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SFCC in Santa Fe Reporter's Best of Santa Fe issue

SFCC was highlighted in the Santa Fe Reporter’s Best of Santa Fe issue. The William C. Witter Fitness Education Center and the terrific staff were recognized with several awards. SFCC has been voted Third place Best Pool (Kids Section), Second place Best Fitness Classes, Second place Best Pilates Classes, and Second place Best Weightlifting! Congratulations!

Read more here.

News and Announcements

Newest Inside SFCC now online

Print copies of Inside SFCC Summer 2019 have been distributed on campus. That is the last print issue of Inside SFCC. Future issues will be distributed in a fresh new digital format. Click here to view the current issue online.
Here are some of the featured stories:
Meow Wolf Installs Giant Blue Whale
Domanica Foundation Supports Student Success
Ticket to College Workshops
SFCC Welcomes New President

Campuswide Convocation Meeting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8

Convocation Week kicks off August 8 with a campuswide meeting from 8:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. in the Jemez Rooms. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. Please keep checking the Intranet announcements via MYSFCC for updates to the full convocation schedule.


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 session at SFCC is at 4 p.m. Monday, 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.

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


Candidates for Governing Board seat need to file on Aug. 27

Two positions on the Santa Fe Community College Governing Board will be determined during the election on Nov. 5.

Those interested in becoming a candidate must file a declaration of candidacy and sworn statement of intent with the County Clerk between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Aug. 27. Forms may be obtained at or at the Santa Fe County Clerk’s office, 102 Grant Ave. Call 505-986-6280 for more information.


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

Save the dates: Upcoming interviews on KTRC

  • Thursday, August 8, at 3 p.m. Catch an hour-long interview with SFCC President Dr. Becky Rowley on Thursday, August 8, at 3 p.m. on KTRC 1260/103.7’s Richard Eeds Show.
  • August 15 at 2 p.m. Get the scoop on New Mexico Highlands University’s programs at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center from NMHU’s Interim Manager Robert Anaya and the HEC’s Interim Executive Director Meghan McGarrity on Thursday, August 15 at 2 p.m. on KTRC 1260/103.7’s Richard Eeds Show.

Register now for Tennis Tournament Sept 6-8

Tennis Tournament at the FEC, September 6-8. Men’s & Women’s Singles, Men’s & Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles at the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center (FEC).

First rounds will start at 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8, the rounds will start at 8:30 a.m. Participants must be at least 18 years of age with a 3.5 rating or lower.

The registration deadline is August 30. Registration fees are $25 per person for individual events and $30 for doubles per team. For more information, contact the School of Fitness and Education at 505-428-1751.

FEC Facelift in progress

Stucco renovations on the William C. Witter Fitness Center started July 16. The project will address all the cracking, peeling and deterioration of the FEC exterior stucco wall systems. The work is planned for a total of 90 days.

SFCC in the news

SFCC was in the news!
Santa Fe Reporter, 7/22/2019, Programs for Mothers and Families of Santa Fe The story includes information about First Born®, the statewide program based at SFCC under the direction of Tekla Johnson.

Santa Fe New Mexican, 7/20/2019, “Sparking new ideas and inspiring others” The My View column by Jennifer Duran-Sallee, Ed.D., director of the Early Childhood Center of Excellence, is about the upcoming September conference with leading expert on child trauma and mental health.

Student Spotlight

Highlights from SFCC Dental Pinning ceremony

SFCC’s Dental Pinning ceremony took place on Friday, July 26.

Expanded Function Dental Asssistant graduates: 6
Certificate in Dental Assisting Graduates: 15
First place winner for Dental Table Clinics: Charlotte Romero
First place winner team for Community Dental Health Research Project included Briana Baca, Ghiovanna Carmona, Hector Araiza, Erika Castillo and Natoshia Whylie.

Thanks to all who organized, attended and supported.
See photos.
For more information about the dental programs, please contact, Aamna Nayyar, Director Dental Department, 505-428-1258 or and visit our website:

Students can accelerate through Math with STEM Core

Students, join STEM Core to start your engineering, computer science or information technology degree.

