News Link - August 15, 2013


President Winograd Named Western Region CEO of the Year

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) has named CNM President Kathie Winograd as its 2013 Western Region CEO of the Year. She is one of five regional CEOs of the Year that will be in consideration for the ACCT’s national CEO of the Year award that will be announced on Oct. 4. Read more.

Newly Renovated Building Named in Honor of Robert P. Matteucci

The newly renovated building at the northwest corner of Basehart Rd. and University Blvd. has been officially named in honor of longtime Governing Board member Robert P. Matteucci, who ended 27 years of service to the Board in March. Mr. Matteucci served several terms as both chair and vice chair of the Governing Board and he devoted his adult life to improving education in New Mexico through numerous leadership positions in public service. He has long been known as one of the most admired and respected public servants in central New Mexico. The Robert P. Matteucci building is home to the CNM Foundation, the Culinary Arts program and the CNM Bookstore.

Help Students Get Off to a Great Start for Fall Term – Volunteer for Suncat Days

Volunteers are needed for Suncat Days the first week of the fall term. During this week, staff, faculty and student employees are encouraged to volunteer a few hours of time at a station on campus to distribute information, answer questions and welcome students to campus. Shifts are available at all campuses at a variety of times. Information and maps will be provided at the volunteer stations and employees who work two shifts will receive a special thank you gift. Grab a friend, get out of the office and help build community during the first week of term! Be sure to get supervisor permission before signing up. To volunteer, visit Shifts fill quickly, so register as soon as possible.

Employee Training Aims to Empower Employees with Valuable Professional Development Opportunities

CNM’s Employee Training Department is delivering a menu of professional development opportunities aimed at providing employees with the skills they need to thrive in the workplace, which leads to a more effective and happy work environment for everybody. Read more.

A Former CNM Dual Credit Student Tells His Success Story

Transito Rael, a Rio Grande High graduate who excelled in CNM’s Dual Credit program, talks about his journey and why more high school students should consider the dual credit path. Check out the video.

Academic Affairs Office Returns to LSA Building

The Academic Affairs Office has returned to the LSA Building, Room 102. The main telephone number is 224-4427.  All individual telephone numbers will remain the same.

Remind Students What They Need to Bring to Bookstore

If you know students using financial aid to purchase books, please remind them of the following to minimize issues at the bookstore:

  • Students should bring their schedule of classes for the fall term.
  • Students should bring their CNM Student ID.
  • Students should have completed the financial aid deferment form on the self-service website.

WTC Hosts Community Night for Upcoming Social Media Academy

The Workforce Training Center will hold a community night for area businesses and community members Sept. 10 from 6-8 p.m. to learn about the upcoming Social Media Academy. The free special event is designed to be a time for prospective students to mingle with instructors, visit facilities, have questions answered by instructors and hear from a law expert on Internet copyright and intellectual property ownership. Refreshments will be available. Register for the community night at

Faculty Members Named as CNM Presidential Fellows

CNM President Kathie Winograd and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sydney Gunthorpe have announced that CNM faculty members Joshua Krause, Kelley Peters, Brian Sailer and David Valdes have been selected as the first CNM Presidential Fellows. More information about the program and what the Fellows will be working on will be shared at the beginning of the fall term. Please join in congratulating these faculty members on becoming CNM Presidential Fellows.

Blackboard Inaccessible Through Friday

Blackboard will is inaccessible through Friday, Aug. 16 at noon. If you have any questions or concerns related to the outage, please contact the ITS Service Desk at 224-HELP (224-4357) or send an e-mail to

SharePoint 2010 Coming Aug. 19

>A new version of SharePoint – SharePoint 2010 – will be launched at CNM on Aug. 19. There will be a new look and feel to SharePoint 2010, but content currently in the SharePoint system will not be affected by the upgrade. Many users have already been trained, and there will also be a video training made available soon. If you have questions, contact the ITS Service Desk at 224-4357 or

For Your Information

Jessica Medrano Accepted Into Leadership Sandoval County
Jessica Medrano, director for CNM’s Emergency Medical Services program, has been accepted into Leadership Sandoval. Leadership Sandoval is committed to enhancing the quality of life in Sandoval County by improving participants’ knowledge of the community and increasing their leadership effectiveness. Associates develop and refine their leadership skills through an intense, nine-month educational experience.

Tutorial Available for Online Process to Obtain Free General Parking Permit
If you’re not planning to obtain a paid parking permit for the fall term, all free parking lots on Main Campus and all lots on the other CNM campuses require a free General Parking Permit. To view a tutorial on how to complete the online process for obtaining a general parking permit, click here.

CNM Academic Advisement Hosts UNM Advisor
University of New Mexico academic advisor Sarah Kieltyka is working from the CNM Academic Advisement department Monday through Thursday to help students who plan to transfer to UNM. She works from UNM on Fridays. She is available by appointment at 659-6488 and can also be reached at

SAGE to Host Statewide Conference for Teachers and Tutors of English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education Students
The School of Adult & General Education will be hosting the annual NMTESOL-NMAEA state-wide conference at CNM’s Workforce Training Center Oct. 25-26. This is a professional development conference for teachers and tutors of English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education students. SAGE is inviting faculty or staff to submit a proposal for a 75-minute presentation at the conference. Presenters pay a reduced registration fee of $25 for the two-day event, which is $50 for CNM attendees. The registration fee includes a continental breakfast and a lunch on Saturday. Please consult with your department on possible reimbursement. Go to this link to submit a proposal: The deadline for proposals is Sept. 16. For more information, contact or go to The attendee registration site will be up soon.

Professional and Personal Development Opportunities

Employee Training Hosts Fundamentals of Supervision this Fall
If you are interested in being a leader at CNM, this training is for you! Offered during the fall term, this 12-week workshop combines the fundamentals of supervision with information specific to supervising at CNM. Participants will be introduced to CNM presenters on topics ranging from planning and goal-setting to supervising, ethics and conflict resolution. The training is scheduled on Fridays from Sept. 6 through Nov. 22 from 9 a.m.–noon in the Student Resource Center, Room 204. The Sept. 13 session will be in Smith Brasher Hall, Room132 from 2-5 p.m. to avoid conflicting with CNM Convocation. To register for any of these trainings go to the ET Registration portal.  If you have questions, email or call 505-224-3070.

Get on the Path to Healthy Eating and a Healthy Life
Do you want to eat healthy and make your heart happy?  Are you trying to find healthy and delicious recipes?  Discover the benefits of eating well with Chef Julian Griego and learn how to turn your favorite "not-so-healthy" foods into heart healthy recipes in this class that is scheduled for Sept. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Smith Brasher Hall, Room 132. Following a nutritious eating plan is the key to a healthy future. Enroll today to get simple, affordable and delicious recipes. Participants will also make and enjoy a healthy lunch. Be sure to email your favorite unhealthy foods to by Thursday, Sept. 5. The facilitator is Julian Griego.

Customer Service Course Designed for Student Employees
Employee Training is offering a course for student employees on “Communicating for Effective Customer Service,” which will be held on Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon in Smith Brasher Hall, Room132. The course will cover basic principles and proven techniques that can assist front-line staff in providing exceptional customer service for students and their families. This session will provide student employees an overview of different philosophies of customer service and why exceptional service is critical for institutions of higher education. The facilitator is Dalia Baca. Click here for more info.

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