President's Report - July 2016

Jul 01, 2016

Registration for Fall Term Under Way

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. Registration is open and registering early makes it much easier to get the classes you want. The Fall Term begins Aug. 29. To view the Fall Term Schedule of Classes, visit

CNM Hosting a Celebration of Life for Bobby Matteucci July 11

You’re invited to attend a celebration of life for Robert “Bobby” Matteucci on Monday, July 11, at 5 p.m. at the Robert P. Matteucci Hall courtyard on Main Campus. Matteucci, who passed away in the spring, served on the CNM Governing Board for 26 years, making him the longest serving Governing Board member in the college’s history. Already a successful businessman, he decided to join the Board in 1986 because he strongly believed in the College’s mission to educate and provide the skills necessary for New Mexicans to gain access to good jobs and the American Dream. His endearing warmth, his enduring passion for the mission of CNM, his lifelong commitment to public service in his hometown of Albuquerque and his sincere care for the wellbeing of CNM students and employees made him one of the most beloved figures in the 51-year history of the College. To RSVP or for more information about the celebration of Matteucci’s life, call (505) 224-4412 or email

Early-stage Businesses Wanted for Next IGNITE Community Accelerator

Applications are now being accepted through Aug. 5 for the next IGNITE Community Accelerator, an entrepreneurial accelerator that helps young businesses grow up fast. It’s operated by CNM’s STEMulus Center. The intensive program will run on 12 Fridays beginning Aug. 19 and is designed to lift the participants’ businesses to greater heights while generating momentum for the region’s economic development efforts. The Accelerator provides each business owner with business services and support valued at more than $15,000, which includes personal business coaching and mentoring by a successful entrepreneur in a similar field. Participating entrepreneurs will get to take advantage of the following services: up to 30 hours of one-on-one business coaching; 10 hours of business workshops; 48 hours of intense business training; five hours with an industry mentor; Entrepreneurial Mindset Training; access to working space at the STEMulus Center throughout the 12-week program; access to the FUSE MakerSpace to help with prototype development if needed; support in developing a 100-day tactical plan for the business after the Accelerator; and additional coaching after the 12-week program to help with implementation of the 100-day tactical plan. For more information or to apply, visit

Fast-paced IT Programs Now Eligible for GI Bill Benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved three new non-credit programs offered by CNM Ingenuity, Inc. for GI Bill benefits. These programs include the 10-week Deep Dive Coding Bootcamp, the 16-week Network Associate series and the 32-week IT Professional series. The fast pace of these programs is ideal for veterans who need quick training and industry certifications to start a new career or to up-skill in the field of Information Technology. Veterans who are interested can apply for the program they’re interested in at

Welding Student Wins Gold at National SkillsUSA Competition

A CNM welding student continued the college’s tradition of excellence at the National SkillsUSA Championships, winning a gold medal at the nation’s largest gathering of Career Technical Education students. The event was held June 20-24 in Louisville, Ky., where 6,000 CTE students from around the country put their skills to the test. CNM’s gold medal winner was Nicholas Blodgett in the welding competition. He graduated from CNM in 2014 and is now working as a head welder for Stainless Motors, which builds food processing and pharmaceutical motors. He continues to take welding classes at CNM to build on his skills. Blodgett said he is tremendously proud of winning the gold medal and thinks it will bolster his résumé. He is not only the first CNM student to win a gold medal in the national welding competition, but the first New Mexican to win gold. Only two other New Mexicans have placed in the welding competition and they won silver. SkillsUSA is a national organization that works with colleges and industry to promote the development of a skilled workforce.

CNM Offers Free Summer Day Campus for Middle and High School Kids

Registration is under way for CNM’s free Summer Day Camps for middle and high school students. Full day and half day workshops will be held on Main Campus on July 22. Day camps include workshops that focus on moviemaking, how DNA is used in crime solving, creating computer games, using biological anthropology to examine skeletons, using tiny Raspberry Pi computers to create games, and CPR clinics. For more information, email The camps are sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories.


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

  • Albuquerque Women’s Civitan Club
  • Mrs. Melissa Armijo
  • Michael and Barbara DeWitte
  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc.
  • Gina and Brent Euell
  • First National Rio Grande
  • New Mexico Bank & Trust
  • Nusenda Credit Union
  • PNM
  • David and Marilyn Ryerson
  • Sandia National Labs
  • Southwest Regional Education Cooperative
  • Duffy and Jean Ann Swan
  • Doug and Jane Swift
  • Wagner Equipment
  • Wells Fargo Bank New Mexico, NA


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