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CNM, New Mexico Highlands University Sign Student Transfer Agreement for Criminal Justice Program

May 25, 2016 -- CNM and New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) have signed a transfer agreement that will make it easier for CNM students to transfer credits to the university’s Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program.

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Deadline to Apply for CNM’s Next Business Administration Fast Track Program Is July 18

May 25, 2016 -- Applications to participate in the fifth cohort of CNM’s Business Administration Fast Track program are being accepted through July 18.

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CNM Offering 28 New Degrees, Concentrations or Certificates for Fall Term

May 25, 2016 -- Here’s a list of the new associate degrees, concentrations or certificate programs that will launch in the 2016 Fall Term:

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TRIO Program Seeks Students at CNM’s Montoya Campus

May 25, 2016 -- CNM’s TRIO program is seeking students at its Montoya and Main Campuses to participate in tutoring and coaching programs that help students graduate with their associate degree and then transfer to a four-year university.

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CNM, Lewis University Sign Student Transfer Agreements for Business Programs

CNM, Lewis University Sign Student Transfer Agreements for Business Programs

May 17, 2016 -- CNM and Lewis University have signed a transfer agreement that will make it easier for CNM students to transfer credits to the university’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or Bachelor of Science in Accounting programs.

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Penny Mortier: 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

Penny Mortier: 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

Ms. Mortier has worked as a part-time faculty member in the School of Adult & General Education for many years. She is dedicated to student success, which is apparent in her interactions with students.

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Andrew Tibble: 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

Andrew Tibble: 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

Mr. Tibble has been a key faculty member in the School of Adult & General Education for over 20 years and is passionate about teaching and helping his students succeed. In addition to his excellent work as a full-time faculty member, he regularly takes the lead on curriculum issues and can be counted on to roll up his sleeves and help with any project.

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Paula Nellessen: 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

Paula Nellessen: 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

Ms. Nellessen goes above and beyond what is expected of a part-time faculty member in the School of Math, Science & Engineering. She routinely holds review sessions for her classes and is very open to adopting new teaching strategies to help students learn.

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Shawn Wright: 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

Shawn Wright: 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

Mr. Wright, a full-time faculty member in the School of Math, Science & Engineering, has structured his teaching approach to help his students truly learn the material and feel empowered to discuss, relate and explain the ideas associated with their biology courses. He provides them with multiple opportunities to try (and possibly fail) various activities so they understand that it is okay to risk possible failure because it’s ultimately a good learning strategy.

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Matthew Thomas: 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

Matthew Thomas: 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

Mr. Thomas, a part-time faculty member in the School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety, has demonstrated exceptional service to CNM as an instructor in the Criminal Justice program. While working full-time for the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, he has taught two sections of the program’s Patrol Practice class. He brings the most current practical knowledge possible to the students and gives them the specific tools they need to function in the law enforcement career field.

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Saul Carrasco: 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

Saul Carrasco: 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

Mr. Carrasco, a full-time faculty member in the School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety, has been the long-time Program Director for Diagnostic Medical Sonography and is viewed as a leader in the sonography community. He sets high standards for his students while meeting and exceeding their high expectations of him.

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Joe Damour: 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

Joe Damour: 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

Mr. Damour, a part-time faculty member in the School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences, is a dedicated instructor and colleague. For over a dozen years, he has given his time, talent, and passion to his students. Additionally, Mr. Damour has helped advance a now robust Theatre Department by being involved in its development from the ground up, and he has put in hundreds and hundreds of volunteer hours towards its success.

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Asako Stone: 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

Asako Stone: 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

Not only is Ms. Stone an outstanding instructor in the School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences, she has been very involved in many college and school initiatives, such as RecycleMania, the E Building collaborative workspace, Liberal Arts assessments, and the online Liberal Arts Fast Track degree program.

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Ann Brooks: 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

Ann Brooks: 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

For Ms. Brooks, a part-time faculty member in the School of Business & Information Technology, teaching is the process of helping students develop an enthusiasm for learning, as well as the skills to allow them to become life-long learners. In the classroom, she creates a welcoming environment, opens students’ minds to new ideas and concepts, helps students develop their critical thinking and analytical skills, and uses multiple tools and methods to assess student learning.

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Kalynn Pirkl: 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

Kalynn Pirkl: 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

Ms. Pirkl, a full-time faculty member in the School of Business & Information Technology, has a passion for teaching and is always striving to keep her students engaged in the material she is presenting. She continually modifies and improves her courses so students are engaged and the content remains current.

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Denise Ojeda: 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

Denise Ojeda: 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

Ms. Ojeda is a remarkable full-time faculty member in the School of Applied Technologies who always has her students’ best interests at heart. She actively seeks out new and improved ways of delivering her curriculum.

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Adult Basic Education Students Admitted to Honor Society

Adult Basic Education Students Admitted to Honor Society

May 5, 2016 -- Sixteen CNM Adult Basic Education students were admitted into the National Adult Education Honor Society on April 26.

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First Cohort Graduates from Spanish-Speaking Home Health Aide Program

First Cohort Graduates from Spanish-Speaking Home Health Aide Program

May 5, 2016 -- Twenty-four CNM Spanish-speaking students participated in a graduation ceremony last night where they were awarded Home Health Aide Certificates of Achievement.

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Two CNM Student Vets Participate in Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon

Two CNM Student Vets Participate in Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon

May 4, 2016 -- Two CNM students, both Army veterans, ran and walked 26.2 miles carrying 20-pound backpacks March 20 as part of the New Mexico Bataan Memorial Death March marathon.

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New Transfer Path from CNM to EC-Council University for Information Security

New Transfer Path from CNM to EC-Council University for Information Security

May 4, 2016 -- CNM and EC-Council University have signed an articulation agreement that will make it easier for students from CNM to transfer credits to the university’s Bachelor of Science in Information Security program.

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