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Lina Germann takes SFCC Governing Board oath of office

Governing Board Member Lina Germann, Ph.D.

Lina Germann, Ph.D., was sworn in as the newest elected member of the SFCC Governing Board on January 24. Dr. Germann was sworn in by the Judge Bruce Black, who served as a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico from 1995 to 2017, during an online ceremony.
“Thank you so much – it’s a very, very precious moment for me,” said Germann. “Thanks to everyone here who helped me get to this moment.”

She was elected on November 7, 2023 to serve a six-year term on the Santa Fe Community College Governing Board in Board Position # 2.

Prior to her role on the Board, Germann has been a STEM educator, chemist and advocate for education for 26 years in Santa Fe.

Here are highlights from her biography:

Lina Germann, Ph.D., (during an online ceremony) takes the oath of office to become the newest elected member of SFCC’s governing board.

Lina Germann, Ph.D., MBA
Since moving to Santa Fe in 1997, Germann has been an advocate for STEM Education and education in New Mexico.

She has been an active community member, spearheading large community events, leading after-school STEM programs, as well as serving on local boards and committees.
In 2016, Germann founded STEM Santa Fe, an award-winning New Mexico 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which advocates for, develops and provides STEM programming, mentoring and resources for all youth, especially under-represented groups in STEM.

During her seven years leading STEM Santa Fe as its CEO, STEM Santa Fe earned multiple awards including Non-Profit of the Year for NM Excellence in STEM by AFRL-NM in 2018 and Piñon Visionary Award by Santa Fe Community Foundation in 2022.
In addition, in 2023, she was honored among Women in Technology by New Mexico Technology Council—she received the STEM Equity and Inclusion award by NM Out-of-School Time Network, and in 2022 she was named Mentor of the Year for New Mexico Excellence in STEM by AFRL-NM.

Germann has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Boston College and an MBA from University of New Mexico. She is passionate about education as a path to achieve prosperity.

SFCC looks forward to working with Dr. Lina Germann. The next Governing Board meeting is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 in the Board Room (Room 223). The January Board Meeting was cancelled due to a lack of a quorum.

Stop by Student Success and Wellness Expo from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday

Encourage students to stop by the Student Success an Wellness Expo from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30 and Wednesday, Jan. 31 in the Campus Center. Enjoy popcorn and sip on mocktails, while learning about resources: including physical resources, intellectual resources, occupational resources, environmental resources and financial resources. There will be raffles and opportunities to win free prizes!

Questions? Contact or call 505-428-1349.

Attend CE art opening from 2-4 p.m. Thursday outside room 567

Everyone is invited to join Continuing Education in celebrating the amazing and inspiring art of CE students and instructors during the opening on February 1 or stop by before the show closes in mid-May. Please invite your friends and neighbors, who might be inspired to take a CE art class.

SFCC Library’s Writing Generation Series for creative writers: Jenna Lopez creative session at 6 p.m. Wed.; register now

SFCC & IAIA Creative Writing Programs partner to present free online series

Santa Fe Poet Laureate Janna Lopez launched the series with a reading last Wednesday. Even if you missed last week’s session, you can join the creative writing session this Wednesday.
Register to get the link and updates here:

The Santa Fe Community College Library and SFCC’s Creative Writing program have partnered with the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) undergraduate Creative Writing Program for The Writing Generation Series. This free online series is open to the public and consists of two types of events: readings by New Mexico writers and creative sessions when attendees will be given writing prompts and time to write.

If you missed last week’s reading by Janna Lopez you can now watch it here:

This video is from the Jan. 24 reading of “such is” by Janna Lopez Santa Fe Poet Laureate. You still can register for the free creative writing session on Jan. 31.

Join Janna Lopez Santa Fe Poet Laureate Ambassador in a creative writing session on Wednesday, Jan. 31

Everyone is invited to the creative session at 6 p.m. January 31, when Lopez will share her creative approach of self-conversation with attendees.

Register to get a Zoom link on Wednesday morning at

Read the full press release with Jenna Lopez’s bio here.

The series will continue with readings and creative sessions throughout the spring. The public is encouraged to join some or all of the free online events.

Future series events:

Manny Loley Reading on Wednesday, February 21 at 6 p.m.
Manny Loley Creative Session on Wednesday, February 28 at 6 p.m.

Serena Rodriguez Reading on Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m.
Serena Rodriguez Creative Session on Wednesday, April 3 at 6 p.m.

Final Attendee Reading (to shed the spotlight on the online event participants and attendees), May 1 at 6 p.m.

Learn more about SFCC and IAIA creative writing programs:


For more information on The Writing Generation Series, please contact SFCC Library Director Valerie Nye at or 505-428-1506.

Call for Volunteers for Free Dental Clinic this April – Learn how on Jan. 30

Learn how to become a volunteer for New Mexico Mission of Mercy (NM MOM) during a free, two-day dental/medical clinic April 26 and 27. Listen to Dental Health Program Director Aamna Nayyar, DDS, talk about the roles and responsibilities for volunteers and how to sign up on these radio shows:

Tuesday, January 30:

  • 9 a.m. on Que Suave, KSWV
  • 3 p.m. on the Richard Eeds Show

SFCC’s Dental Program is partnering with NM MOM for the event which requires more than 1,000 volunteers. The free clinic provides basic dental care including extractions, fillings, cleanings, limited root canals and temporary tooth replacement and limited medical treatment, consultation, and education More info is here:

‘Unlimited Breadsticks’ exhibition closes Wednesday

“Unlimited Breadsticks,” an exhibition featuring art by SFCC’s drawing and painting instructors, opened with a reception on Jan. 18 in the SFCC Visual Arts Gallery. The exhibition continues through Wednesday, Feb. 1, so stop by this week if you haven’t seen it.

The exhibition includes work by:

  • Julia Catron
  • Del Curfman
  • Steven Eckert
  • Jennifer Lynch
  • Gary Kim
  • Kathleen Richards
  • Anne Rocheleau
  • Sudeshna Sengupta
  • Shane Tolbert
  • Jared Weiss

The exhibition continues through Feb. 1. Stop by between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Help SMILES Club fundraise to attend dental conference

Please help our SMILES Club (students from Dental program) fundraise to attend the dental conference.
To buy tickets, please contact Diego A Ortiz at 505-428-1258 or email:
Please buy tickets now!!! Deadline to purchase tickets: January 31, 2024. Lots of cool prizes to win (see flyer above).
Thanks to ALL the donors.

SFCC SNA Blood Drive Feb. 6 – register now

Student Nurses Association Club Blood Drive Hosted by Vitalant

Vitalant will be hosting a blood drive in the

SFCC board room February 6, 2024 12:00- 3:30 p.m. 

