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HED Cabinet Secretary Stephanie Rodriguez encouraged graduates to share their graduation photos and stories with others

New Mexico Higher Education Cabinet Secretary Stephanie Rodriguez gave the keynote address. On the left side of the stage is a photo she shared. In the photo, she was three years old when she attended her father’s graduation. That captured moment inspired her to go to college.

Saturday’s Spring Commencement ceremony honored graduates who graduated in Fall 2022, as well as those who completed this Spring 2023 semester.

Stephanie Rodriguez, the nation’s youngest Cabinet Secretary, gave the keynote address.

In President Becky Rowley’s introduction of the Cabinet Secretary she said, “As the first among her siblings to earn a college degree, Secretary Rodriguez knows first hand the importance of reaching your dreams through your education.

“She is an impressive example of how attaining a degree can make an impact on your life and your community. She led the effort to pass the Opportunity Scholarship Act so New Mexico students can attend college free, and it applies to students earning a certificate, as well as associate and bachelor’s degree programs. The Opportunity Scholarship has benefitted many students across New Mexico, including some of you, our graduates. …

“Secretary Rodriguez is committed to eliminating barriers that prevent students from earning a degree, and supportive of higher education for all New Mexicans, leading to economic prosperity and personal fulfillment.”

In her keynote address, Cabinet Secretary Rodriguez spoke about the qualities of persistence and resilience. These are qualities that our recent graduates had to tap into as they began and completed their studies amidst the global pandemic.

Cabinet Secretary Rodriguez encouraged the graduates to share their college achievements with friends and family through photos and stories. She shared what an impact it had on her to be a part of her father’s college graduation celebration when she was just three-years-old.

At commencement, the college honored First-Generation graduates – the first in their families to complete a college credential – by having them wear special First-Generation honor cords. SFCC is proud that 70 percent of SFCC graduates are First-Generation students. The college recognizes they are now role models for their families and community members who are looking to them as trailblazers to a new life.

Former SGA treasurer Monty Mangum, who received an Associate of Arts in Accounting, was the student speaker. He talked about how his life changed after he met Teagan, who is now his wife. She motivated him through her own example of rigorous study of biology. So he came to SFCC after he did poorly at his first college attempt elsewhere. He thanked the SFCC Foundation for financial support and guidance. He took advantage of several internship opportunities, which prepared him to get his current job with H&R Block. He is now studying at Eastern New Mexico University to earn his bachelor’s degree.

Read interesting Fast Facts about the graduates in this press release.

Camilla Bustamante, Ph.D, to keynote HSE completion celebration at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Jemez Rooms

SFCC will celebrate 55 students who successfully completed their High School Equivalency exams in the Adult Education, Academic and Career Education (ACE) program at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 in the Jemez Rooms.

Keynote Speaker: Camilla Bustamante, Ph.D., serves as the Santa Fe County Commissioner for District 3 and has more than 25 years in education, training and community advancement.  She holds a Ph.D. in Health Education and has dedicated her career to public health and higher education, through traditional sustainability and the hope of providing citizens the tools needed to improve their quality of life.

Student Speaker: Amanda Gonzales has been in the ACE program off and on for eight years and is a great example of perseverance, having never given up as so many do.  She particularly demonstrated her perseverance over the past several months with the successful completion of her GED. She is interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.

Student Speaker: Elizabeth Zambrano Torres is a proud mother of four children and has participated in the Spanish GED program for the past 3 years while also taking English as a Second Language classes.  Her goal for the future is to pursue a career in finance, marketing, or business administration.

The SFCC Academic and Career Education (ACE) program helps students prepare for their High School Equivalency (HSE) credential as well as college and career upon completion of their HSE. Students prepare for the GED or HiSET exams to fulfill requirements for the HSE set by the state of New Mexico. The Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) Program at SFCC provides students with career pathways for automotive, early childhood education, or health care.  Students learn job-related skills while strengthening their reading, writing, and math abilities.

For more information contact Adult Education ACE Program Manager Kristen Krell by phone at 505-428-1142 or via email at

Entrance closures May 22-26 for safety and security camera upgrades

The main entrance will be closed May 22-23 and the north entrance of the college will be closed May 24-26 due to road work. APIC, the contractor that is replacing the security cameras on campus, will be removing existing concrete to install a camera pole at each entrance and pouring new concrete. Facilities and security are aware of the work. Please contact Chris Gettler at 505-428-1136 if you have any questions.

Work on Richards Ave. and Avenida del Sur begins May 22; note road closures

Please read this important message regarding the latest construction for the Santa Fe Connector. Commission District 5:

NE/SE Connector Road(s)Project
(Richards Ave. and Avenida Del Sur Intersection)

Beginning Monday, May 22, 2023, the Contractor for Santa Fe County Public Works Department (SFCPWD) will begin construction of the roundabout at the Richards Avenue and Avenida Del Sur intersection. To safely accommodate the construction, it will be necessary to close a segment of Richards Avenue and Avenida del Sur.

Richards Ave. will be closed from south of the Santa Fe Community College main entrance to East Chili Line Road in the Rancho Viejo Subdivision. Avenida del Sur will be closed from Canada del Rancho to Richards Ave. These closures will be in effect for up to 60 calendar days. During this time, SFCPWD will provide detour and business access signage identifying alternative routes around the closures.
Motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists are advised to seek alternate routes and urged to allow additional time to accommodate the detours.
For additional information regarding this project, please visit or contact SFCPWD at (505) 992-3010.
Thank you for your patience, continued cooperation, and please use caution in the work zones.

See the maps in greater detail by clicking on these links:

The college will continue to share information on the project as it receives information from project managers and county officials.

SFCC graduate featured in Santa Fe New Mexican

Image and quote from SFCC Foundation, which supported Michele’s academic journey.

