Campus Weekly

SFCC continues with primarily remote learning through Feb. 6

President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., sent an email on Jan. 27 to the SFCC Community stating:

… I am writing to let you know that the college will extend remote learning at SFCC through Sunday, Feb. 6.

… The college plans to resume on-campus, in-person learning on Monday, Feb. 7.

Please make note that:
• The vaccine requirement is in effect. If you haven’t already done so, submit your proof of vaccination now at sfcc-health-screener. Need help? Email
• Covid protocols remain in effect: wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands.
• Students can continue to receive assistance online or in person. We’re here for you!
• Some academic programs require in-person attendance and will be held on site (posted here).
• Main Campus will remain open during regular hours.
• The best and quickest way to protect ourselves and each other from Covid and return to a normal routine is to get vaccinated. …

See the full message here.

News and Announcements

Governing Board swears in two Board members

On January 26 at the SFCC Governing Board meeting, the Honorable Judge Virginia Vigil swore in Linda Siegle and Xubi Wilson as members of the Board.

Linda Siegle was re-elected to a new term in November, whereas Xubi Wilson is a new member. Their terms continue through December 2028. George Gamble, Ph.D., Jody Pugh, and Pier Quintana were elected Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary, respectively.

Photos: Board Member Xubi Wilson and Board Member Linda Siegle.

Dean Terri Tewart and Linda Siegle speak to legislature about nursing shortage

Terri Tewart, the dean of the School of Sciences, Health, Engineering and Math at Santa Fe Community College, and Linda Siegle (SFCC board member) a lobbyist for New Mexico Nurses Association asked the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday to support legislation addressing the nursing shortage in the state.

Read more from: Albuquerque Journal, 01/27/2022, “NM lawmakers eye $50M for nursing shortage”

Also, read more and watch the report from: 01/27/2022, KRQE, Nurses speak at Roundhouse in support of bill expanding nursing programs

Also, story from Santa Fe New Mexican, 01/27/2022, “New Mexico Health officials warn of nursing shortage.”

Photo: File photo of Dean Terri Tewart

Order free at-home covid tests

As some of you may have heard, the USPS is offering free covid tests with free shipping. For your information purposes only, below is the link and some additional information.

Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests
Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from Here’s what you need to know about your order:
• Limit of one order per residential address
• One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
• Orders will ship free starting in late January

Also, if you need more information about at-home test kits, New Mexico testing sites or Vault tests visit:


East Wing Eatery Soft Opening Take 2! Mon, Tues. and Wed. until Feb. 2

Great news! East Wing Eatery will be open for coffee and pastries from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday until Feb. 2. Thanks to Micaela Deaton for making it happen!

For more information, contact Micaela Deaton at

Exhibit "Paintings and Poetry: The Center Cannot Hold" opening rescheduled to 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday

SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery exhibition, “Paintings and Poetry: The Center Cannot Hold,” opening has been rescheduled to 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3. The exhibition features the work of artists Jane Shoenfeld and Bill Sortino. Please note: All attendees at the opening will be required to show proof of vaccination and wear masks.

See the January 28 Pasatiempo cover story about the exhibit, “Painting in the widening gyre the center cannot hold.”

Also, please note the free special workshop “Poems from Paintings” with Poet Donald Levering is from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, February 11

Photo: Jan. 28, cover Pasatiempo, Santa Fe New Mexican.


Register today for Miriam Sagan reading on Tuesday, Feb. 1

SFCC Library presents “Start Again: A Reading” by Miriam Sagan from her newest book of poetry at 6 p.m. Feb. 1.

The poems in Miriam Sagan’s poetry collection, Start Again ($21.95 paperback, Red Mountain Press), come from the poet’s experiences and ruminations during the COVID-19 pandemic in Santa Fe.

As in her previous work, Sagan dips into elements of myth and mysticism, working in symbols of the tarot, astrology, nature, history, and Judaism, to create a poetic cosmology all her own.

Some poems explore the traditional New Mexico landscapes — sacred places turned iconic, the indigenous and migrated populations jarring up against the history and trauma of conquest and Anglo invasion. Heavy in the history, the poet likewise captures the present pandemic moments, the underlying sense of dread and unknowing the pandemic spurred.

