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This Wednesday, Feb. 13 Active Shooter Drill

This is a reminder that from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, SFCC will participate in a campus-wide active-shooter drill. Please review the information carefully in the email sent to all students, faculty and staff via SFCCPresident last week or online.

Campus-wide participation is essential. Reminder: Classes are not cancelled, with one exception: The Witter Fitness Education Center will be closed and no fitness classes will be held between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m.

We have scheduled multiple debriefing sessions so that everyone may benefit from the feedback provide:
• Feb. 13, immediately following the drill, Jemez Rooms
• Feb. 14, 3 p.m., Jemez Rooms
• Feb. 18, Noon, Jemez Rooms

Additional questions can be submitted at, which also has more details about the event.
Additional Resources
• Event Details and Questions & Answers:
• Submit Questions:
• View the “Run, Hide, Fight” video: in English or Spanish.


Listen in - Job Fair at HEC Feb. 22

On Monday, February 11, at 2:30 p.m. hear all about the upcoming job fair from Santa Fe Higher Education Center Interim Director Meghan McGarrity. She’ll be on KTRC’s Richard Eeds Show along with folks from New Mexico Workforce Solutions. They will share all the details about the job fair that the Higher Education Center is hosting with Workforce Solutions on Friday, February 22 from 9 to 12.

SFCC partners with NNMC to offer free environmental job training

Santa Fe Community College will collaborate with Northern New Mexico College to offer a free training program on NNMC’s campus in Española. The New Mexico Environmental Workforce Job Training Program is a free five-week intensive training designed to prepare its graduates to enter the expanding environmental job market. An Environmental Protection Agency grant supports the program.

For additional information, contact Janet Kerley at or call Evelyn Gonzales at 505-428-1866.


Special Exhibit for Black History Month

Be sure to visit the main hall installation in honor of Black History Month of work by Nikesha Breeze on exhibit through Feb. 28.

…“My work seeks to engage the viewer in a relationship of the soul. A personal act of witnessing and being witnessed. As a form of active resistance, I speak directly to the heart of issues such as race, sex, power, gender and human suffering at the same time as evoking a sense of the sacred and irrepressible urgency of the human spirit.”… Breeze

Read more about 108 Death Masks: A Communal Prayer for Peace and Justice and Two African American boys, full-length portrait facing front.

Photo: 108 Death Mask – 16, Nikesha Breeze

Give Kids a Smile Day

SFCC celebrated Give Kids a Smile Day 2019 last week at Kids Campus. Dental screenings, oral health education and dental goodies were provided to approximately 120 children, ages 0 to 6 years.

Special thanks for to all of the volunteers: SFCC Dental Department staff, faculty and students; SFCC Kids’ Campus staff and faculty; Kristin Jaramillo, RDH; and Susan Joyce, RDH

See more photos on Facebook.

SFCC Celebrates Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with “Shades of Color” a series of events throughout February continues.

Tuesday, Feb. 12 a conversation with Dr. Jamal Martin on Contemporary Issues Facing People of Color in the Jemez Rooms 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 19 a Black History Panel discussion with Dr. Steve Martinez and guest panelist, George Geder in Board Room, room 223 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 28 entertainment celebrating the month in the Jemez Rooms 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sponsored by SFCC’s President’s Diversity Advisory Committee. For more information contact SFCC’s Office of Student Development, 505-428-1665.


OIT Maintenance Alert Feb. 17

OIT will be performing system patching and maintenance on Sunday, February 17 starting at 7 a.m. The updates are expected to be completed by noon. Systems will be affected by intermittent outages. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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

Get your team ready!

Registration for the Third Annual Gerald Clay Memorial Basketball Tournament (April 6 and 7, 2019) is open now at New Mexico Sports Online.

For more information, contact Miquela Martinez, ext. 1656 or 1615.

If you don’t play basketball, but you want to join in the fun by volunteering to support the event, contact Sandra Brintnall, ext. 1508. You may also sign up online to volunteer.

Student Spotlight

Congratulations to LANL Scholarship Recipients

Ten SFCC students are among the LANL Foundation Scholarship recipients for 2019. Two other SFCC students were recipients of privately endowed funds managed by LANL Foundation Scholarship.
Congratulations to these students who are the LANL Foundation scholarship recipients:

Katharine Chavez of Santa Fe, studying nutrition
Anjala Coughlin of Santa Fe, studying business administration & accounting
Danielle Frybarger of Los Alamos, studying respiratory therapy
Michael Hill of Santa Fe, studying nursing
Annaleigh Medeiros of Santa Fe, studying nursing
Rachael Mueller of Santa Fe, studying science
Molly Osmera of Santa Fe, studying nursing
Marty Rosetta of Las Vegas, studying welding
Sarah Schoen of Taos, studying nursing
Vienna Thomas of Santa Fe, studying allied health

Two SFCC students were recipients of privately endowed funds managed by LANL Foundation Scholarship. Priscilla Garcia, studying respiratory therapy, received the Marvin Martin Mueller Endowed Memorial Scholarship. Theresa Montoya, studying education, received the Don & Connie Cobb Education Scholarship.


