Register today to attend Michael McGarrity's talk on Tuesday
SFCC Library proudly presents distinguished author Michael McGarrity for the lecture, “How Writers Sabotage themselves and What to Do About it.” The free online talk from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 will be presented on Zoom. Preregistration is required at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WritersSabotageMcGarrity Registrants will receive an email with a Zoom link the morning of the event.
Michael McGarrity is a clinical social worker, New York Times best-selling novelist with 17 books in print, and originator of the SFCC Richard Bradford Memorial Creative Writing Scholarship.
The best-selling novelist will discuss the pitfalls aspiring writers face as they strive to break into print. Issues will include setting unrealistic expectations, overcoming rejection, falling into the trap of self-publishing, over-reliance on the opinion of others, a reluctance to recognize technical and creative flaws, and an unwillingness to persevere and make lifestyle sacrifices.
You can read an engaging interview from Santa Fe New Mexican’s Pasatiempo Feb. 11 story, “Hard won: Author Michael McGarrity writes from experience”
More information about the author and his books at https://michaelmcgarrity.com
For information about SFCC Library and these presentations, contact SFCC Library Director Valerie Nye via email at email@example.com.
News and Announcements
Update about upcoming Social Justice Series conversations
From President Becky Rowley, Ph.D.:
Dear SFCC Community,
I am glad so many of you could join us for the online Social Justice kickoff event. The distinguished U.N.M. speakers (Shiv Desai, Ph.D.; Nancy López, Ph.D.; Leola Paquin, Ph.D.; and Vincent Werito, Ph.D.) gave us much to think about as we dive deeper into the concepts presented in the “Honoring Our Relationships Through Solidarity” keynote address.
If you missed the kickoff, you still have an opportunity to view it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CESKIVV8vvk . If you watched it or have an opportunity to watch it before the next session at noon on February 21, we ask you to record your attendance by filling out this brief form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SFCCkeynote2022. Have your A number handy to fill out the form.
We want everyone at SFCC to watch the initial presentation and to provide input in the subsequent conversations. Student voices are vital to these conversations, so please encourage our students to attend.
I appreciate you taking out the time from your busy schedules to be part of this process. I am also excited to share that you will be able to earn a digital badge (PDAC Social Justice Series badge) by attending the entire series. No registration is required. This digital noncredit badge can be earned by employees or students and could be useful to add to your résumé for future employment. Your attendance will be automatically recorded in the subsequent Zoom sessions to earn the digital badge.
I know it might not be possible for some of you to attend the entire series. You’re welcome to attend any of the subsequent sessions and be a part of these important conversations. You will need to attend the entire series to earn the digital badge.
On MySFCC you will find a Social Justice Series web page (login required.) You can access the page from my SFCC by clicking on the “Social Justice Series” button in the Resources section or the “Social Justice Series” menu item. You will find the dates and Zoom links for the upcoming sessions, as well as see the full schedule and speaker bios.
If you need any special accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least three business days in advance of any of these online events.
Thank you for your ongoing commitment to equity and social justice.
Photo: Nancy Lopez, Ph.D. one of the UNM series speakers.
Applications due Wed. for PROTEC film production assistant training
SFCC in partnership with Santa Fe County, Stagecoach Foundation, Inc., and Santa Fe Film Office announce applications are open for a free training program to become a film and television production assistant. Qualified applicants will get up to 160 hours paid work experience.
The Professional Readiness for Technical Careers (PROTEC) program will run on weekends and begins on Saturday, Feb. 26 and continues through Sunday, March 27 at Santa Fe Community College. Applications are due on Feb. 16. More information and applications are available at protecsantafe.com.
East Wing Eatery Hours: 8 a.m to 2:30 p.m. T-F
After a successful soft opening in February, the East Wing Eatery announces its new hours. The café will be open 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday going forward. Eatery manager Chef Micaela Deaton says that she and the student workers have been very busy and are working hard to meet campus demand. The eatery will be closed Mondays for prep and planning.
