Campus Weekly

Dental Assistant & Dental Health Pinning Ceremony

Eleven students received their recognition pins on July 24 for completing dental assisting and dental health certificate education requirements. See more photos of the event on Facebook. Congratulations, Graduates!

Daniel Gutierrez (Executive Director of Human Resources), Margaret Peters (Vice President for Academic Affairs), Randy Grissom (SFCC President), Romelia (Ivette) Saenz, Fashionette Montoya, Lizeth Tarango-Rodriguez, Rossy Soto, Victor Franco, Noah Bernardez, Karla Martinez-Vigil (Dental Lab/clinic Coordinator), Noel McCann (Adjunct faculty- Dental Assisting program) and Dr. Aamna Nayyar (Director Dental Department)

Standing (back row):
Dr. David Franklin (Dental Advisory Committee) and Rudy Blea (Director, NM Oral Health program)

Sitting from left to right:
Tenzin Dheden, Addisen Rodriguez, Yvette Perez and Ariana Perea

News and Announcements

Fall Convocation 2017

This year’s convocation kicks off at 8 a.m., Thursday, August 10. The schedule is available on JACK.

Architecture & Interior Design Open House, Aug. 1

Do you know someone interested in a career in Architecture and Interior Design? Encourage them to stop by for the SFCC Architecture/Interior Design Open House from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. 1 in Room 607 to learn about two new certificates (Certificate in Architecture and Interior Design and Certificate in Architecture and Interior Design Software), as well as the new Associates in Applied Sciences in Architecture and Interior Design.

For more information contact Jeremy Mier at ext. 1144.

Tune in to KSWV and KVSF for details on Aug. 2 Open House

Hear more about the HEC Open House on Wednesday, August 2, and the HEC’s new partnership with Northern New Mexico College on KSWV 99.9 FM/810 AM and on KVSF 101.5 FM.

Estevan Gonzales interviews Rebecca Estrada, Executive Director of the Higher Education Center and Academic Partnerships, on KSWV, a show that will air all week, and Richard Eeds will talk with Rebecca on Monday, July 31 at 9:30 a.m. (A podcast will be posted later on Monday.)

EMSI awarded $8,000 to train first responders

SFCC’s Emergency Medical Services Institute program was awarded $8,000 through the New Mexico Trauma Systems Fund Authority Act to teach Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) to first responders and EMTs in northern New Mexico. “Many volunteer first responders in northern New Mexico are in need of additional, focused training on how to deal with traumatic injuries. We’re excited that SFCC can help by bringing much needed training into northern communities,” Samantha Barela, SFCC’s EMSI clinical coordinator, said.

She added that trainings will begin in December and January. The program plans to send four PHTLS instructors to northern New Mexico communities at that time with a desired outcome of getting 40 more individuals with PHTLS certification. For more information, contact Samantha Barela at ext. 1631.

New printers coming

Beginning July 24, the Office of Information Technology will be working on a major initiative to replace the Sharp printers throughout campus. They expect to be completed no later than August 4.

This initiative will bring the college significant savings in the coming years.

OIT will make an attempt to alert affected departments and offices a day prior to each printer replacement.

Printer access may be unavailable in your department or office while they replace your printer. Technicians from OIT and Southwest Copy Solutions will also be present in offices during the process. They will make every attempt to minimize their disruption.

OIT appreciates your patience and cooperation with our upgrade. They will be sending additional information in the coming days. Please contact the OIT Service Desk at ext. 1222 if you have any questions.

FUNDit SFCC: Chance to Win a $100 Gift Certificate!

Got Great Ideas? Learn how to get them funded! The SFCC Foundation is hosting a FUNDit SFCC workshop for faculty and staff on Wednesday, August 16, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Jemez Rooms.


Registration for High School Equivalency/GED Registration for Fall

Registration for classes to prepare for the High School Equivalency/GED tests is now open through August 17 for the fall 2017 session. New students must complete an orientation packet and attend an orientation session. Classes begin August 21 in Spanish and English. For details, see the press release. For more information, call Adult Education at ext. 1356 or contact Lynne Matthes, ext. 1433.


Time for Microsoft updates

It’s that time again to get the latest Microsoft updates. You will have until Thursday, August 3 to install these updates at your convenience. After the deadline, the updates will be installed automatically and force a restart.

Here is an example of what you will see:

Click on the balloon and you will get Software Center options. You may choose when to apply the updates, then click “OK.”

If you need assistance, please don’t hesitate to call the Service Desk at Ext. 1222

Awesome Foundation Santa Fe Accepting Grant Applications

The Santa Fe chapter of the Awesome Foundation is accepting applications for a $1,000 micro-grant that will be awarded to invest in a local project that aims to make Santa Fe a better place to live, work, and play. Applications are due by August 4, with the grant to be awarded in September.

