Visual Arts Gallery hosted successful art opening
Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel reports the August 26 Visual Arts Gallery opening for “Rio Bravo Fine Art at SFCC” was quite successful. “We had a good turn out of people — many who had not visited the gallery before. We also had some sales, which is always exciting.”
The exhibition is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you invite any visitors, please remind them that masks are required when visiting the campus.
For those unable to visit in person, please visit:
News and Announcements
Main Parking Lot closed September 9
The Main Parking Lot is closed for construction on Thursday, September 9.
Please find alternate parking in the nearby West Wing Parking Lot.
Thank you for your patience while we provide necessary improvements.
September is Suicide Prevention Month
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, dedicated to raising awareness of suicide and advocating for the prevention of this public health crisis. Your SFCC Counselors are sharing national and local resources.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255
- New Mexico Crisis and Access 1-855-466-7100
- Depression Hotline 1-888-273-5174
- Self-Harm Hotline 1-877-455-0628
- Trans Lifeline 1-877-565-8860
- TREVOR Crisis Hotline 1-866-488-7386
Please reach out to your SFCC Counseling Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 505-428-1682 or 505-428-1839.
Policy Updates 2021-22 Policy Review Schedule
2021-2022 Policy Review Schedule. The policies scheduled for shared governance review during the academic year 2021-2022 are posted on SFCC Connect: Campus Resources > Policy Review.
Revised Procedures. Please become familiar with the newly updated Procedures in the links below and address any questions to the Policy Owners listed.
- Policy 1-11 Shared Governance, President Rowley, ext. 1201 or Audrey Lucero, Executive Assistant to SFCC Boards, ext. 1148
- Shared Governance – Procedures Overview
- Policy Review Procedures
- Policy Review Flowchart
- Policy 3-12 Faculty Qualifications Procedures, Margaret Peters, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, ext. 1372.
College Policies and Procedures are posted at SFCC Policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact Laura J. Mulry, ext. 1776.
NMPTAC presents free online webinar: Introduction to Government Contracting on Sept. 15
New Mexico Procurement Technical Assistance Center (NMPTAC) will present a virtual Introduction to Government Contracting. The free webinar runs from 9 to 11 a.m. September 15.
Go to NMPTAC.org and register at: https://nmsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/13240
Register prior to September 14 to get the link for registration.
New Mexico PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center) is housed at SFCC, where its mission is to counsel, train and assist New Mexico business owners to obtain government contracts, thereby advancing economic growth in New Mexico.
Please get vaccinated, another clinic at SFCC on Sept. 22
Please get vaccinated. The best way to thrive at SFCC and keep your families and communities safe is by getting your COVID-19 vaccinations.
Vaccines work and save lives. While a vast majority of Santa Feans have strongly embraced vaccinations, including SFCC employees and students, we are not done. Vaccines provide strong defenses for keeping our community safe, and are an important strategy in eradicating this virus.
COVID-19 Drive-Up Vaccine Clinic
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Santa Fe Community College
West Wing Parking Lot
- Ages 12+ (for minor waiver click link) COVID-19 Consent-Permiso
- No Appointment Required
- No Insurance Required
- No ID Required
SFCC is offering a community COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the West Wing Parking Lot. The event will be hosted by the New Mexico Department of Health.
No appointment is necessary, but to reserve a spot for yourself or a minor use special event code WHJBT. People can also register without the code under Santa Fe Community College. https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/
Want to find a vaccine clinic at another time and location? Register online for your vaccine at https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/
Apply for the VAX PASS
Fully-vaccinated individuals are encouraged to apply for the SFCC VAX PASS (formerly called FAST PASS).
If you have already signed up for a FAST PASS that is sufficient. You do not need a VAX PASS.
Here’s how to apply for your card:
- Scan or take a photo of your completed CDC COVID -19 Vaccination card.
- Send the scanned copy or photo to Lucia Lucero at email@example.com
- Lucia will issue the card on the date you are considered Fully Vaccinated (14 days after your last vaccination).
Watch Convocation video for important messaging
Did you miss President Rowley’s welcome at Convocation?
President Rowley spoke to the importance of continued masking and discussed a potential vaccine mandate at SFCC.
Watch the video.
Interested in adobe construction? Check out October classes
Kurt Gardella reports that interest in the adobe construction program continues. He had an enthusiastic response for his class, which began last week. He notes two more classes in the adobe construction program will be offered in October. You can register now to save a place.
