Campus Weekly

Governor signs free college bill, expands coverage

On Friday, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship Act, expanding tuition-free college to more New Mexicans than ever before.

A fully-funded Opportunity Scholarship opens the door for every New Mexican to reach higher, strengthening our economy, our families and our communities.

This is exciting news for SFCC and our state!

See these related stories:
3/5/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Governor signs bill, expanding New Mexico free college program.” Story includes quotes from President Becky Rowley, Ph.D. and Director of Automotive Technologies program Julia Furry.

3/4/2022 Associated Press, “Governor signs free college bill, expands coverage.”

3/4/2022, Albuquerque Journal, “Governor signs bill to expand free tuition.”

3/2/2022, KRQE, “Higher Education Department breaks down Opportunity Scholarship”

Image: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship Act in Silver City at Western New Mexico University. Image is from Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Facebook page.

News and Announcements

Attend PDAC Social Justice Series conversation at noon today

Thank you to all who have participated in the PDAC Social Justice Series. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend any and all of the upcoming sessions.

Noon to 1:30 p.m. today, March 7:
Honoring Our Relationships Through Solidarity: Developing a Santa Fe Community College Framework.
In today’s session, participants will gather in breakout groups to discuss what a Santa Fe Community College based framework of inclusion and equity would look like.

On MySFCC you will find a Social Justice Series web page (login required.) You can access the page from my SFCC by clicking on the “Social Justice Series” button in the Resources section or the “Social Justice Series” menu item. You will find the Zoom link for today’s and the upcoming sessions, as well as see the full schedule and speaker bios. (Note: You will be asked to register at the beginning of the Zoom session with your A number.)

If you need any special accommodations, please email at least three business days in advance of any of these online events.

Photo: U.N.M. presenter Nancy López, Ph.D.

Apply by 5 p.m. Thursday for free online Tech for Business Bootcamp

Contract training is accepting applications for PROTEC’s Tech for Business bootcamp through 5 p.m. Thursday. Apply at

Kris Swedin, SFCC Dean of Continuing Education and Contract Training said, “This bootcamp is completely online. Students can study from home to obtain basic skills to become comfortable with working with online documents, basic software programs and social media. These are the technical business skills that are so in demand by area employers. This training helps prepare participants to join the workforce in an office setting or to have work-from-home options.”

Participants will be required to attend a Zoom meeting every Monday (March 21, March 28, April 4 and April 11) from 10 a.m. to noon. In between sessions, they will independently watch online videos and complete homework assignments.

The participant outcomes include:

  • Updated résumé
  • LinkedIn profile​
  • Sample Word Doc or flyer, Excel Doc, PowerPoint
  • Sample Google form
  • Facebook account and page
  • Canva Account
  • Microcredential – PROTEC digital badge
  • Up to 80 hours of paid Internship​ (optional)

Participants who earn the microcredential PROTEC digital badge will be able to display it on a personal web page, social media pages, résumé and LinkedIn profile.

PROTEC offers preparatory training for entry-level employment in a variety of industries and is designed for individuals who are currently unemployed, underemployed, or looking to increase their hire-ability in Santa Fe County.


Therapy Dogs! 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 9

Therapy Dogs!
SFCC Library is hosting therapy dogs for midterms stress relief! One day ONLY! Wednesday, March 9th, from 11am – 1pm there will be friendly, fluffy therapy dogs to snuggle and snorgle to help take your mind off your midterm exams and projects. We’ll be outside in the Main Courtyard, weather permitting – if it’s cold, you’ll find us in the Library instead.

Students, staff, and faculty are all very welcome. Come cuddle a canine!

Enjoy your Spring Break!

SFCC hopes you get an opportunity to rest and recharge during your Spring Break. Employees, don’t forget to add your out-of-office greeting.

The college, Kids Campus, Santa Fe Higher Education Center and William C. Witter Fitness Education Center are closed on Monday, March 14 and will re-open on Monday March 21. Please note: AARP Tax-Aide will not be available during the break.

