Campus Weekly

Creating a sustainable future for Santa Fe

Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales and other community leaders in sustainability joined employees from the Trades and Advanced Technology Center on Thursday for a press conference to promote clean energy transportation and sustainable development in the community. Speakers included Mayor Gonzales, Luke Spangenberg (Director of the SFCC Innovation Center and Biofuels Centers of Excellence), Beth Beloff (Chair of Sustainable Santa Fe Commission), and Glenn Schiffbauer (Executive Director of Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce). Robb Hirsch, Founder of the Climate Change Leadership Institute, presented the Mayor with the Climate Courage Award.

Pictured: Spangenburg; Camilla Bustamante, Dean of the School of Trades, Technology, Sustainability and Professional Studies and of the School of Business and Education; Mayor Gonzales

News and Announcements

SFCC receives PNM Business Energy Efficiency Star Award

Henry Mignardot, Executive Director for Plant Operations and Maintenance represented SFCC last week at the PNM awards ceremony where SFCC was recognized with a 2017 PNM Business Energy Efficiency Star Award for achieving significant energy savings in the PNM Business Energy Efficiency rebate programs in 2016.

The PNM Business Energy Efficiency Star Awards are given to those PNM business customers who saved the highest kilowatt hours (kWh) among all energy efficiency rebate projects paid in 2016, by geographic region. We salute your achievement, and we thank you for helping to save energy and resources in our community.

SFCC Health and Sciences hosts NM MESA

Members of SFCC received warm gratitude from New Mexico Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement, Inc (NM MESA), a program that prepares middle and high school students for college majors and careers in mathematics, engineering, science and related fields.

The college recently hosted students from Bernalillo Middle School and Cochiti Middle School for a hands-on tour of the campus.

Read the full post and view picture of the visit.


Donate gently used or new shoes

The National Society of Leadership and Success, Student Ambassadors and Freedom Ambassadors are teaming up with Smiles from Drew to collect shoes, gently used or new. are doing a shoe drive for Smiles from Drew. Boxes are located around campus. For more information, contact Jennie Valdez, ext. 1179.

Thanksgiving Dinner – Nov. 21

SFCC Dining will be serving the traditional Thanksgiving dinner for lunch and dinner Tues., Nov. 21. The menu will include fresh roasted turkey and all the fixings for only $8.

Fall Graduation Ceremony – Dec. 9

SFCC will celebrate its first Fall Graduation this year beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 9 on campus in the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center gymnasium.

Volunteers are needed to help the event run smoothly. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Registrar Kathleen Sena, ext. 1385.

Student Spotlight

Hospitality & Tourism Club Members Attend IMEX in Las Vegas

Hospitality & Tourism Student Club members Raquel Wheeler, Annadine Benavidez and Kyle Pacheco (as seen in photo to the left) attended IMEX in Las Vegas in October. IMEX is the largest hospitality tradeshow and conference in North America held since 2003 with over 3,100 exhibitors and 5,000 attendees. The European show, comparable in size is held in Frankfurt, Germany.

Read more about the experience.

Dog therapy in the Library

Take a break from studying for finals and come cuddle a canine in the Library’s Instruction Room, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 29 and 30.

Brought to you by the SFCC Library and the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Human Society.

Photo: The Dog, oil on canvas, Anonymous, C. 1953.

High School Equivalency/GED Classes for Spring Session A

Registration for classes to prepare for the High School Equivalency/GED tests is open now. Classes begin Jan. 16 in Spanish and English.

New students must fill out and submit an orientation packet. Packets are available now at the Adult Education office in Room 502. New students must attend an orientation session. The sessions are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 5 or Tuesday, Jan. 9 and 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11. Registration for new students will take place at orientation.

For more information, contact Lynne Matthes or call ext. 1356.


Hiring Event Dec. 1

Calling all job seekers to a hiring event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fri., Dec. 1 at the HEC, 1950 Siringo Rd. SFCC in partnership with NM Workforce Connection. Download more details.

Student Writing Awards renamed 'Katie Besser Writing Awards'

Entries are being accepted now through Dec. 4 for the Katie Besser Writing Awards. Entries are now being accepted through December 4 by emailing Daniel Kilpatric. Download the flier for details and submission guidelines.

The Student Writing Awards have been renamed the Katie Besser Writing Awards in recognition of long-time SFCC benefactor Bruce Besser’s endowment of the prizes in memory of his late wife Katie and her love of literature and creative writing.

LGBTQ+ & Ally Support Group Mondays

SFCC Counseling Services intern, Sam Ringer, is offering a free and confidential LGBTQ+ & Ally Support Group for students focused on exploring identity through empowered creative expression from 1 to 2 p.m., Mondays, Nov. 20 through 27 in Room 571. For more information, email or call ext. 1426.

LANL Foundation Scholarship Application Open

Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) is now accepting applications for 2018 awards. The largest scholarship pool in Northern New Mexico, LAESF supports students from Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties pursuing higher education in all fields of study.

Scholarships of $1,000 are also available for nontraditional students seeking a two-year degree or certification through the Regional College/Returning Student program. Deadline to apply for these scholarships is November 28, 2017, with awards announced in January 2018.


Veterans United Fall Raffle

The Veterans United Club are selling raffle tickets to raise money for student veterans programs at SFCC, now through Nov. 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day in VRC Room LL302C. Tickets are $10 for 1 or $20 for 3. For more information, contact Greg Scargall, ext. 1305.

1st: Mac Book Air
2nd: 65″ Flat Screen 4K TV
3rd: Nintendo Switch Mario Odyssey Edition
4th: GoPro 5 Black 4k

Employee Announcements

Conversation with the President

The next Conversation with the President takes place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28 in Lecture Hall, Room 216. Please bring your questions to the conversation or submit them ahead of time.

Maez Joins Leadership Santa Fe Class 2018

Marcos Maez, Director of Student Recruitment & Outreach, is the college’s newest member of Leadership Santa Fe, a program of the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce designed to connect people and prepare them as leaders to shape the future of Santa Fe. Congratulations!

Mental Health First Aid Training Dec. 1

A Mental Health First Aid training will take place on campus, Fri., Dec. 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This one-day course is free and open to the public.

In this 8-hour training, participants will learn potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, of the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S., a five-step action plan to help an individual in crises connect with appropriate professional care and more.

Space is limited. Registration deadline is end of business November 27. To register, contact Yuri Findlay, ext. 1907.

Switch Enrollment available through Nov. 30

The open and switch enrollment period for employment benefits runs through Wed., Nov. 30. For more information contact Alicia Huerta, ext. 1389.

Call for SFCC faculty and staff writers

Share your writing during this year’s SFCC Faculty and Staff Holiday Reading scheduled for 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30 in the library. To participate, contact Kate McCahill, ext. 1903.

¡Palabra!: Polysexual

Polysexual refers to people who are attracted to more than one gender or sex but do not wish to identify as bisexual because it implies that there are only two binary genders or sexes. View definition in Spanish.

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