Thank you for your continued support of the East Wing Eatery!
Financial Well-being and Literacy Mini-course now available
Student Success has just launched a Financial Well-being and Literacy course to help our students ensure they are on a path to financial well-being and making good choices about their money and their future.
Here is a preview, an introduction by SFCC Student Resource Coordinator Jocelyn Hernandez-Monsalvo:
Nusenda and SFCC also have a co-branded Financial Wellness website with lots of useful information and tools: https://santafecc.teachbanzai.com/wellness
You can access the course by clicking on the “Financial Literacy” button in the Welcome section of the MySFCC home page.
Mental Health Discussion Group begins 3 p.m. Feb. 8
Mental Health Discussion Group co-sponsored by the SFCC Library
& Counseling Services
3 p.m. Tuesdays Feb. 8, 15, 22 and Mar. 1
Open to SFCC students, faculty, and staff
Want to help end the silence and stigma around mental health? Come join the conversation. A brief reading on a mental health topic will be sent out each week to be discussed in group. Reading not required for participation.
Email email@example.com for more info and to receive the meeting link.
Black History Month resources available
February is Black History Month. There are many free government resources (audio, video, images and more) for instructors and students to access at https://blackhistorymonth.gov/.
Also, thank you to sj Miller, Ph.D., for sharing this link to an excellent story from NPR, “Why is February Black History Month.”
Photo: Library of Congress image of John Lewis speaking at a meeting of American Society of Newspaper Editors, Statler Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C. in 1964.
Listen to President Rowley on Richard Eeds
ICYMI: Listen to SFCC President Becky Rowley’s latest interview on the Richard Eeds Show talking about remote and online learning, upcoming events, and higher education funding requests to the Legislature.
Governing Board swears in two Board members
On January 26 at the SFCC Governing Board meeting, the Honorable Judge Virginia Vigil swore in Linda Siegle and Xubi Wilson as members of the Board.
Linda Siegle was re-elected to a new term in November, whereas Xubi Wilson is a new member. Their terms continue through December 2028. George Gamble, Ph.D., Jody Pugh, and Pier Quintana were elected Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary, respectively.
Photos: Board Member Xubi Wilson and Board Member Linda Siegle.
Dean Terri Tewart and Linda Siegle speak to legislature about nursing shortage
Terri Tewart, the dean of the School of Sciences, Health, Engineering and Math at Santa Fe Community College, and Linda Siegle (SFCC board member) a lobbyist for New Mexico Nurses Association asked the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday to support legislation addressing the nursing shortage in the state.
See this related story:
02/06/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “New Mexico grapples with health care staffing shortage”
Read more from: Albuquerque Journal, 01/27/2022, “NM lawmakers eye $50M for nursing shortage”
Also, read more and watch the report from: 01/27/2022, KRQE, Nurses speak at Roundhouse in support of bill expanding nursing programs
Also, story from Santa Fe New Mexican, 01/27/2022, “New Mexico Health officials warn of nursing shortage.”
Photo: File photo of Dean Terri Tewart
Order free at-home covid tests
As some of you may have heard, the USPS is offering free covid tests with free shipping. For your information purposes only, below is the link and some additional information.
Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests
Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:
• Limit of one order per residential address
• One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
• Orders will ship free starting in late January
Also, if you need more information about at-home test kits, New Mexico testing sites or Vault tests visit: https://cv.nmhealth.org/covid-19-testing/
Miriam Sagan reading now available online
If you missed “Start Again: A Reading” by Miriam Sagan presented by SFCC Library, you’re in luck! The video is now available online at https://youtu.be/ovrykE_KrqY.
Photo by Matthew Morrow.
Campus Cupboard offers online ordering
The Campus Cupboard (room 302E) has expanded its service by offering online ordering and pickup options. Visit MySFCC and look under Schedule an Appointment and then click on the pink button labeled Campus Cupboard Online. Bookings offer an online shopping and contactless pickup option. You can access the shopping list, reservation, and delivery Mondays- Fridays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Students, staff and faculty are all welcome to visit the Campus Cupboard weekly for free groceries and other household items that are available. Personal hygiene (menstrual) products are available from Free Flow NM.