Classes and student services will resume on Monday, March 21. There are many 8-week classes that begin on March 21. Registration is available 24/7 for late-starting credit classes at Registration for continuing education classes is available online at


New Poetry Posts feature student artwork

In a January “Miriam’s Well” blog post Miriam Sagan shared the following about new poetry posts on campus:

These wonderful images are from students in last semester’s Color Theory class at SFCC with Sudeshna Sengupta. They are on six of the campus poetry posts: two in central courtyard, two at west entrance (upper & lower) and two in smoking area towards west of bookstore and cafeteria. I’ll be documenting the rest of the posts next–done by book artists. Enjoy this beautiful melding of words and color.

Map of poetry posts on campus:

Read the blog post to see the beautiful images.

OIT Maintenance 7 a.m. March 20

OIT will be performing maintenance 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 20, 2022,. All systems will be affected by intermittent outages.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the OIT Service Desk at (505) 428-1222

Call for submissions for Multilingual Resources for an SFCC English Learners Library Guide

Associate Professor of English Emily Stern is coordinating with SFCC Library Director Valerie Nye to develop a list of multilingual resources for an SFCC English Learners Library Guide.

Emily Stern said, “The global equity in learning lens promotes expanding and growing relationships, reading comprehension, and access across all languages and courses by supporting multilingual learning using a relational, strengths approach.”
Read more at:

The SFCC English Learners Library Guide will be organized according to SFCC’s designated Pathways. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to add contributions and suggestions of resources that would aid SFCC’s English learners.

Please add your contributions to this Google document:
Here are just a few examples of some resources identified for the Arts and Communication Pathway:

English Language Arts Glossary (ENGL/SPAN)
ENG/SPAN Literary Terms and Devices Glossary (NY State and NYU)

Here are other Pathways that we’d like to expand with resources:
• Business
• Health Sciences
• Law and Social Justice
• Science and Engineering
• Teacher Education
• Trades and Sustainability

Questions? Contact Emily Stern at 505-428-1467.

SFCC collaborates with Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) to offer a free environmental job training program at NNMC campus in Española

Santa Fe Community College will collaborate with Northern New Mexico College to offer a free training program on NNMC’s campus in Española. The New Mexico Environmental Workforce Job Training Program is a free five-week intensive training designed to prepare its graduates to enter the expanding environmental job market. An Environmental Protection Agency grant supports the program. Applications are open through March 23. Apply at The five-week intensive training will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday March 28 to April 29 at NNMC in Española.

SFCC’s President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., said, “Santa Fe Community College is pleased to partner with Northern New Mexico College to offer another environmental job training program at NNMC’s campus in Española. We’re grateful to the EPA and our many community partners who have made it possible to offer this free training, which provides unemployed and underemployed New Mexicans with technical training and certifications that employers often require but were not readily available in northern New Mexico.”

NNMC’s Interim President Bárbara M. Medina, Ph.D., added, “Northern is grateful to Santa Fe Community College for offering this opportunity to provide free environmental job training on our campus. Nationally recognized instructor Janet Kerley will offer skills to participants to become job-ready for essential environmental jobs that are in high demand from regional and national employers and vital to northern New Mexico.”

The free training program includes training and the potential for certification in these areas:

  • General Hazardous Waste Site Worker (HAZWOPER)
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Forklift Operator
  • OSHA Construction Standards
  • Confined Space Entry and Non-Entry Rescue
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Hazardous Waste Management (RCRA)
  • Phase I and Phase II Environmental Assessments
  • Environmental Sampling
  • DOT HazMat


March is Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month. There are a variety of resources for faculty and students available at

See also these materials from PBS News Hour

Do you know about the history of Adelina Otero-Wilson, known as Nina Otero? She was the first Hispanic woman to run for U.S. Congress and the first female superintendent of public schools in Santa Fe. As a leader in New Mexico’s woman’s suffrage movement, she emphasized the necessity of Spanish in the suffrage fight to reach Hispanic women and spearheaded the lobbying effort to ratify the 19th Amendment in New Mexico. She strove to improve education for all New Mexicans, working especially to advance bicultural education and to preserve cultural practices among the state’s Hispanic and Indigenous communities.

Read more about Nina Otero.

Image: Nina Otero-Warren, c. 1900.
Bain News Collection, Library of Congress.

East Wing Eatery Hours change: 8 a.m to noon T-F

After a successful soft opening in February, the East Wing Eatery announces its new hours. The café will be open 8 a.m. to noon. Tuesday through Friday going forward. Eatery manager Chef Micaela Deaton says that she and the student workers have been very busy and are working hard to meet campus demand. The eatery will be closed Mondays for prep and planning.

