Campus Weekly


SFCC Celebrates Success

Saturday’s Commencement ceremony honored the 725 graduates, who earned 874 awards (certificates and degrees). About 300 graduates and their guests filled the Pueblo Pavilion where Cindy Nava addressed the graduating class. Read all of the details.

On Thursday, May 11, a celebratory pinning ceremony welcomed 48 nursing graduates, including 12 students who had come from ITT Tech after it abruptly closed. Read more about the ceremony and view coverage from the local news.

The college will celebrate over 100 students who successfully completed their High School Equivalency exams in the Adult Education, Academic and Career Education (ACE) program on Wednesday, May 17. The keynote speaker will be New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for the Higher Education Department, Dr. Barbara Damron.

Photos from Insight Photo Inc. are now available.


News and Announcements

Register Now for Summer Continuing Education Classes!

Summer is almost here, and our Continuing Education Department offers fun, inspiring programs for participants of all ages: kids age 3 and up, tweens, teens and adults. The campus is a perfect place for summer classes, where you can learn something new at an affordable price. Registration is open now; call 505-428-1676.

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OIT Patching Update

Patching is in progress to address the most recent global cyber attack. Some machines may require several restarts. If you get a message to restart, please save your information and shut down. It’s very important for network security that all employees shut down their machines at the end of each work day. If have any questions, please contact the OIT Services Desk at ext. 1222.

Registration for Global Youth Santa Fe Open Until May 22

High school students have until May 22 to submit their applications for Global Youth Santa Fe. The two, five-day summer camps run June 12-16 and June 26-30. Space is limited. For more information and to download the application, please visit: Teamwork in Action Global Youth Santa Fe. For more information contact Director of Teamwork in Action David Markwardt, ext. 1637.

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Vote for SFCC for 'Best of Santa Fe!'

SFCC has been nominated for “Best Fitness Facility” in this year’s Santa Fe Reporter Best of Santa Fe readers’ poll.

Final voting continues through May, so encourage people to vote!

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Mental Health First Aid Training Returns

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.

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Student Spotlight

'The Last Prisoner' Filming

The SFCC Film Program had a great shoot this past weekend for the student-produced film series, “The Last Prisoner,” a web series of 4 short episodes in which prisoner Malaya Montoya battles for freedom from a totalitarian regime. View the photo gallery on Facebook.

Scholarship Application Available Online

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


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Veterans Scholarship Application Open

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


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High School Equivalency/GED Registration Open for Summer Session

Before enrolling, 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.


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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.

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 26 at the Testing Center.


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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.


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Employee Announcements

Artist Moyano Demonstrates Technique for Class

Artist Sergio Moyano, who recently exhibited at the Visual Arts Gallery, demonstrated his printing techniques in Patricia Pearce’s Monotype Printmaking Class. Pearce said she and her students were mesmerized by his demonstration. She added, “As he moves about his work, he almost dances with excitement. Everything is so full of life, rhythm and movement.” Read about his recent exhibition.

Great Work, Barbara!

Registar Barbara Tucci reached an exciting milestone on graduation day. Tucci, who has worked for the college for more than 23 years, coordinated her 50th graduation in her years working in academia. We congratulate her for another smooth, classy, elegant graduation, which she handled with her usual dignity and grace. It was her last graduation ceremony before her upcoming retirement. Congratulations, Barbara!

Celebrating Outgoing Interns

Counseling Services hosted a small celebration last week to recognize interns Lin Mattheis and Beth Clayton for their dedication and hard work the last two semesters. Lin is receiving her MA in Counseling from NMHU. Beth is leaving for a second internship before she completes her MA in Counseling from Antioch University. Having unpaid interns has increased our capacity to serve students and work directly with faculty to provide additional student success based workshops. Thank you to Lin and Beth for your great work at SFCC.

Photo: Janelle Johnson, Lin Mattheis, Beth Clayton and Kate Latimer