Campus Weekly


SFCC Foundation receives scholarship funds

This was the fourth year SFCC Foundation has received funds from the Institute of Mexicans Abroad Scholarships (Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior, IME), a division of the Mexican Federal Government for scholarships benefiting SFCC students of Mexican origin and descent. Bolt said, “We welcome this opportunity to build bridges through the shared goal of helping to connect students in the Mexican and Mexican American community of Santa Fe with their identity and pride of their country of origin and their home in the United States.”

Photo: The Memorandum of Understanding Signing. Pictured from left to right are Norma Ang Sanchez, Consul of Mexico; Marcos Arias, Consul of Legal Affairs and Community Outreach; Dr. Carmen Gonzales, SFCC Foundation President; Deborah Boldt, SFCC Foundation Executive Director; Dr. Cecilia Cervantes, SFCC Interim President.

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News and Announcements

Fall Graduation Ceremony – Dec. 9

SFCC will celebrate its first Fall Graduation this year beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 9 on campus in the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center gymnasium. Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales will provide the keynote speech.

The ceremony will be streamed live on YouTube.

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Fitness Education Center opens at noon, Saturday

Due to graduation festivities Saturday morning, The William C. Witter Fitness Education Center will open at noon to community patrons. The swimming classes offered by Continuing Education will be rescheduled for the afternoon.

  • Red Cross Pre-School Aquatics: 1 to 1:40 p.m.
  • Red Cross Level One Swimming: 1:50 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Red Cross Level Two Swimming: 2:40 to 3:20 p.m.
  • For more information about the re-scheduled classes, contact Continuing Education, ext. 1676. For more information about the delayed opening of the FEC, contact Herman Garcia, ext. 1751.

    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.

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    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.

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    Fitness Education Newsletter

    The latest newsletter from SFCC’s School of Fitness Education is available. It is chock-full of great info to assist you with your health goals.

    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

    Textbook Buy Back

    Textbook Buy Back will be taking place this week for students at the Bookstore Wednesday through Friday, December 6-8. Wednesday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 5:15 p.m.; and Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Student ID required. For more information, contact the Bookstore, ext. 1218.

    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.


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    Student Writing Awards renamed 'Katie Besser Writing Awards'

    Entries are being accepted now through Dec. 4 for the Katie Besser Writing Awards. Entries are now being accepted through December 4 by emailing Daniel Kilpatric. Download the flier for details and submission guidelines.

    The Student Writing Awards have been renamed the Katie Besser Writing Awards in recognition of long-time SFCC benefactor Bruce Besser’s endowment of the prizes in memory of his late wife Katie and her love of literature and creative writing.

    Employee Announcements

    Another chance to get flu shot

    Representatives from the Albertson’s Pharmacy will be back on campus to give flu shots Tuesday, Dec. 5. Please note locations: from 8 to 9 a.m. they will be in the Board Breakout Room, room 224 and from 9 to 10 a.m. they will be at Kids Campus.

    Please bring health insurance card with you when getting a flu shot. For more information, contact Alicia Huerta, ext. 1389.

    SFCC Employee Holiday Luncheon

    All SFCC Faculty and Staff members are invited to enjoy the SFCC Employee Holiday Luncheon being served from 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Thursday, December 7 in the Jemez Rooms. Sponsored by the SFCC Foundation.

    Dr. Cervantes' first Conversation with the President

    In case you missed last week’s Conversation with the President, it’s available to view on YouTube.

    ¡Palabra!: Bigotry

    Bigotry is intolerance prejudice, which glorifies one’s own group and denigrates members of other groups. View definition in Spanish.

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

    Irrigation Repair

    Santa Fe Community College will be repairing irrigation lines at the central roundabout (the drop-off area by the flag poles) Monday, April 23 through Monday, April 30. During repairs, the roundabout will not be accessible. Please use other entrances into the main and West Wing parking lots. No parking areas will be affected. Please use caution when walking or driving in the vicinity. Thank you for your patience while we make improvements to campus.