Campus Weekly

Welcome back our students back for spring semester

We’re excited to be starting our spring semester. SFCC will remain primarily online. If you have questions on how this closure pertains to your particular area, please contact your dean or supervisor.

Remember there will be new students joining SFCC for the first time. Pre-pandemic we offered them directions and often walked them to their classes and offices for assistance. In our current environment, we have to think about our new students who could be new to an online environment. The current resources for online learning web page has links to a variety of online resources. Let your students know that SFCC is here to support them with tutoring, financial and emotional support. Our library and bookstore are ready to serve them, as well!

Thank you for all you do to help our students!

News and Announcements

Tune in to hear about PROTEC at 8 a.m. today, Jan. 19

Director of Continuing Education and Contract Training Kris Swedin and CE enrollment specialist Paloma Trujillo-Anaya (and PROTEC grad) will be interviewed at 8 a.m. today, Tues. Jan 19 on KSWV 99.9 FM/810 AM (live at

They will be talking about PROTEC, the college’s collaboration with Santa Fe County and New Mexico Workforce Connection.

Professional Readiness for Technical Career Program (PROTEC) offers preparatory training for entry-level employment in a variety of industries and is designed for individuals who are currently unemployed, under-employed, re-entering the workforce or looking to increase their hire-ability in Santa Fe County. Accepted participants will prepare for industry badges in Business Technology Systems and Social Media Basics through hands-on training and online workshops to gain key job-readiness skills through more than 30 hours of accelerated training online followed by up to 80 hours of paid online internships.

Applications are due Feb. 15. Apply at

For more information about the PROTEC program contact SFCC Continuing Education program at 505-428-1676 or

Listen to KTRC at 2 p.m. Friday to hear about ERP

At 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22 Northern New Mexico College President Rick Bailey and Santa Fe Community College President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., will explain a new, groundbreaking project on the Richard Eeds Show on KTRC 1260|103.7. Listen live here. Hear about how five colleges have joined together to create an easier system for students to enroll in and succeed, no matter where they are or what they want to study.

This initiative is called Shared Services Enterprise Resource Planning (often referred to as ERP).

Just In Passing Lunchtime Conversation, Feb. 3

Just in Passing

Everyone is welcome! Join us for a casual conversation on February 3 at noon. We
will meet online. Bring your lunch!

Join us here:


OIT Maintenance 7 a.m. to noon Jan. 24

OIT will be performing system maintenance 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Jan. 24.

All 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

Library Spring 2021 Curbside Services

The SFCC Library is offering curbside services for the spring semester. Students, faculty, and staff may request library items for pickup here:

Students may request printing services for curbside pickup here:

Curbside hours are

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays
  • by appointment.

Send questions to:

Use SchoolDude to submit Facilities and Operations requests

Facilities and Operations would like to extend a friendly reminder to use the Facilities and Operations Ticketing System to submit requests concerning Grounds, Maintenance and Custodial departments.

For questions, urgent requests, or help on creating a ticket please email or or call 505-428-1670. They are happy to provide help and training to anyone who needs it.


New Mexico In Depth features SFCC nursing student's story of persistence

Ted Alcorn of New Mexico In Depth wrote the Jan. 12 story, “Persistence, Help From Families and Organizations pays off.”

The story features SFCC nursing student Alexandra Romero, who shares her very personal story of persistence. She is one of our students who has gotten support from TRIO. Thank you to Interim Director of TRIO Support Services Danielle Gonzales for recommending Alexandra to be interviewed. She cited her determination and grit!

From the story: Santa Fe Community College plays an important role for strivers like Romero, said its president Becky Rowley. The degree-seeking students there tend to come from a lower socioeconomic background and see it as a route to greater prosperity. “That’s why they’re here,” she said. “They want to be able to have a different life.” …

The photo was taken by Ted Alcorn for New Mexico In Depth (used with permission).


SFCC supports rule change re: Opportunity Scholarship

In the Jan. 11 story in the Santa Fe New Mexican, “New Mexico Education Department seeks more funds for Opportunity Scholarship,” reporter James Barron wrote about changes to be proposed in the upcoming legislative session for the Opportunity scholarship.

From the story: The agency also is seeking to change student eligibility requirements, reducing credit hours from 12 to six, in an effort to accommodate working students and encourage workforce training. …

Becky Rowley, president of Santa Fe Community College, said she was especially excited about the possibility of relaxing the requirements for part-time students. She said 75 percent of students at the college fit that category, and many of them are balancing work and family obligations while taking classes.

Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos, assistant vice president for student affairs at SFCC, said the college received $510,970 in scholarship funds but used only $153,000 for 250 full-time students.

“It’s something that has been helpful for our students, but broadening the base of students who are eligible for it would make it that much more appealing,” Rowley said.

The Opportunity Scholarship covers tuition and fees for students pursuing two-year degrees and certificates at any tribal college or public higher education institution in the state, regardless of when they completed high school. It can cover up to 100 percent of a student’s tuition and fees, or the remaining amount after other aid, including the long-standing lottery scholarship, is applied. …


SF New Mexican features Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe based at SFCC

The Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe organization housed at SFCC was featured in the Santa Fe New Mexican story, “Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe celebrates 35 years” on January 9.

Thank you to all involved in this terrific program. Almost 5,000 volunteers have served as tutors with this program in the past 35 years serving more than 40,000 students. They have changed lives and strengthened our community. The SFCC coordinators and staff members under the direction of Literacy Volunteers Executive Director (SFCC Adult Education Director) Letty Naranjo have been integral to the program! Read more about SFCC participants here.

Reporter Dillon Mullan shared this in his story:

“During the pandemic, English as a Second Language coordinator Amanda Rivera de Garcia said students, who typically meet in small groups or one on one, have practiced English over video calls, the telephone and text messages. …”

Photo: Amanda Rivera de Garcia, ESL Literacy Coordinator, Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe.


University Business: 5 New Mexico colleges launch groundbreaking partnership

Read what University Businesses wrote about SFCC and it’s role in the development of the Shared Services Enterprise Resource Planning System in this story, “5 New Mexico colleges launch groundbreaking partnership.

Here are President Becky Rowley, Ph.D.’s statements:

“Ultimately, the collaborative will strengthen all of its members as leaders grapple with COVID and enrollment challenges that had surfaced before the pandemic, says Becky Rowley, president of Santa Fe Community College.

“This will put all of our colleges in a much more sophisticated position,” Rowley says. “We will have options to do things that we’re not even contemplating right now because we’re trying to keep things running as well as we can on a day-to-day basis.”

Photo: File photo of SFCC student in Chemistry lab.


SFCC among 5 colleges to collaborate on admissions, transfers

On Dec. 18, The Santa Fe New Mexican ran the story, “SFCC among 5 colleges to collaborate on admissions.”

Reporter James Barron began his story by writing: A new student experience is in the works at five New Mexico colleges.

Through a collaborative effort three years in the making — the first of its kind in the nation — one admissions application could one day open the door to a wider variety of classes and support and ease the process of transferring from one school to another.

The project, announced Friday, has the potential to grow to more state institutions.

The move is expected to affect student recruitment, registration, financial aid and advisement at each of the five participating schools.

“We’re trying to put students’ needs ahead of what has been a little bit easier for [colleges to do] in the past and look at it from a student’s perspective,” said Becky Rowley, president of Santa Fe Community College, which is participating in the partnership.


American Red Cross classes offered Spring 2021

Opportunities for American Red Cross training are available, register now at with the CRN listed below. For more information, call 428-1608, or click the course title to view a flyer.

Lifeguard Certification
CRN 30688 HLED 1150
January 22 – 31

First Aid & CPR/AED
Friday, February 12th
CRN 30691 HLED 1120

Water Safety Instructor Course
April 9 – 18
CRN 30693 HLED 1140

Kids Campus resumed programming on Jan. 4

Kids Campus resumed programming on Monday, Jan 4 and will continue serving children (infants – Pre K) Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Wait list applications are available online at


Val Nye to speak about her book, "Intellectual Freedom Stories from a Shifting Landscape"on Feb. 24

Save the date!

SFCC Librarian Val Nye will present Intellectual Freedom Stories from a Shifting Landscape from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24.

She will talk about the publishing process and will share stories from her most recent book: “Intellectual Freedom Stories: From a Shifting Landscape” (ALA

Sponsored by the SFCC Library

Register to attend:

Hear Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos on KSFR podcast on SFCC's spirit of giving during the pandemic

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Thomasinia Gallegos-Ortiz spoke with M.K. Mendoza on KSFR on Dec. 24 during the program “SFCC and Local DJ Daniel J Get Creative While Giving During Holiday Season.” She spoke about the college’s many initiatives to help the community and our students throughout the pandemic.


