Campus Weekly

Thanks and farewell to Kathy Keith and Martha Romero

At the final Governing Board meeting of the year last week, President Rowley acknowledged outgoing Board members Kathy Keith and Martha Romero, Ph.D., for their hard work and dedication to our students and the college. Kathy and Martha both served more than six years on the Board. They each received a Nambé plaque, a college medallion, and a lifetime pass to the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center. Attendees expressed appreciation for their commitment and contributions, and welcomed incoming Board members Piér Quintana and Jody Pugh, who begin their terms in January.

Photos: Kathy Keith and President Rowley, Martha Romero and President Rowley

News and Announcements

SFCC Fall 2019 Graduation on YouTube

Plumbing Repairs this week: Dec. 9 to 13

SFCC will be working to repair plumbing lines in the School of Arts, Design and Media Arts. Work will be ongoing in Print Making Room 708 from Dec. 9 to 13. This room will be closed to students and staff during this time. Also, restrooms 751B and 751A will be closed for approximately two days when the piping is being cut and repaired (mid-week). Please be aware that there will be jack-hammering during the first two days of work. The noise may cause intermittent disruption. SFCC has selected these dates to avoid classroom and student disruption. We appreciate your patience and support during this repair.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Plant & Operations Management Office at 428-1670 and/or Andrea Mueller, Project Manager 428-1873.

Greenhouse Grand Opening Dec. 14

The SFCC Aquaponics & Hydroponics Club invite you to the SFCC Greenhouse Grand Opening!

There will be public tours, educational demonstrations, and free food donated by local businesses.

Saturday, December 14
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, please call 505-428-1205


OIT Maintenance Tuesday Dec. 17

OIT will be performing system maintenance on Tuesday, Dec 17th 2019 starting at 6pm. All systems will be affected by intermittent outages.

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

Student Spotlight

New Business Hiring Event, Dec. 9


Monday, December 9
1 to 4 p.m.
Campus Center

Spectrum Retirement Communities is opening a new independent retirement community called Las Soleras Senior Living, across the street from Presbyterian Hospital, southside Santa Fe.

Full and part-time openings for their restaurant, 24-hour concierge, events and programming, housekeeping, and maintenance. Apply online at and/or bring your resume, ready to interview. Open to the community. Current students and graduates encouraged to apply.

Second Employer at December 9 Hiring Event

A second recruiter will be in Campus Center Monday, December 9, from 1 to 4 p.m..

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center is trying to catch students before they leave on Winter Break. This event is also open to graduates and community members. Go online ahead of time to apply, then come talk to the recruiter – or talk first and apply later at

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. 12

Resume review day
Thursday, December 12
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?.

Sign up for your appointment any time after 8 a.m. up to two days beforehand (Tuesday, December 10) 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

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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Nursing Pinning Fall 2019

The Fall 2019 Nursing Pinning Ceremony was held on December 4, 2019.

“This evening I had the honor of pinning one of our international students, Emmanuel, during SFCC’s Nursing Pinning Ceremony. This is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful and intimate events that occurs on our campus, celebrating the hard work and dedication of these students. I was both honored and humbled that Emmanuel chose me to be part of this special moment. It was a beautiful reminder of why I do what I do ❤️” – Danielle Gonzales, Interim TRiO Director
Photo: Emmanuel Takor and Danielle Gonzales

Click the image to see a larger photo of the Nursing Pinning recipients.