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Thank you for your input, SFCC Engage continues!

Thank you! On Friday, Oct. 18, faculty and staff and student representatives came together to imagine SFCC’s future at an all-day strategic planning meeting. Thank you for sharing your insights and perspectives. Your feedback will inform the work of the Institutional Planning Committee as we develop SFCC’s next five-year strategic plan. This initiative is called SFCC Engage!

We’ve only just begun! There will be additional opportunities to share your ideas over the coming months. We look forward to continuing to hear from all members of the campus community, as well as residents of Santa Fe, as the planning process moves forward. You can stay on top of developments and more fully participate in this important college-wide endeavor at SFCC Engage!

Timeline. We anticipate that a draft version of the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan will be shared with the campus community in mid-spring, followed by further review and refinement, with the goal of having the final plan approved by the Governing Board and in place at the beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year.

Once again, thank you for your ongoing engagement in the strategic planning process and for your commitment to the future of SFCC! Those who attended the Oct. 18 session are asked to respond to a follow-up survey that came to you via email.

See more photos from our Oct. 18 event.

News and Announcements

SFCC Governing Board Candidates Forum, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 in Board Room

The League of Women Voters SFCC Governing Board Candidate Forum will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 in the Board Room.

In Position 3, Ruth Howes and Jody Pugh are the candidates.

In Position 5, David Dannenberg, Miguel Acosta and Pier Quintana are the candidates.

Early Voting continues through Nov. 2. See Early Voting locations here.

Election Day is Nov. 5.

Here’s a link to the League of Women Voters guide. SFCC’s board candidates are featured on Page 3 and 4.

SFCC will live stream the forum.

Governing Board Approves Policy 2-12 Student Records

The SFCC Governing Board has approved Policy 2-12 Student Records and the Procedures have been updated. Please click on the links to learn more:

College policies are online at SFCC/policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more about policies or the Shared Governance Policy Review Process, contact Policy Officer Laura J. Mulry at ext. 1776 or

2019 SFCC Arts and Crafts Fair: Call for Vendors

This year’s SFCC Arts and Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendor space is still available. For more information, contact Fran Nawrocki, or call 428-1675.

Office of Student Development Halloween Extravaganza

The Office of Student Development presents
Halloween Extravaganza

  • 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
    Office Decorating Contest
  • 10:45 to 11:15 a.m.
    Kids Campus Parade (Campus Center)
  • 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
    Students and Staff Costume Contest (Campus Center)
  • 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    FREE Safe Trick or Treating Event

Smoke and Alcohol-free event. No weapons (real or fake) permitted. Masks permitted during office decorating contest and costume contest only.

Kudos to Santa Fe Literary Review for successful Reading and Reception

Kudos to the Santa Fe Literary Review for a successful reading and reception Oct. 17!

Check out more photos of the event on Facebook.

Also, read Julia Goldberg’s great story, “Lit for All” about the Santa Fe Literary Review in the Santa Fe Reporter.

SFLR Call for Submissions!

The submission period for the 2019 issue of The Santa Fe Literary Review is now open through November 1. This year’s theme is The Spaces Between: Exploring freedom, distance, movement and time.

Submission categories include dramatic writing, creative nonfiction, poetry, fiction and visual art. Details are online, or for more info email


Blood Drive Wednesday, November 6

Blood Drive sponsored by vitalant on Wednesday, November 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Learn more about blood basics and the national blood supply at

For information call 877-258-4825.

Fall Readings in the Library, Nov. 7, 11, 20 and 21

SFCC Student Services, Creative Writing Program and the SFCC Library present Fall 2019 Readings in the Library. Faculty and students read their work on Nov. 7, 11 and 20. The public is invited to the free events. Refreshments will be served. Note: The Nov. 21 reading features SFCC faculty and staff members reading their work.

Schedule of SFCC Fall Readings in the Library:

  • 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 – Poetry with Shuli Lamden and class
  • 1-2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 – Creative Non-Fiction with Kate McCahill and class
  • 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 – Exploring Creative Writing with Terry Wilson and class
  • 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 – Faculty and Staff Holiday Reading

Invite your friends to SFCC Library’s Room 516 for these free readings. Questions: Contact

A Pilgrimage to New Worlds at the SFCC Planetarium, Nov. 21

A Pilgrimage to New Worlds will be presented 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 21 in SFCC’s Planetarium. Reservations required.

