Campus Weekly

Incoming president interviewed by SF New Mexican

The Santa Fe New Mexican’s education reporter Dillon Mullen interviewed incoming president Rebecca K. “Becky” Rowley, Ph.D. In the story, Rowley said, “The job at Santa Fe Community College provides greater opportunity to affect community colleges statewide.” The reporter wrote, “Part of Rowley’s new community is the Roundhouse, where she will be a leading voice in advocating for legislation that will affect community colleges statewide. Since 2015, she has been president of New Mexico Independent Community Colleges, a network of 10 community colleges.”

Another highlight from the story: “Over eight years with Rowley as president, Clovis Community College’s persistence rate, which measures the percentage of students who return for a second year, has improved from 34 percent to 84 percent, according to data from the college.”

Photo: Left, Becky Rowley, Ph.D. on the Clovis Community College campus. Photo courtesy Clovis Community College.

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News and Announcements

La Fonda Hosts Capital High School Grads Heading to SFCC

On June 2, Ed Pulsifer, member of the Advisory Committee for SFCC’s Hospitality & Tourism Program, hosted six recent graduates from Capital High School and Aaron Girdner, Teacher of the Year at Capital High, for a luncheon at La Fonda. The event was held to acquaint the students with SFCC and the Hospitality and Tourism Management program for their future careers.

Roy Martinez, President of the Rising Stars of the Southwest, also on the committee, was present to award Brandon Morales his scholarship. General Manager of the Inn on the Alameda and member of the Advisory Committee, was also in attendance.

SFCC representatives attending were Camilla Bustamante, Dean of the School of Business, Professional Studies and Education, Gerard Martinez y Valencia, Academic Advisor and Katherine Fox Ehlert, Hospitality & Tourism Program Coordinator.

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

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, June 20

This year’s Chaîne des Rôtisseurs dinner is from 5:30 to 9:30, Thursday, June 20 in the Jemez Rooms.

Enjoy a uniquely crafted gourmet celebration while you support education and inspiring Santa Fe’s culinary community. Proceeds benefit Cooking with Kids and Santa Fe Community College Foundation’s Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Culinary Arts Endowed Scholarship.

Tickets for are available for purchase now. For more information contact the SFCC Foundation, 505-428-1175 or visit the Facebook event.

Volunteer for Pancakes on the Plaza

SFCC is supporting this year’s Pancakes on the Plaza July 4. If you’re interested in volunteering, please visit the volunteer site for info and to sign up. The deadline to sign up is July 1, sign up early to get a shot at the most popular shifts.

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

Allen Ogard's "Pinhole Photography and Reverse Perspective" at Collective Works through June

After scientist Allen Ogard retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1993, he began studying -photography, media arts and printmaking at SFCC. Currently he is using homemade pinhole cameras, which have no lens, to create his works.
His exhibition, “Pinhole Photography and Reverse Perspective,” which opened on June 5, is on view at Collected Works bookstore, 202 Galisteo Street, through the month of June.


Employee Announcements

Dr. Nayyar Presented at N.M. Health Providers Retreat

Dr. Aamna Nayyar, Director Department of Dental Health, presented about “Cultural Competence in Healthcare and Women of Color” at the New Mexico Health Providers Retreat (NMHR) 2019 at Tamaya Resort, Rio Rancho in May.

Dr. Nayyar’s presentation examined the practical approaches to cultural competency in healthcare and women of color. Objectives: Define optimal health and women of color; explain the role of cultural competency in addressing health disparities and the care of racial/ethnic and vulnerable women populations; and, explain why examples of culturally competent approaches are relevant to healthcare concerns.

NMHR is a private, non-profit, no-fee agency organized to support efforts to recruit and retain healthcare personnel for communities including rural and medically underserved areas around New Mexico.

Faculty and staff: Did you recently graduate?

Have you recently graduated? If so, help us spread the happy news. Send us the information about what awards you received, when and from what institution. We’ll share the information in upcoming issues of Campus Weekly. Submit your information and photo here.

Congratulations to our SFCC graduates!

See more wonderful photos of May’s Commencement Ceremony on Facebook. Photos by: Chris Corrie Photography