Campus Weekly

President of U.S. Green Building Council praises SFCC

Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of U.S. Green Building Council, visited Santa Fe to talk about the city’s commitment to sustainability. He met with Santa Fe Mayor Webber and SFCC leaders. He sent the photo above with the Tweet, “It was inspiring to see so much passion, knowledge and progress.” Read the related Santa Fe New Mexican story, “Santa Fe awarded Green Building Council Grant.”

Photo: Left to right: President and CEO of U.S. Green Building Council Mahesh Ramanujam, Interim President Dr. Cecilia Cervantes, SFCC’s Executive Director of Plant Operations and Management Henry Mignardot, Director Center of Excellence, New Mexico EnergySmart Academy Amanda Hatherly and Dean of Trades, Advanced Technology and Sustainability Dr. Camilla Bustamante.

News and Announcements

On the national stage

Kyle Pacheco participated in the 2019 Young Chefs Nationals, held annually by the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the world’s oldest international gastronomic society. Pacheco is a two-time Far West Region champion. SFCC’s Chef Jerry Dakan and Chef Patrick Mares were in attendance, along with President Cecilia Cervantes, who said: “Kyle did awesome…we’re all so proud of him!”
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Call for Submissions!

The submission period for the 2019 issue of The Santa Fe Literary Review is now open through November 1. This year’s theme is The Spaces Between Exploring freedom, distance, movement and time.

Submission categories include dramatic writing, creative nonfiction, poetry, fiction and visual art. Details are online, or for more info email

Joe Long: My Photographic Life Opening Reception, June 13

“Joe Long: My Photographic Life” opens with a reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13, in SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery. The exhibition runs through Thursday, July 11.

For more information, contact Linda Cassel, or 505-428-1501.

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, June 20

This year’s Chaîne des Rôtisseurs dinner is from 5:30 to 9:30, Thursday, June 20 in the Jemez Rooms.

Enjoy a uniquely crafted gourmet celebration while you support education and inspiring Santa Fe’s culinary community. Proceeds benefit Cooking with Kids and Santa Fe Community College Foundation’s Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Culinary Arts Endowed Scholarship.

Tickets for are available for purchase now. For more information contact the SFCC Foundation, 505-428-1175 or visit the Facebook event.

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.

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

Faculty and staff: Did you recently graduate?

Have you recently graduated? If so, help us spread the happy news. Send us the information about what awards you received, when and from what institution. We’ll share the information in upcoming issues of Campus Weekly. Submit your information and photo here.

Learn about TRIO from our students

They [TRiO] help with long term goals as well as short term, and I am grateful for this program because I feel more confident that I can complete my goals in furthering my education with the help of the TRiO team. -Shane Pacheco

Read more about Shane’s TRiO experience and find out how they can help you, too.

Applications for the program are available in room LL313, downstairs in the West Wing. For more information visit here, email or call 505-428-1364.