Thank you for your continued support of the East Wing Eatery!

Book massage therapy appointments now

Appointments for the Spring semester Student Massage Therapy clinics are open at

Here are the details about this semester’s clinics:

  • $25 for a 60 minute Swedish-Therapeutic Student Massage
  • March 21 through May 13
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
  • 1:15 p.m.; 3 p.m.; 4:45 p.m. appointments

Good news! There are twice as many students this semester, so more appointments are available. Also, appointments are now open to the public.

All appointments will be in the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center. As per the Covid protocol for the FEC, all who enter must arrive wearing a mask and show a proof of vaccination to be admitted.

Visit the Massage Therapy Program page to learn more about the college’s program.

Contact Massage Therapy program lead Julianna Santillanes at 505-428-1293 for questions about the program.

Give Kids a Smile Day event at SFCC

SFCC’s Dental Department celebrated the National Give Kid’s a Smile [GKAS] Day on Feb 10, 2022. SFCC’s Kid’s Campus students and staff were provided with free oral health education on brushing, flossing, mouth rinse and nutrition. Free
dental hygiene bags were distributed. 80 plus people served by 14 DA students and 1 staff.

For details on GKAS day:

For information on the SFCC Dental Department:

Photo: Give Kids a Smile at Kids’ Campus. Click for a larger photo.

KSFR reports on Opportunity Scholarship

bannerHear President Becky Rowley, Associate Vice President for Student Success Thomasinia Gallegos and Executive Director of Marketing & Public Relations Todd Lovato discuss the Opportunity Scholarship with KSFR reporter Gino Gutierrez in this Feb. 24 report, “Officials with Santa Fe Community College say passage of the expanded opportunity Scholarship will be a gateway for new and returning students alike”

New hours for Campus Cupboard

The Campus Cupboard (Room LL302E) has changed in-person shopping hours starting Monday, February 28, 2022.
Mondays: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Thursdays: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

If you cannot visit during the current open hours listed or are not
comfortable with in-person shopping, check out Bookings for more options. To access Bookings, log in to MySFCC, look under Schedule an Appointment, and click on the pink button labeled Campus Cupboard (Online). You can access the reservation and delivery option 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome to visit the Campus Cupboard weekly for free groceries and other household items that may be available. Personal hygiene (menstrual) products are available from Free Flow NM.

Contact or 505-428-1775 for more information.
Campus Cupboard is supported by SFCC Foundation.

Visit Campus Cupboard for more information.

Campus Cupboard is supported by SFCC Foundation.

Mask requirement remains in effect (for now)

Mask requirement remains in effect.
In a campus update on February 18, it was announced that SFCC’s current health and safety practices, including the mask requirement, remain in effect.


Financial Well-being and Literacy Mini-course now available

Student Success has launched a Financial Well-being and Literacy course to help our students ensure they are on a path to financial well-being and making good choices about their money and their future.

Here is a preview, an introduction by SFCC Student Resource Coordinator Jocelyn Hernandez-Monsalvo:

Nusenda and SFCC also have a co-branded Financial Wellness website with lots of useful information and tools:

You can access the course by clicking on the “Financial Literacy” button in the Welcome section of the MySFCC home page.

Order free at-home covid tests

As some of you may have heard, the USPS is offering free covid tests with free shipping. For your information purposes only, below is the link and some additional information.

Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests
Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from Here’s what you need to know about your order:
• Limit of one order per residential address
• One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
• Orders will ship free starting in late January

Also, if you need more information about at-home test kits, New Mexico testing sites or Vault tests visit:


AARP Tax-Aide taking appointments from Feb. 1 through April 13

The college and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide announce they will offer tax assistance and preparation via online appointment. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. The services are provided by volunteers from the community. Appointments can be made after January 15 at Community members will be asked to either pick up forms outside the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road, beginning January 27 or download the forms at the registration website to fill out and prepare for drop-off at their appointment time at the Santa Fe HEC.

