Campus Weekly


SFCC Employee Health Fair

If you missed last week’s employee health fair – you can still get a flu shot during the free flu shot clinic Wednesday (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Jemez Rooms). The open enrollment/switch enrollment period for employee benefits is open through November. Contact Alicia Huerta in HR, ext. 1389.


News and Announcements

SFCC's SUN PATH highlighted for 'best practices in workforce development'

SFCC’s SUN PATH project was one of nine Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) programs in the U.S selected to be included the SkillsCommons Field Guide:The Gallery Edition, which is a collection of innovative and successful workforce development strategies developed by community colleges across the country. The ‘SkillsCommons Field Guide of TAACCCT Innovations: The Gallery Edition” is an interactive field guide designed to provide leaders and practitioners of workforce development programs with brief descriptions and easy-to-use materials that can be adopted and adapted for local purposes and programs.

Photo: Victor Medina, who received health care training as a SUN PATH recipient.

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Free Flu Vaccine Clinic, Oct. 24

Get this year’s flu shot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wed., Oct. 24 in the Jemez Rooms. The free flu vaccinations will be administered by nurses from Christus St. Vincent with support from SFCC nursing faculty members and students.

Co-sponsored by Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center.

Hear about Bond D for Education on the radio and podcasts, then Vote!

Three upcoming interviews feature SFCC Interim President Cecilia Cervantes, Ph.D. and New Mexico School for the Deaf Superintendent Rosemary Gallegos, Ph.D. discussing the General Obligation Bond D for Education election and the projects it will support on each of their respective campuses:

  • On Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m. on Hutton Broadcasting’s Richard Eeds Show on KTRC 1260 AM | 103.7 FM
  • On Wednesday, Oct. 24, on KSFR with Tom Trowbridge. Check KSFR for podcast.
  • On Thursday, Nov. 1 at 9:30 a.m. on KSWV 810 AM

Early voting began Saturday. Election Day is Nov. 6.

SFCC Halloween Festival

Santa Fe Community College‘s annual Halloween Festival takes place Wed., Oct. 31, 3:30-7 p.m. This safe and fun event includes free trick-or-treating, music, games and more. There will also be a haunted house ($3 admission fee) and an escape room ($5 admission fee).

Sponsored by SFCC’s Office of Student Development, Student Activities and Conference Services.

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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.

Santa Fe Housing Action Coalition Survey

Santa Fe Community College is partnering with Santa Fe Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) to collect more data about the housing and commuting experiences of people working in Santa Fe County.

English Survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SFCCEng

Spanish Survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SFCCSpan

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SFCC in the news

News about the college was mentioned or featured in these publications.

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

10/17/2018, $20 million grant aims to improve New Mexico’s power grid Way to go! SFCC is the only community college among the grant recipients! The rest are universities.

Hispanic Heritage Month ended with thanks, colorful conclusion

Aamna Nayaar, chair of the President’s Diversity Advisory Committee, thanked the Office of Student Development, the faculty, students and staff who worked on the numerous events for National Hispanic Heritage Month at last Monday’s event featuring singer Miguel Dominguez and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s Folklórico dancing groups. See some of the colorful photos of last week’s event in the link below.

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Student Spotlight

Deadline to withdraw, Oct. 26

The deadline to withdraw from 16-week credit classes is October 26. Check with Financial Aid first to see how it impacts your eligibility.

Contact Financial Aid, in the Welcome and Advising Center, via email or call 428-1268.

LANL Foundation Scholarship Application Open

Funding is available for the spring 2019 semester. Students may apply online now. The deadline to apply is November 29.

Students may also access the LANL Foundations’ online application portal from the SFCC External Scholarships webpage here.

Petition to Graduate by Nov. 1

Ready to graduate in December? To participate in the Commencement Ceremony Dec. 8, students must have a COMPLETED Petition to Graduate submitted to the Registrar’s Office by Nov. 1. The link to petition to graduate is found at MySFCC:

• Student Tab
• Student Resources
• Petition to Graduate

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

Fall 2018 FAFSA Fest Next Week

SFCC students and prospective SFCC students can get assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during SFCC’s Fall 2018 FAFSA Fest, Mon., Oct. 29 through Fri., Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in Room 202 – the Financial Aid computer lab.

For more information, contact Financial Aid at 505-428-1268.


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SFCC Sound Bites: Madelain MacCauley

SoundCloud Sound Bites: Madelain MacCauley recently graduated from SFCC with an AA in Criminal Justice. Her advice for students? “I would say that it’s really important to do your work. Do it on time. Make some time maybe before it’s due to get it done, but don’t wait until the last minute because it’s going to be a real headache.”

Dental students support Dental Healthcare Bill

SFCC Dental Department faculty and students visited the Roundhouse recently to support the Dental Therapy need in the State of NM. Read more about the proposed Bill. Learn about Health Action New Mexico Network online.

See more photos of the Oct. 12 event on Facebook. To learn about the SFCC Dental Programs, please contact Aamna Nayyar, Director Dental Department at 505-428-1258.

Employee Announcements

Rebecca Estrada and Marcos Maez talk about Open House on KSFR

Listen to Rebecca Estrada, Executive Director of the Higher Education Center and Academic Partnerships and Marcos Maez, Director of Student Recruitment and Outreach talk with KSFR 101.1 FM News Director Tom Trowbridge about the Oct. 25 SFCC/HEC Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 23 during KSFR’s Wake-Up Call at 8 a.m. and on the mid-day newsbreak at 12:32 p.m.

Don’t forget to invite your friends and family to stop by the SFCC/HEC Open House in the Campus Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25.

Open/Switch Enrollment remains open through November

The open/switch enrollment period for employee benefits remains open through November. Changes may be made through Fri., Nov. 30 with Alicia Huerta in HR, Room 309A.

Learn more about the options.

Faculty and Staff Reading in the Library, Nov. 29

If you would like to participate in the Faculty and Staff Annual Holiday Reading during this Fall’s Readings in the Library series, please let Kate McCahill know by Nov. 1.

The reading begins at 5 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 29 in the Library Reading Room.

Learn about TRiO from our students

Thanks to the tutoring and the physical and mental support of the TRiO staff, I was able to return to school and pass a course. –Ario Cibas

Read Ario’s full testimonial about TRiO.

Applications for the program are available in room LL313, downstairs in the West Wing. For more information visit here, email trio@sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1364.