Campus Weekly

Welcome Back from Spring Break

Please note, Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will close March 30 through April 1 for Spring Holiday. All campus facilities at both locations will be closed. No classes or activities will be held and no other student services will be available. The SFCC main campus (6401 Richards Ave.) and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center (1950 Siringo Road) will reopen on Monday, April 2.

News and Announcements

The MASTERS Program Open House, March 29

The MASTERS Program, which resides on the SFCC campus, will host an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 29 in the lower level of the West Wing, Room LL325 for prospective student parents for next year and beyond. Meet teachers and hear about classes, see a slide show about the Friday Community Service Projects, grab a bite to eat and bid on a silent auction item.

From Head of School, Anne Salzmann, “we love having the children of SFCC employees!” For more information contact Anne Salzmann, 505-428-7320.

SFCC new venue for Santa Fe Century

SFCC will serve as the venue for this year’s Santa Fe Century Sunday, May 20. On-line registration for the 2018 Century is now open. To register and for more information about the rides and early discounted registration fees, please visit Santa Fe Century.

New Class: Continuing Education's 'Drones for Small Business'

SFCC’s drone course will clarify the FAA’s small drone rules and help you to obtain the FAA Remote Pilot certificate, as well as to present ways to effectively use your drone to help your business succeed and avoid costly mistakes.


Mental Health First Aid Training — Two Sessions

Santa Fe Community College in partnership with CYFD will host two opportunities to attend the Mental Health First Aid training course on campus. 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. The training will be offered Thursday, April 5 and Friday, April 6, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This one-day course is free and open to the public. Space is limited. To register, please call 505-428-1907.

Register your basketball team

Sign up your basketball team now to participate in this year’s Gerald Clay Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7. Registration is open online through Sunday, April 1. Get on the details from the press release.

Volunteers are still needed, too! Learn all about volunteering and sign up here.

Art Business Summit at SFCC, April 6 and 7

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists and the Art Business Institute are offering discounted tickets to the Second Annual Art Business Summit for all SFCC students, faculty, staff and alumni. The summit is a business development seminar for working artists. The seminar takes place on Friday and Saturday, April 6-7, here on campus.

Read more. . .

Student Spotlight

FAFSA and Scholarship Workshop

Get ready for the fall semester in this FAFSA and Scholarship Workshop:

Wednesday, March 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Room 204-I
Monday, April 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Room 204-I
Tuesday, April 3 during Transfer Day activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Financial Aid staff will direct students to the Financial Aid Computer Lab
Thursday, April 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Room 204-I

Financial Aid staff members will be available to assist you with completing your 2018-2019 FAFSA and the SFCC Foundation scholarship application during the workshop.

This is a free event. Drop in and get set for the fall semester. Parents Welcome. For more information, contact Financial Aid, ext. 1268 or visit event page.

SFCC Scholarship Application Deadline Friday, May 25

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 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 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.

Sopho-MORE workshop series

The Sopho-MORE workshop series is designed to help students succeed by providing information and advice that they can use on a variety of different levels: educational achievement, career goals, life skills and more.

March 29: Mindfully Managing Stress
April 10: From Diplomas To Resumes
April 25: Transferring 101

For more details about each session visit here. For more information, contact Emily Powell, ext. 1448.

Dental Program accepting applications for fall 2018

SFCC’s Dental Department is accepting applications now for earning a Certificate in Dental Assisting, an Associate degree in Dental Health and/or a Certificate in Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) applications for fall 2018.

The application and qualification criteria for the program can be found online. For more information, contact Dental Department Director Aamna Nayyar, ext. 1258.

G.A.M.E. is back!

G.A.M.E (Great Achievement in Men’s Education) recognizes and provides participants with academic and personal support, encouragement, and a connection to campus and community services, so they can be academically successful at SFCC.

Degree-seeking male students at SFCC are welcome. Men from minority or underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to join. Click here for flyer.

Meetings Dates:
March 29, noon to 1:15 p.m., I-room (204-E)
April 26, noon to 1:15 p.m., I-room (204-E)

Lunch provided by Student Activities. For more information, contact Jonathan Harrell, 505-428-1531 or Danny Suazo, 505-428-1922

College Transfer Day, April 3

Meet representatives from New Mexico’s four-year colleges and universities at SFCC’s College Transfer Day Tuesday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Main Hallway. Interested students should bring their transcripts with them. SFCC students should order official transcripts no later than March 15 to be sure to have them in time. Go to the Registrar’s Office Welcome and Advising or order transcripts online.