Michele Worstell, who graduated on Saturday with an AA in Human Services and Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling was featured in a front page story, “SFCC graduate waited a long time by realized her dream” in the Santa Fe New Mexican on May 13. In the story by editor Phill Casaus, he writes how the 57-year-old was able to earn her academic credentials.

The story begins:

Michele Worstell is closer to age 60 than she is to 20, 30, 40 or 50.

Big deal. In her heart, she’s young. In her mind, she’s determined. And the diploma she’ll receive Saturday from Santa Fe Community College is confirmation age is just a number and dreams aren’t marred by crow’s feet.

“It feels like a wonderful sense of accomplishment,” Worstell said of the graduation ceremony she’s thought about attending since she began at SFCC in 2021. “And it’s given me a confidence that I wasn’t expecting from it, I have to say. …”

Read the full story here. SFCC recognizes that every graduate’s story is meaningful. Be sure to share yours with others, too.

SFCC enters partnership with Genuine Foods for food service

On Monday, May 8, Vice President for Finance & CFO Nick Tellas wrote to staff and faculty the following message:

Today we are excited to announce that we have officially entered into a partnership with Genuine Foods to manage and operate the SFCC food services program. In this partnership, Genuine Foods will collaborate with the college on the offerings that will be available to our students, faculty, staff, and community. Genuine Foods is excited to bring a lot of great programing to our campus, including:

  • Healthy food options
  • Partnerships with our Controlled Environment Agriculture program and greenhouse
  • Sustainable programming   
  • Marketing and special events
  • Enhanced Catering offerings
  • Improved coffee/café program

We are actively working on an opening schedule for the coffee shop and expect to open the program in the coming weeks, with the Cafeteria to open closer to the Fall semester. We will announce the official opening dates soon.

We invite you to check out Genuine Foods’ website, and we’ll be sending out more information in the coming weeks.

SFCC Advanced Medical Assisting Certificate

Accredited specific education includes performing clinical and administrative procedures in settings such as physician’s offices, clinics and ambulatory settings. Course are sequenced to build skill level and prepare students for a career in the growing medical field.

The certificate is accelerated, eligible for financial aid, offered in both Fall and Spring semesters. It includes a practicum in a doctor’s office or hospital and National Certification tests. The certificate is embedded in the Medical Assisting Associate Degree.

Students must complete an application to start the acceptance process.

Red Cross Veterans Resiliency Workshop: Trauma Talk May 24

Red Cross supports military and veteran families with free and confidential workshops. Whether you or a family member have recently entered the military or you are a long-time veteran, navigating the many transitions connected with military and veteran service can be hard. Resiliency workshops aim to ease the stress that comes with these changes.

The Red Cross Resiliency Workshops are FREE for veterans, service members, and their families.

Call 505-262-6162 to reserve your seat.

March with PDAC for Santa Fe Pride on June 24

sfcc truck at pride parade
File photo of SFCC’s participation in a past Pride Parade.

Santa Fe Pride takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24 at the Santa Fe Historic Plaza.

SFCC’s PDAC invites you to march with us for this year’s annual celebration of Santa Fe Pride. Those who wish to march, we will meet at the Lamy Building at 413 Old Santa Fe Trail at 11 a.m. The GSA from The Masters Program will march with us!

The route will head north on Santa Fe Trail, turn left and then right, and head past La Fonda Hotel. At the Plaza, the route will turn left, head to Lincoln Ave, and turn right. The parade stops at Palace Ave. All parade participants must continue moving up Lincoln Avenue to Federal Place and turn left. Parking is available in the Convention Center lot.

For more information on the week’s festivities, visit this web page:

Also, if you are interested in assisting a PDAC subcommittee with planning SFCC’s role, please contact sj Miller, Ph.D., at

Porsche Roadrunner Club drew dozens to ATC tech session

SFCC Librarian Valerie Nye and her husband Joel Yelich had the pleasure of attending the Porsche Roadrunner Club free tech session and tour of of SFCC’s Automotive Technologies Center. They shared these photos from the fun, informative and well-attended event.

Val Nye said, “It was a full house and a great tour of the working spaces. The students in the program are amazing! They seem to be a really strong team together – good friends who share a passion for cars.”

To learn more about the Automotive Technologies program contact Director of Automotive Technologies Julia Furry via email at or call 505-429-1177.

CEA Open House a big success

Congratulations to the CEA student club, CEA faculty, SFCC Culinary Arts Department, Veteran’s Resource Center, SFCC Foundation and the many faculty and staff for the very successful Open House on April 29!

Thank you to Laura Mulry and Ben Lauer of MPR who supplied these photos, which showcased many current and past employees enjoying the event!

To learn more about the Controlled Environment Agriculture program contact Richard “Charlie” Shultz at 505-428-1205 or email

Veterans Legacy Grant Program had Dept. of Veterans Affairs annual review; gained valuable feedback

From left to right: Dean James (Jim) Wysong, Ed.D.; John Williams; President Becky Rowley, Ph.D.; Antonio Addessi; Peter Taussig, Program Head, Media Arts; Margaret Peters, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs; and Stephen Martinez, Ph.D., Director of the Veterans Legacy Grant Program

Stephen Martinez, Ph.D, Director of Veterans Legacy Grant Program (VLGP), reports the SFCC VLGP had its Department of Veterans Affairs annual review April 24 and 25. Antonio Addessi and John Williams visited the college. Dr. Martinez added “We met with each of our VLGP units, Community/Veterans Outreach, the Research Team, the Spanish Translation Team, the K12 Team, our Website and Social Media vendor, our grant Budget manager Veronica Hernandez, our SFCC VLGP faculty, President Rowley and members of the Executive Team. Antonio and John provided us with valuable feedback and support. Antonio will be back to visit us in July.”   

Read more about the Veterans Legacy Grant Program.

