. Read more about the collaboration on the Axel Contemporary website: Everything Feels Recent When You’re Faraway. The exhibition will be up until the end of September.

Photo: Elizabeth Jacobson leads a summer workshop at Young Park. Courtesy of Axel Contemporary.

Register for fall Continuing Education classes now

The new continuing education catalog is now available online for viewing and download.

Browse the fun and interesting noncredit classes and then enroll online today.


SFCC to participate in NM Workforce Connection Career Fair

Do you know someone looking for a job?

SFCC representatives will participate with New Mexico Workforce Connection from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. August 20 and 21 and again from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. August 27 and 28, for an exciting Career Fair at the Santa Fe Place Mall.

Employers from Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico will be on-site, offering great benefits and competitive pay.

For more information, please call 505-355-1758.

See this flyer for other information.

Santa Fe Literary Review now available at libraries

Complimentary copies of the SANTA FE LITERARY REVIEW are available at the Santa Fe Public Library branches, El Dorado library, the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road, and at the SFCC Library.

“This issue of the SFLR, themed ‘Tapestry: Diversity, Culture, and Common Ground,’ was a shot of hope for everyone who participated. …. – SFLR Editors

This year’s issue features work by contributors from SFCC, Santa Fe, and around the country. The magazine also includes an exclusive interview with award-winning writer Kirstin Valdez Quade, author of The Five Wounds, her debut novel about a New Mexican family’s extraordinary year of love and sacrifice.

This year’s issue is available for viewing or download at, and selected writings are available at

The SFCC Creative Writing Department, in tandem with the SFCC Library, will host a reading for contributors and the public at 5 p.m. October 21. Details of the event will be determined based on the current public health orders and with concern for the safety of participants. Whether it is on campus or online, the event is free for all.

For more information about the publication or the event, contact Kate McCahill, SFLR Faculty Advisor and Editor-in-Chief by email at, or call 505-428-1903.


"Rio Bravo at SFCC" opens 4 p.m. Aug. 26 in Visual Arts Gallery

Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery will present “Rio Bravo Fine Art Gallery at SFCC” opening from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 26 and continuing through Sept. 23. For those who cannot attend the show, a virtual online exhibition will go live on Aug. 26 at All attendees at the opening need to wear a mask

Director of SFCC Visual Arts Gallery said, “This spectacular exhibition will showcase 28 artists who are featured at Rio Bravo Fine Art Gallery. SFCC is delighted to collaborate with Eduardo Alicea. The show will introduce so many to the full range of artistic talent at the gallery. We’re also honored to include work by H. Joe Waldrum as well as many other outstanding artists.”

Rio Bravo Fine Art Gallery in Truth or Consequences offers an exceptional array of contemporary and historical fine art. The gallery was established in 1998 by H. Joe Waldrum, an important American modernist who lived from 1934 to 2003. The gallery, which is owned and directed by Eduardo Alicea, represents the major portion of work left by Waldrum at the time of his death and the work of various regional and national artists.

The T or C gallery offers paintings that range from the abstract to the representational. It also offers sculptures and fiber art pieces. The art at the gallery by Waldrum includes not only paintings, but a large selection of print work. The quality and extent of the print work represented at the gallery reflect Waldrum’s devotion to this art form and his quest for perfection when producing print works.

Of note: One artist, Ricky Padilla, will have three paintings exhibited at our SFCC show as a fundraiser for Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women. All proceeds from the sale of these paintings will go to the Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women Organization,

Padilla lives in Alamo on the Navajo Reservation (not far from Socorro). The subject of missing and murdered women is important to him as he has had “people from my reservation go missing.” He has also had “family from To’Hajiilee on the Navajo Nation (on the border of Laguna Pueblo, west of Alb.) who have been murdered.”

Image: Ricky Padilla’s Water is Life, acrylic, 20” d.


SFCC Pilates, No. 1 in Best of Santa Fe

The Santa Fe Reporter cited SFCC as having the #1 Best Pilates Studio in the 2021 Best of Santa Fe issue on July 28.