Appointments open for free tax assistance

Service available from Jan. 29 to April 15

SFCC and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will offer in-person tax assistance and preparation by 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 now at Tax preparation services will be done on SFCC’s main campus in rooms 408 and 410.

The State Coordinator of AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program Gene Varela said, “We’re delighted to partner again with Santa Fe Community College to offer this free service through AARP’s Foundation. We require appointments.  Services are being offered in classrooms near the spacious Campus Center at SFCC.”

All appointments can be made online. Individuals who do not have internet access can call 505-428-1780 beginning Jan. 30. Appointments, which are expected to quickly fill, will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning Monday, Jan. 29 and ending Monday, April 15. For information, please leave a voicemail at 505-428-1780. Volunteers will return calls when possible. Multiple year returns may also require multiple appointments.

Tax-Aide services are not available during any holidays observed by SFCC including Spring Break from March 25 through April 1. Tax-Aide services will also observe all SFCC closures and weather delays. Appointments affected by weather delays or closures will be rescheduled. Visit to see notices of weather delays or closures.

Intake and other forms may be picked up at the site during tax preparation hours or you may download these forms at  Please arrive 15-30 minutes early for your appointment.

Please note: Individual appointments must be made for each member of a household or group that is filing a return. For taxpayers who are married and filing jointly, both individuals must be present to sign documents. Exceptions may be made only when a spouse is unable to be present due to health issues.

See details of what to bring at:

New expanded fitness hours have begun

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to add more fitness time to your schedule, please note the new expanded hours at William C. Witter Fitness Education Center (FEC) that have begun on Jan. 16. This extension of open hours runs continuously through all interims and the remainder of 2024.

The new hours for the FEC other than the pool:
Mon.-Thurs. 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

New pool hours:
Mon.-Fri. 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sat. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

The new hours go into effect at the start of the spring term on Jan. 16.

Please visit to see rules regarding use of the Fitness Center and more.

Become an ESL or Basic Literacy Tutor – trainings in February

Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe’s 12-hour training workshop prepares volunteers to tutor adults in English as a Second Language or Basic Literacy.

ESL Tutor Training
Orientation: Online, Thursday, February 8, 4-6 p.m.
Training: In Person, Friday, February 9 & Saturday, February 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
(There will also be a 2-hour follow-up workshop.)

Basic Literacy Tutor Training
Orientation: In person,  Thursday, February 29, 4-6 p.m.
Training: In person training Saturday, March 2, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (with a lunch break).

For more information, please call 505-428-1353 or visit to apply to be a tutor.

Volunteers needed; register now for NM MOM free dental event on April 26-27

Every year the New Mexico Mission of Mercy Dental Event travels to a different city in our state to offer free dental services to those most in need. This year, the event will be April 26-27 at the Santa Fe Convention Center. The group needs about 1,000 volunteers to help with the event. SFCC is a major partner in this event. SFCC’s Dental Health Program Director Dr. Aamna Nayyar and a team from SFCC’s Health and Sciences will be working with volunteers to get ready for the event. Any and all volunteers from the community are encouraged to apply before April 9 at You can also register by scanning the QR code in the graphic above.

The free dental clinic will help underserved New Mexicans. The free service will include everyone from homeless veterans to working adults who do not have the funds to pay for dental care. Many young children are served during the event.

Be a part of the largest charity event in the state. When you register you can let organizers know when you would be able to volunteer. Volunteers are needed throughout the event. No special skills are required. Invite your neighbors and friends to participate with you. When you register you’ll be given information on available meals during volunteer hours, etc.

Latest ‘Inside SFCC’ available

The latest Inside SFCC issue includes a video (produced by Doreen Gallegos) with Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos, Ed.D,, President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., Executive Director of SFCC Foundation Kelly Marquez and SGA President Ayden Young. All express their gratitude. Photo by Chris Corrie taken at SFCC Biowall in the Health and Sciences building.

You should have received a link to Inside SFCC via email during Winter Break. If you did not, check out the latest edition here. The issue is a celebration of the last year and an expression of gratitude to all.

Want to make sure you get every issue? Subscribe to Inside SFCC.

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.

Virtual Résumé Workshop noon Jan. 30

Learn how to build a strong résumé and get résumé feedback from a Career and Transfer Advisor. Go to the Career and Transfer Services page to access the meeting link –

Questions? Email career.

Congratulations Fall Graduates

Important information for Fall Graduates from the Office of the Registrar:


Diplomas will be sent by the end of January, both digitally and through traditional mail.
(This is the one you put in a frame.)

Official Transcripts

You may go online to request your official transcripts at Transcripts are your official, legal document to show you have been awarded a degree or certificate.
(This is the one you send to your employer, transfer college, etc.)


Please monitor your emails during the week of Feb 5-9 for an invitation to the Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremony. The Commencement Ceremony will be held on May 11, 2024.
(This is the celebration of your achievement/s.)

Commencement regalia (cap, gown, and tassel) information is pending. Continue to check your email and announcements for information when it becomes available. Commencement details will be in your invitation. 

Explore opportunities to work with young children

There are three options at SFCC to build your résumé, gain early childhood work experience and get paid! Check out the APRENDE Early Childhood Teacher Apprenticeship Program, apply for work study positions at Kids Campus by contacting, or Child Care On Call worker positions.

Petition to Graduate in Spring 2024

If you are eligible to graduate, you can now submit your petition to graduate next spring. The application opened in MySFCC on December 10. Graduates will be able to RSVP for spring commencement beginning in February.

SFCC announces Fall 2023 Dean’s list

Congratulations to SFCC’s students on the Fall 2023 Dean’s List! See the full list:

Sculpture installation -“Constant Transformation”

Installation by sculpture student Rocio Rodriguez Linares, “Constant Transformation,” in TATC hallway, if entering from Visual Arts Building past the first classroom on the right.

Deadline to apply for Student Parent Alliance is Feb. 4

Student Parent Alliance Members can earn $15 an hour. Applications are open until Feb. 4.
Alianza de Padres Estudiantes de SFCC. Inscribase antes del 4 de Febrero.

Student parents’ voices are valued. Encourage student parents to apply here by Feb. 4 to be part of the Student Parent Alliance. Alliance members advise on activities, family friendly spaces on campus, and college policy and help lead family events. Members receive a stipend ($15 per hour) for their time.

Follow Student Parent Success Program on social media!

Financial Aid News: 2024-2025 FAFSA now open ; SFCC scholarship and loan applications opened Jan. 2

The Department of Education announced that the newly overhauled 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, opened to students and families by December 31, 2023.