Dean Wysong and Milton Riess met with Raton Public School District to expand dual credit film tech training classes

On Friday, April 14, Dean James (Jim) Wysong, Ph.D., and professor Milton Riess traveled to Raton to meet with staff from the Raton Public School District concerning an agreement to expand SFCC’s Dual Credit Film Technician Training Program to Raton.  SFCC Dual Credit Specialist, Niki McKay,  joined the meeting remotely. This new agreement will offer students in Raton the same opportunities that SFCC will be begin providing at Santa Fe High School and at the New Mexico School for the Arts in the upcoming school year.

 Dr. Wysong said, “It is important to remember that the film industry has the potential to bring economic development and job opportunities to all parts of New Mexico, not just the Albuquerque and Santa Fe metropolitan areas. With new ventures starting in the rural areas of the state, such as Raton, we are ready to work with our partners at Raton High School to prepare students for work in this field.”  Later, Wysong and Reiss met with officials from the City of Raton and Colfax County to tour a repurposed elementary school, where El Raton Media Works plans to begin operating a production facility through a public-private partnership with the city and county.  The SFCC Film Department has been an advisor and consultant to this project for the past two years, seeing this as a logical part of the plan to expand training and create job opportunities in the industry.     

Interview with President Rowley about CHESS featured in Inside Higher Ed Report

An interview with President Becky Rowley, Ph.D. on CHESS is the first case study in the report from Inside Higher Ed: “Adaptation across the higher ed landscape.”

Click on this link to access a free download for the full report. Find the president’s interview beginning on Page 8.

Enjoy Poetry Posts through May 31

The SFCC campus community is invited to enjoy this semester’s Poetry Posts displayed throughout the campus featuring the beautiful melding of words and colors created by Sudeshna Sengupta’s Color Theory students for their Color & Emotions module in this Online-Synchronous class.

“The posts at SFCC function as a curated gallery, where the posts enliven a familiar place for staff, faculty, and students with art and poetry,” said Miriam Sagan, a former professor of Creative Writing at SFCC, who brought this project to the campus.

Congratulations to Deborah Alexander, Maria Bacelona, Rena Espinoza, Ann Hogan, Lisa Rossbacher, Rebecca Sanchez, and Lisa Wermeling for the excellent work exploring emotions expressed through colors and words that are featured in this project. The display continues till May 31.

For more information please contact Sudeshna Sengupta at

Book as Sculpture summer class offered Mondays and Wednesdays

Marci Easterbrook: Plant life, paste and tea stained papers, slip case and sewn book.

New class: THE BOOK AS SCULPTURE: Narratives in Visual Play & Form
Marci Easterbrook
Arts and Design Advanced Projects – ARTS 2115L D1 CRN 10117 3 Credits
Jun 05 – Jul 29 Eight weeks Monday and Wednesday 9-2 p.m. ONLINE SYNCHRONOUS

Explore materials to create unique books with sculptural dimension and content. Play with ideas, text and forms. Traditional and contemporary methods of book binding
combine surface with 3-D structures.

This ONLINE SYCHRONOUS CLASS will use paper pulp, fabric, wood, clay, metal, fiber, altered books and re-purposed materials to create a home studio of learning.

Art making is intensive, fun and creates sculpture and book objects. Discover new ways to tell your story.
For more information contact Marci Easterbrook, Illustrator Book Artist Papermaker Printmaker. Visit: For Registration contact Melba Ramos or Patricia Pearce

Summer CE schedule is available online

The Summer 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 around town. Visit for tips on registering and to view the variety of offerings.

Director of Continuing Education Nicholas Wernicki, Ph.D. said, “This summer we’ve got many new classes, both in person and online. Short-term or one-day summer classes can easily fit in around your summer vacation plans. Summer is also a great time to study at a more leisurely pace for either personal enrichment or to gain new professional skills.”

Read about several new classes in this press release.

If you have questions about the schedule or where to get a print copy, contact Continuing Education at or 505-428-1676. The CE staff can help you complete your registration.

Listen to recent KSFR show featuring Steve Martinez, Ph.D., talking about Veteran’s Legacy Grant Program

SFCC Assistant Professor of History Steve Martinez, Ph.D., discussed the Veterans Legacy Project with Andy Lovato on the KSFR-FM show Our Santa Fe. Listen to the whole interview here:…/03-23-2023-with-dr-steve-martinez .

Visit the Veleteran’s Legacy Grant Program Official Site: .

To learn more to email

Become a volunteer tutor & help change a life

Are you passionate about literacy and enjoy helping people one on one? Become a BL (Basic Literacy) or ESL (English as a Second Language) tutor today and support a student in learning vital speaking, reading, writing, and numeracy skills.

Tutors and students meet twice a week for about 90 minutes (based on their schedules). A 9-month commitment is needed. Please fill out an application on the Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe website: Call 428-1353 for more information.

ESL Tutor Training June 1-3, 2023

  • Orientation: 4 – 6 p.m. Thursday, June 1
  • Session 1: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, June 2
  • Session 2: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 3

Orientation will be held online, and training sessions will take place at SFCC. An introductory meeting and all sessions are required.

Greenhouse STEM Kits are back in stock at the library!

The very popular and free Greenhouse STEM Kits are available once again for kids ages 4-7. All materials are included in the kits courtesy of the Santa Fe Children’s Museum.

Come by the library to pick up a kit to use and explore growing plants from seeds with your kids! Kits are available during the library’s regular hours.

For more information contact:

NMHED Updates on Required COVID-19 Reporting

In a March 10 email, Vice President for Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness Yash Morimoto shared the following update regarding the college COVID reporting policies and best practices:

SFCC continues to monitor and follow guidance from public health officials and state and local government on mitigating and addressing exposure to COVID-19. The State of New Mexico and New Mexico Higher Education Department recently announced they will no longer require the reporting of COVID-19 cases amongst student, staff, and faculty who are on campus via the Rapid Response Submission Portal.

