SFCC launches APRENDE early childhood apprenticeship program, applications open Oct. 31
The college announces the launch of the APRENDE apprenticeship program for early childhood education in the spring 2023 semester. SFCC will begin accepting applications on October 31. 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.
SFCC president Becky Rowley, Ph.D., said, “We are grateful to the Mayor and City Council of Santa Fe for investing in an innovative workforce development program to build the capacity of early education in Santa Fe. Through APRENDE, we will be building new pipelines into rewarding early childcare and education careers and helping current early childcare workers earn certificates and degrees that lead to higher wages and responsibilities.”
Mayor Alan Webber added, “Santa Fe needs quality, affordable childcare for all our residents. Using some of our ARPA funds to add more qualified childcare providers to our community will support moms and dads, their children, and the businesses here in town that need employees who can come back to work. I’m delighted that the City continues to work with the Community College and other partners to provide this family-friendly service to our community.”
Director Allred added: “We’re also grateful to our APRENDE employers, who are key partners. These employers create positive early childhood workplace cultures where apprentices can learn and grow under the guidance of experienced mentor teachers and administrators.”
Employers interested in partnering with the APRENDE program should contact APRENDE at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the program website.
APRENDE will support prospective apprentices not already employed by a participating early childhood center to find employment.
Apprentices may apply for free tuition, fees, and books through the ECECD scholarship program. During the Spring 2023 semester, apprentices will also be eligible for a special Student Success incentive of up to $2,000 upon completion of classes with a 2.5 or higher GPA.
SFCC and Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe will cohost a U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) Naturalization Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Jemez Rooms
Everyone is welcome to attend the U.S. Citizen & Immigration Services (USCIS) Naturalization Ceremony from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Jemez Rooms. SFCC and the Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe will co-cohost the event. Twenty five applicants from the following countries Canada, Egypt, Guatemala, Mexico, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Turkey, and the United Kingdom will participate. Jorge Hernandez Barragan is an LVSF Citizenship student and he’ll be one of the recipients on Tuesday!
Poet Donald Levering will be guest speaker.
Donald Levering has been known in the Santa Fe poetry community for more than 40 years reading his poetry and conducting writing workshops. He has published 16 books of poetry and has garnered a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and other honors. His work has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s “Writer’s Almanac” podcast. Levering retired from New Mexico state government as a Human Services Department bureau chief. He has lived and taught English on the Diné reservation. His volunteer work extends from letter writing for Amnesty International to species’ preservation projects with Earthwatch and Enkosini to meal delivery for Santa Fe’s Kitchen Angels. Since 2017, Levering has tutored citizenship applicants with Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe.
This is always such a powerful and meaningful ceremony. Please attend if you can.
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.
The keynote speaker for the event is SFCC adjunct professor, Marine Veteran and New Mexico State Force Defense Force Chaplain, “Chappy” Joseph L. Villegas, Sr. There also will be a special message from former Army Lt. Col Beau Hendricks.
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
Bring donations to VRC to help homeless veterans
SFCC’s Veterans Resource Center is also collecting donations for the Vet Center Stand Down event (Nov. 11 & 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) to help homeless veterans.
If you’d like to donate items for the event, please bring them to SFCC’s Veterans Resource Center, Room LL302, downstairs near the base of the Campus Center stairwell.
Here are the items that are needed:
Winter clothing (gloves, socks, hats, scarves)
Questions? Contact Interim Veterans Resouce Coordinator Krystal Patton (U.S. Navy veteran) at email@example.com or call 505-428-1305.
Follow-up interview with three American women and their role in maintaining peace
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:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylgDlWK1wL4 Guest Speakers:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you know when or where to vote?
You can check details for the voting in the state of New Mexico at:
Early Voting – Begins Tuesday, October 11 (At your County Clerk’s Office).
In Santa Fe, voting is at the County Clerk’s Office at 100 Catron Street. Voting hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Fri and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 5
Expanded Early Voting – Saturday, October 22-November 5 (Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tues.-Fri. Noon to 8 p.m.) At various locations.
