SFCC enjoyed a night at the Santa Fe Fuego baseball game on July 8. President Becky Rowley threw out the first pitch and Executive Director of Marketing & Public Relations Todd Lovato sang the Star Spangled Banner while accompanying himself on ukulele.
A special thanks to Marcos Maez, director of Recruitment and Dual Credit, for coordinating the distribution of tickets for the event. The announcer at the game touted the benefits of SFCC and why it’s a great time to enroll at the college.
At its June meeting, the SFCC Governing Board approved updates to SFCC Policy 6-12 Surveillance Cameras. Please review the policy in the link below and address any questions to the Policy Owner/Author listed.
• Policy 6-12 Surveillance Cameras Nick Telles, Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer, ext. 1161
College Policies and Procedures are posted at SFCC Policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more about policies, please contact Laura Mulry, ext. 1776.
Banner Downtime July 12
Registration and Bill Payment services will be unavailable on July 12 from 6 p.m. to midnight.
Employee Banner services will also be down.
Canvas will remain available.
Please contact OIT @ 505-428-1222 with any questions.
OIT Maintenance 7 a.m. July 18
OIT will be performing system maintenance from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday, July 18, 2021.
All systems will be affected by intermittent outages. Sorry for any inconvenience.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the OIT Service Desk at (505) 428-1222
Listen to podcast of President Becky Rowley's interview with Richard Eeds
Listen to the podcast of President Becky Rowley’s interview with Richard Eeds on KTRC 1260 | 103.7. Hear about the new Automotive Technology Center, scholarship money to pay for college, changes at SFCC, and more.
SFCC Library presents a free online workshop: “Contemporary Haiku and Short Forms: How To Write Flash Poems and Reduce Stress!” led by (poet, author and former SFCC faculty member) Miriam Sagan. Learn about the Japanese traditions of haiku, and how haiku is written today in English. Also expect five-line poems (tanka) and humorous poems (senryu). Haiku can be written in a peaceful garden or on a mountain, but it can also be written while you’re stuck in traffic or with a cell phone.
Expect to do a lot of writing and have some finished tiny poems that you like. There will be a handout on international haiku resources. This is for poets, journal keepers, and anyone who wants to enter the moments of life. Haiku favors the beginner!
SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery presents ‘Southwest Monochromes – A collection of black and white photographs by Jim Wysong.” The virtual exhibition opens at 4 p.m. Friday, June 25 and continues online through Aug. 12. View the exhibition.
James (Jim) Wysong, Ed.D., oversees academic operations at SFCC in the School of Liberal Arts and the School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts. Before he joined the college in 2020, he was a frequent visitor to New Mexico. His love for photography, geology and the outdoors drew him to the state. The opportunity to join the leadership team at SFCC has afforded Dr. Wysong the ability to combine his passions, pursuing his academic career here in the land that he loves.
STEM Santa Fe is back with a variety of STEM/STEAM camps in person this summer. Each camp is one week long and you can sign up your child for one or more camps based on their interests and grade level. Five of the eight camps offered will be hosted at SFCC. Registration is open at STEMSantaFe.org
Here are upcoming camps:
July 12 – July 16
Camp 7 @ SFCC: “App Design for Social Justice” for girls rising into 7th-9th grade July 19 – 23
Camp 8 @ SFCC: “Building Smart Greenhouse with Arduino” for rising 7th-9th graders
Space is limited and registration is currently open at: STEMSantaFe.org. Each camp is one week long and limited to 20 students. The registration fee is $25/week, waived upon request, and it includes lunch, thanks to our Title Sponsor Wildflower International.
Other Sponsors include LANL/TRIAD, NCGR, City of Santa Fe, N3B Los Alamos. Santa Fe Community College, Northern New Mexico College, New Mexico Tech, MathHappens Foundation, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Sandia National Laboratories, Santa Fe Community Foundation – Las Campanas Community Grants Fund, NM Childrens’ Foundation, McCune Foundation, and Meow Wolf.
At its May meeting, the SFCC Governing Board approved revisions to Policy. In addition, several revised Procedures have been posted. Please review the changes in the links below and address any questions to the Policy Owner/Author listed.
Let your friends and family know that fall registration has begun.
The fall semester begins Monday, August 23.
SFCC is offering a new tuition structure beginning Fall 2021 that will allow students who wish to take 12 to 18 credit hours to pay for only 12 credit hours. Students will be charged tuition per credit hour up to 12 credit hours. After 12 credit hours, there will be no additional tuition charge up to and including 18 credit hours. Additional credit hours beyond 18 will be charged at the regular credit hour rate.
On-campus assistance is available for many student services.
