Campus Weekly

News and Announcements

HEC lockdown drill, Thursday

The Higher Education Center will be closed while a lockdown drill is conducted from 10 to 11 a.m., Thurs., June 21. No entry will be allowed to the building during that time. Santa Fe City Police and Fire officials will be onsite during the drill. For more information, contact Safety and Security at ext. 1224.

Environmental Job Training Program Info Session, July 2

SFCC will present an information session on the New Mexico Environmental Job Training Program at 6 p.m., Mon., July 2 in Room 213.

The five-week intensive training will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays Sept. 10 through Oct. 12 at the college. An Environmental Protection Agency grant will cover the training costs for unemployed, underemployed or low-income applicants who are accepted into the program.

For more information, see the press release, email Janet Kerley or contact Evelyn Gonzales at 505-428-1866.

Summer 'Q' this Wednesday

The Office of Student Development invites you to come and have some fun in the sun at the annual Summer “Q” from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wed., June 20 in the Courtyard.

SFCC at Santa Fe's Pride Festival

Want to march with SFCC at the Santa Fe Pride Parade? Want to volunteer at the SFCC Pride booth?

Please join us for planning & parade sign-making at noon, Wed., June 20 in the Campus Center. Pride on the Plaza begins with the parade at 11 a.m., Sat., June 30. Meet at the PERA parking lot at 10:30 a.m.

For more info, please email CDIL or Brooke Gondara

Dr. Cervantes on air with Richard Eeds

Listen to the podcast of SFCC Interim President Dr. Cecilia Cervantes’ interview about the midtown campus on KTRC’s Richard Eeds Show.


Dr. Bustamante's 'My View' column on building and construction programs

Dean Camilla Bustamante, Ph.D., MPH recently wrote a My View column for the Santa Fe New Mexican that highlights SFCC’s building and construction technologies programs, the local resource providing these vital training programs. Read “SFCC offers innovative building and construction programs.”

Volunteer for Pancakes on the Plaza

SFCC is once again supporting Santa Fe’s Pancakes on the Plaza July 4. If you’re interested in volunteering, please visit the volunteer site for info and to sign up.

Lovato featured on Opportunity Santa Fe's 'Birth to Career' blog

Learn about the Opportunity Santa Fe’s Campus Connection collaboration between SFCC and the Santa Fe Public Schools in Todd Lovato’s article Joint Effort Between SFCC and SFPS Brings 49 High School Seniors Closer to College.

Grantsmanship Course July 23-27, early bird tuition rate extended

CE will host a Grantsmanship Training Program July 23-27. 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.

Sign up by Monday, June 18 to take advantage of the early bird discount rate of $995.

For more information, see the press release.

Student Spotlight

Register for fall NOW!

Register NOW for the fall semester to get the classes you want and need to complete your degree or certificate. Visit your adviser or stop in or call the Welcome and Advising Center at 505-428-1270 to meet with an adviser and make sure you’re on the right track. You got this!

Make sure you have your Financial Aid for fall

Do you have your financial aid in place for the fall semester?

The payment deadline is July 25.

Verify your Financial Aid today – Come in and see a member of the Financial Aid office staff, in the Welcome and Advising Center. Learn more online, by emailing Financial Aid or calling 505-428-1268. Se habla Español.

Creative Writing for Fall

The SFCC English Department has released a flyer compiling its creative writing offerings for the fall semester. Check out the flyer.

Veterans Scholarship

The City of Santa Fe Veterans’ Advisory Board and the SFCC Foundation provide the SFCC Scholarship for Veterans and Dependents.

The application for the 2018-2019 is currently available on the SFCC Financial Aid webpage. Applications are still being accepted.

Respiratory Care

Applications for the Respiratory Care 2018 cohort are open now and will be accepted on a first come first served basis until the Fall 2018 Cohort is full.

Meet the Department and drop in Advising
in Room 442 on:
Friday: July 6 from 3 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: July 25 from 3 to 6 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 2018 application, application instructions and program information is available on the SFCC Respiratory Care page.

Learn more about the profession.

Paramedic program accepting application through July 31

Santa Fe Community College’s Emergency Medical Services Institute is accepting Paramedic Training Program applications through July 31 for the year-long certificate program that starts October 15. Get all the details.

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

Dental Program accepting applications for fall 2018

SFCC’s Dental Department is accepting applications now for earning a Certificate in Dental Assisting, an Associate degree in Dental Health and/or a Certificate in Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) applications for fall 2018.

The application and qualification criteria for the program can be found online. For more information, contact Dental Department Director Aamna Nayyar, ext. 1258.

Employee Announcements

Governing Board Approves Policies 3-20 and 5-4

The SFCC Governing Board approved the policies listed below that were recently established or revised. Please click on the links to learn about each of these:

Policy 3-20 Academic Advisory Committees

Policy 5-4 Facilities Allocation, Use and Management

College policies are online at SFCC/policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more about policies or the Shared Governance Policy Review Process, contact Laura J. Mulry, ext. 1776.

Welcome Lauren Smith, new TRiO Academic Support Specialist

Lauren received a B. A. in French from Mt. Holyoke College and taught high school French for several years. After teaching English in France for a year, she returned to the U.S., earned a master’s degree in linguistics at the University of New Hampshire and embarked on a career teaching English as a Second Language (ESL).

She taught ESL in Switzerland and Japan as well as the Boston, Seattle and Houston areas. Lauren has been in Santa Fe since 2012, teaching ESL, Developmental English, English Composition & Technical Writing at both SFCC and UNM in Los Alamos. In her free time, she enjoys singing with a local women’s chorus as well as hiking, biking and skiing in beautiful northern New Mexico. Welcome to SFCC, Lauren!

Reiss on KSFR

Milton Reiss, Program Head for the Film Program recently chatted with KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer on Wake Up Call: Santa Fe Community College Film Program Prepares Local Students For Cinema Work.

Have fun, join the walking group!

Want to enjoy some exercise outdoors and take in the scenic vistas around campus? Fitness Academic Director Ute Jannsen-Kerr leads a walking group at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays. The group is open to all employees. They meet in front of the Witter Fitness Education Center.

Contact Ute via email to join the walking group list. Ute keeps the walkers updated by email with any time or day changes.

¡Palabra!: Xenophobia

Xenophobia: The fear or contempt of foreigners or strangers. The term is typically used to describe fear or dislike of foreigners or in general of people different from one’s self. See the definition in Spanish.

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