Campus Weekly

Clay Club Sale

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 30
and Thursday, December 1

Clay Club sale, 2015

SFCC ceramics students will bring their art work for sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. About 30 tables of different student ceramic artists are set up in the main entrance hall near the cashiers office.

The variety of ceramics is broad, mostly functional ceramics ( cup, plates, bowls, etc.), but also some sculpture work and traditional micaceous pottery will be available.

Also a silent auction of donated ceramic art will benefit the Campus Cupboard Food Pantry.

Glass Club Sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 7 & Thursday, Dec. 8

Bullseye glass platter by Jayne Nordstrom

SFCC Glass Club Sale celebrates the International Year of Glass

Stop by SFCC’s Glass Club Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 7 and Thursday, December 8 for a glass sale for the holidays. The sale will be in the Main Entrance Hallway.

The SFCC Glass Club, consisting of 18 members, experienced glass artists to beginners, experimenters in glass who are creative with glass and mixed mediums from casting to fusing and more.

The club will offer ornaments, platters, bowls, sculpture, jewelry, functional and non-functional pieces. Enjoy a refreshing drink while shopping and learning about glassmaking. Prices range from $15 to $500. The Glass Club Sale celebrates the International Year of Glass.

The Glass Club invites everyone to support glass artists while doing your holiday shopping. Learn more about the SFCC Fine Arts Department (particularly glass sculpture classes).

Fall 2022
Commencement Ceremony Moved to
Spring 2023

To maximize engagement and keep the campus community as safe as possible during a particularly active cold, flu and COVID season, Santa Fe Community College will postpone its 2022 fall commencement ceremony – originally scheduled for Dec. 10, 2022. The ceremony will be combined with SFCC’s spring 2023 commencement ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m. on May 13, 2023.

“We decided it was safest to combine this fall’s event with our spring ceremony, when it should be safer to gather in large numbers,” said SFCC President Becky Rowley, Ph.D. “We know some may be disappointed and we invite and encourage all fall SFCC graduates to participate in our spring ceremony, where you will be recognized and celebrated for your hard work and accomplishment.”

Unless separately noted, this postponement does not impact other SFCC events or regular college business or activities. More details on the Spring 2023 commencement ceremony are forthcoming.

SFCC Library partners with State Library to offer access to Scribe Mini Station for Blind and Print-Disabled

Scribe Mini Station at SFCC Library

SFCC Library has partnered with the New Mexico State Library to offer access to a Scribe Mini Station for individuals eligible for Blind and Print-Disabled services to enable them to download audio books. SFCC Library is the first academic library in the country to offer this service.

The Scribe Mini is a self-service station for patrons who are familiar with the digital cartridge process. This service will be available to members of the public (who are eligible for Blind and Print-Disabled services) during SFCC Library’s open library hours. More information about the Library for the Blind and Print Disabled and applications for using the service can be found here: For a list of eligibility requirements for using this audio service visit

For more information about SFCC Library’s services either email or call 505-428-1352.  For more information about the State Library’s Library for the Blind and Print Disabled either email or call 505-476-9770 or 1-800-456-5515.

Read more….

New Balancing Robot STEM Kits at SFCC Library

Come by the SFCC library to pick up a kit to use to explore balance with your kids!  Kits are available during the library’s regular hours.

For more information contact:

Free STEM Kits at SFCC Library –
Solar System Bracelets

Solar System Bracelet STEM kits are available for kids ages 4-7 at the SFCC library. Instructions are in English and Spanish and all materials are included in the kits.

The kits are made available to the SFCC community through the Santa Fe Children’s Museum.

Come by the SFCC library to pick up a kit to use to explore the solar system with your kids! Kits are available during the library’s regular hours. For more information contact:

Student Writing Awards – submit entries through March 1, 2023

Entries are being accepted for the SFCC writing awards now through 12 noon on March 1, 2023.
Categories include poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, academic essay, image/photography, instructor-nominated, & en español. Winners receive $50 and runners-up receive $25

Winners, runners-up, and honorable mentions will all be published in Accolades, will be invited to read at the celebration, and will also be considered for the SFCC Foundation Richard Bradford Memorial Creative Writing Scholarship.

  • Applicants must be enrolled in at least three credits and should not yet have earned a degree.
  • Entries should be no more than 5 pages in length, typed, and attached as Word documents (or jpgs for images/photography).
  • No more than 6 submissions, excluding instructor nominations.
  • Please remove any identifying information from the entries.

Email submissions (or questions) to Please include name, A#, phone number, and the titles & categories of entries.

