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Our students got a chance to speak to recruiters from a variety of colleges and universities. Thank you to Melba Ramos for sharing photos from that day. Thank you to Megan Woods who coordinated activities.
News and Announcements
Celebrate International Women's Day 11 a.m. March 9 in Campus Center
Celebrate International Women’s Day with the SFCC SOW Art & Justice Collective.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday, March 9
Come share about the women who inspire and uplift you and your communities.
Write your notes to the future you want to create, a future without gender-based violence, on old school typewriters!
SFCC Planetarium Event: Cosmic Castaways
Come be a cosmic castaway with the SFCC Planetarium!
7 p.m. Thursday, March 12
2 p.m. Saturday, March 14
5 p.m. Saturday, March 14
At 2 p.m. on March 25, in the SFCC Library, sj Miller, Ph.D. will present “Gender Identity Justice in Schools and Communities.” The audience will view sj Miller’s TEDTalk and there will be a book discussion about Dr. Miller’s new book: Gender Identity Justice in Schools and Communities. Sponsored by the SFCC Library and SFCC President’s Diversity Advisory Committee.
The Library will host therapy dogs in the Instruction Room during Midterms week.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 and Thursday, March 12, you will find furry and friendly dogs in the Instruction Room (Room 545) to help relieve stress and anxiety. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome! Come cuddle a canine!
Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will close the week of March 16-22 for Spring Break. No classes or activities will be held and no other student services will be available. All campus facilities will be closed, including Kids Campus and the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center. The AARP’s Tax-Aide NM will not provide free tax preparation at the Santa FE HEC during this week.
SFCC and Literacy Volunteers cohost U.S. naturalization ceremony, 10 a.m. March 25
Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) and Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe (LVSF) will cohost a United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) administrative naturalization ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 25 in the Jemez Rooms. About 40 applicants, including two LVSF students, will become new citizens!
Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber will give the opening remarks and President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., will give a keynote address.
Join us for the upcoming talk for Women’s History Month at 11 a.m. March 25 in Room 216 for “Ability and Disability: How Blindness Became a Vehicle for a New, More Joyous, Creative Life and the celebration of Women’s History Month,” featuring Yolanda Nava, Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist and author of Journey Through the Dark.
Nava is an award-winning veteran broadcast journalist and author of the award-winning book of Latino virtues, It’s All in the Frijoles: 100 Famous Latinos Share Real Life Stories, Favorite Folktales, Time-tested Dichos and Inspiring Words of Wisdom. She was a news reporter, anchor and talk show host on NBC and CBS stations in Los Angeles and Sacramento. She also hosted a nationally syndicated television magazine and founded KCMY/TV.
Thank you to all the organizers of Black History Month. A big thank you to The BHM and LGBTQ Planning Committee of Yuri Findlay, Dr. Steve Martinez, Emily Stern and John Ketchens!
Black History Month concluded with Oriana Lee’s variety show. The lively and moving performance by Oriana Lee and others was preceded by a presentation of a City Proclamation from Councilor Signe I. Lindell on behalf of Mayor Alan Webber.
Congratulations to the committee that organized the series of events. Thank you to the support of PDAC for the delicious food at the event.
Jazz Brunch for Student Scholarships!
$55 per person
11 a.m. Sunday, March 29th– Sunday Morning Brunch with the Jazz Ensemble from New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA)
Please join us on Sunday, March 29, 2020, 11 a.m. for a jazz brunch at Dave’s Jazz Bistro in the Santa Fe School of Cooking, 125 N Guadalupe St. This exciting event will benefit students of Santa Fe Community College’s Adult Education Department with scholarships to complete their high school equivalency and college tuition.
The annual Gerald Clay Memorial Basketball tournament will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 4, and Sunday, April 5, in the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center. Click on the link below to learn more about registration and how to volunteer.
Free 2020 tax preparation will be provided by AARP Foundation at the Santa Fe HEC, 1950 Siringo Road.
Tax preparation assistance will be available from February 3 to April 15. Appointments are available Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Appointments can be made online starting January 10.
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation is now accepting applications for its Spring 2020 Career Pathways Scholarship.