All appointments must be made online. No one will be admitted on a drop-in basis. Appointments, which are expected to quickly fill, will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning Tuesday, February 1 and ending Wednesday, April 13. For information, please leave a voice mail at (505) 428-1780. Volunteers will return calls when possible. Note: Taxpayers will be asked to stay in their cars and wear a mask so volunteers can pick up and return paperwork to them in the Santa Fe HEC parking lot.


CE opens form for vaccination requirement for in-person classes, training and events

Continuing Education and Contract Training have opened a form for participants to upload their proof of vaccination to attend in-person classes, trainings and events. Please read the details on the web page re: submitting a request for religious and medical exemptions, as well as requirements for testing for those with exemptions.


Listen to the The Key Podcast featuring Becky Rowley and Tracy Hartzler

The Key Podcast | Episode 69: A Major Cross-College Collaboration – Inside Higher Ed, an interview with Becky Rowley and Tracy Hartzler.

Listen to a great conversation with Becky and Tracy explaining the challenges and goals of CHESS.

Spring CE Catalog now available online and in print

Santa Fe Community College announces the SFCC Spring Continuing Education Schedule is now available online. Print copies can be found in the racks at Santa Fe Community College, the Santa Fe Higher Education Center and racks around town. Visit for tips on registering and to view the variety of offerings.

“Many new classes are available this spring for Continuing Education students,” said Kris Swedin, Dean of Continuing Education and Contract Training. “We realize that many students continue to enjoy the comfort of online classes, but we also have a variety of in-person classes for those who want to explore outdoors or get hands-on training.”

The Spring Continuing Education catalog is now available online for viewing and download.

Browse the fun and interesting noncredit classes and then enroll online today.


Policy Updates

At the Oct. 27 meeting, the Governing Board approved the addition of the Cash Reserves section to Policy 1-31 Governing Board Financial Oversight. You can view the Cash Reserves information under Policy Process L. If you have any questions, please contact Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer Nick Telles, Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer, ext. 1161. Thank you.

2021-2022 Policy Review Schedule. The policies scheduled for shared governance review during the academic year 2021-2022 are posted on SFCC Connect: Campus Resources > Policy Review. College Policies and Procedures are posted at SFCC Policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact Laura J. Mulry, ext. 1776.

For the protection of our community...

When coming on campus:

Student Spotlight

Spring 2022 petition to graduate deadline is April 1

Students who are eligible to graduate must have submitted the online petition to graduate submitted to the Registrar’s office by 5 p.m. April 1, 2022.

The Petition to Graduate online form can be found in MySFCC. Click “Forms and Documents” and find the form in the “Registrar” section. Click “Petition to Graduate” to fill out and submit the form.

Questions? Please contact Registrar Bernadette Gonzales or call 505-428-1881.

Submit your work to the 2022 SFCC Katie Besser Student Art & Writing Awards by Friday

Spring 2022 submission deadline
Friday, March 11 at 12 noon

Submission categories include:

  • Academic Essay
  • Text & Image/Photography
  • Instructor Nominated
  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Creative Nonfiction

All entries in all categories can be in English or Spanish. Cada entrada en cada categoría puede ser en inglés o en español.

Visit for details on eligibility and how to submit. Contact with questions or for more information.

Printmaking student's work featured at Dulce Capital Bakery

John Drabanski, who has studied printmaking and photography at SFCC, is exhibiting a selection of his prints and photographs on the wall of Dulce Capital Bakery, 1100 Don Diego Ave.

“I’m grateful for this opportunity. I thank my long-time mentor Patricia Pearce for making this arrangement. I also thank Linda Cassel for her assistance, as well,” Drabanski said.

This semester, he’s enjoying being in a letterpress print class taught by Gordon Fluke.

Director of SFCC’s Center for Book Art and Printmaking Patricia Pearce and Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel are coordinating with the owners to have a series of 2-dimensional art exhibitions by SFCC art students and instructors.

Molly and Armando Martinez took over the business after working for the previous owners. The two met in an SFCC English class!

Here’s a story from the Santa Fe New Mexican about the couple We think that story is as sweet as their baked goods.

SFCC Student Weekly Connection 3/4

Read the latest Student Weekly Connection for information on
how to submit your work for student writing awards, Campus Cupboard student ambassadors, midterm therapy dogs, a visit from Grand Canyon University, Career Expo 2022, TRIO Support Services, scholarship and employment opportunities, and the Resource of the Week, Free Legal Clinic for Renters, which will take place March 5.


