Campus Weekly

Students awarded laptops for participation in FAFSA event

SFCC was given laptops (through a New Mexico Higher Education Department FAFSA grant) to give away as incentives to attend and complete the FAFSA application during our FAFSA Workshops and Presentations. For the fall semester, SFCC selected five students from a random drawing of all the fall attendees that included SFCC and six Santa Fe high schools.

Pictured above, ECO Students Gabriela Garza and Ezequiel Ortega were two of the laptop winners who came to the college to pick up their laptops. The other winners were Jakob Warniment (ATC Academy for Tech & the Classics), Blaze Morgan (New Mexico School for the Arts) and Lucas Rosas (Monte del Sol Charter School).

Congratulations to the laptop winners! Also, a big thank you to SFCC’s Office of Financial Aid in getting so many students to complete the FAFSA. Those students are winners, since they now will have access to scholarships and other opportunities.
Susie Weaver reports there were a total of 132 participants at FAFSA Workshops and Presentations. Some of these were a part of “Ticket to College” online meetings that (Marketing & Public Relation) Director of Recruitment & Dual Credit Marcos Maez, and his team: Student Admissions Counselor Daniela Gurule, and Dual Credit Specialist Niki (Monique) McKay arrange with local high schools. “They are an amazing outreach team for SFCC,” Susie said. “It is a great collaboration between departments.” Susie is the representative of the Financial Aid, at all Ticket to College meetings online and on campus.

Photo by Susie Weaver, SFCC Financial Aid staff member.

News and Announcements

Warm water pool to open March 22, start making reservations

Today, March 8, everyone can start making appointments to use the warm water pool beginning right after SFCC returns from Spring Break on March 22.

The college will use the same protocols and procedures as were implemented for the regular lap swimming pool.

Please follow the registration instructions as well as the specified COVD-safe guidelines. SFCC will offer three lanes to adhere to the social distancing guidelines. Hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. through noon on Saturdays. Reservations are for 50-minutes of exercise. There is a $7 fee.

Also, read details in the link below about registering and hours for the regular lap pool.


Listen to Lenny Gannes on KSWV at 9:05 a.m. today, March 8

Santa Fe Community College Professor Lenny Gannes is live at 9:05 on Monday, March 8, with Estevan Gonzales on KSWV 99.9 | 810 to talk about his March 9 event, Migrating Songbirds – Small and Mighty.
Register by the end of today to get access to the free event.


Please note: Parking lot closures March 8 to 19

Please Note: Parking lot closures due to construction March 8-19

SFCC’s consultant, Sunland Construction will be working on SFCC parking lots on the following days:

Please plan to park elsewhere or your vehicle could be towed.

West Wing Parking Lot: March 8-9 and on March 15-16

Fitness Education Center Parking Lot:
March 10-11 and March 17-18

Health & Sciences Parking Lot: March 12 & March 19

For questions, please contact Project Manager Karin Pitman or call 505-428-1720.

Enjoy Spring Break, March 15-21

spring break
The SFCC campus and Santa Fe Higher Education Center will close for Spring Break (March 15-21). Enjoy your break!

Employees: Please turn on your out-of-office messages for your phone and email.

Classes and services resume on Monday, March 22.

Register ASAP for classes that start after Spring Break

Did you know there is still a large selection of classes for the last 8-weeks? There are art, film, culinary, business, health classes and many more that will start after the Spring Break on March 22. Encourage your friends and family to register this week. If they’ve never attended SFCC, then have them visit

If you’d like to look for a class, visit Then go into MySFCC and register.

Employees may use their EEB benefits.


Celebrate Women's History Month

The U.S. recognizes March as Women’s History Month. A variety of resources are available to learn about women’s achievements.

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

Inset image: Sojourner Truth, Library of Congress image. Read more about Sojourner Truth.


Listen to the podcast: Lenny Gannes talk on KTRC

Listen to the podcast as Santa Fe Community College Professor Lenny Gannes talks about his March 9 event, Migrating Songbirds – Small and Mighty, with Richard Eeds on KTRC 1260 | 103.7.
Register by March 8 to get access to the free event.


