Campus Weekly

Stipends and apprenticeship offer added financial support to Early Childhood Education students

Enjoy working with kids? Consider enrolling in Early Childhood Education.

Do you know someone who is considering studying Early Childhood Education? Let them know that expanded financial support for full and part-time students studying Early Childhood Education is available for the Fall and Spring semesters. Prospective students are encouraged to enroll now.

Eligible students will be able to receive a stipend of up to $2000 after successfully completing a semester of early childhood coursework. Those who already have a bachelor’s degree in another field can qualify for the stipend by enrolling in the Alternative Teacher Licensure program for an Early Childhood Teacher Certification. Additional funds are available for those participating in the APRENDE Early Childhood Teacher Apprenticeship program.

Director of the Early Childhood Center of Excellence Catron Allred said, “There’s never been a better time to study Early Childhood Education. Employer demand is high, wages are increasing, and SFCC is grateful for additional flexible financial resources to offer our students. In addition to the Opportunity Scholarship, ECECD Scholarships and other aid available through SFCC’s Financial Aid office, students enrolled in SFCC’s Early Childhood programs will have additional financial incentives for enrolling in the upcoming academic year. We encourage both English and Spanish speakers to apply for our programs.”

SFCC was recently awarded a New Mexico Early Childhood Educator Student Success Grant from the New Mexico Early Childhood Education & Care Department.  The grant will fund Student Success stipends for eligible full and part-time students and will be awarded after the successful completion of the academic term.

Questions about the program? Contact Emily McCarthy or call 505-428-1448.

Read more.

Medical Assistants celebrate their completion with a Pinning Ceremony

Students at the Medical Assistant Pinning Ceremony shown in this photo from furthest to closest: Maria Arriaga De La Garza, Camille Cdebaca, Shania Cruz, Perla Landeros, Paulina Lopez, Tyra Marquez, Nadine Salazar, Wendy Soto De La Cruz, Rosa Tarin and Rosio Valles Morales.

Thirteen students graduated with their Medical Assisting Certificate from the class of 2021-2022. Director of the Medical Assisting program Jessica Balladeras, thanks faculty member Toni Coffman and Dean Terri Tewart for their dedication and support of SFCC’s students in the Medical Assisting program.

The following students were part of the 2021-2022 class cohort: Maria Arriaga De La Garza, Dolores Avalos, Camille Cdebaca, Shania Cruz, Paula Landeros, Tyra Marquez, Perla Landeros, Paulina Lopez, Tyra Marquez, Haleigh Quintana, Jeysol Rangel Rivera, Nadine Salazar, Wendy Soto De La Cruz, Rosa Tarin and Rosio Valles Morales.

SFCC services unavailable until 11 a.m. Thursday, August 11 and Fitness Center will open at noon

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SFCC services including front desk reception, academic advising, registration assistance and the cashier’s office will not be available until 11 a.m. August 11 due to a campuswide staff and faculty Convocation meeting. Services will resume at 11 via email, phone, online and in-person.

The William C. Witter Fitness Education Center will open at noon on Thursday, August 11. SFCC’s Kids Campus and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will observe regular office hours on August 11.

SFCC celebrates latest Massage Therapy grads

Massage Therapy graduates celebrated next to Ethyl the Whale on June 30. Graduates from left to right:
Kneeling: Christopher Lopez, Ela Pares, Jordan Barrick, Sarah Roybal.
Standing: Natasha Pertile, Daniel Kaufman, Nichole Tsosie, Robert Ward.

Congratulations to the eight students who graduated from the SFCC Massage Therapy Program on July 30! We are celebrating the second cohort to complete the program and wish them all the best on their next steps to becoming Licensed Massage Therapists.

SFCC thanks all who signed up for Student Massage Therapy Clinic so these graduates could gain required experience. The next clinic will be in March 2023.

If you know someone who is interested in enrolling in SFCC’s program this fall, please have them visit the Massage Therapy program web page for requirements and application information. Questions? Email either Ute Jannsen-Kerr or Julianna Santillanes.

New Fall CE schedule available

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.

Congratulations to recipients of dental pins

Congratulations to all who participated in the Dental Health pinning ceremony 2021-2022. At far right is Director of Dental Health Dr. Aamna Nayaar.

SFCC is proud of all of the Dental Health program graduates, who were celebrated with a recent 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 success SFCC celebrated:

• 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.

For more information about the program visit this web page or email Dr. Nayaar at

On-campus bookstore reopens, start ordering books now

SFCC’s on-campus bookstore reopened on July 25, under the operation of Barnes & Noble College.

The on-campus bookstore offers textbooks, course materials, notebooks, pens, and other office and school supplies – as well as snacks and drinks!

The bookstore will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday- Friday during the summer. Fall bookstore hours will be announced soon. 

Near the end of each term, students will have an opportunity to sell books back and return rental books at the bookstore or through mail.

Students can begin ordering books at the new bookstore website and select free on-campus pick-up.

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 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.

For questions or additional assistance please email

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.