The SFCC Spring 2024 Scholarship Application will be available on January 2, 2024.
The SFCC Spring 2024 Student Loan Application will be available on January 2, 2024.

Questions? Call 505-428-1268 or email

Upcoming Parent and Family Events

Student parents can become more fully engaged with the college and other parents by participating in a variety of parent and family events this semester. These events help them succeed as students, as well as parents.

This week: Family Story Time & Growing a Scientist!

Upcoming Parent and Family Events:

Jan. 30, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Family Story Time – “The Mitten”

Jan.31, 3:30 – 5 p.m. On a Roll: Growing a Scientist with Explora Children’s Museum. Registration Required:

Feb. 1, 2 – 5 p.m. Family Friendly Group Study Hours

Feb. 5, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Designing Family Friendly Spaces on Campus

Feb. 5, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Educación Financiera Familiar

Feb. 8, 2  – 5 p.m. Family Friendly Group Study Hours

Feb. 12, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Educación Financiera Familiar

Feb. 13, 5:30 – 7 p.m. Designing Family Friendly Spaces on Campus

Check the family and parent events web page for updates.

Students can bring their child(ren) with them while they study/do homework for class at the Family Friendly Group Study Hours at the SFCC Library. It’s an opportunity to meet other student parents and give their child(ren) a place to play and learn. Snacks, toys and children’s activities provided. Student parents are welcome to attend with or without children. It’s from 2 to 5 p.m. on most Thursdays. Check schedule.
Hosted by the SFCC Student Parent Alliance.

Mark your calendars for HESI Nursing Admission Exams in Jan. and Feb.

East Wing Eatery is hiring student employees

The East Wing Eatery needs student employees. Contact Rosina Chaparro at to learn more and apply.

Student Writing Awards – submit entries through March 1, 2024

Entries are being accepted for the SFCC writing awards now through 12 noon on March 1, 2024.
Categories include poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, academic essay, image/photography, instructor-nominated, & en español. Winners receive $50 and runners-up receive $25

Winners, runners-up, and honorable mentions will all be published in Accolades, will be invited to read at the celebration, and will also be considered for the SFCC Foundation Richard Bradford Memorial Creative Writing Scholarship.

  • Applicants must be enrolled in at least three credits and should not yet have earned a degree.
  • Entries should be no more than 5 pages in length, typed, and attached as Word documents (or jpgs for images/photography).
  • No more than 6 submissions, excluding instructor nominations.
  • Please remove any identifying information from the entries.

Email submissions (or questions) to Please include name, A#, phone number, and the titles & categories of entries.

Counseling services available for students

Apply now for AwardSpring Scholarships

Here are the requirements that must be met for all Foundation scholarships for the Fall 2023 semester:

  • GPA (2.5 or higher)
  • Completion Rate (67% or higher)
  • Satisfactory Academic Status
  • Enrollment (6 credit hours or higher)
  • FAFSA on file
  • Completed Financial Aid file

For more assistance and information, please contact The Financial Aid office at

Schedule an online FAFSA appointment

Students who need FAFSA assistance can now schedule an appointment via a Calendly link. There are no longer weekly virtual FAFSA hours during the fall semester. 

Scheduling via Calendly allows students to schedule a specific time, allowing the time needed to complete their FAFSA. At this time, with many students inquiring for FAFSA assistance, the virtual hours wouldn’t allow for great one-on-one assistance.

Seeking Student Recruitment Ambassador

Are you outgoing and enjoy working with people? Join our student recruitment team!

The Office of Recruitment and Student Outreach is hiring a Student Recruitment Ambassador to assist with leading campus tours for individuals and large groups, to support SFCC’s Recruitment and Dual Credit team and assist with projects as needed. Our Ambassador will also participate in community and Santa Fe Public School events like college and career fairs and application drives.

Please contact Daniela Gurule at or 505-428-1149 if you are interested!

Interested in helping others? Campus Cupboard is seeking student employees

Interested in helping others? Campus Cupboard is hiring three Students as Campus Cupboard, The Exchange and Office Ambassadors.

Interested call 505-428-1582  or email

Students will work a maximum 20 hours per week. Must be registered for at least 3 CR in summer and 6 CR in fall and maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Pay is $15/hour. Students do not need to be work-study eligible.

Ambassadors make a difference by providing excellent customer service, completing and fulfilling online and in-person orders, coordinating on-campus delivery events, maintaining inventory reports and ensuring products are readily available, maintaining a positive atmosphere, ensuring the cleanliness of space, and providing other opportunities to make a difference. Assist with campus events and activities. Ambassadors may have some physical requirements to fulfill.

Students: Need childcare? Make sure you’re on the Kids Campus waitlist

When a spot comes available at the Kids Campus, students get priority placement. Kids Campus wants to support student parents and hopes that those needing childcare will get on the waitlist.

Children of degree-seeking SFCC students, SFCC employees, and full-time students at the Higher Education Center are prioritized for placement to support a two-generation philosophy of education at the college.

Visit the Kids Campus website for more information. Students receive a 10% discount on the cost of Kids Campus and N.M. Early Childhood Education and Care Development offers Child Care Assistance to income-eligible students.

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 | |

Plan on attending in-person follow-up Interact Communications session at 9 a.m. Feb. 6 in Jemez Rooms

President Becky Rowley sent this invitation to employees last week:

Faculty and staff members are invited to attend an important and insightful follow-up session hosted by Interact Communications, scheduled for Tuesday, February 6, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Jemez Rooms. This session will build on the momentum generated during the preliminary campus-wide communications and discovery sessions that took place during the previous fall semester. To foster open and meaningful face-to-face discourse, it has been requested that this event take place in-person.

Agenda Highlights: Welcome and Introductions – Staff and Faculty (9 to 9:30 a.m.)

  • Outcomes of the fall Discover session
  • Next steps in utilizing stakeholder input
  • Moving forward with an operational approach
  • Connection to Strategic Planning and College goals

Environmental Scan Review – Staff and Faculty (9:30 – 10:30 a.m.)

  • Market opportunities
  • Business and community insights
  • Hot jobs and declining industries
  • Personas of prospective students

The visit from Interact Communications will also include a variety of additional breakout sessions designed around feedback from specific programs, departments, and areas of focus. Invitations for these breakout sessions will be delivered in a separate message.

Your participation is crucial as we delve deeper into these important topics that directly impact our community college. Thank you for contributing to this significant process of discovery.

Please save the date, and we look forward to your active participation.

Best regards,

Becky Rowley, Ph.D.
SFCC President

Dive into Open Content: OER Licensing and Resources – By Jennifer Jordan

The video is a training conducted by Jennifer Jordan at UNM.  The training is an introduction to Online Educational Resources (OER).  She covers locating OER, creating OER, and integrating materials into courses.

