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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham visited Kids Campus on Nov. 1 to talk about Constitutional Amendment 1

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham visited Kids Campus on November 1 for a press conference where she talked about how the passage of Constitutional Amendment 1 on the election ballot would support Early Childhood education. She stressed that Constitutional Amendment 1 would allocate important additional funding from the Permanent School Fund. Read more in this Santa Fe New Mexican story from Nov. 1, “Supporter of early education amendment celebrating ahead of voters’ decision.”

Don’t forget that Election Day is this Tuesday.

Veterans & Family Appreciation Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10

SFCC’s Veterans Resource Center will present The Veterans & Family Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. The free public event includes a resource fair with information on new benefits and programs for vets, veteran-owned business support, education benefits and veterans’ family services. There will also be information about academic programs and scholarships. Families are encouraged to attend.

SFCC adjunct professor, Marine veteran and New Mexico State Defense Force Chaplain, Joseph L. Villegas, Sr., will give a keynote address as part of the opening ceremonies.

Here are some of the organizations that will be at the event:

  • UNM Business/Education Outreach
  • Horses for Healing
  • Veterans Upward Bound- UNM Taos
  • Santa Fe Vet Center
  • Workforce Connections

“We’re excited to be able to offer this in-person event again to show the college’s support and appreciation of veterans and their families,” VRC director Krystal Patton said. Patton, a Navy veteran, understands veterans’ needs. Organizations and businesses interested in participating with an information table at the event can either send an email to Krystal Patton at or call 505-428-1305.

Bring donations to event to help homeless veterans

At the Nov. 10 event, SFCC’s VRC will collect items for the Santa Fe Vet Center’s annual Stand Down event for the homeless, which will be from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. November 11 and 12 at the Vet Center at 2209 Brothers Road in Santa Fe. Patton encourages those who cannot bring items to the SFCC event to bring them directly to the Vet Center.

Here are the items that are needed:

  • Sleeping bags
  • Backpacks
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Winter clothing (gloves, socks, hats, scarves)

Questions? Contact Veterans Resource Coordinator Krystal Patton (U.S. Navy veteran) at or call 505-428-1305.

OIT Maintenance 7 a.m. Nov. 13

OIT will be performing maintenance on Sunday, November 13, 2022 from 7 a.m. to noon. All systems will be affected by intermittent outages.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the OIT Service Desk at (505) 428-1222

SFCC hosts reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 to highlight “So Proudly She Served Portrait Series” in main entrance

Poster image for “So Proudly She Served Portrait Series”

Santa Fe Community College will host a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 to highlight the national “So Proudly She Served Portrait Series” in the Main Entrance. In conjunction with the national exhibition, SFCC Veterans Legacy Grant Program (VLGP) will also feature information about eight New Mexico women interred at Santa Fe Veterans National Cemetery. The exhibition will run through Nov. 22.

Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel said, “SFCC is honored to feature the “So Proudly She Served Portrait Series,” which pays homage to nationally distinguished women who served in the military. We’re also pleased to work with SFCC’s Veterans Legacy Grant Program to highlight and remember some of the many New Mexico women who served.”

Principal investigator for SFCC’s VLGP, Stephen C. Martinez, Ph.D., said, “While we know Veterans Day recognizes living veterans, we thought this event on the day before Veterans Day would give the community the opportunity to learn more about SFCC’s Veterans Legacy Grant Program by featuring the biographies of eight women who valiantly served our country who were interred at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.” The eight featured female veterans interred at the Santa Fe National Cemetery are Maria Outland, Nina Piatt, Maria Lovato Cook, Ramona Latimer, Christel Chavez, Pita Cajete, Connie Gilchrist and Katherine Stinson.

In addition to SFCC and SFCC’s VLGP, reception sponsors include: New Mexico Military Museum Foundation, Santa Fe Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Mike and Molly Droge. Dignitaries, as well as the public, have been invited to attend this free event.

About the “So Proudly She Served Portrait Series”

Nationally recognized artist, Steve Alpert, and Project Director and former military aviator, Linda Maloney, have worked tirelessly to put together the first-of-its-kind portrait group that honors the courage, strength and selfless service of women in active duty, as well as veterans. Alpert painted 12 oil paintings included in the Proudly She Served portrait series. The series features large-scale portraits of extraordinary women military officers and enlisted personnel from each branch of the service. The portraits convey a message about each woman’s courage, strength, resilience and selflessness while serving in the military and in their lives as civilians.

