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Applications now open for free PROTEC film & TV production training

File photo: SFCC film students.

PROTEC will offer free training on weekends February 11 – 26
Applications due on January 31, qualified applicants will get up to 160 hours paid work experience

Santa Fe Community College in partnership with Santa Fe CountyStagecoach Foundation, Inc., and Santa Fe Film Office announce applications are open for a free training program to become a film and television production assistant. Qualified applicants will get up to 160 hours paid work experience.

The Professional Readiness for Technical Careers (PROTEC) program will run on weekends and begins on Saturday, February 11 and continues through Sunday, February 26 at Santa Fe Community College. Applications are due on Jan. 31. More information and applications are available at

The partners have teamed up to provide a multilevel, detailed Production Assistant (PA) training program. This program will provide participants with training in on-set safety, on-set etiquette, production office skills, OSHA-10 certification, interview and résumé building skills, exposure to industry standard equipment, effective communication skills and more.

Elizabeth Kianu Stahmer of Stagecoach Foundation, Inc. said, “This is an amazing opportunity and pathway into the rapidly expanding film industry here in New Mexico. It’s been an honor to work with so many wonderful folks across so many institutions to make this dream into a reality.”

Classes will begin the weekend of February 11 and continue for three weekends concluding on February 26. There will be a mix of in-person at Santa Fe Community College and online classes. Instructors are industry professionals who will bring current experience to their classes. See the class schedule at

The Production Assistant program offers an on-the-job training component for Santa Fe County residents. The program serves to incentivize productions to provide Production Assistant opportunities to participants who complete the Production Assistant training. Santa Fe County will provide 50 percent reimbursement of the qualifying participants’ $15 an hour wages for up to 160 hours physically worked by the participant. Production companies are approved by Stagecoach Foundation, Inc., Santa Fe County, and SFCC.

Milton Riess, co-chair of the SFCC film program said, “Working as a Production Assistant is one of the best ways to gain experience on film and television sets. Being a PA allows you to be exposed to every craft in this industry and see exactly what may interest you and how to move into these specific fields. A PA is a demanding job, and this training program is a great way to prepare yourself for this exciting industry and an even more rewarding career.”

Participant requirements: No prior workforce training is required. Participants must be a high school graduate or equivalent, aged 18 years old or older, have a valid driver’s license, and be a Santa Fe County resident. For applications visit

PROTEC offers preparatory training for entry-level employment in a variety of industries and is designed for individuals who are currently unemployed, underemployed, or looking to increase their hire-ability in Santa Fe County.

For more information about the PROTEC program contact SFCC Continuing Education program at 505-428-1676 or For details about the production assistant training contact SFCC Film Co-chair Milton Riess at or 505-428-1421.

Early Childhood Center of Excellence offers free early childhood speaker series with equity and social justice focus

Jan 13: Native Language and Equity in Teacher Education

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.

‘Immortal’ exhibition opens 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 26

Exhibition features works by SFCC ceramic artists who have passed in last two years

Pot by Juliet Calabi

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 Hironaka, Donna Thompson and Frank Willett.

Frank Willett taught at SFCC.

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.

ESL orientations continue through Jan. 18, 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 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.

For more information:

Spring 2023 ESL classes begin January 30. Space is limited. For more information, call 505-428-1329 or email

Spring Continuing Education Schedule now available online

The SFCC Spring Continuing Education Schedule now available online. Print copies can be found in the racks at SFCC, the Santa Fe Higher Education Center and around town. Visit for tips on registering and to view the variety of offerings.

“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 or 505-428-1676. The Continuing Education (CE) staff can help you complete your registration.

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:

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.

For more information contact:

Solar System Bracelets

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 Please include name, A#, phone number, and the titles & categories of entries.

Sponsored by SFCC Foundation, as well as SFCC Media Arts & Liberal Arts

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.

Read more in the press release.

More information about the APRENDE program can be found at

A link to the apprentice application is available at

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.

East Wing Eatery is hiring student employees!

Come learn barista and service skills in a fun working environment! Flexible scheduling.

Requirements: Completed FAFSA & Enrolled in 6 credit hours for Spring 2023

Email for more information.

SGA seeking Senators & Officers for Spring 2023


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

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

Senator Positions

  • Liberal Arts, Arts, Design, and Media Arts
  • Trades, Advanced Technology & Sustainability, Business and Education
  • Health, Math and Science, Fitness Center
  • Technology
  • Veteran
  • LGBTQ+

$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:

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 Library Spring semester hours are:
Mon. – Thurs. 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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 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.