Check out the Continuing Education offerings

Take a look at the variety of offerings available! You’ll find classes that are fun, some offer professional development and others can enrich your health and wellness.

In the New Year, think about the new you! Employees use your EEB Benefit. Need assistance with registration? Call 505-428-1676 or email


Inside SFCC Vol. 5

Inside SFCC Vol. 5 was released on December 21, 2020.

Read about SFCC’s Spirit of giving * Expressions of gratitude * Tribute to Veterans * Commencement


Learn more about sculptor David Rudolph's "The Big Picture TV"

For those who were able to visit campus last semester, you probably saw that an exciting addition was brought near the entrance of the Fine Arts Building. (We know most of you weren’t on campus!)

Sculptor David Rudolph has loaned “The Big Picture TV” sculpture to the college with the support of the Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel and SFCC Foundation. The sculpture was a hit when it first was revealed in California and more recently in the Santa Fe Railyard.

In DavidR-BTV-Letter-of-Intent-to-SFCC Rudolph wrote, “Some of the reasons and primary goals of moving the “Big TV” to the SFCC campus are to inspire creativity, imagination, communication and to provide an outdoor venue for continued education and creative exploration. We have seen the “Big TV” create an atmosphere of empowerment for all who come in contact with it for both thought and action.”

We invite you to hear artist David Rudolph speak about his art in a wonderful video produced by Ashley Martinez.

Of Interest: My View: Patricia Trujillo "Higher education includes different paths"

Patricia Trujillo, Ph.D., deputy secretary of the New Mexico Higher Education Department wrote a My View column that ran in the Dec. 22 issue of the Santa Fe New Mexican, “Higher education includes different paths.” Her column begins, “Too often in our beloved state, I hear stereotypes about the culture of higher education, such as “New Mexicans don’t value higher education,” or “college isn’t for everyone.” I disagree. What experience has taught me is, that given the opportunity and support, higher education is for everyone. Students who find their path become the powerful workers who create our communities.

The higher education landscape in New Mexico includes a spectrum of opportunity to earn degrees at research and comprehensive universities, community colleges, career technical programs, and via adult basic education. Students can participate in one or many of these pathways to a career.”


The Chill Room is back!

“The Chill Room” is back and filled with a variety of resources to support your wellbeing. You can self-enroll through MySFCC in the Resources area or follow this link:
Your SFCC Counseling Services is here to help. For more information or to set up an appointment please contact us at


Notification about the Annual Security Report

Notification about the Annual Security Report
As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), SFCC is providing you with the comprehensive Annual Security Report (ASR) that contains information related to law enforcement authority and practices of campus police and security forces, incident reporting procedures for students and employees, and policies that have been used in preparing this report. In addition, information about how the campus community is notified regarding COVID-19 Response and Reopening Plan, immediate threats, emergency response and evaluation procedures, campus crime statistics is included, as well as information about campus and community resources available to the campus community and important safety tips.
The report may be accessed online by clicking on the following link: Please take a few minutes to review this information. All prospective students, currently enrolled students, employees, and the public have access to the Annual Security Report, which is available on the SFCC website on various pages, including:
• Apply Now
• Registration
• Safety & Security
• Financial Aid – HEA Disclosures
In addition, hard copy reports are available in the following locations:
• Safety and Security, Room 101.
You may request a hard copy of the report by mail by contacting the SFCC Safety and Security Department. Send the request to:
SFCC Safety and Security Department, Room 101
Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87508
505 428-1224
If you have questions about this report or would like more information, please feel free to the Safety and Security Department at SFCC or ( or 428-1014).
Bobbie Mascarenas
Student Affairs Officer
Santa Fe Community College
Room 119, (505)428-1014

Laptop discounts for staff, faculty and students

The Office of Information Technology is excited to announce a partnership with Dell. Students, Staff and Faculty may purchase laptops, monitors and computer accessories with the SFCC educational discount.

To get started log into and click on the Dell Computer Discount icon under Resources. Discounts are available on laptops and computer accessories.

SFCC in the news

The following stories either featured or mentioned SFCC or one of its employees.

12/18/20, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Estevan Ortega at the Visual Arts Gallery”

12/17/2020, Los Alamos Daily Post, LANL Community Conversation Highlights COVID, Economy.

12/12/20, Santa Fe New Mexican, “My View: Colleges introduce new collaborations.”

12/12/20, Santa Fe New Mexican , “Our View: Stronger local food systems will strengthen N.M.” Column cites SFCC’s Controlled Environmental Agriculture as a world leader.