Register for Suicide Prevention Training (QPR) either at 1 or 3:30 p.m. Feb. 15

Please join us in learning QPR, a nationally renowned, evidence-based suicide prevention program on Thursday, Feb. 15.  Dr. Marvel Harrison helps participants increase ease in talking about suicide and provides practical steps we can take to help people at risk. Register for either Session I (1 to 2:30 p.m.) or Session II (3:30 to 5 p.m.) at

Become a QPR Trainer – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 16

Learn to teach QPR classes in your community:

Friday, February 16, 2024
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Santa Fe Community College Board Room

Register now:

Meet LaNysha Adams, Ph.D., Director of the Wellness Center

LaNysha Adams, Ph.D., is the Director of the Student Wellness Center.

Meet LaNysha Adams, Ph.D., a seven-time award-winning author of “Me Power” and Director of the Student Wellness Center. Beyond her dedication to education for over 20 years at various levels, she’s a mother of two, language enthusiast, and avid traveler. Dr. Adams holds degrees from California State University San Marcos, Columbia University, and the University of New Mexico. She is a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Advisor and an Institutional Ethnography Board Member of the International Sociological Association. Her passion lies in reshaping professional development as a continual cycle of unlearning, learning, and relearning. Dr. Adams has been featured on prestigious platforms such as The Roland Martin Show, American Heart Association, Reader’s Digest, Fox Business, Washington Business Journal, The Journal of Emergency Medical Services, Bold Journey Magazine, Blavity, Inc., Brown Girl Collective Book Club, numerous podcasts, and various syndicated radio shows.

For a free electronic copy of Me Power, click here.

“I hold a newly established position at the college, being the first of its kind, especially with the recent introduction of the Student Wellness Center (SWC). In this role, I take on a leadership role within the SWC as the Director, dedicated to promoting inclusivity and making a significant impact on the non-academic aspects of students’ lives. Acknowledging that a leader is only as strong as their team, I am fortunate to lead a stellar group, including Administrative Assistant Isabella Jefferson, Counselor Leah Goldstein, Student Accessibility Services Case Manager Monique Romero, Student Resources Coordinator Dr. Nancy Gonzalez, and Student Worker Joanna Johnson.”

“I’m excited to join SFCC because I get to bring my skills in data analytics, programming, and connecting with people to offer comprehensive non-academic support and promote holistic well-being for ALL students, including those in Adult Basic Education, English to Speakers of Other Languages, and Continuing Education.”

LaNysha Adams, Ph.D., Director of Student Wellness Center

Contact LaNysha Adams, Ph.D., by calling 505-428-1046 or via email at

5th Annual Foto Forum SF members juried group exhibition opens from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2

Tintype Portrait of Sage Paisner by Victor Yañez-Lazcano
Tintype Portrait of Sage Paisner by Victor Yañez-Lazcano

Sage Paisner, SFCC Head of Photography, also serves as Executive Director of Foto Forum Santa Fe. He invites all to Foto Forum’s upcoming exhibition.

What: Opening Reception for the 5th Annual Foto Forum Santa Fe Members Juried Group Exhibition

Where: Foto Forum Santa Fe, 1714 Paseo de Peralta, Snta Fe, NM 87501. Free to the public.

When: Opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, February 2

Exhibition runs from Friday, February 2 to Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 12-5 pm or by appointment

Spring Online Teaching & Training Learning Opportunities

Online Teaching & Learning present opportunities for training funded by Title V this spring. Explore Quality Matters Workshops at Reach out to the OTL Department for more information. To register contact Michelle Renteria at or 505-428-1166.

Academic Referral Reminder

Please don’t forget about our early alert/academic referral process this spring semester. The academic referral form allows both faculty and academic advisors to support students in an intentional and comprehensive way – providing wrap around services to our students.

If you have a student who is struggling in the classroom, please let the advising team know via the academic referral form. The sooner the advisor learns of your concern through the form, which requires VPN access, the better as it increases their chance of successfully intervening and supporting faculty/students at a pivotal point in time.

The electronic form is located on
Click on SFCC Connect (Intranet)
Select Academic Referral 2023-24, under Featured Links (Left Side of Page)

Referrals are routed instantaneously to an advisor. Advisors reach out to their advisee via phone/email. They check in, explain the reason for their outreach, and determine how to best help based upon their dialogue with the student in addition to the information submitted within the referral. Depending upon the situation, advisors educate/offer options, provide holistic care, strategize with a student, make referrals to others on campus resources, etc. Once the concern is addressed, the advisor updates the referral status and enters their notes in the system, which will update the faculty member on the outcome of the referral if they log back in to check the status. Faculty access this information by clicking into the referral response via the email confirmation of their submission (click show approval history and then show approval comments).

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out via phone at 505-428-1275 or by email at

Step-by-step academic referral guide

January Computer Updates

Effective Wednesday January 17 at 7:00 p.m. Microsoft Operating System and Office updates will be deployed. You will have until Wednesday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m. to install these updates at your convenience. After the deadline the updates will be installed automatically and force a restart of your machine.

It is critical to install Security/Windows updates to protect your systems from malicious attacks. Please install these patches as soon as you receive notification that you have updates to install. The updates may take some time to install so please plan accordingly.

For iMac users no action necessary, updates will be installed automatically overnight every third Tuesday of each month.

If you need assistance, please contact the Service Desk at (505) 428-1222.

Shane Tolbert, Over Committed & Okay, 2023, Acrylic on Canvas, 52×32 in.
Shane Tolbert, Academic Director of Arts & Design

Shane Tolbert solo exhibition – Memory Dilemma at McClain Gallery in Houston
Jan. 13 – Feb. 24

McClain Gallery is happy to announce Shane Tolbert’s third solo exhibition: Memory Dilemma. The exhibition expounds on the artist’s process based work, including figurative drawings for the first time, alongside his painting and collage work. Playing off of Tolbert’s layering technique, the drawings reveal a cyclical return to imagery, thought process, and the way themes are honed through thoughtful play and automatic response.  Tolbert furthers his experimental practice and mines the studio as a place of potential: somewhere memory and experience, stored in his body and muscle, can translate onto canvas or paper and tell him something he didn’t know before. As Tolbert puts it: “[Memory and experience] accumulate in my emotional state each day I enter the studio and compound in the work over time like sedimentary layers of mudslides and volcanic ash.” Studio ephemera, like painter’s tape, often makes it into the finished work, as a reminder of the originating space. Read full press release at:

Generative AI Syllabus Policy Consults with Sarah Hood: one-on-one, small group or departmental

Want to create a Generative AI policy for your syllabus but not sure where to start? Sarah Hood is happy to provide a 1-on-1, small-group or departmental consultation. Book an appointment here:

WOW awards – nominate an outstanding coworker today!

