CNM Honors Program

Learn more about the CNM Honors (HNRS) Program from the School of Liberal Arts and School of Math, Science & Engineering.

Interested in joining the CNM Honors student club for pizza, book clubs, lectures, and concerts? You don’t have to have taken a course to join!

Please email CNM Honors Director Chris Prentice for more information.

The CNM Honors Program aims to provide education beyond the core curriculum. Our dedicated and experienced faculty design learning experiences in small, seminar-style environments so that you are able to connect with instructors and other students who are passionate about learning. 

The CNM Honors Program boasts the following features: 

  • CNM Honors classes will count as a core Humanities requirement for most degree programs. 
  • CNM Honors classes do not have prerequisites, GPA requirements, or other special requirements. 
  • Any student is able to register for CNM Honors classes, regardless of the topic. 
  • Instructors are passionate about their subject matter and are inspired to help students learn using innovative instructional methods. 
  • Experience faculty support on a more personal level, including one-on-one sessions. 
  • Learn how to list Honors classes on a resume and request letters of recommendation for continuing education professionally. 
  • Gain a credential to improve your career in academia; CNM Honors credits transfer to UNM Honors College.

Upcoming Honors Course Offerings

Spring 2024

Lit Mag Publishing: Leonardo

Leonardo 2023 Cover

Are you interested in print and digital publishing? Creative arts? Graphic and design? In this hands-on course, you will learn publishing-related skills, including management and editing, and publish an annual edition of a student literary arts journal: CNM's LeonardoIn the first part of the course, you will survey the present and recent past of regional and national peer institution student literary arts journals to explore such questions as:

  • What makes a really good (or bad) issue?
  • How does a student publication represent a wide diversity of voices and perspectives equitably and as compellingly as possible?
  • What has Leonardo been recently, and what do we want it to be going forward?

With answers to these questions, through journaling assignments and class discussion, you will work collaboratively to produce and promote the 2024 issue. This includes everything from reviewing submissions and communicating with student contributors to designing the issue and helping organize the spring release party. Other editorial roles you can choose to play include managing and designing the Leonardo website where Leo Long Form is published, promoting the journal on social media, and creating a handbook for future student editors. In this class, you don’t just learn about publishing, you do it. 

Registration Information

Course Name: Lit Mag Publishing: Leonardo
Course Prefix: HNRS 1120
Course Section: Section U01
CRN: 85129
Meeting Days: Friday
Meeting Times: Noon - 2:45 p.m.
Location: CNM Main Campus or online via Zoom

Activities for Student Poets and Writers 

Visit our Activities for Student Poets and Writers page to learn more about the Leonardo magazine and open writing groups across our CNM campuses. 

Meet the Instructor
Meet the Instructor

Jessica Mills has taught at Central New Mexico Community College since 2009Jessica started publishing her writing as an undergraduate at the University of Florida and has since continued by independently publishing zines, contributing chapters to anthologies, writing a monthly column for Maximum Rock N Roll (2000-2010), and authoring My Mother Wears Combat Boots (AK Press, 2007)Every October, you can catch her tabling at Albuquerque Zine Fest, doing zine readings, and leading workshops.