SFCC hosts Career and Transfer Day, CE will offer PROTEC workshops in conjunction
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
- Heritage Companies
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-428-1406.
Continuing Ed offers PROTEC résumé writing workshops and more
In conjunction with the SFCC Career Fair, SFCC Continuing Education and PROTEC will offer a variety of workshops.
- 10 a.m. to noon: Résumé writing, Room 204 Welcome & Advising Center.
- Noon to 1 p.m. PROTEC information session, Room 410
- 1 to 2 p.m. Introduction to Environmental and Safety Careers, Room 410
News and Announcements
- Campus Halloween activities
- SFCC Library presents ‘Touching the Veil’: online talk about book and life of hospice nurse at 5 p.m. Tuesday, RSVP required
- Free flu shots & Omicron booster vaccine clinics 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
- Early voting ends November 5
- SFCC and LVSF cohosted a U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) Naturalization Ceremony
- SFCC represented at Chainbreakers Día de los Muertos event
- Phlebotomy Program is now accepting applications for Spring 2023
- APRENDE early childhood apprenticeship program applications open
- Veterans & Family Appreciation Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10
- Follow-up interview with three American women and their role in maintaining peace
- Visit Equity FAQ web page
- Election insights with President Rowley
- Clay Club sale, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1
- SFLR online reading a success
- Respiratory Care accepting applications for Spring 2023 cohort
- SFCC Library hosts Children’s Storytime events
- Free dental X-rays by appointment
- ‘The Spell: The magic of words and imagery’ opening captivated visitors, exhibition continues
- Café con las comrades – Nov. 9
- ECCOE speaker series with equity and social justice focus; next talk on Nov. 11
- East Wing Eatery open 9-1 Tues-Fri
- Masks strongly encouraged when indoors on campus
Campus Halloween activities
Everyone in the SFCC community is welcome to participate in Halloween activities sponsored by the SFCC Halloween Committee, SFCC Foundation and Student Activities.
Please remember: No weapons (real or fake) allowed. Halloween masks are only allowed to be worn during designated areas during designated Halloween events.
- 10 a.m. Watch the Kids Campus Parade as the kids enter through the Main Hallway.
- 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. (For employees) Office decorating judging
- Noon. Costume Contest in the Campus Center.
SFCC Library presents ‘Touching the Veil’: online talk about book and life of hospice nurse at 5 p.m. Tuesday, RSVP required
SFCC Library presents “Touching the Veil: An online discussion of the book, the work, and the life of a hospice nurse” from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Pre-registration required at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TouchingTheVeil
“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, R.N., 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.
Free flu shots & Omicron booster vaccine clinics 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Jemez Rooms
Omicron Covid-19 Booster and Flu Vaccination Clinic
9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 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:
- Tuesday, November 1
- Wednesday, November 2
- Thursday, November 3
Early voting ends November 5
Do you know where to vote? You can check details for the voting in the state of New Mexico at:
https://www.sos.state.nm.us/voting-and-elections/voter-information-portal/ At that website, you’ll find details on voter registration, absentee ballots and links to your county clerk’s office for more detailed information.
If you live in Santa Fe County, for more details visit: https://www.santafecountynm.gov/clerk/elections/general_2022
In Person Voting:
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:
Dates and Details | | Santa Fe Reporter (sfreporter.com)
SFCC and Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe cohosted a U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) Naturalization Ceremony on Oct. 25
SFCC and Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe cohosted the U.S. Citizen & Immigration Services (USCIS) Naturalization Ceremony on Oct. 25. Twenty five individuals from the following countries Canada, Egypt, Guatemala, Mexico, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Turkey, and the United Kingdom participated. Jorge Hernandez Barragan is an LVSF Citizenship student and he was one of the recipients! Congratulations to him and all of our new citizens.
A special thank you to Vice President for Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness Yash Morimoto, Ph.D., who gave the opening remarks, as well as poet Donald Levering, an LVSF volunteer who gave the keynote address. Also, a shout out to Amanda Rivera de Garcia, SFCC ESL (English as a Second Language) Literacy Coordinator, Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe, Adult Education Director Letty Naranjo, all of those who work with ESL and LSVF as well as the SFCC staff, who helped with the event. SFCC congratulates the new citizens!
