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Welcome back! Encourage your friends and family to register now for spring semester
We hope you had a great Winter Break!
As we begin 2023, now is the perfect time to either begin or resume an educational journey. If you, your friends or family are thinking about taking classes this spring semester, now is the time to apply and register. Spring semester begins on January 17.
If you or someone else doesn’t know what they’d like to study, check out Pathways.
Also, remind everyone that there’s financial aid through scholarships and more available. Visit the financial aid web page for more information.
ESL orientations begin next week, free classes start Jan. 30
Do you know someone who wants to learn English as a Second Language? Whether you speak no English at all, or you only know a little, or even if you know a lot of English, SFCC has classes for you.
Santa Fe Community College will offer a 12-week English as a Second Language (ESL) session from January 30 to April 27 to any adult who wants to learn English. New students must attend an orientation session to register for classes. The orientation session will include testing and placement as well as registration for the courses. The $25 registration fee is waived for the Spring 2023 term. The classes are free. Classes will be in person at the SFCC Main Campus, at Sweeney Elementary School, and online.
How to Register: Attend an orientation at the SFCC Main Campus, 6401 Richards Ave.
Orientation Schedule Two-hour orientation sessions begin at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the following dates:
Tuesday, January 10
Wednesday, January 11
Tuesday, January 17
Wednesday, January 18
Orientations are limited to 40 participants. Arrive on time. Only future students may be present. Additional guests will not be permitted in the orientation area.
Students interested in online classes can attend an orientation at SFCC or contact the ESL Program (505-428-1329 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange an online orientation. Students will need a stable internet connection to attend online classes.
Classes meet twice a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays depending on the level. Morning and evening classes are available at SFCC. Evening classes are offered at Sweeney Elementary School. Free childcare for children ages 4 to 12 is available for evening students at Sweeney Elementary School. Students are expected to attend classes twice a week.
“We are very excited about our spring course offerings. Our most popular instructors are back with some new courses and old favorites. We also have almost a dozen new instructors teaching a variety of new courses,” said Nick Wernicki, Director of Continuing Education. “While many of our courses are returning to the classroom, we are still offering lots of online classes and outdoor adventures.”
Food and Wine Sommelier Nancy Shapardanis will offer four new wine classes and promises to have something for everyone. Do you want to understand wine from the vineyard to the glass, or just want to know the basics of how to taste wine like a pro? Shapardanis has a class for you. Learn the art of pairing wine and food or become an expert in Italian wine styles. Or expand your culinary skills with Aditi Thatte and learn the secrets of Indian vegetarian cooking.
Discover the joys of the region’s geology and history Enjoy learning about the geology of our region with Kirk Kempter on a variety of hiking trips. William Neuwirth, a biologist and naturalist, will lead online classes as well as offer a hiking excursion. Join SFCC’s history professor Stephen C. Martinez, Ph.D., for a three-part brown bag lunch lecture series on 19th century New Mexico history.
Gain business and career skills Whether you’re looking for professional development opportunities or want to break into the “New Collar” workforce you can choose from a variety of options. There are dozens of classes offered either online or in person.
If you have questions about the schedule, contact Continuing Education at email@example.com or 505-428-1676. The Continuing Education (CE) staff can help you complete your registration.
Congratulations Nursing pinning recipients
The nurse pinning ceremony is a solemn ceremony, which includes the reading of the Florence Nightingale Pledge, lighting of the Lamp of Knowledge, as well as the pinning. The lamp lighting ceremony formally recognizes the students’ entry into the nursing profession as the lamp symbolizes the light that a nurse becomes to patients and as a symbol of hope and comfort to those suffering. The tradition commemorates the heroine of nursing Florence Nightingale, who was seen in the dark alleys with a lamp while caring for the injured soldiers of the Crimean War.
Congratulations to those who received their nursing pins on December 8 after much rigorous study and commitment throughout the pandemic! Also, thank you to SFCC’s dedicated faculty and staff who supported them on their journey.