The Office of Human Resources recognizes WOW recipients for their dedicated work and commitment to Santa Fe Community College.

Please be sure to nominate someone who you think is doing a great job here at SFCC.

The award is a $25.00 gift certificate from Amazon.
The submission form can be found at the SFCC Connect portal, Home » Online Forms/Surveys/Tests » Online Forms » Office of Human Resources or nominate by reaching out to Katie Cadena Priebe at

SFCC professor, SFLR contributors and artists participate in “Giving Voice to Image 11” exhibition at ViVO Contemporary through March 24

 Genevieve Betts, assistant professor at SFCC, is among the artists featured in “Giving Voice To Image 11” a collaboration of artists and local poets. Learn more about the exhibition in the recent ViVO Contemporary Newsletter. The show opened with a reading and reception on January 5 and runs January 5 – March 24. Several former and current SFLR contributors and art students are participating. (Noted below, there might be others who are unidentified.)

2024 Poet / Artist Pairings

H. Marie Aragon  /  Ilse Bolle (exhibited at SFCC)
Nancy Beauregard SFCC ALUM   /  Nina Glaser (in this year’s SFLR)
Genevieve Betts (SFCC faculty)  /  Barrie Brown
Mary Dezember  /  Norma Alonzo
Frank Falcone  /  Warren Keating
Joyce Hayden  /  Laurinda Stockwell
Michou Landon  / Tracy King 
Kristian Macaron  /  Gary Oakley (in this year’s SFLR)
Jeanne Simonoff  (in a past issue of SFLR) /  Ann Laser (exhibited at SFCC)
John Macker  /  Opening Poem
Daron Mueller  /  Closing Poem

Minds Apart V 16 x 18 x 4 Handmade Paper, Encaustic, Silk and Found Objects by Ilse Bolle

November WOW – Krystel Sanchez

Congratulations to November 2023 WOW Award winner Krystel Sanchez nominated by Deyanira Contreras:

“Krystel Sanchez is the Aprende Early Childhood Teacher Apprentice Manager, even though she is not part of the Kids Campus team directly, Krystel always offers her help to cover classrooms when we are short staffed or with anything we need from helping in the classrooms to covering the front desk. Her teamwork spirit is outstanding. Krystel is an excellent manager of the Aprende program, her leadership is inspiring.”

Please be sure to nominate who you think is doing a great job here at SFCC. The submission form can be found at the SFCC Connect portal, or by reaching out to Katie Cadena Priebe,

CHESS — Collaborative for Higher Education Shared Services

CHESS Connection Newsletter – January 2024

If you’re wondering what’s happening with Workday, check out the latest CHESS Connection!

This new newsletter combines information about the wave 2 ERP schools, SIS, and Workday Learning as well as Workday support information.

Defensive Driving Certification Class February 7, 2024

As per policy 5-10, everyone is required to take a Defensive Driving Class prior to operating SFCC vehicles.

The next Defensive Driving Class has been scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday February 7, 2024 in the East Wing area in room 570. (Please arrive promptly or it will cause the class to go further in time.)

To receive full credit for the class, you must arrive promptly at 8 a.m. and attend the full 4-5 hours.

Please register by calling or emailing: X 1756 X 1403

Please provide the following information when you call or email us to make a reservation for the class:

  • Full name of individual attending.
  • Individual’s New Mexico driver license number; and a copy of the individuals driver’s license if not already on file
  • Department Name
  • Fleet vehicles are a great cost-effective way for employees to travel for work related reasons without incurring any personal vehicle expense and having to wait for a reimbursement.

If you have any questions about the program or the classes, please call Jackie or Steve at the numbers listed above.

CHESS Workday Learning Implementation

A team from SFCC is participating in a CHESS Workday Learning Implementation. Workday Learning is an Enterprise Learning Management System (LMS) aimed at the employee learning experience. It will be integrated within our existing Workday tenant to provide simplified access. The SFCC team includes HR, IT, Marketing, and OTL employees. The project kicked off on 9/21 and is expected to be completed in March.

Have any questions about the project? Contact Donna Castro in HR or Cori Bergen in IT.

Duplicating Center open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. in LL307

Opt-In to get Student Parent Success newsletter

Did you know that more than 1 in 5 college students nationally is a parent and that 42% of student parents are enrolled at community colleges? The Student Parent Success Program, a program of the SFCC Early Childhood Center of Excellence, distributes a monthly student parent newsletter, events, and resources to student parents. Please help us reach more student parents – staff and faculty, use this form to opt-in to our emails so that you receive information on events, resources, and opportunities that you can share with student parents: And student parents, use the form on our webpage to opt-in to our emails directly:

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 to SFCC, we’d love to introduce you to the our community. We’re happy you’re working with us at SFCC!


Mayra A. Gutierrez is the new director

of the state model office for First Born® and More

Mayra A. Gutierrez, First Born® and More Model Office Director

Meet Mayra A. Gutierrez, First Born® and More Model Office Director

Statewide program is based at Early Childhood Center of Excellence at SFCC

Mayra A. Gutierrez is the new director of the state model office First Born® and More, based in the Early Childhood Center of Excellence (ECCOE) at the college.

First Born® and More is a home visiting program and curriculum that supports families with children ages prenatal to five. The program’s mission is to increase the health and wellness of women who are pregnant, families parenting children (ages 0-5) and families adopting their first baby. Housed at SFCC’s Early Childhood Center of Excellence, the program provides statewide training, curriculum, technical assistance, and licensing of First Born® Programs throughout New Mexico and nationally. Based on the belief that well-supported families are the foundation of healthy communities, First Born® focuses on strong relationships and health in the early years.

Director of the Early Childhood Center of Excellence Catron Allred said, “We are thrilled to welcome Mayra Gutierrez to the Early Childhood Center of Excellence (ECCOE) at Santa Fe Community College as the director of the state model office for First Born® and More. Mayra brings extensive experience in home visiting at the state level to her role as director that will continue to elevate First Born® and More as New Mexico’s premier universal home-visiting program for all families with children newborn to age 5.

Gutierrez brings a wealth of experience in early childhood education, as well as a strong community-based perspective after a decade of work with the Partnership for Community Action, along with state government experience with the Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD).

“I am delighted to join SFCC and support the growth and development of the First Born® and More model, as well as the Institute for Innovative Family Programs,” Gutierrez said. As the mother of two boys – a two-and-a-half-year-old and seven-month-old, she understands the importance of her position.

