Thanks to all who made Thursday’s SFCC night at the Fuego baseball game such a fun evening! Safety and Security Manager Chris Gettler threw out the first pitch.
Executive Assistant of Marketing and Public Relations Roxanne Tapia wowed the crowd playing “The Star Spangled Banner” on the saxophone.
Director of Recruitment and Dual Credit sang a rousing rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” from the announcer’s booth. He along with Student Admissions Counselor Daniela Gurule and Dual Credit Specialist Nicky McKay operated the “slingshot” to propel free SFCC T-shirts into the crowd. Free cold drink koozies with SFCC logos were given out.
Parenting Students: What makes a college class great?
The Mother Tongue Project wants to hear about your experiences & ideas at the SFCC Listening Sessions
How do parenting students feel most supported, encouraged, and stimulated in college classes?
What makes the difference for a parenting student between a great class and one that, well, isn’t?
Whether you’re in college, completed a post-secondary program, dropped out, and/or are preparing to start/re-start, YOUR INSIGHTS ARE IMPORTANT! Help us design English classes for parenting and caregiving students with parenting students in mind!
Mother Tongue Project @ SFCC Zoom Listening sessions $100 stipend for each participant!
Please share with any current or prospective students who take care of children!
Mask wearing strongly encouraged when indoors on campus
Due to the recent surge in Covid cases, SFCC is sharing this message at its entrances:
We strongly encourage face masks inside the building. Recomendamos encarecidamente el uso de mascarillas dentro del edificio.
Watch your email for details on re-opening of the bookstore
The bookstore will be reopening as the Barnes & Noble College Bookstore.
Please watch for an email for important details.
Summer meditation at the Planetarium: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. MWF July 11 through August 19
Come relax in the planetarium with the galaxy overhead and meditation music. Sit in planetarium seating or bring a mat.
The planetarium shows will be returning this fall! Contact Frank Currie with questions or suggestions.
Encourage students to participate in 11 a.m. Wed. FAFSA Zoom sessions
Do you know a current or prospective student who wants Financial Aid, as well as access to the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship and so much more? Make sure you let them know about our weekly 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday FAFSA workshops on Zoom. Students as well as their families are welcome to attend.
Many times students think they don’t qualify for financial aid. Did you know that the majority of SFCC students are eligible?
Now is the time for students to get their FAFSA done. Parents are encouraged to join online. You’ll need some paperwork and other info to fill out a FAFSA form. For details and a Zoom link, visit https://www.sfcc.edu/fafsa-workshops/
Welcome new Dean Barry Hubbard, Ph.D.
Barry Hubbard, Ph.D., the new Dean of the School of Trades, Advanced Technologies, and Sustainability and the School of Business, Professional Studies and Education began working at the college July 11. Please give him a warm welcome!
Hubbard most recently served as the Dean of Associate in Science Degree Programs at Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus, in Tampa, Florida, where he was responsible for the academic operations and administration of more than 60 associate degrees and college credit certificates.
Online Certificate in Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC) is coming to SFCC
Online Certificate in Community Dental Health Coordinator [#CDHC] is coming to Santa Fe Community College [#sfccnm]. CDHC license is transferable to all 50 states. Please contact your State about the CDHC requirement.
Student and Faculty online services: Banner 9 is here
Banner 9 Self-Service, with an enhanced new look is here for Students, Staff and Faculty. You’ll get an improved user experience created to give Students, Staff, and Faculty the information and access they need to succeed.
A new look to the Student Profile
Intuitive Registration Tools
Craft multiple scenarios
Faculty and Advisor Self-Service
Upcoming training opportunities will be announced soon.
East Wing Eatery Summer Hours Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The East Wing Eatery is pleased to announce new hours of operation with students working in a class setting this semester focused on learning.
Your support is greatly appreciated!
East Wing Eatery Summer Hours Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Santa Fe Coffee Bar, a locally owned and operated Santa Fe business will begin providing numerous drinks, breakfast, deli, and pastry food items in the coffee shop location in the campus center. The Santa Fe Coffee Bar will be selling locally distributed Iconik Coffee Roasters products and will focus on obtaining goods from local New Mexico distributors. The Santa Fe Coffee Bar plans to open soon.
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.
Invitation to make advanced art this fall!
Advanced Projects Book as Sculpture will be an ONLINE choice for book making and learning about materials for art with Art and Design teacher, Marci Easterbrook. The class meets synchronously in the fall on Thursday mornings.
ARTS 2115 D1 uses your art work, including photos, watercolors and drawings for book/sculpture and teaches new techniques on paper, fabric, wood, clay and metal for surface design and bindings that are exciting and creative.
