Campus Weekly

News and Announcements

Join us for Grill & Chill at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday

Everyone on campus is invited to enjoy a free barbecue, cool refreshments and fun from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 in the Campus Courtyard. Come and enjoy the festivities!

Sponsored by the Office of Student Development.

Massai Beading Class, July 9

SFCC’s Continuing Education Department will offer a Maasai beading class presented by International Folk Artist Phoebe Lasoi from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 9.

During the workshop, Lasoi will present a short talk on the important role of beading in Maasai culture, followed by a beading workshop in which participants will make a beaded leather medallion that may be attached to a necklace (provided for purchase) or worn as is. Cost for the class is $49.00 plus a materials fee of $15.00. To participate or for more information, please contact the Santa Fe Continuing Education Department 505-428-1676.


Respiratory Care Program Open House, July 12

Applications for the Respiratory Care 2019 cohort are open now and will be accepted on a first come first served basis until the Fall 2019 Cohort is full.

Meet the Department and drop in Advising
in Room 433 on:
Friday: July 12 from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more information about the program, assistance with the application process and academic advising, please contact Rebecca Jeffs, ext. 1723 or Cahalan Fiddes, ext. 1462.

The 2019 application, application instructions and program information is available on the SFCC Respiratory Care page.

Learn more about the profession.

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 sessions at SFCC are at 4 p.m. Monday, July 15 and July 29 in Room 204-I. Sessions are generally every other week both here on Mondays and also at 9 a.m. Mondays 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 Early bird discount available until June 24.


Student Spotlight

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.

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, Aamna Nayyar, 505-428-1258 or or visit

Employee Announcements

Tekla Johnson named director of First Born® program

Tekla Johnson is the new director of the statewide First Born® Home Visiting program – based at the college.

Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of home visiting experience in New Mexico and ten years of experience with the First Born® Home Visiting program. She served as the program manager for the Santa Fe First Born® Program during its startup phase, and first three years of implementation in Santa Fe County. As the statewide First Born Director Johnson said, “I look forward to supporting First Born® programs across the state to provide high quality, impactful and fun home visiting services.”


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

The Walking Group has moved to Thursdays 7:30-8:30 a.m., also meeting in front of the FEC.

For questions regarding the trail running, please contact Herman Garcia and questions regarding the Walking Group should go to Ute Jannsen-Kerr.