SFCC represented at Chainbreakers Día de los Muertos event
Outreach Coordinator Daniela Gurule represented SFCC at the Oct. 29 Chainbreakers Día de los Muertos Southside event. Here are some photos from the event:
Phlebotomy Program is now accepting applications for Spring 2023
The Phlebotomy Program is now accepting applications. You can get your Phlebotomy Certificate in one semester. You will acquire patient communication skills, study anatomy and physiology, and come to understand legal and ethical patient considerations. The phlebotomist is responsible for the proper collection, processing, and waive testing of blood specimens and various patient excretions. Upon completion, you’ll be eligible to take the national licensing exam through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Learn more and apply: https://www.sfcc.edu/programs/phlebotomy/.
APRENDE early childhood apprenticeship program applications open Oct. 31
SFCC 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.
Read more in the press release.
More information about the APRENDE program can be found at https://www.sfcc.edu/aprende/aprende-info/
A link to the apprentice application is available at https://www.sfcc.edu/aprende/apply-to-the-program/
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.
SFCC adjunct professor, Marine veteran and New Mexico State Defense Force Chaplain, Joseph L. Villegas, Sr., will give a keynote address as part of the opening ceremonies.
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
- Workforce Connections
“We’re excited to be able to offer this in-person event again to show the college’s support and appreciation of veterans and their families,” VRC director Krystal Patton said. Patton, a Navy veteran, understands veterans’ needs. Organizations and businesses interested in participating with an information table at the event can either send an email to Krystal Patton at email@example.com or call 505-428-1305.
Bring donations to event to help homeless veterans
At the Nov. 10 event, SFCC’s VRC will collect items for the Santa Fe Vet Center’s annual Stand Down event for the homeless, which will be from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. November 11 and 12 at the Vet Center at 2209 Brothers Road in Santa Fe. Patton encourages those who cannot bring items to the SFCC event to bring them directly to the Vet Center.
Here are the items that are needed:
- Sleeping bags
- Non-perishable foods
- Winter clothing (gloves, socks, hats, scarves)
Questions? Contact Veterans Resource Coordinator Krystal Patton (U.S. Navy veteran) at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- Aamna Nayyar
- Victoria Reder
- 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 email@example.com
Visit Equity FAQ web page
SFCC’s Equity Statement and Equity web page are now linked to an Equity FAQ page. Visit the Equity FAQ page. The Equity FAQ page is an evolving web page. Feedback or questions? Contact President’s Diversity Advisory Committee’s co-chairs Shalimar Krebs or sj Miller, Ph.D.
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.
Listen to the podcast
The Richard Eeds Show on KTRC 1260 | 103.
Watch the PBS TV/online interview
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 were 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.
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.
Watch at PBS Report from Santa Fe
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 micaceous pottery will be available.
Also a silent auction of donated ceramic art will benefit the Campus Cupboard Food Pantry.
SFLR online reading a success
About 70 people attended the SFLR Zoom reading on October 20. Several contributors joined in the reading from across the globe and others from across the country.
Complimentary copies of the SANTA FE LITERARY REVIEW (SFLR) are available for pickup at the Santa Fe Public Library branches, Eldorado library, and at the SFCC Library.
This year’s issue is available for viewing or download at https://www.sfcc.edu/santa-fe-literary-review/literary-review-issues/, and selected writings are available at https://www.sfcc.edu/literary-review-issue/2022/.
For more information about the publication contact SFLR Faculty Advisor and Editor-in-Chief Kate McCahill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just as a reminder: Submissions for the next SFLR are due Nov. 1. Here is the web page explaining the theme and submission guidelines: https://www.sfcc.edu/santa-fe-literary-review/
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.
Learn more and apply: https://www.sfcc.edu/programs/respiratory-care/.
