CNM News

Representatives of Senegal Tour CNM

March 25, 2014 -- Three educators from the coastal West African nation of Senegal toured CNM last week to learn about how the college prepares students for employment opportunities and transfer to universities.

July 16, 2015

CNM Enactus Team Named Regional Champion

May 3, 2013 -- The CNM Enactus team was recently named Regional Champion and Rookie of the Year at the Enactus United States Regional Competition held in Seattle, Wash., in late April. Enactus is an international nonprofit organization that encourages students to apply business concepts to community outreach projects.

July 16, 2015

CNM Celebrates International Students

Dec. 4, 2013 -- CNM recently celebrated its foreign-born students during the week of International Students Day, which included an essay-writing contest focused on their experiences in America.

July 16, 2015

CNM Instructor Named EMS Educator of the Year

Aug. 1, 2013 -- Kathy Kaestner, full-time Emergency Medical Services faculty and clinical coordinator at CNM, was named Emergency Medical Services Educator of the Year at the EMS State Conference on July 26 at the Hotel Cascada in Albuquerque.

July 16, 2015

CNM, ENMU Offering Students New Transfer Opportunities

April 7, 2014 -- CNM students with Associate of Applied Science majors or certificates in career technical fields can now transfer to Eastern New Mexico University, which offers several programs that can be completed online. ENMU representatives will be at CNM Wednesday.

July 16, 2015

CNM First in State to Offer Cloud Computing Course Series

September, 2013 -- CNM has become the first public college or university in New Mexico to have a VMware IT Academy offering classes in “cloud computing,” a fast-growing field that gives companies all the technology they need without the hefty infrastructure costs.

July 16, 2015

Jeannette Stromberg Hall Renovation Earns LEED Gold Certification

June 13, 2013 -- The newly renovated Jeannette Stromberg Hall on CNM’s Main Campus has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the second building on a CNM campus and the first renovation project to receive the coveted LEED Gold honor.

July 16, 2015

Instructor and Wildland Firefighter Teaches from Vast Experience

October 10, 2013 -- Between late April and July 8, Brian Henington, a CNM wildland firefighting instructor, was home four days. The rest of the time he was fighting fires, including one where he battled a blaze next to the 19 firefighters who later died in the Arizona Yarnell Hill Fire.

July 16, 2015

Tax Help New Mexico Generates $19 Million in Refunds

June 20, 2013 -- Tax Help New Mexico, sponsored by Central New Mexico Community College and United Way of Central New Mexico, prepared 31,478 tax returns and generated $19.2 million in tax refunds for 19,700 New Mexicans this year.

July 16, 2015

Record Number of Students Cross Graduation Finish Line

May 2, 2013 -- The transformation from college student to college graduate will be completed in historic fashion this weekend, when CNM awards a record number of associate degrees and certificates. CNM's Graduation Ceremony will be held Saturday at noon at Tingley Coliseum.

July 16, 2015

CNM Nutrition Student Receives $50,000 Scholarship from USDA

Aug. 8, 2013 -- Suzanne Porter-Bolton, a Central New Mexico Community College nutrition major, has been awarded a $50,000 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) scholarship funded by a Healthy Meals Fit for Life grant. It is one of the largest scholarships a CNM student has ever received.

July 16, 2015

CNM Hosts NASA-sponsored Astronomy Workshop

August 28, 2013 -- Some 35 current and future astronomy and space science instructors attended a NASA-funded workshop at CNM August 24 where they learned about new ways to engage and teach their astronomy students.

July 16, 2015

Tour of CNM’s LEED-Certified Buildings Part of RecycleMania Events

February 3, 2015 -- As the first event of the 2015 RecycleMania Tournament, CNM is sponsoring a tour on Friday, Feb. 6, of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings on Main Campus. The tour, which is open to students, is co-sponsored by the New Mexico Student and Emerging Professionals Chapter of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

July 16, 2015

Employees Honored for Outstanding Work

CNM employees Anthony Rael, Pam Etre-Perez, Tom Pierce and Christine Duncan were recently honored by the college for outstanding efforts, which included establishing an English as a Second Language class for CNM Operations employees and for organizing the disbursement of $23 million in financial aid to students.

July 16, 2015

Middle Schoolers Get Hands On With Career Technical Programs

July 17, 2015 -- More than 100 students in grades 6-8 attended a free CNM Career Technical Education Summer Camp on Friday, July 17, when they participated in hands-on activities designed to introduce them to some of the many career technical education programs offered at the college.

July 16, 2015