President's Report - August 2016

Aug 01, 2016

Beat the Rush – Register Now for Fall Term

If you or somebody you know wants to improve their life through the uplifting power of a CNM education, enroll for the Fall Term now. The Fall Term begins Aug. 29, so register now to beat the late rush so you can get the classes you want. To view the Fall Term Schedule of Classes, visit

You’re Invited to Naming Ceremony of Ted Martinez Building on Aug. 20

You’re invited to the building naming ceremony and the grand re-opening of the Ted F. Martinez Building on CNM’s Main Campus. Ted was President of CNM (then TVI) from 1988-1994, as well as a longtime Governing Board member. He remains a valued member of the CNM community. Ted and his family will be in attendance to celebrate the naming and re-opening of the building. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 10 a.m. in the Ted Martinez Building on Main Campus. Please RSVP to If you cannot attend and would like to recognize Ted F. Martinez, the Ted and Dolores Martinez Endowment at the CNM Foundation supports student scholarships for CNM students who have overcome personal hardships. For more info, visit

CNM Opens Registration for Brewing Programs to Support Local Brew Industry

CNM’s new Brewing and Beverage Management certificate and associate degree programs and the non-credit Brew School are now open for student registration. Representatives from the local brewing industry helped CNM develop curriculum. Classes begin Sept. 6. Students will learn everything from beer wort production (the liquid extracted from the mashing process during the brewing of beer) to fermentation to finishing and packaging beer. As with all CNM culinary programs, food safety and quality control will be emphasized. The Brewing and Beverage Management college-credit program will offer a Beverage Management Certificate of Completion, an Associate of Applied Science in Brewing and Beverage Management, and a Brewing Technology Certificate of Achievement. Non-credit courses will include History of Beer, Lager Beer Styles, Ale Beer Styles and Wine 101. To learn more about the degree and certificate programs, go to For the non-credit classes, go to

Nursing Students Conducting Free Health Assessments in Community

A new component has been added to the CNM Nursing program. Second term nursing students are now going into the community to conduct free health assessments as part of their required clinical rotation experience.

Most recently, nursing students in teams of eight did hearing and vision assessments and promoted healthy lifestyles at the Albuquerque Jewish Community Center (JCC) summer camp, where they evaluated more than 200 children under the supervision of an instructor. They have also done screenings for students at St. Charles Catholic School, Dorin Charter School and AHEPA senior living apartments. Earlier this summer, the Nursing School had a booth at a Meals on Wheels fundraiser where the nursing students performed health assessments for people of all ages. “It is a learning tool for our students and provides a free service to the community,” said Karen Ball, clinical coordinator. “It gives them hands-on experience with people of all ages and helps with both the learning of skills and time management.”

CNM Launching New Computer Programming Bootcamp – Deep Dive .Net

CNM is launching a new software development and programming bootcamp – Deep Dive .Net – that will focus on software development for the widespread Microsoft-based “.Net” platforms. The bootcamp will be held over 10 weeks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturdays, allowing those who work during the day to access the bootcamp, as well as the pathway it provides to high-demand computer coding careers in New Mexico and across the country. It will begin Sept. 13 and end Nov. 19. Through Deep Dive .Net, an addition to CNM’s popular and ongoing Deep Dive Coding Bootcamp, participants will learn “C#” (pronounced C-sharp) and .Net programming in a real-world environment that will provide them with the specialized skills to become Fullstack C# and .Net developers. Large organizations in the region and elsewhere that use Microsoft technologies have a significant need for .Net developers and CNM will help students connect with potential employers. Deep Dive .Net students will also have the skills needed to start their own web development companies. Instruction will take place from Sept. 13 to Nov. 19 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-9:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info, including how to register, visit

CNM Gets Grant to Help High School Students Take College-level Courses

The CNM Foundation is the recipient of a three-year, $180,955 Community Impact Project Grant from the United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM). The grant will be used to establish a test-prep boot camp that will take place during summers for high school students planning to take dual credit courses at the college. CNM’s Dual Credit program gives high school students the opportunity to take college-level classes that count for both college and high school credit, allowing students to get a jumpstart on college. Tuition and registration fees are waived for the students. Sometimes high school students who enroll in college-level courses at CNM and other schools are not yet prepared for college-level courses. CNM faculty developed a boot camp instruction approach designed to help students improve Accuplacer scores, which determine placement into CNM courses.


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

  • Sally and Ken Adams
  • Anderson Farms Equity Partners, LLC
  • Bank of the West
  • Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, Ltd.
  • First National Rio Grande
  • Patrick and Michelle Garr
  • Mark and Ingrid Gorham
  • Carl and Martha Koestner
  • Ann Lerner and Skip Drinkard
  • Miller Bonded, Inc.
  • New Mexico Women in Corrections
  • Pepsi Beverage Company/Bottling Group, LLC
  • The Boye Foundation
  • United Way of Central New Mexico


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