From the issue:
Best Pilates Studio
1. Santa Fe Community College: Leslie Jackson

Pilates itself was created in the early 1900s, and practitioner/instructor types like the Santa Fe Community College’s Leslie Jackson keep the dream alive. It’s a popular form of exercise, and one that comes with myriad (and noticeable) benefits within a few short weeks. Jackson teaches everyone from beginners to the advanced, and it’s all but certain there’s a tier that’s just right for you.


Updated Procedures for Policy 2-25 & Policy 7-1

Please become familiar with the newly updated Procedures for Policy 7-1 Information Technology Resources, Usage and Security and for Policy 2-25 Mandatory Advising. Please review the Procedures in the links below and address any questions to the Policy Owner listed.

All of the college’s Policies and Procedures are posted at SFCC Policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more about college policies, please contact Laura Mulry, ext. 1776.

Must read! Inside SFCC 2021, Vol. 1

The recent Inside SFCC was released last month and features great stories on:

  • New Auto Technologies Center
  • Celebrating grads
  • Chef Educator of the Year Jerry Dakan
  • CHESS: Colleges Unite for student success
  • Revitalized Culinary Arts Garden
  • Award-winning student work in ‘Accolades’
  • Remembering Kyle Pacheco


For the protection of our community...

When coming on campus:

  • Masks are required.
  • Practice social distancing
  • Avoid congregating in groups.
  • Avoid staying in public, indoor spaces for extended time periods.
  • Children are allowed on campus. Masks required.
  • Fully vaccinated? Please apply for the SFCC Fast Pass.
  • Departments, programs, and unique spaces may require special protocols or safety requirements.
  • Appointments are highly encouraged.

Governing Board Approves Policies

At its June meeting, the SFCC Governing Board approved updates to SFCC Policy 6-12 Surveillance Cameras. Please review the policy in the link below and address any questions to the Policy Owner/Author listed.
Policy 6-12 Surveillance Cameras
Nick Telles, Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer, ext. 1161

College Policies and Procedures are posted at SFCC Policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more about policies, please contact Laura Mulry, ext. 1776.

eTranscripts via Parchment now available!!

SFCC’s transcript request process is now entirely online – no more submitting paper or PDF forms! Current and former students can visit to be guided through the process.

There is a $5 charge for electronic transcripts, and requests will be processed quickly.


SFCC's Equity Statement

President Rowley’s shared SFCC’s Equity Statement with all in a June 12 email.


Register for fall classes now, new tuition structure

Remind your friends and family to register ASAP. The fall semester begins Monday, August 23.

SFCC is offering a new tuition structure beginning Fall 2021 that will allow students who wish to take 12 to 18 credit hours to pay for only 12 credit hours. Students will be charged tuition per credit hour up to 12 credit hours. After 12 credit hours, there will be no additional tuition charge up to and including 18 credit hours. Additional credit hours beyond 18 will be charged at the regular credit hour rate.

The college has developed a guide to registering detailed at

On-campus assistance is available for many student services.

Whether you plan to reach out in person or online, it’s strongly suggested that you set up an appointment in advance. To get started with advising, students are encouraged to contact SFCC’s Welcome and Advising Center at 428-1270 or


Student Spotlight

Order your books now! SFCC Online bookstore opens today

We are proud to announce that Santa Fe Community College’s online bookstore operated by Barnes & Noble is live and ready to serve you! Access it at


Check out SFCC's new online student orientation

Student Success has recently released a new online Student Orientation. Take it yourself, and share it with our students. Here’s a preview:

Learn how to become a successful student with SFCC’s online Student Orientation!

It includes:
• A welcome from our college leadership
• Information about student services
• How to access student resources
• Information on navigating the mySFCC student portal

In just 30 minutes, you’ll be ready to succeed at SFCC. Click here to get started:

SFCC 2021-2022 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 SFCC offers performance-based scholarships through Contract for a Better Tomorrow (CBT).

