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Madeleine Daugherty

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Madeleine (Maddy) was born in Grants, NM, but grew up in Las Cruces, NM, where she attended New Mexico State University and earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. She worked as a recruiter for NMSU based out of Albuquerque for two years before coming to CNM as a Recruitment Manager. As a recruiter, she found her passion in being able to assist students in achieving their post-secondary goals and is excited to bring her knowledge to Central New Mexico Community College. Serving the community by connecting them with the great opportunities at CNM is what drives her.

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Brenda Mendez de Andrade

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Brenda was born and raised in Juarez, Mexico. After graduating high school in Mexico she had the opportunity to attend San Juan College, a community college located in Farmington, NM where she obtained an associate of arts. Soon after graduating, she attended Fort Lewis College, where she graduated with a bachelor's in International Business, and later on, she received a master’s degree from New Mexico Highlands University. Brenda has worked in different sectors and industries, including higher education where she found a passion for serving and helping students reach their goals. Brenda enjoys playing sports such as soccer and tennis and doing outdoor activities such as hiking and camping.

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Ashton Tso

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Ashton is Diné (Navajo) and is originally from a small community called Breadsprings, NM, located on the Navajo Nation. Ashton is of the Haltsooi (Meadows People) clan, born for the Kiyaa’aanii (Towering House) clan. His Maternal grandparents are the Tsi’naajinii (Black Streak Wood People) clan, and his Paternal grandparents are the Tachiinii (Red Running into the Water People) clan. Ashton is a first-generation college graduate who received his associate degree in Diné Studies from Diné College in Tsaile, AZ. He also earned his bachelor’s degree in Native American Studies from the University of New Mexico and is currently working toward his master’s degree in Educational Leadership at the University of New Mexico. Ashton is passionate about helping and assisting students to become successful and also enjoys building and strengthening tribal relationships at CNM by reaching out and supporting prospective and current Native American students.

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Email Ashton at or call (505) 224-4238.

Alexis Argumedo

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Alexis was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She graduated from Del Norte High School and went on to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Alexis started at CNM and decided to finish her degree at UNM. Alexis is a first-generation college graduate and has found passion in helping students be successful in their college careers. Helping students be successful in college so that they can obtain a long term career after college is what drives her. Alexis enjoys planting, taking photos outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family.

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