Campus Weekly


Student Sara Lanctot selected to visit NASA center

Sara Lanctot, who is studying engineering and computer science at the college, was selected to attend the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) Onsite Experience at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama on Sept. 23-27.

This summer she participated in an intensive five-week online activity. Above, is a rendering (front view) of one of Lanctot’s original designs for her “Ladybug,” a Mars rover.

Read more and see more of her designs.


News and Announcements

Convocation events on YouTube

Did you miss the college’s opening convocation ceremony or Conversation with the President? You can view them on SFCC’s YouTube Channel.

Administrative leave for employees for upcoming fall events

It’s time to enjoy New Mexico’s unique celebrations! President Becky Rowley is authorizing four hours of administrative leave for full-time ‘regular status’ employees (prorated for those employees working part-time/regular status). Use this time to participate in local community events, such as:
• Aug. 30: Zozobra
• Aug. 31-Sept. 8: Fiesta de Santa Fe
• Sept. 5-15: New Mexico State Fair
• Oct. 5-13: Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Please consult with your supervisor to coordinate your time off. A few rules: you must take the hours between Friday, August 30 and Sunday, October 13, 2019. Administrative leave cannot be accumulated for use outside this time period and cannot be considered as work time for purposes of overtime compensation. Supervisors are reminded to schedule this time off in a way that does not negatively impact services. See Policy 4-35 Leave.

SFCC on Sports Primo Podcast Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 11 a.m.

Join Santa Fe’s premier high school sports streaming network KSWV/Sports Primo for their latest podcast, live from the Campus Center, 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Sports Primo will be joined by SFCC President Rowley, who will discuss the importance of physical activity, the refurbished FEC, and Viva! for students. Sports Primo will also be interviewing former high school athletes who are now SFCC students and current high school athletes planning to attend SFCC.

SFCCs DWELL on KSFR

KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge speaks with Linda Cassel, director of Art on the Santa Fe Community College campus and Patricia Pearce, Curator of “Dwell”, the SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery’s current show.

Photo: 3 spools plus one, Patricia Pierce

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OIT maintenance Sunday, Aug. 25

OIT will perform email maintenance on Sunday, Aug 25, starting at 7 am. Users may experience intermittent email outages. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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

Pay for your food the fast and easy way!

Get a prepaid food services card and sail through the lines!

  • Cards can be used in the cafeteria and the coffee shop
  • Use your financial aid or prepay with a credit card, check or cash. Cards are refillable and have no expiration dates.
  • To use your financial aid, make arrangements at the cashier’s window.
    Or prepay with a credit card, check, or cash at either the cashier’s window or food services.

Call 505-428-1363 for more information.

Awesome Foundation Santa Fe accepting grant applications

The Santa Fe Chapter of the Awesome Foundation is accepting applications for a $1,000 micro-grant that will be awarded to invest in a local project that aims to make Santa Fe a better place to live, work and play. Applications are due September 1, 2019, with the grant to be awarded in October. There are no prerequisites to apply.

Applications can be submitted online at The Awesome Foundation Santa Fe Chapter. Please contact Ann Black, Grants Director, if you are interested faculty or staff at ann.black@sfcc.edu

Register for Fall Continuing Education now

The Fall Continuing Education schedule is now available. Pick up a copy on campus or view online. There are more than 30 new classes.
Employees, don’t forget that you can use your EEB credits to enroll in CE classes for fun or professional development.

Candidates for Governing Board seat need to file on Aug. 27

Two positions on the Santa Fe Community College Governing Board will be determined during the election on Nov. 5.

Those interested in becoming a candidate must file a declaration of candidacy and sworn statement of intent with the County Clerk between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Aug. 27. Forms may be obtained at www.santafecountynm.gov/clerk or at the Santa Fe County Clerk’s office, 102 Grant Ave. Call 505-986-6280 for more information.

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Register now for Tennis Tournament Sept 6-8

Tennis Tournament at the FEC, September 6-8. Men’s & Women’s Singles, Men’s & Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles at the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center (FEC).

First rounds will start at 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8, the rounds will start at 8:30 a.m. Participants must be at least 18 years of age with a 3.5 rating or lower.

The registration deadline is August 30. Registration fees are $25 per person for individual events and $30 for doubles per team. For more information, contact the School of Fitness and Education at 505-428-1751.

Electronic catalog now available

Santa Fe Community College now offers easy online access to the 2019-20 college catalog. The new catalog is easily accessed at the secure site: catalog.sfcc.edu. The catalog is searchable and available to all. The electronic catalog is more user-friendly and can be accessed 24/7. Register now!

Thanks to all who helped to develop and activate the electronic catalog to better serve our students.

Student Spotlight

Trades and Advanced Technologies Center Open House

Trades and Advanced Technologies Center (TATC) Open House and student club sign up from noon – 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22,
TATC Lobby

Get more information about TATC Classes, Internships, and Training.

