Campus Weekly

Fall registration begins this week, new tuition structure

We’re excited about the fall semester and we hope you’ll share details with all of your friends and family. Fall registration opens for priority registration (those who have 30-hours or more and declared degree) today, June 1. It opens to everyone else tomorrow, June 2.

The fall semester begins Monday, August 23. Among the many fall program offerings, SFCC is again offering students the opportunity to apply for the Engineering Machining Technologies certificate program. Additionally, classes for automotive technologies will now be offered in the new Automotive Technologies Center on campus.

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.

SFCC President Becky Rowley, Ph.D. said, “As our community begins to recover from the economic impacts from COVID-19, the college recognizes its vital role in providing job training and access to affordable college programs. SFCC’s financial advisors are prepared to help assist students who have concerns about how they will pay for college. Our academic advisors will collaborate with students to determine the most efficient path to reaching their goals.

“Based on the current declining COVID-19 cases, as well as vaccination rates, the college will offer a broader selection of in-person classes this fall. We’ve got a healthy mix of classes that will be offered in-person on campus. We’ve also found that some students really like the flexibility of online classes, so we will continue to offer online options,” President Rowley added.

The college has developed a guide to registering detailed at

New students can get started at by clicking the Apply Now button. All students are encouraged to work with an academic advisor. Remote appointments or in-person appointments can be made by emailing or calling 505-428-1275.

The following offices will have on-campus assistance 8-5 p.m. beginning June 1: Admissions Services, Enrollment Services, Registration/Registrar’s Services, Financial Assistance, Academic Advisement, Career Services, Internship Services, Counseling Services, Accessibility Services, TRiO Grant Program, Student Engagement
Veterans Resource Services and Testing Services.

All the above services will also be available online. 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

Illustration by Sarah Martinez, SFCC MPR.

News and Announcements

Register now for Canyon Colors: The Pastel Landscape at Ghost Ranch June 4 - 5

Join master pastelist Jane Shoenfeld on an excursion to Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, CE Class ID #1029. Join Jane online for a 2-hour class at 5:30 p.m. on June 4, where she will teach you how to create brilliant color with pastel techniques. On Saturday, the class will meet in Abiquiu at 10 a.m. for a day of creating expressive pastel paintings of these canyons and mesas. There is a $10 entry fee to Ghost Ranch, not included in the course fee. Jane Shoenfeld has been teaching pastel landscape painting at Ghost Ranch for 12 years. Covid-19 protocols will be in effect.

Register now!


Next Generation Water Summit free to students and faculty, June 2 - 4. Register now.

June 2 through June 4
Free to students and faculty

The Next Generation Water Summit comes at a pivotal time for Santa Fe. With major developments on the horizon, questions about sustainable water use are front and center. Tune in online and participate in these “next level” discussions that are sure to inform policy and planning for how Santa Fe develops across the coming decades.

Is there enough water for all the people who want to live here?

What technologies are emerging that can help us be better stewards of our scarce water resources.

What must change in our built environment in order for development to continue?

Additionally, find out about the latest science on our changing climate, emerging greywater products, building efficient drip irrigation systems, and many more water-conserving methods. Conserving water will provide many new local job opportunities and business in the coming decades. Come and discover how you can get involved.

SFCC is the Educational Sponsor for the Summit and consequently it is FREE to students and faculty. To find out more about this year’s virtual Summit happening June 2 – 4 and to register visit:


Final Parking Lot Closures - New dates: June 1 to June 6

SFCC’s Consultant, Sunland Construction, will work on SFCC parking lots the following days. Please plan to park elsewhere on the dates listed or your vehicle could be towed!

  • June 1-4* – West Wing Parking Lot*
  • June 2-5* – Fitness Education Center (FEC) Parking Lot*
  • June 5-6 – Health & Sciences Parking Lot
  • June 5-6 – Service Court

* This work will be phased, see map for areas closed by date.

Thank you for accommodating this work! For questions, contact Karin Pitman, Project Manager (505) 428-1720.


