Campus Weekly

SFCC LPN Career Pathway Partnership Pilot Program

SFCC is implementing a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) career pathway in partnership with Santa Fe’s Capital High School (CHS). The goal is to increase the educational attainment of high school students in nursing to build northern New Mexico’s health ecosystem capacity that will directly improve our community’s well-being.

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News and Announcements

SFCC celebrated Native American Week with Red Sands Project and other events

Many events marked Native American week at SFCC (April 29 to May 4). See these images from the Santa Fe New Mexican’s “Santa Fe Community College raises awareness of missing Native women”

Photo: Photographer and activist A.J. Goldman spoke during Native American Week.

See more photos and read more.

Culinary Scholarship gets a boost from GSFRA

SFCC Chefs Jerry Dakan and Patrick Mares volunteered for this year’s Greater Santa Fe Restaurant Association’s (GSFRA) 4th Annual Chef Gala held at the Drury Hotel in April. SFCC students Emma Keener and Josh Rodriguez worked alongside some of the most accomplished chefs of Santa Fe: Chef Sllin Cruz from Geronimo, Chef Kai Autenrieth from Terra at the Four Seasons, Chef Fernando Olea of Sazón Restaurant, Chef John Sedlar from Eloisa at the Drury Hotel. SFCC was in charge of the passed appetizer course this year.

GSFRA awarded $10,000 to the SFCC Culinary Arts Scholarship Fund through the SFCC Foundation.

The annual gala is the capstone event for the GSFRAS. They raise money for the GSFRAS Culinary Fund.

See more photos.

Campus Cupboard Food Drive begins today

Help stock the Cupboard! Bring non-perishable food donations for Campus Cupboard during this special food drive today through Friday, May 17. Look for the “Campus Cupboard” bins located around campus. Donations of money can be made through the SFCC Foundation.

The Campus Cupboard is open from 12 to 4 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the Spring and Summer 2019 semesters. The Campus Cupboard is now located at the bottom of the stairs outside the cafeteria near the Veterans Resource Center. Thanks to Santa Fe Community College Foundation for support!

If you need additional information, please e-mail Barb Mascarenas or call ext. 1014. Please help get the word out!

Best of Santa Fe - Vote Now!

SFCC has been nominated in Santa Fe Reporter’s Best of Santa Fe this year in multiple categories.

Best Fitness Class
Best Pilates Studio
Best Weightlifting
Best Yoga Studio

Voting is open now through May 31, visit Santa Fe Reporter and support SFCC.

Kate Besser Writing Awards, May 8 at Meow Wolf

Santa Fe Community College’s emerging writers will showcase their work during the Kate Besser Writing Awards celebration at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 8 at Learning Lab at Meow Wolf, 1352 Rufina Circle. The event is free. Admission to Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return is not included in event attendance.

More than a dozen writers representing the diverse community at SFCC will read from their winning works. Accolades, a booklet containing the pieces, will be available free of charge at the event and online at or call 505-428-1467.

See the winners of each category.

Photo: The Writer by David Maidenberg.

FEC Grand Reopening, May 9

The grand reopening of the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center is from 5 to 6 p.m., Thursday, May 9. Mark your calendars.


Visual Arts Gallery Reception May 9

A Reception for An Exhibition in Celebration of Arts, Design, and Media Arts Students from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Thursday, May 9 in the Visual Arts Gallery. The exhibit will be up through May 30.

An all-inclusive Celebration of Arts and Design and Media Arts Students. A non-juried show, accepting one piece of work created in an SFCC School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts course in Summer 2018, Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 from each student.

For more information, contact Linda Cassel, 505-428-1501.

Photo: Of Africa (terracotta) by Carolyn Stupin.

Spring Readings in the Library Series concludes May 9

The Readings in the Library series concludes this spring with an opportunity to hear the Faculty and Staff members of the SFCC community share their writing. The public is welcome.

Thursday, May 9 beginning at 5 p.m. in the Library Reading Room: SFCC Faculty & Staff Reading. All faculty and staff members are welcome to participate. Sign up via email at

Sculpture and Film: Blending Mediums, May 16

See promotional videos produced by SFCC Film Department featuring the SFCC Sculpture program at Jean Cocteau Cinema at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 16, 418 Montezuma Ave. Public screening and reception, doors open at 7 p.m.


Student Spotlight

Student Email Addresses Changing as of May 9

Beginning May 9, New Students email addresses will be New students will use the Outlook link found under the Launch Pad on MySFCC.

If you are an existing student your email account will be migrated to Outlook May 22 and 23. Student Gmail accounts will be available until September 30, 2019. More info will arrive in your email account.

For more information, contact the Office of Information Technology service desk, 505-428-1222.

LANL Foundation Career Pathways Scholarship Deadline is May 31

Previously known as the Regional College / Returning Student (RCRS) Scholarship, Career Pathways will continue to provide $1500 awards for two-year degrees, certifications and trades but now no longer requires applicants to have a gap in formal education. The scholarship is renewable for up to two years and a total of $3,000 with no need to reapply—as long as recipients remain in good academic standing and are making progress towards completion.

As with all LANL Foundation scholarships, students must be a resident of the Northern New Mexico seven-county area that includes Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe or Taos. Funding may be applied to any accredited post-secondary educational institution, in or out of state.

Applications are currently being accepted online. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2019.

SFCC Department of Dental Health accepting applications for 2019-2020 academic year

The SFCC Department of Dental Health is now accepting applications for 2019-2020 academic year.

Certificate in Dental Assisting (3-semester, full-time program)
Certificate in Advanced Dental Assisting Skills (part-time, evening and online available)
AAS in Dental Health (5-semester, full-time program)
Certificate in Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) (2-semester program with online and weekends available)

For information contact, Aamna Nayyar, 505-428-1258 or or visit

Don’t Leave $$$ on the Table!

SFCC can help you pay for college with scholarships. One simple application puts you in consideration for all SFCC endowed Foundation and Institutional scholarships. Apply online today. Application deadline is May 24.

Funding is limited: lock in your scholarship now for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Scholarships are awarded based upon availability of funds. Financial need and a minimum GPA are required for some scholarships. Students are required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Scholarships are available for international and non-U.S. citizen students. International students should complete the 2019-2020 Dreamers Financial Aid Application available online and from the Financial Aid Office.

Learn more online, by emailing Financial Aid or calling 505-428-1268. Se habla Español.

Employee Announcements

Commencement May 18

Commencement is 10 a.m., Saturday May 18 at the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center gymnasium.

If you’re interested in volunteering to support the event, contact Kathleen Sena, ext. 1264.

Faculty and Staff - have you published?

Check out the newest display in the Library featuring published works by SFCC faculty and staff members.

Have you published, but don’t see your name on the list? Contact Laura Smith, collections and instruction librarian, and let her know the details, ext. 1368.

Learn about TRiO from our students

TRiO has helped me tremendously in my academic progress, with my time management skills, and by providing moral support. – Elena Ortega

Read more about Elena’s TRiO experience and find out how they can help you, too.

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.