Campus Weekly

Christus Gift of $250k Supports Respiratory Care

Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center donated $250,000 to the Santa Fe Community College Foundation to provide support for college’s Respiratory Care program over the next two years. During the June 22 ceremony, administrators and employees from both institutions gathered to affirm their commitment to education for healthcare careers in Santa Fe. Additional details will be released in a coming joint press release.

Pictured left to right: Lillian Montoya, Chief Operating Officer, Christus St. Vincent; Rebecca Jeffs, Respiratory Care Program Director, SFCC; Patrick Carrier, President and CEO, Christus St. Vincent; Scotty Silva, Respiratory Manager, Christus St. Vincent; Jenny Landen, Dean of School of Sciences, Health, Engineering, and Math, SFCC; Deborah Boldt, Executive Director of SFCC Foundation; Ramar Jette, Director of Medical Simulation Center, SFCC; Randy Grissom, President, SFCC; Patrick Nichols, Simulation Lab Technician, SFCC.

News and Announcements

HEC Partners with Northern New Mexico College

SFCC’s Higher Education Center has announced it is partnering with Northern New Mexico College to offer three new bachelor’s programs this fall in Project Management, Information Engineering Technology and Integrated Studies with a psychology focus.


SFCC and Partners Recommended for Verde Fund Grant

Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales has announced the recommendations for the inaugural Verde Fund Investments recipients.

One awardee, The Verde Community Impact Collaborative, is a community-wide collaboration among 12 organizations, which includes SFCC, YouthWorks, the Food Depot, Reunity Resources, MoGro, ProScape, Wildfire Network, Interfaith Leadership Alliance, Dashing Delivery, All Trees Firewood, SFPS Adelante Program for Children, Youth and Families Experiencing Homelessness, and the Santa Fe Public Schools District.


Veterans' Scholarship Recipients Named

SFCC students Wyetta Bradley and Frances Jessop have been awarded Veterans’ scholarships through a partnership among Santa Fe Community College Foundation, the City of Santa Fe Veterans Advisory Board and U.S. Bank. Congratulations!

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


Hiring Panel Training

Staff and Faculty members who are interested in serving on a hiring panel are required to attend Hiring Panel Training. The next training session will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 5 in the the Human Resources Conference Room. If you’ve attending a training in the past, you do not need to renew the training. Register with Jeff Hood, ext. 1843.

Artisan Spirulina Immersion Week

Santa Fe Community College’s Training Center Corporation and Apogee Spirulina host Artisan Spirulina Immersion Week with Intro to Aquaponics, July 31 through August 4.

Registration is underway. The $1,600 fee includes training and materials including a spirulina starter culture kit, and breakfasts and lunches. For a tentative agenda and to register visit

Limited scholarships are available for SFCC students and instructors.

Letters of interest for the scholarships must be submitted before July 6. Email letters and questions to


Banner Class for Faculty and Staff

This 3-week class focuses on various aspects of Banner and is 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.


Sign Up for Renewal and Wholeness Retreat

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.

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.

Student Spotlight

Support SMILES Dental Club

Get your own “Smiles” t-shirt for $20 and support SMILES, the SFCC Dental Student Club. See Karla in Room 456 or Aamna in Room 455. “Smiles – They’re always in fashion and worth everything.” For more information, contact Karla Martinez-Vigil, ext. 1345 or Aamna Nayyar, ext. 1258.

Employee Announcements

DeafTEC Workshop

A workshop to provide strategies to improve access to learning for deaf and hard of hearing students in a mainstreamed classroom will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 9 in the Jemez Rooms. There will be panel discussions by deaf and hard of hearing students and faculty/interpreters.

Facilitated by DeafTEC staff from Austin Community College and funded through SFCC’s Perkins Grant and SFCC Foundation. Working lunch provided. A $125 stipend available to adjunct and full time faculty. For more information and to register, contact Jeff Hood, ext. 1843.


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.


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.

¡Palabra!: Intersectionality

Intersectionality examines how different forms of oppression work together. Each person has multiple identities stemming from relationships, history, geographical location, and power structures that allow individuals to experience both oppression and privilege simultaneously. Intersectionality suggests that in order to create a truly fair society, all forms of oppression must be dismantled. View definition in Spanish.

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