Our college continues to take the transmission and threat of infectious diseases seriously and we remain committed to keeping our community as safe as possible. Please note the following:

  • The college no longer requires reporting of COVID-19 positive cases to SFCC’s Contact Tracing Team.
  • However, it is very important we continue keep each other safe and follow health and safety best practices. The college continues to follow guidelines from the CDC Quarantine and Isolation Calculator, which details the following:
    • You should isolate from others when you have COVID-19.
    • You should also isolate if you are sick and suspect that you have COVID-19 but do not yet have test results.
    • Ending isolation is detailed on the CDC’s Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19 webpage – “Ending Isolation”.
  • Positive or suspected positive individuals should coordinate closely with supervisors to make appropriate accommodations, as well as reporting for absences using regular sick leave.
    • If you are out of sick leave and contracted COVID-19, please contact the Office for Human Resources to determine if other options are available to you.
  • The college custodial staff continues its rigorous cleaning and disinfecting protocols, which includes a campus-wide daily schedule, with emphasis on bathrooms, and higher traffic and enclosed spaces.
  • Additionally, Facilities and Operations staff have made significant improvements to college ventilation and filtration systems and those systems are up and running.

The College will continue to follow best practices, community levels, and infectious disease developments.

Mask wearing strongly encouraged when indoors on campus

Due to the recent surge in Covid cases, SFCC is sharing this message at its entrances:

We strongly encourage face masks inside the building. Recomendamos encarecidamente el uso de mascarillas dentro del edificio.

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Students can meet author Colum McCann at Story Exchange event from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday; register in advance

Kate McCahill is coordinating the event.

(SFCC) will host a Story Exchange Narrative 4 event with author Colum McCann from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, May 19 in the SFCC Jemez Rooms. English and Creative Writing students from Santa Fe’s colleges and high schools are welcome and encouraged to attend this free event and meet the author. Refreshments will be served.  Please register at  For more information, email Kate McCahill at or 505-428-1903.  This event is sponsored by the Santa Fe International Literary Festival’s Young Writers and Readers Program, Story Exchange Narrative 4 and SFCC.

Colum McCann is the author of seven novels, three collections of stories and two works of non-fiction. His most recent novel, Apeirogon, became an immediate New York Times bestseller and won several major international awards. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he has been the recipient of many international honors, including the U.S National Book Award, the International Dublin Literary Prize, a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French government, election to the Irish Arts Academy, several European awards, the 2010 Best Foreign Novel Award in China and an Oscar nomination. In 2017 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts. His work has been published in more than 40 languages.  He is the president and co-founder of the nonprofit global story exchange organization, Narrative 4. See  more about him at

SFCC students to read works during Santa Fe International Literary Festival at 12:30 p.m. Saturday

One of the SFCC students who read at last year’s Santa Fe International Literary Festival.

Kate McCahill has shared that the English and Communications Department have partnered with the Santa Fe International Literary Festival to send students to this exciting event. Students will be attending readings and presentations compliments of festival organizers, and a handful of SFCC students will also be reading on the festival’s community stage at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20. (The free reading is in the Courtyard of Santa Fe Convention Center at 201 West Marcy Street.) Terry Wilson, longtime creative writing faculty, and her Exploring Creative Writing students are also being treated to a small-group conversation with prominent novelist Jennifer Egan. 

Registration now open for summer and fall

Do you know someone who’s interested in taking classes at SFCC, but doesn’t know where to start? Encourage them to visit the Educational Pathways. Find classes at

Encourage your friends and family members to come to the college. Remind folks about the Opportunity Scholarship, as well as the Lottery Scholarship for recent high school graduates.

For information on applying and registering visit For more information, please contact the Welcome and Advising Center, 505-428-1270, 

Important dates to know for Summer session

Online FAFSA Workshops/Talleres FAFSA en línea

Financial Aid Office  English FAFSA Workshops
Online Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For the link and more information:

Oficina de Ayuda Financiera Talleres FAFSA en español
en línea los jueves de 11 a.m. a 1 p.m.

Para más información, elige la fecha que quieres atender:

Students: Need childcare? Make sure you’re on the Kids Campus waitlist

When a spot comes available at the Kids Campus, students get priority placement. Kids Campus wants to support student parents and hopes that those needing childcare will get on the waitlist.

Children of degree-seeking SFCC students, SFCC employees, and full-time students at the Higher Education Center are prioritized for placement to support a two-generation philosophy of education at the college.

Visit the Kids Campus website for more information. Students receive a 10% discount on the cost of Kids Campus and N.M. Early Childhood Education and Care Development offers Child Care Assistance to income-eligible students.

SFCC Library family study room now open

If you’re a student parent, we have good news for you! The SFCC Library has opened a new family study room for students who have children. The room has a space for children with toys, books, and special-sized furniture. The room will have three computer stations and room for students working on laptops.

It is open all hours the library is open. It will be available to current students when they have their children with them. Please note: This is not daycare, students must remain with their children. The library’s restroom adjacent to the study room has been updated and is family-friendly with a changing station.

SFCC Library Spring semester hours are:
Mon. – Thurs. 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

SFCC 2022-2023 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.

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 | |

SFCC celebrated Janelle Johnson’s retirement

SFCC recognized the many accomplishments of Senior Counselor Janelle Johnson at a reception on May 10. Janelle Johnson served many students throughout the years in her role as counselor. She also served as the president of the Staff Senate and was one of the founding members of the campus BIT team. She has been an adjunct faculty member in social sciences and is a certified fitness instructor. Nationally, she is the past president of the American College Counseling Association.

Janelle said, “It has been a rewarding journey serving students for 23 years. To my wonderful colleagues and friends at SFCC. Thank you for celebrating with me.”

Genevieve Betts’ second poetry collection now available for preorder

English and Creative Writing instructor Genevieve Betts’ second collection of poetry, A New Kind of Tongue, is now available for preorder: . Bonus SFCC connection: The cover is from a painting by Dion Valdez, Jared Valdez’ brother!