Students talk about Advanced Dental Assisting Skills Certificate
In these short videos, students share their reasons for choosing SFCC’s Certificate in Advanced Dental Assisting Skills. Thanks to Aamna Nayyar for sharing them! Visit the Dental Program page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the program.
Dental Program accepting applications for Fall 2022
Certificate in Dental Assisting: [3 semesters]
ENG 109 or above
AHAC 151 or current CPR/BLS certificate
Associate in Applied Science in Dental Health: [5 semesters]
ENG 109 or above
AHAC 151 or current CPR/BLS certificate
Certificate in Advanced Dental Assisting Skills: [1-2 semesters]
At least 1-year experience in dentistry is required for those who have onsite training and no formal college education.
New SFCC Library family study room to open in August
If you’re a student parent, we have good news for you! The SFCC Library will be opening a new family study room for students who have children in August. The room will have a space for children with toys, books, and special-sized furniture. The room will have three computer stations and room for students working on laptops.
It will be open all hours the library is open. It will be available to current students when they have their children with them. Please note this is not day care, students must remain with their children. The library’s restroom adjacent to the study room has been updated and is family friendly with a changing station.
“Three Miracles,” a story written by SFCC creative writing graduate (‘18) Irene Edwards, was published in the Spring 2022 issue of Yellow Medicine Review. The theme of the issue was “Miracles.” Yellow Medicine Review is an international journal of indigenous literature, art, and thought. It includes the work of both renowned and emerging writers, artists, and scholars and is published twice a year in spring and fall” (Poets & Writers).
Edwards wrote of adopted (extended) relationships which develop between members of different tribes and how those relationships continue with later generations and help influence and guide the relatives. These adoptive relationships are just as strong as blood relationships, quoting a family friend who once stated, “when we take you as family, we mean it.” She wrote of the importance of prayer to tribal people and its significance in adopted relationships. Edwards wrote about three personal events, her three miracles, in which these relationships revealed themselves. She is writing about a fourth miracle to add for publication. Edwards’ poem “Respect” was published in the Spring 2018 issue of Yellow Medicine Review, the theme of which was “respect.”
Since 2007, Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art & Thought [has published] Indigenous writers from around the world, filling a gap in the mainstream literary culture. Each issue is [guest-edited] by a different Indigenous writer so that decisions regarding content are thusly informed” (Yellow Medicine Review website).
Edwards has a BA in Psychology from the College of Santa Fe (‘10) and also achieved an AA in Film (‘19) and an AAS in Documentary and Nonfiction Filmmaking (‘22) at SFCC. She has read her poetry and writings at various SFCC literary and poetry events and open readings at Teatro Paraguas. Her experimental film, “Worldview,” was shown in May at the “SurrealFest – A Contemporary Surreal Film Night” in Albuquerque.
Apply NOW for Summer and Fall Semester Student Employment
Apply NOW for Summer Semester Student Employment at Santa Fe Community College!
Student Work Study is a financial aid need-based program that provides student funds earned through part-time employment. Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week and work is scheduled around your school schedule. Please note payment for student workers is $15 an hour beginning on July 1!
To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:
Completed the 2021-2022 and 2022-2022 FAFSA
Enrolled now and have at least 3-degree related credit hours for the summer semester and 6 credit hours for fall.
UAchieve Planner and Schedmule have been added to the UAchieve toolset available in MySFCC. The new tools will provide schedule planning and schedule building tools for students, replacing Schedule Builder. Contact Registrar Bernadette Gonzales for more information. Note: these tools are for planning purposes only, they cannot be used to register.
Art student Judith Gordon showing work at Dulce Capital Bakery
Judith Gordon, who has studied printmaking and art at SFCC, is exhibiting a selection of her prints at Dulce Capital Bakery, 1100 Don Diego Ave.
“I love the process of developing unique techniques such as combining watercolor, oils or digital with printmaking and then adding pastels, colored pencils or other mediums to express my deep regard for nature.” — Judith Gordon
Director of SFCC’s Center for Book Art and Printmaking Patricia Pearce and Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel are coordinating with the owners to have a series of 2-dimensional art exhibitions by SFCC art students and instructors. Molly and Armando Martinez took over the business after working for the previous owners. The two met in an SFCC English class!
Student Daniel Peaslee selected for Stowe Story Labs Screenwriting Training
The New Mexico Film Office and Stowe Story Labs announced that ten projects were chosen for the first New Voices • New Mexico screenwriting training program for emerging New Mexican screenwriters.
SFCC Film student Daniel Peaslee was one of those selected. Congratulations Daniel! We look forward to hearing about the development of your screenplay.