SFCC SMILES Club hosted Give Kids a Smile on Feb. 4

SFCC’s SMILES Club hosted Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) Day on Feb 4, 2021 at SFCC’s Kid’s Campus and served 85 kids (0-5 year old) They also participated on Feb 13, 2021, at ICNM Sisters’ Food Project Drive-thru distribution and distributed 48 hygiene packs including dental hygiene goodies (1 -18 year old).

For details, please send an email to Dr. Aamna Nayyar at To learn about SFCC Dental Programs, please visit:

Instructor Julia Goldberg collaborated with students for Santa Fe Reporter story

SFCC English instructor Julia Goldberg served as the project mentor for four interns who were accepted into the Winter 2020 training cohort for the New Mexico Fund for Public Interest Journalism, SFR’s nonprofit partner. The team identified a few key issues driving youth activism — climate change, immigration, LGBTQ rights and social justice — and sought out youth who have worked on these concerns. The project spotlights four activists ranging in ages from 11 to 28, working with and for local nonprofits Wise Fool New Mexico, the Santa Fe Dreamers Project, Youth United for Climate Crisis Action, Global Warming Express, as well as other initiatives.

SFCC student Magnificent Farrell wrote the story about Sierra Woosley, an 11-year-old who is fighting for the earth and disability rights.


Campus Update, Feb. 23, 2021

In an email on Feb. 23 to students, faculty and staff, President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., shared her optimism about the current decline of COVID-19 cases and the arrival of the vaccine. The email cautions everyone, however, to continue to be vigilant to protect our colleagues and our community. Travel is not recommended. Please, however, read additional guidance. Additional information on protocols, testing and vaccine registration is included.


Colleges adopt degree auditing platform to keep students on track

Colin Wood wrote in the Feb. 24 issue of EDSCOOP about the new degree (Uachieve) auditing software that SFCC will be adopting.
The story states, “The higher education software developer CollegeSource on Wednesday announced that two community colleges will adopt its degree auditing platform in the hope of reducing excess credits for transferring students and expediting the path to graduation.
Santa Fe Community College in New Mexico and Ozarks Technology Community College in Springfield, Missouri, are each planning implementations of the company’s uAcheive platform to automate various aspects of degree auditing and academic planning. Through “tailored reports” that outline student progress, along with “robust transfer articulation,” advisers can ensure students have selected their most direct route to graduation.”


Clovis Community College and four other community colleges form technology alliance

On Feb. 22, published a story, “Clovis Community College, four other New Mexico colleges form shared technology alliance.”

From the story:

“Bringing together five diverse colleges from five unique communities to reimagine and implement a life-changing college experience for our students is the most important action we can undertake to improve the education and quality of life for New Mexicans,” noted Becky Rowley, president of Santa Fe Community College, in a statement. “With a student-focused perspective, together we will transform what higher education can offer so that all students may reach their potential more quickly, more fully, more affordably and with personalized cross-college support.””>”Clovis Community College and four other New Mexico Colleges form shared technology alliance.”


Diverse Education: Five New Mexico Colleges Plan to Establish Joint Service System

The Feb. 15 edition of Diverse Education featured the story: “Five New Mexico Colleges Plan to Establish Joint Service System”

The story by Sara Wood about the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system states, “Under the joint system, the schools are working to address barriers and improve student success. …
“In fall 2019, Hispanic students made up 47.58% of the postsecondary population in New Mexico compared to 29.42% of White students and 9.44% of American Indian students, according to a report from the New Mexico Higher Education Department.

“Many college students in New Mexico are first-generation, low-income and live in rural areas,” Clovis Community College President Dr. Charles Nwankwo said. …”

Photo: Dr. Charles Nwankwo, president of Clovis Community College.


Register now for AARP Tax Aide, appointments filling fast

Due to the pandemic, a special drive-up (by appointment) service is being offered by AARP Foundation Tax Aide.

Please note: Santa Fe Higher Education Center remains closed to the public. All AARP Tax Aide appointments are drive-up only. Please remain in your car and call the number on the sign when you arrive. In-person and walk-in appointments are not available.
Please visit for guidelines, details, downloadable forms and to schedule your appointment.

Appointments available: Feb. 9 through April 15
Cost: Free
Days and hours of operation: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday

You must register for your appointments. Register soon since appointments are limited. Register here.


