Campus Weekly

News and Announcements

Mental Health First Aid Training, March 30

Mental Health First Aid Training will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 30. In this 8-hour training, participants will learn about the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems. Trainees will become familiar with a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis or connect them with appropriate professional care.

This one-day course is free to students, staff and faculty of SFCC, and the community at large. Space is limited. To register, please call Erin Lopez-Trask, at 505-428-1754.

World Climate Simulation Game, Saturday

Developed by the Climate Change Initiative of MIT’s Slone School of Management, the World Climate Simulation Game is Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at SFCC’s Science on a Sphere, Room 805.

The game combines role-play with interactive simulation to motivate informed climate action. Participants will negotiate a reduction of CO2 emissions on a global scale. Placed in a UN Climate Change setting, there will be two rounds of negotiations and a de-briefing session.

Registration is required. Limited to 30 participants. You must register no later than March 26. TO REGISTER: please email Tami Crespin:

PRO-TEC info sessions, March 26, 27 and 30

SFCC, in partnership with Santa Fe County and the Northern Area Local Workforce Development Board, announces a series of free information sessions on March 26, March 27 and March 30 about the Professional Readiness for Technical Careers (PRO-TEC) program, which begins April 22 at the college.


Registration deadline approaching for Gerald Clay Memorial Basketball Tournament

Registration for the Third Annual Gerald Clay Memorial Basketball Tournament (April 6 and 7, 2019) is open now at New Mexico Sports Online.

For more information, contact Miquela Martinez, ext. 1656 or 1615.

If you don’t play basketball, but you want to join in the fun by volunteering to support the event, contact Sandra Brintnall, ext. 1508. You may also sign up online to volunteer.

Student Spotlight

SFCC Scholarship Application open TODAY!

Don’t Leave $$$ on the Table!

SFCC can help you pay for college with scholarships. One simple application puts you in consideration for all SFCC endowed Foundation and Institutional scholarships. Apply online today.

Funding is limited: lock in your scholarship now for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Scholarships are awarded based upon availability of funds. Financial need and a minimum GPA are required for some scholarships. Students are required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Scholarships are available for international and non-U.S. citizen students. International students should complete the 2019-2020 Dreamers Financial Aid Application available online and from the Financial Aid Office.

Learn more online, by emailing Financial Aid or calling 505-428-1268. Se habla Español.

Academic All-Stars honored at Capitol

During the recent legislative session, two SFCC students, Tintawi Kaigzabihner (pursuing an associate degree in Creative Writing) and Joshua Trujillo (pursuing an associate degree in human services) were recognized as Academic All-Stars. They received their recognition while accompanied by Phi Theta Kappa advisor Andrew Lovato, Ph.D.
Read more about these outstanding students and what they shared about their personal experiences.

Photo: Academic All-Star Joshua Trujillo, Phi Theta Kappa advisor Andrew Lovato, Ph.D., and Academic All-Star Tintawi Kaigzabihner.

HSE/GED Prep Classes Orientation for Session 3, April 1-4

The registration period for SFCC HSE/GED preparation classes is open through April 4. Classes begin April 8 in Spanish and English. For more information, call 505-428-1356 or go to

New students are required to attend the four-day orientation April 1-4. The four-day orientation is offered in the mornings from 9 a.m. to noon or in the evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. In orientation, students will have the opportunity to meet with an advisor, create an individualized learning plan, and register for classes. A $25 fee covers classes and class materials and is due on the last day of orientation.


Deadline to withdraw from 16-week classes, April 5

The deadline to withdraw from 16-week classes is April 5. Check with Financial Aid before you withdraw to see how it impacts your eligibility!

Check with Financial Aid to learn more, 505-428-1268.

Ft. Lewis College recruiter on campus, April 8

A recruiter from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado will visit SFCC from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Monday, April 8 at the Welcome and Advising Center.

For more information, contact academic advisor Melba Ramos, 505-428-1880.

SFCC Talent Show April 25 - sign up now

Students! Sign up for the SFCC Talent Show, Thursday, April 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. We’re looking for singers, rappers, musicians, dancers, film makers, poets and writers, fashion designers, artists – show us what you’ve got!

To sign up, contact student admissions counselor Daniela Gurule, 505-428-1149 or email The deadline to sign up is Friday, April 19.

Employee Announcements

Wonderful Outstanding Worker (WOW) Award

Once a month a Wonderful Outstanding Worker (WOW) winner is selected from those nominated. Be part of recognizing your fellow employees for their outstanding service by nominating your colleagues. Download the form to make your nomination and submit it to Human Resources in room LL309.

The winner of the WOW Gram will receive a $25 Visa gift card, a WOW pin and an invitation to a Board meeting to be recognized by the SFCC Governing Board members and President. Winners will also be featured on the Intranet.

For more information, contact Alicia Huerta, ext. 1389.

Wellness at SFCC

Please consider joining your colleagues in the following activities:

• Mindful Meditation: The Planetarium will be open to students and SFCC employees from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Please observe the following guidelines: no talking, eating, drinks or cell phones.

• Yoga sessions led by Andrew Kerr from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Board Room. If you have yoga mats, please bring them but they’re not necessary. Some will be provided.

• Walking group walks the trails from noon to 1 p.m. Fridays. Meet in front of the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center. Group walks rain or shine.

Drop-ins welcome.

Career Services at SFCC

Career Services now has summer internships and seasonal jobs, as well as many full time and part time local and regional jobs in our database, called Your New Job.

Many positions are only posted for two weeks! Sign up now to access our free off-campus job database at our Job Postings and Career Events web page: And, keep checking back!