For more information about SFCC’s film program, email Milton Riess.
Congratulations to SFCC algae finalist teams!
Stephen Gomez, Ph.D. shared the exciting news that three teams from the SFCC algae program are finalists in a national competition! Congratulations to all of the students and a special shout out to Stephen Gomez, Ph.D., who has taken such a strong leadership role in SFCC’s algae program to garner such strong national recognition.
The teams include:
The Clean Water Cultivators
Toxic Ambrosia Salad
Underground Ocean Farmers
The finalist teams will be continuing their research through next year. We wish them luck, but we know it’s their hard work that will help them win. Yes, there’s big prize money involved!
Here’s what Dr. Gomez shared, “There were 65 teams in the competition and only 15 were advanced to be finalists. SFCC has three of the 15 slots. Our students will be competing with U.C. Berkeley, Purdue, Colorado State University, Arizona State University, University of Texas, and University of Puerto Rico.”
We note SFCC only had three teams and all three are finalists!
To learn more about the teams and/or the algae program, please contact Stephen Gomez, Ph.D., at email@example.com.
Student Resource Center is here for you
Connect with Community Resources The Student Resource Center focuses on providing information to students about resources throughout the community and providing appropriate referrals to agencies. The resources focus on basic needs such as: housing and shelter, food, legal services, transportation, childcare services, utility payment assistance, and physical and mental health services. All services are free and confidential.
Conèctese con los Recursos de la Comunidad El Centro de Recursos para Estudiantes se enfoca en proporcionar información a los estudiantes sobre los recursos en toda la comunidad y proporcionar referencias apropiadas a las agencias. Los recursos se centran en necesidades básicas como: vivienda y refugio, alimentos, servicios legales, transporte, servicios de cuidado infantil, asistencia para el pago de servicios públicos y servicios de salud física y mental. Todos los servicios son gratuitos y confidenciales.
SFCC 2022-2023 Scholarship Application Available Now
SFCC can help you pay for college with scholarships. One simple application puts you in consideration for state institutional and Foundation private scholarships. Scholarships are available for new and returning, part time and full-time students to help pay for college for the upcoming academic year. Scholarships are also available for second-generation college students, Veterans, Native American students, Hispanic students and students with disabilities (must be registered with the SAS department at firstname.lastname@example.org). SFCC offers performance-based scholarships through Contract for a Better Tomorrow (CBT).
If you have questions or need assistance email the Financial Aid Office at email@example.com from your SFCC student email account. Make sure to include your Student ID number in the email. Se habla Español.
Stephen “Steve” Martinez, Ph.D., led Team SFCC in the Santa Fe Blue and Gold Demon Football Golf Tournament on Friday, July 8.
Team SFCC tied for fourth place with an impressive score of 58! Team SFCC had the best score of all coed teams who participated. Congratulations Team SFCC!
SFCC employee musicians Jonathan Harrell and Roxanne Tapia can be seen (and heard) at Chomp this Saturday
Local music group Mélange, playing original music by Phredgeoff (Jeff) Tarnoff and Jojo Sena de Tarnoff can be seen weekends this month at Chomp, located at 505 Cerrillos Road. The group played July 8 and 16 and will be returning at 7:30 p.m. July 30. The group includes Academic Advisor Jonathan Harrell on bass and MPR Executive Assistant Roxanne Tapia on tenor saxophone. Mélange plays a lively fusion of jazz, funk, and Latin music featuring Jeff Tarnoff on piano and JoJo Tarnoff on flute. Tapia also played the national anthem at SFCC Night at Fuego on July 21.
In Memoriam: Paul Alan Lewis
SFCC extends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Paul Alan Lewis who passed away on July 5 at the age of 72. Paul Alan Lewis taught at the college from March 2007 to March 2019 in the Fine Arts department. He was beloved by his students and colleagues.
It stated in his obituary, “Paul also spent many years at the Santa Fe Community College, first as a student in the photography program, and then as an instructor for mold making and bronze casting in the sculpture program. According to his students, Paul was a generous teacher, sharing his experience in mold-making, chasing, and patina work as long as his students were serious about undertaking their own work with the same devotion as he had. If not, his snarky sense of humor could put you right in your place. Many of Paul’s students returned to take his courses again and again and grew from students, to clients, to dear friends.”
Sculptor faculty member John Boyce shared, “I first met Paul when I was working for Dwight Hacket. He was the go-to person for doing patination on sculpture. I would say that he was one of the three best artists for doing bronze patina that I have known, fantastically gifted. He worked for me here at SFCC for many years teaching Bronze casting (he was a master of Bronze Casting). He also taught mold making for sculptors and here once again he was an exceptional mold maker. He was also a great teacher with the patience and generosity required to be a great teacher. He will be missed by his students and by his co-workers here at SFCC.”
