Congratulations to Spring/Summer 2021 graduates!
The 2021 Virtual Spring Commencement celebrated the students who have earned certificates or degrees. It was an important milestone and the video has had more than 1,000 views!
In addition to the welcomes from President Becky Rowley, Governing Board chair Jack Sullivan and SGA president (and graduate) Ian Widrick Martinez, viewers were treated to words of wisdom from humanitarian Chef José Andrés, Founder of World Central Kitchen. He spoke with deep appreciation about the partnership with SFCC last summer to distribute more than 50,000 meals to the community.
He cited Robert Egger, a Cerrillos resident who helped forge the partnership with SFCC Foundation, as an important mentor and dear friend. He shared Egger’s advice with the graduates: He said often charity is too often about “the redemption of the giver,” when it should be about “the liberation of the receiver.” He said, “This project (at SFCC) demonstrated what’s possible when we think about the liberation of the receiver!”
He concluded, “I invite all of you – the newest graduates – to continue to help your community with the skills you’ve gained at the Santa Fe Community College.”
Congratulations to SFCC’s most recent graduates! SFCC is proud of your accomplishment in what has been an incredibly challenging time. President Becky Rowley, PHD., also thanked the faculty and staff who helped our graduates on their educational journey.
Read more about the SFCC graduating class here. Also visit https://www.sfcc.edu/graduation/ to find a list of graduates and downloadable program. See the terrific video of the virtual commencement here.
Also, a big shout out to the MPR team who worked hard to produce this video particularly Doreen Gallegos, Dorothy Piriz, Sarah Martinez, Roxanne Tapia and Todd Lovato. Also, much gratitude to Bernadette Gonzales, Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos, Mason Kovac, as well all others on the Virtual Commencement Team. Also, thank you to head of the music program Fred Graham for organizing the singing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” by members of the last chorus class that met before the pandemic.
News and Announcements
William C. Witter Fitness Education Center expands access to the public starting today, May 17
The public now can make appointments to access the William C. Witter Fitness Center for use of the tennis courts, basketball courts, indoor track, cardio equipment and weight room/Resistance Training Center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. There is a $6 fee for each 50-minute appointment. Also, a 10-visit pass will soon be available for $50. The regular and warm lap pools opened earlier this year by appointment for a $7 fee. The public can make appointments now.
The Fitness Education Center will open for 50-minute appointments on the hour, and the following areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons may use one or more open areas during their appointment time. Pool reservations remain separate.
- Basketball courts: Half court reservations. Limit of four people. Bring your own basketball.
- Tennis courts: Limit of four people. Bring your own equipment.
- Cardio exercise equipment (treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes and stair steppers). Please wipe down after each use. Upstairs equipment is not available.
- Indoor track: You will be required to follow social distancing guidelines.
- Weight Room/Resistance Training Center: Please wipe down equipment after each use.
See William C. Witter Fitness Education’s web page for information on making Timetap appointments, COVID-19 safety protocols and hours.
If anyone is having issues making an appointment, please email Lynda.Trujillo@sfcc.edu.
Image: The tennis courts are now available for use by appointment.
Next Generation Water Summit free to students and faculty
June 2 through June 4
Free to students and faculty
The Next Generation Water Summit comes at a pivotal time for Santa Fe. With major developments on the horizon, questions about sustainable water use are front and center. Tune in online and participate in these “next level” discussions that are sure to inform policy and planning for how Santa Fe develops across the coming decades.
Is there enough water for all the people who want to live here?
What technologies are emerging that can help us be better stewards of our scarce water resources.
What must change in our built environment in order for development to continue?
Additionally, find out about the latest science on our changing climate, emerging greywater products, building efficient drip irrigation systems, and many more water-conserving methods. Conserving water will provide many new local job opportunities and business in the coming decades. Come and discover how you can get involved.
SFCC is the Educational Sponsor for the Summit and consequently it is FREE to students and faculty. To find out more about this year’s virtual Summit happening June 2nd – 4th and to register visit:
Dr. Aamna Nayaar, shares award-winning program, 'We all Smile in the Same Language'
Dr. Aamna Nayaar, director of SFCC’s dental program, shares this exciting news about the program “We all Smile in the same Language.”
