Campus Weekly


Guns to Art Benefit draws crowd, raises funds for students

The Guns to Art Benefit Show on Nov. 17 at the Form & Concept Gallery drew a large and captivated audience. Proceeds from the show support the nonprofit New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence and student scholarships through the Santa Fe Community College Foundation.

View event photos by Ashley Martinez.
See more about the show in this video from KRQE.


News and Announcements

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. Boxes are located around campus. For more information, contact Jennie Valdez, ext. 1179.

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. Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales will provide the keynote speech.

Volunteers are still needed to help the event run smoothly. Please contact Registrar Kathleen Sena, ext. 1385.

Student Spotlight

SGA attends ASGA National Conference

The Student Government Association Executive Team attended
American Student Government Association’s (ASGA) National Conference in Los Angeles, CA earlier in November.

SFCC’s SGA is a founding member of the ASGA in 2004 and was the only NM school represented along with 100 schools from around the country. SFCC was officially recognized at this conference which also afford us a private consultation with ASGA.

Pictured: Back row: Butch Oxendine ASGA Consultant & Presenter, Middle Row: Maria Eleas, Adviser; Nohemy Bojorquez-Flores, SGA President. Front Row: Tatiana Pineda, Treasurer; Samantha Vigil, Historian; and Orlando Dugi, Vice President.

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.

Respiratory Care participates in Health Fair

Respiratory Care was represented well at the recent SFCC Health Fair & Leadership Conference.

Photo, left to right: Jeanine Montoya, Ibis Saenz, Jordon Eakes – Cohort 7 students; Shyann Vigil – Cohort 6 student and Jessica Romero – Director of Clinical Education

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.


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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., Monday, Nov. 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.


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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.

Prizes:
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.

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.

¡Palabra!: Androgyne, Androgynous and Androgyny

Androgyne, Androgynous and Androgyny refers to
1. A person whose biological sex is not readily apparent, whether intentionally or unintentionally.
2. A person whose identity is between the two traditional genders.
3. A person who rejects gender roles entirely.
View definition in Spanish.

Brought to you by the Center for Diversity and Integrated Learning.

Irrigation Repair

Santa Fe Community College will be repairing irrigation lines at the central roundabout (the drop-off area by the flag poles) Monday, April 23 through Monday, April 30. During repairs, the roundabout will not be accessible. Please use other entrances into the main and West Wing parking lots. No parking areas will be affected. Please use caution when walking or driving in the vicinity. Thank you for your patience while we make improvements to campus.