This month’s newsletter contains information on upcoming training, what our colleagues on the CHESS implementation team are doing, and some Spotify playlists created by the Change Management Team.
Chris Gettler’s daughter receives major recognition
Alicia Gettler, daughter of Safety and Security Manager Chris Gettler, was named Boys and Girls Club Southwest Youth of the Year. In October, Alicia will attend the National Youth of the Year Celebration in Los Angeles as one of just six teens in the running to win the 2022 National Youth of the Year honor and become the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s national teen spokesperson. She is the first ever to represent Santa Fe at this stage of the competition. Alicia, a recent graduate of Monte del Sol, has taken a few SFCC classes over the past few years and will be attend UNM this coming Fall. Alicia has also performed here at SFCC for the ESL graduation. She is a music producer and singer/songwriter. She was recognized for her many accomplishments. She has advocated for mental health awareness for young people and helped establish The Club at Santa Fe Place mall as a safe place for teens to gather.
Ro Calhoun’s exhibition continues in North Carolina
Ro Calhoun, adjunct professor at Santa Fe Community College, will be show her artwork at the Creativity, Community and Emergence: Book Artists Finding Hope in Isolation Exhibit at The Cleveland County Arts Council in Shelby, N.C. from July 7 through August 11.
Joseph Villegas, an adjunct instructor who teaches multiple courses in SFCC’s Criminal Justice program, volunteers in an important way to assist veterans’ families. He volunteers as the chaplain at military funerals: when no clergy is available, when the person is not affiliated with a religious organization or if the deceased’s family does not have the means to pay for a chaplain.
For 34 years Villegas has served as a chaplain in the military and for the state. Since 2015, he has served as the New Mexico State Police and FBI Chaplain – Albuquerque Division. It’s not an easy job. He often is called on scene for homicides, sudden child deaths and violent crimes.
Off campus, Joseph Villegas, is affectionately called Chappy José. Most police officers, EMTs and firefighters in the region know him by name, since he responds to calls when one is either injured or killed. He’s there for the injured or dying person. His support extends to offering comfort to their families and colleagues.
Many in our state have seen his strong presence at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, as he serves in his volunteer role as chaplain at the services for those being committed to their final resting place. “That cemetery is the gateway to Northern New Mexico and important hub for veterans of the northern part of the state. I am honored to dignify the death of our veterans whether they are faith-based or not. I never charge for that service,” Villegas explains. He said, “I think with the exception of Arlington National Cemetery, I am the only chaplain offering free services at a national veterans cemetery.”
The Marine veteran also willingly steps up to serve as needed. Recently, at one graveside service there was no one to play taps. He went and got his trumpet and played taps. Some days, he’s at two or three services.
In his role at SFCC, he loves teaching. He also enjoys his interactions with Interim Veterans Resource Coordinator Krystal Patton and history professor Steve Martinez, who leads the SFCC Veteran’s Legacy Program. “I tell everyone that SFCC is a gem for veterans and everybody.”
New employees: We’d like to get to know you!
Staff Senate is encouraging new staff employees to come to an upcoming Staff Senate to introduce yourselves.
Campus Weekly would also love to introduce new staff and faculty members. Please send us your name, job title, when you started at SFCC, brief bio and photo (it can be a selfie!) to Submit News.
If you’re new to SFCC, we’d love to introduce you to the our community. We’re happy you’re working with us at SFCC!
Submit WOW nominations!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SFCC Film student receives global awards and more!
Film Program student Rob Tode, a SAG-AFTRA and Broadway Equity Actor, came to SFCC to learn more about directing film and TV.
“Having worked on hundreds of sets and stages over the past 30 years, and directed dozens of theater productions, I figured I might be able to direct film, too,” said Tode, who is the theatre director and drama teacher at Capital High School. He now has two films garnering international awards.
Film Co-Chair Milton Riess offered Tode just what he needed. “Milton is an excellent mentor. Whenever I got stuck I would reach out to him for advice and he would always immediately respond,” said Tode. “Extremely helpful for someone like me, who hasn’t taken a film class since the 90s. I was a bit nervous returning to the classroom as a student, but Milton was instrumental at allaying my fears.”
These are the award-winning films Tode wrote, directed and produced in the spring Video Production 2 class.
