Campus Weekly


Vote on SFCC Bond

On Feb. 6, Santa Fe County voters have the opportunity to provide Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) with bond funding for vital technology and facility upgrades to enhance learning and career opportunities for students, and better serve our community. Please note that you can vote early on campus Jan. 17-Feb.3 in Room 307 (lower level). Learn more about the specific bond projects and how the bond will benefit the college without increasing tax rates at votesfcc.com .


News and Announcements

FEC Dress Code

Please be aware of the dress code for working out in the FEC. For more information, contact Ute Jannsen-Kerr, ext. 1651.

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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Student Spotlight

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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Employee Announcements

Mental Health First Aid Training Jan. 12

A Mental Health First Aid training will take place on campus, Fri., Jan. 12, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This one-day course is free and open to the public.

In this 8-hour training, participants will learn potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, of the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S., a five-step action plan to help an individual in crises connect with appropriate professional care and more.

Space is limited. Registration deadline is Thurs., Jan. 11. To register, contact Yuri Findlay, ext. 1907.

Durbin earns master's degree

Financial Aid’s interim director Kelly Durbin graduated with honors from NMSU with an MA in Educational Administration. Durbin reports that she chose this degree because she felt it would provide a well-rounded understanding of higher education and give her the knowledge and skills required to effectively guide the students she serves.

Gonzales earns bachelor's degree

Bernadette Gonzales, records technician in the Registrar’s Office, graduated Cum Laude in December from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Family and Human Development with a minor in Sociology. Additionally, she will pursue a graduate degree at NMSU starting this spring.

Harrell performing at Teatro Paraguas

Be sure to catch Welcome and Advising Center’s Jonathan Harrell in Atravesada: Poetry of the Border January 18-28 at Teatro Paraguas. Jonathan will be accompanying the actors, playing guitar and performing some songs in Spanish. The performance is described as “a humorous and honest exploration of cultural and geographic borders, as well as the Borderlands of the Self. In English and Spanglish.”


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¡Palabra!: Ally

An ally is a person of one social identity group who stands up in support of members of another group; typically member of dominant group standing beside member(s) of targeted group; e.g., a male arguing for equal pay for women. View definition in Spanish.

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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.