Mayra A. Gutierrez bio:

Mayra A. Gutierrez, First Born® and More Model Office Director

Mayra A. Gutierrez was born and raised in the state of California. She was the first member of her family to graduate from high school and attend a four-year university. She isproud of her heritage, language and roots. Her family comes from the Southwest of Mexico from the state of Jalisco and city of Ocotlan. It is through the years she spent visiting her grandparents in Mexico that she learned the power that exists in living and working in community.

She graduated in 2011 from the University of New Mexico (UNM) with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in mathematics. She continued to expand her education by taking population health and education leadership courses at UNM and New Mexico Highland University. Education has been her inspiration and the vehicle of how she has been able to mentor, open pathways for others, and serve and give back to her community.

Gutierrez has worked in early childhood education since 2012. Has ten plus years of experience working in the non-profit sector and three and half years in state government. She has dedicated her professional career to working in hard-to-reach communities. Her professional experience ranges from non-profit administration, community organizing, family engagement, grant management, program, and leadership development.

Most recently, Gutierrez led the Family Support and Early Intervention Division, one of three divisions with the Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD). As Division Director she was instrumental in increasing provider rates for home visiting and early intervention service providers in New Mexico. She brought new evidence-based home visitation models to support families with diverse needs and unique experiences. She also expanded the perinatal case management state program, Families FIRST to the Northeast region of the state and strengthened the relationships with New Mexico’s managed care organizations.

In her previous role with Partnership for Community Action, Gutierrez created the first childcare provider network in the South Valley community of Albuquerque, called Educadores para los Niños del Futuro “Educators for the Children of the Future Network.” Through this initiative she worked closely with community childcare providers to get them licensed, trained, and certified in early childhood development and health & safety. This required collaboration with various state and local planning and zoning departments with financial support from various foundations. She is proud to have created a sustainable model that is recognized statewide and highlighted nationally by the Build Initiative.

For more information contact Mayra A. Gutierrez via email at or call 505-428-1059.

Spring CE registration open; many new offerings

New CE partnerships and new classes will help entrepreneurs and small business owners

Santa Fe Community College announces the 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 around town. Visit for tips on registering and to view the variety of offerings. With more than 180 classes offered, there are many opportunities for personal and professional growth. The Spring schedule has many new classes, including several to help entrepreneurs and small business owners.

SFCC Director of Continuing Education Nicholas “Nick” Wernicki, Ph.D., said, “The New Year is a great time to explore new opportunities. I’m very excited to announce our newest partnership with the Santa Fe Small Development Center and Century Bank to offer a series of four in-person classes on Tuesday evenings that will cover small business basics from start-up to succession planning. We also have many new classes this semester that will fuel people’s entrepreneurial spirit.”

The business partnership classes are offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and include: Strategic Business Alliances on February 13; Loans, Part 1 on February 20; Loans, Part 2 on February 27; Succession Planning for Your Business on March 3.

“The Santa Fe Small Business Development Center has been helping businesses start and grow since 1989,” said Santa Fe Small Business Development Center Director Deborah Collins. “Santa Fe Community College is our host institution and this partnership with SFCC’s CE department and Century Bank makes perfect sense. Together we hope to reach even more people through these trainings, increasing their awareness of the assistance available to them in their community.”

Century Bank Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager Christy R. Majors said, “We’re excited to partner with the SFCC CE department and the Santa Fe Small Business Development Center to help more people learn the financial and interpersonal skills to effectively operate their businesses.”

There are many new classes offered that could help fuel your entrepreneurial spirit.

Open Your Own Food Truck

File photo of student in Culinary Arts lab during Open House.

(9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 20-Feb. 10)

Have you always wanted to be your own boss? You can! But opening a business is risky, so you want to be smart about it. This course walks you through the entire process from dream to reality. It will cover whether to buy or lease the food truck, where to find new and used food trucks, how to get the money, the menu, marketing, financials, naming your business, the permits and licenses you will need, and the marketing necessary to make it go.

Instructor John Self was in restaurant management as general manager and vice president of operations of several restaurant chains. Along the way, he opened and owned three restaurants and a comedy club. After going back to school, he became a professor of hotel and restaurant management at the University of Alabama, Golden Gate University, and Cal Poly Pomona.

Introduction to Swift Programming (a programming language for Apple platforms)

(5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 20-April 30)

Swift and Xcode. Learn programming concepts in the Swift language, as well as software development and user interface concepts in the Xcode integrated development environment. Through a collection of hands-on labs and small projects, students will develop and test apps on various Apple devices, including iPads and iPhones. This course will prepare students for the Develop in Swift Fundamentals industry certification.

Registration includes the test fee for students to take industry certification. Previous programming experience is helpful but not required for this class.

Instructor Jim Sanborn is the Director of the Santa Fe Creative Coding Initiative and a Certified Swift Developer. He has been a computing professional for more than 40 years, working as a developer, technical leader, director, and educator for many organizations, including Intel, MITRE, UNM, and SFCC. He earned a BA in Math from the University of Rochester and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

Advance registration is required for CE classes through SFCC’s Continuing Education program.

If you have questions about the schedule or where to get a print copy, contact Continuing Education at or 505-428-1676. The CE staff can help you complete your registration.

Video of SFCC Library reading by Austin Eichelberger

SFCC Library and the SFCC Creative Writing program sponsored a reading with Austin Eichelberger from his novel in progress, “The Longdream.” Check out the video.

SFCC Library has launchpad tablets to lend for 3- to 5-year-old kids

The SFCC Library has six Launchpad learning tablets for children ages 3-5 years old. Launchpad learning tablets are loaded with apps, videos, storybooks, games just for kids. 100% secure. No internet needed. With an SFCC ID these tablets designed for kids can be used in the library’s Family Study Room and they can be checked out with headphones for four weeks at a time.

The Launchpad titles available at the SFCC Library are:
Estoy Listo Para Escuela, Food for Thought!, Learning Castle!
Pawsitively Scientific, Puppy Talk!, and School of Fun. Stop by the library’s main desk to request a Launchpad tablet. Questions? Contact the library at: or 505-428-1352.

Ongoing construction on Beckner Road; right turns only

Santa Fe County photo of intersection of Richards Ave. and Dinosaur Trail. Visit

Yay! The roundabout at Richards Ave. and Dinosaur Trail is now open. Please note: Some construction on Rabbit Road and other parts of Dinosaur Trail continues. Also, The Santa Fe New Mexican ran a story on Dec. 31 stating that the City is allowing right hand turns only on Beckner Road.

