Campus Weekly

Art, Food, Fundraise!

Support SFCC’s Skills USA national competitors in culinary and welding from noon to 2 p.m. today at the main entrance with a low-cost food bar and silent auction on welding student sculptures. One hundred percent of proceeds will support the students’ travel to Louisville, Kentucky next week. Silent auction bids will be open until noon, Thursday, June 15. For more information, contact Linda Cassell, ext. 1855.

News and Announcements

President's Update

College President Randy Grissom sent out a campus message Friday. The update included information on the reductions in force and reassignments, academic program closures and a restructuring of Academic Affairs management.


AFLAC Representative on Campus Today and Tomorrow

With the expiration of the Inspired Wellness program at the end of June, now is the time to evaluate your AFLAC benefits and how they will be effected by the end of the program. SFCC’s AFLAC representative will be on campus today and tomorrow to assist you in making an informed decision about AFLAC products. Most options will still be available and can be deducted on a pre-tax basis. Please note, Short-Term, Life and Riders can only be deducted on an after-tax basis.

Please schedule an appointment with Alicia Huerta, ext. 1389; representatives available Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in room 214 and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in room 218.

Banner Class for Faculty and Staff

This 3-week class focuses on various aspects of Banner. Taught by Norbert Utz from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Thursdays, July 6, 13 and 20 in room 611E. Maximum class size is 15 people, so sign up now. To register contact Jeff Hood, Professional Development Specialist, ext. 1843.


Renewal and Wholeness Retreat - sign up now!

Give yourself the gift of slowing down and looking within in pursuit of what brings LIFE into our lives and work. In this two-weekend retreat, you are invited to explore issues of vocation, identity and integrity through self-reflection, soulful poetry, deep listening, respectful inquiry, silent walks outdoors and more. Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 28 and 29 and August 4 and 5. Open to all SFCC staff and faculty and facilitated by Jeff Hood. Preregistration necessary, contact Jeff Hood, ext. 1843. Funded by the SFCC Foundation.

CE Trip to Greece - Learn all About it!

Attend an information session for CE’s fall trip to Greece 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 29 in room 218. For more information see the press release, call 505-428-1676 or email

Registration for all CE classes continues.

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 MySFCC for the Leadership, Graduate and Supervisor classes.

Randy Grissom, President, Daniel Gutierrez, Executive Director of Human Resources and Professional Development and David Markwardt, Facilitator of the Leadership Academies, inaugurate plaques acknowledging Leadership Academy Graduates from 2015, 2016 and 2017 in the hall outside the Human Resources Offices.

Professional Development Opportunities Start in June

Food for Life: Lose weight and get healthy in a series of nine, weekly educational cooking classes on a plant-based diet. Benefits include prevention of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and other chronic diseases. Taught by Amanda Hatherly, Certified Food for Life instructor. Lunch prepared, provided and eaten in the class. Tuesdays beginning June 13 and going through July 25, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Preregistration is necessary. Funded by the SFCC Foundation.

Fun-day Mondays: Join colleagues in a drop-in noon hour of fun and games, laughter and learning in the courtyard. Who said life was all work and no play? Facilitated by Jeff Hood, Erica Abeyta and Ernest Kavanaugh, June 19 – July 24.

Sign up now. Open to all SFCC faculty and staff members. For more information and to register contact Jeff Hood, ext. 1843.

Student Spotlight

Free Film Screening and Discussion

SFCC students are invited to a screening and discussion of Transvisible Bamby Salcedo’s Story, a documentary film by Dante Alencastre from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 21 at the Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail. $10 admission fee, free to SFCC students with ID. Doors open at 5:30. To register, visit

LANL Foundation Scholarship Accepting Applications

LANL Foundation is accepting applications for Regional College/Returning Student Scholarships. These $1,000 awards support nontraditional students pursuing two-year degrees and certifications. Applications may be submitted online by June 19 for July awards.

Veterans Scholarship Application Open

The scholarship application for City of Santa Fe/SFCC Foundation Veterans Scholarship is available. Applications are due July 7.


Employee Announcements

Ezra Estes Featured on Good Day New Mexico

Ezra Estes, Chair of Arts & Design, and Program Head of Fashion Design, along with Santa Fe Fashion Week Executive Producer Stephen Cuomo were featured recently on Good Day New Mexico talking about Santa Fe Fashion Week (June 8-10). His work along with SFCC-student work were featured in the interview.


What do successful workforce training programs look like?

Monique Anair (Assistant Professor, Film Program Coordinator, Grants and Contract Training) offers her answer to this question in a recent blog post on the PROTEC Santa Fe website. PROTEC (Professional Readiness for Technical Careers) is an accelerated film and media education collaboration between SFCC, Santa Fe County and the Northern Area Local Workforce Development Board.

Course Studio to Canvas Workshop Offerings

Beginning this fall semester, Course Studio in MySFCC 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.


New Mission Statement for Purchasing Department

Members of the Purchasing Department recently updated their mission and values statements. One of their goals was to more closely align their mission and values with those of SFCC. Purchasing Mission Statement

Grantsmanship Spot Available

The Grantsmanship Training Program is offering one free space for an SFCC employee in their five-day training July 31 through August 4 here on campus. For more information, contact Kris Swedin, ext. 1253.

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.