For more information, email or visit the chapter’s Facebook page.


Higher Education Center Open House, Aug. 2

Welcome the newest SFHEC partner Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) and visit with faculty and advisers from NNMC and other partner institutions including New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU), University of New Mexico (UNM) and SFCC at an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. at the SFHEC, 1950 Siringo Road.

For information call 505-428-1725, email or visit


ESL Registration Open Now

SFCC’s ESL (English as a Second Language) program offers English classes for seven levels at three locations around Santa Fe including SFCC, El Camino Real Academy and Ortiz Middle School. For all of the details and for the orientation schedule, contact Adult Education, ext. 1356.


SFCC Leadership Academy Accepting Applications for Class of 2018

SFCC Leadership Academy graduates complete an eight-month training to enhance communication skills, build community and develop leadership and management skills to better serve our students. Applications are available on JACK for the Leadership, Graduate and Supervisor classes.

Student Spotlight

PrepSTEP Available at SFCC Library

If you know students preparing for an Accuplacer, entrance, GED or licensing or occupational exam, suggest PrepSTEP.

PrepSTEP is a test-preparation platform that helps prepare students for a huge variety of standardized tests. It includes practices tests that mimic real testing environments, ensuring students feel comfortable on exam day. It also includes tutorials, ebooks and other study materials for English, math and science brush-up, college and personal success skills, Spanish-language study guides, and much more.

Available through the SFCC Library.

New student orientations Aug. 3 and Aug. 4

Do you know students who will be starting at SFCC this fall? Encourage them to sign up for upcoming new student orientations. Here are the details:

  • Aug. 3, 12:30 to 5 p.m., Jemez Room 1, CRN#21273
  • Aug. 9, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 223, CRN#21274
  • For more information contact Lisa Sharp, FYE Office Administrator, ext. 1919.

    Paramedic Applications Open Until August 4

    The Emergency Medical Services Institute is accepting Paramedic Training Program applications through August 4 for the year-long certificate program that starts October 16.

    For more information on the Emergency Medical Services Institute or to download a copy of the application, go to or contact director Sahaj Khalsa, ext. 1820.


    Support SMILES Dental Club

    Get your own “Smiles” t-shirt for $20 and support SMILES, the SFCC Dental Student Club. See Karla in Room 456 or Aamna in Room 455. “Smiles – They’re always in fashion and worth everything.” For more information, contact Karla Martinez-Vigil, ext. 1345 or Aamna Nayyar, ext. 1258.

    Employee Announcements

    DeafTEC Workshop

    A workshop to provide strategies to improve access to learning for deaf and hard of hearing students in a mainstreamed classroom will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 9 in the Jemez Rooms. There will be panel discussions by deaf and hard of hearing students and faculty/interpreters.

    Facilitated by DeafTEC staff from Austin Community College and funded through SFCC’s Perkins Grant and SFCC Foundation. Working lunch provided. A $125 stipend available to adjunct and full time faculty. For more information and to register, contact Jeff Hood, ext. 1843.


    Course Studio to Canvas Workshop Offerings

    Beginning this fall semester, Course Studio in JACK will no longer be available. Online Classes will be conducted through Canvas. If you have never used Canvas, please join us for a Course Studio to Canvas Workshop this summer. All workshops will be in room 416. See the schedule.


    Johnson Attended Training in D.C.

    Janelle Johnson, Senior Counselor attended the American Counseling Association Institute for Leadership Training in Washington D.C. July 16 through 19. Over 140 counselor leaders from the ACA divisions and state branches participated in ILT.

    Janelle represented New Mexico and Santa Fe Community College with scheduled visits to the offices of Ben Ray Lujan, Martin Heinrich, and Tom Udall to ask them to support medicare and Title IV legislation that provides for access to mental health services.

    Photo: Lisa Adams, President American College Counseling Association, Janelle Johnson, President-elect ACCA. Credit: ACA


    OIT Technology Project Requests are Back!

    Submit a proposal for your technology project request between June 1 and September 15.

    Not sure if your request is a project? Need to talk with someone about your project ideas? Contact Erica Keppel, Associate Director of IT Projects, at ext. 1133 or with questions or to submit a proposal.

    ¡Palabra!: Transgender

    Transgender: A term referring to a person whose gender identity or gender role performance does not “match” what society considers to be “appropriate” for one’s sex assigned at birth. A Transgender person is someone whose gender display at least sometimes runs contrary to what other people in the same culture would normally expect, or a person whose self-identification challenges traditional notions of gender and sex. View definition in Spanish.

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