If you cannot visit during the current open hours listed at Campus Cupboard or are not comfortable with in-person shopping, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-428-1775 to arrange an alternate time or pick-up location. Visit Campus Cupboard for more information.
Campus Cupboard is supported by SFCC Foundation.
SFCC Visual Arts Gallery presents Border Artist exhibition opening on March 11SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery presents the exhibition, “Border Artists,” which opens from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 11. The exhibit will feature work from 17 artists who are part of the Border Artist’s group from southern New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. Proof of vaccination and masks will be required for attendance at the opening.
SFCC’s Director of Art on Campus said, “We’re excited to showcase some of the spectacular artwork being produced downstate, as well as the work by some artists from El Paso, Texas. This diverse selection of art provides our community with a window to work they might not generally have an opportunity to see. It’s also quite inspiring for the college’s art students to be exposed to different forms of artistic expression.”
The exhibiting group shared this background, “The Border Artists were conceived in late 1990 as a way of increasing visibility and recognition for the work of a group of fine artists in Southern New Mexico. Finding much success, the group continued to add new members and organized as a non-profit artists’ association in 1995. … Membership is by invitation. …
The following artists will participate in the exhibition: Margaret Berrier, jewelry; Emmitt Booher, digital photography; Tauna Cole, oil painting; Janice Cook, porcelain & mixed media; Sherry Carter-Doil, mixed media painting; Linda Elkins, mixed media collage; Amanda Jaffe, ceramics; Suzanne Kane, ceramic and steel; Cassandra Lockwood, acrylic painting; Rosemary McLaughlin, oil painting; Jeanne Rundell, mixed media painting; Storm Sermay, archival pigment photographic prints; Jo-an Smith, painting (oil and acrylic), David Sorensen, Digital photography; Zoe Spiliotis, 2-dimensional art; Jean Wilkey, oil painting; and Nolan Winkler, acrylic and mixed media painting.
Governor plans to deliver free college, simplify scholarship programs
From a press release from the Governor’s office and N.M. Higher Education Department:
“Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Jan. 21 announced the introduction of legislation designed to enact a sweeping expansion of the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship, delivering tuition-free higher education to every New Mexican who wishes to pursue higher education.
Sponsored by Sen. Liz Stefanics and Rep. Joy Garratt, Senate Bill 140, the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship Act, would establish the most accessible state-funded scholarship program in the country and provide $85.5 million toward the Opportunity Scholarship. Up to 35,000 New Mexico students enrolled at a public college or university in the fall of 2022 will attend tuition-free. It would also combine four existing state scholarship funds into a single fund, enabling colleges and universities to award one full scholarship to cover full tuition and fees for eligible students.
SB 140 establishes the program in law to ensure that future New Mexicans can continue to benefit from tuition-free access to higher education. The legislation also simplifies the process for colleges to award scholarships by combining pre-existing funds for the Opportunity, Lottery, College Affordability, and Legislative Endowment scholarship programs into a single non-reverting fund.
AARP Tax-Aide taking appointments from Feb. 1 through April 13
The college and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide announce they will offer tax assistance and preparation via online appointment. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. The services are provided by volunteers from the community. Appointments can be made after January 15 at https://www.sfcc.edu/taxaide-aarp-tax/. Community members will be asked to either pick up forms outside the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road, beginning January 27 or download the forms at the registration website to fill out and prepare for drop-off at their appointment time at the Santa Fe HEC.
All appointments must be made online. No one will be admitted on a drop-in basis. Appointments, which are expected to quickly fill, will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning Tuesday, February 1 and ending Wednesday, April 13. For information, please leave a voice mail at (505) 428-1780. Volunteers will return calls when possible. Note: Taxpayers will be asked to stay in their cars and wear a mask so volunteers can pick up and return paperwork to them in the Santa Fe HEC parking lot.
