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National Day of Racial Healing January 21, 2020

Con Alma Health Foundations is participating in the fourth annual National Day of Racial Healing on Jan. 21, 2020. Visit Con Alma’s website to find out more.

There is a national livestream Monday, January 21 starting at 9 a.m. ET via the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s YouTube Channel, at #HowWeHeal

News and Announcements

Continuing Education open house 10 to 1 p.m. Jan. 23

Santa Fe Community College
Continuing Education Spring Open House.
Thurs., Jan. 23
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ever wanted to learn a second language? The Spanish course offerings are many but French, German and Italian are also available. Ever wanted to impress your friends with your creations in the kitchen or learn more about how nutrition supports health? Thinking about retirement? Get tips on a wide range of considerations as you prepare for that stage of your life. Find out about these offerings and much more during the Continuing Education open house at Santa Fe Community College, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 23 in the hallway outside the Continuing Education Office, 6401 Richards Avenue.

Instructors will be displaying their work and talking to students about their classes. Students can register for classes, and refreshments will be served.

For more information, visit or call 505-428-1676.

ESL new student orientations continue Jan. 21 and 22

Beginning January 27, SFCC’s ESL Program will offer English as a Second Language classes to adults who want to learn English. Classes are taught at SFCC, Cesar Chavez Elementary School, and El Camino Real Academy. Morning and evening classes are at SFCC; classes at Cesar Chavez Elementary School and El Camino Real Academy are in the evening.

New students must attend ONE of the three-hour orientation sessions listed below. Orientation includes testing and placement as well as registration for the courses.

Orientation / Registration
Santa Fe Community College, Adult Education Department, 6401 Richards Ave.

  • Tuesday, January 14: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. OR 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 15: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. OR 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 21: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. OR 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 22: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. OR 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

There is a registration fee of $25 [cash or money order] that can be applied to more than one course and includes all class materials.

OIT Maintenance 7 a.m. Jan. 26

OIT will be performing system maintenance from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. All systems will be affected by intermittent outages.

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

Participate in Black History Month Panel Display - submissions due Jan. 27

The Black History Month Planning Committee met Tuesday and drafted a Call to Faculty and Staff to participate in a panel display with photos and quotes. If you wish to participate, please submit your photos and quotes by January 27th to Emily Stern.

For more information, please contact

President's Spring 2020 Presentation/Q & A on YouTube

If you missed the President’s Spring 2020 Address and Conversation with the President, you can view it on SFCC’s YouTube Channel. Enjoy!

February Library Events

February library events feature faculty publications
SFCC Library, Room 516
Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave.

Feb. 6
3 to 4 p.m.
Panel discussion, book sales and signing of Three Paths, One God: Traditional Scriptures and New Prayers by Aamna Nayyar, Min Kantrowitz and Victoria Reder.

The book brings together beliefs from Jewish, Christian and Muslim scripture, liturgy and prayer. The book represents diverse points of view and encourages religious understanding and tolerance.

Read more about the book.

Feb. 19
6 to 7 p.m.


Book signing and performance: The Big Book of Blues Guitar: The History, the Greats—And How to Play by Andrew Leo Lovato.

People who own guitars are welcome to bring their guitars for a mini guitar lesson following the book discussion.

Read more about the book.


Jazz Brunch for Student Scholarships Mar. 29

Jazz Brunch for Student Scholarships!

$55 per person
11 a.m. Sunday, March 29th– Sunday Morning Brunch with the Jazz Ensemble from New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA)

Please join us on Sunday, March 29, 2020, 11:00am for a jazz brunch at Dave’s Jazz Bistro in the Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe St. This exciting event will benefit students of Santa Fe Community College’s Adult Education Department with scholarships to complete their high school equivalency and college tuition.).

To find out more and register for this exceptional Sunday Morning Jazz brunch benefit, please visit:


AARP Foundation Tax-Aide at the Santa Fe HEC

Free 2020 tax preparation will be provided by the AARP Foundation at the Santa Fe HEC, 1950 Siringo Road.

Tax preparation assistance will be available from February 3 to April 15. Appointments are available Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Appointments can be made online starting January 10.

Full details available at:


Register early for the Gerald Clay Basketball tournament

The annual Gerald Clay Memorial Basketball tournament will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 4, and Sunday, April 5, in the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center.

Registration by cash or check only is available at the FEC front desk. Online registration is expected to be available soon.

Proceeds from the event support scholarships for Exercise Science students and equipment for the gymnasium. Contact Herman Garcia, 505-428-1751.

Plant and Operation Management in LL305 during construction

This spring, Plant Operations and Management will be in a new location during office renovation and construction. POM will move into the office suite in the West Wing, Lower Level Room 305 on January 13 and will remain there through May.

Policy Updates

The SFCC Governing Board has approved policies that recently have been revised. Procedures have also been updated. Please click on the links to learn more:

Policy 1-31 Governing Board Financial Oversight
Policy 2-3 Student Concerns and Complaints Procedures
Policy 2-12 Student Records
Policy 2-12 Student Records Procedures
Policy 7-1 Information Technology Resources, Usage & Security Procedures

College policies are online at SFCC/policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more about policies or the Shared Governance Policy Review Process, contact Policy Officer Laura J. Mulry at ext. 1776 or

Deconstructing Racism in New Mexico Day Feb. 13

Deconstructing Racism New Mexico has been organizing since its inception so many years ago. Please visit their website to learn more about their work and how you can be involved:

SFCC in the news

The following stories either featured or mentioned SFCC.

Santa Fe New Mexican, 12/26/19, Immigrant reflects on Cuban New Year’s celebration

Santa Fe New Mexican, 1/4/20, Letters to the Editor: Easy Choice

Albuquerque Journal, 1/12, How do we cross an arroyo? Story details several options to connect and extend Richards Ave. Meeting to discuss the options is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 at SF Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo.

Student Spotlight

Canvas Orientations this week

Spring 2020 Canvas Orientation Dates and Times – Room 416
(Laptops will be provided, but bring your own if you have one)

Tuesday 1/21, two sessions: 10 to 11 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m.
Wednesday 1/22, 10 to 11 a.m
Thursday 1/23, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Friday 1/24, 1 to 2 p.m.

For more information, contact online learning: or 505-428-1166

Want to save money on books?

SFCC Library has many textbooks for common classes available for a 2-hour loan in the library. Find out if they have your books at

For more information visit:

Need money to pay for school?

The FAFSA is available!

A completed FAFSA is required for students to be able to qualify for financial aid and also to qualify for some scholarships.

Students hoping to receive financial aid for Spring and Summer 2020 should fill out the 2019-20 FAFSA.

Students preparing for Fall 2020 should fill out the 2020-2021 FAFSA, which is also available.

Please contact the financial aid office with questions:, 428-1268

SFCC SOW – Spirit of Writing Art and Justice Collective spring meetings begin Jan. 21

Please join SFCC and Santa Fe Community members to explore and create events and learning opportunities about the intersections of art and justice.

All writers, artists, readers, performers, appreciators, thinkers are welcome.

Tuesdays from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Room 414A

For more information, please email or call (505) 428-1467.

Spring 2020 Payment Information

There will not be administrative drops in the Spring 2020 semester.

Students should have one of the following payment arrangements in place by the first day of class, January 21, 2020:

  • Payment in full
  • Payment plan
  • Preauthorized financial aid
  • Third-party payment. If you need to arrange third-party payment, please contact Linda Pena at 428-1871

Contact the Cashier’s office with questions, 428-1211.

Katie Besser Student Awards - submit your work for consideration

SFCC Liberal Arts and Media Arts
Katie Besser Student Awards Call for submissions!

Deadline for entry: noon on Monday, March 9, 2020
Prizes: Winners in each category receive $50, runners-up $25

  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Creative Non-fiction
  • Academic Essay
  • Text/Image
  • Instructor-nominated
  • en Español

Winners will be considered for the Richard Bradford Scholarship.

All winners, runners-up, and honorable mentions will be published in Accolades and invited to read at the celebration at Meow Wolf in May.


First SFCC student recipient of NMCWA scholarship

Student Allison Kittel is the first-ever SFCC student recipient of the New Mexico State Committee for the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ Scholarship. Allison will be receiving a $2500 ($1250 per semester) scholarship in 2020-2021. This was the organization’s first award to a community college and was years in the making with great help from Dean Bernadette Jacobs, Barbara Bloomberg, Jackie M, Kelly Smith and the NMCWA Scholarship Award Committee.

The New Mexico State Committee furthers the mission of The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. For more information visit:

Former student Taz Bramlette featured in January Eldorado Living

The artist spotlight in the January edition of Eldorado Living, a print-only magazine for residents of greater Eldorado, featured former SFCC woodworking student Taz Bramlette. In the article, Taz mentions his experience in the fine woodworking program at SFCC as being a catalyst in the evolution of his craft. He studied woodturning at SFCC for approximately 6 years.

Photo: Spalted cottonwood crotch vessel. First place and best in show at NM State Fair


Student journalists featured in Reporter's State of the Art

SFCC student-journalists Tintawi Kaigziabiher, Tristan Van Cleave and TMP student-journalist Maya Aronson were featured in last week’s Santa Fe Reporter cover story, State of the Art. These students are all members of the 2019 Fall cohort for the NM Fund for Public Interest Journalism, a project of the Santa Fe Reporter.


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In Memoriam: James David Harrell

James David Harrell, a Santa Fe Community College professor in the early days of the college, passed away on January 9, 2020. His son Jonathan is an Advisor at SFCC. His daughter Kathryn also worked as a temp Advisor in TRiO.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Santa Fe, 1200 Old Pecos Trail.

Read his obituary at