Campus Weekly

SFCC Graduates 14 with Paramedic Certificates

Fourteen students received paramedic certificates from SFCC’s Emergency Medical Services Institute on June 30.

Back row, left to right: Svend Petersen, Jacob Mares, Kyle Jaffa, James Bruce, Andrew George, Jeremy Martinez (in between the two rows), Dustin Rogers, Ernesto Archuleta, Cameron Roybal

Front row, left to right: Sahaj Khalsa (Program Director), David Huckabee (ALS Coordinator, Retired), Manuel Gallegos, Taylor Keaveny, Kathleen Finley, Kenneth Andersen, Isiah Gonzales, Samantha Barela (Clinical Coordinator)

News and Announcements

Welding Program Art Show and Lunch

An art show and sale of student work opens at noon today. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to the artist who created each piece.

Lunch by SFCC Culinary students will also be available for purchase with proceeds supporting the Culinary program. The show runs through July 17. For more information, contact Art on Campus Coordinator Linda Cassell, ext. 1855.

President's Update: Time-Sensitive Health Insurance Cost Analysis

All those who are currently covered or who plan to enroll in health insurance coverage through the college are encouraged to attend one of two information sessions on Monday, July 17, 10-11:15 a.m. and 1 to 2:15 p.m. in the West Wing Lecture Hall, Room 216.


Santa Fe Fuego Hosts 'SFCC Night'

Join SFCC in cheering on the Santa Fe Fuego against the Trinidad Triggers, 6 p.m., Thursday, July 13.

Become a Hiring Panel Lead

The next training is from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, July 20 in the HR Conference Room. To register you must have previously served on a hiring panel. For more information and to register, contact Jeff Hood, ext. 1843

Artisan Spirulina Immersion Week

Santa Fe Community College’s Training Center Corporation and Apogee Spirulina host Artisan Spirulina Immersion Week with Intro to Aquaponics, July 31 through August 4.

Registration is underway. The $1,600 fee includes training and materials including a spirulina starter culture kit, and breakfasts and lunches. For a tentative agenda and to register visit


Sign Up for Renewal and Wholeness Retreat

Give yourself the gift of slowing down and looking within in pursuit of what brings life into our lives and work. In this two-weekend retreat, you are invited to explore issues of vocation, identity and integrity through self-reflection, soulful poetry, deep listening, respectful inquiry, silent walks outdoors and more. Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 28 and 29 and August 4 and 5. Open to all SFCC staff and faculty and facilitated by Jeff Hood. Preregistration necessary, contact Jeff Hood, ext. 1843. Funded by the SFCC Foundation.

SFCC Leadership Academy Accepting Applications for Class of 2018

SFCC Leadership Academy graduates complete an eight-month training to enhance communication skills, build community and develop leadership and management skills to better serve our students. Applications are available on MySFCC for the Leadership, Graduate and Supervisor classes.

Student Spotlight

Title IX and Santa Fe Community College

Student Affairs has launched a new webpage for Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, which states:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

The revamped web page provides information on student rights, options, contacts and an informative video.


SFCC Welding Student Places in National SkillsUSA Competition

Welding student Frank Trujillo, pictured with Welding Instructor Jake Lovato, placed 8th in the National SkillsUSA Competition in Louisville, Kentucky last month. Read his story. Congratulations, Frank!

SFCC Culinary Student Places in National SkillsUSA Competition

Culinary student Kyle Pacheco placed 11th in last month’s national SkillsUSA competition in Louisville, Kentucky. Pictured with Chef and Instructor Patrick Mares. Good work, Kyle!

Paramedic Applications Open Until August 4

The Emergency Medical Services Institute is accepting Paramedic Training Program applications through August 4 for the year-long certificate program that starts October 16.

For more information on the Emergency Medical Services Institute or to download a copy of the application, go to or contact director Sahaj Khalsa, ext. 1820.


Veterans Scholarship Application Deadline Extended to July 21

The scholarship application for City of Santa Fe/SFCC Foundation Veterans Scholarship is available. The application deadline has been extended to Friday, July 21.


Support SMILES Dental Club

Get your own “Smiles” t-shirt for $20 and support SMILES, the SFCC Dental Student Club. See Karla in Room 456 or Aamna in Room 455. “Smiles – They’re always in fashion and worth everything.” For more information, contact Karla Martinez-Vigil, ext. 1345 or Aamna Nayyar, ext. 1258.

Employee Announcements

DeafTEC Workshop

A workshop to provide strategies to improve access to learning for deaf and hard of hearing students in a mainstreamed classroom will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 9 in the Jemez Rooms. There will be panel discussions by deaf and hard of hearing students and faculty/interpreters.

Facilitated by DeafTEC staff from Austin Community College and funded through SFCC’s Perkins Grant and SFCC Foundation. Working lunch provided. A $125 stipend available to adjunct and full time faculty. For more information and to register, contact Jeff Hood, ext. 1843.


Course Studio to Canvas Workshop Offerings

Beginning this fall semester, Course Studio in MySFCC will no longer be available. Online Classes will be conducted through Canvas. If you have never used Canvas, please join us for a Course Studio to Canvas Workshop this summer. All workshops will be in room 416. See the schedule.


'Hablando de Nosotros'

SFCC’s Center for Diversity and Integrated Learning Emily Stern shared some images from the “Hablando de Nosotros” conversation on June 20 at the Higher Education Center. For more information on upcoming events contact Emily Stern, ext. 1467. Check out the photos here.

Grantsmanship Spot Available

The Grantsmanship Training Program is offering one free space for an SFCC employee in its five-day training July 31 through August 4, here on campus. For more information, contact Kris Swedin, ext. 1253.

OIT Technology Project Requests are Back!

Submit a proposal for your technology project request between June 1 and September 15.

Not sure if your request is a project? Need to talk with someone about your project ideas? Contact Erica Keppel, Associate Director of IT Projects, at ext. 1133 or with questions or to submit a proposal.

¡Palabra!: LGBTQ

LGBTQ: People who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning. An inclusive term that seeks to capture all sexual and gender identities other than “heterosexual.” View definition in Spanish.

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