CE opens form for vaccination requirement for in-person classes, training and events
Continuing Education and Contract Training have opened a form for participants to upload their proof of vaccination to attend in-person classes, trainings and events. Please read the details on the web page re: submitting a request for religious and medical exemptions, as well as requirements for testing for those with exemptions.
Listen to the The Key Podcast featuring Becky Rowley and Tracy Hartzler
The Key Podcast | Episode 69: A Major Cross-College Collaboration – Inside Higher Ed, an interview with Becky Rowley and Tracy Hartzler.
Listen to a great conversation with Becky and Tracy explaining the challenges and goals of CHESS.
Spring CE Catalog now available online and in print
Santa Fe Community College announces the SFCC Spring Continuing Education Schedule is now available online. Print copies can be found in the racks at Santa Fe Community College, the Santa Fe Higher Education Center and racks around town. Visit https://www.sfcc.edu/ce for tips on registering and to view the variety of offerings.
“Many new classes are available this spring for Continuing Education students,” said Kris Swedin, Dean of Continuing Education and Contract Training. “We realize that many students continue to enjoy the comfort of online classes, but we also have a variety of in-person classes for those who want to explore outdoors or get hands-on training.”
The Spring Continuing Education catalog is now available online for viewing and download.
Browse the fun and interesting noncredit classes and then enroll online today.
At the Oct. 27 meeting, the Governing Board approved the addition of the Cash Reserves section to Policy 1-31 Governing Board Financial Oversight. You can view the Cash Reserves information under Policy Process L. If you have any questions, please contact Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer Nick Telles, Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer, ext. 1161. Thank you.
2021-2022 Policy Review Schedule. The policies scheduled for shared governance review during the academic year 2021-2022 are posted on SFCC Connect: Campus Resources > Policy Review. College Policies and Procedures are posted at SFCC Policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact Laura J. Mulry, ext. 1776.
For the protection of our community...
When coming on campus:
- Masks are required.
- Practice social distancing
- Avoid congregating in groups.
- Avoid staying in public, indoor spaces for extended time periods.
- Children are allowed on campus. Masks required.
- Fully vaccinated? Please use the SFCC Health Screener App to submit proof of vaccination
- Departments, programs, and unique spaces may require special protocols or safety requirements.
- Appointments are highly encouraged.
SFCC in the news
The following stories or radio shows either featured or mentioned SFCC or one of its employees. Some stories also are NM higher education.
2/11/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican Pasatiempo, “Hard won: Author Michael McGarrity writes from experience”
02/06/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “New Mexico grapples with health care staffing shortage”
02/07/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “New Mexico immigrant families eligible for cash-assistance pilot”
01/27/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “New Mexico Health officials warn of nursing shortage.”
01/27/2022, Albuquerque Journal, “NM lawmakers eye $50M for nursing shortage”
01/27/2022, KRQE, “Nurses speak at Roundhouse in support of bill expanding nursing programs”
1/23/2022, AP News, “New Mexico residents may get tuition-free college”
1/19/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “My View: Opportunity knocks with free higher education”
1/17/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Lawmakers, Higher Ed propose free in-state tuition”
1/16/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “New initiative aims to boost ESL teacher numbers”
1/16/2022, KRQE-TV, “Santa Fe Community College hosting new art exhibit”
1/15/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican,“Many in N.M. land on their feet after quitting jobs” includes information about Felip Perez who received training and now works at the Fab Lab Hub at SF Higher Education Center.
1/14/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Santa Fe Community College will start spring semester remotely”
1/02/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “In Memoriam: A look back at New Mexicans who died in 2021” The story includes beloved SFCC grad Kyle Pacheco and SFCC instructor John Paul LeDoux.
Emergency Rental Assistance/Asistencia de Alquiler de Emergencia (ERA)
- Are you in need of rental payment assistance?
- Do you want to know if you are eligible for the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program?
- Would you like a demonstration on how to apply for the ERA program?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider joining us on Tuesday, February 22 at 2 pm for the English tutorial on how to apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program provided by Chainbreaker.