ADOB 112, Adobe Wall Construction (CRN 20050) class begins October 18 and will be a blended (online and in-person) class. The class will meet on campus October 30, October 31, November 20 and November 21. Adobe contractor Ernest Aragon will lead the hands-on instruction.
ADOB 113, The Passive Solar Adobe Design class (CRN 20051) begins October 18 and is an online asynchronous class.
Questions about the Adobe Construction program? Contact Kurt Gardella.
EMRD announces SFCC will receive grant from DOE
The New Mexico Energy and Minerals and Resources Department August 19 press release states, “The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department’s (EMNRD) Energy Conservation and Management Division (ECMD), was awarded $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for an exciting new opportunity to train New Mexicans on energy efficiency and energy management. In cooperation with four higher education institutions, Doña Ana Community College, Northern New Mexico College, San Juan College, and Santa Fe Community College, ECMD will facilitate continuing education, training, and technical assistance to support industry professionals as they adapt to advanced energy technologies.”
This is exciting news for SFCC. Congratulations to Amanda Hatherly, Director, EnergySmart Academy Santa Fe Community College, for her ongoing work in this area.
The EnergySmart Academy will develop short workshops and online classes for builders, architects, code officials and others related to advanced technologies such as Heat Pump Water Heaters, Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pumps, Microgrids and commercial and residential green building codes.
Please see SFCC’s current online energy and water conservation classes here: https://www.energysmartacademy.com/online-courses.html
Photo: Amanda Hatherly
Massage Therapy appointments available now
The Massage Therapy Program cohort will offer $25 massages Mondays and Thursdays from August 23 through October 16. Ninety-minute appointments (including intake, 60-minute massage and post-massage survey) can be made at https://sfcc.timetap.com/. Patrons must provide proof of COVID vaccination and are limited to one massage appointment per week. The $25 fee will be applied toward the students’ credentialing examinations. If you need assistance with timetap, email Lynda.Trujillo@sfcc.edu. If you have questions about the massage appointments or the program, email Julianna.Santillanes@sfcc.edu.
Barnes & Noble Online Bookstore Update
On August 11, Nick Telles sent an update about the new Barnes & Noble online bookstore. The bookstore went live on August 16.
Read the full update here.
The following message went out to students August 16: https://www.sfcc.edu/introducing-sfccs-new-online-bookstore/
CHESS selects Workday to transform student experience, operations
From the August 26 press release: Many students face an uphill battle when considering or attending college. From figuring out registration, placement and advising to managing course scheduling, degree completion and transfer, colleges have not made it easy. The Collaborative for Higher Education Shared Services, or CHESS, has a vision to transform the student experience and modernize operations. For the first time in our nation, five independent community colleges have voluntarily come together to launch an Enterprise Resource Planning platform (ERP) capitalizing on the power of shared resources and decision-making.
CHESS has selected Workday, Inc. to provide solutions that will help realize the group’s vision. Workday’s suite of applications, which includes financial management, human capital management, and student services, will assist CHESS colleges to quickly respond to change while critical business operations continue to run smoothly and securely. The enterprise technology solution is strategically designed so that students can use an intuitive system that restructures outdated administrative functions. Choosing Workday is a major step forward in making this innovative dream a reality. Implementation will begin this fall. CHESS is structured so that additional colleges from any U.S. location have the ability to join and take advantage of increased opportunities for students, shared resources, and improved administrative efficiencies
Exhibition of student work from New Mexico School for the Arts at SFCC August 18 through September 30
An exhibition of student work from the New Mexico School of Arts will be featured in SFCC’s Main entry lobby at the college starting August 18. Poetry and images were created in collaboration with the students and the Poet Laureate, Elizabeth Jacobson. Read more about the collaboration on the Axel Contemporary website: Everything Feels Recent When You’re Faraway. The exhibition will be up until the end of September.
Photo: Elizabeth Jacobson leads a summer workshop at Young Park. Courtesy of Axel Contemporary.
Register for fall Continuing Education classes now
The new continuing education catalog is now available online for viewing and download.
Browse the fun and interesting noncredit classes and then enroll online today.
Santa Fe Literary Review now available at libraries
Complimentary copies of the SANTA FE LITERARY REVIEW are available at the Santa Fe Public Library branches, El Dorado library, the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road, and at the SFCC Library.