“Funny You Should Say That” (2022) Officially selected and screened at the Berlin Flash Film Festival, Rome Prisma Film Festival, Reel Comedy Fest, Ukrainian Dream Film Festival, SHORT to the Point, Focus International Film Festival, Istanbul Film Awards, World Film Carnival, Madras Independent Film Festival, Dark Comedy Film Festival, Kings Cross Film Festival, Feel the Reel International Film Festival, Shorted Film Festival, Brazil New Visions Film Fest.
Awards: Best Director- Rob Tode (Istanbul Film Awards) Best Comedy Short Film (Istanbul Film Awards) Best Actor -Ryan Dobbs (Madras Independent Film Festival-India) Best Director International Short Film – Rob Tode (Madras Independent – India) Finalist Best Comedy Short (King’s Cross Film Festival-London, UK) Best Comedy Short (World Film Carnival-Singapore) Critics’ Choice -Best Director -Rob Tode (World Film Carnival-Singapore) Best Short Film -Gold (Dark Comedy Film Festival-Los Angeles) Nominee for Best Short (Shorted Film Festival-Los Angeles)
“The Glass” (2022) Officially selected and screened at the Cine Paris Film Festival, Parapacurts Comedy Festival, Panama Series Film Festival, Kino Film Festival, Brazil New Visions Film Festival, Nightpiece Film Festival at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Druk International Film Festival, World Film Carnival, Madras Independent Film Festival, King’s Cross Film Festival, and Albuquerque Film & Music Experience.
Awards: Best Comedy Short (King’s Cross Film Festival-London, UK) Best Comedy Short (Cine Paris Film Festival-France) Best Silent Short Film (Druk International Film Festival-Bhutan) Outstanding Achievement (World Film Carnival-Singapore) Critics Choice Award (Madras Independent Film Festival)
Congratulations to Rob Tode and other SFCC film students who assisted with the film productions! Learn more about the Film program.
SFCC faculty member Emily Stern was interviewed about teaching and writing for the current issue of Santa Fe Magazine. The entire article is not available online but you can see a blurb here and a FB post promoting the article here.
Opportunity Scholarship info at ReachHigherNM
The New Mexico Higher Education Department recently announced ReachHigherNM.com a new online resource to help New Mexicans understand tuition-free college via the Opportunity and Lottery Scholarships!
Please share ReachHigherNM.com with any family or friends who might have questions about the Opportunity Scholarship!
Summer update: No masks or vaccine requirements
In an email to the campus community on May 16, SFCC President Becky Rowley thanked the campus community for its dedication and announced the end of both the vaccination and mask requirements.
The state is encouraging New Mexicans to use the site as their primary source of fire info. If you need assistance or shelter, call the Fire Resource Hotline 1-800-432-2080.
Thanks to all who had helped with World Central Kitchens at SFCC. They have concluded operations here at this time.
SFCC Student Art Show Exhibit now open
Stop by SFCC’s Student Art Show in the Visual Arts Gallery. The exhibition will continue through Aug. 4. SFCC students are exhibiting sculpture, printmaking, book arts, ceramics, jewelry, media arts, drawing, painting, film, fine woodworking and photography. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 505-428-1501 or email Linda.Cassel@sfcc.edu for information.
Encourage your friends and neighbors to apply and register for the fall semester soon!
If you’re an employee, consider using your EEB benefit. Register now to get the best class selections!
UNM/SFCC Health Ambassadors open April 1 – September 15
The UNM – SFCC HC Ambassadors Program will begin taking applications for Fall 2022 SFCC students who are interested in pursuing healthcare careers. This federally funded program provides opportunities for students from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds to explore healthcare options while also offering tutoring support to be successful in college. The deadline for the application process is September 15, 2022.
If you cannot visit during the current open hours listed or are not comfortable with in-person shopping, check out Bookings for more options. To access Bookings, log in to MySFCC, look under Schedule an Appointment, and click on the pink button labeled Campus Cupboard (Online). You can access the reservation and delivery option 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome to visit the Campus Cupboard weekly for free groceries and other household items that may be available. Personal hygiene (menstrual) products are available from Free Flow NM. Contact email@example.com or 505-428-1775 for more information.
The USPS is offering free covid tests with free shipping. For your information purposes only, below is the link and some additional information.
Place Your Order for Free At-Home Covid-19 Tests Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order: • Limit of one order per residential address • One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests • Orders will ship free. https://special.usps.com/testkits
06/25/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “New Mexico boy to receive bone marrow transplant from sister.” Story is about former SFCC student Moustapha Idrissa’s efforts to raise money for medical bills related to treatment of his son. Moustapha Idrissa worked in the SFCC greenhouse and studied Controlled Environment Agriculture.