Please register here (https://sfcc-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqduqorDkqHdSnbjyHr_NH9fZ0cJpeRnip) using your SFCC student email.
If you have questions or would like to submit a question prior to the session, send them to email@example.com
- ¿Necesita asistencia para el pago de alquiler?
- ¿Desea saber si es elegible para el programa de Asistencia de Alquiler de Emergencia (ERA)?
- ¿Desea una demostración sobre cómo solicitar el programa ERA?
Si respondió sí a cualquiera de estas preguntas, considere acompañarnos el martes 22 de febrero a las 3 pm para el tutorial en Español sobre cómo solicitar el programa de Asistencia de Alquiler de Emergencia (ERA) proporcionado por Chainbreaker.
Regístrese aquí (https://sfcc-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqduqorDkqHdSnbjyHr_NH9fZ0cJpeRnip) usando su correo electrónico de estudiante de SFCC. Si tiene preguntas o desea enviar una pregunta antes de la sesión, envíelas a firstname.lastname@example.org
LANL Foundation opens applications for Career Pathways Scholarships
Applications for LANL Foundation Career Pathways Scholarships are now open. Applications close on April 18. Visit https://www.lanlfoundation.org/our-work/scholarships/career-pathways-scholarship for more information. On the web page, you’ll see an inspiring video and get information about how to apply. Start gathering information soon for your application, which requires several documents.
Online parent support group 11 a.m. Thursdays
Counseling Services is offering an online Parent Support Group!
The group meets from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursdays. The group is free, confidential, and not part of your student record. Come meet fellow student parents in a welcoming space where you can support one another through your SFCC journeys. Email email@example.com to sign up and receive a Zoom link.
Student Resource Center is here for you
Connect with Community Resources
The Student Resource Center focuses on providing information to students about resources throughout the community and providing appropriate referrals to agencies. The resources focus on basic needs such as: housing and shelter, food, legal services, transportation, childcare services, utility payment assistance, and physical and mental health services. All services are free and confidential.
Conèctese con los Recursos de la Comunidad
El Centro de Recursos para Estudiantes se enfoca en proporcionar información a los estudiantes sobre los recursos en toda la comunidad y proporcionar referencias apropiadas a las agencias. Los recursos se centran en necesidades básicas como: vivienda y refugio, alimentos, servicios legales, transporte, servicios de cuidado infantil, asistencia para el pago de servicios públicos y servicios de salud física y mental. Todos los servicios son gratuitos y confidenciales.
505–428-1194 | firstname.lastname@example.org |
Six-week Spring semester support groups begin in February
Spring semester support groups offered by Counseling Services!
Counseling Services is offering new telehealth groups this fall, including General Support and Cultivating Joy: Tips for Self-care. Each group session is one hour and will meet for 6 weeks beginning the first week in February.
Meeting times are as follows:
General Support: Wednesdays at noon
Cultivating Joy: Thursdays at 2 p.m.
Please email email@example.com if you are interested in participating in one of these groups. We very much look forward to having you!
Be on the lookout for other group offerings being advertised soon, including a Nursing Support Group, Parent Support Group, and New Student Support Group.
Additionally, this semester Counseling is collaborating with the SFCC Library to offer a reading discussion group on mental health topics. Be on the lookout for further announcements. Meeting day and time TBD.
TRIO is accepting applications for Spring 2022
TRIO is accepting applications for Spring 2022! TRIO offers eligible students great services including academic coaching, tutoring, cultural activities, workshops and study space. Visit the TRIO web page to apply now! Contact the TRIO office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-428-1364.
Kitchen Angels video contest
Kitchen Angels is celebrating 30 years of service to Santa Fe and to help us celebrate we want to hear from you!
