Campus Weekly

Student reporters write about SFCC's sustainability programs

In case you missed it, the latest issue of the Santa Fe Reporter features the work of four interns who have participated in the training cohort for the New Mexico Fund for Public Interest Journalism. Read the story, Roadmap for Resilience: Student reporters write about Santa Fe Community College’s vision and programs for a sustainable future.

Illustration by Anson Stevens-Bollen, art director,Santa Fe Reporter
Of note: Pick up the original copy to see the amazing cover illustrated by SFCC Media Arts grad.

News and Announcements

Reception for Dr. Cervantes, June 25

Please join us as we thank Cecilia Cervantes, Ph.D., for her leadership as Interim President, 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 25 in the Main Courtyard.

SFCC appreciates Dr. Cervantes for the nearly two years she dedicated to enriching our campus community in so many ways – through her deep commitment to students, faculty and staff, and through the positive changes she initiated to further our mission.

Please RSVP by June 19 to Hosted by SFCC Governing Board and SFCC Foundation.

ATC Groundbreaking, June 26

Please join us for the groundbreaking of our new Automotive Technology Center 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 The ceremony will be across the road, east of the Trades & Advanced Technology Center. Follow the signs to the site.

SFCC thanks the Automotive Technologies Advisory Committee, the New Mexico Legislature, our generous donors and the Santa Fe Community for their support in building the Automotive Technologies Program and Center. Refreshments courtesy of SFCC Foundation.

Make signs at noon Mon. and Thu. and walk with SFCC at Pride Parade

June is National Pride Month. Santa Fe has many events to celebrate Pride Month, particularly this coming weekend with the Pride Parade and Plaza activities.

Participate with SFCC’S QUEERLY COMMUNITY Gender & Sexuality Meet-up in the Campus Center from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, June 24 and noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 27 to make signs to carry in the Pride Parade on Saturday, June 29. For more information contact Emily Stern.

Meet for the Pride Parade at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to line-up from the P.E.R.A. parking lot (1120 Paseo de Peralta). Look for SFCC’s Pride Flag. Entertainment from noon to 5 p.m. on the Plaza.

Also, for a better understanding of Pride Month and LGBTQ resources in the community read this column from Meow Wolf, “What We Celebrate When We Celebrate Pride.”

WIOA Orientation/Information Sessions at SFCC

Looking for a resource to fund and support 2019-2020 retraining, certificate, or degree in a job growth industry? The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program is often a good resource for those ineligible for Pell grants and other, usual financial aid. Learn more about WIOA and eligibility at an orientation session. Sessions are open to faculty, staff, students, and community members.

The next session at SFCC is 4 p.m. Monday, June 24 in Room 204-I. Then there are sessions July 1, July 15 and July 29. Sessions are generally every other week both here on Mondays and also at 9 a.m. Mondays at the New Mexico Workforce Connection Office. For more information contact Pat Delgado, Career Development Specialist at 505-474-5025.

Team brings in 81 percent more SFPS students!

Yash Marimoto shared some great news: Thanks to hard work of Marcos Maez, Daniela Gonzales, Nicki McKay, Suzie Weaver and Ellen Roth with Ticket to College workshops, weekly visits to the high schools and other outreach efforts, we have seen an 81 percent increase (75 more students compared to previous year) in the number of Santa Fe Public School students who immediately enrolled at SFCC after high school graduation.

The Ticket to College workshops gave students the opportunity to take the Accuplacer test, apply to colleges and get assistance in filling out the FAFSA form to gain scholarship assistance.

Congratulations team! We all benefit from your extraordinary efforts.

Photo: Director Recruitment & Dual Credit Marcos Maez during a recruitment session at Capital High School.

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.

Massai Beading Class, July 9

SFCC’s Continuing Education Department will offer a Maasai beading class presented by International Folk Artist Phoebe Lasoi from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 9.

During the workshop, Lasoi will present a short talk on the important role of beading in Maasai culture, followed by a beading workshop in which participants will make a beaded leather medallion that may be attached to a necklace (provided for purchase) or worn as is. Cost for the class is $49.00 plus a materials fee of $15.00. To participate or for more information, please contact the Santa Fe Continuing Education Department 505-428-1676.


Grantsmanship Training Program, Aug. 5-9

SFCC’s Continuing Education Department and Georgia O’Keeffe Museum will co-host a Grantsmanship Training Program Aug. 5-9 on SFCC’s campus. 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.

To register for the Grantsmanship Training Program, for more information or to apply for a partial scholarship, contact the Grantsmanship Center at 213-482-9862, or Early bird discount available until June 24.


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

Employee Announcements

SFCC Night at the Fuego, June 27

Thursday, June 27 is SFCC Night at the Fuego. The Pecos League baseball game begins at 6 p.m. at the Fort Marcy Park baseball field.

Contact Marcos Maez for free tickets, while supplies last.

Chef Dakan on KTRC

Cheryl Alter Jamison of KTRC spoke with Chef Jerry Dakan about SFCC’s culinary program, Chaine de Rotisseurs and the new Sasella restaurant.

Listen here. . .

Gerard J. Martinez y Valencia shares the joy of graduation

Gerard J. Martinez y Valencia recently graduated from SFCC with a Certificate in Creative Writing.

Gerard said, “The two main reasons I chose to walk in the graduation ceremony were for my children and for the students I advise. I constantly remind students to participate in graduation when they earn either associate degrees or certificates, if not for themselves, then for their families.”

Employees: Did you recently graduate from SFCC or another institution? Submit your information and photo here.

Photo: Gerard J. Martinez y Valencia and his younger children, Rosa Maria and Frederico Luz. (Photo credit—Marie Turney Morrison).

Dr. Nayyar Presented in Albuquerue

Dr. Aamna Nayyar, Director of the Dental Program, recently presented about the “Role of Allied Dental Students in Community Dental Health” at the New Mexico Dental Association’s (NMDA) 2019 Annual Session, held at Albuquerque Convention Center.

Community-based experiences are essential to develop allied dental professionals who are responsive to the needs of a culturally diverse population. Displays and research about the importance of community dental health and oral health were also presented in this course. SFCC Dental Assisting/Dental Health program students also showcased their presentations at that event.

Special thanks to SFCC Professional Development Task Force for covering the registration cost.

Join the trail running group on Tuesdays and walking group on Thursdays

The college now offers employees a “meet-up” for current and “newbie” trail runners in front of the William C. Fitness Education Center at 7 a.m. every Tuesday. All are welcome.

The Walking Group has moved to Thursdays 7:30-8:30 a.m., also meeting in front of the FEC.

For questions in regards to the trail running, please contact Herman Garcia und questions in regards to the Walking Group should go to Ute Jannsen-Kerr.