Best Fitness Classes in Santa Fe!

Congratulations to the The Santa Fe Community College Fitness Education Center for winning the Santa Fe Reporter‘s “Best Of” Category for Best Fitness Classes in Santa Fe!

Read the full write-up here:…/best-of-santa-fe-2022…/

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

Join a 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday online workshop. Click for details.

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

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.

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.

Read more about his extensive experience in this press release.

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Students: need childcare? Make sure you’re on the Kids Campus Waitlist

When a spot comes available at the Kids Campus, students get priority placement. Kids Campus wants to support student parents and hopes that those needing childcare will get on the waitlist.

Children of degree-seeking SFCC students, SFCC employees, and full-time students at the Higher Education Center are prioritized for placement to support a two-generation philosophy of education at the college.

Visit the Kids Campus website for more information. Students receive a 10% discount on the cost of kids campus and NM Early Childhood Education and Care Development offers Child Care Assistance to income-eligible students.

Two New Student Orientations on August 15

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Invite your friends and family to attend the New Student Orientations at noon or 6 p.m. August 15. Families are welcome to attend with new or prospective students.

Do you know someone who is considering enrolling this fall semester?
Invite them to one of SFCC’s New Student Orientations at either noon or 6 p.m. on August 15. They will meet fellow students. Explore SFCC’s beautiful campus. Get helpful tips for college success. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus community!
There are two times new and prospective students can attend:

Monday, August 15

  • Noon to 2 p.m.
  • 6 to 8 p.m.

All new student orientations will be held in the Campus Center. NSO is open to all new and prospective students! Family and friends are also welcome to attend! For information call: 505-428-1270

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 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 need 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.

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 daycare, 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.

Apply NOW for Fall Semester Student Employment

Apply NOW for Fall 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!

To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Completed the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 FAFSA
  • Enrolled now and have at least 3-degree related credit hours for the summer semester and 6 credit hours for fall.

Contact for further information.

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 for information about the program.
Dianna Fernandez, DA discusses in Spanish why she chose SFCC Certificate in Advanced DA Skills
Mariah Salazar, DA shares her story

Dental Program accepting applications for Fall 2022

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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]


  • HLCR 113
  • 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.

To apply, contact the program:
Phone: 505-428-1258

Film student Rob Tode gets international awards

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.

Poster image of Rob Tode’s “Funny You Should Say That”

“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.

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.

505–428-1194 | |

Memorial for Kathleen Finn-Brown at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10

Kathleen Finn-Brown on a visit to Colorado.

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 for the Zoom link. The Zoom link is also available in the announcement on SFCC Connect or in the All SFCC Staff and Faculty Team chat on MS Teams.

Also, visit SFCC Connect for information on signing a virtual card.

Kathleen Finn-Brown at an SFCC Service Awards celebration.

Policy Update

Click on the links below to become familiar with the College’s new and updated Policies and Procedures. Please contact the Policy Owner for more information.


  • Policy 7-1 New Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources
    Cori Bergen, Chief Information Officer, ext. 1185

    There are two policies numbered 7-1: 7-1 New: Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources and 7-1 Active: Information Technology Resources, Usage, and Security. Policy 7-1 Active will be repealed when additional policies in Section 7 are approved by the Governing Board.


College Policies and Procedures are posted at SFCC Policies. To learn more, contact Laura J. Mulry, ext. 1776.

Employees: 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.

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 at 7 p.m. August 25

Local music group Mélange, playing original music by Phredgeoff (Jeff) Tarnoff and Jojo Sena de Tarnoff, can be heard at Chomp, located at 505 Cerrillos Road. The group plays at Chomp at Thursday, 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.

CHESS — Collaborative for Higher Education Shared Services

CHESS Connection Newsletter

If you’re wondering what’s happening with the Workday implementation, find out in July’s CHESS Connection newsletter!

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.

Click for a short video introduction to CHESS

Chris Gettler’s daughter receives major recognition

Alicia Gettler honored as Boys and Girls Club Southwest Youth of the Year.

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!

Chris Gettler prepares for the first pitch.

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.

Roxanne Tapia plays the national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner, on tenor saxophone.

Executive Assistant of Marketing and Public Relations Roxanne Tapia wowed the crowd playing “The Star Spangled Banner” on the saxophone.

Niki McKay, Marcos Maez and Daniela Gurule prepare the “slingshot” to send out T-shirts to the crowd.

Director of Recruitment and Dual Credit Marcos Maez 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.

Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Margaret Peters, Safety and Security Manager Chris Gettler, Director of Recruitment and Dual Credit Marcos Maez and Director of Annual Giving Kelly Marquez take a break at the Fuego’s game for a photo. (Courtesy Rebecca Estrada)

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.

Check out the slingshot in action in this fun video from SFCC’s Facebook page.

New employees: We’d like to get to know you!

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


English as a Second Language classes attract students with roots from all over the world.

ESL orientations August 16-24

Do you know someone who wants to learn English as a Second Language? Whether you speak no English at all, or you only know a little, or even if you know a lot of English, SFCC has classes for you.