Whether you plan to reach out in person or online, it’s strongly suggested that you set up an appointment in advance. To get started with advising, students are encouraged to contact SFCC’s Welcome and Advising Center at 428-1270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The public now can make appointments to access the William C. Witter Fitness Center for use of the tennis courts, basketball courts, indoor track, cardio equipment and weight room/Resistance Training Center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. There is a $6 fee for each 50-minute appointment. Also, a 10-visit pass will soon be available for $50. The regular and warm lap pools opened earlier this year by appointment for a $7 fee. The public can make appointments now.
The Fitness Education Center will open for 50-minute appointments on the hour, and the following areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons may use one or more open areas during their appointment time. Pool reservations remain separate.
Basketball courts: Half court reservations. Limit of four people. Bring your own basketball.
Tennis courts: Limit of four people. Bring your own equipment.
Cardio exercise equipment (treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes and stair steppers). Please wipe down after each use. Upstairs equipment is not available.
Indoor track: You will be required to follow social distancing guidelines.
Weight Room/Resistance Training Center: Please wipe down equipment after each use.
Summer CE classes are ongoing with a mix of online and in-person classes. Lots of fun topics to explore this summer, such as railroads to exploring the relationship of Frieda Khalo and Diego Rivera. Register now to secure your spot.
Also, check out online options for kids, too!
Employees use your EEB Benefit. Need assistance with registration? Call 505-428-1676 or email CE@sfcc.edu.
SFCC is accepting applications for the second Engineering Machining Technologies cohort, supported by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Classes are taught at SFCC and hands-on, paid training takes place at LANL. Students will learn machining and manufacturing from tooling, safety, layout, planning, and programming to engineering design methodology and process improvement. Computer applications are part of the program, including computer-aided drawing, modeling and manufacturing. Students in the program will receive these benefits from LANL:
• Paid tuition and fees.
• Paid internship.
• Student/intern pay while in class.
• Initiation of the security clearance process.
• Potential conversion to full-time employment upon completion of the program.
Check out the July 9 Student Weekly Connection for information on offices that are open for in-person appointments, summer tutoring, how to sign up for information on WIOA grants, the services Kitchen Angels provides and lots more!
Student Work Study is a financial aid need-based program that provides a student funds earned through part-time employment currently paying at a rate of $12.10 per hour.
Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week. 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 2020-2021 (for summer employment) and 2021-2022 FAFSAs and any additional requested verification items
Must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit hours for summer and 6 credit hours for fall.
Must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
If you are interested in student employment, you can email the Student Employment Office at StudentEmployment@sfcc.edu for further information.
Great scholarship news for fall semester!
The state is now funding the Lottery Scholarship at 100 percent!
For more information watch these videos from area broadcasters: KOB, KRQE and KOAT.
Also, some more great news about the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship and other resources. See these highlights from the June 4 Santa Fe New Mexican story.
“The lottery scholarship program wasn’t the only good news for college students. The New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship, which benefits students who are not eligible for the lottery scholarship, such as returning adult learners and students who attend college part time, received an increase of $11 million for next year.
And the state has received $104 million in federal funds through the American Rescue Plan Act for student relief grants, Rodriguez said.
Scholarships are available for full and part-time students in all qualified areas of study including but not limited to: Business, Early Childhood, Engineering, Nursing, Computer Studies, Culinary and more. There are scholarships for Native American students, Hispanic students and students with disabilities (must be registered with the SAS department), international and non-U.S. citizens. Please visit https://www.sfcc.edu/offices/financial-aid/ for more information.
Student Resource Center connects students with community programs
The Student Resource Center helps students connect with various services, programs and agencies. We can help link up with several community resources including: Housing, Food, Utility Payment Assistance, Childcare, Physical Health and Legal Services. For more information and assistance, please contact Student Resource Coordinator Jocelyn Hernandez Monsalvo at 505-428-1194 or visit www.sfcc.edu/student-resource-center.
El Centro de Recursos Estudiantiles ayuda a los estudiantes a conectarse con varios servicios programas y agencias. Podemos ayudar a conectarse con varios servicios comunitarios, que incluyen: Vivienda, Comida, Asistencia para Pagos de Servicios Públicos, Cuidado de Niños, Salud Física y Servicios Legales. Para obtener más información y asistencia, comuníquese con la Coordinadora de Recursos Estudiantiles Jocelyn Hernandez Monsalvo al 505-428-1194 o visite www.sfcc.edu/student-resource-center.
Dean Jim Wysong interviewed by Alb. Journal about exhibition
Are you fully vaccinated? Find out how you can get a Fast Pass campus access card here.
You are being given this information to provide an opportunity for fully-vaccinated individuals to gain faster access to the Santa Fe Community College campus and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center. You are not required to participate. You can continue to have access by going through SFCC COVID-19 screening protocols. For the most up-to-date information visit: https://www.sfcc.edu/covid/.
Your privacy and confidential personal health information is important to SFCC. This information will be kept in a secure computer file that is only accessed by the SFCC Contact Tracing Team and the COVID-19 Point of Contact for the purposes of administrating the SFCC COVID -19 Safety protocols.