Photo by Matthew Morrow.

Register to attend here:


Campus Cupboard offers online ordering

The Campus Cupboard (room 302E) has expanded its service by offering online ordering and pickup options. Visit MySFCC and look under Schedule an Appointment and then click on the pink button labeled Campus Cupboard Online. Bookings offer an online shopping and contactless pickup option. You can access the shopping list, reservation, and delivery Mondays- Fridays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Students, staff and faculty are all welcome to visit the Campus Cupboard weekly for free groceries and other household items that are available. Personal hygiene (menstrual) products are available from Free Flow NM.

If you cannot visit during the current open hours listed at Campus Cupboard or are not comfortable with in-person shopping, please contact or 505-428-1775 to arrange an alternate time or pick-up location. Visit Campus Cupboard for more information.

Campus Cupboard is supported by SFCC Foundation.

SFCC Visual Arts Gallery presents Border Artist exhibition opening on March 11

Nolan Winkler’s “Question & Reply,” mixed media on wood panel, 24” by 24”

SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery presents the exhibition, “Border Artists,” which opens from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 11. The exhibit will feature work from 17 artists who are part of the Border Artist’s group from southern New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. Proof of vaccination and masks will be required for attendance at the opening.

SFCC’s Director of Art on Campus said, “We’re excited to showcase some of the spectacular artwork being produced downstate, as well as the work by some artists from El Paso, Texas. This diverse selection of art provides our community with a window to work they might not generally have an opportunity to see. It’s also quite inspiring for the college’s art students to be exposed to different forms of artistic expression.”

The exhibiting group shared this background, “The Border Artists were conceived in late 1990 as a way of increasing visibility and recognition for the work of a group of fine artists in Southern New Mexico. Finding much success, the group continued to add new members and organized as a non-profit artists’ association in 1995. … Membership is by invitation. …

The following artists will participate in the exhibition: Margaret Berrier, jewelry; Emmitt Booher, digital photography; Tauna Cole, oil painting; Janice Cook, porcelain & mixed media; Sherry Carter-Doil, mixed media painting; Linda Elkins, mixed media collage; Amanda Jaffe, ceramics; Suzanne Kane, ceramic and steel; Cassandra Lockwood, acrylic painting; Rosemary McLaughlin, oil painting; Jeanne Rundell, mixed media painting; Storm Sermay, archival pigment photographic prints; Jo-an Smith, painting (oil and acrylic), David Sorensen, Digital photography; Zoe Spiliotis, 2-dimensional art; Jean Wilkey, oil painting; and Nolan Winkler, acrylic and mixed media painting.

Governor plans to deliver free college, simplify scholarship programs

From a press release from the Governor’s office and N.M. Higher Education Department:

“Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Jan. 21 announced the introduction of legislation designed to enact a sweeping expansion of the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship, delivering tuition-free higher education to every New Mexican who wishes to pursue higher education.

Sponsored by Sen. Liz Stefanics and Rep. Joy Garratt, Senate Bill 140, the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship Act, would establish the most accessible state-funded scholarship program in the country and provide $85.5 million toward the Opportunity Scholarship. Up to 35,000 New Mexico students enrolled at a public college or university in the fall of 2022 will attend tuition-free. It would also combine four existing state scholarship funds into a single fund, enabling colleges and universities to award one full scholarship to cover full tuition and fees for eligible students.

SB 140 establishes the program in law to ensure that future New Mexicans can continue to benefit from tuition-free access to higher education. The legislation also simplifies the process for colleges to award scholarships by combining pre-existing funds for the Opportunity, Lottery, College Affordability, and Legislative Endowment scholarship programs into a single non-reverting fund.


New Collar Network one of five winners in Knowles International Hardware Grant for Audio Innovations

Sarah Boisvert, founder of New Collar Network, shared some exciting news.

The New Collar Network, a non-profit education provider based at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center and the Santa Fe Business Incubator, has been awarded an international hardware grant for audio innovations by the Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN). The winning project idea is a design to use audio surveillance in forests for early detection of wildfires. With the prize of a Knowles AISonic™ IA8201 Raspberry Pi Development Kit and technical support from the technology company, New Collar Network’s team can demonstrate proof of concept and prototype an early wildfire detection system.