SMILES Club raffle 2022

Drawing will be held on November 30, 2022 – Do not have to be present to win. Donation: $5

1st prize: Electric Toothbrush
2nd Prize: $50 donuts gift card
Many other prizes

To purchase tickets, please visit dental department [Room 454 & 455], questions? email or

SFCC celebrated Indigenous Peoples Month on Nov. 15

Thank you to Associate Vice President for Student Success Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos, Ed.D., for providing the above images! She also shared this about the event, “Tuesday we celebrated Indigenous Peoples Month at Santa Fe Community College. We had an excellent student speaker. Indigie Femme and G. Precious provided special performances. Our community was also blessed with some delicious Indian Tacos that were served by my amazing crew! Thank you all who contributed to making this event a huge success! A huge shout out to Student Involvement Coordinator Mary Eleas for having the vision and pulling it all together!”

SFCC extends gratitude to Mary Eleas and all who participated that day.

Don’t wait, register now!

Registration for spring semester has begun. Please let your friends and family know that the college is ready to help them enroll and get a fresh start in 2023.

Classes begin on Tuesday, January 17. Now, however, is the time to start the enrollment process. Visit Apply & Register. Already enrolled? Book an appointment ASAP with an advisor to avoid the last minute rush to get the classes you need. Check out the options for in-person and online appointments here.

SFCC is ready to serve everyone — no matter where you are on your educational journey. Let others know about the more equitable placement initiative. SFCC is now weighing multiple placement measures such as a high school GPA rather than just relying on a single placement test. Read more here.

Are you or someone you know struggling to figure out how to get a certificate or associate degree? An SFCC advisor can work with you to figure out the fastest way to earn a credential. Also, explore the new Pathways web pages as a guide.

Students, Faculty and Staff receive 15% discount at Santa Fe Coffee Bar and Deli

Santa Fe Coffee Bar and Deli is pleased to offer a 15% discount to Faculty, Staff, and all currently enrolled students. Must present a college ID or faculty/staff ID upon checkout. Pertains to all items at the coffee bar and deli only.

Veterans & Family Appreciation Day was a success!

SFCC’s Veterans Resource Center presented the Veterans & Family Appreciation Day on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Kudos to VRC Coordinator Krystal Patton (U.S. Navy veteran) and the VRC team for hosting the event! Also, a big thank you to SFCC adjunct professor, Marine veteran and New Mexico State Defense Force Chaplain, Joseph L. Villegas, Sr., who gave a terrific keynote address. Here are some image highlights from the event:

Want to connect with the VRC? Visit the Veterans Resource Center in person or online or call 505-428-1305. Also, Follow and Like the VRC Facebook page.

Santa Fe Reporter story explains on-demand buses that serve SFCC community

The Santa Fe Reporter story on Nov. 9 by Andy Lyman, “In demand-drivers mean in-demand buses,” featured Paul Volmer, an SFCC film student, as well as Director of Student Engagement and Recruitment Marcos Maez, who also serves on the City Transit Advisory Board. Route 21 (which comes to the college) is currently an on-demand route, which means riders must contact dispatchers when they need a ride on the bus. (It is not currently operating on a regular bus schedule and is only available on weekdays.) Also, other routes that feed into that route are also impacted. The story states, “For on-demand service on Santa Fe Trails routes 5, 6, 21, 22 and the Museum Hill route on weekdays and weekends as well as Route 24 and 26 on weekends, contact dispatchers at (505) 955-2001.” Keep that number handy if you need to use the bus. Bike riders might find it necessary to take the bus on days there is snow and ice. For more information visit the Santa Fe Trails site.

New OIT Service Desk Hours
Phone service 24 hours a day Mon. – Fri.

On November 1st the OIT Service Desk extended its phone hours to better serve students, staff and faculty.

Phone Hours

Monday – Friday: 24 hours
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Office Hours
Room 528

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon
Sunday: Closed

SFCC Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair & IAIA Holiday Art Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10

More than one hundred of the finest artists and craftspeople from across New Mexico will be setting up shop at the Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair and the Institute of American Indian Art (IAIA) Holiday Art Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 10. Everyone is encouraged to visit both campuses, which are only a six-minute drive or an 11-minute bike ride apart. The SFCC Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair will be in the Main Hallway and Campus Center at 6401 Richards Ave. The IAIA Holiday Art Market will be in the Performing Arts and Fitness Center at 83 Avan Nu Po Road. Admission and parking are free at both events.

Artists from Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos, Cochiti Pueblo, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Farmington, and other locations will participate.

Holiday Art Market design by IAIA Student Tiara Yazzie (Diné) ’22

IAIA will feature the work of Indigenous artists, including traditional incised and carved pottery from Eric Tafoya (Santa Clara Pueblo), traditional and contemporary beadwork by Shannon Hooper (Fallon Paiute and Shoshone), traditional ash and sweetgrass baskets by Barbara Robidoux (Eastern Cherokee), functional porcelain and stoneware by Margarita Paz Pedro (Laguna Pueblo and Santa Clara Pueblo), wood carvings including Kachinas by Timothy Talawepi (Hopi), photography, linocuts, and screen prints by Tiara Yazzie (Diné), and more.

