President's Report - February 2016

Feb 01, 2016

Thank You to Voters Who Supported CNM Local Bond

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, 65 percent of voters in the CNM District voted for passage of the $84 million CNM Local Bond issue. The bond will be used to improve some of CNM’s aging infrastructure, improve technology in learning environments and provide for more energy efficient mechanical systems. This election showed that our community continues to believe strongly in the critical role CNM plays in our community, in our economy, and in the lives of students and their families.

Tax Help New Mexico Opens

Tax Help New Mexico provides free tax preparation service for people whose household income was $54,000 or less in 2015 or those who are age 65 or older. Sites are open through the tax filing deadline. Tax Help volunteers are certified by the IRS and are trained to help taxpayers identify tax credits they're entitled to. Visit for locations and hours, and documents to bring.

Thirteen Early-stage Businesses Join IGNITE Accelerator

The owners of 13 fledgling businesses in New Mexico are being immersed in the IGNITE Community Accelerator at the CNM STEMulus Center, an intensive, 12-week program designed to lift their businesses to greater heights while generating momentum for the region’s economic development efforts. It began Feb. 5. The businesses selected are: Lobo Cell Phone Solutions, which offers repairs for cell phones and other mobile devices; Medical Debt Solutions Consulting, LLC, a financial patient advocate firm focused on solving medical debt; JobPlacer, LLC, which connects highly skilled freelance workers with the people and businesses that need them; The CBD Boutique, which offers Hemp-based nutritional supplements containing Cannabidiol; Cool Nerves Technology, which produces a cooling shirt system for people with MS and heat-related illnesses; Trail Quail, which has created a mobile-friendly website for the hiking and biking trails in Albuquerque; Fresco New Mexico, a food truck that offers catering services; Stellate Studio, which has developed an educational app to create tessellation art; Quetzal Co-Op, a food truck providing healthy, authentic New Mexican food alternatives; Essence de Café, which supplies coffee extract to restaurants, chocolatiers, bakeries, breweries and wineries, as well as for retail consumption; Another Mother Kombucha, which offers Kombucha, a healthy soda alternative with a crisp, effervescent taste; myTAP, Inc., a mobile app to help educate and increase craft beer sales; Shop for New Mexico Kids, an online marketing site that partners with companies to raise funds for New Mexico children.


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

  • Steven and Shara Anaya
  • Aspen Masonry
  • Bank of Albuquerque
  • Bank of the West
  • Century Sign Builders
  • Adrian and Michelle Chavez
  • Coldwell Banker Legacy
  • Colliers International
  • Roger and Jane Cook
  • DSRM National Bank
  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
  • Eye Productions, Inc.
  • Joseph and Trish Farr
  • Bettina Fernandez
  • Frontier Restaurant/Golden Pride
  • Jeffrey Garrett
  • Michael and Karen Glennon
  • Sydney Gunthorpe
  • Diane Harrison Ogawa and Greg Ogawa
  • Holman’s USA
  • Hull Consulting, LLC
  • Jaynes Corporation
  • Helen K. Kerschner
  • Alexis Kerschner Tappan and Alex Tappan
  • Carl and Martha Koestner
  • Richard and Ann Leonard
  • Steven and Jane Lindemann
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Ted and Dolores Martinez
  • Elsie and Bruno Morosin
  • Moss Adams, LLP
  • Yashoda Naidoo and David Montgomery
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
  • Georgie Ortiz and Fred C. Arfman
  • Presbyterian Healthcare Services
  • ReCARnation
  • Danielle R. Sengel
  • Angela and Jim Silva
  • Barbara Silva
  • Toby and Elisa Simon
  • Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Lewis A. Suber
  • Joanne Suffis
  • Kelly Sullivan
  • The Atrisco Companies
  • Scott Throckmorton
  • TLC Plumbing & Utility
  • Verizon Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Bank New Mexico
  • Elizabeth Wertheim
  • Peter and Ann Ziegler


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