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SFCC congratulates Terri Tewart as new dean

Margaret A. Peters, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs announced in a recent email: “I am pleased to inform you that Terri Tewart has accepted the position of Dean of the School of Sciences, Health, Engineering, and Math and the School of Fitness Education. Terri will start in her new position on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

“Colleen Lynch will continue as Interim Dean until that time. Many thanks to Colleen for her willingness to serve in this capacity since Jenny’s departure.”

Since 2017, Terri Tewart has served as the Director of Nursing Education and Allied Health at SFCC. She has been a nurse in New Mexico since 2007 and has been teaching and directing nursing programs since 2013. Terri is dedicated to the education of nurses at all levels. She is a native New Mexican and fully aware of the impact an education can have on the lives of graduates, their families and their communities. She earned her first degree from CNM when it was Albuquerque’s Technical Vocational Institute.

Terri is a member of the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium Leadership Council where she contributes to the NMNEC curriculum, program evaluation, accreditation and diversity committees. She also currently serves on the following boards and committees: Nursing Education Advisory Committee for the New Mexico Board of Nursing, New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium Diversity Committee, Office of Teaching and Learning Steering Committee at SFCC. She was recently nominated to the Board of Trustees for the Con Alma Health Foundation. Terri is committed to serving the community, students, staff and faculty of Santa Fe Community College.

SFCC is excited to welcome Terri Tewart in her new role. Congratulations!

Photo: Terri Tewart.

News and Announcements

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend

Have a safe and good weekend. The college is closed May 29, 30 and 31. The U.S. holiday of Memorial Day is observed on May 31. The day recognizes those who died while serving in the military. Employees: Please turn on your out-of-office greeting.

Young parents attend SFCC with LANL support

Through a partnership with Santa Fe Community Foundation and other community organizations, 18 young parents began a health sciences degree cohort together in January 2021 at SFCC. They are part of the Expanding Opportunities for Young Families (EOYF) program. The student parents have taken shared courses at Santa Fe Community College, engage in weekly cohort meetings to support their college transition in their first semester, and each will receive intensive individual navigation/coaching from navigators from one of six community-based organizations. Student parents in the cohort also received tuition assistance, financial support to pay for books, dedicated academic advising, and support accessing early childhood services.

SFCC thanks supporters:
Annie E. Casey Foundation has funded the initial planning process and pilot project. We are also grateful to Los Alamos National Laboratory/Triad National Security, LLC for their support of 2021 EOYF activities.
• Financial support for student parents in educational pathways, such as helping with unexpected emergency costs, early childhood education and care co-pay vouchers, and supplies like laptops
• Grants to community organizations providing intensive navigation and case management support to young parents in educational pathways
• Young parent leadership development work.
• Further development and scaling of the model to new training and education areas and additional cohorts.


Final Parking Lot Closures - New dates: June 1 to June 6

SFCC’s Consultant, Sunland Construction, will work on SFCC parking lots the following days. Please plan to park elsewhere on the dates listed or your vehicle could be towed!

  • June 1-4* – West Wing Parking Lot*
  • June 2-5* – Fitness Education Center (FEC) Parking Lot*
  • June 5-6 – Health & Sciences Parking Lot
  • June 5-6 – 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.


William C. Witter Fitness Education Center expands access to the public

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

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:


Spring/Summer 2021 Commencement video available on Youtube

In case any of you missed this spectacular online presentation, you can now view it on SFCCNM’s Youtube channel.

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.”

Read more about the graduates here.


HSE graduation video available on Youtube

See the recent HSE graduation video here.
Also, read the Santa Fe New Mexican story, “Ceremony to recognize Santa Fe GED graduates.”

Photo: Screenshot of HSE graduation. Adult Career Education Program Manager Kirsten Krell introduced the Adult Education staff and faculty.


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:


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


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.

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:

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.


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.

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

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.

5/12/2021, Santa Fe New Mexican, “More than half of Santa Fe’s midtown campus buildings eyed for demolition”

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 classes

Summer CE classes are now online. Register now to secure your spot.

Employees use your EEB Benefit. Need assistance with registration? Call 505-428-1676 or email


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,, “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.

5/22/2021, Santa Fe New Mexican, “MY VIEW by SABRINA DURAN Affordable technical degrees offer a path to good jobs”

5/22/2021, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Groups help Dreamers navigate complicated legal process”

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.

Student Spotlight

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.

Apply online now!