Automotive Technologies program moves into state-of-the-art Automotive Technology Center this fall

In the fall, students in the Automotive Technologies program will continue with a blend of online and in-person classes. Students will be spread out in the new state-of-the-art Automotive Technology Center, a 17,500 square foot center that houses three labs and shop space for automotive study. Highlights include a chassis/suspension lab, an electric lab, an EV/hybrid engine/power train lab, four two-pole lifts, two alignment racks and other equipment.

Automotive Technologies Director Julia Furry said, “We’re responding to the needs of the industry in Santa Fe and surrounding areas. There’s a big demand for trained certified automotive employees. The program will now offer classes at night and on Saturdays. Many of those working in the field who are seeking further certifications need the flexibility to attend classes. It also allows other students to work during the daytime and weekdays.”

Santa Fe Community College offers a range of classes that will prepare students to work on today’s advanced vehicle systems. This program will provide students with the background and knowledge to earn the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification in up to seven competency areas: Automotive Engine Repair, Auto Maintenance and Light Truck Repair, Automatic Transmission Transaxle, Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning, Brakes, Manual Transmission and Drive Train, and Steering and Suspension. Visit the Automotive Technologies program page for more information.

STEM/STEAM camps in person, including SFCC sessions

STEM Santa Fe is back with a variety of STEM/STEAM camps in person this summer. Each camp is one week long and you can sign up your child for one or more camps based on their interests and grade level. Five of the eight camps offered will be hosted at SFCC. Registration is open at

June 7 – 11
Camp 1 @ SFCC: “Making a Miniaturized Chemical Sensor” for rising 9th-12th graders
Camp 2 @ SFCC: “Building and Flying Drones“ for rising 9th-12th graders
June 14 – 18
Camp 3 @ NNMC: “Building Motion Sensors with Arduino” for rising 7th-9th graders
June 21 – 25
Camp 4 @ NNMC: “Volcanoes, dinosaurs and earthquakes of NM” for rising 9th-12th graders
Camp 5 @ NNMC: “Building and Flying Drones“ for students rising 9th-12th graders
June 21 – July 2
Camp 6 @ SFCC: “STEAM All around us” for rising 5th-7th graders
July 12 – July 16
Camp 7 @ SFCC: “App Design for Social Justice” for girls rising into 7th-9th grade
July 19 – 23
Camp 8 @ SFCC: “Building Smart Greenhouse with Arduino” for rising 7th-9th graders

Space is limited and registration is currently open at: Each camp is one week long and limited to 20 students. The registration fee is $25/week, waived upon request, and it includes lunch, thanks to our Title Sponsor Wildflower International.

Other Sponsors include LANL/TRIAD, NCGR, City of Santa Fe, N3B Los Alamos. Santa Fe Community College, Northern New Mexico College, New Mexico Tech, MathHappens Foundation, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Sandia National Laboratories, Santa Fe Community Foundation – Las Campanas Community Grants Fund, NM Childrens’ Foundation, McCune Foundation, and Meow Wolf.

Former staff member Lyn deMartin featured in Albuquerque Journal story

Former SFCC employee Lyn deMartin was featured in the Albuquerque Journal North for her role in snake removal and rescues in the story, “Nature’s pest control” She is the founder of Eldorado Snake Relocation Volunteers.

Young parents attend SFCC with LANL support

Through a partnership with Santa Fe Community Foundation and other community organizations, 18 young parents began a health sciences degree cohort together in January 2021 at SFCC. They are part of the Expanding Opportunities for Young Families (EOYF) program. The student parents have taken shared courses at Santa Fe Community College, engage in weekly cohort meetings to support their college transition in their first semester, and each will receive intensive individual navigation/coaching from navigators from one of six community-based organizations. Student parents in the cohort also received tuition assistance, financial support to pay for books, dedicated academic advising, and support accessing early childhood services.

SFCC thanks supporters:
Annie E. Casey Foundation has funded the initial planning process and pilot project. We are also grateful to Los Alamos National Laboratory/Triad National Security, LLC for their support of 2021 EOYF activities.
• Financial support for student parents in educational pathways, such as helping with unexpected emergency costs, early childhood education and care co-pay vouchers, and supplies like laptops
• Grants to community organizations providing intensive navigation and case management support to young parents in educational pathways
• Young parent leadership development work.
• Further development and scaling of the model to new training and education areas and additional cohorts.