Career Pathways scholarships provide $1,500 awards for two-year degrees, certifications and trades. Current high school seniors and anyone who has earned a high school diploma or GED/High School Equivalency (HSE) may apply for these funds. Those currently enrolled in a GED/High School Equivalency program and are near completion are eligible to apply through this application, as well.
Career Pathways scholarships are offered twice yearly. Recipients will be announced in late May, with funds available for summer or fall enrollment. These scholarships may be renewed for a second year without the need to reapply, as long as certain criteria are met.
Applicants must be permanent residents of LANL Foundation’s northern New Mexico service area comprising Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe or Taos counties. Funding may be applied to any accredited post-secondary educational institution in- or out-of-state.
Janelle C. Johnson, MA, LPCC, Senior Counselor just returned from the national American College Counseling Association Conference in Washington D.C.
Along with her colleague Sandra Davis from Jefferson College in St. Louis Johnson presented the Community College Roundtable on how colleges are providing services to meet the non-academic needs students by creating Student Resource and Advocacy programs on campus.
Johnson is completing a three-year term serving on the ACCA executive council in the presidential role.
Photo: SFCC’s Janelle Johnson and Sandra Davis from Jefferson College
New book chapter by sj Miller, Ph.D.
sj Miller, Ph.D., has a new book chapter, Gender Identity is trans-sectional turn: Expanding the theory of trans*ness into literacy practice published in the book by Cris Mayo and Mollie Blackburn (Eds.),Queer, Trans, and Intersectional Theory in Educational Practice: Student, Teacher, and Community Experiences (pp. 35-49) by Routledge Press.
The piece focuses on middle and high school students and examines how, when youth resist exclusionary practices that seek to reinforce gender identity normativity, they participate in forms of resistance that create and inspire forms of new knowledges to develop. These changes carry tremendous potential for future gender identities to be recognized. Their resistance can reposition educators to make a trans-sectional turn, a shift in educational contexts that generates new actions. Miller states, “In my analysis, I show how trans-sectional theories are better able to engage complexities of gender identity, queerness, and race and push the hidden stabilities in other theories that address these issues.”
Faculty/Staff Nominations for Student Commencement Speaker
Consider the students whom you have worked with and alongside of for the distinguished honor of being the Spring SFCC Commencement Ceremony speaker.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 27. Please submit your nominations to Associate Vice President for Student Success – Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos.
The criteria is:
• Graduating, eligible to walk in May, 2020.
• Overall cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
• Significant contributions to the SFCC community
• Outstanding record of achievement in academics and/or leadership and service
• Permission from student to be nominated
AARP Foundation tax service for SFCC employees - reserve your spot now!
AARP Foundation has set aside two mornings at specific times for SFCC employees to get their taxes done for free: Thursday, Feb. 27 and Thursday, Mar. 12.
There are only 32 openings and staff can call Tina LaCaze at 505-428-1725 to schedule a time. Employees should review the information on what to bring with them and the limitations as to the type of returns AARP can do by visiting https://www.sfcc.edu/taxaide/.
Based on the number of available tax preparers we can serve 16 people each day at these times:
8:15 am – 4 people
9:00 am – 4 people
9:45 am – 4 people
10:30 am – 4 people
Once a year, the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) issues a call for project proposals to the campus. All proposals submitted go through the TAC project evaluation process, which is the framework we use to select the projects that best support SFCC’s Strategic Plan and current priorities, as well as provide the greatest value to the campus.
The project must cost more than $5,000 and/or take more than 40 hours to implement.
Please ensure you have spoken to and received approval from an Executive Team Member prior to submission. Executive Team Members: Rebecca Rowley, Todd Lovato, Yash Morimoto, Nick Telles, Cori Bergen, Henry Mignardot, Margaret Peters, Deborah Boldt and Meghan Mcgarrity.
SFCC’s Office of Human Resources welcomes everyone to participate in the nomination for the Employee Excellence and Team Award for the 2020 Service Awards, which will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. April 29. Please read the nomination form for qualifications before nominating an Employee or Team.
The Walking Group is convening again every Friday 12-1 PM in front of the Fitness Education Center. If you are interested to walk in our beautiful SFCC backyard, explore the Spur Trail and get your dose of Vitamin D, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the email list for weekly updates and reminders.
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