SFCC Arts and Crafts Fair design by Sarah Martinez

The SFCC Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair will feature jewelry, metal art, tinwork, holiday ornaments, hand-carved birds and angels, beadwork, baskets, leatherwork, quilts, handmade vintage stockings, wreaths, straw applique, photography, greeting cards, scarves, ponchos, wooden bowls, ceramic dishware and mugs, decorated elk & deer skulls/antlers, fiber art, small canvas paintings, aroma products and much more.

Phlebotomy Program is now accepting applications for Spring 2023

table with syringes

The Phlebotomy Program is now accepting applications. You can get your Phlebotomy Certificate in one semester. You will acquire patient communication skills, study anatomy and physiology, and come to understand legal and ethical patient considerations. The phlebotomist is responsible for the proper collection, processing, and waive testing of blood specimens and various patient excretions. Upon completion, you’ll be eligible to take the national licensing exam through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Learn more and apply:

APRENDE early childhood apprenticeship program applications open for spring semester

SFCC announces the launch of the APRENDE apprenticeship program for early childhood education in the spring 2023 semester. SFCC is now accepting applications. The program is funded through the support of the City of Santa Fe, which approved $900,000 in funding at its September 28 Governing Body meeting. The economic support is from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Recovery Funds in support of Early Childcare Job Development Services with the SFCC Early Childhood Education Center of Excellence (ECCOE).

The APRENDE Early Childhood Educator Apprenticeship program, sponsored by the SFCC ECCOE, is an associate degree program designed for students to use their work experience integrated with their college coursework.

“APRENDE is the first registered apprenticeship in early childhood education in the state,” said Catron Allred, director of ECCOE. “I’m thrilled that SFCC can offer such a robust apprenticeship program due to the support of the mayor and the city council.”

Apprentices will take courses at SFCC while employed at a registered or licensed early childhood program, under the guidance of a qualified mentor teacher. Apprentices earn the Child Development Certificate (CDC), the Early Childhood Professional Certificate, and an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education through the APRENDE Program, leading to higher wages and a lead teacher credential. APRENDE will also offer additional opportunities for professional development and wraparound supports.

Read more in the press release.

More information about the APRENDE program can be found at

A link to the apprentice application is available at

Visit Equity FAQ web page

SFCC’s Equity Statement and Equity web page are now linked to an Equity FAQ page. Visit the Equity FAQ page. The Equity FAQ page is an evolving web page. Feedback or questions? Contact President’s Diversity Advisory Committee’s co-chairs Shalimar Krebs or sj Miller, Ph.D.

East Wing Eatery closed
until further notice

East Wing Eatery will sadly be CLOSED until further notice.

We hope to resume service soon and apologize for the inconvenience.

Respiratory Care accepting applications for Spring 2023 cohort

Prepare for a fast-paced, high-demand career. Blend high-tech training with compassionate care as you gain the skills required to be a specialist in assessing and treating people with breathing and cardiopulmonary disorders. Work closely with doctors, nurses and other clinicians in emergency rooms, critical care units, diagnostic centers, clinics and home health care organizations.

Learn more and apply:

Free dental X-rays by appointment

The SFCC Dental Program is offering free dental x-rays by appointment for the next four weeks.

  • No dental insurance is necessary.
  • If interested contact Aamna Nayyar in office # 455, 505-428-1258,
  • The free dental X-ray (worth $80 – $100) is open to all SFCC students, employees, and their families and friends.
  • Consent form signing will be required before taking x-rays.
  • All x-rays are taken under direct supervision of a NM licensed dental staf

Free X-rays will be scheduled on a Monday or a Tuesday between 8 to 10 a.m. during October and November.

Mask wearing strongly encouraged when indoors on campus

Due to the recent surge in Covid cases, SFCC is sharing this message at its entrances:

We strongly encourage face masks inside the building. Recomendamos encarecidamente el uso de mascarillas dentro del edificio.

Café con las comadres – Dec. 14

Cafe Con Las Comadres is a gender inclusive community of friends who gather at the mesa (table) to empower the lives of one another through advocacy, navigation, support, and resources.  In a safe shared space, comadres will gather to visit, be informed, share, and have opportunities to listen to special guest speakers.  All students are welcome to share a cup of coffee and sweet treats.

Cafe Con Las Comadres meets 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month (October 12, November 9, and December 14) in the Student Wellness Center – West Wing Lower Level 312D.

 RSVP’s are welcomed but not necessary – please contact Loretta at or call 505-428-1919.  Sponsored by Student Activities and hosted by Doctora Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos.