Rancho Viejo Homeowners Association in room 124C

Rancho Viejo HOA is renting an office space, room 124C, as of May 1. The signs have been updated to list their office space.  If someone asks you how to find them, please direct them to the administrative office area. Thank you!

Contact information:

Pauline Sandoval, CMCA, AMS
Community Association Manager
Rancho Viejo North Community Association Inc.

The Rancho Viejo North HOA office is located at the Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richard’s Avenue Room #124 C (in the Administrative Offices area), Santa Fe, NM 87508 and the new telephone number is 505-428-1992.

Office hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tel (505) 428-1992

After hour common area emergencies (844) 744-4316

VPN Access for Mac OS X 10.15 disabled on 5/16/23 – upgrade now!

Mac OS X versions 10.15 and older will no longer be able to connect to the SFCC GlobalProtect VPN beginning 5/16/23 at 9am. These versions are no longer provided security updates by Apple and are therefore a security risk. The SFCC Office of Information Technology suggests users upgrade to the latest Mac OS X version supported by their hardware.

May Computer Updates

Effective 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, Microsoft Operating System and Office updates will be deployed. You will have until 7 p.m. Thursday May 25 to install these updates at your convenience. After the deadline the updates will be installed automatically and force a restart of your machine.

It is critical to install Security/Windows updates to protect your systems from malicious attacks. Please install these patches as soon as you receive notification that you have updates to install. The updates may take some time to install so please plan accordingly. For iMac users no action necessary, updates will be installed automatically overnight every third Tuesday of each month. 

If you need assistance, please contact the Service Desk at (505) 428-1222.

Policy Updates – Admission of Transfer Students & Admission Criteria

Last month,the Governing Board approved merging Policy 2-6 Admission of Transfer Students into Policy 2-20 Admission Criteria, among other edits. This aligns with the Board’s goal of making it easier for College community members to find what they are looking for while reducing the total number of policies. Policy 2-6 has been repealed and is no longer in effect. Please click on the link below to become familiar with the revised version of Policy 2-20. For more information, contact the Policy Owner, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Margaret Peters or the Policy Author, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos, Ed.D.

·       SFCC Policy 2-20 Admission Criteria

College Policies and Procedures are posted at SFCC Policies. To learn more, contact Policy Officer Laura J. Mulry.

CE Director Nicholas Wernicki, Ph.D., has a chapter in soon-to-be-released book: “Warren Zevon and Philosophy”

Director of Continuing Education Nicholas “Nick” Wernicki, Ph.D, shared the exciting news that he will have a chapter in the book “Warren Zevon and Philosophy.” The book can be pre-ordered here. The book edited by John E. McKinnon is scheduled for release on July 18. According to Amazon, “Warren Zevon and Philosophy” is a collection of chapters on Zevon’s life and music, authored by philosophers who are also Zevon fans, providing new and exciting insights into Zevon’s thinking, his cynical lyrics, and the cruel ironies of his roller-coaster life and career.”

It sounds intriguing!

How do you spell the future with AI

See this video of the latest presentation from the SFCC Library – How do you spell the future with AI. This was the conversation from April 27.

Marcos Maez’s “Learning Matters” column focused on dual credit and career pathways

Marcos Maez’s column “Learning Matters” on May 1 in the Santa Fe New Mexican focused on dual credit and career pathways. Here is the content of the column:

What do you want to be when you grow up? What are you going to do after graduation?

The good news is that Dual Credit and Career Pathways help Santa Fe’s high school students begin to answer these questions.

Dual Credit and Career Pathways are two programs that have been developed to help high school students prepare for their future careers. Dual credit programs encourage a high school student from a charter or high school to enroll in a college course and receive simultaneous academic credit for the course from both the college and the high school.

Career pathways provide high school students with the opportunity to discover a variety of career options and gain the skills and knowledge related to those professions.

Dual Credit saves students time and money by providing the opportunity to get a jump start on the career that awaits them. For example, Santa Fe Community College waives college tuition and regular service fees, and the participating student’s high school purchases the textbooks, which in some cases can be more expensive than the cost of the course itself. Students take courses in their desired career field risk free.

To make sure college coursework is relevant and useful to the student, the program is designed to earn a student college credit in a degree or certificate. Depending on the high school, students can earn a credential in a career area such as film, which prepares them to work in a booming industry and/or transfers to regional colleges like the Institute of American Indian Arts. In some cases, they transfer nationally. Not long ago, one SFCC film dual credit student transferred to New York University.

High school students who enroll in dual credit tend to perform at a high level, graduate from high school at a higher rate than their peers and are more likely to earn a college degree within four years. By taking dual credit courses in a career pathway, students gain a clearer idea of what college-level classes will be like, which can help them prepare for the transition to college and career.

Career pathways increase students’ awareness and exposure to careers. They provide students with a better understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in desired professions. A benefit of career pathways is the hands-on experience in programs, such as welding or phlebotomy that the community college and other regional colleges provide.

By obtaining the skills and knowledge related to specific careers, students improve their chances of employment by having experience and understanding setting them apart from others. Career pathways also can play a major role in motivating students to set goals and remain focused on their education.

Dual Credit and Career Pathways programs ensure access to opportunities for our underserved students. Waiving the tuition and fees, for example, is a significant benefit for high school students and removes a key barrier for those who might not otherwise attend college. These programs also play a crucial role in assisting first-generation students with a better understanding of what college and careers are all about.

Students in these programs have access to support services, including free tutoring, career counseling, and academic advising. The support services are put in place to help students succeed at both an academic and professional level.

These incredible programs help the students of our community achieve their goals and reach their remarkable potential. Their future, and those of our communities, is bright.

Marcos Maez is the director of student engagement and recruitment at Santa Fe Community College and oversees the college’s Dual Credit program and serves as an officer or member of several boards, including College and Career Plaza, the Santa Fe Community College Foundation, the Santa Fe Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and The MASTERS Program Early College Charter High School.