Make a 30-second video and tell us how Kitchen Angels has touched your life. Were you once a client, donor or community partner? Maybe you are a current volunteer. Tell us why Kitchen Angels is important to you and why you believe it’s important to the community. Whatever your connection to Kitchen Angels tell us in a video in one of three categories Inspirational, Comedy or Food. Make and upload the video straight from your phone. Be creative & make it fun! Win $500 first prize and $250 second prize cash in each category! One video per person. Submit your video with below link between January 24 – February 14, 2022. It’s that easy! Winners will be announced at a Violet Crown Awards Event on March 6, 2022. Winners need not be present to win.
Submit Video Here! Let’s celebrate our 30 Year Anniversary! – Kitchen Angels
FAFSA Workshop Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 11
FASFA workshops begin at 11 a.m. Wednesdays
March 23, April 20 & May 25
Have your 2019 income tax and wage information available in order to apply for this year’s financial aid (through Summer 2022)
Have 2020 info to apply for next year (Fall 2022 – Summer 2023)
Parents’ information should be used if the student is under 24 years old and not married or independent
The workshops will take place on the Zoom video conferencing platform. For more information, contact Financial Aid Office at email@example.com or call 505-428-1268.
SFCC Student Weekly Connection 2/11
Read the latest Student Weekly Connection for information on
the vaccination requirement, SGA’s “I Have a Dream” event, campus cupboard, kitchen angels’ video contest, STEM Mentorship opportunities, TRIO Support Services, new counseling services support groups, the Gene Haas Scholarship, and the Resource of the Week, the Volunteer Attorney Program, which offers free legal teleclinics each month.
Spring 2022 student employment opportunities
Student Work Study is a financial aid need-based program that provides a student funds earned through part-time employment and pays the minimum wage for Santa Fe County.
Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week and work is scheduled around your school schedule. In addition to helping you pay for your education, the work-study program helps you gain work experience, develop your skills, and build a possible pathway to future employment opportunities.
To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:
- Must complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA and any additional requested verification items
- Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 degree related credit hours for spring.
- Must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
If you are interested in student employment, you can email the Student Employment Office at StudentEmployment@sfcc.edu for further information.
SFCC 2021-2022 Scholarship Application Available Now
SFCC can help you pay for college with scholarships. One simple application puts you in consideration for state institutional and Foundation private scholarships. Scholarships are available for new and returning, part time and full-time students to help pay for college for the upcoming academic year. Scholarships are also available for second-generation college students, Veterans, Native American students, Hispanic students and students with disabilities (must be registered with the SAS department at firstname.lastname@example.org). SFCC offers performance-based scholarships through Contract for a Better Tomorrow (CBT).
For more information and to apply go to:
If you have questions or need assistance email the Financial Aid Office at email@example.com from your SFCC student email account. Make sure to include your Student ID number in the email.
Se habla Español.
Krystal Patton will serve on Santa Fe Veterans Alliance board
Interim Veterans Resource Coordinator Krystal Patton was offered a position on the board of directors for the Santa Fe Veterans Alliance. She said, “I’m excited for this opportunity and look forward to supporting our community and veterans.” She added, “The Alliance assists veterans within our community who need additional resources. I began participating in online voting sessions at the end of January. We’re looking to hopefully have a Zoom meeting this month.”
Patton is a U.S. Navy Veteran. Veterans who need assistance can reach her via email at krystal.patton @sfcc.edu or call her at 505-428-1305. Visit SFCC Veterans Resources Center for more information.
Photo: Veterans Resource Coordinator (Interim) Krystal Patton.
Please take ERP CHESS survey before 5 p.m. today
President Becky Rowley, Ph.D. sent this message:
As you know, SFCC is a founding member of CHESS, the Collaborative for Higher Education Shared Services. Together with CNM, Clovis Community College, Northern New Mexico College, and San Juan College, we are undergoing a multi-year project to modernize our administrative systems for human resources, finance, and payroll functions with a cloud-based service called Workday. Even if you’re not involved in the implementation of the system, all faculty and staff will use and interact with the new system when it goes live at the end of this year.
This Enterprise Resource Planning and Student Information System initiative – Mission: All Together 2025 – has multiple phases, first for administrative functions, which will go live in December. That will be followed by a new platform for our students. The result will be a more user-friendly, intuitive solution than the aging systems we currently have.