Sign up for student clubs: Aquaculture and Hydroponics, Biofuels, SACNAS (STEM) Solor, Spirulina, Toastmasters, Welding, Automotive, Hula-hoop, Culinary, Hospitality and Tourism and more!

For more information, email biofuels@sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1295.

Petition to Graduate due on Sept. 6.

To apply for graduation, log-in to MySFCC (student portal) and locate the Petition to Graduate link and follow the prompts for the appropriate graduation term. Students must be fully classified in the major before applying for graduation.

In order to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, your Petition to Graduate must be received in the Registrar’s Office by 5.p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019 with all required signatures.

SFCC offers English as a Second Language class in Fall, orientations Aug. 13, 14, 20 and 21, 2019

Santa Fe Community College Offers English as a Second Language [ESL] Classes
Orientation sessions begin August 13.


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Need money for School?

Need money to pay for school? Complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA online now! https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Are you International or Undocumented? Then complete the 2019-2020 Dreamers Financial Aid form (English) or Solicitud de ayuda financiera para los soñadores 2019-2020 (Español)

Students can accelerate through Math with STEM Core

Students, join STEM Core to start your engineering, computer science or information technology degree.

Do you want to study with a group of motivated, hard-working students and get extra support? SFCC’s STEM Core Program can help get you on the fast track to a fun, challenging, meaningful and highly paid career.

A STEM career has great benefits:

  • Over the next 10 years, STEM jobs will grow 50% faster than non-STEM jobs.
  • The average STEM job pays more than $40/hour.
  • 93% of STEM professionals earn more than the national average.
  • The eight highest-paying entry-level jobs are in computer science, engineering and math.
  • There are great local job opportunities with the national labs and other employers.

Also, in collaboration with Los Alamos National Laboratory, successful STEM Core students will be eligible to apply for paid summer internships at LANL or other locations in the U.S. Veterans encouraged to apply!

For information contact stemcore@sfcc.edu, call 505-428-1323 or visit STEM Core.


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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 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.

Santa Fe Lodgers Association giving one-class scholarships to 14 students this fall

The Santa Fe Lodgers Association hosted a very successful fundraiser event at Meow Wolf June 5 for scholarship funds for the Hospitality & Tourism Program.

They are now using the funds to pay the tuition costs for one class for 14 students this fall. They hope this will encourage current hotel employees and students to follow the career path the hotel industry offers here in Santa Fe.

Interested in getting the scholarship? E-mail Katherine Fox-Ehlert or call 505-428-1332. Get in touch ASAP, to get registered for the fall semester.

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 for these programs:

  • 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 Director of Dental Health Dr. Aamna Nayyar, 505-428-1258 or or visit https://www.sfcc.edu/programs/dental/.

Employee Announcements

Sarah Boisvert featured in Santa Fe Reporter

SFCC’s Fab Lab Hub and teacher Sara Boisvert were featured in The Santa Fe Reporter this week in the article “The Revolution Will Be Digitized” by Julia Goldberg.

Fab Lab Santa Fe founder Sarah Boisvert will teach two digital badge courses through Santa Fe Community College’s Continuing Education program this fall: Design for 3D Printing Digital Badge Sept. 3-Oct. 8 and Operation of FDM 3D Printing Technology Oct. 29-Dec. 3. More info available at: https://www.sfcc.edu/offices/continuing-education/


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Join the trail running group on Tuesdays and Thursdays; and walking group on Thursdays

The college now offers employees a meet-up for current and “newbie” trail runners in front of the William C. Fitness Education Center at 6:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Please note: The time has changed to 6:30 a.m., so runners will be ready for their workday. All are welcome. Please note: The running group has added Thursdays due to increased interest.

The Walking Group has moved to Thursdays 7:30-8:30 a.m., also meeting in front of the FEC.

For questions in regards to the trail running, please contact Herman Garcia and questions in regards to the Walking Group should go to Ute Jannsen-Kerr.

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NMSRC Awards abound for SFCC Respiratory Care

SFCC was well-represented at the New Mexico Society for Respiratory Care (NMSRC) annual conference this year:

  • Rebecca Jeffs, SFCC Respiratory Care Program Director received the NMSRC Life Achievement Award.
  • Daniel (Scotty) Silva received the NMSRC Life Membership Award. Scotty is a faculty member and advisory committee member for the SFCC Respiratory program.
  • Janie Anaya, SFCC Program Faculty, was recognized for her service as the program committee chair for the New Mexico society for Respiratory Care conference this summer and going forward.
  • Sarah Lyon, SFCC Program Mentor, was recognized for her service as the president of the New Mexico society for Respiratory Care for the last 2 years.
  • SFCC Student Danielle Frybarger was awarded a Corey Suffrin scholarship.
  • SFCC Students Loni Bennett and Danielle Frybarger were nominated for membership in the respiratory honor society Lambda Beta.

Top photo: Sara Lyon, Scotty Silva and Jamie Anaya with their awards. Bottom left: Rebecca Jeffs receives a Life Achievement Award.