President's Report - April 2017

Apr 01, 2017

Registration for Summer Term Under Way

Get empowered with a CNM education. Registration is now open for the Summer Term, which begins May 15. To map out your classes, go to

Check Out Applied Tech Programs During Career Exploration Open House April 12

You’re invited to attend the CNM Career Exploration Night and Open House sponsored by the School of Applied Technologies (AT) and Job Connection Services on Wednesday, April 12, from 5-7 p.m. at the Advanced Technology Center (4700 Alameda Blvd. NE Albuquerque). Attendees will learn about the school’s programs, meet local employers, tour labs and classrooms, and enjoy light snacks. Programs to be featured include Architectural/Engineering Drafting Technology; Geographic Information Technology; Surveying, Mapping and Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Technology; Construction Management Technology; Truck Driving; Aviation Maintenance Technology; and Film Technician Program. For more information, call (505) 224-3711 or email

CNM Students Qualify for National SkillsUSA Championships

Fifteen CNM students will be competing in the National SkillsUSA Championships after winning gold medals in their competitions during the New Mexico SkillsUSA competition that was held on March 31. The SkillsUSA competitions provide students in career technical education fields to put their skills to the test in front of industry experts who serve as the judges. At the national event, gold medal winners from state competitions will compete in fields such as electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, medical assisting and welding. Contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations, and the events provide students with highly valuable networking opportunities with employers. The CNM students who won gold and will be participating at the National SkillsUSA Championships are: Jesse Beach, Machine Tool Technology; Patrick Benavidez, Welding Fabrication; Eduardo Diaz, Electrical Construction Wiring; Christopher Gill, Sheet Metal; Jesse Hesch, Machine Tool Milling Specialist; Brandon Manning, Machine Tool Turning Specialist; Bryan Martin-Figueroa, Carpentry; Christian May, Industrial Motor Control; Ethan Medlin, Diesel Equipment Technology; Nathan Mendoza, Aviation Maintenance Technology; Ryan Olivas, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Joseph Rivera, Welding Fabrication; Richard Stidham, Major Appliance & Refrigeration Technology; Grayson Tagg, Welding Fabrication; Stephen Wiest, Welding.

Student Team Wins First Place at National Surveying Competition

A CNM student team won first place at the 2017 National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) competition in Silver Spring, Maryland, which took place in mid-March. The student team consisted of Quantina Martine, who is studying Surveying and Geographic Information Systems (GIS); Daniel Shorb, who is studying GIS; and Anaissa Salgado, who is studying Surveying, Mapping and Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Technology. The CNM team's surveying project involved the use of drone technology to monitor the Pino Arroyo Stormwater Channel in Albuquerque.

CNM Receives Approval to Enroll International Students

The Department of Homeland Security recently certified CNM to enroll international students studying on M and F visas. CNM’s Global Education office is now accepting international student inquiries to attend the 2017 Fall Term that begins in August. “CNM celebrates diversity and we’re looking forward to welcoming international students who will further enrich the educational experience for all CNM students,” said Diane Burke, CNM’s executive director of Global Education. “Today people from all corners of the world are more connected than ever. We want to offer our current students and our future international students the opportunity to participate in the kind of education that prepares them to connect, collaborate and compete in a global economy.” CNM will provide the flexibility and support of a community college to learners worldwide while providing traditional students with international educational opportunities that will broaden their education and understanding of the world. For more info, email or go to and search “Global Education.”

Local Businesses Can Learn to Do Business with Large Organizations at CNM April 28

Four major organizations in Albuquerque that serve as anchor institutions for the Healthy Neighborhoods Albuquerque initiative, in partnership with the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting the first “Buy Local Joint Procurement Fair” on Friday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at CNM’s Main Campus Student Services Center, Room 113. The institutions are striving to collectively do more business with local businesses as a way to increase their investment in the community and keep more dollars in New Mexico. The organizations will provide information on procurement processes and the types of goods and services they seek to purchase in a typical year. Participating organizations are the City of Albuquerque, CNM, the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Albuquerque Public Schools. For more info, go to

Art Students Preparing to Exhibit Their Work at Local Gallery

Several CNM student artists will display their work at an exhibit titled “21 Aspects” at 5G North Gallery in Albuquerque, 1715 Fifth Street NW, April 19-28. A reception honoring the exhibition will be held April 21 from 6-8 p.m. “21 Aspects,” curated by CNM art instructor Amie Rangel, will feature a range of art works varying from painting, drawing, illustration, sculpture, textiles and jewelry from students attending the college’s Art Studio program. "This exhibition is a wonderful opportunity for CNM students to gain experience displaying their artwork as emerging artists,” said Rangel. “The variety of works featured demonstrate the broad range, skill and techniques learned throughout their educational journey in the Art Studio program at CNM. The artists look forward to having their work viewed by not just the CNM community, but also the community at large."


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

  • Jason Bolles
  • First National Rio Grande
  • Lisa and Frank McCulloch
  • James and Trisha Novak
  • Dr. Nancy Ridenour
  • Norman and Phyllis Sharp


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