Santa Fe Community College will offer a 12-week English as a Second Language session from August 29 to November 18 to any adult who wants to learn English. New students must attend an orientation session to register for classes. The orientation session will include testing and placement as well as registration for the courses. There is a $25 registration fee for the upcoming Fall 2022 term. The classes are free. Classes will be in person at the SFCC Main Campus, at a Santa Fe Public School, and online.

To register: You must attend an orientation session for testing and placement.

How to Register:
Attend an orientation at the SFCC Main Campus, 6401 Richards Ave.

Orientation Schedule

Evening: 5 to 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, August 16
  • Thursday, August 18
  • Monday, August 22
  • Wednesday, August 24

Morning: 10 a.m. to noon

  • Wednesday, August 17
  • Tuesday, August 23

Orientations will be held in small groups, so expect wait time. Only future students may be present. Additional guests will not be permitted in the orientation area.

Students interested in online classes can attend an orientation at SFCC or contact the ESL Program (505-428-1329 or to arrange an online orientation. Students interested in online classes can attend an orientation at SFCC or contact the ESL Program to arrange an online orientation. Students will need a stable internet connection to attend online classes.

The Fall 2022 ESL classes will be offered in-person at Santa Fe Community College, at an SFPS school, and online. Classes meet twice a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays depending on the level. Morning and evening classes are available. Free childcare for children ages 4 to 12 is available for level 1, 2 and 3 evening students at SFPS.

Please bring $25 (cash or check) to the orientation.

See the press release and orientation schedule here.

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.

Stay tuned! For details, contact:

Please watch this video of Dr. Jane Grover from ADA talking about the CDHC program at SFCC:

Who are CDHC? Read

New rules to allow some education retirees to return to education

New rules are in place that will allow some education retirees to return to work. For an explanation of the rules, see: 2022 Return to Work Guidance | NM Educational Retirement Board (

A 6/29/2022 story in the Santa Fe New Mexican, “Some retired N.M. teachers eager to get back in classroom under new law,” shared some of the details. In the article, Dean Terri Tewart was quoted about how the ruling might help SFCC fill some positions at SFCC.

Emily Stern article courtesy of Santa Fe Magazine. Click for a larger image.

Emily Stern interview in Santa Fe Magazine

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 a new online resource to help New Mexicans understand tuition-free college via the Opportunity and Lottery Scholarships!

Please share 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.

Keep posted on wildfire updates

To get wildfire updates: The state has launched the following website:

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.

Register now!

Encourage your friends and neighbors to apply and register for the fall semester soon!

For details visit: For information about Financial Aid or the Opportunity Scholarship for the Fall semester, email Call 505-428-1270 for registration assistance.

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.

For more information on eligibility and program benefits, see program information sheet.

Need food? Campus Cupboard welcomes all

Campus Cupboard now offers refrigerated items

The Campus Cupboard (Room LL302E) in-person shopping hours are:
Mondays: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Thursdays: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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 or 505-428-1775 for more information.

Visit Campus Cupboard for more information.

Campus Cupboard is supported by SFCC Foundation.

Order free at-home covid tests

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 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.

Also, if you need more information about at-home test kits, New Mexico testing sites or Vault tests visit:

Let’s help slow the spread of the virus

Let’s keep everyone safe and remember:

  • 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!

SFCC in the news

The following stories or radio shows either featured or mentioned SFCC or one of its employees. Some stories also are related to NM higher education.

08/04/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “SFCC gets federal aid to create jobs”

08/03/2022, Albuquerque Journal, “$6.4M grant for job development benefits rural NM”

08/03/2022, Los Alamos Daily Post, “SFCC’s Early Childhood Education Program Announces Expanded Financial Support This Fall”

08/01/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Business people, Aug. 1, 2022” Announcement about Dean Barry Hubbard, Ph.D.

07/27/2022, Los Alamos Daily Post, “SFCC’s Continuing Education Fall Schedule Now Available In Print And Online”

07/23/2022, Albuquerque Journal, “Center awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grant” Photography department chair Will Wilson to participate.

07/22/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Xfinity reports widespread outage in Santa Fe, Los Alamos”.

07/11/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Hotels bring on Santa Fe students for summer”.

07/11/2022, Community College Daily,  News Makers – Barry Hubbard.

07/09/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Helping Improve Santa Fe for 130 years.” Story mentions that the Santa Fe Woman’s Club has raised funds for scholarships for women at SFCC.

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.

07/20/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Xfinity reports widespread internet outage in Santa Fe, Los Alamos”

06/22/2022, Los Alamos National Laboratory newsletter, “Connecting community members with college and career pathways: Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Rebecca Estrada understands importance of educating the community for an educated workforce

06/18/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “DACA helped propel SFHS grad to presidential appointment.” Story is about SFCC alumna Cindy Nava.

06/05/2022, Los Alamos Daily Post, “SFCC: Automotive Technologies Center Open House June 21”