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 | |

In Memoriam: Janet Wise

Janet Wise

With a heavy heart and sadness, SFCC shares that Janet Wise, long-time former executive director of Marketing and Public Relations, passed away this weekend after a brief illness. SFCC appreciated her years of dedication and commitment to the college. Many of us had a long personal connection with her and will be grieving her loss. Please take care of yourself as you deal with this difficult news.

Her daughter Talia has shared this about her life and upcoming service:

Janet Ann Wise passed away after a short illness on January 8, 2023 with her sister and her daughter at her side. Janet was born in Detroit, Michigan and lived in that area until 1962 when her family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. She loved riding her horse along the Albuquerque acequias and graduated from Valley High School in 1971. Upon graduation she began her life in Santa Fe, pursuing a career in public relations and starting her family.

Her early professional roles included Deputy Press Secretary for Governor Bruce King and Director of Public Information for the City of Santa Fe.

In 1984 Janet took a public relations position at the College of Santa Fe and remained a fixture of that institution’s marketing and administrative offices for twenty years. In the 2000’s Janet’s passion for higher education and public relations continued, serving students and communities at the state level, and then as the Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations at the Santa Fe Community College where she retired in 2017.

Janet loved music, playing piano and french horn as a hobby, and attending concerts with her friends and family. She enjoyed reading and always stayed active by hiking, traveling, taking zumba classes, and caring for her pets.

Janet is preceded in death by her beloved husband Ed Moreno, and her parents Donald and Phyllis Wise. She is survived by: her daughter and son-in-law, Talia and David Sledge, step-daughter and son-in-law Robin and Robert Chadwick, step-daughter Lisa Moreno, sister and brother-in-law Lori and George Bradley, Grandchildren: Price, Solomon, Evelyn, Rozlyn, as well as extended family including nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A service will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 2 p.m. at the Rivera Family Kiva Chapel, 417 E. Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

If you wish to honor Janet’s memory with a gift, please consider a financial donation to one of the following organizations:

Campus Cupboard Food Pantry (Janet founded this during her tenure at Santa Fe Community College)

Send donations to: Santa Fe Community College Foundation, 6401 Richards Avenue, Santa Fe, NM, 87508. Attn: Kelly Marquez

The Horse Shelter

Watch your email for login information and system details!

December WOW – Rod Hasson

Rod Hasson was nominated for December 2022 WOW award. Congratulations Rod!

“Rod has always been exceptionally friendly, patient, knowledgeable, and goes the extra mile every time you need his help. I can’t express begin to express the gratitude I feel towards his never-ending professionalism and respect he treats you with no matter how stupid you end up being.”

Spring 2023 Online Teaching & Learning Pins and Training Opportunities

Earn the OTL pins to signify your online course has met SFCC and Quality Matters standards of online course design. Reach out to the SFCC OTL Department to begin the review process.

SFCC Online Course Development Standards Training on Canvas

  • Monday, January 30th – Sunday, February 19th
  • Monday, February 27th – Sunday, March 19th
  • Monday, March 27th – Sunday, April 16th

Contact Michelle F. Renteria to enroll,

Quality Matters Courses/Workshops

  • Designing Your Online Course (DYOC)
  • Designing Your Blended Course (DYBC)
  • Improving your Online Course (IYOC)
  • Creating Presence in Your Online Course (CPOC)
  • Addressing Accessibility and Usability (AAU)
  • Accessing Your Learners (AYL)
  • Gauging Your Technology Skills (GYTS)
  • Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)

Contact the SFCC OTL Department for starting dates and registration, by phone at 505-428-1166 or email at

Workday is Live celebration

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!

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 register by calling or emailing or

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.

Thank you!  Hope to see you there!!!!

Art instructor Jared Weiss featured in Pasatiempo; exhibition continues through Feb. 12

“Golden,” oil on canvas, 30 x 30, by Jared Weiss

Jared Weiss, Art and Design Faculty, was featured in the Jan. 6 issue of Pasatiempo, in the story titled, “Life of the Party.” (Note: If you have difficulty opening the link it’s also posted here on Yahoo News.)

His exhibition “The Party’s Over” at the Ellsworth Gallery, 215 E. Palace Avenue, is open through February 12. Visit Ellsworth Gallery for more information. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

Weiss is quoted in Brian Sandford’s story:

“I think of the figures in the work as actors on a stage,” Weiss says. “The figures in my paintings are very engaged in whatever action they are performing. They have urgency. It’s like a small snippet of a theatrical production: figures are often looking at something that we as the viewer can’t see because it is out of frame or obscured in some way. When the figure is turned away, the viewer has more space to create their own story about what is happening.

“For me, the more open-ended an image is, the more potential the viewer has to be an active participant in what the painting ‘means.’”