For more information, contact Academic Adviser Melba Ramos, ext. 1880 or see the SFCC calendar.

¡Palabra!: Biracial or Multiracial

Biracial or Multiracial: An individual who identifies as being a member of two or more racial groups. View definition in Spanish.

Brought to you by the Center for Diversity and Integrated Learning.

Employee Announcements

Amanda Hatherly featured in "Women of Weatherization"

Amanda Hatherly, director of EnergySmart Academy at SFCC, was recently featured in the The National Association for State Community Service Programs’ “Women of Weatherization” series. Read the interview.

Employee Development Day Feedback

The college wants to hear your feedback on your our spring Employee Development Day.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact OPIE, ext. 1765.


SFCC Employee Satisfaction Survey begins March 26

On Monday, March 26th all SFCC faculty and staff will receive an email invitation with a unique survey link from Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL). The survey will remain open through Monday, April 9, 2018 at midnight. You may complete it from any location where you can access your email. Please be prepared to spend 15-20 minutes completing it. A paper survey for Spanish speakers is available through the Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (OPIE). Only Spanish speaking staff have the option to fill out the survey on paper. Supervisors should ensure that all other staff members have access to a computer with an internet connection to complete the survey.

The survey results should be received from RNL in late May or early June. A summary of the results will be shared with the campus after the faculty return for the Fall 2018 semester.

Read more about the survey and what actions have been taken in the past as a result of the satisfaction survey.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the survey, please contact OPIE staff Barbara Griego or Julie Gallegos. We know that your time is valuable and we appreciate your feedback. Please use this survey as an opportunity to share your thoughts on what SFCC is doing well and what needs to be improved.

Ted Lech Returns to Career Services

Welcome back to Career Services, Ted (Thaddeus) Lech of Santa Fe Workforce Connections, after almost 2 years! When the CAT broke up into many offices, Ted went to 201-I near the counselors and dual enrollment. He brought his smaller desk with him into 204-G, which makes the office look more spacious.

SFCC Diversity Day, April 23

The SFCC community is invited to participate and celebrate with us, SFCC Diversity Day scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, April 23 in the Campus Center and main courtyard. Celebrate diverse cultures, languages, food, dance, crafts and more.

For information, contact Aamna Nayyar, ext. 1258 or Marvin Gabaldon, ext. 1835. Proudly sponsored by President Diversity Advisory Committee (PDAC).

DeafTEC Workshops, April 28

DeafTEC-Austin Community College will be offering a Writing in the Disciplines Workshop (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with lunch provided) and a Math Workshop (1 to 5 p.m.) Saturday, April 28 in Room 487.

These workshops are open to SFCC faculty members and SFPS/SFIS dual credit faculty members in math and STEM programs. Get all the details.

For more information, contact Ann Black SFCC Grants Director at or 928-779-4584 (cell)

Workshop supported by RIT – the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, DeafTEC-ACC, the National Science Foundation, Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, and the Santa Fe Community College Foundation.

Nominations for Employee Excellence and Team Award open now until April 9

Human Resources welcomes everyone to participate in the nomination of colleagues for the Employee Excellence and Team Award for the 2018 Service Awards April 27. Be sure to review the nomination form for details regarding the qualifications for nominees. Please remember SFCC’s core values when considering a nomination: Student Learning, Excellence, Value People, Social Responsibility and Integrity.

Nomination boxes will be at Kids Campus, the Fitness Center, the Adjunct Faculty Office, Human Resources and Presidents Office. You may also submit them electronically to Alicia Huerta. For more information, contact Alicia, ext. 1389. The deadline to submit nominations is Monday, April 9.

Save the Date, 2018 Service Awards April 27

This year’s SFCC Service Awards will be Friday, April 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. All employees are invited to cheer on their colleagues. Those being honored may also bring one guest. Please take a moment to review the list and contact Alicia Huerta with any questions, ext. 1389.

Career Services at SFCC, Fantastic Futures April 18

Did you know SFCC hosts the largest hiring event in Santa Fe every April, the Fantastic Futures Career, Education, and Training Resource Fair? Free to students, graduates, and community members, our April 18, 2018 event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Main Hall and Campus Center. Employers are charged a small fee to book a table. More information is on our Employer Services web page.