Let Campus Weekly share your news!
Let us know about your accomplishments and other news that you’d like to share. Please remember that the deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday to get an item in the next week’s issue. Submit here.

Student Holiday Toy Drive through December 7

Students, you can help children in need this holiday season by donating new, unwrapped toys to Toys for Tots in the Student Holiday Toy Drive.

Donations are being collected in bins by the Bio Wall in the Health and Sciences building at SFCC.

Thank you!

NMHU Transfer information – Tuesdays 10 a.m to 3 p.m.

A representative from New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) will be on campus providing information on admissions, academic programs, scholarships, financial aid and more to prospective students. The NMHU representative will be available from from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays October 24 through December 6 in the main hallway outside the Welcome and Advising Center. For more information, contact Mary E. Angell at

Register early for a chance to win prizes

Avoid the registration appointment rush – Don’t wait until the last minute to meet with your academic advisor and get registered for spring semester! Those who register for classes between November 8 – December 8, will get their name entered in a drawing to win various prizes including a laptop, tablet, and SFCC Bookstore waiver.

Counseling Services adds Uwill Mental Health and Wellness service

SFCC has partnered with Uwill, a mental health and wellness platform for colleges, as an extension to SFCC Counseling Services. Students have an immediate, secure, and convenient way to receive online-based counseling services should the need arise.

  • Choose a therapist based on your preferences including issue, gender, language, ethnicity
  • Choose a time that fits your schedule with day, night and weekend availability
  • Choose your appointment type, video, phone, chat, or message.

Register for a Uwill account using your SFCC email address. For details, refer to the Uwill FAQ and User Guide.

LANL Foundation Four-year Undergraduate Scholarships opportunity

The LANL Foundation’s four-year undergraduate scholarships are open to students pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree in any field of study. Students submit one application to be considered for more than 30 unique scholarship awards. Scholarships range from $1,000 for a single year up to $20,000 over four years. Learn more and apply:

Students: Need childcare? Make sure you’re on the Kids Campus Waitlist

When a spot comes available at the Kids Campus, students get priority placement. Kids Campus wants to support student parents and hopes that those needing childcare will get on the waitlist.

Children of degree-seeking SFCC students, SFCC employees, and full-time students at the Higher Education Center are prioritized for placement to support a two-generation philosophy of education at the college.

Visit the Kids Campus website for more information. Students receive a 10% discount on the cost of Kids Campus and N.M. Early Childhood Education and Care Development offers Child Care Assistance to income-eligible students.

SFCC Library family study room now open

If you’re a student parent, we have good news for you! The SFCC Library has opened a new family study room for students who have children. The room has a space for children with toys, books, and special-sized furniture. The room will have three computer stations and room for students working on laptops.

It is open all hours the library is open. It will be available to current students when they have their children with them. Please note: This is not daycare, students must remain with their children. The library’s restroom adjacent to the study room has been updated and is family-friendly with a changing station.

SFCC Library Fall semester hours are:
Mon. – Thurs. 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

SFCC 2022-2023 Scholarship Application Available Now

SFCC can help you pay for college with scholarships. One simple application puts you in consideration for state institutional and Foundation private scholarships. Scholarships are available for new and returning, part time and full-time students to help pay for college for the upcoming academic year. Scholarships are also available for second-generation college students, Veterans, Native American students, Hispanic students and students with disabilities (must be registered with the SAS department at SFCC offers performance-based scholarships through Contract for a Better Tomorrow (CBT).

For more information and to apply go to:

If you have questions or need assistance email the Financial Aid Office at from your SFCC student email account. Make sure to include your Student ID number in the email.
Se habla Español.

Student Resource Center is here for you

Connect with Community Resources
The Student Resource Center focuses on providing information to students about resources throughout the community and providing appropriate referrals to agencies. The resources focus on basic needs such as: housing and shelter, food, legal services, transportation, childcare services, utility payment assistance, and physical and mental health services. All services are free and confidential.

Conèctese con los Recursos de la Comunidad El Centro de Recursos para Estudiantes se enfoca en proporcionar información a los estudiantes sobre los recursos en toda la comunidad y proporcionar referencias apropiadas a las agencias. Los recursos se centran en necesidades básicas como: vivienda y refugio, alimentos, servicios legales, transporte, servicios de cuidado infantil, asistencia para el pago de servicios públicos y servicios de salud física y mental. Todos los servicios son gratuitos y confidenciales.

505–428-1194 | |

Workday Training News

Workday Is Coming! Wave 1 colleges (CNM, CCC, NNMC, SFCC) continue to be on target for going live with Workday in just a few weeks: on Sat., Dec. 17. Making this dream a reality is thanks to the amazing contributions and extraordinary commitment from the Implementation Team. Meet the project team members here. On Dec. 17, data and information related to Finance, Human Resources, and Payroll that’s currently in Banner will be live in Workday. CHESS will oversee Payroll on behalf of our colleges, and a Payroll Transition Team is working on the details to ensure a smooth move. Be sure to thank your coworkers for their many months of work devoted to developing and launching our fabulous new Workday technology. We can’t wait to see the results!