December issue, Sandoval Signpost. See Page 21 of link on website for story, Virtual Show “Hidden Talents” includes Bernalillo artist Jake Lovato.”

11/25/20, Buzzfeed News ran the story, “15 Contemporary Indigenous Photographers Whose Work You Should Know.” Professor Will Wilson is cited as one of top contemporary Indigenous photographers, as well as former SFCC photography student Kali Spitzer.

11/21/20 “Visual Arts Gallery Presents Virtual Exhibition ‘SFCC’s Hidden Talents’ In Santa Fe Dec. 4 Through Jan. 31”

Student Spotlight

SFCC Counseling Services offers spring support groups

Spring Semester Support Groups
through SFCC Counseling Services

As the challenges of student life continue, Counseling Services is here to support you. We are offering online Support and Grief Support Groups. Taking place via a secure video platform for the first half of the spring semester, the groups will begin the week of February 1st and meet for 6 weeks.

Please sign up here or email if you are interested in participating. We are collecting responses in order to select meeting times.

We very much look forward to meeting with you!


Indigenous/Native Partnership Outreach Internship

The National Park Service has asked us to share this announcement for the Indigenous/Native Partnership Outreach Internship. The internship is 12-weeks and entails working for the National Park Service (NPS) Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program. Applications are due by February 7. The NPS RTCA program helps community groups, nonprofits, state and local governments, and tribes plan for parks and trails, conserve and improve access to rivers and natural areas, and create recreation opportunities. Interested applicants can apply here: Latino Heritage Internship Program | RTCA Indigenous/Native Partnerships Outreach Coordinator (DHA-RA). Interns who successfully complete the internship are not guaranteed a federal position, however, they will be eligible to be non-competitively hired by the Department of Interior for two years after they graduate.

The internship is designed for students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. It provides an opportunity for someone with strong communications, community organizing, and outreach skills. The person selected will help the National Park Service RTCA program: 1) develop strategies on increasing assistance to indigenous/native communities in Texas and Oklahoma; 2) establish relationships with indigenous/native communities and tribal officials in Texas and Oklahoma; 3) identify potential projects with indigenous/native communities in Texas and Oklahoma that might benefit from NPS assistance on recreation and youth education projects; and 4) showcase three success stories involving collaboration with indigenous/native communities.


LANL announces Spring 2021 Career Pathways Scholarship recipients

Congratulations to the many SFCC students who received Spring 2021 Career Pathways Scholarships! These are awarded to students pursuing a two-year degree, trade or certificate.

Here’s the list of SFCC’s recipients:

  • Cynthia Adams of Santa Fe, studying Controlled Environment Agriculture
  • Jamal Allen of Santa Fe, studying Computer Science
  • Yolanda Alvarez Olivas of Santa Fe, studying Human Services and Early Childhood Education
  • Sabrinah Coriz of Santa Fe, studying Allied Health: Nursing
  • Shenelle Coriz of Santo Domingo Pueblo, studying Human Services
  • Stacie Froman of Los Alamos, studying Paralegal Studies
  • Raul Garcia of Santa Fe, studying Computer Networks and Website Design at Santa Fe Community College
  • James Renata of Santa Fe, studying Allied Health
  • Steven McQuiston of Santa Fe, studying Culinary Arts and Controlled Environment Agriculture
  • Andrea Montoya of Santa Fe, studying Criminal Justice
  • Joy Nwodo of Santa Fe, studying General Studies: Science
  • Brandon Pierce of Santa Fe, studying Welding
  • Raylynn Quintana of Española, studying Nursing
  • Ryan Ramaker of Santa Fe, studying Computer Science and Communication Technologies and Engineering Machining Technologies
  • Mateo Wester of Santa Fe, studying Controlled Environment Agriculture


Fall 2020 Dean's List

Congratulations to the Santa Fe Community College students on the Dean’s List. These outstanding students maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the fall 2020 semester.

View the Dean’s List at


Support your SFCC Bookstore: Spring 21 textbooks on sale January 4

COVID-19 got messy. Getting ready for classes shouldn’t be.

Shop online at SFCC Bookstore & get all the supplies you need to stay organized this school year.

Textbook purchase began January 4.
Go to and support your local bookstore.