This project won a First Place Runners-up National Colgate Bright Smiles Kids Award. They won also won a First Place Texas Regional Colgate Bright Smiles Kids Award. Dr. Aamna Nayyar, Director of Department of Dental Health sponsored this project. SFCC Dental students provide free dental education to this non-profit organization. It is one of the several schools that our dental program serves as part of the Community Dental Health learning and SMILES Club activities.
“We are happy to serve the little ones in our NM community,” Dr. Aamna Nayaar said.
For those who missed the event or would like to watch it again, please click here: https://colgate.brand.live/c/BSBF-Awards
Santa Fe Reporter: 'Southside Pride' includes SFCC
The Santa Fe Reporter’s cover story, “Southside Pride: Santa Feans find pride, success despite stigma, the pandemic and a sluggish economy,” included in the story interviews with Student Resource Coordinator Joceyln Hernandez Monsalvo, MSW as well as SGA’s president Ian Widrick Martinez, who recently graduated.
Photo: Ian Widrick Martinez
Final Parking Lot Closures May 17-22
SFCC’s Consultant, Sunland Construction, will be working on SFCC parking lots the following days. Please plan to park elsewhere on the dates listed or your vehicle could be towed!
- May 17-21 – West Wing Parking Lot*
- May 18-21 – Fitness Education Center (FEC) Parking Lot*
- May 21-22 – Health & Sciences Parking Lot
- May 21-22 – Service Court
* This work will be phased, see map for areas closed by date.
Thank you for accommodating this work! For questions, contact Karin Pitman, Project Manager (505) 428-1720.
Server Infrastructure Upgrade May 18-28
Santa Fe Community College will undergo a large-scale server infrastructure upgrade between May 18 and 28, 2021. This comprehensive hardware upgrade project is part of OIT’s commitment to provide reliable, secure and state-of-the art technology to faculty, staff and students.
The upgrade will involve some computer system downtime, as well as some intermittent computer service outages. OIT is scheduling their work after hours and on weekends to minimize impact. Please note the dates and times listed below.
Impacted services include Banner self-service, the SFCC Connect Intranet, OIT Ticketing System, file shares, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Teams, Office 365, lab software, wireless internet, and phones and voicemail. The public website will not be impacted during the upgrade.
Maintenance Times are as Follows:
- May 18-20 & May 23-28, between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. – Intermittent outages in college online systems.
- May 21-23 – There will also be full system downtime between approximately 5 p.m. Friday, May 21 and noon on Sunday, May 23. The important work that takes place during this time span will have the biggest impact to our services. Users should plan to be offline during this time.
OIT appreciates your support and patience during this process. If you have questions about the server infrastructure upgrade, please contact the OIT service desk at 505-428-1222.
OIT Maintenance May 23 7 a.m. to noon
OIT will be performing system maintenance from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
All systems will be affected by intermittent outages.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the OIT Service Desk at (505) 428-1222
See CCA video featuring Charlie Shultz, Juliana Tiano and Nate Downey on Earth Day
On Earth Day, April 22, the Center for Contemporary Arts, as a follow-up to the film, “Seeding Change,” hosted a presentation featuring SFCC’s Lead Faculty of Controlled Environment Agriculture Charlie Shultz, Juliana Tiano (her husband Tejinder studied biofuels at SFCC) of Reunity Resources (which offers internships for SFCC students) and former SFCC student Nate Downey, who is developing an aquaponics farm.
Photo: Nate Downey when he was operating his lettuce delivery system as an SFCC internship.
What's that noise? Deadbolt Installation in progress
Please be aware that deadbolt installation has begun and will continue for approximately two weeks. AB-1 Locksmith Service will be working in the 100, 200, 300, 500, 600, 700, and 800 areas.
They will be installing deadbolts in specific doors and will skip rooms that may be occupied at the time. They will create lots of noise with the drilling and each door takes about 30 minutes to complete.
Please contact Noe Villarreal with questions at 428-1825.
Recent SFCC Library events now available online
Did you know that the SFCC YouTube Channel has a playlist titled “SFCC Library Events” where you can can find recordings of past Library events?