Congratulations to Terri Tewart, our newest dean

Margaret A. Peters, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs announced in a recent email: “I am pleased to inform you that Terri Tewart has accepted the position of Dean of the School of Sciences, Health, Engineering, and Math and the School of Fitness Education. Terri will start in her new position on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

“Colleen Lynch will continue as Interim Dean until that time. Many thanks to Colleen for her willingness to serve in this capacity since Jenny’s departure.”

Since 2017, Terri Tewart has served as the Director of Nursing Education and Allied Health at SFCC. She has been a nurse in New Mexico since 2007 and has been teaching and directing nursing programs since 2013. Terri is dedicated to the education of nurses at all levels. She is a native New Mexican and fully aware of the impact an education can have on the lives of graduates, their families and their communities. She earned her first degree from CNM when it was Albuquerque’s Technical Vocational Institute.

Terri is a member of the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium Leadership Council where she contributes to the NMNEC curriculum, program evaluation, accreditation and diversity committees. She also currently serves on the following boards and committees: Nursing Education Advisory Committee for the New Mexico Board of Nursing, New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium Diversity Committee, Office of Teaching and Learning Steering Committee at SFCC. She was recently nominated to the Board of Trustees for the Con Alma Health Foundation. Terri is committed to serving the community, students, staff and faculty of Santa Fe Community College.

SFCC is excited to welcome Terri Tewart in her new role. Congratulations!

Photo: Terri Tewart.

William C. Witter Fitness Education Center expands access to the public

The public now can make appointments to access the William C. Witter Fitness Center for use of the tennis courts, basketball courts, indoor track, cardio equipment and weight room/Resistance Training Center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. There is a $6 fee for each 50-minute appointment. Also, a 10-visit pass will soon be available for $50. The regular and warm lap pools opened earlier this year by appointment for a $7 fee. The public can make appointments now.

The Fitness Education Center will open for 50-minute appointments on the hour, and the following areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons may use one or more open areas during their appointment time. Pool reservations remain separate.

  • Basketball courts: Half court reservations. Limit of four people. Bring your own basketball.
  • Tennis courts: Limit of four people. Bring your own equipment.
  • Cardio exercise equipment (treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes and stair steppers). Please wipe down after each use. Upstairs equipment is not available.
  • Indoor track: You will be required to follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Weight Room/Resistance Training Center: Please wipe down equipment after each use.

See William C. Witter Fitness Education’s web page for information on making Timetap appointments, COVID-19 safety protocols and hours.

If anyone is having issues making an appointment, please email

Image: The tennis courts are now available for use by appointment.


Spring/Summer 2021 Commencement video available on Youtube

In case any of you missed this spectacular online presentation, you can now view it on SFCCNM’s Youtube channel.

In addition to the welcomes from President Becky Rowley, Governing Board chair Jack Sullivan and SGA president (and graduate) Ian Widrick Martinez, viewers were treated to words of wisdom from humanitarian Chef José Andrés, Founder of World Central Kitchen. He spoke with deep appreciation about the partnership with SFCC last summer to distribute more than 50,000 meals to the community.

He cited Robert Egger, a Cerrillos resident who helped forge the partnership with SFCC Foundation, as an important mentor and dear friend. He shared Egger’s advice with the graduates: He said often charity is too often about “the redemption of the giver,” when it should be about “the liberation of the receiver.” He said, “This project (at SFCC) demonstrated what’s possible when we think about the liberation of the receiver!”

He concluded, “I invite all of you – the newest graduates – to continue to help your community with the skills you’ve gained at the Santa Fe Community College.”

Read more about the graduates here.


HSE graduation video available on Youtube

See the recent HSE graduation video here.
Also, read the Santa Fe New Mexican story, “Ceremony to recognize Santa Fe GED graduates.”

Photo: Screenshot of HSE graduation. Adult Career Education Program Manager Kirsten Krell introduced the Adult Education staff and faculty.


Dr. Aamna Nayaar, shares award-winning program, 'We all Smile in the Same Language'

Dr. Aamna Nayaar, director of SFCC’s dental program, shares this exciting news about the program “We all Smile in the same Language.”


