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Nominate a Student for Women in Non-Traditional Career Awards

February 8, 2013 - The CNM Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges presents the Women in Non-Traditional Career Awards (WIN).

The WIN program is designed to celebrate, acknowledge and validate the successes of CNM students working and studying in non-traditional program areas. This is also an opportunity to celebrate instructors, administration and organizations that support CNM students. By honoring students and those who support them, the AAWCC also hopes to inspire other women to seek careers not traditionally held by women. The Women in Non-Traditional Careers recognition event will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in SRC 204. The event will start with a reception to meet the candidates at 3 pm and the program will be held from 3:30-5 pm.

Please read the award descriptions below and nominate your students/peers on the email link below.  The winners will be selected by a panel of AAWCC members and college leadership.

Nominations are due no later than 4 p.m. February 15, 2013.
Nominations can be emailed to AAWCC President, Michelle Renteria, at, or dropped off in Student Resource Center 201E. If you have questions about nominations please call Krista Colon, AAWCC member, at 224-4550.


Non-Traditional Career Student of the Year

The award is to recognize who has achieved a skill level respected by her peers and instructors and shows a passion for her chosen field.  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. 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 promise in her program.

Student Community Leader/Advocate

This award is to recognize a student who has encouraged or supported women at CNM or in the community in pursuing non-traditional pathways

CNM Employee Advocate

This award will be presented to a person who has worked at CNM for at least two years and 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.

“Non-traditional careers” recognized for these awards are those which are and have been traditional dominated by men.  At CNM the following career related programs have been identified as meeting this standard:

Advanced Systems Technology
Architectural/Engineering Drafting
Aviation Maintenance
Business Administration
Computer Information Systems
Construction Management
Construction Technology (Electrical & Carpentry)
Criminal Justice
Culinary Arts
ESH (Environmental, Safety, & Health)
Film Technician & Post Production
Fire Science
Geographic Information Technology
Metals Technology (Welding & Machine Tool)
Plumbing and Gas Fitting
Surveying Engineering
Transportation Technology (Auto & Diesel)
Truck Driving
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