Do you want to study with a group of motivated, hard-working students and get extra support? SFCC’s STEM Core Program can help get you on the fast track to a fun, challenging, meaningful and highly paid career.

A STEM career has great benefits:

  • Over the next 10 years, STEM jobs will grow 50% faster than non-STEM jobs.
  • The average STEM job pays more than $40/hour.
  • 93% of STEM professionals earn more than the national average.
  • The eight highest-paying entry-level jobs are in computer science, engineering and math.
  • There are great local job opportunities with the national labs and other employers.

Also, in collaboration with Los Alamos National Laboratory, successful STEM Core students will be eligible to apply for paid summer internships at LANL or other locations in the U.S. Veterans encouraged to apply!

For information contact, call 505-428-1323 or visit STEM Core.


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 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

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

Verify your financial aid now

Do you have your financial aid in place for the fall semester? The payment deadline is August 13. Verify your Financial Aid today!
For more information, email

Santa Fe Lodgers Association giving one-class scholarships to 14 students this fall

The Santa Fe Lodgers Association hosted a very successful fundraiser event at Meow Wolf June 5 for scholarship funds for the Hospitality & Tourism Program.

They are now using the funds to pay the tuition costs for one class for 14 students this fall. They hope this will encourage current hotel employees and students to follow the career path the hotel industry offers here in Santa Fe.

Interested in getting the scholarship? E-mail Katherine Fox-Ehlert or call 505-428-1332. Get in touch ASAP, to get registered for the fall semester.

Don’t Leave $$$ on the Table!

SFCC can help you pay for college with scholarships. One simple application puts you in consideration for all SFCC endowed Foundation and Institutional scholarships. Apply online today.

Funding is limited: Lock in your scholarship now for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Scholarships are awarded based upon availability of funds. Financial need and a minimum GPA are required for some scholarships. Students are required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Scholarships are available for international and non-U.S. citizen students. International students should complete the 2019-2020 Dreamers Financial Aid Application available online and from the Financial Aid Office.

Learn more online, by emailing Financial Aid or calling 505-428-1268. Se habla Español.

Employee Announcements

Dr. Aamna Nayyar recognized by NM Lieutenant Governor

Dr. Aamna Nayyar, Director of SFCC’s Department of Dental Health, was recognized for her dedication to the SFCC Dental Programs by Lt. Governor Howie C. Morales. Martina C’de Baca, Office Administrator from the office of the Lt. Governor read the “Recognition and Acknowledgement” and presented the Certificate of Recognition to Dr. Nayyar, at the Dental Pinning Ceremony on Friday, July 26.

For details, please contact Martina C’de Baca at 505-476-2230 or

For details about the SFCC Dental Programs, please contact Dr. Aamna Nayyar, Director Department of Dental Health at 505-428-1258 or and visit the website:

Jonathan Harrell to perform in reading of The Investigation by Robert Schenkkan

New Mexico Actors Lab (NMAL) presents a special event on Sunday, August 4 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m at the Swan Theater. By special arrangement with the playwright NMAL offers this reading based on excerpts from the Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 election as a non-partisan public service.

The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts
Written by award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan
Directed by Nicholas Ballas

SFCC Academic Advisor Jonathan Harrell will play multiple roles in the performance.


Join the trail running group on Tuesdays and Thursdays; 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 and Thursday. Please note: The time has changed to 6:30 a.m., so runners will be ready for their workday. All are welcome. Please note: The running group has added Thursdays due to increased interest.

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 and questions in regards to the Walking Group should go to Ute Jannsen-Kerr.

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Exploring options for your major and a potential career is now easier than ever!

You can access the Career Interest Assessment in the MySFCC Career Services Section, the Your New Job database, or by dropping into the Career Services office. No appointment needed.

Follow up with a career counselor via e-mail, phone call, or a Walk In Clinic appointment.
Room 204-G