Stephen Gomez, Ph.D., to serve on Board of the New Mexico Academy of Science

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Congratulations to Stephen (Steve) Gomez, Ph.D, (Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Advanced Technologies and Sustainability), who will now serve on the Board of the New Mexico Academy of Science! This is a huge recognition of Steve Gomez and his contributions to science education and research. He is the only board member from a community college. The NMAS Board unanimously approved his membership on the board. We’re glad he’ll be bringing our college’s perspective to the board.

Opt-In to get Student Parent Success newsletter

Did you know that more than 1 in 5 college students nationally is a parent and that 42% of student parents are enrolled at community colleges? The Student Parent Success Program, a program of the SFCC Early Childhood Center of Excellence, distributes a monthly student parent newsletter, events, and resources to student parents. Please help us reach more student parents – staff and faculty, use this form to opt-in to our emails so that you receive information on events, resources, and opportunities that you can share with student parents: And student parents, use the form on our webpage to opt-in to our emails directly:

Workday Student is Coming!

Greetings from CHESS!

For those who are new at our member colleges, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kathy Ulibarri, and I am the CEO of the nonprofit Collaborative for Higher Education Shared Services (CHESS).

SFCC is a participating member of CHESS, and we are excited to announce that we are about to begin the implementation process for the Workday Student Information System platform, or “Student,” with our other member Wave 1 colleges: Central New Mexico Community College, Clovis Community College, and Northern New Mexico College. The Workday Student project includes Academic Advising, Recruitment and Admissions, Curriculum Management, Financial Aid, Student Records, Faculty Assignments and Scheduling, and Student Financials.

The CHESS Board, consisting of the member college presidents, has developed the CHESS Student Information System Visioning Statement and Financial Aid Supplement that highlight our two priorities: 1) improving the student experience by increasing modernization, accessibility, and mobility resulting in higher student outcomes and performance metrics; and 2) improving administrative processes to increase productivity, efficiency, capacity, collaboration, and access to data and reporting.

This is a multi-year project, involving many dedicated and talented staff from across the institutions, and the work is already underway. This summer, we will wrap up our key Pre-Planning data collection work with the conclusion of the Operational and Academic Alignment Assessment (O3A) and Deployment Prep Navigator (DPN) and Campus Information Workbook (CIW). We will launch the Planning Phase when implementation teams will be onboarded, and the Project Plan will be developed and finalized based on the results of the Pre-Planning efforts. The Planning Phase is expected to last through September.

We understand that many individuals will be off campus this summer, so be on the lookout for an invitation to a Full Kickoff event when classes resume for the fall term. In the meantime, please enjoy the Workday SIS Wave 1 Kickoff Lite Video here!

Kathy Ulibarri 

CEO, Collaborative for Higher Education Shared Services

(505) 221-4965

Policy Updates: College Branding; Political Activity, Solicitation, and Vending

At their March 29 meeting, the Governing Board approved the policies listed below. Please click on the links to become familiar with them. For more information Contact the Policy Owner Todd Lovato, Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations.

These are the newly updated Policies:

·       Policy 8-1 College Branding

·       Policy 8-2 Political Activity, Solicitation, and Vending

College Policies and Procedures are posted at SFCC Policies. To learn more, contact Policy Officer Laura J. Mulry.

April WOW – Cheryl Sensibaugh

Kelly Trujillo nominated Cheryl Sensibaugh for the April WOW award.

“Cheryl has demonstrated an amazing dedication to serving regional youth through our Space and Earth Experiences (SEE) project. With her help, we have had over 1000 students (3rd to 12th graders) visit our Planetarium, Science on a Sphere Theater, and Controlled Environmental Agriculture facilities this semester. She has been the main contact point for coordinating such visits, helps to determine the curriculum we deliver, and completely redesigned our webpage to make these opportunities known to the broader community.”

Congratulations, Cheryl!

Please be sure to nominate who you think is doing a great job here at SFCC. The submission form can be found at the SFCC Connect portal, or by reaching out to Katie Cadena Priebe,

CHESS — Collaborative for Higher Education Shared Services

CHESS Connection Newsletter – May 15

If you’re wondering what’s happening with the Workday implementation, check out the latest CHESS Connection!

This newsletter contains more information about the CHESS Acronyms, a new Tip Sheet on direct deposit, Adoption Survey results and more!

Policy Updates: Micro-Credentials and Employee Accessibility

Last month, the Governing Board approved the policies listed below. Please click on the links to become familiar with them. Contact the Policy Owners for more information.

These are the new and newly updated Policies:

College Policies and Procedures are posted at SFCC Policies. To learn more, contact Laura J. Mulry, ext. 1776.

Defensive driving certification class May 18

As per policy 5-10, everyone is required to take a Defensive Driving Class prior to operating SFCC vehicles.

The next Defensive Driving Class has been scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday May 18 in Health and Sciences room 487. Please arrive promptly or the class will end late. To receive full credit for the class, you must arrive promptly at 8:00a.m. and attend the full 4-5 hours.

Please register by calling or emailing either Jackie Gutierrez (, 505-428-1756) or Steve Silva (, 505-428-1403).

Please provide the following information when you call or email to register for the class:

  • Full name of individual attending.
  • Department Name
  • Individual’s New Mexico driver license number and a copy of the individuals driver’s license if not already on file

Fleet vehicles are a great cost-effective way for employees to travel for work related reasons without incurring any personal vehicle expense and having to wait for a reimbursement.

If you have any questions about the program or the classes, please call Jackie or Steve at the numbers listed above.

Travel Authorization & Expense Reports in Workday

Here are a few reminders regarding Travel in Workday:

  1. Spend authorizations must be submitted and approved before any travel-related purchases are made.
  2. After travel is completed, an expense report must be submitted with the following: 
    • Note the spend authorization number. 
    • Include all procurement card (P-Card) transactions.