Join us on a journey of discovery as we venture out into the Universe to explore distant new worlds, known as Exoplanets!

Find the SFCC Planetarium on Facebook @GetStarryEyedSFCCNM

Reserve tickets here

Algae Cultivation videos released

Explore SFCC’s Algae Cultivation program with new videos featuring students who were part of SFCC’s Algae Technology Education Consortium (ATEC) pilot program.

SFCC TATC YouTube Video Playlist
When you click on the link, YouTube will begin auto-playing the first video in the playlist. All playlist videos are listed in the upper right corner, where you can navigate to other videos in the list.

2019 Opportunity Santa Fe CWG Grantees Announced

SFCC-led Collaborative Working Group, Campus Connections, was awarded a $5,000 grant to continue its work.

The Campus Connections group proposes to introduce a College Placement Bootcamp hosted at SFCC and the Sante Fe HEC in the summer of 2020 in order to enable more SFPS students to place into college-level classes.


Campus Cupboard has new hours

The Campus Cupboard is open from 2 to 4 p.m. every Monday-Thursday. The Campus Cupboard is located at the bottom of the stairs outside the cafeteria near the Veterans Resource Center.   Campus Cupboard is not open when campus is closed. Anyone with an SFCC ID or proof of registration in our Adult Education program may visit the Cupboard once a week.

If you need additional information, please e-mail Ed Worden or call x1818. Please help get the word out!

SFCC in the news

The college has been recently mentioned or featured in the following:

Albuquerque Journal, 10/20/2019, “Optimizing home visits.”

The October/November issue of Green Fire Times includes a large photo of SFCC’s Controlled Environment program on Page 3. The caption states, “The Controlled Environment Agriculture Program at Santa Fe Community College is training students to use waterresources efficiently while producing reliable food for northern New Mexico communities. Soilless production techniques require up to 90 percent less water than traditional soil-based techniques.” Check out the print edition or see the Oct./Nov. issue on the web.

Student Spotlight

SFCC Arts and Design student Jesus Avena wins national competition

SFCC Arts and Design student Jesus Avena has won a national competition for emerging artists with disabilities.

Only 15 students were selected nationally. He also won an “Award of Excellence.” He went to Washington, D.C. the week of Oct. 21 to attend workshops provided as part of this award.

His work will be part of a national traveling exhibition for up to two years, titled “Connected.”
For more information, visit Kennedy Center VSA programs for emerging artists.

See more images here.

Photo: Jesus Avena’s “Never Again” (11×11″) Medium: Graphite, Acrylics, Chalk Pastels on paper

Spots available for Trade Mart Field Trip to Garment District New York City

Trip Dates: October 29 – November 1
Cost: Tuition for ARTS 1996, airfare and incidentals.

Students will tour various factories such as Vogue Too Pleating, Schmalberg Custom Flowers, Shima Seiki knitting machine company and Hecht’s Sewing Machine Co. They will also visit Top Notch pattern service. In Brooklyn we tour Martin Greenfield Custom Tailor. We are currently working on booking a visit with Donna Karan’s Urban Zen studio as well as Dara Lamb, Women’s tailor. The weekend will be a visit to the Vogue Costume Institute, Fashion at the Met and FIT museum.

If you have questions or would like to sign up, please contact Ezra Estes or call 505-428-1358.

LANL Foundation Career Pathways Scholarship (Deadline Nov. 17)

LANLFoundation is accepting applications for
2019 Career Pathways Scholarships

Career Pathways scholarships provide $1,500 awards for two-year degrees, certifications and trades. Current high school seniors and anyone who has earned a high school diploma or GED/High School Equivalency (HSE) may apply for these funds. These scholarships may be renewed for a second year and a total of $3,000 without the need to reapply, as long as certain criteria are met.

Career Pathways scholarships are offered twice yearly. November 17 is the deadline for the fall awards. Recipients will be announced in December, with funds available in January, 2020. Applications for the spring cycle will be accepted beginning in March.

