Campus Weekly

College Employee Service Award Celebration

The College Employee Service Awards were held last week to much fanfare, and included an acrobatic performance by Wise Fool New Mexico. This annual ceremony recognizes current employees for their length of service and excellent performance, as well as recent retirees. Congratulations! View the program for complete list of honorees.
(Photo: Jeff Hood)

News and Announcements

Budget Suggestions Due May 5

Last week’s Conversation with the President included a discussion on the state budget and financial issues facing the college. Key documents were posted on mySFCC (under Employee tab) and President Grissom encouraged college employees to submit feedback by May 5. A special SFCC Governing Board meeting takes place May 10. Employees can submit suggestions through their respective shared governance groups or send email to
View a video of last week’s meeting.

SFCC Honored with the 2017 Climate Leadership Award

President Grissom accepted the 2017 Climate Leadership Award from The American Association of Community Colleges and ecoAmerica’s Solution Generation program in New Orleans last week.


The CAT is Now Career Services and International Programs

Career Services, located in Room 204-E, provides individual and group career consulting, assistance with resumes and cover letters and job search strategies and interviewing techniques. Call 505-428-1303.

The International Programs Office is available for international student support and cultural, social and academic adjustment support. Additionally, it is the place to go about the Fulbright Scholar Program and the Gilman International Scholarship Program for domestic students. Call 505-428-1235.

Veterans Scholarship Application Open Now

The scholarship application for City of Santa Fe/SFCC Foundation Veterans Scholarship is available beginning today.


LANL Foundation Scholarship Accepting Applications

LANL Foundation is accepting applications for Regional College/Returning Student Scholarships. These $1,000 awards support nontraditional students pursuing two-year degrees and certifications. Applications may be submitted online by June 19 for July awards.


Another Opportunity to Attend Mental Health First Aid Training

New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Family Department (CYFD) Behavioral Health Services is offering a Day of Learning at SFCC, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, May 19. The in-demand Mental Health First Aid Training is one of the available options. The training sessions are open to SFCC employees, students and community members. Registration is required.


Scholarship Application Available Online Now

All students seeking support for endowed SFCC Foundation and institutional scholarships at SFCC must complete an online application, now available.


Registration for High School Equivalency/GED Registration Now Open for Summer Session

New students must complete an orientation packet and attend an orientation session 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, May 19. Classes begin May 30 in Spanish and English. For more information, call Adult Education at ext. 1356 or contact Lynne Matthes, ext. 1433.


Global Youth Santa Fe Information Sessions for Summer Camps, May 6

Learn more about the five-day summer camps (June 12-16 or June 26-30) for high school students at one of two information sessions 9 a.m. or 4:15 p.m., Saturday, May 6 in room 223, the Boardroom.


Testing Continues for Radiologic Technology Program Fall 2017 Applicants

Those interested in applying to the Radiologic Technology program for fall 2017 can contact program director Mike Frain, ext. 1649, or program clinical coordinator Cheryl Peachey, ext. 1926 for advising. Applicants must take the TEAS V Admissions Test, offered May 10 and 26 at the Testing Center.


Applications for Dental Programs Open Now

• Certificate in Dental Assisting
• AAS in Dental Health
• Certificate in Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA)
Details at the Dental Health and Dental Assisting Program page. For more information contact Aamna Nayyar, ext. 1258.


Student Spotlight

Student Government Election Results

Congratulations to the New Student Government Team for 2017-18!
President: Naomi Bojorquez- Flores
Historian/Secretary: Samantha Vigil
Treasurer: Tatiana Pineda
Senator for the School of Arts, Design and Media Arts: Orlando Dugi


Climate and Social Justice Poster Contest

Students of any Santa Fe public or charter high school are invited to participate in the Climate and Social Justice Poster Contest. Create an educational poster showing a socially just solution to the climate crises. The idea can be original or reflect an already-existing invention, program or environmental stewardship practice that also honors social equity in our community. Posters must be submitted by 3 p.m., Monday, May 1. Winners will be announced Friday, May 5 during a special event on the SFCC campus. See all of the details and poster requirements.


Book Buyback Starting May 10

The SFCC Bookstore will be buying back used textbooks 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 10 and 11 and also from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, May 12. For more information, contact the Bookstore at ext. 1218.


Student Government Association Meetings

The Student Government Association (SGA) holds its last meeting for the academic year noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 3 in the Lecture Hall, Room 216. This is a great forum for students to have their opinions heard – it is the shared governance group representing SFCC students. For more information leave a message at ext. 1856. The SGA office is in Room 312E.


Employee Announcements

Janelle Johnson to Serve on Advisory Committee

Senior Counselor Janelle Johnson, MA, LPCC, will serve on the Advisory Committee for the NMHU Rehabilitation Counseling Program. The Committee will serve in an advisory capacity for the students, staff and faculty of the New Mexico Highlands University Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Counseling. The first meeting, in April, focused on reviewing feedback on curriculum, student recruitment as well as retention and program recognition. One of the master’s students from NMHU is currently interning at SFCC in Counseling Services.