We Need Your Feedback! Please Submit Survey by Monday, Feb. 14
By completing the survey at the link below, you are helping provide an initial assessment of your understanding of this critical initiative. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to provide your feedback! Your input will assist in guiding the project forward.
About the Survey
- The survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.
- Please answer all of the questions/prompts.
- The survey will remain open until close of business on Monday, Feb. 14.
- Responses are confidential and personally identifiable information will not be requested or recorded.
- Periodic follow-up surveys will be distributed going forward to gauge employee readiness as the project progresses.
Thank you in advance for your participation. If you have any questions, please talk with SFCC’s Project Manager Erica Keppel or Change Manager Cori Bergen. More information about this important project can be found on the CHESS website.
January WOW: Deyanira Contreras, Kids Campus
Deyanira Contreras, Kids Campus. Nominated by Dacia Salazar, HR
Deyanira is a wonderful Director at Kid’s Campus. She is always providing on-site leadership and guidance to her staff. She is quick to fill in for roles when there are vacancies. SFCC is lucky to have her as a Director!
Jennifer Lynch in "The Printers Proof: Artist and Printer Collaborations"
Adjunct Faculty member Jennifer Lynch is one of six featured printers in the Albuquerque Museum exhibition “The Printers Proof: Artist and Printer Collaborations”, which runs from February 19 through May 15.
Jennifer is also on the Printer’s Proof Panel from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, February 27.
Read more about Jennifer and her work at https://www.lynchpinpress.com/.
Image: Jennifer Lynch in the studio. Photo by Kerry Kehoe. Used with permission by the artist.
Welcome Chris Liebson, OIT Nework Admin
New employee Chris Liebson shared, “I am the new systems and network administrator with the Office of Information Technology starting January 31. I retired from the NM Environment Department (NMED) in 2020 after seventeen years with the department, fifteen as the desktop support supervisor. Prior to NMED, I also worked for Santa Fe County and the NM Department of Game and Fish.”
Here is his contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Memoriam: Adrian Bustamante
The college extends sympathy to the family and friends of Adrian Bustamante, former dean at SFCC. (Note: He was the uncle of former SFCC Dean Camilla Bustamante, Ph.D.)
Read more about Adrian Bustamante’s life in this Jan. 31 story from the Santa Fe New Mexican, “Former director of Cultural Affairs Department loved teaching”
Also, see his obituary here.
Mike Kimball exhibits work at Dulce Capital Bakery through today
Printmaking instructor Mike Kimball is exhibiting his artwork through Monday, Feb. 14 at Dulce Capital Bakery, 1100 Don Diego (off of Cordova Road). Director of SFCC’s Center for Book Art and Printmaking Patricia Pearce and Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel are coordinating with the owners to have a series of 2-dimensional art exhibitions by SFCC art students and instructors.
Molly and Armando Martinez took over the business after working for the previous owners. The two met in an SFCC English class!
Here’s a story from the Santa Fe New Mexican about the couple https://www.santafenewmexican.com/life/taste/couple-behind-dulce-capital-give-thanks-give-back/article_94248466-4727-11ec-97ae-df4bff1d931a.html We think that story is as sweet as their baked goods.
Read more about Mike Kimball at his website.
Photo: Printmaking instructor Mike Kimball demonstrates screen printing techniques in the art studio.
Dean James Wysong and Milton Riess co-host KSFR radio show once a month
KSFR’s Cinemascope’s two new co-hosts, Dr. James Wysong, Dean of Arts and Design at SFCC, and Milton Riess, Co-Chair of the Film Department at SFCC will be joining the Cinemascope team the last Friday of every month. The Cinemascope program airs at 4:30 p.m. on Fridays on KSFR, 101.1 FM.
Listen to last Friday’s segment here.
New employees: We'd like to get to know you!
Staff Senate is encouraging new staff employees to come to an upcoming Staff Senate to introduce yourselves.
