Campus Weekly

Congratulations to SFCC Graduates!

SFCC celebrated its first fall graduation on Saturday with approximately 125 graduates participating in the ceremony, which was held for the first time in December. Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales delivered the keynote address to the hundreds in attendance at the William C. Witter Fitness Center. See the Santa Fe New Mexican photos.

Read more about the graduating class.

Photo: Graduates cheer Saturday during the Santa Fe Community College fall graduation ceremony. Jane Phillips/For The New Mexican

News and Announcements

Library closed Monday

The SFCC Library is closed today for inventory. The Library will reopen Tuesday with open hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the remainder of the week. For more information, contact the Library, ext. 1352.

OIT Maintenance Dec. 14, 20 & 21

OIT will be performing system patching and maintenance Thursday, Dec. 14. Systems will be affected by intermittent outages.

Additionally, email services will be unavailable Wed. and Thurs., Dec. 20 and 21 while the email system is upgraded.

For more information, contact the OIT Service Desk, ext. 1222.

Please Participate in the Diversity Initiative Survey

Below is a link to a survey related to the college’s strategic plan for diversity. Your feedback is crucial to our efforts to better understand the many perspectives and experiences that inform our campus culture and the materials and curriculum used in course work. Please leave your anonymous responses in this online survey, or under the door of the Center for Diversity and Integrated Learning, Room 215A on SFCC’s main campus. En español.

Take the survey. Please complete survey by Fri., Jan. 5.

International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers members visit campus

Read about a recent visit to campus of the members of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmother, Pauline Tangiora and Flordemayo Hall.

Swimming pools closed at FEC Jan. 2-6

The swimming pools at the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center will be closed for maintenance Tues, Jan. 2 through Sat., Jan. 6, 2018. They will re-open Mon., Jan. 8. For more information, contact Ted Bolleter, ext. 1292.

Save the Date: Convocation, January 8

The campus wide meeting for Convocation will take place Monday, January 8 starting at 8 a.m. Download the agenda for Convocation, which begins January 4..

FEC Dress Code

Please be aware of the dress code for working out in the FEC. For more information, contact Ute Jannsen-Kerr, ext. 1651.

New Social Media Certificate for Spring

SFCC’s Continuing Education Department will offer a new series of classes in social media. The six-month series of fully online classes will begin Jan. 16. Students who complete the series will be eligible for a Social Media Specialist Certificate of Completion.

For more information, contact Monique Anair, ext. 1738.


Video: 'You've Got This!' at SFCC

Check out the latest video for SFCC’s spring registration campaign on YouTube. Please share with your own social media following.


Donate gently used or new shoes

The National Society of Leadership and Success, Student Ambassadors and Freedom Ambassadors are teaming up with Smiles from Drew to collect shoes, gently used or new. Boxes are located around campus. For more information, contact Jennie Valdez, ext. 1179.

Student Spotlight

High School Equivalency/GED Classes for Spring 'Session A'

Registration for classes to prepare for the High School Equivalency/GED tests is open now. Classes begin Jan. 16 in Spanish and English.

New students must fill out and submit an orientation packet. Packets are available now at the Adult Education office in Room 502. New students must attend an orientation session. The sessions are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 5 or Tuesday, Jan. 9 and 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11. Registration for new students will take place at orientation.

For more information, contact Lynne Matthes or call ext. 1356.


Visual Arts Gallery opening showcases high school talent

On Dec. 6, high school artists had an opportunity to show their work at the opening of an exhibition in the SFCC Visual Arts Gallery. The show featured work by students from a variety of regional high schools and runs through Jan. 17. Many of the exhibitors had participated in Peter Jackson’s class ARTS 112 Explore Arts and Design, which introduced students to the college’s many art labs. See more photos.

Photo: Some of the participants in regional high school art exhibit. Left to right, front row: Esperanza Amor Lopez (The Masters Program), Amber Lee Dominguez, (TMP), Ivy Lewis (TMP), Lauren Rodriguez (SFCC), SFCC art instructor Peter Jackson (back row), Christina Cornish (TMP), Clarissa Holmes (TMP), Jose Merino Gomez (TMP-back row), Maria Mares (Pojoaque High), Luis Gomez (Capital High) and (TMP).

Read more about the exhibit

Employee Announcements

Mental Health First Aid Training Jan. 12

A Mental Health First Aid training will take place on campus, Fri., Jan. 12, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This one-day course is free and open to the public.

In this 8-hour training, participants will learn potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, of the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S., a five-step action plan to help an individual in crises connect with appropriate professional care and more.

Space is limited. Registration deadline is Thurs., Jan. 11. To register, contact Yuri Findlay, ext. 1907.

SFCC Faculty and Staff Holiday Luncheon

Dr. Cervantes served up cake with a smile at last week’s staff and faculty luncheon.

Many thanks to the SFCC Foundation for sponsoring the event, and kudos to Chef Behzad Dayeny for a wonderful meal.

Congratulations to employee graduates!

There were some familiar faces at Saturday’s graduation. Congratulations to the staff and faculty members who graduated this December!

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¡Palabra!: Human Rights

Human Rights: are rights that are inherent to all human beings, regardless of nationality, place of residence, gender, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, ability, sexual orientation, language, or any other condition.

All people are entitled to these rights without discrimination. View definition in Spanish.

Brought to you by the Center for Diversity and Integrated Learning.