Download the Knowles Award Press Release (1) for more details.

Congratulations to the team!

Photo: Winning New Collar Network Team in 3D Printing Lab: Filip Perez, Jed Beddo and Alec Kerr.
Courtesy of New Collar Network.

AARP Tax-Aide taking appointments from Feb. 1 through April 13

The college and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide announce they will offer tax assistance and preparation via online 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 after January 15 at Community members will be asked to either pick up forms outside the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road, beginning January 27 or download the forms at the registration website to fill out and prepare for drop-off at their appointment time at the Santa Fe HEC.

All appointments must be made online. No one will be admitted on a drop-in basis. Appointments, which are expected to quickly fill, will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning Tuesday, February 1 and ending Wednesday, April 13. For information, please leave a voice mail at (505) 428-1780. Volunteers will return calls when possible. Note: Taxpayers will be asked to stay in their cars and wear a mask so volunteers can pick up and return paperwork to them in the Santa Fe HEC parking lot.


CE opens form for vaccination requirement for in-person classes, training and events

Continuing Education and Contract Training have opened a form for participants to upload their proof of vaccination to attend in-person classes, trainings and events. Please read the details on the web page re: submitting a request for religious and medical exemptions, as well as requirements for testing for those with exemptions.


SFCC announces Dean's list for Fall

Congratulations to the Santa Fe Community College students on the Dean’s List who maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the fall 2021 semester!


Apply now for Gene Haas Scholarships for Machining Engineering

SFCC and SFCC Foundation announced Gene Haas Scholarships are now available for Engineering Machining Technology AAS students.

Part-time students (6-11 credits) can receive a scholarship of $300 per semester, and full-time students (12 or more credits) can receive $500. New students are eligible, and continuing students must maintain a semester and cumulative GPA of 2.5. In addition, students must:
• declare a major in the Engineering Machining Technology AAS
• be New Mexico residents
• file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Dreamers Financial Aid Application.

The Gene Haas Scholarship can be combined with other scholarship options like the Opportunity Scholarship and the Lottery Scholarship.

For more information and links to applications, go to

For more information about this scholarship, as well as other scholarships email or call 505-428-1268.

It’s not too late to register for classes in the program. The evening/online machining cohort starts spring 2022 including the following sequence of courses: ENGR 121 – Engineering Graphics, MATT 113 – Manufacture Safety and Measure, MATT 114 – Introduction to Lathes, MATT 115 – Introduction to Mills and MATT 116 – Introduction to Supporting Machine Tools and Principles.

Questions about the program? Contact either Miguel Maestas: at 505-428-1315 or Steve Converse: 505-428-1232.


Register now for free online lecture by Michael McGarrity on Feb. 15

SFCC Library presents a free online lecture “Michael McGarrity: How Writers Sabotage Themselves and What to Do About It” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. February 15.

The best-selling novelist will discuss the pitfalls aspiring writers face as they strive to break into print. Issues will include setting unrealistic expectations, overcoming rejection, falling into the trap of self-publishing, over-reliance on the opinion of others, a reluctance to recognize technical and creative flaws, and an unwillingness to persevere and make lifestyle sacrifices.

Michael McGarrity is a clinical social worker, New York Times best-selling novelist with 17 books in print, and originator of the SFCC Richard Bradford Memorial Creative Writing Scholarship.

The free online lecture will be presented on Zoom. Preregistration required at: Registrants will receive an email with a Zoom link the morning of the event.


Listen to the The Key Podcast featuring Becky Rowley and Tracy Hartzler

The Key Podcast | Episode 69: A Major Cross-College Collaboration – Inside Higher Ed, an interview with Becky Rowley and Tracy Hartzler.

Listen to a great conversation with Becky and Tracy explaining the challenges and goals of CHESS.

Spring CE Catalog now available online and in print

Santa Fe Community College announces the SFCC 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 racks around town. Visit for tips on registering and to view the variety of offerings.