Recent events in the playlist:
- A Peek Inside: The Process of Novel Writing with Miriam Sagan
- Migratory Songbirds: Small and Mighty
- What We Owe Children: Something Better than School
- The Elephant Doctor of India with Janie Chodosh
Photo: Janie Chodosh, author of the Elephant Doctor of India.
Register for Summer Nutrition Courses
Interested in learning more about Nutrition, or even pursuing a 22 credit hour Certificate in Nutrition?
There are online classes in Nutrition available this summer, register early! Registration opens Tuesday, April 13 for NM residents.
Hear Miriam Sagan's radio interview on Cline's Corner
Founder of the SFCC Creative Writing Program and former professor Miriam Sagan talks with KSFR 101.5 host Lynn Cline about her May 4 free workshop, “Contemporary Haiku and Short Forms: How to Write Flash Poems and Reduce Stress.” SFCC Library sponsored the event. Hear the interview.
Governing Board Approves Policies
The SFCC Governing Board recently approved the revised policies listed below. Click on the links to read each policy. Please address any questions to the Policy Owner or Author listed.
- Policy 2-25 Mandatory Advising for New Degree- and Certificate-Seeking Students
Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Student Success, Policy Owner
- Policy 4-20 Smoking
Luis Olivas, MBA, SHRM-SCP, Director of Human Resources, Policy Author
Nick Telles, Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer, Policy Owner
Approved policies are posted at SFCC Policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more about college policies or the Shared Governance Policy Review Process, contact Laura Mulry, ext. 1776 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warm water pool open re-opens on Monday, May 10
The warm water pool is now again open. It was closed due to a maintenance issue.
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.
Midtown Campus news
The City Council has ended the agreement with the previously selected developer and continues to explore options. SFCC is a partner in the Midtown Campus planning.
3/31/2021, Santa Fe New Mexican “Midtown campus focus shifts to rezoning, planning for incremental development”
3/11/2021, Santa Fe New Mexican, “City of Santa Fe plans forums to discuss how to use midtown campus”
Image: Santa Fe Higher Education Center is on the edge of the Midtown Campus.
Register now for CE summer golf classes
Summer CE classes are now online. (Also, please note you can still register for some spring classes, too.) Register now to secure your spot.
Want to get some fresh air this summer? Consider a golf class!
Employees use your EEB Benefit. Need assistance with registration? Call 505-428-1676 or email CE@sfcc.edu.
'Hung Out to Dry,' printmaking exhibit continues until June 11
SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery presents SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery presents “Hung Out to Dry,” a virtual printmaking exhibition through June 11.
The exhibition features a mix of unframed prints by SFCC faculty and students hung in display to showcase the variety of work produced in the SFCC printmaking classes. Visit https://www.sfcc.edu/hung-out-to-dry/ to see the exhibition.
SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery is closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. The virtual exhibition was co-curated by SFCC Visual Arts Gallery Director Linda Cassel and SFCC Director of The Center for Book Art and Printmaking Patricia Pearce. “We think this exhibit shows the diversity of the medium of printmaking. It is an extremely exciting opportunity to explore the magical world of mark making,” Pearce said.
Printmaking classes are offered on a regular basis. Read more about the Printmaking and Book Arts program
Photo: Letterpress printing press in an SFCC printmaking studio.
Media related to ERP/SIS initiative to assist students
Many stories, columns and radio interviews are highlighting the ERP/SIS (Enterprise Resources Planning and Student Information System). CHESS (Collaborative for Higher Education Shared Services) is the non-profit collaborative organization.
04/26/2021, BizJournals.com, “HIGHER ED SALVATION IN THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT: New Mexico colleges join forces to lower costs, eye opportunities in other states.”
4/3/2021, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Five New Mexico colleges’ shared services plan receives state funding.”
3/30/2021, Los Alamos Reporter, “New higher education nonprofit CHESS to offer students more flexibility.”
SFCC in the news
The following stories or radio shows either featured or mentioned SFCC or one of its employees.
5/11/2021, Santa Fe Reporter, “Solar Winds.”
5/3/2021, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Smartboard: SFCC to livestream commencement ceremony”
4/23/21, Pasatiempo, Santa Fe New Mexican, SFCC instructor Janie Chodosh and her book, “Elephant Doctor of India,” were featured in the story, “Call of the Wild: Elephant Doctor of India”
4/8/21, Los Alamos Daily Post, “Mason Updates Community Leaders on LANL Initiatives.” LANL director Thom Mason mentions partnership with SFCC.