SFCC Library hosts upcoming Children’s Storytime events
Children’s Storytime in the SFCC Library Family Study Room
2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 16
We will be joined by the Santa Fe Children’s Museum with a Children’s Storytime and the opportunity to take home complimentary children’s STEAM kits. All SFCC Community Members Are Welcome
Questions? email: email@example.com
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
For more about the series visit the Proudly She Served website.
For more information about the reception, contact Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel at 505-428-1501 or by email at Linda.Cassel@sfcc.edu. To learn more about the SFCC Veterans Legacy Grant Program contact Stephen Martinez, Ph.D., at 505-428-1516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free dental X-rays by appointment
The SFCC Dental Program is offering free dental x-rays by appointment for the next four weeks.
- No dental insurance is necessary.
- If interested contact Aamna Nayyar in office # 455, 505-428-1258, email@example.com.
- 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.
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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.
- Counseling Services adds Uwill Mental Health and Wellness service
- LANL Foundation Four-year Undergraduate Scholarships
- SGA welcomes new officers
- Students: need childcare? Make sure you’re on the Kids Campus Waitlist
- Scholarship Application Available
- Library Family Study Room
- Apply NOW for Fall Semester Student Employment
Student Weekly Connection October 28 2022
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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.
Register for a Uwill account using your SFCC email address. For details, refer to the Uwill FAQ and User Guide.
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).
For more information and to apply go to:
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.
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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.
SFCC Library Fall semester hours are:
Mon. – Thurs. 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Apply NOW for Fall Semester Student Employment
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.
Contact StudentEmployment@sfcc.edu for further information.
Student Resource Center is here for you
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.
505–428-1194 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.sfcc.edu/offices/student-resource-center
Andrew Lovato appointed Santa Fe Arts Commissioner
Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber and the City Council have appointed SFCC Instructor Andrew Lovato, Ph.D., to a two-year term as Arts Commissioner. He joins Karl Duncan and Heidi McKinnon as newly appointed commissioners. The Arts Commission is a nine-member volunteer advisory body appointed by the Mayor and City Council to assist and guide the Arts and Culture Department. A Santa Fe native, Dr. Lovato recently retired from full-time teaching. He received a Ph.D. in Intercultural Communication from University of New Mexico, was a Fulbright Scholar in 2018, and was Santa Fe City Historian from 2018 to 2019. He is the author of several books on Santa Fe and New Mexico history and culture and has taught guitar for over 30 years at SFCC.
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.
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!
This month’s newsletter contains a lot of information on upcoming training as Workday rolls out. Everyone will need to take training, so check it out! https://www.sfcc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/CHESS-Connection-Oct.-17-2022.pdf
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.
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.
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
See the exhibition at:
Gerald Peters Contemporary
1011 Paseo de Peralta
Read more: https://gpgallery.com/exhibitions/geometry-of-light/
Submit WOW nominations!
The Office of Human Resources reminds you to nominate who you think is doing a great job here at SFCC. The nomination form can be found at the SFCC Connect portal, or by reaching out to Katie Cadena-Priebe at email@example.com
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!
What: Santa Fe Community College presents, “The World is your Classroom: Teach with English Language Programs.” Learn how you can make a difference globally through in-person and virtual teaching projects designed by the U.S. Department of State for experienced U.S. TESOL professionals. English Language Fellows, Specialists, and Virtual Educators provide language instruction, conduct teacher training, and develop resources, while being cultural ambassadors.
Who: Presented by Maggie Steingraeber, Global Program Officer, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
When: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov.1 (Pre-registration for online participation required at https://bit.ly/TESOLZoom1022)
Where: Kids Campus Room 18 on Santa Fe Community College campus, 6401 Richards Ave. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508
Cost: Free and open to the community (Pre-registration for online participation required at https://bit.ly/TESOLZoom1022
Presenter Biodata: Maggie Steingraeber has been with the U.S. Department of State since 2019 as a Global Program Officer for the English Language Fellow and Virtual English Language Educator programs. Before joining the Office of English Language Programs, she served as an English Language Fellow and as an English Language Specialist in Peru. She earned her BA in Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin and her MA in TESOL from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She has previously worked as a teacher and teacher trainer in the United States, China, India, Argentina, Chile, and Peru.