“Many new classes are available this spring for Continuing Education students,” said Kris Swedin, Dean of Continuing Education and Contract Training. “We realize that many students continue to enjoy the comfort of online classes, but we also have a variety of in-person classes for those who want to explore outdoors or get hands-on training.”

The Spring Continuing Education catalog is now available online for viewing and download.

Browse the fun and interesting noncredit classes and then enroll online today.


Policy Updates

At the Oct. 27 meeting, the Governing Board approved the addition of the Cash Reserves section to Policy 1-31 Governing Board Financial Oversight. You can view the Cash Reserves information under Policy Process L. If you have any questions, please contact Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer Nick Telles, Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer, ext. 1161. Thank you.

2021-2022 Policy Review Schedule. The policies scheduled for shared governance review during the academic year 2021-2022 are posted on SFCC Connect: Campus Resources > Policy Review. College Policies and Procedures are posted at SFCC Policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact Laura J. Mulry, ext. 1776.

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SFCC in the news

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

1/23/2022, AP News, “New Mexico residents may get tuition-free college”

1/19/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “My View: Opportunity knocks with free higher education”

1/17/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Lawmakers, Higher Ed propose free in-state tuition”

1/16/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “New initiative aims to boost ESL teacher numbers”

1/16/2022, KRQE-TV, “Santa Fe Community College hosting new art exhibit”

1/15/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican,“Many in N.M. land on their feet after quitting jobs” includes information about Felip Perez who received training and now works at the Fab Lab Hub at SF Higher Education Center.

1/14/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Santa Fe Community College will start spring semester remotely”

1/02/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “In Memoriam: A look back at New Mexicans who died in 2021” The story includes beloved SFCC grad Kyle Pacheco and SFCC instructor John Paul LeDoux.

12/31/2021, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Artists in Conversation: Arthur Lopez and Noe Garcia Chavez” Noe Garcia Chavez is studying art at SFCC.

12/16/2021, Los Alamos Daily Post, “SFCC presents a reading by Miriam Sagan Feb. 1”

Student Spotlight

SFCC Student Weekly Connection 1/28

Read the latest Student Weekly Connection for information on
the vaccination requirement, SGA’s “I Have a Dream” event, campus cupboard, kitchen angels’ video contest, STEM Mentorship opportunities, TRIO Support Services, new counseling services support groups, the Gene Haas Scholarship, and the Resource of the Week: New Mexico Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot Project for Immigrant Families.


Six-week Spring semester support groups begin in February

Spring semester support groups offered by Counseling Services!

Counseling Services is offering new telehealth groups this fall, including General Support and Cultivating Joy: Tips for Self-care. Each group session is one hour and will meet for 6 weeks beginning the first week in February.

Meeting times are as follows:
General Support: Wednesdays at noon
Cultivating Joy: Thursdays at 2 p.m.
Please email if you are interested in participating in one of these groups. We very much look forward to having you!

Be on the lookout for other group offerings being advertised soon, including a Nursing Support Group, Parent Support Group, and New Student Support Group.

Additionally, this semester Counseling is collaborating with the SFCC Library to offer a reading discussion group on mental health topics. Be on the lookout for further announcements. Meeting day and time TBD.

TRIO is accepting applications for Spring 2022

TRIO is accepting applications for Spring 2022! TRIO offers eligible students great services including academic coaching, tutoring, cultural activities, workshops and study space. Visit the TRIO web page to apply now! Contact the TRIO office at or 505-428-1364.


Kitchen Angels video contest

Kitchen Angels is celebrating 30 years of service to Santa Fe and to help us celebrate we want to hear from you!

Make a 30-second video and tell us how Kitchen Angels has touched your life. Were you once a client, donor or community partner? Maybe you are a current volunteer. Tell us why Kitchen Angels is important to you and why you believe it’s important to the community. Whatever your connection to Kitchen Angels tell us in a video in one of three categories Inspirational, Comedy or Food. Make and upload the video straight from your phone. Be creative & make it fun! Win $500 first prize and $250 second prize cash in each category! One video per person. Submit your video with below link between January 24 – February 14, 2022. It’s that easy! Winners will be announced at a Violet Crown Awards Event on March 6, 2022. Winners need not be present to win.