SGA launches "Student Government Scoop"

Friday’s Student Weekly Connection included the first edition of a Monthly Newsletter, “Student Government Scoop,” published by SFCC’s Student Government Association.

Find out what’s happening on campus from the students’ perspective. Congratulations SGA!


Upcoming FAFSA Workshops

FASFA workshops begin at 11 a.m.
March 23, April 20 & May 25

Have your 2019 income tax and wage information available in order to apply for this year’s financial aid (through Summer 2022)
Have 2020 info to apply for next year (Fall 2022 – Summer 2023)

Parents’ information should be used if the student is under 24 years old and not married or independent

The workshops will take place on the Zoom video conferencing platform. For more information, contact Financial Aid Office at or call 505-428-1268.

LANL Foundation opens applications for Career Pathways Scholarships

Applications for LANL Foundation Career Pathways Scholarships are now open. Applications close on April 18. Visit for more information. On the web page, you’ll see an inspiring video and get information about how to apply. Start gathering information soon for your application, which requires several documents.

Online parent support group 11 a.m. Thursdays

Counseling Services is offering an online Parent Support Group!
The group meets from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursdays. The group is free, confidential, and not part of your student record. Come meet fellow student parents in a welcoming space where you can support one another through your SFCC journeys. Email to sign up and receive a Zoom link.

Student Resource Center is here for you

Connect with Community Resources
The Student Resource Center focuses on providing information to students about resources throughout the community and providing appropriate referrals to agencies. The resources focus on basic needs such as: housing and shelter, food, legal services, transportation, childcare services, utility payment assistance, and physical and mental health services. All services are free and confidential.

Conèctese con los Recursos de la Comunidad
El Centro de Recursos para Estudiantes se enfoca en proporcionar información a los estudiantes sobre los recursos en toda la comunidad y proporcionar referencias apropiadas a las agencias. Los recursos se centran en necesidades básicas como: vivienda y refugio, alimentos, servicios legales, transporte, servicios de cuidado infantil, asistencia para el pago de servicios públicos y servicios de salud física y mental. Todos los servicios son gratuitos y confidenciales.

505–428-1194 | |

TRIO is accepting applications for Spring 2022

TRIO is accepting applications for Spring 2022! TRIO offers eligible students great services including academic coaching, tutoring, cultural activities, workshops and study space. Visit the TRIO web page to apply now! Contact the TRIO office at or 505-428-1364.


Spring 2022 student employment opportunities

Student Work Study is a financial aid need-based program that provides a student funds earned through part-time employment and pays the minimum wage for Santa Fe County.

Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week and work is scheduled around your school schedule. In addition to helping you pay for your education, the work-study program helps you gain work experience, develop your skills, and build a possible pathway to future employment opportunities.

To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Must complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA and any additional requested verification items
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 degree related credit hours for spring.
  • Must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

If you are interested in student employment, you can email the Student Employment Office at for further information.

SFCC 2021-2022 Scholarship Application Available Now

SFCC can help you pay for college with scholarships. One simple application puts you in consideration for state institutional and Foundation private scholarships. Scholarships are available for new and returning, part time and full-time students to help pay for college for the upcoming academic year. Scholarships are also available for second-generation college students, Veterans, Native American students, Hispanic students and students with disabilities (must be registered with the SAS department at SFCC offers performance-based scholarships through Contract for a Better Tomorrow (CBT).

For more information and to apply go to:

If you have questions or need assistance email the Financial Aid Office at from your SFCC student email account. Make sure to include your Student ID number in the email.
Se habla Español.

Employee Announcements

New "Disability Justice from A to Z" coloring book includes Emily Stern's artwork

English and Creative Writing Faculty Emily Stern is among the artists included in the new “Disability Justice from A to Z”, a coloring book for all ages, just published last week by Sins Invalid.

More info is available at The SFCC Library will also soon have a hard copy available.

Emily Stern drawing
Emily Stern artwork: U is for Unity, Unshamed, and Universal Health Care. Click for larger image.

