Campus Weekly

News and Announcements

¡Viva! Free Fitness for Full-time Students

In response to an initiative proposed by students, Interim President Cecilia Cervantes, Ph.D., announces ¡Viva! Free Fitness for Full-time Students – a pilot program for the fall semester. Starting Aug. 20, full-time students registered for 12 credit hours or more will be able to access the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and all day Friday.


Save the Date: Convocation, August 13

Fall is just around the corner. Welcome Week takes place Aug. 9 through 17. The kick-off convocation assembly takes place on Monday, Aug. 13 from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. Please note, services will be limited during this time. View the full agenda.

SFCC announces launch of paid internship program PILAS

Santa Fe Community College announces the launch of the PILAS Internship program (Programa de Internos, Los Alamos), a workforce development project that gives students the opportunity to work with local businesses to gain employable skills while earning an hourly wage and academic credit. The interns, who will begin working in August, will receive pay through the college, not the business partners. The college is seeking businesses that would like to participate in the program.

Businesses and organizations interested in mentoring an SFCC student intern can contact Ya’el Chaikind at 505-428-1418 or for more information. As the Internship Coordinator, Chaikind serves as the liaison between business mentors and students, offering support to create an inspiring internship experience for everyone involved.


Dental students serve artists

SFCC’s Dental Department volunteered at last week’s International Folkarts Artists Resource Fair.

Artists from all around the world, volunteers and organizers were provided with free dental education and goodies. Students performed intra-oral examination competency, under the supervision of the faculty. See more photos on Facebook.

Artisan Spirulina Immersion Workshop, Register now

SFCC’s Training Center Corporation and Apogee Spirulina host Artisan Spirulina Immersion Workshop, July 30 through August 2.

Registration is underway. The $1,100 fee for training and materials includes a spirulina starter culture kit, 3 breakfasts and 4 lunches. For a tentative agenda and to register visit


East Wing Garden volunteers needed

Join us for community work days in the East Wing Garden Fridays, July 20 and 27 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Volunteers are needed for garden work projects including weeding, watering and planning. All are welcome and no experience necessary. For more information, email

Grantsmanship Course July 23-27, registration still open

CE will host a Grantsmanship Training Program July 23-27. 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. The registration fee is $1,095. To register call 1-800-421-9512.

For more information, see the press release.

Student Spotlight

Register for fall NOW!

Register NOW for the fall semester to get the classes you want and need to complete your degree or certificate. Visit your adviser or stop in or call the Welcome and Advising Center at 505-428-1270 to meet with an adviser and make sure you’re on the right track. You got this!

Make sure you have your Financial Aid for fall

Do you have your financial aid in place for the fall semester?

The payment deadline is July 25.

Verify your Financial Aid today – Come in and see a member of the Financial Aid office staff, in the Welcome and Advising Center. Learn more online, by emailing Financial Aid or calling 505-428-1268. Se habla Español.

Creative Writing for Fall

The SFCC English Department has released a flyer compiling its creative writing offerings for the fall semester. Check out the flyer.

Veterans Scholarship

The City of Santa Fe Veterans’ Advisory Board and the SFCC Foundation provide the SFCC Scholarship for Veterans and Dependents.

The application for the 2018-2019 is currently available on the SFCC Financial Aid webpage. Applications are still being accepted.

Paramedic program accepting application through July 31

Santa Fe Community College’s Emergency Medical Services Institute is accepting Paramedic Training Program applications through July 31 for the year-long certificate program that starts October 15. Get all the details.

For more information on the 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

Dental Program accepting applications for fall 2018

SFCC’s Dental Department is accepting applications now for earning a Certificate in Dental Assisting, an Associate degree in Dental Health and/or a Certificate in Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) applications for fall 2018.

The application and qualification criteria for the program can be found online. For more information, contact Dental Department Director Aamna Nayyar, ext. 1258.

Employee Announcements

SFCC on Display at 'Take Your Grandparents to a Movie Night'

View a photo album

On Saturday, employees from the college participated in a City of Santa Fe sponsored movie screening of “Willy Wonky and the Chocolate Factory” at the Midtown Campus Quad.

About 100 residents munched popcorn while viewing a stunning fashion show from the Fashion Design Program; listening to talks from associate professor and city historian Andrew Lovato, Ph.D. and Continuing Education drone instructor Ricky A. Thomas; exploring SFCC’s tiny house; and participating in sidewalk chalk art with CE art instructors. The college and HEC also provided giveaways and enrollment information.

The college will partner with the City again on Aug. 17. Mark your calendars!

Charlie Shultz attends national conference, also abstract accepted

Lead faculty of the Controlled Environment Agriculture program (Richard C.) Charlie Shultz spent two weeks at the end of June in Washington D.C. as a Kika de la Garza Fellow for the USDA.

Shultz also recently had an abstract accepted for the Committee on Space Research of the International Council for Science (ICSU) annual conference.
He has co-authored the piece with former Biosphere 2 scientist, Mark Nelson, who resides in Santa Fe and runs Synergia Ranch. The title of their presentation is “The potential applications of aquaponics for bioregenerative space life support systems.”

Congratulations Charlie on bringing your knowledge to the world stage!

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Jake Lovato and Peter Garbett participate in Skills USA

Welding instructor Jake Lovato and SFCC welding student Peter Garbett traveled to Skills USA in Kentucky. Garbett earned a seventh place with a score of 91.79 percent in welding sculpture competition. He also earned a certificate in welding sculpture.

See more photos and read more.

Learn about TRiO from our students

“TRiO has helped me so much, and without this program I would be lost!” –Selena Gonzalez

Read Selena’s full testimonial about TRiO.

Applications for the program are available in room LL313, downstairs in the West Wing. For more information visit here, email or call 505-428-1364.