Also, Sandford wrote: Gallery owner Barry Ellsworth praises the distinctive way Weiss incorporates the Land of Enchantment’s landscapes, calling him a deep thinker who carefully considers his words and actions. He was attracted to Weiss’ work because “besides the obvious skill and dedication that he puts into it, I love work that, like, captures a moment. I feel like the moments that he captures are so special. They’re these sort of dream moments.”

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 the cost of registration and, in some cases, compensation for faculty. For information about the Spring 2023 Faculty Professional Development through Title V please see this link:

December Computer Update Alert  

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:

  1. Self-Paced: recorded videos, e-learning
  2. Instructor-Led: presentations and demonstrations of key activities
  3. In-System: some Workday screens provide field-specific instructions and links to helpful information
  4. 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:

Read about accomplishments in English and Communications Department

Kate McCahill recently shared the departmental newsletter for English and Communications. It includes an impressive list of accomplishments! Read the newsletter here.

CHESS — Collaborative for Higher Education Shared Services

CHESS Connection Newsletter – December 13

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

This month’s newsletter contains a lot of information on upcoming training as Workday rolls out. Everyone will need to take training, so check it out!

WOW awards – nominate an outstanding coworker today!

Do have anyone you would like to nominate for the WOW award in your department?

The WOW award is given monthly to employees who demonstrate outstanding customer service.
Please nominate at SFCC Connect- Online Forms/Office of Human Resources (OHR)-Wonderful Outstanding Worker!

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!


Congratulations to all of our students who are on the Fall 2022 Deans list! Those students maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the fall 2022 semester.

See the complete list here.

File photo: Former SGA president and 2021 graduate Ian Martinez celebrates with confetti.

Ongoing news and events

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

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

Scribe Mini Station at SFCC Library

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.

The Scribe Mini is a self-service station for patrons who are familiar with the digital cartridge process. This service will be available to members of the public (who are eligible for Blind and Print-Disabled services) during SFCC Library’s open library hours. More information about the Library for the Blind and Print Disabled and applications for using the service can be found here: For a list of eligibility requirements for using this audio service visit

For more information about SFCC Library’s services either email or call 505-428-1352.  For more information about the State Library’s Library for the Blind and Print Disabled either email or call 505-476-9770 or 1-800-456-5515.

Read more….

SFCC Library hosts upcoming Children’s Storytime events, next event Jan. 18

Children’s Storytime in the SFCC Library Family Study Room
2 to 3 p.m.

Next event Jan. 18

We will be joined by the Santa Fe Children’s Museum with a Children’s Storytime and the opportunity to take home complimentary children’s STEAM kits. All SFCC Community Members Are Welcome

Questions? email:

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

Will Wilson’s Connecting the Dots: Cameron Straightdown Sefx, archival pigment print from digital photograph

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. 

Visit Equity FAQ web page

SFCC’s Equity Statement and Equity web page are now linked to an Equity FAQ page. Visit the Equity FAQ page. The Equity FAQ page is an evolving web page. Feedback or questions? Contact President’s Diversity Advisory Committee’s co-chairs Shalimar Krebs or sj Miller, Ph.D.

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  Thank you to the New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation for hosting this session.

Understanding Tuition-Free College in New Mexico – YouTube

Need food? Campus Cupboard welcomes all

Campus Cupboard now offers 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.

Let’s help slow the spread of the virus

Let’s keep everyone safe and remember:

  • 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 be 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

SFCC strongly encourages face masks inside the building. Recomendamos encarecidamente el uso de mascarillas dentro del edificio.

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.

01/05/2023, Los Alamos Daily Post, “SFCC Opens Applications For Free Weekend PROTEC Film & TV Production Assistant Training To Begin Feb. 11”

12/22/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Tipping culture slowly changing since pandemic”

11/30/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Our View – For college, tests aren’t always the answer”

11/25/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Santa Fe Community College dumps ‘not very accurate’ admissions tests”

11/28/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Classes to resume next week for local students, SFCC moves fall commencement to spring 2023, SFCC Clay Club to hold sale this week”

11/15/2022, Los Alamos Daily Post, “ECECD Awards $7 Million In Endowments To Support Early Childhood Programs At New Mexico Colleges & Universities”

11/15/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Report to state education committee shows students continue to struggle in math”

11/14/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Smartboard” details SFCC fall break and new SFCC Library Scribe Mini Station.

11/09/2022, Las Vegas Optic, “Luna Community College joins Collaborative for Higher Education Shared Services (CHESS)”

11/09/2022, Albuquerque Journal, “NM HED awards $110.5m in endowments”

11/09/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Art exhibition honors women who served”

11/09/2022, Santa Fe Reporter, “In-demand drivers mean on-demand buses.”

11/01/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Supporter of early education amendment celebrating ahead of voters’ decision.”