Automotive Technologies Center progress
Construction is progressing rapidly on the Automotive Technologies Center. All steel has been erected and the building will soon be fully enclosed. Though the project may experience some delays due to covid-19, it remains well within budget and on track to receive a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.
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President's Update: April 28
President Rowley sent out a message on April 28 covering all aspects of SFCC’s current situation. She addressed accreditation, Continuing Education, Automotive Technologies Center progress, marketing strategies, the Governing Board meeting, enrollment and funding.
Read the whole update by clicking “Read More” below.
Continuing Education update
Continuing Education has launched a new online registration system featuring summer class offerings. Now students can register for noncredit classes anywhere, anytime. Continuing Education will offer online personal enrichment classes along with online professional development classes on UGotClass and Ed2Go. To use your EEBs for Continuing Education classes, complete the EEB form before you register, then contact Continuing Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-428-1676. Their team will help you and your dependents complete registration.
Library Events added! New way to RSVP
Readings in the Library this spring will be held on the Zoom video conferencing platform.
To RSVP for upcoming events, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/libRSVP to receive an invitation 30 minutes prior to the event.
To keep up-to-date on how to view these events, visit SFCC Library Facebook page. Please note: The SFCC Library Facebook page will post these talks after the events.
12 to 1 p.m.
Student Readings: Creative Non-fiction
2 to 4 p.m.
Fellowship in Travelogue: Adventures in Israel
5 to 6 p.m.
|Faculty and Staff Spring Reading
Charlie Shultz Fellowship in Travelogue: Adventures in Israel
Join SFCC’s Library for an armchair travelogue from 2 to 4 p.m. May 6.
Controlled Environment Agriculture Lead Faculty Charlie Shultz shares photos and experience from his fellowship from the Jewish National Fund, made available through SFCC Foundation Board Member Elise Arena. Learn about Israel’s resource management, sustainability, historic sites, and collaborative ways to address global challenges.
RSVP to receive a meeting invitation 30 minutes before the event.
KSFR Cline's Corner on SFCC/World Central Kitchen Partnership May 8
On Friday, May 8, at 4 p.m. on KSFR-FM 101.1,learn about Santa Fe Community College’s exciting partnership with World Central Kitchen to provide meals for students, their families and the community in an interview on May 8 at 4 p.m. Host Lynn Cline will have Robert Egger on her show Cline’s Corner.
Cerrillos resident Robert Egger is serving as a food security advisor to Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber. He has a long career leading charitable meal programs, is a longtime friend and colleague of Chef José Andrés and a founding Board member of World Central Kitchen.
Questions? Ask a Librarian!
SFCC Library launched a new chat feature. The staff is available to chat from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If no one is available, you can send an email and they will get in contact with you. The chat is monitored and replied to live by the SFCC library staff. With screen sharing, they can help you find what you’re looking for as if you were meeting in person.
Just go to the library home page, and click on the “Questions? Ask a Librarian!” bar on the bottom right.
Student Emergency Assistance Fund
SFCC Foundation has established the Student Emergency Assistance Fund to help students in need during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Please help us grow this fund and help as many of our students as possible at this difficult time by making a donation today!
If you have trouble accessing the donation site, please try a different browser. Google Chrome is recommended.
If you are a student and wish to apply for emergency assistance, follow this link to apply online.
Summer and Fall registration is now open! Consider taking a class
SFCC’s fall semester registration has begun. All online fees have been waived for the summer and fall semesters.
Registration opened for all on April 21. You need to use the Look for Classes in the drop down menu.
Employees: Please consider using your EEB benefit by signing up for a class this summer or fall. Also, let your friends and family know about the selection of classes they can attend from the safety of their homes.
Perhaps, you have a family member graduating from high school soon. They can get a jump start on college by enrolling now. Have them reach out to the Welcome and Advising Center at email@example.com to get started.
For more information, please see President Rowley’s message to students.
Note: Summer online classes will begin on June 8.
Katie Besser Awards presentation/reading at 3 p.m. May 14
The SFCC Library will host the Katie Besser Awards presentation online from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 14.
Emily Stern will lead the presentation, which will include the announcement of the Richard C. Bradford scholarship. The event is presented by SFCC Liberal Arts and Media Arts.
The event celebrates students’ creative expression through writing, photography and media arts.
As for all library Zoom events, you need to RSVP to receive a meeting invitation 30 minutes before the event.
All student award finalists are considered for the Richard C. Bradford Scholarship. Named for the author of the 1968 classic “Red Sky at Morning,” the scholarship was initiated by author Michael McGarrity, arts advocate Charmay Allred and former Santa Fe city councilwoman Rebecca Wurzburger. The Katie Besser Writing Awards are directed by Emily Stern and sponsored by the SFCC Foundation.
Help nursing students make a difference by making masks
Nursing students and CNAs Erin Price and Robin Carrillo Ortiz have been making masks to help the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. They started the group, Operation Bandana New Mexico in March to make face masks for NM health care workers. Note, these are not N95 masks, but masks for extra protection.
Follow the Operation Bandana New Mexico link to sign up to help. If you aren’t on Facebook, you can sign up to volunteer in different capacities (sew, cut, make phone calls, etc) at this link, which is at the top of the Facebook page, too:
Operation Bandana NM Google Forms Sign-up
The group provides mask materials and needs people to sew at all levels. Please disclose your sewing skill level so they can determine what is appropriate as some of the material is like gold!
James Wysong, Ed.D., selected as Dean of the School of Liberal Arts, and the School of Arts and Design
The college has selected James Wysong, Ed.D, as the new Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and the School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts. The college’s previous dean, Bernadette Jacobs, Ph.D., retired in January. Wysong and other candidates participated in open forums on campus in February and early March. He will begin working at the college in July.
SFCC President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., said, “We’re delighted that Dr. James Wysong has accepted the position. He has a strong background in community college education both as a faculty member and an administrator. He is committed to student success. The college welcomes Dr. Wysong.”
Margaret Peters, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, said, “We look forward to working with Dr. Wysong, an accomplished administrative leader who is well-versed in multiple facets of academic operations including curriculum development and delivery, strategic planning and assessment, and the recruitment and professional development of a diverse and caring faculty and staff. He also brings experience in leading efforts to increase the recruitment, retention and completion of minority students, particularly Hispanics, at his current institution.”
Are you or someone you know struggling?
We’ve compiled a list of resources available outside of the college for those in need. Perhaps your spouse, child or neighbor has lost their job. Or maybe you know a student or neighbor, who doesn’t have money for food. There are a variety of resources for those struggling. Let’s help each other by sharing this information with others.
If you would like to recommend another community resource for us to add, please send info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SFCC in the news
The following stories either featured or mentioned SFCC or one of its employees.
Albuquerque Journal North, 5/3/2020 “SFCC’s World Central Kitchen feeds the hungry”
Community College Daily, 4/30/20 “Food distro project provides meals, work experience”
Santa Fe New Mexican, 4/21/20 “Letter to the editor: Community College puts students first,” a great letter written by SGA president Ian Widrick Martinez.
Santa Fe New Mexican, 4/19/20, SFCC, “SFCC, Los Alamos lab join to offer machinist program”
Los Alamos Daily Post, 4/16/20 “SFCC and Los Alamos National Laboratory Announce Collaboration”
Mirage News, 4/17/20, “Los Alamos National Laboratory and Santa Fe Community College announce new program for machinists”
Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo 4/17/20, “Zoom to semester’s end with SFCC writers”