Campus Weekly

Enjoy Al Hurricane, Jr., on July 20 at SWAN Park

Join Santa Fe Community College in welcoming Al Hurricane, Jr. when he performs for the Santa Fe Bandstand’s Southside show from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20 at SWAN Park at Jaguar Drive and Highway 599. Santa Fe Community College and Presyterian Health Center are the event sponsors. Bring your dancing shoes and lawn chairs to this family-friendly event.

Al Hurricane Jr. is an American singer-songwriter. He is known as “The Godson” of New Mexico Music, a nickname that was inherited from his father Al Hurricane, who is considered the undisputed “Godfather” of New Mexico music. He has long been his father’s protégé. Al Jr. has many solo albums, and has contributed songs such as “Flor De Las Flores” to New Mexico’s unique style of Spanish music.

To get your weekend started, check out the Santa Fe Bandstand on Friday, July 19 when SFCC’s Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations Todd Lovato joins rock band Sol Fire for their set beginning at 6 p.m. Then at 7:15 p.m. catch former SFCC governing board member Chris Abeyta when his classic Chicano rock band Lumbre del Sol plays.

Photo from Santa Fe Bandstand.

News and Announcements

WIOA Orientation/Information Sessions at SFCC

Looking for a resource to fund and support 2019-2020 retraining, certificate or degree in a job growth industry? The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program is often a good resource for those ineligible for Pell grants and other, usual financial aid. Learn more about WIOA and eligibility at an orientation session. Sessions are open to faculty, staff, students, and community members.

The next sessions at SFCC are at 4 p.m. Monday, July 15 and July 29 in Room 204-I. Sessions are generally every other week here and at the New Mexico Workforce Connection Office. For more information contact Pat Delgado, Career Development Specialist at 505-474-5025.

Dog Therapy in the Library, July 24 and 25

The SFCC Library is hosting therapy dogs 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 24 and 25 in the Library Instruction Room, room 545.

Come cuddle a canine and de-stress during finals week. For more information, call 505-428-1352.

DWELL Opening Reception July 26

SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery presents the exhibition, DWELL, which opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 26. This is the college’s first installation show.

DWELL will be displayed through September 6. For more information, contact Linda Cassel at or 505-428-1501.

Photo: 3 Spools Plus One by Patricia Pearce.


Grantsmanship Training Program, Aug. 5-9

SFCC’s Continuing Education Department and Georgia O’Keeffe Museum will co-host a Grantsmanship Training Program Aug. 5-9 on SFCC’s campus. The intensive, five-day, hands-on workshop for nonprofit and government grantseekers will guide participants step by step through all stages of planning programs, researching funding sources and writing proposals.

To register for the Grantsmanship Training Program, for more information or to apply for a partial scholarship, contact the Grantsmanship Center at 213-482-9862, or Early bird discount available until June 24.


SFLR Call for Submissions!

The submission period for the 2019 issue of The Santa Fe Literary Review is now open through November 1. This year’s theme is The Spaces Between exploring freedom, distance, movement and time.

Submission categories include dramatic writing, creative nonfiction, poetry, fiction and visual art. Details are online, or for more info email

Hiring event from 9 to noon, July 26 at HEC

In partnership with New Mexico Workforce Solutions, more than 15 employers will be available at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, July 26, to fill a variety of job opportunities. Job seekers should bring multiple copies of their resumes and come dressed for success. The Santa Fe HEC is at 1950 Siringo Road.
Employers include:

  • BC Metropolitan Detention Center
  • City of Santa Fe
  • Coca Cola
  • County of Santa Fe
  • Dion’s Pizza
  • Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
  • Good Will Industries
  • Heritage Home Health Center
  • IBEW Local 611 Electricians
  • La Familia Medical Center
  • Los Alamos National Laboratories (LANL)
  • Santa Fe Public Schools
  • State of NM CYFD

If you have any questions call New Mexico Workforce Solutions at (505) 827-7434 or visit

SFCC in the news!