Former culinary arts student's cookie business featured in "Beer and Cookies"

In the Feb. 10 issue of The Santa Fe Reporter, Marti Mills’ cookie business XOnuevo was featured in the story, “Beer and cookies.” She studied Culinary Arts at SFCC.

Here’s an interesting morsel from this cookie story, “Mills would go on to complete culinary training at the Santa Fe Community College at the age of 13—something that required special permission from the school’s dean. Additionally, she says, she’s committed to sourcing ingredients locally.”

“My absolute favorite at the moment is the lavender shortbread,” she says. “The lavender is grown organically by my friend in Santa Fe.”

She shared with Campus Weekly: “I am 37 and I have been baking since I was five. I started the cookie business during the pandemic but I have been making and selling food and art for decades — cookies really seemed to cheer everyone up during these hard times.”

Inset photo: Marti Mills with teddy bear cookies. In the photo is a suribachi grinding bowl she made at SFCC in the ceramics department. Photo used by permission.


Listen to a new podcast with Stephen Martinez, Ph.D.

Katherine Lewin, the host and producer of The Santa Fe Reporter’s “Reported,” interviews SFCC History Professor Stephen M. Martinez, Ph.D., for the latest podcast episode, “New Mexico is a state now and the other pandemic.” You’ll learn about the state’s first three governors, the role of Spanish language newspapers and much more.

If you missed the previous podcast when Steve Martinez, Ph.D., spoke about the origins of statehood, the legislature and the feud with Texas as well as other bright and dark spots of the period before New Mexico became a state,
listen to the podcast.

Image: Santa Fe Reporter’s graphic design for REPORTED.


Stories about legislative initiative to expand Opportunity Scholarship

Several news outlets have reported on a legislative initiative to expand the Opportunity Scholarship. Here are some of the stories:

3/6/21, Santa Fe New Mexican, My View: Rick Bailey, “Opportunity Scholarship renews social contract for 21st century,” an opinion column by President of Northern New Mexico College

2/22/2021, Santa Fe New Mexican,“Senate Education Committee approves $26M Opportunity Scholarship bill”

02/05/2021 AP News by Cedar Attanasio : “New Mexico legislature considers college tuition funding”

02/05/21, KOB News, “New Mexico Legislature considers college tuition funding”

Midtown Campus news

Several news stories in recent weeks indicated that the Midtown Campus developer wanted to end its contract with the city and the City Council has ended the agreement. SFCC is a partner in the Midtown Campus planning.

2/10/21, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Santa Fe City Council hears development options for midtown campus”

1/28/2021, Santa Fe New Mexican, Santa Fe agrees to terminate midtown development contract”

Jan. 28, Santa Fe Reporter, “Lights out for Midtown master developer: Council to reconvene evaluation team and consider alternative”

12/16, Santa Fe New Mexican, Editorial: “Developer’s exit brings new midtown opportunities”

Image: Santa Fe Higher Education Center is on the edge of the Midtown Campus.

American Red Cross classes offered Spring 2021

Opportunities for American Red Cross training are available, register now at with the CRN listed below. For more information, call 428-1608, or click the course title to view a flyer.

Water Safety Instructor Course
April 9 – 18
CRN 30693 HLED 1140

Register now for CE classes about Frida Kahlo and more

Are you interested in learning more about Frida Kahlo? CE is offering three different online classes about the famous Mexican artist. The first begins this Thursday. The instructor Carlos Rovelo is a full-time college professor of Mexican American Studies and Art history in Dallas/Fort Worth. Carlos is also affiliated with the Spanish-language TV networks Telemundo and Univision. Carlos holds an M.A. Degree in Liberal Arts. He completed additional graduate work in art history (the French Academy) in France. He is an expert in the Mexican Muralist movement and the life of Frida Kahlo.

Employees use your EEB Benefit. Need assistance with registration? Call 505-428-1676 or email


Media related to ERP system initiative to assist students

Many stories, columns and radio interviews are highlighting the Shared Services Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) initiative including these:

02/05/21, “Cline’s Corner podcast podcast”: President Becky Rowley outlined the benefits students will receive through SFCC’s partnership with five New Mexico colleges on a new technology system when she spoke with Lynn Cline, host of KSFR 101.1 FM’s Cline’s Corner.
2/1/21, Community College Daily, Partnering to streamline services and reduce costs

2/11/21, PR Newswire, Five New Mexico Colleges Band Together to Share One Enterprise Technology System

1/22/2021, KTRC radio, Northern New Mexico College President Rick Bailey and President Becky Rowley explore the benefits students will experience with a new technology system shared by five colleges on the Richard Eeds Show on KTRC.

