Dean Jim Wysong's virtual exhibition opens this Friday
SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery presents ‘Southwest Monochromes – A collection of black and white photographs by Jim Wysong.” The virtual exhibition opens at 4 p.m. Friday, June 25 and continues online through Aug. 12. View the exhibition.
James (Jim) Wysong, Ed.D., oversees academic operations at SFCC in the School of Liberal Arts and the School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts. Before he joined the college in 2020, he was a frequent visitor to New Mexico. His love for photography, geology and the outdoors drew him to the state. The opportunity to join the leadership team at SFCC has afforded Dr. Wysong the ability to combine his passions, pursuing his academic career here in the land that he loves.
Read more about the exhibition here.
Photo: “The Galisteo Wave”
News and Announcements
eTranscripts via Parchment coming July 1
Beginning July 1, SFCC’s transcript request process will be entirely online – no more submitting paper or PDF forms! Current and former students can visit https://www.sfcc.edu/get-grades/transcripts/ to be guided through the process. There will be a $5 charge for electronic transcripts, and requests will be processed quickly.
Pride events continue this weekend
SFCC celebrates and recognizes Pride Month. Visit Pride Events to see see the various Santa Fe activities sponsored by the Santa Fe Human Rights Alliance.
If you’d like to support SFCC’s participation in Pride Drive Parade, please contact Interim Director of the Early Childhood Center of Excellence Brooke Gondara, Ed.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for the Pride Parade Drive vehicle registration has passed, but contact her to see if there’s room in one of the registered vehicles. Everyone is welcome to participate!
File photo: SFCC participates in a 2016 Pride event.
STEM/STEAM camps continue 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 STEMSantaFe.org
Here are upcoming camps:
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: STEMSantaFe.org. 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.
SFCC's Equity Statement
President Rowley’s shared SFCC’s Equity Statement with all in a June 12 email.
Last Friday, members of PDAC and the Land Acknowledgement Task Force, issued a statement on Juneteenth. In addition, the Santa Fe New Mexican ran the statement from President Becky Rowley in the “Letters to the Editor, SFCC continues its work against racism” on Friday.
Last week with the support of Congress, President Joe Biden signed a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday.
Read more about the history related to Juneteenth.
Governing Board approves policies, procedures posted
At its May meeting, the SFCC Governing Board approved revisions to Policy. In addition, several revised Procedures have been posted. Please review the changes in the links below and address any questions to the Policy Owner/Author listed.
- Policy 8-3 Inspection of Public Records
Todd Lovato, Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations
- Policy 1-29 Governing Board Self-Evaluation Procedures
- Policy 2-25 Mandatory Advising for New Degree- and Certificate-Seeking Students Procedures
Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Student Success, Policy Owner
- Policy 4-20 Smoking Procedures
Luis Olivas, MBA, SHRM-SCP, Director of Human Resources, Policy Author
Nick Telles, Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer, Policy Owner
The college’s Policies and Procedures are posted at SFCC Policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more about college policies, please contact Laura Mulry, ext. 1776.
Fall registration continues, new tuition structure
Let your friends and family know that fall registration has begun.
The fall semester begins Monday, August 23.
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.
The college has developed a guide to registering detailed at https://www.sfcc.edu/look-for-a-credit-class/.
On-campus assistance is available for many student services.
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 email@example.com.
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 Lynda.Trujillo@sfcc.edu.
Image: The tennis courts are now available for use by appointment.
Register for 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 and fall.
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.
Get creative! Art, writing and more CE classes available
Summer CE classes are ongoing with a mix of online and in-person classes. Lots of fun topics to explore this summer, such as railroads to exploring the relationship of Frieda Khalo and Diego Rivera. Register now to secure your spot.
Also, check out online options for kids, too!
Employees use your EEB Benefit. Need assistance with registration? Call 505-428-1676 or email CE@sfcc.edu.
SFCC in the news
The following stories or radio shows either featured or mentioned SFCC or one of its employees.
06/17/2021, Inside Higher Ed, “Falling Tuition Revenues, Rising Tensions”
6/13/2021, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Santa Fe Community College cutting more staff, programs”
6/7/2021, Inside Higher Ed, “New Mexico Lottery Scholarship Covers Full Tuition”
6/4/2021, Santa Fe New Mexican, “New Mexico lottery scholarship to again cover college tuition in full”
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”
Student Weekly Connection June 18
Check out the June 18 student weekly connection for information on tutoring, WIOA grants, the Esperanza Support Center and lots more!
Counseling services available
Your SFCC Counselors are here to provide support during the summer session and for your transition back to campus. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505)428-1682 to schedule an appointment with a licensed professional counselor. Our services are confidential and no cost to registered students.
Summer support group begins!
Counseling Services is offering a new round of a telehealth support sessions this summer. The group will meet for 6 weeks beginning the week of June 14, and each session will last one hour. Meeting time is TBD based on member preferences. Since summer is a time of travel for a lot of folks, there is no requirement to attend each session; you can simply let the group leader know which sessions you plan to attend. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in participating. We very much look forward to having you attend!
Student Resource Center connects students with community programs
The Student Resource Center helps students connect with various services, programs and agencies. We can help link up with several community resources including: Housing, Food, Utility Payment Assistance, Childcare, Physical Health and Legal Services. For more information and assistance, please contact Student Resource Coordinator Jocelyn Hernandez Monsalvo at 505-428-1194 or visit www.sfcc.edu/student-resource-center.