4/5/2021, Santa Fe New Mexican, New Mexico opens coronavirus shots to residents 16 and older
4/4/2021, Santa Fe New Mexican, Rachel Kutcher’s column “LEARNING SANTA FE: Community gathers to support education of young parents,”focused on Expanding Opportunities for Young Children’s program supported by the Santa Fe Foundation. The program based at SFCC supports young parents pursuing a health degree. The story featured SFCC student Ariana Coriz, who is from Santo Domingo/Kewa and has a two-year-old child.
4/1/2021, KSFR, Migratory Birds Return to New Mexico As Weather Warms. Deborah Begel interviews Lenny Gannes.
3/20/2021, Santa Fe New Mexican, Opinion piece by SFCC grad, “Remove barriers to economic growth.”
3/20/2021 Albuquerque Journal, “SFCC wins $200K grant for environmental job training.”
3/20/2021 Santa Fe New Mexican, “Santa Fe college program trains in environmental work, life.”
3/2/21,KVSF, Richard Eeds interviews Lenny Gannes. Hear it here.
Deadline for Health Sciences Ambassador Program extended to May 31
The UNM Health Sciences Center Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offers the Health Sciences Ambassadors Program hosted at SFCC.
The program is an academic year-long program providing new students from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in health careers a year-to-year program to ensure they matriculate and graduate to their next level of education.
For more information on eligibility and program benefits, see the program information sheet.
Student Weekly Connection May 14
This week’s Student Weekly Connection – find information on the recent virtual commencement, Alcoholics Anonymous, the Watermark Scholarship Program for women in STEM, UNM Health Ambassadors Program, how to return laptops and hotspots and more!
Check it out at https://www.sfcc.edu/sfcc-student-weekly-connection-5-14/
Summer scholarship application now available
Scholarships are available for full and part-time students in all qualified areas of study including but not limited to: Business, Early Childhood, Engineering, Nursing, Computer Studies, Culinary and more. There are scholarships for Native American students, Hispanic students and students with disabilities (must be registered with the SAS department), international and non-U.S. citizens. Please visit https://www.sfcc.edu/offices/financial-aid/ for more information.
Watch video of Katie Besser Art & Writing Awards presentation
On May 5 a festive celebration was hosted on Zoom to recognize the winners of the Katie Besser Art & Writing Awards as well as to announce the winner of the Richard Bradford Creative Writing Endowed Writing Scholarship. Read the names of all of the winners here.
SFCC Foundation Director of Annual Giving Kelly Marquez Smith announced that Emmanuelle John is the recipient of the $1,000 scholarship. Named for the author of the 1968 classic Red Sky at Morning, the scholarship was initiated by author Michael McGarrity, the late arts advocate Charmay Allred and former Santa Fe city councilwoman Rebecca Wurzburger.
Click to see “Accolades,” which includes the winning image and art entries. Also, see more details and a slide show of the winning images here.
The video is available to watch here.
Thanks to all who made the event possible! The Katie Besser Art & Writing Awards are presented through a collaboration of SFCC’s English and Creative Writing programs, SFCC’s Media Arts department, SFCC Foundation, and with the generosity and support of our judges, SFCC Media Arts Student Intern Najmeh Mousavi, The SFCC Library, and the Santa Fe Literary Review. The Katie Besser Art & Writing Awards are directed by Emily Stern. For more information, email email@example.com or call 505-428-1467.
Photo: SFCC student Emmanuelle John reacts with a big smile as her name is read as the recipient of the Richard Bradford Creative Writing Scholarship during the Zoom celebration.
Need help paying for internet service? You might qualify for federal assistance - application available May 12
The latest COVID relief act includes an internet benefit for low-income and Native American households. You could qualify for $50 to $75 in monthly assistance.
Details about the benefit can be found at https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit
On May 12, you can apply at https://getemergencybroadband.org/.
Sara Lanctot in NASA STEM stars presentation available to watch
If you missed the live video of SFCC grad Sara Lanctot as one of the presenters at the recent NASA STEM stars presentation, it’s available here.
