Campus Weekly


As President Grissom, prepares for his retirement, the college would like to thank him for his commitment to SFCC. Students, faculty, staff and the community have all reaped the rewards of his dedication and accomplishments. We are sharing some of the highlights of his tenure. We would love it if you could share some of the reasons you are grateful for President Grissom. Let us know. We’ll feature responses in next week’s issue.

Photo: Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican


News and Announcements

Continuing Education offers New Collar Manufacturing Classes in November

SFCC’s Innovation Center is pleased to announce new CE classes in digital fabrication and New Collar Jobs. Fab Lab Hub, a part of the international Fab Lab Network based at the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is bringing next generation manufacturing and training to Santa Fe. Two November courses will open the Fab Lab program, which focuses on the digital transformation of traditional manufacturing skills.

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Santa Fe Literary Review Celebration

A great celebration accompanied the recent release of this year’s issue of the Santa Fe Literary Review. View photos from the event on Facebook.

Submissions for next year’s edition are being accepted now through November 1. See the submission guidelines for Poetry, Prose and Dramatic Writing/Screenplays and for Visual Art.

Puerto Rico Benefit

Please donate unwanted/unused jewelry to the students of the SFCC Jewelry/Metal Arts program
and help raise money for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Donations are being accepted now in Room 720, the jewelry/metal arts studio. The items will then be repaired or repurposed to raise money at a sale to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wed., Oct. 25 in the Campus Center. For more information, contact Diane Tintor, ext. 1446.

Volunteers needed for the Halloween Community Safe Trick or Treating

Faculty and staff members who are interested in distributing candy during this year’s Halloween Community Safe Trick or Treating, please contact Mary Eleas, ext. 1582, or Kathy Romero, ext. 1665, in the Office of Student Development.

The candy will be distributed from 3:30 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26. If you are interested in an info table please let Mary or Kathy know as well.

Open & Switch Enrollment kicks off with Health Fair

A health fair Fri., Oct. 27 will kick off this year’s open and switch enrollment period for health benefits from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Board Room, Room 223. The fair will include flu shots from 8 to 11 a.m., representatives from benefit carriers will be on hand to answer questions, educational displays, door prizes and much more.

The open and switch enrollment period runs through Wed., Nov. 30. For more information contact Alicia Huerta, ext. 1389.

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OIT Maintenance Sunday

OIT will be performing system patching and maintenance Sun., Oct. 29. Systems will be affected by intermittent outages. For more information, contact the OIT Service Desk, ext. 1222.

Fall Graduation Ceremony

SFCC will celebrate its first Fall Graduation this year beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 9 on campus in the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center gymnasium.

Volunteers are needed to help the event run smoothly. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Registrar Kathleen Sena, ext. 1385.

Call for SFCC faculty and staff writers

Share your writing during this year’s SFCC Faculty and Staff Holiday Reading scheduled for 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30 in the library. To participate, contact Kate McCahill, ext. 1903.

Student Spotlight

School of Business Advising Open House Nov. 2

Current business students or prospective students considering enrollment in business or accounting degree or certificate programs, should plan to stop by between 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 2, in room LL322 to meet faculty, learn about the degrees and certificates offered and get on-the-spot advisement for the spring 2018 semester. Registration for NM residents begins Tues., Nov. 7.

Representatives from SFCC’s Career Services and Financial Aid will also be available to answer questions. Additionally, those interested in transferring can meet with an academic adviser from New Mexico Highlands University.

For more information, contact Kathleen Finn-Brown, ext. 1745.

LANL Foundation Scholarship Application Open

Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) is now accepting applications for 2018 awards. The largest scholarship pool in Northern New Mexico, LAESF supports students from Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties pursuing higher education in all fields of study.

Scholarships of $1,000 are also available for nontraditional students seeking a two-year degree or certification through the Regional College/Returning Student program. Deadline to apply for these scholarships is November 28, 2017, with awards announced in January 2018.


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Veterans United Fall Raffle

The Veterans United Club are selling raffle tickets to raise money for student veterans programs at SFCC, now through Nov. 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day in VRC Room LL302C. Tickets are $10 for 1 or $20 for 3. For more information, contact Greg Scargall, ext. 1305.

Prizes:
1st: Mac Book Air
2nd: 65″ Flat Screen 4K TV
3rd: Nintendo Switch Mario Odyssey Edition
4th: GoPro 5 Black 4k

LGBTQ+ & Ally Support Group Mondays

SFCC Counseling Services intern, Sam Ringer, is offering a free and confidential LGBTQ+ & Ally Support Group for students focused on exploring identity through empowered creative expression from 1 to 2 p.m., Mondays, Oct. 23 through Nov. 27 in Room 571. For more information, email or call ext. 1426.

Student Success Series through October

Invite students to join SFCC’s Counselors each Wednesday in October for workshops focusing on their success. The final workshop in the series focuses on Relaxation Training from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Wednesday, October 25 in Room 487.

Sponsored by Counseling Services in collaboration with the SFCC Nursing Program. For more information, contact Counseling Services, ext. 1839.

Employee Announcements

Simpson named interim executive director

Patrick Simpson has been named the Interim Executive Director of Human Resources and EEO Officer. The college appreciates his willingness to step into this important role as it conducts a search for a permanent replacement. We will be posting the job opening in the next few weeks.

¡Palabra!: Gay, or Homosexual

Gay, or homosexual people are people whose physical, mental and sexual attractions are for those of the same sex. View definition in Spanish.

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