Election Day Voting – Tuesday, November 8
Also, for those living in Santa Fe County you can see detailed information on early polling locations, election day polling locations, dates and times in the dates & details section of the Santa Fe Reporter Voter Guide at:
SFCC Library offers final Big Read in-person discussion about ‘There, There’ at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27
The Santa Fe Community College library is partnering with the Santa Fe Public Library to sponsor four book discussion groups in September and October. Sign up today to participate in the Tuesday noon online discussion at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Sep27ThereThere. Santa Fe Public Library is one of 62 organizations nationwide selected to receive a 2022-2023 NEA Big Read grant. The grant will support a community reading program focusing on “There, There” by Tommy Orange in September through November 2022.
“There, There” is a novel by Tommy Orange, an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, that follows the unexpectedly connected lives of 12 characters from Native American communities who travel to a big, and ultimately volatile, powwow in the city of Oakland, California. Themes of the book include urbanity, authenticity, importance of stories and storytelling, individual vs. collective, violence, substance addiction and the concept of home and community.
The Big Read program kicked off on September 15 and will culminate with Tommy Orange’s in-person author event on November 5.
The SFCC library is offering one more in-person opportunity to discuss the book. All Santa Fe community members are welcome.
Thursday, October 27 – in Person – 5:30p.m. At the Santa Fe Community College Library, 6401 Richards Avenue, Santa Fe 87508
Gain election insights with President Rowley and NM School for the Deaf Superintendent Dr. Herbold on radio and TV
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.
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 are 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.
For many colleges, the general obligation bond is almost the only way that they can have capital improvement. The total financial impact of these bonds would be a little over
$250 million dollars statewide.
Each bond – Bond #1, #2, and #3 – focuses on specific needs in New Mexico:
Bond #1: The 2022 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act authorizes the issuance and sale of senior citizen facility improvement, construction and equipment acquisition bonds.
Bond #2: The 2022 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act authorizes the issuance and sale of library acquisition bonds.
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.
Part of Bond #3, the higher education bonds, includes $36 million to plan, design, construct, furnish and equip a children’s psychiatric center for the Health Sciences Center, at the University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo county.
Clay Club sale, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1
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 Indigenous micaceous pottery will be available.
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.
Land Acknowledgment statement available on website
SFCC honors and celebrates Indigenous students, faculty and staff every day. SFCC’s Land Acknowledgment statement is now on the college website in English and Spanish. It also is shared here:
“Santa Fe Community College acknowledges that the lands beneath the college are the unceded sovereign lands of the Pueblo Nations of Tesuque, Nambe, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, Ohkay Owingeh, Cochiti, Kewa, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Zia, and Jemez and that New Mexico’s Indigenous peoples, their governance, cultures, languages, and religions have been systemically attacked over centuries of settler colonial erasure. SFCC recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as the original and current stewards of the land where we learn, work, and grow.”
“SFCC commits to recognize the collective histories and to engage in restorative actions that demonstrate inclusive support for Indigenous community members while practicing responsible stewardship of the land. By honoring and listening to Indigenous voices SFCC will embody anti-racism through ongoing restorative action for social justice.”
Declaración de reconocimiento de tierras de Santa Fe Community College
Santa Fe Community College reconoce que las tierras que ocupa la escuela universitaria son tierras soberanas no cedidas pertenecientes a las naciones pueblo de Tesuque, Nambe, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, Ohkay Owingeh, Cochiti, Kewa, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Zia y Jemez. Igualmente reconoce que los Pueblos Indígenas de Nuevo México, su gobierno, sus culturas, sus lenguas y sus religiones han sido atacadas y borradas de manera sistémica durante siglos de dominio colonial. SFCC reconoce y respeta a los Pueblos Indígenas como los custodios originales y actuales de la tierra donde aprendemos, trabajamos y crecemos.
SFCC se compromete a reconocer las historias colectivas y a participar en acciones de restauración que demuestren el apoyo inclusivo hacia los miembros de las comunidades indígenas y, asimismo, a llevar a cabo una práctica responsable de custodiar las tierras. Al honrar y escuchar las voces de los Pueblos Indígenas, SFCC representa el antirracismo a través de acciones continuas que restauren la justicia social.
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
SFCC hosts reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 to highlight “So Proudly She Served Portrait Series” in main entrance
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 stevealpertart.com.