CHESS Job Opportunity: Check out the job posting for a CHESS Workday Support Manager. The position seeks someone who is self-motivated, eager to contribute, and wants to learn; has strong managerial, communication, and interpersonal skills; enjoys working in a dynamic, team-oriented environment; and has experience in configuring and supporting all aspects of Workday along with keen attention to detail and timing. Share the post with anyone who might be interested. CHESS is looking to hire the right candidate as soon as possible.

Training is Here! Beginning Dec. 1, Workday training starts for all employees and all managers. Training will focus on Workday self-service activities. You will learn to update your profile information, record time worked, request time off, and more. All employees must complete the 30-minute training session. Supervisors and managers will need to complete an additional 30-minute training session. Depending on your role and your assigned tasks in Finance, Payroll, and Human Resources, more training may be required.

The Training Team offers 4 types of learning opportunities:

  1. Self-Paced: recorded videos, e-learning
  2. Instructor-Led: presentations and demonstrations of key activities
  3. In-System: some Workday screens provide field-specific instructions and links to helpful information
  4. Self-Guided: tip sheets and other documents that provide step-by-step instructions

The Training Team looks forward to making sure you are well prepared to use Workday. Got questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to SFCC’s Workday Training Team members:

November WOW Award:
Erik Gellert

Nominated by John Cordova:

“During the Covid 19 pandemic , Erik Gellert went far beyond expectations to create and implement an online class with little help, Erik is always eager to help and is an asset to the College.”

CHESS — Collaborative for Higher Education Shared Services

CHESS Connection Newsletter – November 28

If you’re wondering what’s happening with the Workday implementation, check out the latest CHESS Connection!

This month’s newsletter contains a lot of information on upcoming training as Workday rolls out. Everyone will need to take training, so check it out!

Employees – RSVP by Noon Today for
Winter Party 6 p.m. Dec. 2

**The celebrations committee requests your RSVP for 1 or 2 ADULTS ONLY by NOON, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH.

The SFCC Employee Winter Party is from 6 to 11 p.m. this Friday, December 2. The party will be held in the Campus Center. There will be a catered dinner, a DJ for dancing, a photo booth, and a cash bar. Donations will be collected at the event to help give back to our community.

Please e-mail your RSVP to:

Specific food requests can be made with your choice of vegan, gluten free, or vegetarian.**

Foster Child Donation

Something new this year is a foster child donation. If you desire to make a contribution, please indicate at or visit the Foundation office to sign up. An ornament of your choice with your name will be placed on the tree in the Campus Center. Just drop your ornament at the TESTING CENTER from 8-5 and the committee will place the ornament upon a tree. You can drop off the ornament until December 2nd.

Faculty Open Educational Resource (OER) Training 2:30 p.m. Dec. 5

2:30 p.m. December 5, 2022 in Room 412 and via MS Teams

Faculty, would you like to learn about getting started on an OER course design?

Steve Martinez will be hosting a workshop for faculty who are interested in exploring adding OER into courses.  This workshop will provide you with the necessary tools to build a basic OER textbook transition or more advanced OER course designs.  Questions?  Steve Martinez: Find the link to the course on MySFCC and in SFCC Connect announcements.

WOW awards – nominate an outstanding coworker today!

Do have anyone you would like to nominate for the WOW award in your department?

The WOW award is given monthly to employees who demonstrate outstanding customer service.
Please nominate at SFCC Connect- Online Forms/Office of Human Resources (OHR)-Wonderful Outstanding Worker!

Thank you SFCC Workday test group!

Workday test group, from left: Marcos Maez, Diana Roembach, Loretta Lopez, Lourdes Parks, Laura White, Mindy Watson, and Mason Kovac

Special thanks to our SFCC colleagues who recently took a test drive on the new Workday platform. They were seeing it for the first time. They provided valuable feedback on the training presentations and tip sheets. We’re ready to go live with Workday on Dec. 17. Want to know more about how easy it will be to leave Banner behind and use the new system? Ask anyone in the group, from left: Marcos Maez, Diana Roembach, Loretta Lopez, Lourdes Parks, Laura White, Mindy Watson, and Mason Kovac. More info at

Andrew Lovato appointed Santa Fe Arts Commissioner

Andrew Lovato, Ph.D.

Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber and the City Council have appointed SFCC Instructor Andrew Lovato, Ph.D., to a two-year term as Arts Commissioner. He joins Karl Duncan and Heidi McKinnon as newly appointed commissioners. The Arts Commission is a nine-member volunteer advisory body appointed by the Mayor and City Council to assist and guide the Arts and Culture Department. A Santa Fe native, Dr. Lovato recently retired from full-time teaching. He received a Ph.D. in Intercultural Communication from University of New Mexico, was a Fulbright Scholar in 2018, and was Santa Fe City Historian from 2018 to 2019. He is the author of several books on Santa Fe and New Mexico history and culture and has taught guitar for over 30 years at SFCC.

President details financial deadlines and hiring freeze

In an October 17 email to employees, President Rowley asked for assistance with these important procedures and deadlines:

Requisitions, Purchase Orders, Invoices

  • Now: Be mindful of purchases that occur on a yearly basis in your department during the month of December and ensure these are completed by Dec. 1, or if possible, after Jan. 2, 2023.  Subscription fees and membership renewals are two examples.
  • Now: Start clean-up of all open purchase orders. Please review all POs and notify Accounts Payable of any that can be closed. It is recommended that all MPOs be closed in Banner by Dec. 2 and new MPOs be created in Workday in early Jan. 2023.
  • Nov 4: The last day to submit requisitions for supplies, materials, etc. for the remainder of the calendar year.
  • Nov. 22: The last day to request change orders on open POs.
  • Dec 1: The last day to submit invoices on open POs to Accounts Payable for processing in Dec.

Nov. 4 we will begin a hiring freeze. The goal is to lift the freeze by mid-to-late January. 

The president also emphasized the complexity of the upcoming Workday implementation, thanked the implementation team for their hard work and everyone for their support of these efforts. Read the full message on SFCC Connect.

SFCC employee musicians Jonathan Harrell and Roxanne Tapia perform with Mélange

Local music group Mélange, playing original music by Phredgeoff (Jeff) Tarnoff and Jojo Sena de Tarnoff, can be heard next at Chomp on the evening of Saturday, December 10. The group includes Academic Advisor Jonathan Harrell on bass and MPR Executive Assistant Roxanne Tapia on tenor saxophone. Mélange plays a lively fusion of jazz, funk, and Latin music featuring Jeff Tarnoff on piano and JoJo Tarnoff on flute. Both Harrell and Tapia will also be performing with the Teatro Paraguas Orchestra in the holiday show, A Musical Piñata for Christmas in December.

New employees: We’d like to get to know you!

Staff Senate is encouraging new staff employees to come to an upcoming Staff Senate to introduce yourselves.

Campus Weekly would also love to introduce new staff and faculty members. Please send us your name, job title, when you started at SFCC, brief bio and photo (it can be a selfie!) to Submit News.

If you’re new to SFCC, we’d love to introduce you to the our community. We’re happy you’re working with us at SFCC!


Therapy Dogs in the Library!

11 a.m.
Wednesday, November 30

SFCC Library is once again sponsoring an end-of-semester visit from furry, friendly therapy dogs! Please join us in the Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30 for some canine cuddling and stress relief. Sponsored in conjunction with the Santa Fe Animal Shelter’s Pet Outreach.

Ongoing news and events

‘The Spell: The magic of words and imagery’ exhibition continues through Dec. 8

The SPELL opened on Oct. 6

SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery’s October 6 opening of the art exhibition, “The SPELL: The Magic of Words and Imagery,” drew a large crowd to see the exhibition of artwork of more than two dozen women from Santa Fe who work in diverse media. The exhibition runs through Thursday, December 8.

Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel said, “We have an incredible mix of talented artists who will show work. They are all sharing art that reflects the theme. The artists have had fun with the multiple meanings of ‘The SPELL’ in the sense of words and the alphabet, as well as the magical theme of casting a spell.”

The exhibition statement: “The words and imagery we project daily intentionally or unintentionally are powerful. They have the energy and ability to help, heal, hinder, hurt, and encourage. Our words and images create our reality or the reality of others. In this time and space, we can make a difference by evoking a SPELL of hope and possibilities beyond our fondest dreams.”

The following artists participated: Fairley Barnes, Ilse Bolle, Rebecca Bradshaw, Ro Calhoun, Linda Cassel, Julie Catron, Meg Davenport, Monique de Nys, Rose Driscoll, Alexandra Eldridge, Willi Haye, Christy Hengst, Marjo Hébert, Elizabeth Hunt, Ann Laser, Marietta Leis, Susan Ohori, Kate O’Neill, Amy Parrish. Patricia Pearce, Margaret Peters, Joany Raina, Diane Rolnick, Miriam Sagan, Penny Truitt, Suzanne Vilmain, DeeAnne Wagner, Erika Wanenmacher and Isabel Winson-Sagan.

SFCC Library hosts upcoming Children’s Storytime events, next event Jan. 18

Children’s Storytime in the SFCC Library Family Study Room
2 to 3 p.m.

