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News and Announcements

Hispanic Heritage Month events continue through October 15

This week’s National Hispanic Heritage Month events offer opportunities for reflection and dialog.

(View a photo gallery from last week’s festivities)

October 2
Lecture by Dr. Steve Martinez, SFCC Assistant Professor, History
“Nuevo Mexicano Veterans of U.S. Foreign Wars” and “The political life of Nina Otero and Women’s Suffrage”
10:30 a.m. to noon
Board Room

October 3
Home-made Salsa Contest & Salsa Tasting for All
11 a.m. to noon

We encourage everyone to bring your favorite Homemade Salsa! Get all the details.
Salsas will be turned in to Ian Martinez in The President’s office on Tuesday, October 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or on Wednesday, October 3 from 8 to 9 a.m.

Mariachi Buenaventura
Noon to 1 p.m.

SFCC Culinary Arts Food Truck (food for sale)
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Main College Entrance

Piñata breaking for children
12:30 to 1 p.m.

Display of Mexican/Latino Folk Art
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

View full schedule

Kindness is Key at SFCC

Want to recognize someone for a kindness they showed you? Nominations can be submitted around campus, look for the blue “key” boxes. For more information and to see “key” recipients visit here.

You can download the nomination form here. You may also submit your nomination via email to Margaretmary Woodd.

LWV Candidate Forum, Oct. 3

Save the date for League of Women Voters candidate forums Oct. 3 in the Jemez Rooms from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The forum will include candidates for Secretary of State and Land Commissioner.

The League of Women Voters moderates candidate forums to allow the public to pose policy questions to promote greater understanding of the responsibilities of offices and their ballot choices. It is a non-partisan organization that never supports candidates or parties.

Santa Fe Trails Service for Oct. 8

While the rest of the Santa Fe Trails bus system will be on the “Saturday” service schedule, Route 22 will operate on a regular weekday schedule Mon., Oct. 8, Indigenous People’s Day.

NMSA Exhibit through Oct. 11

The all Visual Art Department New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) student exhibition “Birch” opened at SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery last week. The exhibit runs through Oct. 11.

All of the art work on display is created by students of NMSA. The works will be for sale and proceeds will benefit the NMSA’s visual arts department, the school’s residential and outreach programs.

Tennis Tournament, Oct. 12-14

Mens & Womens Singles, Mens & Womens Doubles and Mixed Doubles at SFCC’s Fitness Education Center. First rounds will start at 4 p.m., Fri., Oct. 12. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14, the rounds will start at 8:30 a.m. Participants must be at least 18 years of age with a 3.5 rating or lower. Registration fees are $25 per person for individual events and $30 for doubles per team. Register online at or at the FEC by Oct. 11.

For more information, call 505-428-1656.

Volunteer: Expanding Your Horizons, Oct. 13

STEM Santa Fe’s Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference, Saturday, Oct. 13, is focused on encouraging girls to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) by interacting with women STEM role models, attending hands-on workshops and a STEM Fair.

To volunteer visit STEM Santa Fe. Email with questions.

New Wi-Fi login instructions

The new SFCC Wi-Fi is now operating on campus. For full instructions to log onto the service, please visit here.

For more information, contact the Office of Information Service Desk, ext. 1222.

SFCC Alumna Cindy Nava in national leadership role

SFCC alumna and 2017 keynote graduation speaker Cindy Nava has recently become Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute in Chicago, an award-winning national, non-profit, non-partisan organization. Congratulations to Cindy Nava!


Student Spotlight

Midterm Study Nights, Oct. 1 and 2

Need some additional help for Midterms? Join the Office of Student Development Midterm Study Nights from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Mon, Oct. 1 and Tues., Oct. 2, in the Atrium in the lower level of the West Wing.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Development, Student Activities, SGA and Freedom Ambassadors. For more information contact Mary Eleas, 428-1582.

Petition to Graduate in December NOW

Ready to graduate in December? Submit your Petition to Graduate now, don’t delay. The link to petition to graduate is found on:

• mySFCC
• Student Tab
• Student Resources
• Petition to Graduate

For more information, contact the Registrar’s Office, 428-1267.

Financial aid reminders

The deadline to switch a class from credit to audit is Fri., October 5. Be sure to check with Financial Aid before switching status to see how it impacts your financial aid eligibility.

Need money to pay for school? Complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA online now. Are you an International or Undocumented student? Then complete the 2018-2019 Dreamers Financial Aid form here.

Check with Financial Aid to learn more, in the Welcome and Advising Center, via email or call 428-1268.

ENMU visits Oct. 3

A recruiter with Eastern New Mexico University will be on campus to speak with students concerning programs available at ENMU from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wed., Oct. 3 in the Welcome and Advising Center. Can’t make this date? A recruiter will also be here from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 28.

For more information, contact academic adviser Melba Ramos at 428-1880.

HSE/GED Orientations Oct. 5 and 9

Registration for High School Equivalency/GED tests is open now. Classes begin Oct. 15 in Spanish and English.

New students must attend an orientation session. The sessions are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5 or 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9. Registration for new students will take place at orientation. Registration for returning students begins Oct. 1.

For information, contact Lynne Matthes, 428-1433, visit or see the press release.

Employee Announcements

Open/Switch Enrollment begins Oct. 18 with health fair

The open/switch enrollment period for employees kicks of with a health fair 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 18 in the Jemez Rooms. The health fair will include biometric screenings, blender bike, trail mix, a chance to complete your personal health assessment and other great health and wellness education and activities. Giveaways and Door Prizes!

Changes made be made through Fri., Nov. 30 with Alicia Huerta in HR, Room 309A.

Learn more about the options.

New Book from Lauren Camp

Continuing Education instructor, writer and radio host Lauren Camp recently announced the release of her newest book of poems, Turquoise Door: Finding Mabel Dodge Luhan in New Mexico.


In Memoriam: Nicole Berezin

View the full obituary in honor of Nicole Berezin.

The Brutal History of Anti-Latino Discrimination in America

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month.

School segregation, lynchings and mass deportations of Spanish-speaking U.S. citizens are just some of the injustices Latinos have faced.

Read the full piece by Erin Blakemore on the History website. Provided by the President’s Diversity Advisory Committee.