The series also includes a beautiful coffee table book titled Proudly She Served Portrait Series, soon to be published, with captivating stories highlighting the portrait participants, offering a glimpse into why these women chose to serve in the military and why they are proud of their military service. Each woman’s perspective is uniquely different, but together they tell a bigger story and passes on a lasting legacy to inspire future generations to reach for their dreams. These everyday heroes have made significant contributions to their country through their service. The series of compelling portraits and their captivating stories are certain to inspire generations of women to follow in their footsteps. Alpert, executive director of the project, said, “I began this project to tell the story that women in uniform are just as courageous and capable of leadership as men in uniform. Simple as that. I wanted to contribute to telling their success stories through portrait paintings in oil.” Alpert reinvented himself as a professional landscape and later portrait artist after working nearly three decades in the TV news industry. He has created many artworks with military themes. You may find more about the artist at

Proudly She Served project director and former military aviator, Linda Maloney, said the portraits and book “present a very positive message about these inspirational women who achieved significant careers in our country’s military. The women are very resourceful, innovative and deeply caring advocates for military veterans, especially those men and women who are transitioning to civilian life. They are also amazing role models for women who are focused on serving their country, families, or communities while engaged in meaningful careers.”

The portrait series participants include a diverse group of active-duty U.S. military and veteran women from the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy and Women Airforce Service Pilots. They are:

  • Kim Brooks, born in Portland, Ore., U.S. Marine Corps, Separated – Sergeant
  • Nicole Cimino, born in San Diego, Calif., U.S. Coast Guard, Retired – Chief Petty Officer.
  • U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, representing Illinois, U.S. Army, Retired – Lieutenant Colonel
  • Kirstie Ennis, raised in Milton, FL., U.S. Marine Corp, Retired – Sergeant
  • Dawn Halfaker, raised in San Diego, CA, U.S. Army, Retired – Captain
  • Bernice “Bee” Falk Haydu, of Montclair, NJ, U.S. Women Airforce Service Pilot (deceased)
  • Miyoko Hikiji, of Cedar Rapids, IA, U.S. Army, Separated – Specialist
  • Angel Hughes, raised in East Orange, NJ, U.S. Coast Guard, Separated – Lieutenant Commander
  • Nicole Malachowski, of Las Vegas, NV, U.S. Air Force, Retired – Colonel
  • Chaplain Karen Meeker, raised in Huntington Mills, PA., U.S. Army, Active Duty – Colonel
  • Louise Rand, of Martins Ferry, OH, U.S. Air Force – 1st Lieutenant (deceased)
  • Arabia Shanklin, of Steubenville, OH, U.S. Navy, Active Duty – Lieutenant

For more about the series visit the Proudly She Served website.

For more information about the reception, contact Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel at 505-428-1501 or by email at To learn more about the SFCC Veterans Legacy Grant Program contact Stephen Martinez, Ph.D., at 505-428-1516 or email

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

November is national Native American Heritage Month. It is a national observance that celebrates and recognizes the contributions of Native Americans (Indigenous people). Resources for teachers and students are available at National Native American Heritage Month. SFCC is planning an observance and celebration on Nov. 15. We will share more when we have more details.

Early Childhood Center of Excellence offers free early childhood speaker series with equity and social justice focus; next talk on Nov. 11

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

Happy National Brush Day from SFCC SMILES Club 🙂

National Brush Day is held in the United States on November 1. This observance focuses on raising awareness about the importance of children’s oral health. National Brush Day was first observed in 2013. The date of November 1 was chosen because it is the day after Halloween. On Halloween, children get many sweet treats during trick-or-treating. Frequent consumption of sugary foods is the number one cause of tooth decay which is one of the most common chronic childhood diseases in the U.S.

How to properly brush your teeth?

To learn about SFCC Dental Programs and SMILES Club, please contact Dr. Aamna Nayyar at 505-428-1258 or or visit:

New Technology 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 Library presents ‘Touching the Veil’: talk now available online

Author Cheryl Marita, R.N., M.A.

 SFCC Library presented “Touching the Veil: An online discussion of the book, the work, and the life of a hospice nurse” on Nov. 1.