This project won a First Place Runners-up National Colgate Bright Smiles Kids Award. They won also won a First Place Texas Regional Colgate Bright Smiles Kids Award. Dr. Aamna Nayyar, Director of Department of Dental Health sponsored this project. SFCC Dental students provide free dental education to this non-profit organization. It is one of the several schools that our dental program serves as part of the Community Dental Health learning and SMILES Club activities.

“We are happy to serve the little ones in our NM community,” Dr. Aamna Nayaar said.

For those who missed the event or would like to watch it again, please click here:


Santa Fe Reporter: 'Southside Pride' includes SFCC

The Santa Fe Reporter’s cover story, “Southside Pride: Santa Feans find pride, success despite stigma, the pandemic and a sluggish economy,” included in the story interviews with Student Resource Coordinator Joceyln Hernandez Monsalvo, MSW as well as SGA’s president Ian Widrick Martinez, who recently graduated.

Photo: Ian Widrick Martinez


Recent SFCC Library events now available online

Did you know that the SFCC YouTube Channel has a playlist titled “SFCC Library Events” where you can can find recordings of past Library events?

Recent events in the playlist:

Photo: Janie Chodosh, author of the Elephant Doctor of India.


Register for Summer 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, register early! Registration opens Tuesday, April 13 for NM residents.


Governing Board Approves Policies

The SFCC Governing Board recently approved the revised policies listed below. Click on the links to read each policy. Please address any questions to the Policy Owner or Author listed.

Approved policies are posted at SFCC Policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more about college policies or the Shared Governance Policy Review Process, contact Laura Mulry, ext. 1776 or

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.

Register now for CE summer classes

Summer CE classes are now online. Register now to secure your spot.

Employees use your EEB Benefit. Need assistance with registration? Call 505-428-1676 or email


Media related to ERP/SIS initiative to assist students

Many stories, columns and radio interviews are highlighting the ERP/SIS (Enterprise Resources Planning and Student Information System). CHESS (Collaborative for Higher Education Shared Services) is the non-profit collaborative organization.

04/26/2021,, “HIGHER ED SALVATION IN THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT: New Mexico colleges join forces to lower costs, eye opportunities in other states.”

4/3/2021, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Five New Mexico colleges’ shared services plan receives state funding.”

3/30/2021, Los Alamos Reporter, “New higher education nonprofit CHESS to offer students more flexibility.”

SFCC in the news

The following stories or radio shows either featured or mentioned SFCC or one of its employees.

5/26/2021, Albuquerque Journal, “Big development on the nuclear horizon.”

5/22/2021, Santa Fe New Mexican, “MY VIEW by SABRINA DURAN Affordable technical degrees offer a path to good jobs”

5/22/2021, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Groups help Dreamers navigate complicated legal process”

5/11/2021, Santa Fe Reporter, “Solar Winds.”

5/3/2021, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Smartboard: SFCC to livestream commencement ceremony”

Student Spotlight

Apply by June 11 for Engineering Machining Technologies SFCC/LANL program with student benefits

Applications, due June 11, are open for Engineering Machining Technologies SFCC/LANL program with student benefits.

Applications are being accepted this summer for the LANL-supported Engineering Machining Technologies cohort. The program is supported by a partnership of SFCC and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Students learn manual and computer-controlled machining and manufacturing from tooling operations, safety, layout and planning, and programming to engineering design methodology and process improvement. Computer applications are part of the program including computer-aided drawing/modeling and computer-aided manufacturing. Applications are due June 11, and courses begin August 23. The program will be able to accommodate additional students this fall, since classes will be taught both at the main campus and at 39 Bisbee Court. The first group of students will finish their program in 2022. The unique partnership provides a combination of classes with hands-on training at LANL.

Students who qualify and are accepted into the LANL/SFCC program will receive the following benefits, provided by LANL:

  • Tuition and fees for a full-time student
  • Paid student internship at LANL, which will meet on Fridays
  • Student/intern pay while physically in class (based on standard SFCC contact hours)
  • Initiation of the security clearance process
  • Potential conversion to full-time employment upon completion of the 62-credit hour program, providing the student meets all LANL eligibility requirements

More information and applications are available at

Student Weekly Connection May 14

This week’s Student Weekly Connection – find information on the recent virtual commencement, Alcoholics Anonymous, the Watermark Scholarship Program for women in STEM, UNM Health Ambassadors Program, how to return laptops and hotspots and more!

