Faces of CNM

CNM has such a diverse and amazing array of students, graduates, and employees. We feature some of their inspiring stories through these "Faces of CNM" and "Graduates of CNM" stories. They're great examples of how CNM strives to advance its Vision of "Changing Lives, Building Community."

Faces of CNM: Matthew Peña

Matthew is a CNM Fire Science instructor who spends his summers on the ground working as a wildland firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service

May 24, 2022

Faces of CNM: Alyssa Copeland

Alyssa won the gold medal in Welding Sculpture at the SkillsUSA New Mexico Competition and is now headed to Atlanta to compete on the national stage

April 27, 2022

Faces of CNM: Arianna Tami-ing

Arianna’s unique ability to empathize with her patients after overcoming her own health issues is just one of the reasons why she’s been able to succeed as a student in CNM’s Respiratory Therapy program

March 24, 2022

Faces of CNM: Raul Ayala

Raul was accepted into schools like Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University, but he relied on his gut instinct and chose to be a CNM Carpentry student

March 22, 2022

Faces of CNM: Marissa Brown

CNM student Marissa Brown is a third-generation HVAC professional who hopes to inspire other women to pursue careers in the trades

March 15, 2022

Faces of CNM: Irene Ballard

Irene Ballard, a 71-year-old Exercise Science student at CNM, has big plans to launch a second career as a health and fitness coach

February 15, 2022

Faces of CNM: William Vetsch

William is about to start a rewarding career as a diesel mechanic and is excited about his path forward. Diesel mechanics are in very high demand by employers.

December 07, 2021

Faces of CNM: Matt Bernauer

Matt went through the Photovoltaic program and is now excited to be part of a cutting-edge industry that's on the front lines of creating our environmental future

August 17, 2021

Faces of CNM: Sam Torres

Sam spent years working as a combat and flight medic, and is now going back to school to become a constitutional attorney

September 02, 2020