El Centro de Recursos Estudiantiles ayuda a los estudiantes a conectarse con varios servicios programas y agencias. Podemos ayudar a conectarse con varios servicios comunitarios, que incluyen: Vivienda, Comida, Asistencia para Pagos de Servicios Públicos, Cuidado de Niños, Salud Física y Servicios Legales. Para obtener más información y asistencia, comuníquese con la Coordinadora de Recursos Estudiantiles Jocelyn Hernandez Monsalvo al 505-428-1194 o visite www.sfcc.edu/student-resource-center.
Student Employment Openings - Apply now!
Student Work Study is a financial aid need-based program that provides a student funds earned through part-time employment currently paying at a rate of $12.10 per hour.
Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week. In addition to helping you pay for your education, the work study program helps you gain work experience, develop your skills, and build a possible pathway to future employment opportunities.
To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:
- Must complete the 2020-2021 (for summer employment) and 2021-2022 FAFSAs and any additional requested verification items
- Must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit hours for summer and 6 credit hours for fall.
- Must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
If you are interested in student employment, you can email the Student Employment Office at StudentEmployment@sfcc.edu for further information.
Great scholarship news for fall semester!
The state is now funding the Lottery Scholarship at 100 percent!
For more information watch these videos from area broadcasters: KOB, KRQE and KOAT.
Also, some more great news about the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship and other resources. See these highlights from the June 4 Santa Fe New Mexican story.
“The lottery scholarship program wasn’t the only good news for college students. The New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship, which benefits students who are not eligible for the lottery scholarship, such as returning adult learners and students who attend college part time, received an increase of $11 million for next year.
And the state has received $104 million in federal funds through the American Rescue Plan Act for student relief grants, Rodriguez said.
Read the full story here.
Want more information about how to apply for scholarships? Visit https://www.sfcc.edu/offices/financial-aid/.
Scholarship applications 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 https://www.sfcc.edu/offices/financial-aid/ for more information.
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 https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit
On May 12, you can apply at https://getemergencybroadband.org/.
Patricia Pearce invites all to an art opening 4-7 p.m. Friday
Director of SFCC’s Center for Book Art and Printmaking Patricia Pearce will have an opening at her new gallery/studio space from 4 to 7 p.m. this Friday, June 25 in Suite 105 at 150 Washington Ave, near the Bull Ring Restaurant.
One of her long-time printmaking students Ann Laser has her name on the front door and will also be exhibiting her work in her space, which faces Washington Ave. Enter through that space to get to Patricia Pearce’s space where she will be unveiling several installation pieces. She mentions that after hours you can see many of her pieces in the window as you pass through the breezeway to get to the Bull Ring Restaurant.
The gallery will be open on many weekends this summer, as well as by appointment. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-670-2727.
View Margaretmary Woodd's memorial posted on YouTube
If you missed the remote memorial and celebration of life of SFCC’s beloved Margaretmary Woodd who passed away April 27 after a 16-year battle with cancer, you can view the recording here.
Memorial gifts in honor of Margaretmary can be made to: https://www.sfcc.edu/give-now. 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 expresses sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Margaretmary Woodd, administrative assistant for Trades & Technology.
Fully vaccinated? Consider getting a Fast Pass
Are you fully vaccinated? Find out how you can get a Fast Pass campus access card here.
You are being given this information to provide an opportunity for fully-vaccinated individuals to gain faster access to the Santa Fe Community College campus and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center. You are not required to participate. You can continue to have access by going through SFCC COVID-19 screening protocols. For the most up-to-date information visit: https://www.sfcc.edu/covid/.
Your privacy and confidential personal health information is important to SFCC. This information will be kept in a secure computer file that is only accessed by the SFCC Contact Tracing Team and the COVID-19 Point of Contact for the purposes of administrating the SFCC COVID -19 Safety protocols.
Just a reminder: The campus still has limited access. Essentially, the buildings are closed unless you have specific business on campus. Those coming to the campus need to follow protocols. But if you are returning or anticipating returning to work on campus, going to attend an in-person class or coming regularly for appointments you might want to consider applying for the Fast Pass. Again, this is just an option, not a requirement.
May WOWs: Marcos Maez and Erica Keppel
The WOW nominees for the month of May are Marcos Maez, Director Recruit & Community Outreach and Erica Keppel, Associate Director IT Projects
Marcos Maez nominated by Office of Human Resources:
OHR Office would like to nominate Marcos Maez for his work at the College, always being a flexible team player, and for his help in the 2021 Service Awards.
Erica Keppel, nominated by Cori Bergen:
I’d like to nominate Erica Keppel for a WOW Gram. Erica not only excels at her day-to-day IT project work, but she has taken on the task of coordinating the ERP Shared Services Team and our efforts to select a new ERP with our CHESS partners. This is no small task and she makes it look easy. She goes above and beyond to make sure everyone has the information they need and always stays positive. I want to make sure Erica knows how we appreciate her!
Congratulations Marcos and Erica!
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 https://sfcc.timetap.com/#/ 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 Lynda.Trujillo@sfcc.edu so she can assist you.
Please note: Re: You will use your CRN for summer.
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:
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 NOVID.org. 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.
• 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 togethernm.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Proposed initiative to help young parents announced
Mayor Alan Weber, SFCC’s president Becky Rowley, Ph.D. and community partners spoke at a press conference last week about a proposed initiative that would help provide a monthly guaranteed income for 100 young parents who are are studying at the college.
Read more about last week’s announcement from The Santa Fe New Mexican’s June 15 story, “Income assistance program aims to keep students in class at Santa Fe Community College.”
Also, see this June 18 Santa Fe New Mexican editorial, “OUR VIEW: Supporting college students is smart anti-poverty strategy”
Photo: President Becky Rowley, Mayor Alan Webber and SFCC graduate Ian Martinez at the press conference.