If you missed it, you can view the recording on SFCC’s YouTube channel at .

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.

Election Day is November 8

Do you know where to vote? You can check details for the voting in the state of New Mexico at: At that website, you’ll find details on voter registration, absentee ballots and links to your county clerk’s office for more detailed information.

Election Day Voting – Tuesday, November 8

For those living in Santa Fe County you can see detailed information on Election Day polling locations, dates and times in the dates & details section of the Santa Fe Reporter Voter Guide at:

Dates and Details | | Santa Fe Reporter (

SFCC had fun on Halloween

It was a fun day of Halloween activities at SFCC. Here are a selection of photos from that day. See many more on SFCC’s Facebook page. Thank you to Student Involvement Coordinator Mary Eleas and everyone else who helped put these fun activities together.

SFCC and Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe cohosted a U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) Naturalization Ceremony on Oct. 25

SFCC and Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe cohosted the U.S. Citizen & Immigration Services (USCIS) Naturalization Ceremony on Oct. 25. Twenty five individuals from the following countries Canada, Egypt, Guatemala, Mexico, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Turkey, and the United Kingdom participated. Jorge Hernandez Barragan is an LVSF Citizenship student and he was one of the recipients! Congratulations to him and all of our new citizens.

A special thank you to Vice President for Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness Yash Morimoto, Ph.D., who gave the opening remarks, as well as poet Donald Levering, an LVSF volunteer who gave the keynote address. Also, a shout out to Amanda Rivera de Garcia, SFCC ESL (English as a Second Language) Literacy Coordinator, Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe, Adult Education Director Letty Naranjo, all of those who work with ESL and LSVF as well as the SFCC staff, who helped with the event. SFCC congratulates the new citizens!

SFCC represented at Chainbreakers Día de los Muertos event

Outreach Coordinator Daniela Gurule represented SFCC at the Oct. 29 Chainbreakers Día de los Muertos Southside event. Here are some photos from the event:

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

Follow-up interview with three American women and their role in maintaining peace

Screenshot from interview on the topic, “Celebrations and challenges: How my faith tradition helps deal with predictable and unpredictable changes.”

Watch a follow-up interview on the role of three American women and their role in maintaining the peace. The interview is conducted by SG: Sayyidaat Global, a female social group. Topic: “Celebrations and challenges: How my faith tradition helps deal with predictable and unpredictable changes”.
Interview link:
Guest Speakers:

  • Aamna Nayyar
  • Victoria Reder
  • Rabbi Min Kantrowitz

The three speakers are the co-authors of the book: “Three Paths. One God.”
For questions about the topic, please contact PDAC member, Aamna Nayyar 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.

Gain election insights with President Rowley and NM School for the Deaf Superintendent Dr. Herbold on radio and TV

SFCC President Becky Rowley, Ph.D.

Election Insights. New Mexico School for the Deaf Superintendent Dr. Herbold and Santa Fe Community College President Becky Rowley discuss how General Obligation Bond 3 for Education benefits our students and our community.

Bond 3 for Education is on the election slate now.

Listen to the podcast
The Richard Eeds Show on KTRC 1260 | 103.

Watch the PBS TV/online interview

The guests in this segment on REPORT FROM SANTA FE are Dr. Becky Rowley, president of the Santa Fe Community College, and Dr. Joseph Shepard, president of Western New Mexico University, explaining the General Obligation (GO) Bonds on the ballot in the upcoming November election.

These educators were followed by Dr. Mauricio Tohen, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of New Mexico and chief for UNM Hospital in Behavioral Care, describing one particular bond that will fund a much-needed children’s psychiatric center at the UNM Health Sciences Center.

General Obligation Bonds come before the voters every couple of years, in even numbered years, and fund capital improvement projects, as well as new construction projects.   

The bonds are packaged so that there are projects in virtually every corner of the state. This is not a bond that will just benefit the Rio Grande corridor, it will benefit every place that has a two-year or four-year college.

Bond #3: The 2022 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act authorizes the issuance and sale of higher education, special schools and tribal schools capital improvement and acquisition bonds. 

Watch at PBS Report from Santa Fe

Clay Club sale, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

The popular Clay Club sale returns this year.

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.

East Wing Eatery open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday

The East Wing Eatery open for coffee and pastries. Other selections and specials available when possible.