Check it out at


Summer scholarship application 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.

Watch video of Katie Besser Art & Writing Awards presentation

On May 5 a festive celebration was hosted on Zoom to recognize the winners of the Katie Besser Art & Writing Awards as well as to announce the winner of the Richard Bradford Creative Writing Endowed Writing Scholarship. Read the names of all of the winners here.

SFCC Foundation Director of Annual Giving Kelly Marquez Smith announced that Emmanuelle John is the recipient of the $1,000 scholarship. Named for the author of the 1968 classic Red Sky at Morning, the scholarship was initiated by author Michael McGarrity, the late arts advocate Charmay Allred and former Santa Fe city councilwoman Rebecca Wurzburger.

Click to see “Accolades,” which includes the winning image and art entries. Also, see more details and a slide show of the winning images here.

The video is available to watch here.

Thanks to all who made the event possible! The Katie Besser Art & Writing Awards are presented through a collaboration of SFCC’s English and Creative Writing programs, SFCC’s Media Arts department, SFCC Foundation, and with the generosity and support of our judges, SFCC Media Arts Student Intern Najmeh Mousavi, The SFCC Library, and the Santa Fe Literary Review. The Katie Besser Art & Writing Awards are directed by Emily Stern. For more information, email or call 505-428-1467.

Photo: SFCC student Emmanuelle John reacts with a big smile as her name is read as the recipient of the Richard Bradford Creative Writing Scholarship during the Zoom celebration.


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


Employee Announcements

William Murray Retirement June 5

Facilities and Operations would like to congratulate William Murray on his retirement beginning June 5th, 2021. Please send all custodial requests to or 505.428.1670.

According to William, “I’ll be fishing, riding, fishing, riding and getting to know my wife even better!” Wish him well by reaching out via email sometime this week.

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.


Save noon June 9 for Margaretmary Woodd virtual memorial service

SFCC will host a remote memorial and celebration of life at noon June 9 of our beloved Margaretmary Woodd who passed away April 27 after a 16-year battle with cancer. In the meantime, 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 will share a link for the virtual event when it becomes available. Santa Fe Community College expresses sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Margaretmary Woodd, administrative assistant for Trades & Technology.

Barbara Teterycz, dual credit instructor receives 'Teachers Who Inspire' award

Barbara Teterycz at CHS has been a dual credit instructor for SFCC’s computer science and media arts departments. She has been honored as one of this year’s Teachers Who Inspire.


April WOW! Terri Tewart

The WOW nominee for the month of April is Director Nursing Education and Allied Health Terri Tewart. Congratulations and thanks for your outstanding work!

Terri Tewart was nominated by Toni Coffman:

Terri has been an outstanding faculty member of the Health Science Engineering and Math School. She is always willing to help out other departments when they need it. She has been especially supportive of the Medical Assisting program with supplies and equipment when needed. She is always helping out at the check-in stations when an extra person is needed to ensure that it is covered. She is short-handed in her department and has been having to wear many “hats” this semester. She is always a bright spot in my day with her warm smile and great attitude!

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

Stephanie Amedeo-Marquez, Ph.D., shared presentation at online international conference

Stephanie Amedeo-Marquez, Ph.D., presented, “Using instructor presence to create greater student engagement” at the International Association on E-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies conference. The theme for 2021 was Transcending Social Distance: Emerging Practices in e-Learning, at the University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece. It was asynchronous and virtual, on May 5-6 2021.

Title: Teaching Methodologies for Online Instruction Delivery How to Increase Student Engagement and Retention

Teaching methodologies for online Instruction delivery will present the learning theories of psychology as applied to fully online courses, and show the importance of dialog methods and instructor presence to create student engagement. The purpose is to show how curriculum flow and Gardner’s multiple intelligences within a discussion can be organized to produce higher student engagement with the materials. The methods are case study, and student retentions, as well as selected qualitative anecdotes of naturalistic observations. Implications of my preliminary research may help inform other instructors in presenting course work fully online.

