Campus Weekly

Oren Lyons, advocate for indigenous rights, tours TATC

Oren Lyons, advocate for indigenous rights and environmental rights, stopped by SFCC for a visit to learn more about SFCC’s sustainability programs. Oren Lyons is a Native American Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Seneca Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. He was visiting Santa Fe to participate in a Turtle Talks fundraiser for Wings of America during the Santa Fe Indian Market.

Photo: Oren Lyons (fifth from the left) stops for a photograph with TATC faculty and staff.

See more photos from his visit.

News and Announcements

President Rowley on Cline's Corner

Santa Fe Community College President Becky Rowley talks with Lynn Cline on KSFR 101.1 FM’s Cline’s Corner about the reasons she is excited to be at SFCC, connecting students with the resources they need, and the unique role of community colleges.

Follow the link and click the pod icon on the left to listen to the podcast.

SFCC graduate Brendan Barrett awarded Windgate Fellowship

Brendan Barrett, a recipient of the 2019 Windgate fellowship, graduated from SFCC with an Associate in Applied Arts Professional Crafts-Fine Woodworking degree in 2015. He continued his education at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and graduated this year with a BFA in Furniture Design.


New Meditation Room in LL312

Rest and recharge in the Office of Student Development’s new meditation room, located on the lower level in room LL312.

The meditation room is open Mondays – Thursdays, with separate hours for students and employees.

Hours For SFCC Students: 9–11 a.m., 1:30-3 p.m.
Hours for The Masters Program Students 3-4 p.m.
Hours For Employees: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.


SFCC graduate Cordell Pacheco's continuing journey

This summer, SFCC Culinary Arts graduate and New Mexico State University student Cordell Pacheco traveled more than 6,000 miles and crossed an ocean to learn about the wine and food industry in a way few students have experienced.

Cordell’s story was featured in the Las Cruces Sun Times this week.

Photo: NMSU, Las Cruces Sun Times


SFCC's Queerly Community Meet-up on Tuesdays

SFCC’s QUEERLY COMMUNITY gender and sexuality meet-up has a new time for Fall 2019. The group will meet Tuesdays in room 609, from noon-1 p.m. Room 609 is located near Media Arts and the Testing Center.

Grab a snack and a pal and swing by!
For more information, please email

CE offers trip to Spain, info session on Sept. 12

Continuing Education will offer a trip to Spain in the spring, but the time to register is now.

Info session from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 in Room 416. Please note that prices will increase after Oct. 8. Here are the details:

Trip to Spain
March 7 – 17, 2020
Experience Madrid, Royal Palace, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Flamenco Show, Granada, The Alahambra, Valencia, Paella Experience, Barcelona, La Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell.

Included in the price of the trip are:
• Hotels
• 14 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
• Round trip airfare from Albuquerque Intl Airport
• Air taxes and fees
• Hotel transfers
Price until Oct. 8, 2019:
Double $3899
Single $4549

For more information or to register: 505-428-1676 or


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 or at the Santa Fe County Clerk’s office, 102 Grant Ave. Call 505-986-6280 for more information.


Submit your work to Santa Fe Literary Review

The submission period for the 2020 issue of The Santa Fe Literary Review is now open through November 1. This year’s theme is The Spaces Between Exploring freedom, distance, movement and time.

Submission categories include dramatic writing, creative nonfiction, poetry, fiction and visual art. Details are online, or for more info email

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.

Deadline to register for Tennis Tournament extended until Sept. 4

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.

Register online at

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.

Student Spotlight

SFCC Student Zachary DeLay's summer internship provides experience in Algal Research Laboratory

Zachary DeLay, a current student at Santa Fe Community College working towards an Associate Degree in Sustainable Technology: Biofuels, was a summer 2019 Community College Intern (CCI) participant at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Zachary worked in the Algal Research Laboratory under the mentorship of Nick Sweeney and Lieve Laurens.


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.

Need money for School?

Need money to pay for school? Complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA online now!

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)

Employee Announcements

In Memoriam: Kathy McRee, former photography instructor

In the Aug. issue the New Mexico Archaeology newsletter there was a column dedicated to Kathy McRee, (1939-2019), who died in May. The story quoted two individuals who cited her work as an SFCC photography instructor.
Tim Maxwell, OAS Director Emeritus said, “So very sad. Kathy was a strong FOA (Friends of Archaelogy) supporter since its beginnings. I remember her as one of the “cowgirls” riding in the huge Dodge ram pickup on our first visit to Pauquime in 1995. She was teaching photography at SFCC at the time and gave me several helpful suggestions. Kathy always made herself available for helping the FOA.”

Joyce Bolack said, “As an expert photographer, and former teacher of photography at Santa Fe Community College, she made professional images of FOA’s artifacts for archaeological reports.”

We extend our sympathy to her family, friends and colleagues.


Jonathan Harrell and Roxanne Tapia to perform in Word Over All

Academic Advisor Jonathan Harrell and MPR’s “new Jennifer” Roxanne Tapia will be performing in Teatro Paraguas’ ¡Poesia Viva! poetry performance of WORD OVER ALL Walt Whitman and Pablo Neruda.

Jonathan will be playing guitar, singing and performing poetry. Roxanne will be performing poetry and acting, including a brief appearance as a bird in Pablo Neruda’s Pájaro.

Word Over All runs two weekends: Aug. 30-Sept. 1, and Sept. 5-8.


Administrative leave available to 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.

FEC Faculty welcomes you to Fall!

We hope you’re using your access to the William C. Fitness Education Center through EEB or CE. The FEC staff looks forward to seeing you!

See if you can spot our fitness leader, SFCC’s president Becky Rowley in this bigger photo.

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Career Services at SFCC

Did you know SFCC Career Services has updated its online web-portfolio education module? Online portfolios with Wix, Weebly, LinkedIn and More now contains examples of free web-portfolio pages and is available online for free inside our Your New Job off-campus job postings job database.

Go to to register and access this module, as well as postings for many full-time, part-time, and summer jobs and internships. You can also receive in-person and online feedback on your new profiles. Contact Career Services at, 505-428-1406, or in room 204-G for more information.