SFCC receives $3 million Title V grant for Hispanic Serving Institutions
SFCC is one of 43 institutions across the country to receive a $3 million five-year, U.S. Department of Education Title V Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (DHSI) grant.
SFCC’s Title V DHSI Project, Minority Academic Pathways to Success (MAPS), seeks to build systemic institutional capacity to implement the Guided Pathways model – a transformational approach that removes barriers Hispanic and low-income students face in achieving post-secondary success.
U.S. Department of Education, Title V, Part A of the Higher Education Act, is providing $3 million (93 percent of project funds) to support this five-year project. The SFCC Foundation is raising an additional $225,000 (7 percent of project funds) of dollar-for-dollar match that establishes an endowment fund for minority and low-income student scholarships.
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich said, “Santa Fe Community College serves a tremendous role in northern New Mexico and beyond by educating our students and training our workforce. I’m pleased this grant will help advance SFCC’s transformative approach to supporting Hispanic and low-income students achieve post-secondary success and develop the next generation of leaders in our state. I remain committed to doing all I can to put higher education within reach for every student in New Mexico, and ensure that educators have the resources, training and support they need for students to succeed.”
Read more in the story, “SFCC receives $3 million grant” from the Los Alamos Daily Post.
Photo: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich at SFCC.
SFCC's FAFSA Rodeo a success!
So many thanks to our partners and Financial Aid experts who volunteered to support students at the SFCC FAFSA Rodeo at the Santa Fe HEC. Thanks to Dion’s and Coca Cola for their support, as well as all of the partners: Santa Fe Community College (NM), NMHU School of Social Work, Northern New Mexico College, The University of New Mexico – UNM, St. John’s College, NM FAFSA- Fund Your Future!
Check out these great images from Santa Fe HEC’s Facebook page.
Photo: Director of Outreach and Recruitment Marcos Maez and Student Admissions Counselor Daniela Gurule.
SFCC's Native American Heritage Month begins with opening ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday in Campus Center
The Indigenous Peoples Club is organizing a series of special events to celebrate the national Native American Heritage Month. Join President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., for the opening ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4 in the Campus Center.
Currently scheduled Native American Heritage Month activities:
- Nov. 4 11 a.m. Opening Ceremony, Campus Center: President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Student Success Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos, Data Technician Marvin Gabaldon and SFCC student Jeslyn Rosetta will speak.
- Nov. 5
- Nov. 7 and Nov. 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Art show, main hallway
- Nov. 11 to 15 Rock your mocs week
- Nov. 19
10 a.m. A.J. Goldman Presentation, Campus Center
- 11:30 a.m. Short Films Screening, Room 216 Lecture Hall. Screening by IAIA – James Lujan, Department Chair of Cinematic Arts & Technology at the Institute of American Indian Arts.
- 1:30 p.m. Red Dress/Red Sand Project – Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women , Courtyard
Red dresses on display beginning Nov. 4. Each represents a missing or murdered Indigenous woman.
Fall Readings in the Library, Nov. 7, 11, 20 and 21
SFCC Student Services, Creative Writing Program and the SFCC Library present Fall 2019 Readings in the Library. Faculty and students read their work on Nov. 7, 11 and 20. The public is invited to the free events. Refreshments will be served. Note: The Nov. 21 reading features SFCC faculty and staff members reading their work.
Schedule of SFCC Fall Readings in the Library:
Invite your friends to SFCC Library’s Room 516 for these free readings. Questions: Contact email@example.com.
SFCC Native American Heritage Month Art Show November 7 and 8
The Indigenous Peoples Club is celebrating Native American Heritage month in November. Come check out the Art Show Thursday and Friday, November 7 and 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Main Hallway.
For more information or to reserve a table ($20 per table per day), contact Marvin Gabaldon, 428-1835
or Brooke Gondara, 428-1941.
Halloween was a howling succcess!
Thanks to the Office of Student Development for a fun and safe Halloween event. Also, thanks to the students, faculty and staff who worked so hard to make this a thrilling event!
The excitement began with Kids Campus who brought over all the superheroes. The kids had fun dancing to the Monster Mash and other fun Halloween songs. Wonder Woman (aka Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos) welcomed all the youngsters and asked how many want to be superheroes that go to college. Check out some of the fun photos from Facebook.
Thanks again to OSD:
Ernest Kavanaugh, Director
Mary Eleas, Student Involvement Coordinator
Patricia Parks, Administrative Assistant
Jennie Valdez, ENLACE
Erica Abeyta, Prevention & Wellness
See other photos from Halloween.
Shhhh! It's quiet time in the SOS theater noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays
Science on a Sphere (SOS) Theater welcomes anyone who wants to spend some Quiet Time during the lunch hour.
Come relax and meditate if you wish. The Blue Marble will be silently rotating in the darkened SOS Theater from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Please refrain from talking or eating; sit anywhere including the floor.
SOS Earth Docent Team
2019 SFCC Arts and Crafts Fair: Call for Vendors
This year’s SFCC Arts and Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendor space is still available. For more information, contact Fran Nawrocki, or call 428-1675.
Governing Board Approves Policy 2-12 Student Records
The SFCC Governing Board has approved Policy 2-12 Student Records and the Procedures have been updated. Please click on the links to learn more:
College policies are online at SFCC/policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more about policies or the Shared Governance Policy Review Process, contact Policy Officer Laura J. Mulry at ext. 1776 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern Italy: Insights and Images Spring 2020
Southern Italy: Insights and Images
Only 20 seats available!
With Bernadette Jacobs and Diane Tintor
May 4 – 8 and May 18 – 30, 2020
Travel to Naples, Capri, Sorrento, Bari, Trulli Di Alberobello and Matera in an area of Italy called the “Tuscany of the South.” Investigate the Greek, Roman and religious art and architecture of southern Italy along with the influence of classical Greek archetypes that helped shape Western culture. Start your experience with a week-long in-person course at SFCC. Then your travel adventure begins!
Receive credit for prior learning for any credit student who wants to earn 3 credit hours.
- Saturday Oct. 26, 10 a.m., Travel Bug, 839 Paseo de Peralta
- Sunday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m., Travel Bug, 839 Paseo de Peralta
- Sunday Dec. 8, 2 p.m., Travel Bug, 839 Paseo de Peralta
- Wednesda Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m., SFCC Room 711
- Saturday Feb. 1, 10 a.m., Travel Bug, 839 Paseo de Peralta
Veterans & Family Appreciation Day
Veterans & Family Appreciation Day
Thursday November 14, 2019
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Main Hallway & Jemez Rooms
SFCC’s Veterans and Family Appreciation Day is an event to show appreciation for military veterans and their families. It is a resource and job fair, all are welcome.
For more information email email@example.com or call 505-428-1314.
No buses coming to SFCC on Veteran's Day
The Santa Fe Trails Buses will be on a Sunday service schedule on Monday, November 11, 2019. The route to the college will NOT be running that day. Also, the Railrunner will be operating on limited Sunday schedule. Make car pool or other arrangements to get to the college on Veteran’s Day.
Updated MySFCC portal coming to your computer November 22
Check out the upgrades to MySFCC portal
The upgrades to MySFCC portal will launch on November 22. Get a sneak peak and demonstration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 18-21 at the OIT table outside the Welcome and Advising Center.
The upgrades will make navigation to services faster for everyone. Come by and see how much easier MySFCC will be for students, faculty and staff. Demonstrations will continue after the launch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 22, 25 and 26 at the OIT table outside the Welcome and Advising Center.
POM office relocation
Plant and Operations Management offices will be moving to a new location during our P&OM Renovation and construction. POM will be located in office suite LL305 from December 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020.