Here’s the official notice from Santa Fe County:

The Santa Fe County Public Works Department is excited to announce an early opening of the newly constructed roundabout at Richards Avenue and Dinosaur Trail. Effective Friday, October 20, 2023, at 3:00 pm Richards Ave will be fully operational and open to traffic. This is the second of six roundabouts slated for the Northeast and Southeast Connectors Roads Project.

While we are satisfied to reopen Richards Avenue in advance of schedule, we want to inform our residents that the west connection to Dinosaur Trail will be established at a later date. In the interim, the existing signalized intersection located south of this roundabout will remain in full operation to ensure consistent traffic flow. Moreover, the east connection to Rabbit Road is currently under construction and will be opened at a later date.   

On September 11, 2023, the contractor commenced work on this roundabout with the strict timeline to complete and reopen Richards Ave within (60) calendar days.  Due to an aggressive schedule and optimum weather, this work was completed in (40) days. 

This is a great example of the commitment made by Santa Fe County to the community, to streamline any disruptions to traffic while we complete this important road project. Santa Fe County envisions the Northeast and Southeast Connectors Roads project as the most dynamic transportation conduit of the Community College District, strengthening connectivity and safety in this growing community.

For additional information regarding the project, please visit or contact Johnny Baca, Project Manager 3, at

For any future road updates please sign up for Alert Santa Fe.

Re: Beckner Road. According to a Nov. 2 story in the Santa Fe New Mexican, Beckner Road will have ongoing construction for six to eight months. Read the story, “Beckner “Road to be closed for six to eight more months, city says” A story in the Dec. 30 issue of the Santa Fe New Mexican stated, “Santa Fe says Beckner Road is all right (turns) for now”

See video of Genevieve Betts’ Poetry Reading

If you missed Genevieve Betts’ reading of poems from “A New Kind of Tongue,” you can now watch the video.

You can learn more about her book and the recent event here.

Construction of NE/SE Connector Road(s) in Santa Fe County Postponed for Winter Season

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The following message was sent by Santa Fe County on Dec. 8, 2023.

Construction of NE/SE Connector Road(s) in Santa Fe County Postponed for Winter Season
NE SE Connector Construction Zones
Santa Fe, NM- Santa Fe County Public Works announces the postponement of pavement and weather-sensitive construction for the Northeast and Southeast Connector Roads project beginning Friday, December 15, 2023. To date, approximately 90% of the earthwork and 85% of waterline and drainage culverts have been installed, with two of the six roundabouts open to traffic.

Santa Fe County Public Works will however continue to work during the winter months installing solar lighting, waterline, and drainage culverts on the Southeast Connector and Avenida Del Sur as weather permits. Public access within the work zones is strictly prohibited. Traffic control and barricades will be in place along the following construction zones:

Northeast Connector west of Richards Ave to existing Rabbit Road.
Southeast Connector south of Rabbit Road to Ave. Del Sur.
Del Sur east of Richards Ave to the Southeast Connector.

These work zones pose significant hazards to pedestrians and motorists if breached, emphasizing the need to strictly adhere to safety precautions. Santa Fe County prioritizes constituent safety, urging all pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists to respect road closures and take precautions when navigating work zones.

Construction is expected to resume by the end of March 2024 or weather-permitting conditions.

For more information and additional safety resources, please contact Johnny Baca, Project Manager 3 at

SFCC to offer coding and creativity opportunities with support from Apple

File photo of student using an Apple laptop.

SFCC will offer the Santa Fe region new learning opportunities around coding and creativity, with the support of Apple’s Community Education Initiative. Community partners include Santa Fe Public Schools, Santa Fe Indian School, Boys & Girls Club of Santa Fe/Del Norte, and STEM Santa Fe, which will work with the college and Santa Fe Community College Foundation to cultivate digital literacy, digital equity, and coding and creativity experience to Santa Fe’s diverse community.

SFCC President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., said, “Santa Fe Community College is thrilled Apple is supporting our work to offer training in coding and other creative digital skills to young people who have had limited access to such opportunities in the past.”

The initiative will reach youth in a variety of locations primarily in the Santa Fe Public Schools, Santa Fe Indian School, as well as at the Boys & Girls Club based at the Santa Fe Place Mall. STEM Santa Fe will assist with the initiative.

Read the full press release here.

For more information about SFCC’s role in this program, contact Dean of Continuing Education and Contract Training Kris Swedin via email at or call 505-428-1253.

Required COVID-19 Reporting

SFCC continues to monitor and follow guidance from public health officials and state and local government on mitigating and addressing exposure to COVID-19. The State of New Mexico and New Mexico Higher Education Department recently announced they will no longer require the reporting of COVID-19 cases amongst student, staff, and faculty who are on campus via the Rapid Response Submission Portal.

Our college continues to take the transmission and threat of infectious diseases seriously and we remain committed to keeping our community as safe as possible. Please note the following:

  • The college no longer requires reporting of COVID-19 positive cases to SFCC’s Contact Tracing Team.
  • However, it is very important we continue keep each other safe and follow health and safety best practices. The college continues to follow guidelines from the CDC Quarantine and Isolation Calculator, which details the following:
    • You should isolate from others when you have COVID-19.
    • You should also isolate if you are sick and suspect that you have COVID-19 but do not yet have test results.
    • Ending isolation is detailed on the CDC’s Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19 webpage – “Ending Isolation”.
  • Positive or suspected positive individuals should coordinate closely with supervisors to make appropriate accommodations, as well as reporting for absences using regular sick leave.
    • If you are out of sick leave and contracted COVID-19, please contact the Office for Human Resources to determine if other options are available to you.
  • The college custodial staff continues its rigorous cleaning and disinfecting protocols, which includes a campus-wide daily schedule, with emphasis on bathrooms, and higher traffic and enclosed spaces.
  • Additionally, Facilities and Operations staff have made significant improvements to college ventilation and filtration systems and those systems are up and running.

The College will continue to follow best practices, community levels, and infectious disease developments.

Museum STEP Passes available at Library

With the STEP Pass, you and up to 5 people can use the card for free admission to:

  • Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
  • Santa Fe Children’s Museum
  • IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Art
  • Santa Fe Botanical Garden

Passes check out for two weeks at a time.

For more information contact:

Message about preferred names

Dear Faculty,

While the college has always supported our students, we now have another technological opportunity to provide an empowering, safe, and nondiscriminatory educational and work environment.  Beginning on Monday February 6, students will be able update their preferred name in Self Service Banner (SSB9).