For more information and to apply go to:

If you have questions or assistance email the Financial Aid Office at from your SFCC student email account. Make sure to include your Student ID number in the email.
Se habla Español.

Openings for Student Employment at SFCC

Student work study is a financial aid need-based program that provides student funds earned through part-time employment currently paying at a rate of $12.32 per hour.

Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week. In addition to helping you pay for your education, the work study program helps you gain work experience, develop your skills, and build a possible pathway to future employment opportunities.

To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Must complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA and any additional requested verification items
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 degree-related credit hours for fall.
  • Must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

If you are interested in student employment, you can email Susie Weaver at or for further information.

Therapy dogs are back! Aug. 18 and 25

Please join us for in-person canine cuddling at the Library.

10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 18 and Wednesday, August 25

Please follow on-campus guidelines found at

Student Weekly Connection August 13

Check out the August 13 Student Weekly Connection for information on in-person services, computer and internet needs, applying for scholarships, applying for paid peer-to-peer mentorships, upcoming New Mexico Workforce Connection Career Fair dates, applications for student employment (if you are enrolled for 6 hours or more), Santa Fe Suites supportive housing, Therapy dogs at the library in August and much more!


Great scholarship news for fall semester!

Great news!

The state is now funding the Lottery Scholarship at 100 percent!

For more information watch these videos from area broadcasters: KOB, KRQE and KOAT.

Also, some more great news about the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship and other resources. See these highlights from the June 4 Santa Fe New Mexican story.

“The lottery scholarship program wasn’t the only good news for college students. The New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship, which benefits students who are not eligible for the lottery scholarship, such as returning adult learners and students who attend college part time, received an increase of $11 million for next year.
And the state has received $104 million in federal funds through the American Rescue Plan Act for student relief grants, Rodriguez said.

Read the full story here.

Want more information about how to apply for scholarships? Visit

Need help paying for internet service? You might qualify for federal assistance - application available May 12

The latest COVID relief act includes an internet benefit for low-income and Native American households. You could qualify for $50 to $75 in monthly assistance.

Details about the benefit can be found at
On May 12, you can apply at


Student Resource Center connects students with community programs

The Student Resource Center helps students connect with various services, programs and agencies. We can help link up with several community resources including: Housing, Food, Utility Payment Assistance, Childcare, Physical Health and Legal Services. For more information and assistance, please contact Student Resource Coordinator Jocelyn Hernandez Monsalvo at 505-428-1194 or visit

El Centro de Recursos Estudiantiles ayuda a los estudiantes a conectarse con varios servicios programas y agencias. Podemos ayudar a conectarse con varios servicios comunitarios, que incluyen: Vivienda, Comida, Asistencia para Pagos de Servicios Públicos, Cuidado de Niños, Salud Física y Servicios Legales. Para obtener más información y asistencia, comuníquese con la Coordinadora de Recursos Estudiantiles Jocelyn Hernandez Monsalvo al 505-428-1194 o visite

Employee Announcements

July WOWs

The WOW employees for July 2021 are:

Mariano Chavez
Luis Nominated Mariano for working to add Clovis Community College and other Colleges and HEI’s to our MS Teams domain, in anticipation of future work were we might need to collaborate with on the ERP. Mariano reached out to other HEI’s IT departments to help get this completed.

Gilbert Sanchez was nominated by Malvina Cannon for his continued years of service at SFCC, dedication and loyalty over the past 19 years.

Hear Richard Eeds interview with Dean Jim Wysong and Milton Riess

Listen to the podcast of Dean Jim Wysong and Milton Riess’ interview interview with Richard Eeds on July 31 on KTRC 1260 | 103.7. Hear about SFCC’s film program and the recent open house.

Yash Morimoto column: Help those you love go to college

Yash Moriomoto’s My View column: “Help those you love go to college,” originally ran in the Santa Fe New Mexican on July 18. It was written by Yash Morimoto, Associate Vice President for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness. Please encourage your loved ones to go to college!