For more information contact: Stephen DeGiulio, Ph.D., professor of Teacher Education & TESOL at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 575-496-0207.
Ongoing news and events
- Will Wilson featured in CIPX exhibition through Oct. 26 at Foto Forum
- Fall Meditations in the Planetarium
- Watch video to learn more about tuition-free college
- SFCC to receive $500,000 for Veterans Legacy Project
- SFCC participates in Generation Hope’s FamilyU
- On-campus bookstore info
- Registration for Fall CE classes continues
- Apply by Nov. 4 for Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
- Let’s help slow the spread of the virus
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.
Read his artist statement and more here.
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.
If you have interest in running a guided meditation during any of these sessions, please contact Frank Currie (email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>).
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.
Understanding Tuition-Free College in New Mexico – YouTube
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.”
For more details read Robert Nott’s story from Sept. 10 in the Santa Fe New Mexican, “Veterans legacy project gets $500,000 in federal funds to expand.”
Visit the Veterans Legacy Grant Program website for more information.
SFCC participates in Generation Hope’s FamilyU
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.
Need food? Campus Cupboard welcomes all
The Campus Cupboard (Room LL302E) in-person shopping hours are:
Mondays: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Thursdays: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
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 email@example.com or 505-428-1775 for more information.
Visit Campus Cupboard for more information.
Campus Cupboard is supported by SFCC Foundation.
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 begin ordering books at the new bookstore website http://sfcc.bncollege.com and select free on-campus pick-up.
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.
For questions or additional assistance please email SM8475@bncollege.com
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
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, December 10
Artist applications are due Friday, November 4.
For additional information call 505-428-1402/505-428-1675 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s help slow the spread of the virus
Let’s keep everyone safe and remember:
- If you are feeling ill, you should not come into work, and avoid any type of social setting. The College wants you to feel better before you return to work.
- If you are feeling ill: Get tested and isolate yourself from others as much as possible. We need to help mitigate the health risk to others.
- Call 1-855-600-3453 for testing information and results.
- If you do contract COVID-19, seek medical attention immediately. Notify your supervisor and human resources. These cases need to reported, SFCC is here to support you.
Please do your part, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy.
Do you need information on testing? Visit togethernm.org.
Remember to wash your hands for a full 20 seconds!
10/13/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Contest helps young filmmakers achieve their vision.”
10/10/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “New Mexico think tank publishes set of education reform proposals.”
10/05/2022, Santa Fe Reporter, “Back of the Ballot: A primer on constitutional amendment proposals and bond issues”
09/28/2022, Los Alamos Daily Post, “SFCC Library Presents Discussion Of ‘Touching The Veil’ “
09/25/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Mural work helps channel literacy struggles.”
09/24/2022, Los Alamos Daily Post, “New Mexico Higher Education Department Invests $110.5 Million For Teacher Education, Nursing, And Social Work”
09/19/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, Smartboard – Santa Fe Community College’s Library children storytime, SFCC Visual Arts Gallery presents ‘The SPELL: The Magic of Words and Imagery’
09/18/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “My View: Joint open houses set this week for IAIA, SFCC,” column by IAIA president Robert Martin and SFCC president Becky Rowley.
09/15/2022, Business Wire, “American Library Association Highlights Increasing Censorship Attempts During Banned Books Week Programming”
09/15/2022, Los Alamos Daily Post, “SFCC Library, Santa Fe Children’s Museum And SFCC’s Kids Campus Present Storytime Sept. 21”
09/14/2022, Albuquerque Journal, “Chef Andy Barnes uses his love and excitement for cooking to nurture his culinary journey” Chef studied at SFCC.
09/10/2022, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Veterans legacy project gets $500,000 in federal funds to expand”
09/10/2022, Los Alamos Daily Post, “SFCC Visual Arts Gallery Presents ‘The SPELL: The Magic Of Words And Imagery’ Oct. 6-Dec. 8”
09/04/2022, Los Alamos Daily Post, “Heinrich, Luján, Leger Fernández Welcome $500,000 In Federal Investments For SFCC To Create Digital Profiles Of Veterans at Santa Fe National Cemetery”