Submit Video Here! Let’s celebrate our 30 Year Anniversary! – Kitchen Angels


FAFSA Workshops Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 11

FASFA workshops begin at 11 a.m. Wednesdays
February 2 & 23
March 23, April 20 & May 25

Have your 2019 income tax and wage information available in order to apply for this year’s financial aid (through Summer 2022)
Have 2020 info to apply for next year (Fall 2022 – Summer 2023)

Parents’ information should be used if the student is under 24 years old and not married or independent

The workshops will take place on the Zoom video conferencing platform. For more information, contact Financial Aid Office at or call 505-428-1268.

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 | |

Spring 2022 student employment opportunities

Student Work Study is a financial aid need-based program that provides a student funds earned through part-time employment and pays the minimum wage for Santa Fe County.

Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week and work is scheduled around your school schedule. In addition to helping you pay for your education, the work-study program helps you gain work experience, develop your skills, and build a possible pathway to future employment opportunities.

To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Must complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA and any additional requested verification items
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 degree related credit hours for spring.
  • Must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

If you are interested in student employment, you can email the Student Employment Office at for further information.

Planning to come on campus this Spring semester? Submit your proof of vaccination by Jan. 18!

All students taking in-person courses or using the William C. Witter Fitness Center are required to have at least one dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine no later than January 18, 2022.

Visit for details.
For details on how upload your vaccine card visit

SFCC 2021-2022 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 SFCC offers performance-based scholarships through Contract for a Better Tomorrow (CBT).

For more information and to apply go to:

If you have questions or need assistance email the Financial Aid Office at from your SFCC student email account. Make sure to include your Student ID number in the email.
Se habla Español.

Employee Announcements

Mike Kimball exhibits work at Dulce Capital Bakery

Printmaking instructor Mike Kimball is exhibiting his artwork at Dulce Capital Bakery, 1100 Don Diego (off of Cordova Road). Director of SFCC’s Center for Book Art and Printmaking Patricia Pearce and Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel are coordinating with the owners to have a series of 2-dimensional art exhibitions by SFCC art students and instructors.

Molly and Armando Martinez took over the business after working for the previous owners. The two met in an SFCC English class!

Here’s a story from the Santa Fe New Mexican about the couple We think that story is as sweet as their baked goods.

Read more about Mike Kimball at his website.

Photo: Printmaking instructor Mike Kimball demonstrates screen printing techniques in the art studio.

Dean James Wysong and Milton Riess co-host KSFR radio show once a month

bannerKSFR’s Cinemascope’s two new co-hosts, Dr. James Wysong, Dean of Arts and Design at SFCC, and Milton Riess, Co-Chair of the Film Department at SFCC will be joining the Cinemascope team the last Friday of every month. The Cinemascope program airs at 4:30 p.m. on Fridays on KSFR, 101.1 FM.

Listen to last Friday’s segment here.

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 since the beginning of the academic year, which began in August, we’d love to introduce you to the SFCC community. We’re happy you’re working with us at SFCC!

Express Scripts coverage of at-home tests

Employees, check your email from Jan. 27 for a message from Human Resources explaining how to get coverage of free covid tests using Express Scripts coverage at pharmacies.

December WOWs: Susan Rathjen

WOW Award for the month of December

Edward Ashmead nominated Susan Rathjen

“Susan has worked for many, many years promoting math and language literacy for students enrolled in the ACE (Academic and Career Education) program and is always so pleasant and helpful. She bends over backwards to line up students with tutors and has been a Godsend to our program for those students with skills so low they would otherwise struggle to succeed in our Adult Basic Education program. I could not have succeeded with so many students without her help in training and matching tutors with them, which
has led to improved graduation rates.”