Bachelor of Science, Nursing Starla Barrett Kayla Camp Emily Folks Kimberly Juarez Campos Ryan Kruskamp Katelyn Quintana Jasmin Ramirez
Here are the highlights of this year’s program:
Processional Song Memories—Maroon 5 Welcome and Land Acknowledgement Statement Becky Rowley, PhD, Santa Fe Community College President Terri Tewart, MSN, RN, Dean of the School of Science, Health, Engineering and Math and the School of Fitness Education Introductions: Lucas Gonzales, MSNEd, RN, CNE, Director of Nursing Education History of Pinning: Lukas Archuleta, Student Nurses Association President Student Speaker: Kayla Camp, Graduating BSN Student Keynote Speaker: Gladys Buchanan, RN, MSN, Clinical Instructor Bestowing of Pins: Erika Carrasco and Julian Sierra, BSN Students, Class of Spring 2023 Lamp of Knowledge: Lucas Gonzales, MSNEd, RN, CNE Florence Nightingale Pledge: Kristi Erikson, MSN, RN, CNEcl, Assistant Professor, Nursing Closing Remarks: Terri Tewart, MSN, RN Recessional Song: Signed, Sealed, Delivered—Stevie Wonder
SFCC student wins first place in Nonfiction category in Santa Fe Reporter’s Writing Contest
Susan Griego, a student in Genevieve Betts’ Exploring Creative Writing class, won first place in the Nonfiction category of the Santa Fe Reporter’s Writing Contest for her story, “La Tierra Nuevo Mexico.”
You can read Susan Griego’s winning entry along with the other winners’ essays here.
Also, The Santa Fe Reporter in the Nov. 23 issue published the winners of the Fiction category. The newspaper asked Kate McCahill, SFCC faculty advisor and editor-in-chief of the Santa Fe Literary Review to judge the fiction category. You can see those winning entries here.
Also, we’d like to note that the nonfiction entries were judged by the Santa Fe Reporter’s Senior Correspondent Julia Goldberg, who also teaches at SFCC as an adjunct faculty member.
Kudos to the SFCC English and Creative Writing programs!
Free STEM Kits at SFCC Library
The kits are made available to the SFCC community through the Santa Fe Children’s Museum. Kits are available during the library’s regular hours. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Balancing Robot STEM Kits at SFCC Library
Come by the SFCC library to pick up a kit to use to explore balance with your kids! Kits are available during the library’s regular hours.
Solar System Bracelet STEM kits are available for kids ages 4-7 at the SFCC library. Instructions are in English and Spanish and all materials are included in the kits.
Come by the SFCC library to pick up a kit to use to explore the solar system with your kids!
Katie Besser Student Awards – submit entries through March 1, 2023
Entries are being accepted for the Katie Besser Student awards now through noon on March 1, 2023. 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 email@example.com. Please include name, A#, phone number, and the titles & categories of entries.
Sponsored by SFCC Foundation, as well as SFCC Media Arts & Liberal Arts
Phlebotomy Program is now accepting applications for Spring 2023
The Phlebotomy Program is now accepting applications. You can get your Phlebotomy Certificate in one semester. You will acquire patient communication skills, study anatomy and physiology, and come to understand legal and ethical patient considerations. The phlebotomist is responsible for the proper collection, processing, and waive testing of blood specimens and various patient excretions. Upon completion, you’ll be eligible to take the national licensing exam through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Learn more and apply: https://www.sfcc.edu/programs/phlebotomy/.
APRENDE early childhood apprenticeship program applications open for spring semester
SFCC announces the launch of the APRENDE apprenticeship program for early childhood education in the spring 2023 semester. SFCC is now accepting applications. The program is funded through the support of the City of Santa Fe, which approved $900,000 in funding at its September 28 Governing Body meeting. The economic support is from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Recovery Funds in support of Early Childcare Job Development Services with the SFCC Early Childhood Education Center of Excellence (ECCOE).
The APRENDE Early Childhood Educator Apprenticeship program, sponsored by the SFCC ECCOE, is an associate degree program designed for students to use their work experience integrated with their college coursework.
Apprentices will take courses at SFCC while employed at a registered or licensed early childhood program, under the guidance of a qualified mentor teacher. Apprentices earn the Child Development Certificate (CDC), the Early Childhood Professional Certificate, and an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education through the APRENDE Program, leading to higher wages and a lead teacher credential. APRENDE will also offer additional opportunities for professional development and wraparound supports.
Respiratory Care accepting applications for Spring 2023 cohort
Prepare for a fast-paced, high-demand career. Blend high-tech training with compassionate care as you gain the skills required to be a specialist in assessing and treating people with breathing and cardiopulmonary disorders. Work closely with doctors, nurses and other clinicians in emergency rooms, critical care units, diagnostic centers, clinics and home health care organizations.
Mask wearing strongly encouraged when indoors on campus
Due to the recent surge in Covid cases, SFCC is sharing this message at its entrances:
We strongly encourage face masks inside the building. Recomendamos encarecidamente el uso de mascarillas dentro del edificio.
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.
Make a difference and make your voice heard. The Student Government association is looking for new members for the Spring 2023 semester. You can gain leadership skills, be a role model, expand your resume, and receive a stipend.
