President’s Report - September 2019

Sep 01, 2019

Fall Term Has Started, But Many Late-start Classes Still Available

CNM’s Fall Term started Sept. 3, but it’s still not too late to register for classes. CNM offers hundreds of late-start classes, including many 10-week classes. If you know somebody who could benefit from a CNM education, please encourage them to register and begin their journey to a brighter future. Visit to view programs and courses or call 505-224-3000 for more information.

CNM Welcomes Native American Community Academy to Main Campus

CNM recently welcomed the Native American Community Academy (NACA) and its high school students to their new home – the new Education Collaborative Building (EC) on Main Campus. NACA held a public blessing ceremony at the building before the first day of classes commenced on Aug. 19 for NACA, an Albuquerque Public Schools charter school. The EC Building began construction 18 months ago. In addition to NACA, the building is also the new home for the College & Career High School, a dual credit high school launched by CNM and Albuquerque Public Schools in 2013, and CNM’s Teacher Education and Early Childhood Multicultural Education programs. This innovative CNM-APS partnership and the 80,000-square-foot facility mark an encouraging milestone for the future of education in Albuquerque and New Mexico. Construction is still continuing on the exterior of the building. The official grand opening celebration for the building will be held Oct. 10.

Know Somebody Interested in Teaching? Scholarships Open for Teacher Ed Programs

In support of the growing need for highly-trained educators in our state, CNM is now offering two new Teacher Education scholarship programs, which are supported by the New Mexico Higher Education Department. The Grow Your Own Teachers Scholarship (GYOT) encourages educational assistants employed at a public school to get enrolled in a New Mexico Public Education Department approved teacher prep program at CNM. The GYOT covers tuition, fees, and other educational-related expenses. The Teacher Preparation Affordability Scholarship encourages eligible New Mexico students to attend and complete an accredited PED-approved teacher prep program at CNM. The scholarship covers tuition, fees, and other educational related expenses for students who are enrolled at least half-time in a teacher prep program. For more info, call 505-224-3140.

CNM’s New Business Incubator Accepting Applications

Located on CNM’s Montoya Campus in northeast Albuquerque, the new CNM Business Incubator program can provide local small businesses with the tools and support they need to grow, all within the on-campus ecosystem designed with success in mind. With nationally-accredited business education programs, top-tier support services, and modern, affordable spaces, the CNM Business Incubator will help aspiring business owners get on the path to becoming successful entrepreneurs. CNM offers a variety of business and entrepreneurship-focused education options for business owners and their staff. Whether you want to take a class to sharpen your skills or earn a degree, CNM offers both in-person and online courses. You’ll also have access to free support and mentorship from the Small Business Development Center and the International Business Accelerator. Email


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

  • Albuquerque Business First
  • Armstrong Energy Corporation
  • Associated General Contractors
  • Atkinson & Co., Ltd.
  • Automated Control Systems
  • Bank of the West
  • Bohannan Huston, Inc.
  • Bridgers & Paxton Consulting Engineers
  • Carlo, Inc.
  • Chalmers Ford
  • Chavez-Grieves Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • CliftonLarsonAllen
  • Colliers International
  • Fanning Bard Tatum Architects
  • Garcia Automotive Group
  • Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors
  • Greer Stafford/SJCF Architecture, Inc.
  • HB Construction, Inc.
  • Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico
  • Jaynes Corporation
  • Lovelace Health System
  • May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
  • Mr. and Mrs. Carl Diegert
  • Mr. and Mrs. Cliff E. Blaugrund
  • Mr. and Mrs. David E. Peercy
  • Mr. and Mrs. Sherman McCorkle
  • Mr. and Mrs. Steven Anaya
  • Mr. Frederick Bermudez
  • Mr. Joseph Brown
  • Mr. Phillip L. Carman
  • Mrs. Kyla Thompson and Mr. Ken Adams
  • Mrs. Donna B. Diller and Mr. Larry Diller
  • NAI Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate
  • Presbyterian Healthcare Services
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Stewart Title of Albuquerque, LLC
  • The Daniels Fund
  • The John and Sophie Ottens Foundation
  • The United States Conference of Mayors
  • U.S. Eagle Federal Credit Union
  • Wagner Equipment
  • Wells Fargo Bank New Mexico, NA

Thanks for Your Support of CNM!

Kathie W. Winograd
CNM President