Detailed criteria and online applications are available at

Also, are you a student or know a student who needs assistance filling out the application? Wyetta Bradley, who is serving as a LANL Foundation student ambassador is available Tuesday, Thursday and Friday on an appointment basis. Sign up in the TRiO office (in room LL313) or email Wyetta.

Students who are completing an Associate’s degree and will be enrolling in a 4-year degree program starting Fall 2020, the LANL Foundation also offers 4-year scholarships and SFCC students would be eligible to apply as undergraduates. The deadline is January 21, 2020 for next Fall.


Recruitment Visits this week: Northern New Mexico College and Eastern New Mexico University

If you’re thinking of transferring to a four-year college, the Transfer Station in the Welcome and Advising Center is a great way to explore your opportunities.

Representatives from colleges are here frequently to provide you information on admissions, academic programs, scholarships, financial aid and more.

This week’s visiting schools:

Northern New Mexico College
Tuesday, October 29
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Eastern New Mexico University
Wednesday, October 30
10 am. to 2 p.m.

For more information, contact advisor Megan Woods, 505-428-1770.

Need money for school?

Need money to pay for school? Complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA online now!

Are you International or Undocumented? Then complete the 2019-2020 Dreamers Financial Aid form (English) or Solicitud de ayuda financiera para los soñadores 2019-2020 (Español)

Participate in SFCC’s Student Satisfaction Survey

Students, please check your SFCC email to participate in this important survey, which the colleges use to make important improvements to the college. Click on the email titled “Your Opinion Matters!” and complete the survey. We know you care about SFCC and we are grateful for your input.

Employee Announcements

Aquaponics workshop in Alb. Nov. 2, CE classes Nov. 9 and 10

Richard C. (Charlie) Shultz and Pedro Cordero Casas will be presenting a workshop on Nov. 2 in Albuquerque. Read more about the event and collaboration with NMSU.

Also, if you’re interested in exploring Hydroponics and Aquaponics, but don’t have time for a semester-long class consider two upcoming workshops on Nov. 9 and Nov. 10 offered through Continuing Education. Register for both classes and save. Call 428-1675 to register.

SFCC Faculty and Staff Holiday Reading

SFCC Faculty and STaff
Holiday Reading
Thursday, November 21 at 5 p.m.

Faculty and staff interested in reading their own creative work should email to be added to the list. All SFCC Faculty and Staff are welcome and encouraged to participate!

Sponsored by the SFCC Creative Writing Program, the SFCC Library and Student Services


Open Enrollment through November 15

Open Enrollment will be conducted October 1 to November 15, 2019 and allows regular employees working at least 30 hours per week the opportunity to add medical, dental and vision and/or add eligible dependents to insurance coverage. Changes that are made to coverages during the open switch enrollment time period will go into effect January 1, 2020.

Adjunct and temporary employees working the equivalent of at least 30 hours per week can make changes to medical coverage only.

Collaborative Annual Employee Review (CAER)

Time to set your SMART goals for the remainder of FY19-20. For more details refer to the Sept. 27 email from Nick Telles.

The purpose of the CAER is to promote employee growth and development; to review our contribution to the teams and the college community that we serve; to contribute to SFCC’s continuous quality improvement efforts; and to promote communication.

The CAER form evaluation process is required for all permanent SFCC staff and recommended but not required for SFCC temporary staff.

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Careers by Symplicity

Careers by Symplicity empowers you to take your job search on-the-go with smart features to easily search and apply for jobs via SFCC Career Services’s Your New Job database.

Once you’ve registered and responded to the e-mail by Symplicity. SFCC Career Services will unlock 24/7 access to

  • Local full time, part-time, and seasonal jobs
  • Paid internships
  • National job postings
  • Resume reviews
  • Educational modules in the Resources Document Library covering
  • What Makes A Great Resume?
  • What Do I Want to Do (A Career Interest Assessment and more)
  • Successful Interviewing, and
  • Online portfolios with Wix, Weebly, LinkedIn and More

Get the Careers by Simplicity App for SFCC
Questions? Contact:

Patty Armstrong, GCDF
Senior Career Services Coordinator

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