Just a reminder: The campus still has limited access. Essentially, the buildings are closed unless you have specific business on campus. Those coming to the campus need to follow protocols. But if you are returning or anticipating returning to work on campus, going to attend an in-person class or coming regularly for appointments you might want to consider applying for the Fast Pass. Again, this is just an option, not a requirement.
If you missed the remote memorial and celebration of life of SFCC’s beloved Margaretmary Woodd who passed away April 27 after a 16-year battle with cancer, you can view the recording here.
Memorial gifts in honor of Margaretmary can be made to: https://www.sfcc.edu/give-now. When you donate, please note in the comments section that you are donating in memory of Margaretmary Woodd. Funds will be used to benefit the SFCC Culinary Garden to honor Margaretmary’s true love and gift for gardening.
SFCC expresses sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Margaretmary Woodd, administrative assistant for Trades & Technology.
The WOW nominees for the month of May are Marcos Maez, Director Recruit & Community Outreach and Erica Keppel, Associate Director IT Projects
Marcos Maez nominated by Office of Human Resources:
OHR Office would like to nominate Marcos Maez for his work at the College, always being a flexible team player, and for his help in the 2021 Service Awards.
Erica Keppel, nominated by Cori Bergen:
I’d like to nominate Erica Keppel for a WOW Gram. Erica not only excels at her day-to-day IT project work, but she has taken on the task of coordinating the ERP Shared Services Team and our efforts to select a new ERP with our CHESS partners. This is no small task and she makes it look easy. She goes above and beyond to make sure everyone has the information they need and always stays positive. I want to make sure Erica knows how we appreciate her!
You can order business cards and name badges from Marketing and Public Relations (MPR) via our online form. The form is available via SFCC Connect, so you must be logged in via VPN or on campus for access.
The form is under ‘Online Forms’. You can access Online Forms from the left menu or under the Campus Resources dropdown menu. Once on the Online Forms page, click Marketing and Public Relations to see MPR forms. Click on “Business Cards or Name Badges Request Form” to fill out the form and submit your request.
You will need to provide information about what financial account to charge for the purchase. Your department’s Administrative Assistant will be able to provide you with account information if the business card or name badge purchase is approved by your supervisor. The title you provide for your business cards should match your official title with Human Resources (HR) and will be sent to HR for approval.
In an email to employees on May 15, President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., congratulates graduates and shared information on SFCC’s masking guidelines, return to campus and telecommuting policy.
Please note: According to the NMDOH, “the CDC’s guidance for school settings currently remains unchanged. Pending additional guidance from the CDC, masks continue to be required in schools for all students and school staff regardless of vaccination status.” Per NMDOH guidelines, SFCC’s requirement to wear masks on campus will not change at this time. I will continue to update you as health orders change.
Employees check your recent emails and SFCC Connect announcement for information on how employees can access the FEC. It detailed how you can access more exercise opportunities at the FEC through the https://sfcc.timetap.com/#/ appointment system, as well as how to register for a free online Office Yoga Class. You need to enter the Employee Code and also sign up with the Employee CRN on the register for classes page.
If you are having difficulty, accessing the appointment system, please contact Lynda Trujillo by email at Lynda.Trujillo@sfcc.edu so she can assist you.
Please note: Re: You will use your CRN for summer.
Is this room clean? Door Hanger and Seal Cleaning Protocol
The custodial staff will be using door hangers and door seals to easily identify rooms that have been used and need to be cleaned. The protocol is as follows:
All Rooms receive 2 Door Hangers are checked twice daily
Door hangers will be placed on exterior side of door handle and dated at the time cleaning and sanitation is completed.
A second door hanger will be placed to indicate room has been used since last cleaning. Green = Clean/Red = Dirty
Once a clean room has been used SFCC Staff and Faculty should turn door hanger from green to red as a communication to custodial staff that the room is in need of cleaning.
Yellow Door Seals: Applied to rooms that are seldom used, checked twice daily
Once a room is cleaned and sanitized, door seal will be dated and applied to door.
A broken door seal will indicate that a room has been used and is in need of cleaning.
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 NOVID.org. Read more about the app in this Dec. 15 Santa Fe Reporter story, “Spread the Word, not COVID-19.”
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 email@example.com
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.
Apply now to reserve a spot in Math Summer Bridge program
SFCC is offering a FREE two-week, in-person Math Summer Bridge Program starting July 26. Summer Bridge is a fun, supportive, and stress-free math and college success program for students who want to start in a higher-level math course this fall.
The Summer Bridge program will meet on campus Mon-Fri, July 26 to August 6 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free lunch and snacks plus $ when you finish! Learn more and apply now: https://www.sfcc.edu/summerbridge/
Photo: This 2016 file photo shows Shalimar Krebs when he was teaching a math class.