Grand Canyon University welcomes SFCC students

Grand Canyon University invites SFCC students to explore their transfer options:

They have provided this flyer for SFCC Students:

For more information contact:
Christi Balzarini


Apply for 2020-2021 SFCC and Foundation Scholarships

SFCC has state, institutional and Foundation private scholarships available for new and returning students to help pay for college for the upcoming academic year. Scholarships are available for full and part-time students in all qualified areas of study including but not limited to: Business, Early Childhood, Engineering, Nursing, Computer Studies, Culinary. There are scholarships for Native American students, Hispanic students and students with disabilities (must be registered with the SAS department), international and non-U.S. citizens.

Financial need, a cumulative and term GPA of 2.50 and enrollment in at least 6 credit hours in a degree plan are required for most scholarships.

You may apply for an SFCC scholarship now at:

A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a Dreamer’s Financial Aid Application (non US Citizens only) will be required to determine need. The Dreamers Financial Aid Application can be found at: under “FORMS”.

If you have questions please email the Financial Aid Office at from your SFCC student email account. Make sure to include your Student ID number in the email.

If awarded, your scholarship may be continued until you graduate providing you continue to meet the criteria.

Lock in your scholarship now for current and upcoming academic years.


Student Emergency Fund assistance

If you are currently enrolled in the Spring semester and experiencing financial challenges apply for some assistance from the Student Emergency Assistance Fund. Applications can be found in MYSFCC under Resources (Emergency Assistance Fund). Applications are reviewed frequently, and funds are directly awarded to your account. Please note: Funds cannot cover the cost of tuition or books.

SFCC Student Activities Group on Facebook

The Office of Student Development has a new, private Facebook group, SFCC Student Activities!

The group is for current SFCC students only and will be a virtual space where students can interact and participate in OSD activities.

Visit to join today!


Employee Announcements

How to enroll for 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.

Visit to enroll and complete your personal profile.

For New Mexicans who wish to register online for the vaccine, the process is simple:  
1. Users submit basic contact information, including their employment category and medical conditions.
2. Users are then contacted and prompted to fill out additional demographic and insurance information, at which point their profile is complete. (Vaccinations are free, but providing insurance information, however, helps support the cost of the vaccination program.)
3. Users wait to receive a notification that they may schedule a vaccination – and on the day of their appointment, they fill out a medical questionnaire about their current health.

Hotline Support: The New Mexico Department of Health is now offering telephone hotline support. Anyone who has questions or would like support with the registration process – including New Mexicans who do not have internet access – can call 1-855-600-3453, press option 0 for vaccine questions, and then option 4 for tech support.
Those who have other vaccine-related questions can call 1-855-600-3453 and simply press option 0 for vaccine questions.

Handy phone app: The City of Santa Fe has partnered with NOVID to slow the spread of the virus. Download the free app at Read more about the app in this Dec. 15 Santa Fe Reporter story, “Spread the Word, not COVID-19.”

We all need to continue our hard work in controlling the spread of the virus by continuing to exercise proper precautions to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation in our efforts to ensure everyone’s health and safety.

Since the update was released, there has been additional information about the phases of distribution. Read more here.

Gerard Martinez y Valencia shares opinion in My View column

Gerard Martinez y Valencia shared his opinion in the Jan. 17 issue of of the Santa Fe New Mexican in the “My View: Seize opportunity for cultural healing.”


SFCC's Student Resource Coordinator ready to serve students

It’s always exciting when a former student joins our staff. Please welcome Jocelyn Hernandez Monsalvo, MSW !

She said, “I am very excited to be returning to SFCC as an employee and look forward to connecting with students and finding community resources to help students fulfill their educational goals at SFCC.”

In her new role, Jocelyn (who also speaks Spanish) will focus on helping students who may be experiencing non-academic barriers such as lack of food, housing, or financial help, which affects their academic performance.

In December 2017, Jocelyn graduated from SFCC with an AA in Criminal Justice, then went on to New Mexico Highlands, where she earned a BA in Criminal Justice and later a Master’s in Social Work. Her experience includes working at the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Solace Crisis Treatment Center, and Youth Shelter and Family Services at their Transitional Living Program.

Please reach out to her at or call 505-428-1194.

SFCC locksmith Paul Arellano featured in Santa Fe New Mexican as foster parent

SFCC’s locksmith Paul Arellano was featured in the Dec. 24 story, “Santa Fe man opens his home and heart to foster boys.” in the Santa Fe New Mexican. All photos by Luis Sánchez Saturno.

Reporter Dillon Mullan wrote that through the years Arellano has served as a foster parent for 70 boys from Española and Santa Fe.