1/7/2021, University Business, “5 New Mexico colleges launch groundbreaking partnership”

12/18/2020, Santa Fe New Mexican, “SFCC among 5 New Mexico colleges to collaborate on admissions/transfers”

12/12/20, Santa Fe New Mexican, “My View: Colleges introduce new collaborations.”

SFCC in the news

The following stories or radio shows either featured or mentioned SFCC or one of its employees.

2/19/21, Los Alamos Daily Post, “SFCC presents Migrating Songbirds Small and Mighty,” about Professor Lenny Gannes, Ph.D.’s March 9 talk through the SFCC library.

2/6/21, Santa Fe New Mexican, Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos shares her educational journey

1/16/21, The Santa Fe New Mexican, “Moving Arts Española, Moving on Up” Story mentions possible SFCC collaboration.

1/11/21 Santa Fe New Mexican, “New Mexico Education Department seeks more funds for Opportunity Scholarship”

1/9/21, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe celebrates 35 years”

12/18/20, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Estevan Ortega at the Visual Arts Gallery”

Student Spotlight

Thousands of NM students may now be eligible for SNAP food benefits

Thousands of New Mexico college students might be eligible for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, commonly known as food stamps, the New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) and Higher Education Department (HED) announced March 1.

“Food insecurity should never be a barrier to academic success,” Acting HED Secretary Stephanie Rodriguez said. “It is our job to reflect the needs of students during this pandemic and beyond, and action is vital to ensure that no student goes hungry. We’re working with our partners at colleges and universities across the state to raise awareness about the expansion of SNAP benefits for college students and their families.”

Read more details about eligibility in the March 2 story from the Los Alamos Daily Post: “Thousands Of New Mexico College Students May Now Be Eligible For SNAP Food Benefits Through Coronavirus Relief.”

Photo: Stephanie Rodriguez, Acting HED Secretary


AIAA NM Tech chapter invites SFCC students to 7 p.m. March 10 event

The AIAA (Aerospace) New Mexico Tech chapter is inviting students throughout New Mexico institutions to join their first event.
They are inviting SFCC students from all areas to join them.

The event will be at 7 p.m. March 10.

They will discuss several topics related to space, aeronautics, robotics, to future events where we will do workshops on how to build a resume, prepare for interviews, how to apply for internships, etc.
Attached is the meeting flyer 3.10 with the information pertinent information about how to join the online meeting.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Sarah Lanctot at her NMT email:


Northern Arizona virtual visit 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 24

Northern Arizona invites students to a virtual visit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 24.
To join the Zoom meeting click on the link below.
For questions about all that NAU has to offer please email Joey Mack at


TRIO accepting student applications

The TRIO Program is recruiting new students. Student Support Services (SSS) TRIO is a federally funded grant program designed to work with 160 Santa Fe Community College students. The program serves income-eligible students, first-generation students and students with disabilities. Please encourage students to apply to participate in TRIO.

TRIO continues to serve students with tutoring and other resources in an online capacity.

TRIO provides the following services:

  • Tutoring: math, science and writing
  • Cultural, educational and community service events
  • Workshops: FAFSA, financial literacy, online learning, study skills, self-care, self-advocacy
  • Scholarship Assistance
  • Transfer to a 4-year college or university
  • Academic coaching with a personalized success plan
  • Career exploration

Find applications and more information at TRIO Student Services. Questions? Contact or call 505-428-1130.


Student Weekly Connection March 5

This week’s Student Success newsletter, SFCC Weekly Connection contains great information about resources, transfer opportunities, and student activities events, and more! Also read: Student voices needed to re-imagine downtown Santa Fe.


Submit your work for Katie Besser Student Art and Writing Awards by March 12

When inspiration strikes, remember to submit your work for the Katie Besser Student Art and Writing awards!

The deadline is March 12.

Categories include Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction/Academic Essay, Text & Image.