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
City approved a contract with SFCC to make the Certified Waterwise pilot project permanent
The City of Santa Fe shared in an October 6 press release, “The Governing Body voted unanimously last week (September 28) to approve a contract with the Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) that makes permanent the Certified Waterwise pilot project that has helped Santa Fe businesses realize extensive water savings. The SFCC is the City’s education partner in the program, providing training, education, and auditor certification.” Read the full details in this press release.
SFCC Library presents ‘Touching the Veil’: online talk about book and life of hospice nurse at 5 p.m. Nov. 1
“Touching the Veil: End of Life Stories through the Eyes of a Nurse” holds answers to unspoken questions of today’s world. In fifteen short stories, Cheryl Marita, RN, describes in vivid detail her role as a nurse at the bedside of hospice patients, friends, and family during their last days. Marita shares her own reactions to allow the reader into the dying process, which decades ago was part of everyday life. Join her in her memoir as Marita explores the intimacy of caregiving and of being with the dying. The honesty and intimacy of each story allows the reader to explore their own life, their own inevitable death. Each story brings the reader closer to Marita as she accepts death as part of the human condition, witnesses the compassion of both the dying and their caregivers, and learns how to deal with her own living with dying.
Cheryl Marita received her Creative Writing Certificate from SFCC in 2019. Cheryl Marita, R.N., M.A., started writing as a columnist on her high school newspaper, then took a hiatus of fifty-five years as a hospice nurse and health care leader. She lives in Northern New Mexico and provides Palliative Care at a local hospital. Her work is published in the Santa Fe Literary Review and Bosque Rhythms. See more at morselsofmarita.com.
Career and Transfer Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2
Save the date! SFCC will host a Career and Transfer Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. Job seekers should plan on bringing résumé copies.
Transfer institutions: So far, the following colleges and universities will participate:
Eastern New Mexico University
Northern New Mexico College
University of New Mexico Signed Language and Interpreting Program
Grand Canyon University
Institute of American Indian Arts
and more expected!
Career employers: Here are just some of the employers expected to attend:
Kelly Cable of NM
The Club at Las Campanas
Santa Fe County
Santa Fe Public Schools
Santa Maria El Mirador
Growing Up New Mexico
Youth Shelters and Family Services
Bureau of Land Management – New Mexico
Del Norte Credit Union
LANL Student Programs Office
Jacobs Family Insurance
CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center
Bicycle Technologies International – BTI
Santa Fe Community College
Santa Fe Community College Continuing Education and Contract Training
More employers are expected to confirm soon.
Questions? Contact Senior Career Services Coordinator Sara Baca via email at email@example.com or call 505-428-1406.
Free dental X-rays by appointment
The SFCC Dental Program is offering free dental x-rays by appointment for the next four weeks.
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.
‘The Spell: The magic of words and imagery’ opening captivated visitors, exhibition continues
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 Santa Fe Visual Arts Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-428-1919. Sponsored by Student Activities and hosted by Doctora Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos.
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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: https://lanlfoundation.org/scholarship/4-year-undergraduate-scholarships/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org). SFCC offers performance-based scholarships through Contract for a Better Tomorrow (CBT).
If you have questions or need assistance email the Financial Aid Office at email@example.com from your SFCC student email account. Make sure to include your Student ID number in the email. Se habla Español.
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.
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.
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.
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 Connection Newsletter – October 17
If you’re wondering what’s happening with the Workday implementation, check out the latest CHESS Connection!
Farewell party for Sahaj Khalsa from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Biowall
Sahaj Khalsa, Director of Emergency Science Institute, will be leaving SFCC.
There will be a farewell party for him from 1-3 p.m. November 3 at the Biowall.
There will be cake and refreshments.
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
No more paper timesheets after Nov. 1 for transition to Workday
As part of the Workday transition scheduled for December 17, the Payroll office announced last week that paper timesheets or leave forms will no longer be accepted as of November 1, 2022. All employees should enter hours worked and sick and annual leave taken by the appropriate deadlines on MySFCC/Employee/Employee Services/Timesheet. Payroll timesheet deadlines can be found on the “2022-2023 Workday Pay Schedule” on SFCC Connect.
