Campus Weekly

New SFCC Governing Board members sworn in

The SFCC Governing Board Regular Session on January 22 included the swearing in of new Governing Board members Piér Quintana (above left) and Jody Pugh (above right) by Judge Patricio Serna. In addition, new officers were elected for a one-year term: Jack Sullivan, Chair; George Gamble, Ph.D., Vice Chair; and Jody Pugh, Secretary.

You can watch the whole meeting on SFCC’s YouTube Channel: SFCC Board Meeting 1-22-2020

News and Announcements

Facilities and Operations (formerly POM) moved to Room LL305

The Facilities and Operations (formerly Plant Operations and Management) offices and maintenance shop will undergo renovations beginning in February. During construction, Facilities and Operations staff and offices will temporarily move to the West Wing, Lower Level, Room LL305. They will be open for business in the new location beginning Monday, January 27.
For assistance or more information, please contact Office Coordinator Antonette Tapia at 428-1670.

Congratulate Dean Bernadette Jacobs on her retirement at 3 p.m. Thursday

Join the college in celebrating Dean Bernadette Jabobs’ retirement from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 in the Visual Arts Gallery.

We thank her for her hard work, dedication and service to our students.

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

As part of the Black History Month art display, the Black History/LGBTQAI+ Planning Committee is soliciting the participation of SFCC faculty and staff.
Our theme is “Shades of Color” and we’re asking you to submit the following:

  • A nice “professional” picture of yourself
  • Your department and title at SFCC
  • Your favorite quote (if not original, please cite the author of the quote)

The deadline to participate is January 27.
Please email your photo and quote and with any questions.


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.


Fishbowl events: Feb. 20 and 21

PDAC has scheduled its first fishbowl events. PDAC is hosting discussions around the idea of “What Does it Mean to Be a Hispanic Serving Institution?”

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Boardroom
10 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in the Jemez Rooms

PDAC would like to encourage as much participation as possible. These discussions will enrich SFCC’s PDAC strategic planning retreat.

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 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.

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, 1/22/20, “Meeting on Richards Ave. rescheduled” Meeting rescheduled after recent snowstorm to Feb. 11.

Santa Fe New Mexican, 1/18/20, “My View: Kandis Merrill: Get passionate about mass transit”
Read student Kandis Merrill’s opinion piece about how strenghthening mass transit will help students and the community.

Student Spotlight

Free and confidential counseling available to students

SFCC Counseling Services provides free and confidential counseling to students. Please come by and meet our staff. We are located in Suite 201 adjacent to the Enrollment Center.

Janelle Johnson, MA, LPCC, Senior Counselor
Rosalie Lipfert, LMSW, Counselor
Bianca Ovalle, Art Therapy Intern
Mariliana Lopez Cabrera, student worker and campus outreach

You can contact us at or call 428-1682. Counselors are available 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Counselors can assist you with:

  • Low Motivation
  • Stress Management
  • Community Referrals
  • Relationship Problems
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Sexual Assault
  • Gender Identity
  • Substance Abuse
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Loss
  • Family Concerns
  • Test Anxiety



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

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.


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.

Campus Center Meeting for students at noon on Feb. 5

The Student Government Association invites students to a meeting from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in the campus center. Pepperoni and cheese pizza will be served.

Employee Announcements

SFCC cited in city press release, "Santa Fe named a sustainable city of the year"

Amanda Hatherly, SFCC’s Director of Center of Excellence, New Mexico EnergySmart Academy has been working on a curriculum and training program to reduce water use at restaurants, hotels and other commercial properties. She shared a City of Santa Fe press release that cites SFCC’s role , “Santa Fe named sustainable city of the year”

The press relase states, “A new partnership with the Santa Fe Community College, funded by a National Science Foundation Grant, was formed to develop workforce curriculum and training certifications in an effort to expand the number of auditors for restaurants, hotels and other commercial properties.”

Kudos to Amanda Hatherly for her hard work in contributing to Santa Fe’s water sustainability!

Be safe in the snow

Winter Safety at SFCC

  • Wear proper footwear & clothing
  • Watch your step
  • Don’t walk and use your phone
  • Stay on cleared pathways
  • Be safe on the roads


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Student gets new role at Enterprise Bank & Trust

Congratulations to SFCC student Uriah Cachora who was profiled in the Los Alamos Daily Post regarding her new job as Assistant Vice President for Community Development at Enterprise Bank and Trust. Uriah Cachora is pursuing a degree in business. Read the full story, “Spotlight on EBT’s Uriah Cachora and Her Community Outreach Efforts.”

Photo Credit: Carol Clark, Los Alamos Daily Post.