“This issue of the SFLR, themed ‘Tapestry: Diversity, Culture, and Common Ground,’ was a shot of hope for everyone who participated. …. – SFLR Editors
This year’s issue features work by contributors from SFCC, Santa Fe, and around the country. The magazine also includes an exclusive interview with award-winning writer Kirstin Valdez Quade, author of “The Five Wounds,” her debut novel about a New Mexican family’s extraordinary year of love and sacrifice.
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/2021/.
The SFCC Creative Writing Department, in tandem with the SFCC Library, will host a reading for contributors and the public at 5 p.m. October 21. Details of the event will be determined based on the current public health orders and with concern for the safety of participants. Whether it is on campus or online, the event is free for all.
For more information about the publication or the event, contact Kate McCahill, SFLR Faculty Advisor and Editor-in-Chief by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 505-428-1903.
Updated Procedures for Policy 2-25 & Policy 7-1
Please become familiar with the newly updated Procedures for Policy 7-1 Information Technology Resources, Usage and Security and for Policy 2-25 Mandatory Advising. Please review the Procedures in the links below and address any questions to the Policy Owner listed.
- Policy 2-25 Mandatory Advising Procedures, Associate Vice President Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos
- Policy 7-1 Information Technology Resources, Usage and Security Procedures, Chief Information Officer Cori Bergen
All of the college’s Policies and Procedures are posted at SFCC Policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more about college policies, please contact Laura Mulry, ext. 1776.
For the protection of our community...
When coming on campus:
- Masks are required.
- Practice social distancing
- Avoid congregating in groups.
- Avoid staying in public, indoor spaces for extended time periods.
- Children are allowed on campus. Masks required.
- Fully vaccinated? Please apply for the VAX PASS.
- Departments, programs, and unique spaces may require special protocols or safety requirements.
- Appointments are highly encouraged.
Governing Board Approves Policies
At its June meeting, the SFCC Governing Board approved updates to SFCC Policy 6-12 Surveillance Cameras. Please review the policy in the link below and address any questions to the Policy Owner/Author listed.
• Policy 6-12 Surveillance Cameras
Nick Telles, Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer, ext. 1161
College Policies and Procedures are posted at SFCC Policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more about policies, please contact Laura Mulry, ext. 1776.
eTranscripts via Parchment now available!!
SFCC’s transcript request process is now entirely online – no more submitting paper or PDF forms! Current and former students can visit https://www.sfcc.edu/get-grades/transcripts/ to be guided through the process.
There is a $5 charge for electronic transcripts, and requests will be processed quickly.
SFCC's Equity Statement
President Rowley’s shared SFCC’s Equity Statement with all in a June 12 email.
SFCC in the news
The following stories or radio shows either featured or mentioned SFCC or one of its employees.
8/28/2021, Santa Fe New Mexican, “During pandemic nurses take their skills on the road.”
8/27/2021, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Weaving Magic: The 16th annual Santa Fe Literary Review.”
8/10/2021, Santa Fe Reporter, “Higher Numbers: After historic dip, enrollment at colleges and universities in Santa Fe and around New Mexico appears to be rebounding”
8/9/2021, Santa Fe New Mexican, “New Collar Innovation Center offers training for digital jobs at Santa Fe Higher Education Center”
8/9/2021, Albuquerque Journal, “NM considering statewide guaranteed basic income program”
8/8/2021, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Santa Fe’s Early College Opportunities High School at capacity”
Register now for classes that begin Oct. 18
Want to take a short 8-week class? Register now for classes that begin October 18.
1) Contact an advisor at Academic Advising at 505-428-1275 or email@example.com.
2) Registration is at sfcc.edu. Interested students are encouraged to contact SFCC’s Welcome and Advising Center at 505-428-1270.
Student Weekly Connection Sept. 3
Read about free food through Campus Cupboard, paid positions as a student worker, September 10 deadline to drop a 16-week class, counseling services and library services. Also, see some new information from the Santa Fe Recovery Center, which provides evidence-based, trauma-informed, holistic treatment of substance use disorders through residential and outpatient settings. Services are available in English and Spanish.
Fall semester support groups forming!
Counseling Services is offering a new round of telehealth support groups this fall, including General Support, Grief Support, Psychological Support for Physical Illness, and Building Healthy Relationships.
Each group will meet for 6 weeks beginning the week of August 30th, and each session will last one hour. Meeting times will be determined based on participant availability.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating or sign up here (please only sign up for one group)
Your SFCC Counselors Janelle and Rosalie look forward to having you!