Thank you for the continued support.

SFLR online reading a success

Screenshot courtesy of Kate McCahill

About 70 people attended the SFLR Zoom reading on October 20. Several contributors joined in the reading from across the globe and others from across the country.

Complimentary copies of the SANTA FE LITERARY REVIEW (SFLR) are available for pickup at the Santa Fe Public Library branches, Eldorado library, and at the SFCC Library.

This year’s issue is available for viewing or download at, and selected writings are available at

For more information about the publication contact SFLR Faculty Advisor and Editor-in-Chief Kate McCahill at

Just as a reminder: Submissions for the next SFLR are due Nov. 1. Here is the web page explaining the theme and submission guidelines:

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:

SFCC Library hosts upcoming Children’s Storytime events

Children’s Storytime in the SFCC Library Family Study Room
2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 16

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

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.

Café con las comadres – Nov. 9

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.

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.

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.

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 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.
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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.

Apply NOW for Fall Semester Student Employment

Apply NOW for Fall Semester Student Employment at Santa Fe Community College!

Student Work Study is a financial aid need-based program that provides student funds earned through part-time employment. Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week and work is scheduled around your school schedule. Please note payment for student workers is $15 an hour!

To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Completed the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 FAFSA
  • Enrolled now and have at least 3-degree related credit hours for the summer semester and 6 credit hours for fall.

Contact for further information.

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 | |

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.

CHESS — Collaborative for Higher Education Shared Services

CHESS Connection Newsletter – October 31

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!

WOW Awards – Roberta (Suzette) Pineda

WOW winner for the month of October 2022 is Roberta (Suzette) Pineda.

Roberta (Suzette) Pineda was nominated twice for the WOW award and won for the month of October. She was nominated by Catron Allred and Deyanira Contreras

Employees – Save the date!
Winter Party 6 p.m. Dec. 2

The SFCC Employee Winter Party has been scheduled for 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, December 2. The party will be held in the Campus Center. Donations will be collected at the event to help give back our community. Watch your email for the official announcement and details on how to RSVP.

Submit WOW nominations!

The Office of Human Resources reminds you to nominate who you think is doing a great job here at SFCC. The nomination form can be found at the SFCC Connect portal, or by reaching out to Katie Cadena-Priebe at

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, November 19. 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.

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!


2019 Holiday Arts Market at IAIA

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

SFCC and IAIA partner to promote December 10 fair & market.

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. (Note: This is the date for Fall Commencement. So stop by after Commencement!) 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 in both events.

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.

See more information at


SFCC: Facilities Coordinator Fran Nawrocki at at 505-428-1675 or visit
IAIA: Alumni and Donor Relations Coordinator Danielle Murzynsky-Obiekwe at (Chickasaw Nation) or visit

Ongoing news and events

‘The Spell: The magic of words and imagery’ opening captivated visitors, exhibition continues

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.

The Geometry of Light show continues through Nov. 26

SFCC Ceramics Program Head James Marshall has a joint exhibition at the Gerald Peters Contemporary gallery through Nov. 26. “The Geometry of Light” investigates the formal and conceptual relationships between James Marshall and Florence Miller Pierce, two artists for whom light, dimensional space and perception is both the content and context of their work. The exhibition continues through November 26, 2022

See the exhibition at:

Gerald Peters Contemporary

1011 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe

Read more:

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

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

SFCC participates in Generation Hope’s FamilyU

Thomas  Peña, 2018 graduate, shown with his son.

SFCC is one of seven colleges to participate in Generation Hope’s FamilyU technical assistance program. Through FamilyU, Generation Hope partners with colleges and universities across the country to increase the number of parenting students who complete their program studies and graduate. The program is sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, among others.

Although parent students account for 1 in 5 undergraduates nationwide, their odds of completion are far slimmer than students who are not parenting. Despite having higher GPAs than students without children, parenting students are 10 times less likely to graduate due to inadequate support systems.

The FamilyU technical assistance program was created to bolster their odds for completion.

“SFCC is honored to be part of Generation Hope’s FamilyU program to help our student parents complete their degrees and graduate,” said SFCC President Becky Rowley, Ph.D. “We look forward to gaining expertise so we may better support our students who are raising children.” See the national press release.

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 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

Remember to wash your hands for a full 20 seconds!

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.

11/01/2022, 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”