Next event Jan. 18

We will be joined by the Santa Fe Children’s Museum with a Children’s Storytime and the opportunity to take home complimentary children’s STEAM kits. All SFCC Community Members Are Welcome

Questions? email:

Additional Storytime events are scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. the following Wednesdays:

  • November 16, 2022
  • January 18, 2023
  • February 15, 2023
  • March 15, 2023

Early Childhood Center of Excellence offers free early childhood speaker series with equity and social justice focus; next talk on Jan. 13

The Early Childhood Center of Excellence (ECCOE) offers a free early childhood speaker series featuring national and New Mexico experts focused on equity and social justice in early childhood teacher preparation. This series is for higher education faculty and anyone interested in bringing equity to their work with young children and families. This free virtual series runs from September 2022 through May 2023. Registration is open now!

You can see the full schedule through May, as well as register for any events for the speaker series here. The next talk is at noon Friday. The topic is: Special Education and Representation in Early Childhood with Dr. Monique Matute-Chavarria, NMSU; Dr. Nathaniel Bryan, Miami University, Dr. Pricella Morris, UNLV • REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

Will Wilson in exhibition at Millicent Rogers Museum through Jan. 29

Will Wilson’s Connecting the Dots: Cameron Straightdown Sefx, archival pigment print from digital photograph

Photography instructor Will Wilson is featured in the exhibition, “Southwest Reflections: In Between Shadows of the Land” at the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos. The opening reception is from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 8. The exhibit continues through Jan. 29, 2023.

From the press release, “Offering a common thread to life, everything that exists bears a shadow. As the second installment of the Millicent Rogers Museum’s “New Mexico Artists” series, this exhibition offers a diverse exploration of artists’ portrayals of environmental relationships and the ways these events become conveyed through shadows, reflections, and movements.”

Read the complete press release. Also, note Will Wilson will participate in a discussion at the museum from 1- 2 p.m. on Nov. 6: “Land: Reflection, Regeneration, and Art” Roundtable, Will Wilson and Pola Lopez. 

Fall meditations in the Planetarium
Mon. – Fri at 7:45a.m and 11:45 a.m

You are invited to the SFCC planetarium for morning and lunch meditations. Bring your own practice and relax your mind and body under the stars to Tibetan bowls, native flutes, or healing music. These are not guided sessions. Bring a mat or use the planetarium seating.

If you have interest in running a guided meditation during any of these sessions, please contact Frank Currie ( <>).

We look forward to helping you stay mindful…or at least sane this semester!

Watch video to learn more about tuition-free college

The recording of the public information session on tuition-free college provided by the New Mexico Higher Education Department on August 19 is now available. You can view it via the link below or at the main website at  Thank you to the New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation for hosting this session.

Understanding Tuition-Free College in New Mexico – YouTube

Need food? Campus Cupboard welcomes all

Campus Cupboard now offers refrigerated items

The Campus Cupboard (Room LL302E) in-person shopping hours are:
Mondays: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Thursdays: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

If you cannot visit during the current open hours listed or are not
comfortable with in-person shopping, check out Bookings for more options. To access Bookings, log in to MySFCC, look under Schedule an Appointment, and click on the pink button labeled Campus Cupboard (Online). You can access the reservation and delivery option 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome to visit the Campus Cupboard weekly for free groceries and other household items that may be available. Personal hygiene (menstrual) products are available from Free Flow NM.
Contact or 505-428-1775 for more information.

Visit Campus Cupboard for more information.

Campus Cupboard is supported by SFCC Foundation.

Fall semester hours for on-campus bookstore: 9-5 Monday through Thursday, 9-1 Fridays

Fall semester bookstore hours begin Monday, August 22. The bookstore is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. It is open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Fridays.

SFCC’s on-campus bookstore reopened under the operation of Barnes & Noble College.

The on-campus bookstore offers textbooks, course materials, notebooks, pens, and other office and school supplies – as well as snacks and drinks! Need to speak to someone at the bookstore? Call 505-428-1218.

Near the end of each term, students will have an opportunity to sell books back and return rental books at the bookstore or through mail.

Students can begin ordering books at the new bookstore website and select free on-campus pick-up.

Students can also select several shipping methods. Additionally, students can go directly to the on-campus store to buy books off the shelf at the new on campus store.

Please be patient as Barnes and Noble College Bookstore is still stocking up on books and so there might be limited inventory at this early stage.

Students can email to see if a book is in stock or with any other bookstore-related questions. BNC will continuously be receiving deliveries and expects to have all books available in the store by the start of classes. Students can order books either as a “guest” or they can “sign up/create account” on the bookstore website. The benefit to creating an account is that the order history will be saved.

For questions or additional assistance please email

An Important Note on Using Financial Aid for Purchases

Financial Aid purchases are available beginning on August 8, 2022.