Order your books now at SFCC Online bookstore
We are proud to announce that Santa Fe Community College’s online bookstore operated by Barnes & Noble is live and ready to serve you! Access it at https://bncvirtual.com/sfcc
Check out SFCC's new online student orientation
Student Success has recently released a new online Student Orientation. Take it yourself, and share it with our students. Here’s a preview:
Learn how to become a successful student with SFCC’s online Student Orientation!
• A welcome from our college leadership
• Information about student services
• How to access student resources
• Information on navigating the mySFCC student portal
In just 30 minutes, you’ll be ready to succeed at SFCC. Click here to get started: https://sso.comevo.com/sfcc/launch/2916
SFCC 2021-2022 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 email@example.com). 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 assistance email the Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org from your SFCC student email account. Make sure to include your Student ID number in the email.
Se habla Español.
Openings for Student Employment at SFCC
Student work study is a financial aid need-based program that provides student funds earned through part-time employment currently paying at a rate of $12.32 per hour.
Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week. In addition to helping you pay for your education, the work study program helps you gain work experience, develop your skills, and build a possible pathway to future employment opportunities.
To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:
- Must complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA and any additional requested verification items
- Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 degree-related credit hours for fall.
- Must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
If you are interested in student employment, you can email Susie Weaver at email@example.com or StudentEmployment@sfcc.edu for further information.
Great scholarship news for fall semester!
The state is now funding the Lottery Scholarship at 100 percent!
For more information watch these videos from area broadcasters: KOB, KRQE and KOAT.
Also, some more great news about the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship and other resources. See these highlights from the June 4 Santa Fe New Mexican story.
“The lottery scholarship program wasn’t the only good news for college students. The New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship, which benefits students who are not eligible for the lottery scholarship, such as returning adult learners and students who attend college part time, received an increase of $11 million for next year.
And the state has received $104 million in federal funds through the American Rescue Plan Act for student relief grants, Rodriguez said.
Read the full story here.
Want more information about how to apply for scholarships? Visit https://www.sfcc.edu/offices/financial-aid/.
Need help paying for internet service? You might qualify for federal assistance - application available May 12
The latest COVID relief act includes an internet benefit for low-income and Native American households. You could qualify for $50 to $75 in monthly assistance.
Details about the benefit can be found at https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit
On May 12, you can apply at https://getemergencybroadband.org/.
Student Resource Center connects students with community programs
The Student Resource Center helps students connect with various services, programs and agencies. We can help link up with several community resources including: Housing, Food, Utility Payment Assistance, Childcare, Physical Health and Legal Services. For more information and assistance, please contact Student Resource Coordinator Jocelyn Hernandez Monsalvo at 505-428-1194 or visit www.sfcc.edu/student-resource-center.
El Centro de Recursos Estudiantiles ayuda a los estudiantes a conectarse con varios servicios programas y agencias. Podemos ayudar a conectarse con varios servicios comunitarios, que incluyen: Vivienda, Comida, Asistencia para Pagos de Servicios Públicos, Cuidado de Niños, Salud Física y Servicios Legales. Para obtener más información y asistencia, comuníquese con la Coordinadora de Recursos Estudiantiles Jocelyn Hernandez Monsalvo al 505-428-1194 o visite www.sfcc.edu/student-resource-center.
sj Miller, Ph.D., joins Pulitzer team at Thrive
sj Miller, Ph.D., joins Pulitzer team as a Pulitzer Fellow for Thrive Community School.
The team will develop standards-aligned units that engage their students in The 1619 Project, and other journalism and historical sources, to strengthen connections to existing curricula, practice media literacy skills, and build empathy. Projects will be shared publicly through Pulitzer Center’s lesson library and virtual professional development programs. The Pulitzer Center’s K–12 education programs and resources cultivate a more curious, informed, empathetic, and engaged public by connecting teachers and students with underreported global news stories and the journalists who cover them.
Sahaj Khalsa gave national keynote and workshop emphasizing equity and inclusion
Sahaj Khalsa, the program director of the Emergency Services Medical Institute at SFCC, recently returned from Florida, where he attended and presented at the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) Symposium. Sahaj Khalsa is a Board member of NAEMSE and has long led efforts within that organization to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in EMS education programs. He was the primary author of a NAEMSE position paper advocating that more be done to increase equity and inclusion in EMS. He also helped author one of the first research manuscripts examining disparities in pain management in EMS care of prehospital patients.
