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Film program hosts in-person open house July 31

SFCC welcomes the public to a Film Department Open House 12 Noon to 3 p.m. July 31
Learn about the college’s film program, jobs in the industry and see live production demos.

Come to campus and meet SFCC Film Faculty members and representatives from the film industry including the New Mexico Film Office and Stagecoach Foundation.

Noon to 3 p.m. July 31. Attend all events or stop by for a part of the program.

  • Noon to 1 p.m. – Presentations in the Campus Center with student testimonials. Confirmed guest speakers: Stagecoach Foundation, Santa Fe Film Office and former SFCC students who are now successful in the industry.
  • 1-2 p.m. – tours every 15 minutes. Mix and mingle with attending presenters when not taking a tour.
  • 2-3:15 p.m. – class demos: Sample classes in Grip, Film Crew, Drone and Editing post- production.

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News and Announcements

SFCC Library presents Miriam Sagan's Haiku workshop on July 20, register now

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!

In a July 16 Pasatiempo article, this workshop was promoted as a stress reliever! Haiku as a stress reducer

Read more about SFCC’s Haiku Pathway in this Santa Fe New Mexican story, “A walkway peppered with haiku.”

Space is limited. Send registration requests to:

Image: Part of the Haiku pathway in the SFCC Courtyard.


Must read! Inside SFCC 2021, Vol. 1

The latest issue of Inside SFCC was released last Wednesday, featuring great stories on:

  • New Auto Technologies Center
  • Celebrating grads
  • Chef Educator of the Year Jerry Dakan
  • CHESS: Colleges Unite for student success
  • Revitalized Culinary Arts Garden
  • Award-winning student work in ‘Accolades’
  • Remembering Kyle Pacheco


Check out SFCC's new online student orientation

Student Success has recently released a new online Student Orientation. Take it yourself, and share it with our students. Here’s a preview:

Learn how to become a successful student with SFCC’s online Student Orientation!

It includes:
• A welcome from our college leadership
• Information about student services
• How to access student resources
• Information on navigating the mySFCC student portal

In just 30 minutes, you’ll be ready to succeed at SFCC. Click here to get started:

Finishing touches: parking lot work July 24-25

Sunland Asphalt will be on campus Saturday and Sunday, July 24 and 25 to complete the punch list items for Phase II of the Parking Lot project including: West Wing Parking, FEC Parking, Heath & Sciences Parking, and the Service Delivery Area Paving.

There is no specific schedule for this work. Thank you for accommodating their needs for access at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. For questions, contact Karin Pitman,

For the protection of our community...

When coming on campus:

  • Masks are required.
  • Practice social distancing
  • Avoid congregating in groups.
  • Avoid staying in public, indoor spaces for extended time periods.
  • Children are allowed on campus. Masks required.
  • Fully vaccinated? Please apply for the SFCC Fast Pass, which will help us lessen mask requirements in the future.
  • Departments, programs, and unique spaces may require special protocols or safety requirements.
  • Appointments are highly encouraged.

Governing Board Approves Policies

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.

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.

eTranscripts via Parchment now available!!

SFCC’s transcript request process is now entirely online – no more submitting paper or PDF forms! Current and former students can visit to be guided through the process.

There is a $5 charge for electronic transcripts, and requests will be processed quickly.


'Southwest Monochromes' virtual exhibition continues through Aug. 12

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.

Photo: “Diesel Classic,” by Jim Wysong.


SFCC's Equity Statement

President Rowley’s shared SFCC’s Equity Statement with all in a June 12 email.


Juneteenth Statement

On June 18, members of PDAC and the Land Acknowledgement Task Force, issued a statement on Juneteenth. In addition, the Santa Fe New Mexican ran the statement from President Becky Rowley in the “Letters to the Editor, SFCC continues its work against racism” on Friday.

Last week with the support of Congress, President Joe Biden signed a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday.

Read more about the history related to Juneteenth.


Fall registration continues, new tuition structure

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.

The college has developed a guide to registering detailed at

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


Register for Nutrition Courses

Interested in learning more about Nutrition, or even pursuing a 22 credit hour Certificate in Nutrition?

