Air Products announced that SFCC student Callahan Jobe is the recipient of this year’s $2,500 Air Products Women of Gases and Welding Scholarship. Callahan became interested in welding while serving as an AmeriCorps member at Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity. She said while working there she discovered a love of welding. “It’s an empowering skill to put melting metal together,” the 28-year-old said. She emailed faculty member Jake Lovato about her interest in the program. She said he drove to the Habit for Humanity construction site to tell her about the scholarship opportunity. She put in her application and is thrilled to be the scholarship recipient.
Callahan wants to help SFCC recruit more women into the welding program. “I want to help the younger generation explore the trades, which I was not exposed to in high school,” she said. “I hope to one day teach other women how to weld.”
The number of Dual Credit students continues to grow. Director of Recruitment and Dual Credit Marcos Maez reports that 918 Dual Credit students were registered for the Fall 2019 semester. SFCC also had a record of 54 classes being taught on six high school campuses. Our reach went as far as Raton High School.
This semester Dual Credit students are taking more than 4,840 credit hours.
Dual Credit students make up more than 16% of our enrollment.
To compare, 721 Dual Credit students were registered for the Fall 2017 semester. That is nearly a 200 student difference! Dual Credit continues to grow and we thank all 21 of our partner high schools for contributing to the success of the SFCC Dual Credit program!
Photo: Marcos Maez at a recruitment trip to Capital High School.
No SF Trails Bus Service to Campus Monday, October 14
Santa Fe Trails will not be providing bus service to campus on Monday, October 14 (Indigenous Day, a holiday for city workers). SFCC will be open and classes will be in session, so make carpool arrangements now!
Free Flu Vaccine Clinic: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 15 in Jemez Rooms
Free flu vaccines for ages two and up will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Jemez rooms. This event is sponsored by SFCC Department of Nursing and Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. This event is open to the public and is free.
New Mexico Workforce Solutions is partnering with Los Alamos National Laboratory and their contractors for a collaborative hire event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road. More than 300 positions are available in a wide array of fields including engineering, welding, laboratory technicians, security, project management and more! Employers will review resumes and will conduct interviews with qualified applicants. Arrive prepared for success, leave with a new career!
SFCC will host a free reading and reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 in SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery to launch the 2019 edition of the Santa Fe Literary Review, SFCC’s in-print annual magazine of arts and letters. The theme is “Raices: Down to the Roots.” Featuring work by local and international writers and artists alike, the SFLR honors the unique ideas, unconventional approaches, and diverse voices of our city, our state, our nation and our world.
Contributing writers will read their work. Contributing artists and authors will sign copies of the Santa Fe Literary Review. The reception will feature a gallery exhibition of featured art from the Santa Fe Literary Review. The reception begins at 5 p.m. and the reading begins at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and refreshments will be served. Venue is wheelchair accessible; American Sign Language interpreters will be provided.
Of note: The new SFLR includes a story short story by award-winning and best-selling author Tommy Orange, recipient of the 2019 PEN/Hemingway Award for his debut novel, There, There. The edition also features an interview with the author.
Santa Fe Higher Education Center announces the partnership with Bellevue University to provide new pathways to higher education for Northern New Mexicans. To celebrate the new partnership Bellevue University’s local Relationship Manager Mark Wood will host a grand opening and information session at 10 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Santa Fe Community College campus, 6401 Richards Avenue.
Students who attend the grand opening event can enter to win one of two $1,000 grants, which can be applied to a degree at Bellevue University. Free refreshments will be served.
Mark Wood works full-time in Santa Fe to support students. Contact him at email@example.com and 505-474-5023.
Santa Fe HEC presents Free FAFSA Rodeo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26
Santa Fe Higher Education Center presents Free FAFSA Rodeo. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. at Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road (across from Santa Fe High).
The event is an opportunity for Santa Fe high schools to compete to see which school can increase their FAFSA completion numbers the most. The event is in partnership with New Mexico Education Assistance Foundation.
Students will complete the FSA ID, FAFSA, write a scholarship application and apply for two scholarships all in one stop. Call 505-428-1725 for information.
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.
Please use side entrance to FEC while stucco work continues
The William C. Witter Fitness Education Center has been undergoing a stucco transformation. The entire front entrance will be blocked off with scaffolding beginning Friday, Sept. 27. Patrons will need to use the side entrance where the maintenance bay is currently located – just on the other side of the wall from the front entrance. The construction will last until about mid-October. We’ll keep you posted.
Sorry for this temporary inconvenience. But we think you’ll love the final results. Thanks to all the Santa Fe voters, who approved this project and others.
Halloween extravaganza for the community
Free and Safe Trick or Treat Halloween Extravaganza from 3:30 to 7 p.m. October 31. Event is sponsored by SFCC Student Activity Fees in the Office of Student Development.
This popular event is offered free to everyone in the community.