Arellano has also adopted two brothers. His youngest is studying computers at the Santa Fe’s Early College Opportunities program.


Dean Camilla Bustamante, Ph.D., to retire Feb. 1

Camilla Bustamante, Ph.D., has announced she will retire as Dean of Schools of Trades, Advanced Technologies and Sustainability of Business, Professional Studies and Education on Feb. 1.

SFCC appreciates her leadership and dedication. She was instrumental in the development and expansion of the SFCC Trades and Technology building and programs that have become internationally recognized. She also was a leader in SFCC’s World Central Kitchen collaboration and so many community outreach projects. Read more about her accomplishments here. Please extend your congratulations and messages to her at or at 505-428-1639.

Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Margaret Peters wrote, “I’d like to thank Dean Bustamante for her years of dedication to SFCC and our students.

“The search for a new Dean will begin in Spring 2021. I will be in touch with you all as we move forward with the process. In the meantime, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Julia Deisler has agreed to serve as Interim Dean upon Dean Bustamante’s departure (Feb. 1). Dean Bustamante and Dr. Deisler will continue to work together in January to facilitate a smooth transition. Dr. Deisler does not intend to apply for the permanent position—and I am grateful for her willingness to serve in the interim role as the hiring process moves forward.”

President Rowley's Dec. 15 ERP update

In an email on Dec. 15, President Rowley shared an ERP update.

She stated: After months of incredibly hard work by dozens of our colleagues here and at our partner colleges at CNM, Clovis Community College, Northern New Mexico College, and San Juan College with the Shared Services Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) initiative, I am pleased to announce that our Shared Services ERP Request for Proposals will be posted on Friday, Dec. 18…
Later in the full message she notes,

“Thank you to our coworkers who have dedicated many hours to the Shared Services ERP RFP. Thank you, also, to all of you for continuing to honor the mandate that we must avoid all vendor contact now through the awarding of the contract next summer. We have already received a lot of outreach from vendors, and that has not been limited to those in OIT. Therefore, please remember to avoid responding to vendors. Should you hear from a vendor, please refer them to Gerrie Becker, Chief Procurement Officer for the RFP, 505-224-4551. Gerrie is the only person authorized to speak with vendors.”


Dean Jenny Landen to retire Feb. 1, 2021

We extend our best wishes to Dean Jenny Landen as she finishes her final months at Santa Fe Community College. She has announced that she will retire on Feb. 1, 2021.

Read Dean Jenny Landen’s Message in which she sends holiday greetings and writes about her move to Virginia and her difficult decision to retire. We all know how important family is and we honor her decision.

SFCC extends gratitude for her exemplary leadership particularly through the pandemic. You can send her a message of congratulations at

Aamna Nayyar interview on SARLC Talk Show

Dr. Aamna Nayyar was interviewed by and aired live on SARLC Talk Show on Nov 20, 2020. SARLC is a Riyadh, Saudi Arabia based female only social club with more than 23,000 members. Recording of the interview can be seen here:

For details on this topic, please contact:

For details on SFCC’s President Diversity Advisry Committee (PDAC), please contact:


Reminders on how to slow the spread of the virus

Human Resource Director Luis Olivas shared this message on Nov. 20:
With COVID-19 cases increasing to the highest levels we have seen since the start of the pandemic, I just want to remind everyone of a few important pieces of information.

• Public health orders require that everyone wear a mask at all times outside of your home.

Social distance in public and avoid gatherings with people outside your household.

• 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. A new testing site at 2501 Camino Entrada at Fire Station #7 is open 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

• If you do contract COVID-19, seek medical attention immediately. Notify your supervisor and human resources, these cases need to reported, we are 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

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


Let Campus Weekly share your news

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If you missed it, check out Hidden Talents exhibition

Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery presents a virtual online exhibition, “SFCC’s Hidden Talents,” featuring the work of five SFCC faculty members who do not teach art. The virtual exhibition is scheduled to close on Jan. 31, however, Linda Cassell is extending the online show through February.

Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing, and Humanities and interim chair of Advising and Communication Emily Stern will show her mixed media work, Nursing instructor Lucas Gonzales will exhibit his watercolors and three Welding instructors Jake Lovato, Clayton Peshlakai and Estevan Ortega will share their welded sculptures.

“It’s exciting to show this work by SFCC’s talented faculty, who don’t teach in our art department. The work is exciting and as diverse as they are,” said Linda Cassel, Director of SFCC’s Art on Campus.

Read the full press release as well as details about the photos.