Campus Weekly

Endowment created to honor Patricia Pearce

Head of Printmaking and Book Arts Patricia Pearce was stunned when it was announced at the July 26 opening of the DWELL art exhibition that several of her students had created a special endowment in her honor. The fund was created by the students with Amy Parrish leading the intiative. The donations have come from businesses and donors from Santa Fe, as well as former and present students.

Amy Parrish announced, “Join us in celebrating Patricia’s creative vision by donating to a designated fund that will provide materials, equipment and supplies that support the growth and expansion of the Printmaking and Book Arts Department for future generations of artists.” She added, “Please make your contribution in any amount to the SFCC Foundation noting the Patricia Pearce Endowment.”

Read more and see more photos.

Photo: Left to right: Director of the SFCC Foundation Deborah Boldt, Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel and head of Printmaking and Book Arts Patricia Pearce celebrate the announcement at the DWELL opening.

News and Announcements

Campuswide Convocation meeting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8

Convocation Week kicks off August 8 with a campuswide meeting from 8:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. in the Jemez Rooms. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. Please keep checking the Intranet announcements via MYSFCC for updates to the full convocation schedule.


SFCC President Rowley on the Richard Eeds Show Thursday, Aug. 8 at 3 p.m.

Catch an hour-long interview with SFCC President Dr. Becky Rowley on Thursday, August 8, at 3 p.m. on KTRC 1260/103.7’s Richard Eeds Show.

Please note modified service hours on Aug. 8

Santa Fe Community College’s services including academic advising, registration assistance and the cashier’s office as well as the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center will open at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 8 due to a campuswide staff and faculty meeting. The SFCC Continuing Education office will be closed for the full day on Aug. 8 for staff training and development.

SFCC’s Kids Campus will be open for regular operational hours on Aug. 8. The Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road, will observe regular hours to accommodate the partnership universities and colleges.


SFCC announces Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos is Associate Vice President for Student Success

Santa Fe Community College announces Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos is the new Associate Vice President for Student Success. She has served in higher education in a variety of capacities for 22 years.


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.

Awesome Foundation Santa Fe accepting grant applications

The Santa Fe Chapter of the Awesome Foundation is accepting applications for a $1,000 micro-grrant 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.

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: 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.

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.


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.

SFLR call for submissions!

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

Photo: Cover of 2019 SFLR, now available in SFCC Library.

Student Spotlight

SFCC High School Equivalency/GED Prep orientation this week

Four-day orientation begins Aug. 5. Fall sessions begin Aug. 19 in Spanish and English.

The registration period for SFCC HSE/GED preparation classes is open for new students through August 8. Classes begin August 19 in Spanish and English. Returning students may register until Friday, August 16. For more information, call 505-428-1356 or go to

New students are required to attend the four-day orientation Aug. 5 to 8. The four-day orientation is offered in the mornings from 9 a.m. to noon or in the evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. In orientation, students will have the opportunity to meet with an advisor, create an individualized learning plan, and register for classes. A $25 fee covers classes and class materials.


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.


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, call 505-428-1323 or visit STEM Core.


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

Verify your financial aid now

Do you have your financial aid in place for the fall semester? The payment deadline is August 13. Verify your Financial Aid today!
For more information, email

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.

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.

Employee Announcements

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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Learn about TRiO from our students

“TRiO has helped me so much, and without this program I would be lost!” –Selena Gonzalez

Read Selena’s full testimonial about TRiO.

Applications for the program are available in room LL313, downstairs in the West Wing. For more information visit here, email or call 505-428-1364.