President's Report - July 2015

Jul 01, 2015

Register Now for Fall Term

Open registration is ongoing for the 2015 Fall Term, which begins Aug. 31. Classes fill fast, so register now. To view the Fall Term Schedule of Classes, visit For more information, call (505) 224-3000.

New Evening Hours for CNM’s Student Services

New extended hours for CNM Student Services began in June. Hours for Monday through Thursday are now 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Hours for Fridays are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Services available are admissions, advisement, registration and financial aid. Locations with the extended hours for these services include: Main Campus – Student Services Center; Montoya Campus – Tom Wiley Hall; Westside Campus – Michael J. Glennon Building.

Students Win Medals at National SkillsUSA Championships

Six CNM students earned medals at the 2015 National SkillsUSA Championships that were held in Louisville, Ky. June 22-25, when 6,000 competitors from around the country put their skills to the test in the country’s largest showcase for career technical education students. CNM students who won silver medals were Matt Martinez in the Industrial Motor Control category and Adam Apodaca in the Sheet Metal competition. Chris Wood won a bronze medal in Welding Sculpture. And bringing home bronze in Welding Fabrication was a CNM three-member team consisting of Joshua Lucero, Brandon Woods and Kayle Miller. A total of 18 CNM students competed at the national event after qualifying by taking first place in their competitions during the state SkillsUSA competition in April, which was held at CNM. The SkillsUSA Championships provides more than 100 competitions to test students' skills in fields ranging from welding to dental assisting to 3-D animation. It also serves as a valuable networking opportunity, since industry representatives use the event as a recruiting opportunity.

CTE Summer Camp Lets Middle School Kids Get Hands-on With CNM Programs

More than 100 students in grades 6-8 will be attending a free CNM Career Technical Education Summer Camp on July 17, when they’ll participate in hands-on activities designed to introduce them to some of the many career technical education programs offered at the college. Students attending the camp signed up through four community centers that are partnering with CNM, including Mountain View Community Center, Westside Community Center, Los Padillas Community Center and Heights Community Center. Hands-on activities will relate to robotics; culinary arts; video-editing; fitness; and criminal justice. The event goes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and campers will get free lunch. For more information, email or call (505) 224-4000, Ext. 52996.

CNM Hosting Free Technology Day Camps for Teens

Kids ages 13-17 can learn how to use technology to pursue their passions during CNM’s free Technology Summer Day Camps that will be held on Main and Montoya campuses July 24 and 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The teens will be able to learn about a variety of technology through several interactive workshops, such as Introduction to Computer Game Programming; From Script to Screen; Intro to Websites with WordPress; Cool Careers in Cyber Security; Intro to Raspberry PI; and Intro to Computer Networking. For more info or to register, email or call (505) 224-3811.

Art Faculty Member Chosen as Artist-in-Residence

In a few weeks, CNM Fine Arts full-time faculty member Lea Anderson will be sharing her creativity with not only her students, but also with visitors of the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History. She has been selected as the museum’s "2015 Artist-in-Residence" and will create a colorful, 20-foot by 20-foot piece of installation art that will reside in the museum’s Grand Lobby for a year. Anderson has worked as an art instructor at CNM since 2008, teaching Studio Art. Each summer since 2011, one artist has been invited to serve as Artist-in-Residence and create artwork for the museum’s Grand Lobby. Anderson will be onsite installing for 12 days between July 14-26 (except for Mondays when the museum is closed), and visitors are encouraged to come watch the process take place.

CNM, NHCC Join Forces on Hispanic Art Institute

CNM and the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) are joining forces to create the National Hispanic Arts Institute & Workshop that’s designed to enrich and expand the artistic and entrepreneurial experiences of Albuquerque’s artists, art aficionados and art students. The Institute will occupy a soon-to-be-renovated 45,000 square-foot warehouse owned by the NHCC and located on the southeast corner of Avenida Cesar Chavez and 4th Street, just across the street from the NHCC. Phase one of the Workshop is slated to begin operations in Fall 2016, with a full grand opening in Fall 2017. More than 20,000 people are expected to attend and benefit from the facility each year. It will be designed to encourage interaction among professional artists, students, CNM art faculty members and visitors. It will offer both formal and informal educational opportunities.

Donations Continue

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

  • Bank of the West
  • Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, Ltd.
  • Dollar General Literacy Foundation
  • Exhibit Solutions of New Mexico
  • Tina and Tim Johnston
  • Kelly L. Koepke and Donald Pizzolato
  • Linda Lye
  • Janice E. Micali
  • A. Paul and Rose Marie Mitchell
  • Yashoda Naidoo and David Montgomery
  • New Mexico Mutual
  • Pauline Armijo Scholarship Fund
  • PNM
  • David and Marilyn Ryerson
  • Duffy and Jean Ann Swan
  • The Boye Foundation
  • Wagner Equipment


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