Executive Officer Positions
Liberal Arts, Arts, Design, and Media Arts
Trades, Advanced Technology & Sustainability, Business and Education
Health, Math and Science, Fitness Center
$15/hr. for 8 hours per week and a $100-150 tuition stipend after midterms. Students do not need to be work-study eligible to apply. Pick up your registration packet in the Office of Student Engagement & Recruitment, Room LL311. Packets are due no later than 4:00 pm, February 10th to the Office of Student Engagement. Online elections will be announced at a later date.
LANL Foundation Four-year Undergraduate Scholarships opportunity
The LANL Foundation’s four-year undergraduate scholarships are open to students pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree in any field of study. Students submit one application to be considered for more than 30 unique scholarship awards. Scholarships range from $1,000 for a single year up to $20,000 over four years. Learn more and apply: https://lanlfoundation.org/scholarship/4-year-undergraduate-scholarships/
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.
SFCC Library family study room now open
If you’re a student parent, we have good news for you! The SFCC Library has opened a new family study room for students who have children. The room has a space for children with toys, books, and special-sized furniture. The room will have three computer stations and room for students working on laptops.
It is open all hours the library is open. It will be available to current students when they have their children with them. Please note: This is not daycare, students must remain with their children. The library’s restroom adjacent to the study room has been updated and is family-friendly with a changing station.
SFCC 2022-2023 scholarship application available now
SFCC can help you pay for college with scholarships. One simple application puts you in consideration for state institutional and Foundation private scholarships. Scholarships are available for new and returning, part time and full-time students to help pay for college for the upcoming academic year. Scholarships are also available for second-generation college students, Veterans, Native American students, Hispanic students and students with disabilities (must be registered with the SAS department at firstname.lastname@example.org). SFCC offers performance-based scholarships through Contract for a Better Tomorrow (CBT).
If you have questions or need assistance email the Financial Aid Office at email@example.com from your SFCC student email account. Make sure to include your Student ID number in the email. Se habla Español.
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.
Save the date: Workday is Live event 3 p.m. Jan. 26
We will be celebrating the successful implementation of the Workday HR and Financial systems with a multi-school celebration on Jan. 26, 2023. Save the date!
Convocation kick-off video for Workday celebration
SFCC will record a video contribution to the Workday is Live Celebration at the Convocation Kick-off on January 5. Wear your SFCC colors and gear. We’ll take a moment at the beginning of the event to record us doing a wave and celebrating the hard work of the CHESS Workday implementation team.
Convocation begins January 5, 2023
Convocation begins with the President’s welcome in the Jemez rooms at 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 5.
Defensive Driving Certification class 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 10
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 Tuesday January 10th, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Boardroom room 223. (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 8:00 a.m. and attend the full 4-5 hours.
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
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.
Thank you! Hope to see you there!!!!
Title V Professional Development for Faculty
During the Spring 2023 semester, the SFCC Title V Hispanic Serving Institution grant will be supporting a number of professional development opportunities for faculty in online teaching and in culturally responsive teaching for STEM faculty. Title V can cover
Effective Thursday December 22, 2022 at 7:00pm Microsoft Operating System and Office updates will be deployed. You will have until Thursday January 12, 2023 at 7:00pm to install these updates at your convenience. After the deadline the updates will be installed automatically and force a restart of your machine.
Note: Every month 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 do not hesitate to call the Service Desk at (505) 428-1222
Workday Training News
Workday Is Coming! Wave 1 colleges (CNM, CCC, NNMC, SFCC) continue to be on target for going live with Workday in just a few weeks: on Sat., Dec. 17. Making this dream a reality is thanks to the amazing contributions and extraordinary commitment from the Implementation Team. Meet the project team members here. On Dec. 17, data and information related to Finance, Human Resources, and Payroll that’s currently in Banner will be live in Workday. CHESS will oversee Payroll on behalf of our colleges, and a Payroll Transition Team is working on the details to ensure a smooth move. Be sure to thank your coworkers for their many months of work devoted to developing and launching our fabulous new Workday technology. We can’t wait to see the results!
CHESS Job Opportunity: Check out the job posting for a CHESS Workday Support Manager. The position seeks someone who is self-motivated, eager to contribute, and wants to learn; has strong managerial, communication, and interpersonal skills; enjoys working in a dynamic, team-oriented environment; and has experience in configuring and supporting all aspects of Workday along with keen attention to detail and timing. Share the post with anyone who might be interested. CHESS is looking to hire the right candidate as soon as possible.
