President's Report - February 2020

Feb 01, 2020

CNM Students Win UNM-CNM Mobile App Contest

John Johnson-Rodgers and Tim Beck have had a great month. After graduating from Deep Dive Coding’s Fullstack Web Development Bootcamp in December, they both went on to land developer jobs in January with the State of New Mexico. Then, a little later in January, they won the UNM-CNM Mobile App Contest and walked away with $5,000 in prize money. “These last 30 days have been tremendous,” Tim says. It gets better. Not only have the duo found success, but the app they created has the potential to create a real difference in the local community. You can find the app at and it’s built to be a resource hub for military veterans in and around Albuquerque. John and Tim—who both have family members who’ve served—met with the local Department of Veteran Affairs and then compiled resources they tracked down on their own to create one spot where veterans can get information on everything from health care to education to employment. In addition to being a resource landing page, their app is also interactive. Veterans can like any listing on the app they found useful and those likes will prompt the app to move those resources to the top so that other veterans can find them more easily. Veterans who have used services they liked that are not listed on the app can also upload those services as a way to grow the resource. “We wanted to put everything that veterans might need into one, easily-accessible place,” John says. For more info on Deep Dive Coding, visit

Need Some Help Getting Your Small Business Humming?

CNM’s Business Incubator at the Montoya Campus in the Northeast Heights can provide you the space, resources, and support needed to take your business to the next level. The CNM Business Incubator Program can provide your business with the tools you need to grow, all within the on-campus ecosystem designed with your success in mind. With nationally-accredited business education programs, top-tier support services, and modern, affordable spaces, the CNM Business Incubator Program will put you on the path to becoming a successful entrepreneur. You’ll also have free access to mentorship from the Small Business Development Center, which is located on site. For more info, email

Boost Your Business or Build a New Career with Digital Media Marketing Skills

CNM is now offering a Digital Media Marketing Certificate that you can take at your own pace in seven-week sessions through our new “CNM Flex” option. Students learn digital media skills and marketing strategies to help organizations improve their social media marketing presence. Digital storytelling and project management round out the curriculum, which was developed in partnership with Facebook. Info sessions on the program are being held in February. For more info, email

CNM Launches Spanish Interpreter Certificate Program

Starting with the current 2020 Spring Term, CNM is now offering a Spanish Interpreter Certificate program. The program is designed to train bilingual students to become interpreters in legal, healthcare, and other community settings. For more info, visit and search “Spanish Interpreter” or call 505-224-3000.

Interested in Learning to Make Fresh Pasta or Studying Wines of Southern Italy?

CNM Ingenuity is offering a variety of upcoming one-day workshops focused on the culinary world. Choose from pasta-making, sushi-making, wine history and food pairing, knife skills, and more. For more info or to register, visit and click on “Culinary Experiences.”

Like to Laugh? Check Out Free Student Comedy Shows at Main Campus

CNM's student Improv Club will be hosting free Funcats Improv Comedy Shows on Feb. 14, March 6, March 20, and April 17 at the Coal Avenue Theatre (CAT) on Main Campus. The shows run from 7-8 p.m. For more info, contact Colin Stapleton at

Follow CNM Jobs on Social Media

CNM Jobs is on Facebook and Twitter. Follow us to stay up to date on the latest job postings, local and College news, trends, employment tips and more. 


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

  • Adelante Development Center, Inc.
  • Admiral Beverage Company
  • Albuquerque Community Foundation
  • Anderson School of Management, UNM
  • Aon Risk Solutions
  • CliftonLarsonAllen
  • Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, Ltd.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Toby Simon
  • Gene Haas Foundation
  • Grand Canyon Education
  • Jaynes Corporation
  • Kirtland Federal Credit Union
  • Mr. and Mrs. Allen Leatherwood
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Ryerson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Derrick V. Jones
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan H. Ramsay
  • Mr. Kirk Meyer and Mrs. Kristy Ott-Meyer
  • Mr. Ross W. Busby and Ms. Carmel Sanchez-Busby
  • Ms. Amy Tapia and Mr. Jerry Tapia
  • Ms. Elizabeth Wertheim
  • Ms. Jane N. Swift
  • Ms. Candace Beeke and Mr. Ben Beeke
  • Ms. Natasha Martell Jackson and Mr. Prentiss Jackson
  • Ms. Virginia M. Trujillo
  • New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  • Nusenda Credit Union
  • Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin, & Robb, PA
  • Sunny505
  • The Atrisco Companies

We Appreciate Your Support of CNM!
Tracy Hartzler

CNM President