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English Faculty Member’s Poem Featured on PBS NewsHour

English Faculty Member’s Poem Featured on PBS NewsHour

January 18, 2016 -- “The Jennifer Century,” a poem by CNM English faculty member Erin Adair-Hodges, was recently featured on PBS NewsHour’s weekly poetry website.

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Deans Council Provides Gifts to Two Families in Need during Holidays

Deans Council Provides Gifts to Two Families in Need during Holidays

January 18, 2017 -- Members of the CNM Deans Council collected gifts for two families and a total of 12 children as part of the “Heading Home for Their Holiday of Hope” event sponsored by the Albuquerque Heading Home Initiative.

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Film Program and HWPS Instructor Hope to Save Lives by Producing CPR Instructional Video

Film Program and HWPS Instructor Hope to Save Lives by Producing CPR Instructional Video

January 13, 2017 -- CNM’s Film Technician program has recently completed a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training video with the hopes of teaching all faculty, staff and students how to perform CPR to save a life.

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Accomplished Chicana Poet Visiting CNM on Jan. 27

Accomplished Chicana Poet Visiting CNM on Jan. 27

Emmy Pérez, noted Chicana poet and writer, will read poetry and talk about her work on Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Student Resource Center, Room 204, on Main Campus.

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CNM Expecting 2,000 High School Students on Campus Feb. 10 for College Day

January 11, 2017 -- About 2,000 high school students from more than 30 schools around the region will converge on CNM’s Main Campus on Friday, Feb. 10, to learn about the wide variety of programs offered at the college. Students and employee volunteers are needed to welcome the high school students to CNM. Click here to sign up as a volunteer.

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SUN PATH Grant Helps Healthcare Students Prepare for Careers

SUN PATH Grant Helps Healthcare Students Prepare for Careers

January 5, 2017 -- About 500 CNM students preparing for healthcare careers have benefited from a $2 million SUN PATH grant awarded to the School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety. More students will benefit from the program over the final two years of the grant.

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Welcome New Hires

January 3, 2017 -- The following are new CNM employees.

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Employees Honored as Excellence Award Recipients

December 13, 2016 -- Seven CNM employees were honored on Dec. 2 at the Employee Excellence Awards Luncheon. The Employee Excellence Awards recognizes employees for exceptional contributions to the CNM community. Although there are numerous outstanding staff and faculty at CNM, this award honors employees who have demonstrated excellence on the job.

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Smith Brasher Hall Ground-source HVAC System to Save Energy, Money

Smith Brasher Hall Ground-source HVAC System to Save Energy, Money

December 13, 2016 -- The new ground-source heating and cooling system and other improvements that are part of the major renovation of Smith Brasher Hall on Main Campus are expected to save CNM about $96,480 annually. That includes a roughly 33 percent reduction in electricity costs and a total elimination of gas charges.

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Home-based Early Childhood Business Accelerator Graduates 31

Home-based Early Childhood Business Accelerator Graduates 31

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.

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English Instructor Receives Bosque Press Editors’ Poetry Prize

English Instructor Receives Bosque Press Editors’ Poetry Prize

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.

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Student Artwork Showcased in Louis E. Saavedra Administration Building

Student Artwork Showcased in Louis E. Saavedra Administration Building

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 Campus Drawing I class. Each 18"x24" drawing is made using white chalk on black paper.

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Welcome New Hires

December 7, 2016 -- The following is a list of new CNM employees.

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Student Success Celebrated at Graduation Ceremony

Student Success Celebrated at Graduation Ceremony

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.

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CNM Instructor Receives FAA Certification in Preparation for Drone Program

CNM Instructor Receives FAA Certification in Preparation for Drone Program

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.

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RecycleMania to Kick Off in February

RecycleMania to Kick Off in February

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:

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CNM to Hold Conference on Simulation Training on Friday

CNM to Hold Conference on Simulation Training on Friday

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.

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Anthropology Students Help Enliven Primate Exhibits at Zoo

Anthropology Students Help Enliven Primate Exhibits at Zoo

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.

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Four CNM Students Travel to Colombia as Part of Global Ed Program

Four CNM Students Travel to Colombia as Part of Global Ed Program

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.

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Lactation Stations Make the School Day Easier for Student Moms

Lactation Stations Make the School Day Easier for Student Moms

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).

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