Yash Morimoto is the associate vice president for planning and institutional effectiveness at Santa Fe Community College.


Have you seen these artworks on campus?

If you have any knowledge of the whereabouts of either these two pieces of artwork, please contact Linda Cassel at (505) 660-1857 or

Artist Ned Jacobs
Study/Nez Perce Warrior
Charcoal on paper
23 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches
31 1/4 x 20 1/4 x 1 inches (framed)

Artist Lew Tilley
Magic Jugglers
Oil on canvas
50 x 30 inches

Pasatiempo story on photography of Dean Jim Wysong

In the July 16 issue of Pasatiempo, writer Michael Abatemarco promotes Dean Wysong’s exhibit and love of photography: Jim Wysong at SFCC’s Visual Art Gallery

Recently, Albuquerque Journal’s Assistant Arts Editor Kathaleen Roberts interviewed Dean Jim Wysong for the story, “Scouring New Mexico for Unusual Angles.”

Photo: “Divided Sky” by Jim Wysong.

Fully vaccinated? Consider getting a Fast Pass

Are you fully vaccinated? Find out how you can get a Fast Pass campus access card here.

For the most up-to-date information visit:

Your privacy and confidential personal health information is important to SFCC. This information will be kept in a secure computer file that is only accessed by the SFCC Contact Tracing Team and the COVID-19 Point of Contact for the purposes of administrating the SFCC COVID -19 Safety protocols.

Just a reminder: The campus still has limited access. Essentially, the buildings are closed unless you have specific business on campus. Those coming to the campus need to follow protocols. But if you are returning or anticipating returning to work on campus, going to attend an in-person class or coming regularly for appointments you might want to consider applying for the Fast Pass. Again, this is just an option, not a requirement.

How to enroll for the COVID 19 vaccine

Please review the state’s latest vaccine registration information to see how to enroll for the COVID-19 vaccine.

SFCC encourages you to enroll soon, so our state can more effectively distribute the vaccine and notify you when vaccine doses will be available in your area.

NOVID phone app: The City of Santa Fe has partnered with NOVID to slow the spread of the virus. Download the free app at Read more about the app in this Dec. 15 Santa Fe Reporter story, “Spread the Word, not COVID-19.”


Let's help slow the spread of the virus

Let’s keep everyone safe and remember:

SFCC COVID protocols require that everyone wear a mask at all times on campus.

• If you are feeling ill, you should not come into work, and avoid any type of social setting. The College wants you to feel better before you return to work.

If you are feeling ill: Get tested and isolate yourself from others as much as possible. We need to help mitigate the health risk to others.

Call 1-855-600-3453 for testing information and results.

• If you do contract COVID-19, seek medical attention immediately. Notify your supervisor and human resources. These cases need to reported, SFCC is here to support you.

Please do your part, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy.

Do you need information on testing? Visit

Remember to wash your hands for a full 20 seconds!

Submit nominations for WOW awards

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


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.

Free FAFSA workshops August 16 through August 20

SFCC will offer its free Fall FAFSA (Financial Aid for Federal Student Aid form) workshops for current and new students online August 16 through August 20. The SFCC Financial Aid staff will be available to help students fill out the 2021-2022 FAFSA application for those who make an appointment at

For an appointment you need to be able to access this page:

If you need assistance accessing this page, the SFCC HelpDesk is available at 505-428-1222.

What do you need to work on the FAFSA application?

    * 2019 Tax returns
    * Social Security numbers
    * Resident card A# (if not a U.S. citizen but an eligible non-US citizen)
    * Parent’s date of birth
    * Date parents were married, remarried, separated, divorced or widowed.

SFCC offers dozens of scholarships. Regardless of your eligibility for aid determined by FASFA, you may be eligible for an SFCC Foundation scholarship. There are many grants also available.

If you have questions about the SFCC financial aid process, please either email or call 505-428-1268.