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Photos from the SFCC Art and Design Faculty and Staff Exhibition opening

The SFCC Art and Design Faculty and Staff Exhibition opening reception was well attended on December 5. Check out the online gallery from the event! The show continues through Thursday, January 30.

Photo: Sculpture by Linda Cassel, Director of Art on Campus

Jane Lin poetry at SFCC

In retired associate professor Miriam Sagan’s December 14 blog post, she features “Poetry Posts by Jane Lin” on the SFCC campus. The Poetry Posts now feature the poems of Jane Lin with artwork of Julian Wong.


Spring 2020 Welcome Week Schedule

Welcome Week kicks off Thursday, January 9, with a campus-wide convocation meeting. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Please keep checking the announcements on MySFCC for updates to the full Convocation Schedule.

Under Construction: Auto Tech Center

Construction has begun on the new, 17,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Automotive Technologies Center on the southeast corner of campus. Please share these contacts should anyone need directions to the construction site or information:
Karin Pitman, SFCC Automotive Technologies Center Project Manager at 428-1720
Julia Furry, Director of Automotive Technologies – 428-1177.

The college thanks our local voters who supported the need for educating more skilled automotive technicians when they approved the $7 million bond to build the center. The ATC is designed to become eligible to earn a LEED Gold energy designation using various sustainable strategies. The architectural renderings from Greer Stafford/SJCF ARCHITECTURE, Inc. are posted online. The Automotive Technologies Program offers multiple certificates as well as an Associate in Applied Science degree, all of which lead to in-demand, good-paying jobs.

Plant and Operation Management moving to LL305 during construction

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

Register early for the Gerald Clay Basketball tournament

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

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

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

ESL new student orientations begin January 14

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

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

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

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

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

Southern Italy: Insights and Images Spring 2020

Southern Italy: Insights and Images
Only 20 seats available!
With Bernadette Jacobs and Diane Tintor
May 4 – 8 and May 18 – 30, 2020

Travel to Naples, Capri, Sorrento, Bari, Trulli di Alberobello, and Matera in an area of Italy known as the “Tuscany of the South.” Investigate Greek, Roman and religious art and architecture of southern Italy along with the influence of classical Greek archetypes that helped shape Western culture. Start your experience with a week-long in-person course at SFCC. Then your travel adventure begins!

Receive credit for prior learning for any credit student who wants to earn 3 credit hours.

Information Sessions:

  • Wednesday Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m., SFCC Room 711
  • Saturday Feb. 1, 10 a.m., Travel Bug, 839 Paseo de Peralta

HSE/GED Prep and I-BEST registration open

New student registration for high school equivalency and GED preparation classes is open through January 13. Returning students may register until January 17. Classes in Spanish and English begin January 21. For more information, call 505-428-1356 or go to


Student Spotlight

SFCC opens at 10 a.m. on Jan. 9

Santa Fe Community College’s services including academic advising, registration assistance and the cashier’s office as well as the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center will open at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 9 due to a campus-wide staff and faculty meeting.

Spring 2020 Payment Information

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

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

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

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

Need money to pay for school?

The FAFSA is available!

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

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

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

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

Employee Announcements

Dr. sj Miller releases two new books on gender identity in education

Two new books written by Dr. sj Miller about gender identity in pre-K through University Education have recently been published.

‘about Gender Identity Justice in Schools and Communities’ (


‘About Navigating Trans and Complex Gender Identities’ (

Click here for more detail about these publications.

sj is available for presentations, talks, keynotes and professional development.


Aamna Nayyar co-authors 'Three Paths, One God: Traditional Scriptures and New Prayers'

A message from Aamna Nayyar, Director Department of Dental Health, and member of SFCC’s PDAC:

“[I’m] sharing with you the book that I co-authored/compiled. The book is about religious tolerance and hopefully, it will be my small contribution toward world peace. Amen.”

From book description on

Three paths, One God. Jewish, Christian, Muslim. Scripture, liturgy, and contemporary prayer. Three women, each following her faith, praying and seeking, marking times of our days, celebrating the unfolding of our lives, pursuing sacred paths toward God. Thus, this book!

As active practitioners of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the authors recognize the power of religious belief and practice in our lives.

Publisher’s Note


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In memoriam: Linda Jean Smith

Linda Jean Smith, beloved member of the SFCC adjunct nursing faculty, died on December 7, 2019. Linda will be missed by those who have had the pleasure of working with her. She worked for Presbyterian and placed SFCC students before her retirement.

A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held for Linda on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, 7 Paseo De San Antonio Rd., Placitas, NM 87043.

Read her obituary on the Davis Funeral home website.