How to submit your proof of Vaccination

  1. Access the SFCC Health Screener app using one of these methods:
    • Download on your phone. Go to your app store and search for “SFCC Health Screener.” The mobile app seems easiest to use, and can also be downloaded at the bottom of page after clicking the “SFCC Health Screener” button above.
    • Click ‘Health Screener (COVID-19)’ app button from MySFCC

  2. Sign in using your SFCC credentials with “LOGIN WITH EXISTING ACCOUNT”
  3. Upload a copy of your vaccine card by clicking “COVID-19 SCREENER” and following the instructions

Contact for

  • Application support
  • Assistance uploading vaccination card
  • If you have already uploaded your proof of vaccine and need to resubmit

View SFCC Vaccine Requirement

HR has provided the following document to guide you through the submission process:
SFCC Health Screener App Guide

Policy Updates 2021-22 Policy Review Schedule

Policy Updates
2021-2022 Policy Review Schedule. The policies scheduled for shared governance review during the academic year 2021-2022 are posted on SFCC Connect: Campus Resources > Policy Review.

Revised Procedures. Please become familiar with the newly updated Procedures in the links below and address any questions to the Policy Owners listed.

College Policies and Procedures are posted at SFCC Policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact Laura J. Mulry, ext. 1776.

How to enroll for the COVID 19 vaccine

Please review the state’s latest vaccine registration information to see how to enroll for the COVID-19 vaccine.

SFCC encourages you to enroll soon, so our state can more effectively distribute the vaccine and notify you when vaccine doses will be available in your area.

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


Let's help slow the spread of the virus

Let’s keep everyone safe and remember:

SFCC COVID protocols require that everyone wear a mask at all times on campus.

• If you are feeling ill, you should not come into work, and avoid any type of social setting. The College wants you to feel better before you return to work.

If you are feeling ill: Get tested and isolate yourself from others as much as possible. We need to help mitigate the health risk to others.

Call 1-855-600-3453 for testing information and results.

• If you do contract COVID-19, seek medical attention immediately. Notify your supervisor and human resources. These cases need to reported, SFCC is here to support you.

Please do your part, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy.

Do you need information on testing? Visit

Remember to wash your hands for a full 20 seconds!

Submit nominations for WOW awards

The Office of Human Resources reminds you to nominate who you think is doing a great job here at SFCC. The nomination form can be found at the SFCC Connect portal, or by reaching out to Joanne Romero


Let Campus Weekly share your news

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.

Campus community invited to Social Justice Series

President Becky Rowley sent an email invitation to the campus community on Jan. 28 stating:

I’m excited to share news of an important SFCC online series, “Honoring Our Relationships Through Solidarity.” I encourage you all to attend and be part of the dynamic exchange of ideas that will guide us through the future. Please accept this invitation to keep it in your calendar. The session is a keynote address from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7. You will be able to join here:

I welcome all SFCC students, faculty and staff members to participate.

The series funded by Title V was developed by a subcommittee of the President’s Diversity Advisory Committee. This series dovetails with last spring’s employee Professional Development Day that explored many ideas regarding anti-racism and equity.

The “Honoring Our Relationships Through Solidarity” series will allow everyone to take a deeper dive into these concepts. A distinguished team from the University of New Mexico (Shiv Desai, Ph.D.; Nancy López, Ph.D.; Leola Paquin, Ph.D.; and Vincent Werito, Ph.D.) will launch the series with a presentation that will be followed by several opportunities in the following weeks for you to participate in dialog to identify systems of exclusion and oppression at SFCC, develop a framework that helps identify systems of oppression and explore the role of data in dismantling systems of exclusion and oppression at SFCC.

On MySFCC you will find a Social Justice Series web page (login required.) You can access the page from MySFCC by clicking on the “Social Justice Series” button in the Resources section or the “Social Justice Series” menu item. This page will be updated with links for the online events. You’ll also see the full schedule and speaker bios.

We want everyone at SFCC to watch the initial presentation and to provide input in the subsequent conversations. Student voices are vital to these conversations, so please encourage our students to attend.

I appreciate you taking out the time from your busy schedules to be part of this process. I am also excited to share that you will be able to earn a digital badge (PDAC Social Justice Series badge) by attending the entire series. No registration is required. This digital noncredit badge can be earned by employees or students and could be useful to add to your résumé for future employment.

Thank you all for your ongoing commitment to equity at Santa Fe Community College.

Photo: Vincent Werito, Ph.D.