There are online classes in Nutrition available this summer and fall.


Midtown Campus news

The City Council has ended the agreement with the previously selected developer and continues to explore options. SFCC is a partner in the Midtown Campus planning.

5/12/2021, Santa Fe New Mexican, “More than half of Santa Fe’s midtown campus buildings eyed for demolition”

Image: Santa Fe Higher Education Center is on the edge of the Midtown Campus.

Get creative! Art, writing and more CE classes available

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


Student Spotlight

Apply now for Math Summer Bridge program - starts Jul. 26

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:

Photo: This 2016 file photo shows Shalimar Krebs when he was teaching a math class.


Apply before Aug. 16 for paid Engineering Machining Technologies program

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.

Apply now before the Aug. 16 deadline.

Questions: Contact Erin Lopez-Trask in the School of Science, Health, Engineering, and Math at or 505-428-1754.


Student Weekly Connection July 16

Check out the July 16 Student Weekly Connection for information on new student orientation, guidance for coming on campus, how to sign up for information on WIOA grants, transfer opportunities at Adams State University, the food pantry at Christ Lutheran Church and lots more!


Student Employment Openings - Apply now!

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 for further information.

Great scholarship news for fall semester!

Great news!

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.

Read the full story here.

Want more information about how to apply for scholarships? Visit

Scholarship applications now available

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 for more information.

Need help paying for internet service? You might qualify for federal assistance - application available May 12

The latest COVID relief act includes an internet benefit for low-income and Native American households. You could qualify for $50 to $75 in monthly assistance.

Details about the benefit can be found at
On May 12, you can apply at


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

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

Employee Announcements

Pasatiempo story on photography of Dean Jim Wysong

In Friday’s Pasatiempo, writer Michael Abatemarco promotes Dean Wysong’s exhibit and love of photography: Jim Wysong at SFCC’s Visual Art Gallery

In last week’s Albuquerque Journal, Assistant Arts Editor Kathaleen Roberts interviewed Dean Jim Wysong for the story, “Scouring New Mexico for Unusual Angles.”

Photo: “Divided Sky” by Jim Wysong.

Fully vaccinated? Consider getting a Fast Pass

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:

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.

View Margaretmary Woodd's memorial posted on YouTube

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: 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.


May WOWs: Marcos Maez and Erica Keppel

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!

Congratulations Marcos and Erica!

James Marshall 'Emergent' exhibition at Gerald Peters Contemporary through July 31

Gerald Peters Contemporary Gallery hosts James Marshall’s solo exhibition ‘Emergent,’ through July 31. James Marshall is a full-time faculty member in SFCC’s School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts.


How to order business cards and name badges

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.

If you have questions about ordering business cards or name badges please contact

Expanded exercise opportunities for employees

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 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 so she can assist you.

Please note: Re: You will use your CRN for summer.

How to enroll for the COVID 19 vaccine

Please review the state’s latest vaccine registration information to see how to enroll for the COVID-19 vaccine.

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 Read more about the app in this Dec. 15 Santa Fe Reporter story, “Spread the Word, not COVID-19.”


Let's help slow the spread of the virus

Let’s keep everyone safe and remember:

SFCC COVID protocols require that everyone wear a mask at all times on campus.

• 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 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

Remember to wash your hands for a full 20 seconds!

Submit nominations for WOW awards

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


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.

What’s Happening with the ERP/SIS?

The Presidents of the five partner colleges in our Enterprise Resource Planning/Student Information Services initiative have formed the nonprofit CHESS, the Collaborative for Higher Education Shared Services.

Currently, a team is in the process of negotiating with the preferred vendor. We remain in the quiet phase, which means we must maintain confidentiality and cannot share details. We look forward to making an announcement next month. In addition, teams are working on staffing, data governance, communications, fundraising, and much more.

Here are the CHESS partners:

  • CNM
  • Clovis Community College
  • Northern New Mexico College
  • San Juan College
  • SFCC

Here are the members of the CHESS Executive Team:

For more about SFCC and CHESS, contact Interim Chief Information Officer Cori Bergen, Project Manager Erica Keppel or Communications Officer Laura Mulry.