If an expense needs to be reassigned to the traveler, please contact the Purchasing Office. 

  1. Once the expense report is complete (contains ALL expenses), check the box to close out the spend authorization. This is the only way to release any remaining travel funds from encumbrance back into the budget. 
  2. All spend authorizations in draft form should be cancelled if no longer needed. 
  3. Do not use the itemization functionality unless you need to split a transaction between multiple funding sources (ex. Cost centers / grants). 

For more information, check out the Create, Edit, and Close Spend Authorizations Tip Sheet and the Create Expense Reports Tip Sheet. You can also review the Travel 101 on-demand training in My SFCC on the Workday app.  

Message about preferred names

The following message was shared on Friday, February 3:

Dear Faculty,

While the college has always supported our students, we now have another technological opportunity to provide an empowering, safe, and nondiscriminatory educational and work environment.  Beginning on Monday February 6, students will be able update their preferred name in Self Service Banner (SSB9).

The student’s legal name will be on your class roster and their preferred name, if applicable, will appear in parenthesis.  For example, Gonzales, Bernadette (Charmaine).  For legal purposes, the student’s legal name will still appear on all formal documents such as Financial Aid information, 1098-T’s and transcripts.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

With kind regards,

Bernadette Gonzales. MA Ed. (she, her, hers)
Registrar |Office of the Registrar
505-428-1881 |

WOW awards – nominate an outstanding coworker today!

The Office of Human Resources recognizes WOW recipients for their dedicated work and commitment to Santa Fe Community College.

Please be sure to nominate someone who you think is doing a great job here at SFCC.
The award is a $25.00 gift certificate from Amazon.
The submission form can be found at the SFCC Connect portal, Home » Online Forms/Surveys/Tests » Online Forms » Office of Human Resources or nominate by reaching out to Katie Cadena Priebe at

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 to SFCC, we’d love to introduce you to the our community. We’re happy you’re working with us at SFCC!


SFCC celebrated Nursing Pinning Ceremony on May 10

Congratulations to Spring 2023 nursing graduates

Student Speaker Matthew Legits thanked SFCC faculty who supported him when he dealt with the trauma of his brother’s sudden death during Level IV nursing classes. (Photo by Chris Corrie.)

The nurse pinning ceremony is a solemn ceremony, which includes the reading of the Florence Nightingale Pledge, lighting of the Lamp of Knowledge, as well as the pinning. The lamp lighting ceremony formally recognizes the students’ entry into the nursing profession as the lamp symbolizes the light that a nurse becomes to patients and as a symbol of hope and comfort to those suffering. The tradition commemorates the heroine of nursing Florence Nightingale, who was seen in the dark alleys with a lamp while caring for the injured soldiers of the Crimean War.

Congratulations to those who received their nursing pins on May 10 after much rigorous study and commitment throughout the pandemic! Also, thank you to SFCC’s dedicated faculty and staff who supported them on their journey.

SFCC partners with University of New Mexico to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing so students can obtain an associate and a bachelor’s degree in Nursing without leaving the community. Upon completion of a nursing degree at SFCC, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam, (NCLEX), to become a registered nurse.

SFCC’s Pinning Ceremony honored nursing graduates. Congratulations to these students who persevered and showed dedication these past few years.

Nurse Graduates
Associate Degree in Nursing
Elizardo Gamboa
Kyle Grinold
Veronica Johnson
Clara Lopez
Carmen Olguin
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Erika Carrasco
Matthew Legits
Shea McInerney
Kristy Morgan
Kevin Parkinson
Michael Paxson
Juliette Rohde
Michelle Roos
Evelyn Rouse
Julian Sierra
Audra Van Arsdale
Grayce Zayas
From left to right: Advisor Cahalan Fiddes, Director of Nursing Education Lucas Gonzales, Associate Dean Kelly Trujillo, student speaker Matthew Legits, Dean Terri Tewart, Assistant Professor Nursing Natasha Trujillo.

Here are highlights from the program:
Processional Song
Good Old Days- Macklemore (Featuring Kesha)
Welcome and Land Acknowledgement Statement
Becky Rowley, PhD, Santa Fe Community College President
Terri Tewart, MSN, RN, Dean of the School of Science, Health, Engineering and Math and the School of Fitness Education
Lucas Gonzales, MSNEd, RN, CNE, Director of Nursing Education
History of Pinning
Lukas Archuleta, Served as SFCC Student Nurses Association President 2022
Student Speaker:
Matthew Legits, Graduating BSN Student
Keynote Speaker
Nancy Bartlett MSN, RN, AACN

Bestowing of Pins
Alexa Reyes and Alanna Whitney, BSN Students, Class of Fall 2023
Lamp of Knowledge & Florence Nightingale Pledge
Marcy Aguilar, RN, MSN Clinical Instructor
Closing Remarks
Lucas Gonzales, MSNEd, RN, CNE
Director of Nursing Education

Recessional Song
I’m Still Standing- Elton John

Ongoing news and events

SFCC Wastewater Treatment Plant closure & decommissioning work through May 2023

SFCC is in its final phase to permanently close our Wastewater treatment plant and transfer our waste to Ranchland Utility regional facility. This will benefit SFCC in several ways, including reuse of treated water for irrigation purposes used in the local community, no additional capitol funding resources needed to support 36+ old infrastructure that has extended beyond its useful life, and future opportunities to repurpose land in accordance with SFCC 2021 Master Plan.

There will be construction activities extending through May 2023. Please note there will be no impact to services during this project. For more information contact Andrea Mueller, Facilities & Operations Assistant Director & Campus Planning at or 505-930-9781.

Museum STEP Passes available at Library

With the STEP Pass, you and up to 5 people can use the card for free admission to:

  • Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
  • Santa Fe Children’s Museum
  • IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Art
  • Santa Fe Botanical Garden

Passes check out for two weeks at a time.

