President's Report - March 2018

Mar 01, 2018

Registration Open for Summer Term

If you’re planning to take classes during the Summer Term, register early and make sure you get the classes you want when you want them. The Summer Term starts May 14. Visit to map out your courses.

College & Career High School Posts 97 Percent Graduation Rate

For the 2017 cohort of high school students, the College & Career High School on CNM’s Main Campus posted a 97.4% graduate rate, the highest rate of any Albuquerque Public Schools high school, according to the New Mexico Public Education Department. In August 2017, CCHS, a partnership between Albuquerque Public Schools and CNM, posted the fourth best score in the state and the highest score among APS in the New Mexico Public Education Department’s annual school grading report. CCHS has received an “A” grade in the annual rankings every year since opening in 2013. CCHS, which allows students to complete their high school diploma while earning college credits toward a certificate, associate degree or bachelor’s degree, is open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors in August 2013. There are currently more than 140 students at CCHS. CCHS is accepting applications now for the 2018-19 school year. For more info, visit

Web Developers Invited to Participate in Code-a-Thon; Grand Prize $2,000

CNM Ingenuity’s Deep Dive Coding program is inviting local web developers to participate in the Deep Dive Code-a-Thon from March 16-18. It’s a community-focused event aimed at helping fledgling developers collaborate with other computer programmers and mentors to develop their ideas.

Grand prize is $2,000 for the winning team. Also known as a “hackathon,” coders will come together, form teams and build useful, community-minded apps over the weekend. Participants will pitch their ideas at Rural Sourcing, Inc., in downtown Albuquerque on the evening of Friday, March 16, then app ideas will be narrowed and participants will form teams to work together on the prototype. Teams will build and develop a prototype over the weekend that will be presented to the public on Sunday afternoon at an event being held at the CNM STEMulus Center in downtown. Registration is $45. Experienced programmers are invited to participate as volunteers. For more info or to register, visit

CNM Ingenuity, UNM Partner to Provide Paid Internships to Build Eco-friendly Homes

With the help of a $200,000 donation from PNM, CNM Ingenuity is launching a program to provide paid internships for CNM students and Albuquerque-area job seekers to build “ecoMOD” homes – energy efficient, high-performing and cost-effective modular homes that will be placed in Albuquerque as affordable housing options. CNM is partnering on the effort with the University of New Mexico School of Architecture, including professor John Quale, the founder and director of the award-winning ecoMOD project. The first prefabricated ecoMOD home as part of the CNM-UNM partnership is currently being built and, when complete, will be provided to Habitat for Humanity for placement in the Barelas neighborhood. Then, one home per year over the next two years of the grant will be built by paid interns. These homes will be placed in the vicinity of CNM’s Main Campus as affordable housing options for community members.

New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards Set for April 25

CNM, the new owner and manager of the popular New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards, will host the 2018 event on April 25 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Sandia Resort. Awards will be presented in these categories: PNM Award for Individual Excellence in Business Practice; Rust Award for Excellence in Ethical Business Practice by a For-Profit Business; Hopkins Award for Excellence in Ethical Practice by a Non-Profit; and Ethical Young Leadership Award. For tickets and sponsorships, visit

Theatre Department’s Spring Production, ‘Proof,’ Runs March 16-25

CNM’s Theatre Department presents “Proof” beginning March 16 at the Coal Avenue Theatre on Main Campus. Written by David Auburn, “Proof” is directed by CNM faculty member Joanne Camp Sobel. The play won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. The Theatre program introduces students to the basics of theatre, acting and production. “Proof” runs for two weekends beginning March 16 on Friday and Saturday nights (March 16, 17, 23, and 24) at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees (March 18 and 25) at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5. For reservations, visit

CNM Libraries Hosting Spring Author Event on March 22

The CNM Libraries will be hosting its 2018 Spring Authors Event on March 22 from 6-8 p.m. on Main Campus in the Jeannette Stromberg Library. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature award-winning poet Tarfia Faizullah, readings by student authors, a launch party for the student literary magazine, “Leonardo,” book signings and a catered reception for the authors.


CNM’s grateful for donations to the CNM Foundation from these donors:

  • Albuquerque Community Foundation
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • Noel and Frances Behne
  • John Boydstun
  • BPW&C, LLC
  • Danielle K. Brown
  • Paul and Connie Cassidy
  • Chavez-Grieves Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, Ltd.
  • Arturo Espino-Espinosa and Melissa Gonzales
  • Joseph and Trish Farr
  • Holman’s USA, LLC
  • Mr. and Mrs. Don McLeod
  • New Mexico Gas Company
  • Rio Grande Credit Union
  • Mr. and Mrs. Norman Sharp
  • Toby and Elisa Simon
  • State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
  • The John and Sophie Ottens Foundation
  • Clint B. Wells
  • Elizabeth Wertheim


Thanks for Your Support of CNM!
Kathie W. Winograd
CNM President