Training is Here! Beginning Dec. 1, Workday training starts for all employees and all managers. Training will focus on Workday self-service activities. You will learn to update your profile information, record time worked, request time off, and more. All employees must complete the 30-minute training session. Supervisors and managers will need to complete an additional 30-minute training session. Depending on your role and your assigned tasks in Finance, Payroll, and Human Resources, more training may be required.
The Training Team offers 4 types of learning opportunities:
Self-Paced: recorded videos, e-learning
Instructor-Led: presentations and demonstrations of key activities
In-System: some Workday screens provide field-specific instructions and links to helpful information
Self-Guided: tip sheets and other documents that provide step-by-step instructions
The Training Team looks forward to making sure you are well prepared to use Workday. Got questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to SFCC’s Workday Training Team members:
Everyone is welcome to attend “IMMORTAL,” an opening reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, January 26. The exhibition in the SFCC Visual Arts Gallery features the work of seven potters/ceramic artists from SFCC who have passed in the last two years.
The SFCC Visual Arts Gallery will honor the memory of the following artists with displays of their work: Juliet Calabi, Michelle Goodman, Maia Sampson Michael, Carolyn Stupin, Eddie Tironaka, Donna Thompson and Frank Willett.
Frank Willett taught wheel-throwing classes for many years at SFCC, as well as at Santa Fe Clay. He was awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2013. He taught and inspired many potters in the region.
The exhibition continues through March 9. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call SFCC Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel at 505-428-1501.
New 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 505-428-1222
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
SFCC Library partners with State Library to offer access to Scribe Mini Station for Blind and Print-Disabled
SFCC Library has partnered with the New Mexico State Library to offer access to a Scribe Mini Station for individuals eligible for Blind and Print-Disabled services to enable them to download audio books. SFCC Library is the first academic library in the country to offer this service.
For more information about SFCC Library’s services either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-428-1352. For more information about the State Library’s Library for the Blind and Print Disabled either email email@example.com or call 505-476-9770 or 1-800-456-5515.
Additional Storytime events are scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. the following Wednesdays:
November 16, 2022
January 18, 2023
February 15, 2023
March 15, 2023
Early Childhood Center of Excellence offers free early childhood speaker series with equity and social justice focus; next talk on Jan. 13
The Early Childhood Center of Excellence (ECCOE) offers a free early childhood speaker series featuring national and New Mexico experts focused on equity and social justice in early childhood teacher preparation. This series is for higher education faculty and anyone interested in bringing equity to their work with young children and families. This free virtual series runs from September 2022 through May 2023. Registration is open now!
You can see the full schedule through May, as well as register for any events for the speaker series here.
Will Wilson in exhibition at Millicent Rogers Museum through Jan. 29
Photography instructor Will Wilson is featured in the exhibition, “Southwest Reflections: In Between Shadows of the Land” at the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos. The opening reception is from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 8. The exhibit continues through Jan. 29, 2023.
From the press release, “Offering a common thread to life, everything that exists bears a shadow. As the second installment of the Millicent Rogers Museum’s “New Mexico Artists” series, this exhibition offers a diverse exploration of artists’ portrayals of environmental relationships and the ways these events become conveyed through shadows, reflections, and movements.”
Read the complete press release. Also, note Will Wilson will participate in a discussion at the museum from 1- 2 p.m. on Nov. 6: “Land: Reflection, Regeneration, and Art” Roundtable, Will Wilson and Pola Lopez.
Santa Fe Reporter story explains on-demand buses that serve SFCC community
The Santa Fe Reporter story on Nov. 9 by Andy Lyman, “In demand-drivers mean in-demand buses,” featured Paul Volmer, an SFCC film student, as well as Director of Student Engagement and Recruitment Marcos Maez, who also serves on the City Transit Advisory Board. Route 21 (which comes to the college) is currently an on-demand route, which means riders must contact dispatchers when they need a ride on the bus. (It is not currently operating on a regular bus schedule and is only available on weekdays.) Also, other routes that feed into that route are also impacted. The story states, “For on-demand service on Santa Fe Trails routes 5, 6, 21, 22 and the Museum Hill route on weekdays and weekends as well as Route 24 and 26 on weekends, contact dispatchers at (505) 955-2001.” Keep that number handy if you need to use the bus. Bike riders might find it necessary to take the bus on days there is snow and ice. For more information visit the Santa Fe Trails site.
Watch video to learn more about tuition-free college
The recording of the public information session on tuition-free college provided by the New Mexico Higher Education Department on August 19 is now available. You can view it via the link below or at the main website at hed.state.nm.us. Thank you to the New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation for hosting this session.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-428-1775 for more information.