Internship Opportunity

The Historic Santa Fe Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Faith and John Gaw Meem Preservation Trades Internship. The 10-week program begins June 17, 2019 in Santa Fe. It permits a qualified student working in architecture, planning, design, or a similar field to gain hands-on experience in the theory and practice of preservation by working with foundation board members and staff.

For more information on the intern program, and to download an application form, visit

Complete and return the application by March 1, 2019 to Historic Santa Fe Foundation, 545 Canyon Road Suite 2, Santa Fe NM 87501 or email

Eastern New Mexico University Recruitment Visit, Feb. 14

A recruiter with Eastern New Mexico University will be on campus to speak with students concerning programs available at ENMU from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 14 in the Welcome and Advising Center. For more information, contact academic advisor Melba Ramos at 428-1880.

Financial Aid Refund Checks

Financial Aid refunds for full term classes will be issued by the Cashier’s Office the week of February 18. Late starting classes may delay your refund. Check with Financial Aid to learn more, 505-428-1268.

High School Equivalency/GED Prep Orientation Feb. 18-21

The second session for High School Equivalency/GED prep classes begins Feb. 25 in Spanish and English. Returning students may register Feb. 18 through 22. For more information, call 505-428-1356 or go to

New students are required to attend the four-day orientation February 18 – 21. The four-day orientation is offered in the mornings from 9 a.m. to noon or in the evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. In orientation, students will have the opportunity to meet with an advisor, create an individualized learning plan, and register for classes. A $25 fee covers classes and class materials.

For information about Adult Education programs, contact Lynne Matthes at 505-428-1433 or or visit


Media Arts Students: Submit your Work, deadline Feb. 19

SFCC’s Media Arts department and Visual Arts Gallery are proud to introduce the first ever MART Student Showcase to be on view March 7 through April 12. This is an exciting opportunity for students to show off their artwork.

Applications are available for pick up in Room 605. The deadline to submit your application is Feb. 19.

For more information, stop by Room 605 or call 505-428-1248.

Call for submissions: Katie Besser Writing Awards deadline March 12

Submissions for the Katie Besser Writing Awards are open now. Submit your works in the following categories: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction/personal essay, academic essay and the new categories of text/image and instructor-nominated.

The deadline for submissions is noon, Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

Winners, runners-up and honorable mentions will be published in Accolades and will be invited to read at the celebration, to be held May 1.

For more information, see the flier, or email Emily Stern.

¡Viva! - Full-time students - you can still sign up!

¡Viva! Free Fitness for Full-time Students continues this spring. Students registered for 12 credit hours or more will be able to access the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and all day (6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.) Friday.

To get started, students enrolled in 12 credits hours must sign a liability waiver, available now on MySFCC. Students can check their enrollment status and number of credit hours by checking their class schedule on MySFCC.

If you have questions or need some additional information about your enrollment status, you can call the Welcome and Advising Center at 505-428-1270.

Employee Announcements

Scherr presenting at Yuma Art Symposium

Sydney Scherr, head of the jewelry and metal arts program, will be presenting later this month at the Yuma Art Symposium in Arizona. Her presentation Mohan’s Chariot: A Journey into Divine Creativity features her experience participating in the creation of a chariot for Sri Ganesar Alayam, a Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Read about Scherr’s experience on the Yuma Symposium Blog. She is the first woman to have been invited to participate in this process.

Photo: Sydney Scherr (left) with one of the silversmiths she worked with.

Wellness at SFCC

Please consider joining your colleagues in the following activities:

• Mindful Meditation: The Planetarium will be open to students and SFCC employees from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Please observe the following guidelines: no talking, eating, drinks or cell phones.

• Yoga sessions led by Andrew Kerr from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Board Room. If you have yoga mats, please bring them but they’re not necessary. Some will be provided.

• Walking group walks the trails from noon to 1 p.m. Fridays. Meet in front of the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center. Group walks rain or shine.

Drop-ins welcome.

Learn about TRiO from our students

“TRiO has helped me so much, and without this program I would be lost!” –Selena Gonzalez

Read Selena’s full testimonial about TRiO.

Applications for the program are available in room LL313, downstairs in the West Wing. For more information visit here, email or call 505-428-1364.