At the conference, Sahaj facilitated a workshop, ‘The Cultural Humility Summit,’ to discuss equity and inclusion in EMS. Multiple national EMS leadership organizations participated in the workshop, as did the federal agency National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), that federal agency that oversees EMS in the U.S. He also delivered a keynote presentation, ‘Educating Culturally Competent EMS Providers,’ on how we can better educate culturally aware and engaged EMS providers. NHTSA asked NAEMSE to continue collaborating with other national stakeholder organizations in causing change in the profession. The SFCC EMSI looks forward to being at the forefront of these conversations and pushing for positive change in our profession.
Professional Development Funding Committee is accepting funding requests
The professional development funding committee is accepting applications for professional development funding.
If you are interested, please log into the committee team site on SFCCConnect Intranet, and click “Documents” on the left menu to access the application materials. All applications materials are on the intranet (SFCC Connect), so you must be logged in via VPN or on campus to access them.
Fill out the pdf application, and submit your requests directly to Luis Olivas, Jim Wysong, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The committee meets the last Friday of every month, so please submit funding requests in a timely manner.
Policy Update: Revised Procedures for Policy 6-3
Policy Update: Revised Procedures for Policy 6-3
Please become familiar with the newly updated Procedures for Policy 6-3 Payroll and Salary Deductions. Please review the Procedures in the link below and address any questions to the Policy Owner listed.
6-3 Payroll and Salary Deductions Procedures
All college Policies and Procedures are posted at
SFCC Policies. If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact
Laura J. Mulry , ext. 1776.
The WOW employees for July 2021 are:
Luis Nominated Mariano for working to add Clovis Community College and other Colleges and HEI’s to our MS Teams domain, in anticipation of future work were we might need to collaborate with on the ERP. Mariano reached out to other HEI’s IT departments to help get this completed.
Gilbert Sanchez was nominated by Malvina Cannon for his continued years of service at SFCC, dedication and loyalty over the past 19 years.
Have you seen these artworks on campus?
If you have any knowledge of the whereabouts of either these two pieces of artwork, please contact Linda Cassel at (505) 660-1857 or email@example.com.
Artist Ned Jacobs
Study/Nez Perce Warrior
Charcoal on paper
23 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches
31 1/4 x 20 1/4 x 1 inches (framed)
Artist Lew Tilley
Oil on canvas
50 x 30 inches
How to enroll for the COVID 19 vaccine
Please review the state’s latest vaccine registration information to see how to enroll for the COVID-19 vaccine.
SFCC encourages you to enroll soon, so our state can more effectively distribute the vaccine and notify you when vaccine doses will be available in your area.
NOVID phone app: The City of Santa Fe has partnered with NOVID to slow the spread of the virus. Download the free app at NOVID.org. Read more about the app in this Dec. 15 Santa Fe Reporter story, “Spread the Word, not COVID-19.”
Let's help slow the spread of the virus
Let’s keep everyone safe and remember:
• SFCC COVID protocols require that everyone wear a mask at all times on campus.
• 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!
Submit nominations for WOW awards
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 Joanne Romero firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Apply now for free environmental technician training program
Anyone interested in a career as an environmental technician can apply now for SFCC’s free Environmental Technician training program, which provides the training, skills and certifications necessary to enter a wide range of job opportunities in the environmental profession.
The free training runs September 20 through October 21 Mondays through Fridays at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road. The intensive 5-week training program classes provide certifications and skills for entry level job positions:
- General Hazardous Waste Site Worker (HAZWOPER) 40 hours
- CPR and First Aid
- Forklift Operator (8 hours)
OSHA Construction Standards, 30 hours
- Confined Space Entry and Non-Entry Rescue (8 hours)
- Solid Waste Management (8 hours)
- Hazardous Waste Management (RCRA) (24 hours)
- Phase I and Phase II Environmental Assessments (16 hours)
- Environmental Sampling (24 hours)
- DOT HazMat (16 hours)
The training also will help students to become career-ready with assistance preparing résumés and practicing interviewing techniques.
Applicants must be able to attend the entire five-week program, have a high school diploma or GED, be 18 years or older, be fully vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus, be able to lift 30 pounds and must be unemployed, underemployed or low-income. Veterans are encouraged to apply.
The program is possible through a $200,000 grant SFCC received from the Environmental Protection Agency.
For more information and to fill out an application, visit https://www.sfcc.edu/epa. Still have questions? Contact Evelyn Gonzales at email@example.com or 505-428-1866 or Janet Kerley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-800-8765.