SFCC Library open on limited basis by reservation
The library is open to current students by reservation beginning Monday, March 29. The regular hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make reservations by visiting: https://libraryhelp.sfcc.edu/reservations.
Please note: SFCC’s Library’s priority is to maintain a safe environment and for this reason we have made changes to the library space and services to keep everyone safe.
When you come to campus with a library reservation, you must check in with Security at the college entrance and you must present a Student ID. You cannot come directly to the library.
Reservations are required for all library users. Study reservations are available for a maximum of 2 hours and reservations must be made 24 hours ahead of time. Along with taking reservations for table and chair space for studying, the library is taking reservations to browse the shelves for books, DVDs, and CDs. The browsing reservations are available for a maximum of 30 minutes each day.
March 3 COVID-19 Update for Students
On March 3, President Rowley shared a message about the College’s optimistic changes for the summer semester based on COVID-19 vaccination progress.
SFCC’s Virtual Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 15.
Read the full update here.
Stephanie Amedeo-Marquez, Ph.D., shared presentation at online international conference
Stephanie Amedeo-Marquez, Ph.D., presented, “Using instructor presence to create greater student engagement” at the International Association on E-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies conference. The theme for 2021 was Transcending Social Distance: Emerging Practices in e-Learning, at the University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece. It was asynchronous and virtual, on May 5-6 2021.
Title: Teaching Methodologies for Online Instruction Delivery How to Increase Student Engagement and Retention
Teaching methodologies for online Instruction delivery will present the learning theories of psychology as applied to fully online courses, and show the importance of dialog methods and instructor presence to create student engagement. The purpose is to show how curriculum flow and Gardner’s multiple intelligences within a discussion can be organized to produce higher student engagement with the materials. The methods are case study, and student retentions, as well as selected qualitative anecdotes of naturalistic observations. Implications of my preliminary research may help inform other instructors in presenting course work fully online.
President's Update to employees, May 15
In an email to employees on May 15, President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., congratulates graduates and shared information on SFCC’s masking guidelines, return to campus and telecommuting policy.
Please note: According to the NMDOH, “the CDC’s guidance for school settings currently remains unchanged. Pending additional guidance from the CDC, masks continue to be required in schools for all students and school staff regardless of vaccination status.” Per NMDOH guidelines, SFCC’s requirement to wear masks on campus will not change at this time. I will continue to update you as health orders change.
Expanded exercise opportunities for employees
Employees check your recent emails and SFCC Connect announcement for information on how employees can access the FEC. It detailed how you can access more exercise opportunities at the FEC through the https://sfcc.timetap.com/#/ appointment system, as well as how to register for a free online Office Yoga Class. You need to enter the Employee Code and also sign up with the Employee CRN on the register for classes page.
If you are having difficulty, accessing the appointment system, please contact Lynda Trujillo by email at Lynda.Trujillo@sfcc.edu so she can assist you.
Please note: Re: You will use a Spring CRN through May 31. Watch your email for a new one after June 1.
Faculty & Staff Readings share SFCC's creative spirit
Faculty and Staff presented readings as part of the SFCC Creative Writing Spring Readings in the Library. Readings included works by Karin Pitman, Bethany Carson, Val Nye, Shuli Lamden and Kate McCahill. Dr. Aamna Nayaar offered everyone a special treat when she read one of her grandfather’s Urdu short stories. He was a famous fiction writer. Read more about Dr. Azam Kuraivi here.
The reading had listeners both tearing up with emotion and other times, such as during Terry Wilson’s reading listeners broke into uncontrollable laughter. Thank you to our faculty and staff members who shared their work during this special evening!
Zoom photo: Creative writing instructor Terry Wilson reads.
Julia Goldberg wins a First Place journalism award
SFCC writing instructor and Santa Fe Reporter senior correspondent Julia Goldberg just won a First Place in the science/tech feature writing category in the 2021 Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies contest for the following story, “Model Citizens: Scientists join together to show the power of data in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Belin Tsinnijinnie, Ph.D., featured on 'MΣΣT a Mathematician!'
SFCC math professor Belin Tsinnijinnie, Ph.D., is currently the featured interview on the website “MΣΣT a Mathematician!” Watch the interview here.