Students receiving Financial Aid should wait until their aid is available before purchasing books. However, if students purchase books out of pocket and later become eligible for aid, they can be reimbursed through disbursement provided their aid is authorized and the award is enough to cover the purchase. Financial aid accounts are open through September 7, 2022. More financial aid information is available at the SFCC Financial Aid Office.

Registration for Fall CE classes continues

The new Fall Continuing Education schedule is now available online and in print. Visit the CE web page for tips on registering and to view the variety of offerings. Dean of Contract Training and Continuing Education Kris Swedin said, “This fall we’ve got a more extensive schedule available with a variety of classes, both online and in-person. Fall is ideal for taking time for personal enrichment or expanding your professional skills.”

Check out the wide variety of classes from Western Swing dancing to an armchair tour of Archeological Treasures of the Byzantine World. Read more.

Let’s help slow the spread of the virus

Let’s keep everyone safe and remember:

  • If you are feeling ill, you should not come into work, and avoid any type of social setting. The College wants you to feel better before you return to work.
  • If you are feeling ill: Get tested and isolate yourself from others as much as possible. We need to help mitigate the health risk to others.
  • Call 1-855-600-3453 for testing information and results.
  • If you do contract COVID-19, seek medical attention immediately. Notify your supervisor and human resources. These cases need to be reported, SFCC is here to support you.

Please do your part, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy.

Do you need information on testing? Visit

SFCC strongly encourages face masks inside the building. Recomendamos encarecidamente el uso de mascarillas dentro del edificio.

SFCC in the news

The following stories or radio shows either featured or mentioned SFCC or one of its employees. Some stories also are related to NM higher education.

11/15/2022, Los Alamos Daily Post, “ECECD Awards $7 Million In Endowments To Support Early Childhood Programs At New Mexico Colleges & Universities”

11/15/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Report to state education committee shows students continue to struggle in math”

11/14/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Smartboard” details SFCC fall break and new SFCC Library Scribe Mini Station.

11/09/2022, Las Vegas Optic, “Luna Community College joins Collaborative for Higher Education Shared Services (CHESS)”

11/09/2022, Albuquerque Journal, “NM HED awards $110.5m in endowments”

11/09/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Art exhibition honors women who served”

11/09/2022, Santa Fe Reporter, “In-demand drivers mean on-demand buses.”

11/01/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Supporter of early education amendment celebrating ahead of voters’ decision.”

10/30/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Barnes & Noble College operates SFCC bookstore”

10/27/2022, Los Alamos Daily Post, “SFCC Hosts Veterans & Family Appreciation Day Nov. 10.”

10/19/2022, Los Alamos Daily Post, “SFCC Launches APRENDE Apprenticeship Program”

10/19/2022, Los Alamos Daily Post, “Santa Fe Community College Hosts Reception To Highlight ‘So Proudly She Served Portrait Series’ Nov. 10”

10/13/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Contest helps young filmmakers achieve their vision.”

10/10/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “New Mexico think tank publishes set of education reform proposals.”

10/05/2022, Santa Fe Reporter, “Back of the Ballot: A primer on constitutional amendment proposals and bond issues”

09/28/2022, Los Alamos Daily Post, “SFCC Library Presents Discussion Of ‘Touching The Veil’ “

09/25/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Mural work helps channel literacy struggles.”

09/24/2022, Los Alamos Daily Post, “New Mexico Higher Education Department Invests $110.5 Million For Teacher Education, Nursing, And Social Work”

09/19/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, Smartboard – Santa Fe Community College’s Library children storytime, SFCC Visual Arts Gallery presents ‘The SPELL: The Magic of Words and Imagery’

09/18/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “My View: Joint open houses set this week for IAIA, SFCC,” column by IAIA president Robert Martin and SFCC president Becky Rowley.

09/15/2022, Business Wire, “American Library Association Highlights Increasing Censorship Attempts During Banned Books Week Programming”

09/15/2022, Los Alamos Daily Post, “SFCC Library, Santa Fe Children’s Museum And SFCC’s Kids Campus Present Storytime Sept. 21”

09/14/2022, Albuquerque Journal, “Chef Andy Barnes uses his love and excitement for cooking to nurture his culinary journey” Chef studied at SFCC.

09/10/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Veterans legacy project gets $500,000 in federal funds to expand”

09/10/2022, Los Alamos Daily Post, “SFCC Visual Arts Gallery Presents ‘The SPELL: The Magic Of Words And Imagery’ Oct. 6-Dec. 8”

09/04/2022, Los Alamos Daily Post, “Heinrich, Luján, Leger Fernández Welcome $500,000 In Federal Investments For SFCC To Create Digital Profiles Of Veterans at Santa Fe National Cemetery”