For more information on prizes and how to submit your work, visit:


Employee Announcements

Employees: Register March 8 for AARP Tax Aide appt. on March 11

AARP Tax Aide has reserved two exclusive days for SFCC employees to schedule appointments for tax preparation.
The last remaining SFCC Employee day is Thursday, March 11.
If you would like to be seen on March 11, be sure to schedule your appointment on Monday, March 8.
Complete the intake form before your appointment. You may download it here: You may also pick up the intake packet outside of the Santa Fe HEC, Monday through Thursday, 9-3. Packets are available in Spanish.
To make your appointment: Please call 505-920-8879 and leave a message. Mention that you are an SFCC employee, the date you would like to schedule (March 4 or March 11) and your preferred appointment time. Appointments will be available every 15 minutes starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 2:45 p.m.


Curbside Kindness Exchange for Staff and Faculty starts March 8

Each semester, Staff Senate holds a Staff Appreciation Event. With the anniversary of the pandemic upon us, Staff Senate voted to open our spring event for all SFCC employees. Staff Senate is sponsoring a college-wide Kindness Exchange (books, seeds, ornaments) for all staff, faculty and adjunct faculty.

This event is non-denominational and is open to all. We miss being with one another, and what better way to reconnect than to do something kind for someone else.
For those of us with artistic gifts, please craft a decoration that can hang in a window, an ornament, charm, amulet, blessing, decoration or some other expression of care and appreciation. Please, no food.

For those of us who are not able to make something, please contribute an ornament, charm, amulet, blessing, decoration or other thoughtful item. Perhaps you have seeds to share, or some other item you are ready to gift-away. If you purchase something, limit the dollar value of the gift to $5 or less.

And for those of us who wish to participate, but don’t feel comfortable exchanging physical items, we will have a Microsoft Teams/Zoom Background exchange.
Let’s tangibly share care and good cheer with each other as we mark the anniversary of the pandemic.

How do I sign up?
You don’t have to! Starting today, make, find or buy your memento. You don’t have to limit yourself to just one! Your gift needs to be small enough to fit inside a quart-sized zip lock bag.
Write your name and email address on a zip lock plastic bag (permanent ink, please!) and place your wrapped memento inside.
Please, no joke gifts.

Drive through the SFCC West Wing entrance on Monday, March 8 to drop off your gift. There will be a designated box, labeled for the gift exchange, where you can deposit your gift. The box will be out from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Please be sure to wear a mask when you come by.

Staff Senate Officers will empty the drop while wearing gloves and masks. The President’s Conference Room will be used for quarantine. Items will be quarantined and spaced for three days prior to distribution.

I Gave, How Do I Receive?
Drive through the SFCC West Wing entrance on Friday March 12 to receive your gift. Drive through will be available from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Upon arrival drive through the roundabout at the front SFCC entrance and a Staff Senate Officer will place a gift either in the open trunk of your car, or on the empty passenger seat of the car. Please be sure to wear a mask when you pick up your gift.

What if I Didn’t Contribute a Thing to the Give-Away?
Please come on by and pick up a memento on March 12. We appreciate you!

Photo: Sabrina Calija, SFCC Staff Senate Communications Officer

Remote Work Reimbursement

The Remote Work Reimbursement Form is available on SFCC Connect. You must be logged via VPN to access the form.

Submit this form if you are eligible for Remote Work Reimbursement. If you were eligible last fall, you are likely still eligible if you are working from home. Speak with your supervisor if you have questions about your eligibility.

Music instructors Fred Graham and Deborah Wagner share recorded recital

Adjunct faculty Fred Graham (performing arts program head, voice class, chorus) and Deborah Wagner (music theory) have recorded an art song recital featuring the works of Franz Schubert, Gwyneth Walker, Claude Debussy, and Reynaldo Hahn. The recital is a part of their work as the artistic leadership team for the Sangre de Cristo Chorale.


Sydney Scherr featured artist on Artsy Shark

Sydney Scherr is head of the Jewelry and Metal Arts program at Santa Fe Community College, according to her bio at

Sydney’s art is featured in the Art Business website, Artsy Shark. In the feature, she describes herself as a visual storyteller.

