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

A Tuesday interview will 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 Monday, Oct. 29, on KSFR with Tom Trowbridge on Wake-Up Call. Check KSFR for podcast.
  • On Thursday, Nov. 1 at 9:30 a.m. on KSWV 810 AM
  • Early voting in underway through Nov. 3. Election Day is Nov. 6.

    Bond B supports libraries

    When you vote, consider the importance of Bond B.

    Bond B supports all publicly funded academic, school, public and tribal libraries. It is the bond that supports SFCC students on campus and before they arrive at our institution. Bond B, if passed, will bring $656,214 to Santa Fe County.

    SFCC’s Library Director Valerie Nye said, “The passage of Bond B is critically important to the SFCC library as it provides nearly half of the funds we use to purchase library material every year.”


    Thanks for making SFCC/HEC Open House a success!

    Thanks to all who helped out at the SFCC/HEC Open House! A steady stream of visitors checked out the materials at the tables staffed by faculty, staff and students!
    Check out some of the photos.

    Photo: SFCC graduate Francisco Mendoza said he stopped by to find out about transferring to New Mexico Highlands University at the HEC.

    Santa Fe Literary Review

    If you missed the reading and reception celebrating the newest issue of the Santa Fe Literary Review (SFLR), visit Facebook to see photos. Thanks to everyone to turned out, it was a great event.

    Photo: Kate McCahill, Assistant Professor of English and Faculty Adviser and Editor-in-Chief of SFLR.

    Military Times names SFCC Best for Vets!

    Once again, SFCC has been cited in the Best for Vets ranking by Military Times. The college is classified among career and technical colleges.

    Congratulations to all the folks who work so hard at the Veterans Resource Center. A special shout-out to Greg Scargall, VRC specialist. Also, congrats to all of our veterans who are studying and pursuing their dreams at Santa Fe Community College.


    Hispanic Heritage Month Feedback

    PDAC is requesting your feedback about this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations. Please take a few minutes and visit Survey Monkey to provide input.

    Readings in the Library: Fall 2018 Series kicks off Nov. 7

    SFCC’s Library and Creative Writing Program will host a series of readings in November in the SFCC Library. The series begins Nov. 7 with Terry Wilson and her Creative Writing students, continues Nov. 12 with Emily Stern and her Memoir students and then wraps up with the Annual Holiday Reading by SFCC Faculty and Staff Members Nov. 29. All readings are free to attend, and refreshments will be served.

    Wednesday, November 7, 6 p.m. Terry Wilson and her Creative Writing class.
    Monday, November 12, 2:30 p.m. Emily Stern and her Memoir class.
    Thursday, November 29, 5 p.m. SFCC Faculty and Staff Members will read original work.

    For more information email


    Veterans & Family Appreciation Day Nov. 8

    SFCC’s annual Veterans and Family Appreciation Day: Veterans Resource and Career Fair is Thursday, Nov. 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. A fair with information on new benefits and programs for vets, veteran-owned business support, education benefits and veterans’ family services.

    Live music (Nohe Y Sus Santos from 3:30 to 4 p.m. and The Sean Healen Band from 4:20 to 5 p.m.), veteran-focused breakout info session and a guest appearance of New Mexico’s Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Carlos Condit from 4 to 4:15 p.m. are new additions to the annual event.

    Sponsored by SFCC and KSFR 101.1FM. Call 428-1305 for information.

    Student Spotlight

    Fall 2018 FAFSA Fest

    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. If you can’t make it this week, Financial Aid staff members are available to assist with FAFSA applications year round.

    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.

    Students, businesses sought for paid Spring PILAS internships

    Santa Fe Community College announces the continuation of the successful PILAS Internship Program (Programa de Internos, Los Alamos) for the Spring 2019 semester, beginning January 2019. The program gives students the opportunity to work with area businesses and nonprofits to gain valuable, employable skills while earning an hourly wage paid by SFCC. Los Alamos National Security, LLC, Los Alamos National Laboratory and SFCC Foundation funded this program.

    The college is currently seeking businesses, organizations and students who would like to participate in the Spring Semester.

    Students earn one to three academic credits and get paid minimum wage by SFCC for 10 hours each week in their internships. Internships last 11 to 14 weeks. Spring 2019 internships begin Feb. 4 and end April 26.

    SFCC students can contact Ya’el Chaikind, LMHC, GCDF, Internship Coordinator, at 505-428-1418 or for more information.

    Photo: Ya’el Chaikind, PILAS internship coordinator


    TRiO to celebrate first-generation students on Nov. 8

    TRiO invites all of it’s first-generation students to stop by the TRiO offices (LL313) from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 8 for a celebration of first-generation students. Are you a first-generation students, but not part of TRiO? Stop by their office, LL313, in the lower level off of the Atrium to see if you’re eligible for their services or call 428-1364 or email TRiO. The Nov. 8 celebration is part of a national celebration of first-generation students.

    Employee Announcements

    Join the Friday walking group at noon

    Did you have fun walking the trails with Ute Jannsen-Kerr on Professional Development Day? Or did you hear about all the fun the group had? Employees can join the fun every Friday. The walking group meets at noon in front of the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center and returns at 1 p.m. These dedicated walkers go rain or shine, so dress appropriately and bring a water bottle.

    Check out these photos!

    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.

    SFCC in the News

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

    From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

    10/22/2018, “New Mexico voters to decide on $166M in bonds” Read the extensive interview with Interim President Cecilia Cervantes, Ph.D.

    10/22/2018, “Smartboard, Santa Fe Community College open house”

    10/24/2018, “Side Dish Whiskey Tasting Fundraiser” Read how this fundraiser hosted by Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and Santa Fe Spirits last Saturday benefits Cooking with Kids and the Chaine’s scholarship for the Santa Fe Community College’s Culinary Program.

    10/23/2018, “OUR VIEW: On the ballot: Amendments, taxes and bonds” Read about the endorsements of particularly Bond B and Bond D.

    From the Santa Fe Reporter:

    10/24/2018, “The Future of Food: Local pioneers create new ways of providing solutions to the current challenges facing the agriculture ecosystem” This story shares the success of Apogee Spirulina founder Nicholas Petrović. Nicholas started as a student at SFCC and now operates his business as a partner in SFCC’s Innovation Center.

    From the Albuquerque Journal:

    An opinion piece:
    10/19/2018, “UNM, Higher Education in Need of Desperate Reform.”