Read Kathaleen Robert’s terrific story from Albuquerque Journal “Artist carves out a new life.” The July 6 story highlighted that SFCC woodworking instructor Ivan Dimitrov was invited to sell his work at the recent International Folk Art Festival. From the story: “When I saw this work, its artistry is so raw,” market placement committee member and author Carmella Padilla said. “It’s spectacular; I was stunned.”

The Santa Fe New Mexican’s July 7 “Smartboard,” was filled with items about SFCC including: STEM Santa Fe offers coding camp for girls, Child trauma expert to speak at conference and Considering a career in respiratory care?

Director of Continuing Education Kris Swedin reports that several students who attended the Masai beading class did so after reading the July 6 Santa Fe New Mexican story, “International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe includes Maasai beadworker.”

The Los Alamos Daily Post featured the story, “SFCC Announces Tekla Johnson is new director.”

Student Spotlight

Paramedic program accepting applications through July 31

SFCC’s Emergency Medical Services Institute is accepting Paramedic Training Program applications now until 5 p.m. July 31 for the certificate program that starts October 14 and runs through December 2020.

For more information on SFCC’s Emergency Medical Services Institute or to download a copy of the application, go to or contact director Sahaj Khalsa at 505-428-1820 or

SFCC Department of Dental Health accepting applications for 2019-2020 academic year

The SFCC Department of Dental Health is now accepting applications for 2019-2020 academic year for these programs:

  • Certificate in Dental Assisting (3-semester, full-time program)
  • Certificate in Advanced Dental Assisting Skills (part-time, evening and online available)
  • AAS in Dental Health (5-semester, full-time program)
  • Certificate in Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) (2-semester program with online and weekends available)

For information contact Director of Dental Health Dr. Aamna Nayyar, 505-428-1258 or or visit

SFCC volunteers at International Folk Arts' Artists' Resource Fair

SFCC Department of Dental Health & Respiratory Therapy Program’s staff and students volunteered at the International Folk Arts’ Artists’ Resource Fair on July 11. The following services were provided:

  • Oral health information
  • Respiratory health information
  • Resources for quitting tobacco use
  • Interpretation for the international artists (e.g translation into Spanish, Urdu and Arabic languages)
  • Lots of free oral health goodies thanks to a generous donation from the NM Dental Foundation.

For more information:
Aamna Nayyar, Director of Department of Dental Health

Rebecca Jeffs, Director of Respiratory Therapy Program

International Folk Arts Market
NM Dental Foundation

Check out photos of Grill and Chill last week

This message came from Ernest Kavanaugh: Thank you for your support in welcoming Dr. Rowley and Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos to our campus during Grill and Chill.

In addition, a big shout out to all our volunteers, Student Services, Accounting, Staff Senate, SGA, STAM, ENLACE, POM, Food Services, OIT, SAS, Veterans Center, Counselors and the Office of Student Development for a job well done.

See more photos on Facebook.

President Becky Rowley spoke at Grill and Chill event in the Courtyard.

Verify your Fall Financial Aid Now

Do you have your financial aid in place for the fall semester? The payment deadline is July 24. Verify your Financial Aid today!
For more information, email or call

Employee Announcements

Join the trail running group on Tuesdays and walking group on Thursdays

The college now offers employees a meet-up for current and “newbie” trail runners in front of the William C. Fitness Education Center at 6:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Please note: The time has changed to 6:30 a.m., so runners will be ready for their workday. All are welcome.

The Walking Group has moved to Thursdays 7:30-8:30 a.m., also meeting in front of the FEC.

For questions in regards to the trail running, please contact Herman Garcia und questions in regards to the Walking Group should go to Ute Jannsen-Kerr.

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SFCC Dental Department Open House Thursday

Come and learn about SFCC’s dental programs at the Open House!
Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Snacks and tea will be provided for your enjoyment.
Room 454 (SFCC Dental Lab).