Campus Weekly

Congratulations, Class of Fall 2019!

President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., participated in her first SFCC commencement ceremony. New Mexico Cabinet Secretary of Workforce Solutions Bill McCamley provided the keynote address. Student speaker Leslie Orena Quintana Ayala, who earned a Certificate in Early Childhood Development, inspired the audience with her personal story.

This fall, approximately 361 SFCC graduates were eligible to receive 417 awards. Forty-five students received more than one award. Of those awards, 289 were for certificates.

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View video of the event.

News and Announcements

Dean’s List for Fall 2019

Congratulations to these Santa Fe Community College students who maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the fall 2019 semester. For a full list of names, please visit:

OIT Maintenance, Wednesday, Dec. 18

OIT will be performing system maintenance on Wednesday, Dec 18 2019 starting at 6 p.m. All systems will be affected by intermittent outages.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the OIT Service Desk at 505-428-1222

Winter Break Closure

Campuses Closed December 23, 2019 through January 5, 2020

Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will close for Winter Break from Monday, December 23, 2019 through Sunday, January 5, 2020. No classes or activities will be held and no other student services will be available during this time. Snow removal and grounds maintenance will not be operational during this time. The college’s early childhood development center, Kids Campus, and the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center will also be closed.

The SFCC main campus (6401 Richards Ave.) and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center (1950 Siringo Road) will reopen on Monday, January 6, 2020.

Spring Semester 2020 credit and noncredit class registration is available 24/7 at Spring semester begins on Tuesday, January 21.

Spring 2020 Welcome Week Schedule

Welcome Week kicks off Thursday, Jan. 9 with a campus-wide convocation meeting. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Please keep checking the Intranet announcements via MYSFCC for updates to the full Convocation Schedule Spring 2020 – v3Dec5

SFCC Fall 2019 Graduation on YouTube

Student Spotlight

Costa Rica Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Costa Rica Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is an 8-week summer research opportunity, fully-funded by the LSA for Minority Participation Program.

Qualifications to apply:

  • U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency
  • Able to obtain a passport
  • Interested in scientific research in a tropical rain forest
  • Qualifying minority participant (African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Native Pacific Islander)
Contact: Gregoria Cavazos, 428-1842,

Resume Review Day, Dec. 17

Resume review day
Tuesday, Dec. 17
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Resume review! Free to students, graduates, and community members. Feedback is given on current resumes presented in hard copy or digital copies on flash drives.

No new resumes created this day. See our Job Postings and Career Events web page ( for an online resume creation tutorial, What Makes A Great Resume?, in our jobs database.

Sign up for your appointment any time after 8 am up to two days beforehand or on that day at the First Year Advising Desk, Room 204, Welcome, Advising and Career Services. You may also call 505-428-1920 to schedule an appointment time.

Employee Announcements

Dr. sj Miller releases two new books on gender identity in education

Two new books written by Dr. sj Miller about gender identity in pre-K through University Education have recently been published.

‘about Gender Identity Justice in Schools and Communities’ (


‘About Navigating Trans and Complex Gender Identities’ (

Click here for more detail about these publications.

sj is available for presentations, talks, keynotes and professional development.


Aamna Nayyar co-authors 'Three Paths, One God: Traditional Scriptures and New Prayers'

A message from Aamna Nayyar, Director Department of Dental Health, and member of SFCC’s PDAC:

“[I’m] sharing with you the book that I co-authored/compiled. The book is about religious tolerance and hopefully, it will be my small contribution toward world peace. Amen.”

From book description on

Three paths, One God. Jewish, Christian, Muslim. Scripture, liturgy, and contemporary prayer. Three women, each following her faith, praying and seeking, marking times of our days, celebrating the unfolding of our lives, pursuing sacred paths toward God. Thus, this book!

As active practitioners of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the authors recognize the power of religious belief and practice in our lives.

Publisher’s Note


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  • What Do I Want to Do (A Career Interest Assessment and more)
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Questions? Contact:
Patty Armstrong, GCDF
Senior Career Services Coordinator
Santa Fe Community College