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President's Report November 2013

CNM Offering Intersession Courses During Winter Break: Beginning this winter during CNM’s normal break between the fall and spring terms, CNM will offer a selection of classes in a condensed, three-week format. The classes, held Dec. 16 through Jan. 4, will provide students with an opportunity to quickly complete a class in order to shorten their time to graduation. The classes are not only an option for CNM students, but university students as well. Since the subject matter will be taught in three weeks, instead of the standard 16-week format for courses in the fall and spring terms, these classes will require a significant commitment of time for three weeks. It’s estimated that typical students would need to devote 30 to 35 hours per week to their class work. Go to cnm.edu/intersession for the list of intersession courses, requirements and access to “Frequently Asked Questions.”

Governor Martinez Announces Standardized Nursing Curriculum at CNM: Governor Susana Martinez announced at a news conference at CNM’s Workforce Training Center on Nov. 7 that all public New Mexico higher education institutions with nursing programs have agreed to teach the same standardized curriculum. “By 2014 nearly 63 percent of nursing students will be learning this curriculum, and by 2017 it will be fully implemented,” she said. The news conference was part of an event CNM co-sponsored with the New Mexico Action Coalition, a subsidiary of the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence. The event, entitled “Academia and Practice Partnership,” highlighted the rollout of the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium curriculum. CNM and the University of New Mexico have been part of the effort from its beginning stages, and are the first to implement the new statewide nursing curriculum, which will have many benefits, including the opportunity for students in rural parts of the state to begin a bachelor’s degree program in nursing at a community college.

CNM to Honor Veterans: CNM will salute military veterans with a week-long schedule of ceremonies that will kick off on Nov. 11, Veteran’s Day. Veteran’s Day celebrations at Main Campus will begin at 10 a.m. on Nov. 11 at the campus flagpole between the Student Resource Center and Jeannette Stromberg Hall. There will be a parade of colors presented by the Kirtland Honor Guard, followed by words from CNM President Katharine Winograd; Donald K. Arnold, Brigadier General and Chief of Staff of the 47th New Mexico Regiment Honor Guard; J.R. Romero, retired from the United States Navy and currently CNM’s Vet Success on Campus counselor; and Debra Roane, a representative for Military OneSource, a Department of Defense-funded assistance program. Also invited as an honored guest is David Patterson, Sr., a Navajo Code Talker. The celebrations at the Montoya Campus will be at the same time on Nov. 12 and will follow the same agenda. Veteran’s Resource Day will be on Nov. 13. Organizations from CNM and the community that offer veterans assistance will be on hand in the Main Campus Student Services Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Veterans Appreciation Day will be Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. to noon. Veterans will be invited for cookies, coffee and punch near the Main Campus cafeteria and near the Montoya Campus cafeteria. Nov. 15 will be Veterans Recognition Day. Veterans will be presented with ribbons in their honor.

Open Registration for the 2014 Spring Term Begins Nov. 18: If you’re interested in taking classes in the spring term, check out the 2014 Spring Term Schedule of Classes at cnm.edu. Open registration begins Nov. 18. The spring term begins on Jan. 6.

CNM Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month: November is American Indian Heritage Month and CNM is celebrating with a resource fair, a "Rock Your Mocs" event and more. CNM has 1,900 Native American students. Some of the events planned include: a free viewing of the film “Surviving Columbus: The Story of the Pueblo People at 6 p.m. on Nov. 12 in the Smith Brasher Hall auditorium; a Native American resource fair on Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Main Campus Student Services Center, which will include CNM departments, representatives from Native American student services programs at universities in New Mexico and scholarship agencies; a “Rock Your Mocs” event that is part of a national campaign that encourages Native Americans to wear their moccasins to school or work on Nov. 15; and an “Honor Your Heritage 5K Fun Run” on Nov. 23 at a time and location yet to be announced.

Follett Donates $1 Million for Book Scholarships: During CNM’s recent grand opening ceremony for the newly renovated Robert P. Matteucci Hall, a surprise announcement spurred a standing ovation. The Follett Group, which runs the CNM Bookstore, donated $1 million for book scholarships. Follett Group Vice President Joey Caron presented the $1 million check to CNM President Katharine Winograd on Oct. 18. The Follett Group has managed the CNM Bookstore, now located in Robert P. Matteucci Hall, for 20 years. The $1 million donation to the CNM Foundation will establish an endowed scholarship fund to provide student book scholarships.

Donations Continue: CNM’s grateful for recent donations to the CNM Foundation from these donors:

  • Carl and Linda Alongi
  • Bordenave Designs
  • Bueno Foods
  • Ross Busby and Carmel Busby Sanchez
  • Donna Diller
  • Edward and Cindy Dobbs
  • Follett Higher Education Group
  • Penelope S. Holbrook
  • Carl and Martha Koestner
  • John and Jamie Lewinger
  • Lovelace Health System
  • David and Ada Melton
  • Janice E. Micali
  • Lev and Helaine Nelik
  • NM Educators Federal Credit Union
  • Radiology Associates of Albuquerque
  • Katherine Ulibarri
  • Randy Woodcock

Thanks for Your Support of CNM!
Kathie W. Winograd
CNM President