In Memoriam: Sevastian E. Gurulé

SFCC extends sympathy and condolences to the colleagues and family of Sevastian E. Gurulé, who worked with the Santa Fe Small Business Center based at SFCC. His colleagues shared, “The unexpected passing of Sevastian Gurulé is a tremendous loss to the Small Business Center Network. Sevastian quickly became a valuable member of the team managing our entire database system. His thoughtfulness, humor, and constant upbeat positive attitude will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sevastian’s family and all that knew him.”

Among his family survivor’s is Daniela Gurulé, SFCC Student Admissions counselor.


Jennifer Lynch featured in "The Printers Proof: Artist and Printer Collaborations" exhibit and video

Adjunct Faculty member Jennifer Lynch is one of six featured printers in the Albuquerque Museum exhibition “The Printers Proof: Artist and Printer Collaborations,” which runs from February 19 through May 15.

Lynch is featured in the video on the exhibition website.

Also, read this 03/05/2021 Albuquerque Journal story, “Exhibit looks at the artist, printmaker relationship.

Read more about Jennifer and her work at
Image: Jennifer Lynch in the studio. Photo by Kerry Kehoe. Used with permission by the artist.


Krystal Patton will serve on Santa Fe Veterans Alliance board

Interim Veterans Resource Coordinator Krystal Patton was offered a position on the board of directors for the Santa Fe Veterans Alliance. She said, “I’m excited for this opportunity and look forward to supporting our community and veterans.” She added, “The Alliance assists veterans within our community who need additional resources. I began participating in online voting sessions at the end of January. We’re looking to hopefully have a Zoom meeting this month.”

Patton is a U.S. Navy Veteran. Veterans who need assistance can reach her via email at krystal.patton or call her at 505-428-1305. Visit SFCC Veterans Resources Center for more information.

Photo: Veterans Resource Coordinator (Interim) Krystal Patton.

January WOW: Deyanira Contreras, Kids Campus

Deyanira Contreras, Kids Campus. Nominated by Dacia Salazar, HR

Deyanira is a wonderful Director at Kid’s Campus. She is always providing on-site leadership and guidance to her staff. She is quick to fill in for roles when there are vacancies. SFCC is lucky to have her as a Director!

Welcome Chris Liebson, OIT Nework Admin

New employee Chris Liebson shared, “I am the new systems and network administrator with the Office of Information Technology starting January 31. I retired from the NM Environment Department (NMED) in 2020 after seventeen years with the department, fifteen as the desktop support supervisor. Prior to NMED, I also worked for Santa Fe County and the NM Department of Game and Fish.”

Welcome, Chris!

Here is his contact info:

Dean James Wysong and Milton Riess co-host KSFR radio show once a month

bannerKSFR’s Cinemascope’s two new co-hosts, Dr. James Wysong, Dean of Arts and Design at SFCC, and Milton Riess, Co-Chair of the Film Department at SFCC will be joining the Cinemascope team the last Friday of every month. The Cinemascope program airs at 4:30 p.m. on Fridays on KSFR, 101.1 FM.

Listen to last Friday’s segment here.

New employees: We'd like to get to know you!

Staff Senate is encouraging new staff employees to come to an upcoming Staff Senate to introduce yourselves.

Campus Weekly would also love to introduce new staff and faculty members. Please send us your name, job title, when you started at SFCC, brief bio and photo (it can be a selfie!) to Submit News.

If you’re new since the beginning of the academic year, which began in August, we’d love to introduce you to the SFCC community. We’re happy you’re working with us at SFCC!

Express Scripts coverage of at-home tests

Employees, check your email from Jan. 27 for a message from Human Resources explaining how to get coverage of free covid tests using Express Scripts coverage at pharmacies.

How to submit your proof of Vaccination

  1. Access the SFCC Health Screener app using one of these methods:
    • Download on your phone. Go to your app store and search for “SFCC Health Screener.” The mobile app seems easiest to use, and can also be downloaded at the bottom of page after clicking the “SFCC Health Screener” button above.
    • Click ‘Health Screener (COVID-19)’ app button from MySFCC

  2. Sign in using your SFCC credentials with “LOGIN WITH EXISTING ACCOUNT”
  3. Upload a copy of your vaccine card by clicking “COVID-19 SCREENER” and following the instructions

Contact for

  • Application support
  • Assistance uploading vaccination card
  • If you have already uploaded your proof of vaccine and need to resubmit

View SFCC Vaccine Requirement

HR has provided the following document to guide you through the submission process:
SFCC Health Screener App Guide

Policy Updates 2021-22 Policy Review Schedule

Policy Updates
2021-2022 Policy Review Schedule. The policies scheduled for shared governance review during the academic year 2021-2022 are posted on SFCC Connect: Campus Resources > Policy Review.