Once Workday is live, all time and absence tracking must be submitted in the Workday system on time in order to be paid on the correct payday. The first payday in Workday will be January 6, 2023 for the period 12/17-12/30/22 .
Training will be scheduled in November and materials will be provided to assist employees with entering and submitting timesheets in Workday. As most employees will be out for the winter break during the first pay period, the Payroll Office and Implementation Team will assist in completing timesheets for that period.
Lauren Camp, longtime adjunct and CE instructor, named NM Poet Laureate
SFCC is thrilled to congratulate Lauren Camp as she takes up tenure as New Mexico’s second Poet Laureate for the next three years! Lauren has published five poetry collections and we’ve been honored to have her as a long-time adjunct faculty member and instructor with Continuing Education. Congratulations!
Photos from Ute’s Retirement Party
Thank you to Dr. Aamna Nayyar for sharing these photos from Ute Jannsen-Kerr’s retirement party:
Will Wilson in exhibition at Millicent Rogers Museum through Jan. 29
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.
Marcos Maez was honored as one of ’40 Under Forty Business Leaders’ by Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Congratulations to Director of Student Engagement & Recruitment Marcos Maez, who was selected as one of “40 Under Forty Top Business Leaders” by the Santa Fe Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He was honored on September 30 at a special dinner and awards program.
SFCC thanks Marcos Maez for his leadership on campus and in the community.
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.
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
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 Altar Spirits on the evening of Thursday, November 3. 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!
Omicron Covid-19 Booster and Flu Vaccination Clinic 9 a.m. to noon Jemez Rooms
Flu shots: Regular strength for all ages and high dose flu shots recommended for seniors aged 65 years and older.
No preregistration required; All Omicron booster vaccines available, including Pediatric Pfizer. Please bring insurance card and previous vaccination records.
Covid-19 vaccination cards allow the provider to verify that you have already received the primary series and it’s been at least two months since the last dose. If you do not have your vaccination record card, a new one will be issued documenting the booster shot.
Here are the dates for all of the clinics:
Monday, October 24 Friday, October 28 Tuesday, November 1 Wednesday, November 2 Thursday, November 3
Will Wilson featured in CIPX exhibition through Oct. 26 at Foto Forum
Congratulations to Will Wilson for his spectacular exhibition at the Foto Forum (1714 Paseo de Peralta)! The exhibition CIPX Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange opened with a well-attended reception on August 5 and continues through October 26. Photo Forum gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 5 p.m.
Fall meditations in the Planetarium Monday through Friday 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
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.
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 hed.state.nm.us. Thank you to the New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation for hosting this session.
SFCC to receive $500,000 for Veterans Legacy Project
On Sept. 6, SFCC got some exciting news, as shared in a press release:
U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.) are welcoming $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) National Cemetery Administration (NCA) heading to Santa Fe Community College . The funding will support SFCC’s Veterans Legacy Grant Program (VLGP) and a student-based project to create digital profiles of veterans at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, with a focus on elevating the stories of Hispanic, Native and LGBTQ+ veterans.
“Our state has long had one of the highest rates of military volunteerism in the nation. For generations, servicemembers from all walks of life have proudly served. However, far too many stories of courage and service from underrepresented communities have gone untold. I’m proud to welcome this funding for Santa Fe Community College and their community-based Veterans Legacy Program that is shining a light on more veterans in New Mexico,” Heinrich said, Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees funding for VA.
“We are grateful to the Department of Veterans Affairs for the continued support of our Veterans Legacy Program,” Becky Rowley said, Ph.D., president of Santa Fe Community College. “Our faculty and staff worked closely with local veterans, SFCC students, and Santa Fe Public Schools and New Mexico School for the Arts students to capture and share the important and compelling stories of our veterans. Thanks to these funds, we’re excited to expand our reach to include more profiles of our Hispanic, Native American and LGBGTQ+ veterans.”
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 gaining expertise so we may better support our students who are raising children.” See the national press release.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-428-1775 for more information.
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 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 SM8475@bncollege.com 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.
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.
Apply by Nov. 4 for Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
SFCC is preparing for the return of the Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair. Here are the details:
The 2022 Santa Fe Community College Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair