Faculty & Staff Newsroom
December 7, 2016 -- CRIANZA, an early childhood business accelerator, graduated 31 participants on Dec. 3 at CNM’s South Valley Campus. The home-based early childhood business accelerator, called “Aceleradora,” is the second cohort to complete 40 hours of instruction with 17 hours of individual coaching.
December 7, 2016 -- CNM English Instructor Julie Dunlop is the recipient of the Bosque Press Editors’ 2016 Poetry Prize. Five of her poems appear in the Bosque Press’s 2016 publication, "bosque 6." She was honored at a reading Dec. 1 at Bookworks in Albuquerque.
December 7, 2016 -- An exhibition of student drawings called “Wondergarden” is on display now through the end of the 2017 Spring Term in the Louis E. Saavedra Administration (LSA) Building on Main Campus. The students were all in a 2016 Westside Camppus Drawing I class. Each 18"x24" drawing is made using white chalk on black paper.
December 7, 2016 -- The following is a list of new CNM employees.
December 6. 2016 -- A total of 633 Central New Mexico Community College graduates and 49 GED graduates will participate in the CNM Fall Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 10, at noon at Tingley Coliseum on the grounds of EXPO New Mexico. About 7,000 family members and friends of the graduates are expected to be in attendance to celebrate the life-changing moment.
November 30, 2016 -- CNM faculty member Dr. Richard Watson, who is working with the School of Applied Technologies (AT) to implement a small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS or drone) program, successfully passed his Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 107 exam in November and received a Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airman Certificate.
November 30, 2016 -- For the fourth year in a row, CNM is participating in the national RecycleMania Tournament, which will kick off in February. Instructors and students are being sought to take part in a multi-campus competition to see who can recycle the most per capita. As part of RecycleMania, the college will also be trying to reduce its general waste by promoting reuse of mugs and bottles for coffee and water. Among activities planned between Feb. 5 and April 1 are:
November 29, 2016 -- Seventy faculty and staff from 11 New Mexico colleges are expected to attend a Simulation Training Conference Dec. 2 at CNM’s Simulation Center on Main Campus. Participants will learn about using simulation-based learning for health sciences and public safety programs and careers.
November 29, 2016 -- In nature, chimpanzees, orangutans and gorillas have to work for a living – to find food, make nests and locate shelter. In zoos, of course, they don’t have to do much work because everything is provided, and their environments are sometimes unexciting.
November 29, 2016 -- Four CNM students recently traveled to Medellin, Colombia as part of an exchange program with Colombia’s Servicio National de Aprendizaje (SENA) to participate in a one-month Cisco Systems computer networking certification program. SENA is a technical school with campuses throughout Colombia.
November 22, 2016 -- Moms now have more private and comfortable places to nurse their babies or pump breast milk on CNM campuses, due in part to the Executive Council of Students (ECOS).
November 21, 2016 -- Fifty students in two of Matt Oppenhein’s Anthropology 1101 classes are helping homeless, near homeless and low-income women through a program designed to empower them with skills they can use to earn a living.
November 21, 2016 -- In the 2017 Spring Term, CNM will offer three certificate programs for English as a Second Language (ESL) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students who want to prepare for a career in a healthcare field.
November 16, 2016 -- CNM recently signed an agreement with Lewis University to provide a convenient, cost-effective way for CNM students who have earned their Associate of Arts degree or their Associate of Applied Science degree to receive a tuition discount at Lewis University’s Albuquerque location.
November 16, 2016 -- Two CNM programs for students majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields are giving the scholars experience that will better prepare them to move on to a four-year college and eventually work in their fields of study.
November 16, 2016 -- CNM’s Sky Warriors and Sky Scholars programs have been a huge success, says David Walker, a Vietnam War era veteran, CNM student, Veteran Resource Center Administrative Coordinator and Sky Warrior.
November 14, 2016 -- CNM Ingenuity, a nonprofit that helps CNM pursue cooperative ventures in technology and entrepreneurship, is the recipient of $59,000 from the City of Albuquerque Mayor’s Prize for entrepreneurship to make its FUSE Makerspace available to more innovators and entrepreneurs.
November 9, 2016 -- Ten CNM students picked up trash and cleaned areas around an acequia at Matthew Meadows Park, near 12th Street and Menaul in Albuquerque. It was the grand finale to CNM’s “Water in the Desert” educational series. Water in the Desert is a Campus as a Living Lab and Sustainability Curriculum initiative at CNM.
November 11, 2016 -- The fourth cohort of entrepreneurs from the IGNITE Community Accelerator at the CNM STEMulus Center celebrated the conclusion of an intensive 12-week program by pitching their companies and demonstrating their products to the community on IGNITE Day, Nov. 11.
November 9, 2016 -- The CNM Sustainability Curriculum Committee has elected Don Helfrich as its new co-chair. He will serve with Molly Blumhoefer, who has been co-chair for a year.