President's Update to employees, May 15

In an email to employees on May 15, President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., congratulates graduates and shared information on SFCC’s masking guidelines, return to campus and telecommuting policy.

Please note: According to the NMDOH, “the CDC’s guidance for school settings currently remains unchanged. Pending additional guidance from the CDC, masks continue to be required in schools for all students and school staff regardless of vaccination status.” Per NMDOH guidelines, SFCC’s requirement to wear masks on campus will not change at this time. I will continue to update you as health orders change.


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 a Spring CRN through May 31. Watch your email for a new one after June 1.

Faculty & Staff Readings share SFCC's creative spirit

Faculty and Staff presented readings as part of the SFCC Creative Writing Spring Readings in the Library. Readings included works by Karin Pitman, Bethany Carson, Val Nye, Shuli Lamden and Kate McCahill. Dr. Aamna Nayaar offered everyone a special treat when she read one of her grandfather’s Urdu short stories. He was a famous fiction writer. Read more about Dr. Azam Kuraivi here.

The reading had listeners both tearing up with emotion and other times, such as during Terry Wilson’s reading listeners broke into uncontrollable laughter. Thank you to our faculty and staff members who shared their work during this special evening!

Zoom photo: Creative writing instructor Terry Wilson reads.

Julia Goldberg wins a First Place journalism award

SFCC writing instructor and Santa Fe Reporter senior correspondent Julia Goldberg just won a First Place in the science/tech feature writing category in the 2021 Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies contest for the following story, “Model Citizens: Scientists join together to show the power of data in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.”


Belin Tsinnijinnie, Ph.D., featured on 'MΣΣT a Mathematician!'

SFCC math professor Belin Tsinnijinnie, Ph.D., is currently the featured interview on the website “MΣΣT a Mathematician!” Watch the interview here.

“MΣΣT a Mathematician!” is a collection of video interviews with mathematicians from different backgrounds, especially from historically excluded groups. The mission of MΣΣT a Mathematician is to share the stories of these mathematicians with the aim of introducing students to role models and fostering a sense of community. MΣΣT a Mathematician is committed to amplifying voices and increasing visibility of academic mathematicians from underrepresented groups while advocating for a more inclusive mathematics community that reflects the diversity in the world.

Listen to Janie Chodosh in recent radio broadcast

SFCC instructor Janie Chodosh was recently interviewed on May 13 on WACO Public Radio.

Listen here.

Photo: Book cover of The Elephant Doctor of India, written by Janie Chodosh.


Is this room clean? Door Hanger and Seal Cleaning Protocol

The custodial staff will be using door hangers and door seals to easily identify rooms that have been used and need to be cleaned. The protocol is as follows:

Door Hangers:
All Rooms receive 2 Door Hangers are checked twice daily

  • Door hangers will be placed on exterior side of door handle and dated at the time cleaning and sanitation is completed.
  • A second door hanger will be placed to indicate room has been used since last cleaning. Green = Clean/Red = Dirty
  • Once a clean room has been used SFCC Staff and Faculty should turn door hanger from green to red as a communication to custodial staff that the room is in need of cleaning.

Yellow Door Seals:
Applied to rooms that are seldom used, checked twice daily

  • Once a room is cleaned and sanitized, door seal will be dated and applied to door.
  • A broken door seal will indicate that a room has been used and is in need of cleaning.

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.

Social distance in public and avoid gatherings with people outside your household.

• 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.

CE instructor featured on recent 'CBS Sunday Morning'

Continuing Education Instructor Carlos Rovelo joined former President George W. Bush for an interview with CBS Sunday Morning’s Norah O’Donnell about the need for comprehensive immigration reform and Bush’s new book, “Out of Many, One.”

View the segment here.

Rovelo is teaching Continuing Education’s “Frida and Diego: Passion, Creativity and Destruction” course in late July. To register for that class visit Need help registering? Email or call 505-428-1676. Spots are still available!

File Photo: CE instructor Carlos Rovelo spoke about chocolate at an SFCC event at Midtown Campus in August 2018.