The student’s legal name will be on your class roster and their preferred name, if applicable, will appear in parenthesis.  For example, Gonzales, Bernadette (Charmaine).  For legal purposes, the student’s legal name will still appear on all formal documents such as Financial Aid information, 1098-T’s and transcripts.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

With kind regards,

Bernadette Gonzales. MA Ed. (she, her, hers)
Registrar |Office of the Registrar
505-428-1881 |

OIT Service Desk Hours
Phone service 24 hours a day Mon. – Fri.

On November 1st the OIT Service Desk extended its phone hours to better serve students, staff and faculty.

Phone Hours

Monday – Friday: 24 hours
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Office Hours
Room 528

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon
Sunday: Closed

Need food? Campus Cupboard welcomes all

Campus Cupboard offers fresh, canned and refrigerated items.

The Campus Cupboard (Room LL302E) in-person shopping hours are:
Mondays: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Thursdays: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

If you cannot visit during the current open hours listed or are not
comfortable with in-person shopping, check out Bookings for more options. To access Bookings, log in to MySFCC, look under Schedule an Appointment, and click on the pink button labeled Campus Cupboard (Online). You can access the reservation and delivery option 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome to visit the Campus Cupboard weekly for free groceries and other household items that may be available. Personal hygiene (menstrual) products are available from Free Flow NM.
Contact or 505-428-1775 for more information.

Visit Campus Cupboard for more information.

Campus Cupboard is supported by SFCC Foundation.

SFCC in the news

The following stories or radio shows either featured or mentioned SFCC or one of its employees. Some stories also are related to NM higher education.

01/24/2024, EdNC, “North Carolina once led the way in early childhood policy and investment. Five other states are showing us how to do it again.” Story cites progress in New Mexco and includes quote from Catron Allred, ECCOE director.

01/20/2024, Santa Fe New Mexican, “MY VIEW LENNY GANNES- SFCC is losing faculty because of pay”

01/19/2024, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Out There! – LISTEN UP Self-conversation starters.” Story about SFCC Library’s Writing Generation Series.

01/16/2024, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Parents of young woman killed in hit-and-run on I-25 still hope for answers” Story about SFCC student Maeve Long, who passed.

01/15/2024, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Internship program paves the way to film industry jobs”

01/15/2024, Albuquerque Business First, “New Santa Fe internship program looks to give residents pathway to work in film.”

01/14/2024, KRQW, “Tax prep, help offered at Santa Fe Community College campus”

01/12/2024, Santa Fe New Mexican Pasatiempo, “Love is the not-so-secret ingredient in the pies at Harry’s Roadhouse” Story is about SFCC Culinary Arts program grad Pastry Chef Karina Lira.

01/12/2024, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Appointments open for AARP Foundation tax help at SFCC campus”

01/09/2024, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Santa Fe County seeks UNM study on global sustainability center”

01/09/2024, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Clay statue of Aztec god makes stop at Southside Branch Library”

01/08/2024, Rio Rancho Observer, “Sen. Heinrich Tours Santa Fe Community College”

01/05/2024, KRQE, “Santa Fe groups come together to pioneer film internship program”

01/02/2024, Santa Fe Reporter, “25 Things We Love About Santa Fe Right Now.” Stories cites East Wing Eatery.

12/05/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Business people, Dec. 5, 2023

12/04/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, Boys & Girls Clubs teaching digital arts in new tech space Story about SFCC Creative Coding Initiative.

11/25/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Regional holiday fairs abound in Northern New Mexico”

11/10/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, “Editor’s Note: Young Talent” about Regional High School and Middle School Art Show at SFCC Visual Arts Gallery, as well as the full page photo of one of the winning entries: “Final Frame: Slowsundown by Ellie Angel”

11/10/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Out There! The plot thickens” Story about Austin Eichelberger’s online reading with SFCC Library.

11/2/2023, Los Alamos Daily Post, “SFCC To Host Annual Holiday Arts And Crafts Fair And IAIA Holiday Art Market Saturday Dec. 9”

10/27/2023, Los Alamos Daily Post, “Santa Fe Community College Announces Information Sessions About Accelerated Medical Assistant Program”

10/21/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “MY VIEW BECKY ROWLEY – SFCC bonds will support community’s future”

10/18/2023, Santa Fe Reporter, “3 Questions With Chef Milton Villarrubia”

10/18/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Richards Avenue near Santa Fe Community College set to reopen Friday”

10/18/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Data shows varied voting records for local election candidates”

10/17/2023, Los Alamos Daily Post, “Higher Education Dept. Recommends $307.5M For Campus Improvement Projects Statewide Including $5.6M To UNM-LA”

10/17/2023, Santa Fe Reporter, “Morning Word!HED proposes $307 million in school improvements.”

10/10/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Santa Fe school board, community college board candidates say public input important”

09/16/23, Santa Fe New Mexican, MY VIEW ROBERT MARTIN – Celebrate at IAIA/SFCC open house this week

09/12/23, Santa Fe New Mexican, “OUR VIEW- SFCC’s aquaponics program gets moment to shine”

09/06/23, Santa Fe Reporter, “Tech Pathways: Community orgs work with public education to bring students digital opportunities through Apple Community Education Initiative”

09/03/23, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Water matters: Local honorees of the Alliance for Water Efficiency”

08/31/23, KRQE-TV, “Santa Fe Community College Main Campus closed for water repair”

08/31/23, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Santa Fe Community College expects to reopen Tuesday if water issue is fixed”

08/30/23, Los Alamos Daily Post, “SFCC Main Campus To Remain Closed Thursday Due To Low Water Pressure” 

08/30/23, Santa Fe New Mexican, “SFCC to stay closed Thursday due to water pressure problem

08/29/23, Santa Fe Reporter, “Ballot Building: Aug. 29 marked Candidate Filing Day”

08/29/23, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Candidate filing day draws 11 hopefuls for City Council, 5 for school board”

08/26/23, Los Alamos Daily Post, “Santa Fe Literary Review Reading Thursday Oct. 19”

08/25/23, Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, “Out There, LISTEN & LEARN, Different trail in Santa Fe”

08/21/23, Santa Fe New Mexican, “NMSurf brings wireless service to SFCC neighborhoods”

08/19/23, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Proposed south side development includes cemetery”

08/16/2023, Santa Fe Reporter, “Early Learning Core: New Mexico targeted early childhood education as a solution to learning gaps. How far can it go?”

08/16/2023, Los Alamos Daily Post, “SFCC And IAIA Invite Community To Open Houses Sept. 21”

08/01/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Santa Fe’s planned purchase of land for Richards Ave. from Game Commission back on”

08/03/2023, Albuquerque Journal, “$6.4M grant for job development benefits rural NM” From the story, ” Santa Fe Community College is identified as the “backbone” institution in the health care sector.”