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Women in Non-Traditional Careers Awards

Award ceremony celebrating women who are working or studying in non-traditional fields sponsored by the School of Applied Technologies, School of Business & Information Technology, and CNM Ingenuity, Inc.

2016 WIN Awards

Thursday, April 28, 2016
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

SRC 204
(Richard Barr Board Room)
CNM Main Campus

Submit a Nomination

Nominations for the 2016 WIN awards are closed.


The Women in Non-Traditional Career Awards (WIN) are designed to celebrate, acknowledge and validate the successes of our students, instructors and administration working and studying in non-traditional program areas.

The goal of the WIN awards is to inspire all women to seek pathways that lead to their success and open the doors of opportunity in all careers.

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." —Maya Angelou


Non-Traditional Career Student of the Year

The award is to recognize a student who has achieved a skill level respected by her peers and instructors and shows a passion for her chosen field.  This individual will exemplify CNM’s core values of being caring, ethical, inspiring, courageous, connected and exceptional. Preference is given to a student in her last year/term of any non-traditional program.

Future Leader

This award is to recognize a student non-traditional program who demonstrates the characteristics of a future leader in her given program/career. A future leader is someone who is responsible, accountable, honest and willing to share best practices with their fellow students. The student nominated for this award may be in any year/term of a non-traditional program.

Student of Promise

This award is to recognize a first year student (including dual credit students) enrolled in a non-traditional program that shows an indication of future excellence and achievement in her program and in her field. 

Student Community Leader/Advocate

This award is to recognize a student who has encouraged and supported women at CNM or in the community in pursuing non-traditional pathways. This student leads by example to create a safe environment for all students; a place where it’s comfortable to learn.

CNM Employee Advocate

This award will be presented to a CNM faculty or staff member, male or female, who has played a positive role as a teacher, mentor and/or advocate for women’s success in a specific non-traditional career or program at CNM.

Outstanding Student(s)

This award is to honor a student who demonstrates qualities of a successful student in a non-traditional program but may not have fit into an award category above. This student should exhibit exceptional work ethic, exhibit tenacity and determination in achievement of their goals. 

Non-Traditional Careers

“Non-traditional careers” are those which are and have been traditional dominated by men. The following programs lead to non-traditional careers at CNM.