“MΣΣT a Mathematician!” is a collection of video interviews with mathematicians from different backgrounds, especially from historically excluded groups. The mission of MΣΣT a Mathematician is to share the stories of these mathematicians with the aim of introducing students to role models and fostering a sense of community. MΣΣT a Mathematician is committed to amplifying voices and increasing visibility of academic mathematicians from underrepresented groups while advocating for a more inclusive mathematics community that reflects the diversity in the world.
In Memoriam: Margaretmary Woodd
Santa Fe Community College expresses sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Margaretmary Woodd, administrative assistant for Trades & Technology. She passed on April 26. We will share information on an online memorial when it becomes available.
Her family has deep connections with the SFCC family. Her husband, Ed Woodd, is a popular pickelball instructor. Her daughter, Brianna Kirkland, graduated from SFCC with an associate degree in media arts and has taught classes about web design at SFCC.
Listen to Janie Chodosh in recent radio broadcast
SFCC instructor Janie Chodosh was recently interviewed on May 13 on WACO Public Radio.
Listen here. https://www.kwbu.org/post/likely-stories-elephant-doctor-india-janie-chodosh#stream/0
Photo: Book cover of The Elephant Doctor of India, written by Janie Chodosh.
Dr. Stephanie Amedeo Marquez' 'I Got You, Babe'
Dr. Stephanie Amedeo Marquez published a creative non-fiction short story “I Got You, Babe” in the Pikes Peak Writers’ first anthology, Fresh Starts, available now from various book outlets (Amazon, Barnes and Noble) There will be a reading/signing scheduled at Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver, CO in June of 2021.
Emily Stern in Crush/Repeat! 2021 art show
SFCC professor Emily Stern will be part of the Crush/Repeat Art Show, which opened Saturday, April 17 with a Crush/Repeat 2021! virtual opening. Watch the opening here.
Crush/Repeat is an annual art show for queer community and friends where participants pick a small art project to repeat in some manner every day for the month of March. A celebratory public show in April includes a curated gallery of visual projects with opportunity for performances and artist talks.
Is this room clean? Door Hanger and Seal Cleaning Protocol
The custodial staff will be using door hangers and door seals to easily identify rooms that have been used and need to be cleaned. The protocol is as follows:
All Rooms receive 2 Door Hangers are checked twice daily
- Door hangers will be placed on exterior side of door handle and dated at the time cleaning and sanitation is completed.
- A second door hanger will be placed to indicate room has been used since last cleaning. Green = Clean/Red = Dirty
- Once a clean room has been used SFCC Staff and Faculty should turn door hanger from green to red as a communication to custodial staff that the room is in need of cleaning.
Yellow Door Seals:
Applied to rooms that are seldom used, checked twice daily
- Once a room is cleaned and sanitized, door seal will be dated and applied to door.
- A broken door seal will indicate that a room has been used and is in need of cleaning.
Conversation with the President video available
In case you missed it, the Conversation with the President that was held for employees on Monday April 5 is available to view on YouTube.
March 3 Campus Update and COVID Vaccines
In a email to employees on March 3, President Rowley shared information on priority vaccinations for Higher Education.
Read the full update here.
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 NOVID.org. 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.
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
Let’s keep everyone safe and remember:
• SFCC COVID protocols require that everyone wear a mask at all times on campus.
• 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.
• If you do contract COVID-19, seek medical attention immediately. Notify your supervisor and human resources. These cases need to 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 togethernm.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Everyone invited to view HSE/GED graduation at 6 p.m. May 18
SFCC and the public is invited to view the Virtual Graduation Ceremony for High School Equivalency (HSE) Graduates at 6 p.m. May 18.
Public invited to view the broadcast at https://youtu.be/F8hENoHYPf4/
Keynote speaker New Mexico Adult Education Director Amber Rodriguez will address the graduates. SFCC Student Admission Counselor Daniela Gurule, HSE graduate, will share “Reflections & Possibilities.” Adult Education Director Letty Naranjo will welcome everyone to the ceremony. Adult Career Education Program Manager Kirsten Krell will introduce the Adult Education staff and faculty.
The viewing public is asked to login 10 minutes before the graduation.