Revised Procedures. Please become familiar with the newly updated Procedures in the links below and address any questions to the Policy Owners listed.

College Policies and Procedures are posted at SFCC Policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact Laura J. Mulry, ext. 1776.

How to enroll for the COVID 19 vaccine

Please review the state’s latest vaccine registration information to see how to enroll for the COVID-19 vaccine.

SFCC encourages you to enroll soon, so our state can more effectively distribute the vaccine and notify you when vaccine doses will be available in your area.

NOVID phone app: The City of Santa Fe has partnered with NOVID to slow the spread of the virus. Download the free app at Read more about the app in this Dec. 15 Santa Fe Reporter story, “Spread the Word, not COVID-19.”


Let's help slow the spread of the virus

Let’s keep everyone safe and remember:

SFCC COVID protocols require that everyone wear a mask at all times on campus.

• If you are feeling ill, you should not come into work, and avoid any type of social setting. The College wants you to feel better before you return to work.

If you are feeling ill: Get tested and isolate yourself from others as much as possible. We need to help mitigate the health risk to others.

Call 1-855-600-3453 for testing information and results.

• If you do contract COVID-19, seek medical attention immediately. Notify your supervisor and human resources. These cases need to reported, SFCC is here to support you.

Please do your part, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy.

Do you need information on testing? Visit

Remember to wash your hands for a full 20 seconds!

Submit nominations for WOW awards

The Office of Human Resources reminds you to nominate who you think is doing a great job here at SFCC. The nomination form can be found at the SFCC Connect portal, or by reaching out to Joanne Romero


Let Campus Weekly share your news

Let us know about your accomplishments and other news that you’d like to share. Please remember that the deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday to get an item in the next week’s issue. Submit here.

"Border Artists" exhibition opens from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday

SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery presents the exhibition, “Border Artists,” which opens from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 11 at the gallery. The exhibit will feature work from 17 artists who are part of the Border Artist’s group from southern New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. Proof of vaccination and masks will be required for attendance at the opening.

SFCC’s Director of Art on Campus said, “We’re excited to showcase some of the spectacular artwork being produced downstate, as well as the work by some artists from El Paso, Texas. This diverse selection of art provides our community with a window to work they might not generally have an opportunity to see. It’s also quite inspiring for the college’s art students to be exposed to different forms of artistic expression.”

The exhibiting group shared this background, “The Border Artists were conceived in late 1990 as a way of increasing visibility and recognition for the work of a group of fine artists in Southern New Mexico. Finding much success, the group continued to add new members and organized as a non-profit artists’ association in 1995.

“The members are residents of Southern New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. Membership is by invitation.

Because the arts are integral to the cultural life of a community, the Border Artists are committed to creating artwork and sharing this through exhibitions and educational events. Our exhibitions are often fundraisers for other local not for profit groups, and we award several artistic scholarships for high school and university students each year. “

The following artists will participate in the exhibition: Margaret Berrier, jewelry; Emmitt Booher, digital photography; Tauna Cole, oil painting; Janice Cook, porcelain & mixed media; Sherry Carter-Doil, mixed media painting; Linda Elkins, mixed media collage; Amanda Jaffe, ceramics; Suzanne Kane, ceramic and steel; Cassandra Lockwood, acrylic painting; Rosemary McLaughlin, oil painting; Jeanne Rundell, mixed media painting; Storm Sermay, archival pigment photographic prints; Jo-an Smith, painting (oil and acrylic), David Sorensen, Digital photography; Zoe Spiliotis, 2-dimensional art; Jean Wilkey, oil painting; and Nolan Winkler, acrylic and mixed media painting.

For more information about the gallery, contact SFCC’s Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel at or 505-428-1501.

Photo: Suzanne Kane’s “Cultivated,” ceramic/steel. 25”x18”x 10”