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News and Announcements

Daniels Fund Supports SFCC’s Early Childhood Initiatives

The SFCC Foundation is pleased to announce that the Daniels Fund has awarded SFCC a grant in the amount of $50,000 to support the First Born Program, a home visiting educational program for first-time parents. This successful program helps parents and children get off to a good start by building healthy family relationships and providing families with education, support and service coordination.


Volunteer for Pancakes on the Plaza

SFCC is once again supporting Santa Fe’s Pancakes on the Plaza July 4. If you’re interested in volunteering, please visit the volunteer site for info and to sign up.

SFCC attends Capital and Santa Fe High School graduations

President Dr. Cervantes was a featured speaker at the Santa Fe High School graduation ceremony. She was joined by Santa Fe Public School Superintendent Dr. Veronica Garcia, SFPS board president Steve Carrillo and SFHS alum Dr. Michael Garcia. Cervantes also spoke at the Capital High School graduation ceremony. Additional SFCC employees have addressed audiences this graduation season, including Rebecca Estrada, Marcos Maez, Margaret Peters and Camilla Bustamante. Thanks for representing SFCC in the community!

SFCC brings message of education, inspiration to ECO Graduation

Margaret Peters, Camilla Bustamante, Marcos Maez and Rebecca Estrada were on the stage with the Santa Fe Public Schools Leadership Team for the ECO Graduation. Margaret introduced the Ticket to College letters, and learned that the majority of their graduates will be coming to SFCC in the fall. Marcos was the keynote speaker and delivered a well received and highly applauded address.

Photo: Camilla Bustamante, Rebecca Estrada, Marcos Maez and Margaret Peters

SFHEC open house, June 6

The Santa Fe Higher Education Center (SFHEC) will host an Open House from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 6.

Meet with faculty and academic advisers from Northern New Mexico College (NNMC), New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU), University of New Mexico (UNM) and Santa Fe Community College.

For more information, visit SFHEC’s website or call 505-428-1725.

Grantsmanship Course July 23-27, sign up now

CE will host a Grantsmanship Training Program July 23-27. The intensive, five-day, hands-on workshop for nonprofit and government grantseekers will guide participants step by step through all stages of planning programs, researching funding sources and writing proposals.

Sign up before June 11 to take advantage of the early bird discount rate of $995.

For more information, see the press release.

Higher Education Town Hall Report Released

Last month, the public policy organization New Mexico First hosted a town hall meeting focused on higher education. More than 200 participants deliberated challenges and solutions to the state’s higher education and workforce development systems.

The report, 2018 Statewide Town Hall: Strengthening Higher Education and Tomorrow’s Workforce, is now available. It notes the need for higher education and workforce development reforms and groups recommendations into three themes: student success before and during college; building the workforce of tomorrow; and improved governance of education and workforce systems.

Food for Life Employee Wellness program, sign up now

Get healthy eating delicious food this summer! SFCC staff and faculty are invited to the summer Food for Life Employee Wellness program. This very popular series (funded by Professional Development) consists of 8 classes with short videos, discussion, cooking demos and a yummy plant based lunch. Wednesdays from 11.30am to 1pm: June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18,25; and August 1.

Contact Amanda Hatherly to sign up: Space is limited.

Awesome Foundation Santa Fe accepting grant applications

The Santa Fe chapter of the Awesome Foundation is accepting applications for a $1,000 micro-grant that will be awarded to invest in a local project that aims to make Santa Fe a better place to live, work and play. Applications are due by June 1, 2018, with the grant to be awarded in July.

See all of the details.

Student Spotlight

Make sure you have your Financial Aid for fall

Do you have your financial aid in place for the fall semester?

The payment deadline is July 25.

Verify your Financial Aid today – Come in and see a member of the Financial Aid office staff, in the Welcome and Advising Center. Learn more online, by emailing Financial Aid or calling 505-428-1268. Se habla Español.

Creative Writing for Fall

The SFCC English Department has released a flyer compiling its creative writing offerings for the fall semester. Check out the flyer.

Veterans Scholarship

The City of Santa Fe Veterans’ Advisory Board and the SFCC Foundation provide the SFCC Scholarship for Veterans and Dependents.

The application for the 2018-2019 is currently available on the SFCC Financial Aid webpage. The application deadline is May 25.

Respiratory Care

Applications for the Respiratory Care 2018 cohort are open now and will be accepted on a first come first served basis until the Fall 2018 Cohort is full.

Meet the Department and drop in Advising on:
Wednesdays: May 30 and July 11 from 3 to 6 p.m.
Thursday: June 14 from 3 to 6 p.m.

For more information about the program, assistance with the application process and academic advising, please contact Rebecca Jeffs, ext. 1723 or Cahalan Fiddes, ext. 1462.

The 2018 application, application instructions and program information is available on the SFCC Respiratory Care page.

Learn more about the profession.

Paramedic program accepting application through July 31

Santa Fe Community College’s Emergency Medical Services Institute is accepting Paramedic Training Program applications through July 31 for the year-long certificate program that starts October 15. Get all the details.

For more information on the SFCC’s Emergency Medical Services Institute or to download a copy of the application, go to or contact director Sahaj Khalsa at 505-428-1820 or

Dental Program accepting applications for fall 2018

SFCC’s Dental Department is accepting applications now for earning a Certificate in Dental Assisting, an Associate degree in Dental Health and/or a Certificate in Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) applications for fall 2018.

The application and qualification criteria for the program can be found online. For more information, contact Dental Department Director Aamna Nayyar, ext. 1258.

Employee Announcements

Governing Board Approves Policies

The SFCC Governing Board approved the policies listed below that were recently established or revised.

3-6 Faculty Workload
4-5 Conflict of Interest
4-7 Interpersonal Relationships
4-26 Seniority
4-36 Compensation and Benefits

4-15 Family Medical Leave Act Policy
4-16 Employee Accessibility Policy
4-54 Volunteer Policy
4-56 Lactation in the Workplace
4-57 Telecommuting
6-9 Fundraising, Solicitation and Acceptance of Donations

The SFCC Governing Board also approved the repeal of Policy 3-2 Directed Studies, which was merged into Policy 3-6 Faculty Workload.

College policies are online at SFCC/policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more about policies or the Shared Governance Policy Review Process, contact Laura J. Mulry, ext. 1776.

Staff Appreciation Day, June 1

Join in the fun of SFCC’s 3rd annual Staff Appreciation Day from 9 to 11 a.m., Friday, June 1 in the Campus Center. There will be food, fun and prizes. Must be present to have fun. Sponsored by SFCC Staff Senate.

Learn about TRiO from our students

“My philosophy has become that a day without TRiO is day without sunshine.” — Lydia Clark, SFCC student

Read Lydia’s full testimonial about TRiO.

Applications for the program are available in room LL313, downstairs in the West Wing. For more information visit here, email or call 505-428-1364.