Campus Weekly would also love to introduce new staff and faculty members. Please send us your name, job title, when you started at SFCC, brief bio and photo (it can be a selfie!) to Submit News.
If you’re new since the beginning of the academic year, which began in August, we’d love to introduce you to the SFCC community. We’re happy you’re working with us at SFCC!
Express Scripts coverage of at-home tests
Employees, check your email from Jan. 27 for a message from Human Resources explaining how to get coverage of free covid tests using Express Scripts coverage at pharmacies.
How to submit your proof of Vaccination
- Access the SFCC Health Screener app using one of these methods:
- Download on your phone. Go to your app store and search for “SFCC Health Screener.” The mobile app seems easiest to use, and can also be downloaded at the bottom of page after clicking the “SFCC Health Screener” button above.
- Click ‘Health Screener (COVID-19)’ app button from MySFCC
- Sign in using your SFCC credentials with “LOGIN WITH EXISTING ACCOUNT”
- Upload a copy of your vaccine card by clicking “COVID-19 SCREENER” and following the instructions
Contact email@example.com for
- Application support
- Assistance uploading vaccination card
- If you have already uploaded your proof of vaccine and need to resubmit
HR has provided the following document to guide you through the submission process:
SFCC Health Screener App Guide
Policy Updates 2021-22 Policy Review Schedule
2021-2022 Policy Review Schedule. The policies scheduled for shared governance review during the academic year 2021-2022 are posted on SFCC Connect: Campus Resources > Policy Review.
Revised Procedures. Please become familiar with the newly updated Procedures in the links below and address any questions to the Policy Owners listed.
- Policy 1-11 Shared Governance, President Rowley, ext. 1201 or Audrey Lucero, Executive Assistant to SFCC Boards, ext. 1148
- Shared Governance – Procedures Overview
- Policy Review Procedures
- Policy Review Flowchart
- Policy 3-12 Faculty Qualifications Procedures, Margaret Peters, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, ext. 1372.
College Policies and Procedures are posted at SFCC Policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact Laura J. Mulry, ext. 1776.
How to enroll for the COVID 19 vaccine
Please review the state’s latest vaccine registration information to see how to enroll for the COVID-19 vaccine.
SFCC encourages you to enroll soon, so our state can more effectively distribute the vaccine and notify you when vaccine doses will be available in your area.
NOVID phone app: The City of Santa Fe has partnered with NOVID to slow the spread of the virus. Download the free app at NOVID.org. Read more about the app in this Dec. 15 Santa Fe Reporter story, “Spread the Word, not COVID-19.”
Let's help slow the spread of the virus
Let’s keep everyone safe and remember:
• SFCC COVID protocols require that everyone wear a mask at all times on campus.
• If you are feeling ill, you should not come into work, and avoid any type of social setting. The College wants you to feel better before you return to work.
• If you are feeling ill: Get tested and isolate yourself from others as much as possible. We need to help mitigate the health risk to others.
• Call 1-855-600-3453 for testing information and results.
• If you do contract COVID-19, seek medical attention immediately. Notify your supervisor and human resources. These cases need to reported, SFCC is here to support you.
Please do your part, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy.
Do you need information on testing? Visit togethernm.org.
Remember to wash your hands for a full 20 seconds!
Submit nominations for WOW awards
The Office of Human Resources reminds you to nominate who you think is doing a great job here at SFCC. The nomination form can be found at the SFCC Connect portal, or by reaching out to Joanne Romero firstname.lastname@example.org
Let Campus Weekly share your news
Let us know about your accomplishments and other news that you’d like to share. Please remember that the deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday to get an item in the next week’s issue. Submit here.
Free Covid 19 and flu clinic from noon to 4 p.m. Friday
COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Clinic
February 18, 2022
12 noon to 4 p.m.
No preregistration required; All covid vaccines available, including Pediatric Pfizer
Consent Form English | Formulario de consientamiento español
The event is open to the entire community, so please invite your friends and family members.