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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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Anthropology Students Help to Empower Homeless Women

Anthropology Students Help to Empower Homeless Women

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.

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CNM Offering Three Certificate Programs in Health Care for ESL and ESOL Students

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.

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Lewis University Offers CNM Students with Associate Degrees a Discount

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.

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STEM Students Participate in Programs Sponsored by Intel, Explora

STEM Students Participate in Programs Sponsored by Intel, Explora

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.

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CNM Student Veterans Mentorship With Foster Kids Aging Out of System a Success

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.

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CNM Ingenuity Receives $59,000 from City of Albuquerque Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship

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.

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Students Learn About Acequias While Protecting Water Quality

Students Learn About Acequias While Protecting Water Quality

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.

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IGNITE Community Accelerator Grads Pitch Their Companies to Community

IGNITE Community Accelerator Grads Pitch Their Companies to Community

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.

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Sustainability Curriculum Committee Elects Co-Chairs

Sustainability Curriculum Committee Elects Co-Chairs

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.

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Welcome New Hires

November 9, 2016 -- Check out who is new at CNM/

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Businesses on ART Route To Get Web Help From CNM Computer Coding Students Thanks to Partnership With City

November 8, 2016 -- CNM and the City of Albuquerque have established a partnership that is allowing CNM computer coding students to put their skills to work while supporting businesses on Central Avenue that are being affected by the construction of the new Albuquerque Rapid Transit project.

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Degree Works Team Makes Path to Graduation Easier for Students

Degree Works Team Makes Path to Graduation Easier for Students

November 2, 2016 -- With the click of a mouse, CNM’s new software system, Degree Works, helps students stay on track to graduation through a variety of valuable features. The massive project required collaboration across divisions and strong teamwork.

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State’s First IT Apprenticeship Program Launches at CNM Friday

State’s First IT Apprenticeship Program Launches at CNM Friday

November 15, 2016 -- Several local companies will be on hand at the CNM Workforce Training Center Nov. 18 to sign an agreement to participate in the newly-established New Mexico Information Technology Apprenticeship Program (NMITAP). The signing is one of hundreds of events across the county held as part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week.

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‘Teacher Cadets’ From Local High Schools Attend CNM Workshops

‘Teacher Cadets’ From Local High Schools Attend CNM Workshops

November 2, 2016 -- About 60 students from Manzano and Eldorado high schools who are participating in a “Teacher Cadet” program recently visited CNM and attended workshops in preparation for a CNM dual credit Introduction to Teaching class they’ll be taking in the spring.

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