Come explore the spookiest parts of our Universe on Halloween! Discover ghostly nebulae, zombie stars, killer asteroids, black holes and more. Costumes encouraged, all ages welcome! Make reservations now, the late show is already sold out!
Find the SFCC Planetarium on Facebook @GetStarryEyedSFCCNM
Therapy Dogs in the Library 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. October 9 and 10
The Library will be hosting friendly and affectionate therapy dogs to help with your mid-term stress and anxiety! Wednesday, October 9th and Thursday, October 10th 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Library Instruction Room. Students and employees welcome! Come cuddle a canine!
Savannah College of Art and Design visit 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday Oct. 7
A representative from Savannah College of Art and Design will be on campus providing information on admissions, academic programs, scholarships, financial aid, housing and more to prospective students. The SCAD representative will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, October 7 at the Transfer Station outside the Welcome and Advising Center.
Northern New Mexico College Visit 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 8
A representative from Northern New Mexico College will be on campus providing information on admissions, academic programs, scholarships, financial aid and more to prospective students.
The NNMC representative will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Transfer Station outside the Welcome and Advising Center.
Northern New Mexico will also be visiting October 14 and 29, as well as November 4, 12, and 20. All visits will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Transfer Station.
Deadline to change audit/credit status is Friday, Oct. 11
Reminder: Friday, October 11 is the deadline if anyone wants to change their audit/credit status for a sixteen-week class. If you have concerns about how it will impact your financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid office.
SGA Meeting noon to 1 p.m. Friday, October 11
The Santa Fe Community College Student Government Association (SGA) welcomes all students to its regular meetings. SGA is a shared governance group that is elected by the student body to represent the interests and concerns of the student body to Administration, Faculty and Staff. All students are encouraged to let their voices be heard and to be ACTIVE!
The Student Government Association meets on the second Wednesday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. An agenda will be available 72 hours before the Regular meeting on the SGA bulletin board out in the Campus Center.
Fall 2019 Regular SGA Upcoming Meeting Schedule:
Noon-1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, Lecture Hall room 216
The Santa Fe Reporter is offering a paid internship opportunity. The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, Oct. 11.
The internship is run through the Santa Fe Reporter’s nonprofit arm, runs six weeks, pays $500 and, upon successful completion, students have their work published in the Santa Fe Reporter and receive a certificate. Julia Goldberg, an outstanding journalist, runs the program, so students work directly with her. Please note that part of the application requests: Please provide a short (five to eight paragraphs) arts-related writing sample; for example: a book, theater, movie or music review.
We are pleased to announce the details of our Faculty and Staff In-Service Day scheduled to run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 in the Fitness Education Center. This day will be dedicated to receiving your feedback for our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. Below is additional information about what to expect that day.
Unlike past Professional Development days there will be no breakout sessions in the afternoon. Instead, there will be a full day of activities and discussion, with some participation from students. This event will be facilitated by Dr. Michael Burke, a retired college president/professor/planner who now resides in Santa Fe.
If you require vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free food options, please contact Lucia Lucero at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can get an accurate count.
A limited number of stipends are available for adjuncts who would like to participate in the event. Stipends are for $75 and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are interested please contact Julie Gallegosby noon on October 11.
Administrative leave still available for the Balloon Fiesta/NM celebrations
It’s time to enjoy New Mexico’s unique celebrations! President Becky Rowley is authorizing four hours of administrative leave for full-time ‘regular status’ employees (prorated for those employees working part-time/regular status). Use this time to participate in local community events, such as the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Oct. 5-13.
Please consult with your supervisor to coordinate your time off. A few rules: you must take the hours between Friday, August 30 and Sunday, October 13, 2019. Administrative leave cannot be accumulated for use outside this time period and cannot be considered as work time for purposes of overtime compensation. Supervisors are reminded to schedule this time off in a way that does not negatively impact services. See Policy 4-35 Leave.
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.
The SFCC Health Fair is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, October 11 in the Jemez Rooms. Employees can take part in biometric screenings, health assessment and other wellness education activities from 6:45 a.m. to noon.
Employees can also obtain open/switch enrollment information at this health fair.
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.
Nominations for Fall 2019 Commencement Student Speaker
For questions in regards to the trail running, please contact Herman Garcia and questions in regards to the Walking Group should go to Ute Jannsen-Kerr.
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OSD Winter Clothing Drive Contest - sign up your department by October 10
The Office of Student Development is encouraging departments to sign up for their Winter Clothing Drive Contest. Departments will gather gently used coats, hoodies, gloves, beanies, scarves, sweaters, and NEW socks for the benefit of SFCC students. The winter clothing drive will run through November 15. Departments can win cash prizes: First Place $150, Second Place $100 and Third Place $50.
If your department would like to participate, please send Department Name and Contact Person Name to email@example.com by October 10.
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