Photo: “Phoenix” Cloisonné Enamel Necklace/Brooch by Sydney Scherr


Sign up to read for the Faculty and Staff Annual Springtime Reading

Readings in the Library: Faculty and Staff Annual Springtime Reading
5 to 6 p.m. May 6, 2021

All faculty and staff are invited to read their original creative work aloud at this beloved and supportive springtime event. To sign up to read, email

January WOWs! Edward Segura and Frances Valdez

The WOW nominees for the month of January are Edward Segura and Frances Valdez! Congratulations and thanks for your outstanding work!

Edward Segura nominated by Michelle Harding -Collectively OIT is professional and responds quickly to SFCC employees. I have dealt with Mr. Edward Segura numerous times this week and he has consistently provided the utmost professional customer service while taking care of the needs of others. His helpful yet calm demeanor serves well when talking some off the ledge when disaster strikes.

Frances Valdez nominated by Aamna Nayyar-I am nominating Frances Valdez [from Jackie Gutierrez’s office]. Frances is very professional and efficient. In this COVID-19 campus closure, she is one of those who keeps positive and make sure that her duties are done on time.

NAPE Culturally Responsive Teaching Webinar April 7

Micromessaging: Leading for Equity
Educators want their students to succeed. School mission statements show commitment to equity. Yet, gaps persist. Leading for Equity addresses the critical ways in which an equity perspective reveals changes necessary for student success. We bring equity to the forefront of leaders’ work as we begin to: understand how unconscious bias is embedded in our educational systems; increase awareness of the messages we are sending through systems, policies and procedures, community engagement, supervision, and classroom interactions; and realize the scope of change necessary to ensure we serve every student well.
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 7

Register now for this and other FREE Nape Webinars today!

The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) grant funds are supporting this professional development. If you have any questions, please contact Ann Black at or 928-779-4584.


How to enroll for COVID 19 vaccine

Please see the President’s update from Jan. 8 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.”

Since the update was released, there has been additional information about the phases of distribution. Read more here.


Gerard Martinez y Valencia shares opinion in My View column

Gerard Martinez y Valencia shared his opinion in the Jan. 17 issue of of the Santa Fe New Mexican in the “My View: Seize opportunity for cultural healing.”


Reminder: Don't speak to ERP vendors

In an email on Dec. 15, President Rowley shared an ERP update.

She stated: After months of incredibly hard work by dozens of our colleagues here and at our partner colleges at CNM, Clovis Community College, Northern New Mexico College, and San Juan College with the Shared Services Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) initiative, I am pleased to announce that our Shared Services ERP Request for Proposals will be posted on Friday, Dec. 18…
Later in the full message she notes,

“Thank you to our coworkers who have dedicated many hours to the Shared Services ERP RFP. Thank you, also, to all of you for continuing to honor the mandate that we must avoid all vendor contact now through the awarding of the contract next summer. We have already received a lot of outreach from vendors, and that has not been limited to those in OIT. Therefore, please remember to avoid responding to vendors. Should you hear from a vendor, please refer them to Gerrie Becker, Chief Procurement Officer for the RFP, 505-224-4551. Gerrie is the only person authorized to speak with vendors.”


Let's help slow the spread of the virus

Human Resource Director Luis Olivas shared this message on Nov. 20:
With COVID-19 cases increasing to the highest levels we have seen since the start of the pandemic, I just want to remind everyone of a few important pieces of information.

• Public health orders require that everyone wear a mask at all times outside of your home.

Social distance in public and avoid gatherings with people outside your household.

• 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. A new testing site at 2501 Camino Entrada at Fire Station #7 is open 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

• If you do contract COVID-19, seek medical attention immediately. Notify your supervisor and human resources, these cases need to reported, we are 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.

Scholarship established in memory of Kyle Pacheco

SFCC extends our deepest sympathy to the family, colleagues and friends of SFCC culinary arts graduate Kyle Pacheco, who recently passed away. Many at SFCC remember his steady and cheerful presence at the East Wing Eatery. He won competitions at Skills USA and elsewhere.

In addition to his many achievements, Kyle Pacheco was a two-time winner of the Juenes Chef competition, and the first Native American to be inducted into the Chaine des Rôtisseurs, an international culinary society.

Please consider making a gift to the Kyle Pacheco Memorial Endowed Scholarship through Santa Fe Community College Foundation at or mail a check to SFCC Foundation, Room 109, 6401 Richards Avenue, Santa Fe, NM, 87508.