For more information contact:

Recording: ChatGPT’s Implications for Higher Ed

By now you’ve probably heard of ChatGPT, the free AI platform that can “write” full-length, college-level essays on virtually any topic in seconds. From academic integrity to assessment, ChatGPT’s impact on higher education will be far-ranging. This session includes a demo of how ChatGPT works, implications for higher education and how other colleges and universities are responding. This session was led by SFCC librarians.

See ChatGPT information and resources:

Work has begun on connector roads to SFCC

Click on the graphic to enlarge. From the web page. See more maps and video there.

Work expected to continue until fall

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported in the Jan. 25 story, “County hopes construction of connector roads leads to growth south of city,” that “Santa Fe County is starting the construction phase of a more than $20 million infrastructure project 20 years in the making, which aims to provide better access to Santa Fe Community College and accommodate future growth south of the city. …

“The “northeast connector” involves construction of roadway and two roundabout intersections between Dinosaur Trail and Rabbit Road, giving drivers a direct route between them. Currently, drivers traveling west from Rabbit Road are required to drive through the Oshara Village subdivision to reach Dinosaur Trail or busy Richards Avenue.

“The “southeast connector” will serve as an alternate route from Rabbit Road to Avenida del Sur to reduce traffic congestion on Richards Avenue. This route also will provide secondary emergency access to the community college, according to the county.”

To see videos and maps about this project visit: Also, hear about this on KSFR-radio.

New OIT Service Desk Hours
Phone service 24 hours a day Mon. – Fri.

On November 1st the OIT Service Desk extended its phone hours to better serve students, staff and faculty.

Phone Hours

Monday – Friday: 24 hours
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Office Hours
Room 528

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon
Sunday: Closed

Free STEM Kits at SFCC Library

The kits are made available to the SFCC community through the Santa Fe Children’s Museum. Kits are available during the library’s regular hours. For more information contact:

Balancing Robot STEM Kits at SFCC Library

Come by the SFCC library to pick up a kit to use to explore balance with your kids!  Kits are available during the library’s regular hours.

For more information contact:

Solar System Bracelets

Solar System Bracelet STEM kits are available for kids ages 4-7 at the SFCC library. Instructions are in English and Spanish and all materials are included in the kits.

Come by the SFCC library to pick up a kit to use to explore the solar system with your kids!

Name Rockets!

Available at the SFCC Library

Free Name Rocket STEM Kits are available for kids ages 4-7 at the SFCC Library.

All materials are included in the kits courtesy of the Santa Fe Children’s Museum.

Come by the library to pick up a kit to use and explore shapes & rockets with your kids! Kits are available during the library’s regular hours.

For more information contact:

Watch video to learn more about tuition-free college

The recording of the public information session on tuition-free college provided by the New Mexico Higher Education Department on August 19 is now available. You can view it via the link below or at the main website at  Thank you to the New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation for hosting this session.

Understanding Tuition-Free College in New Mexico – YouTube

Need food? Campus Cupboard welcomes all

Campus Cupboard now offers refrigerated items

The Campus Cupboard (Room LL302E) in-person shopping hours are:
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.

Visit Campus Cupboard for more information.

Campus Cupboard is supported by SFCC Foundation.

Let’s help slow the spread of the virus

Let’s keep everyone safe and remember:

  • 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 be 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

SFCC strongly encourages face masks inside the building. Recomendamos encarecidamente el uso de mascarillas dentro del edificio.

SFCC in the news

The following stories or radio shows either featured or mentioned SFCC or one of its employees. Some stories also are related to NM higher education.

04/24/23, KRQE News, “Community: New Mexico offering free bootcamp to be a fiber optics technician”

04/24/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Smartboard “- Santa Fe Community College announces graduation ceremony for environmental technician program; Santa Fe Community College seeking applications for free fiber optics technician boot camp”

04/24/2023, Los Alamos Daily Post, “SFCC, Santa Fe County, Workforce Connection Announce Applications Open For Free Training Bootcamp To Become A Certified Fiber Optics Technician”

04/20/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, editorial: Our View “At SFCC, students can realize opportunity”.

04/20/2023, Los Alamos Daily Post, “Santa Fe Community College Respiratory Care Therapy Program Information Sessions Begin May 2”

04/15/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “City wants to add midtown campus library to local system

03/29/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Ceremony in Santa Fe honors ‘ultimate sacrifice'”

03/21/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Explaining veto, governor says dual-credit task force would be unfunded, redundant”

03/12/2023, Of Interest: Santa Fe New Mexican, “MY VIEW LEO JARAMILLO: Keep New Mexico a leader for college access, affordability”

03/12/2023, Roswell Daily Record, “Local Students Visit Santa Fe”

03/11/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “BARBARA GUDWIN, 1947-2023
Former school board member had passion for helping kids, community
” (Former SFCC Foundation board member)

03/10/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Students present STEM projects”

02/21/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Santa Fe Community College’s auto repair program receives accreditation”

02/18/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “PHILL CASAUS: Sometimes, it’s the certificate, not the degree, that makes a difference”

02/12/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Paramedic students looking deeper. Focus on new portable ultrasound equipment in classroom with EMSI instructor Drew Congdon.

02/11/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Film industry figures say commissioner Jennifer LaBar-Tapia helps make Santa Fe great place to film”. Story includes quotes from Milton Riess, SFCC Film faculty and PROTEC television and film production assistant instructor.

02/08/202, New Mexico Magazine, “The Story Behind Ethyl the Whale.”

01/28/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “State Public Education Secretary Steinhaus announces retirement”. (He previously taught at SFCC.)

01/28/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Former inmates lobby for bill to restore voting rights”

01/25/2023, KRQE-TV, “Santa Fe school district creates initiative after rise in non-English-speaking students”

01/25/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, City Council Actions Noted: Allocation of $900,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to support an early child care work development program with Santa Fe Community College.

01/23/2023, Santa Fe New Mexican, “County hopes construction of connector roads leads to growth south of city”