Campus Weekly

News and Announcements

NMSA Exhibit opens Friday

The all Visual Art Department New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) student exhibition “Birch” opens at SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery with a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m., Fri., Sept. 28. The exhibit runs through Oct. 11.

All of the art work on display is created by students of NMSA. The works will be for sale and proceeds will benefit the NMSA’s visual arts department, the school’s residential and outreach programs.

Participate in SFCC's Salsa Contest, Oct. 3

Bring your favorite homemade salsa for the the Salsa Contest, Oct. 3!

Get all the details here.

RSVP to Ian Martinez, ext. 1346.

The East Wing Eatery open Monday through Friday

The East Wing Eatery is open!
Check out the great coffees, tasty pastries, sandwiches
and more.
Open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SFCC receives NSF EPSCoR grant

SFCC is among the recipients of a $20 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) grant for the New Mexico SMART Grid Center, an integrated research and education program that will support development of a modern electric grid.

SFCC will be a key partner in a statewide research collaboration among higher education institutions and industry.

Congratulations to the SFCC team! Dean Camilla Bustamante, Ph.D., is the principal investigator. The stellar STEM team includes: Luke Spangenburg, Director of Biofuels, Center of Excellence, Training Center Corporation and Innovation Center Director; Stephen Gomez, Ph.D, Full-time Faculty, Science and Sustainability and Ondine Frauenglass, lab technician, Biofuels Center of Excellence.

SFCC will receive $597,402 in federal funds over a five year period. Read more.

Launch of Santa Fe Entrepreneurial Eco Systems Network

Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber, local entrepreneurs, and leaders from the college and local business came together for the Sept. 19 launch of Santa Fe Entrepreneurial Eco System Network.

SFCC’s Entrepreneur Institute and the City of Santa Fe will work with businesses and entrepreneurs to collaborate on developing effective and energizing ways to support our existing, emerging and student entrepreneurs in Santa Fe.

For more information contact Camilla Bustamante, Ph.D., MPH, Dean for the schools of Trades, Advanced Technologies and Sustainability, and Business, Professional Studies and Education, ext. 1639.

Volunteer: Expanding Your Horizons, Oct. 13

STEM Santa Fe’s Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference, Saturday, Oct. 13, is focused on encouraging girls to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) by interacting with women STEM role models, attending hands-on workshops and a STEM Fair.

To volunteer visit STEM Santa Fe. Email with questions.

New Wi-Fi login instructions

The new SFCC Wi-Fi is now operating on campus. For full instructions to log onto the service, please visit here.

For more information, contact the Office of Information Service Desk, ext. 1222.

Hispanic Heritage Month events continue through October 15

This week’s National Hispanic Heritage Month events offer opportunities for reflection and dialog.

(View a photo gallery from last week’s festivities)

Tues., Sept. 25
SFCC Student Ambassadors Bilingual Presentation
“The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, Latinos in the Land of Opportunity”
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Lecture Hall, Room 216

Tues., Sept. 25
SFCC Plant Operations and Management Department Panel Discussion
“Ya No Sabemos si Somos ni de Aquí, ni de Alla”
“We don’t know whether we’re from here or from there”
Mexican SFCC Staff members share their stories of immigrating to NM
(Panel will speak in Spanish with English translation)
1 to 2:15 p.m.
Jemez Rooms

Thurs., Sept. 27
Lecture by Dr. Hermes Cervantes
“Growing up Spanglish: a Celebration of Language, Culture, and Larry Torres”
Highlights growing up in the Southwest as seen through the humorous writings of Larry Torres, Professor of UNM – Taos and writer for the Santa Fe New Mexican
1 to 2:15 p.m.
Repeated 5 to 6:15 p.m.
Lecture Hall 216

View full schedule

SFPS Parent Academy

Free workshops and classes are offered through Santa Fe Public School’s Parent Academy. Computer classes, ESL, parenting and more.

For information, contact Crystal Ybarra at 467-2596 or visit the website for all of the options.

LWV Candidate Forum, Oct. 3

Save the date for League of Women Voters candidate forums Oct. 3 in the Jemez Rooms from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The forum will include candidates for Secretary of State and Land Commissioner.

The League of Women Voters moderates candidate forums to allow the public to pose policy questions to promote greater understanding of the responsibilities of offices and their ballot choices. It is a non-partisan organization that never supports candidates or parties.

Testing Center update

The construction phase is complete at the Testing Center! The final steps of loading the computers with exams and installing security cameras will continue this week. The Testing Center will begin offering the Pearson Vue exams this week. Also, 611 C is now available for those taking tests on paper.

The Testing Center should be fully operational on Oct. 1. If you have questions about tests available this week contact Testing Specialist Sandra Britnall, ext. 1508.

Get a sneak peak of the center. Check out these photos.

Tennis Tournament, Oct. 12-14

Mens & Womens Singles, Mens & Womens Doubles and Mixed Doubles at SFCC’s Fitness Education Center. First rounds will start at 4 p.m., Fri., Oct. 12. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14, the rounds will start at 8:30 a.m. Participants must be at least 18 years of age with a 3.5 rating or lower. Registration fees are $25 per person for individual events and $30 for doubles per team. Register online at or at the FEC by Oct. 11.

For more information, call 505-428-1656.

Student Spotlight

Financial aid reminders

The deadline to switch a class from credit to audit is Fri., October 5. Be sure to check with Financial Aid before switching status to see how it impacts your financial aid eligibility.

Need money to pay for school? Complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA online now. Are you an International or Undocumented student? Then complete the 2018-2019 Dreamers Financial Aid form here.

Check with Financial Aid to learn more, in the Welcome and Advising Center, via email or call 428-1268.

Save the Date - ENMU Recruiter visits Oct. 3 and Nov. 28

A recruiter with Eastern New Mexico University will be on campus to speak with students concerning programs available at ENMU from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wed., Oct. 3 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 28 in the Welcome and Advising Center.

For more information, contact academic adviser Melba Ramos at 428-1880.

HSE/GED Orientations Oct. 5 and 9

Registration for High School Equivalency/GED tests is open now. Classes begin Oct. 15 in Spanish and English.

New students must attend an orientation session. The sessions are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5 or 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9. Registration for new students will take place at orientation. Registration for returning students begins Oct. 1.

For information, contact Lynne Matthes, 428-1433, visit or see the press release.

Make an impact, be a Student Recruiter

Become a student leader on and off campus. Engage prospective students at high schools, provide campus tours and support SFCC activities. Receive a scholarship for your service.

For all of the application details, visit here. For more information contact Marcos Maez, ext. 1779 or Daniela Gurule, ext. 1149.

Employee Announcements

In Memoriam: Nicole Berezin

Nicole Berezin, our lovely friend and colleague, passed away in Denver on September 16.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to her sisters, Lara and Lynn. Nicole touched so many lives at Santa Fe Community College and she is greatly missed.


Patricia Pearce featured in Vivo Gallery exhibit through Oct. 31

Patricia Pearce is currently featured in “Once Upon A Time,” an exhibition that runs through Oct. 30 at Vivo Contemporary Gallery, 725 Canyon Road.

Photo: Patricia Pearce’s “Fragments”


Learn about TRiO from our students

“The most important aspect of TRiO is you have another support system of students and staff who want to see you succeed.” -Elena Ortega

Read Elena’s full testimonial about TRiO.

Applications for the program are available in room LL313, downstairs in the West Wing. For more information visit here, email or call 505-428-1364.