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


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 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 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
On May 12, you can apply at


Employee Announcements

James Marshall 'Emergent' exhibition at Gerald Peters Contemporary through July 31

Gerald Peers Contemporary Gallery hosts James Marshall’s solo exhibition ‘Emergent’, from May 21 through July 31. James Marshall is a full-time faculty member in SFCC’s School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts.


Save noon June 9 for Margaretmary Woodd virtual memorial service

SFCC will host a remote memorial and celebration of the life at noon June 9 of our beloved Margaretmary Woodd who passed away April 27 after a 16-year battle with cancer. In the meantime, memorial gifts in honor of Margaretmary can be made to: When you donate, please note in the comments section that you are donating in memory of Margaretmary Woodd. Funds will be used to benefit the SFCC Culinary Garden to honor Margaretmary’s true love and gift for gardening.

SFCC will share a link for the virtual event when it becomes available. Santa Fe Community College expresses sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Margaretmary Woodd, administrative assistant for Trades & Technology.

Barbara Teterycz, dual credit instructor receives 'Teachers Who Inspire' award

Barbara Teterycz at CHS has been a dual credit instructor for SFCC’s computer science and media arts departments. She has been honored as one of this year’s Teachers Who Inspire.


April WOW! Terri Tewart

The WOW nominee for the month of April is Director Nursing Education and Allied Health Terri Tewart. Congratulations and thanks for your outstanding work!

Terri Tewart was nominated by Toni Coffman:

Terri has been an outstanding faculty member of the Health Science Engineering and Math School. She is always willing to help out other departments when they need it. She has been especially supportive of the Medical Assisting program with supplies and equipment when needed. She is always helping out at the check-in stations when an extra person is needed to ensure that it is covered. She is short-handed in her department and has been having to wear many “hats” this semester. She is always a bright spot in my day with her warm smile and great attitude!

How to order business cards and name badges

You can order business cards and name badges from Marketing and Public Relations (MPR) via our online form. The form is available via SFCC Connect, so you must be logged in via VPN or on campus for access.

The form is under ‘Online Forms’. You can access Online Forms from the left menu or under the Campus Resources dropdown menu. Once on the Online Forms page, click Marketing and Public Relations to see MPR forms. Click on “Business Cards or Name Badges Request Form” to fill out the form and submit your request.

You will need to provide information about what financial account to charge for the purchase. Your department’s Administrative Assistant will be able to provide you with account information if the business card or name badge purchase is approved by your supervisor. The title you provide for your business cards should match your official title with Human Resources (HR) and will be sent to HR for approval.

If you have questions about ordering business cards or name badges please contact

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 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 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.

Listen to Janie Chodosh in recent radio broadcast

SFCC instructor Janie Chodosh was recently interviewed on May 13 on WACO Public Radio.

Listen here.

Photo: Book cover of The Elephant Doctor of India, written by Janie Chodosh.


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:

Door Hangers:
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.

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 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

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


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STEM Santa Fe Launches in-person STEM Summer Camps

STEM Santa Fe is back with a variety of STEM/STEAM camps in person this summer. Each camp is one week long and you can sign up your child for one or more camps based on their interests and grade level. Five of the eight camps offered will be hosted at SFCC. Registration is open at

June 7 – 11
Camp 1 @ SFCC: “Making a Miniaturized Chemical Sensor” for rising 9th-12th graders
Camp 2 @ SFCC: “Building and Flying Drones“ for rising 9th-12th graders
June 14 – 18
Camp 3 @ NNMC: “Building Motion Sensors with Arduino” for rising 7th-9th graders
June 21 – 25
Camp 4 @ NNMC: “Volcanoes, dinosaurs and earthquakes of NM” for rising 9th-12th graders
Camp 5 @ NNMC: “Building and Flying Drones“ for students rising 9th-12th graders
June 21 – July 2
Camp 6 @ SFCC: “STEAM All around us” for rising 5th-7th graders
July 12 – July 16
Camp 7 @ SFCC: “App Design for Social Justice” for girls rising into 7th-9th grade
July 19 – 23
Camp 8 @ SFCC: “Building Smart Greenhouse with Arduino” for rising 7th-9th graders

Space is limited and registration is currently open at: Each camp is one week long and limited to 20 students. The registration fee is $25/week, waived upon request, and it includes lunch, thanks to our Title Sponsor Wildflower International.

Other Sponsors include LANL/TRIAD, NCGR, City of Santa Fe, N3B Los Alamos. Santa Fe Community College, Northern New Mexico College, New Mexico Tech, MathHappens Foundation, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Sandia National Laboratories, Santa Fe Community Foundation – Las Campanas Community Grants Fund, NM Childrens’ Foundation, McCune Foundation, and Meow Wolf.