President's Report - June 2016

Jun 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 Offering Free Summer Camps for Middle, High School Students

Register now for CNM’s free Summer Camp for middle and high school students. Full day and half day workshops will be held on Main Campus July 22. “CNM Summer Camp offers middle and high school students a unique learning experience on a college campus and introduces them to potential educational and career pathways in a fun and interactive environment,” said Amanda Glennon of CNM Outreach. Sessions will be taught by CNM faculty. Among workshops to be offered are:

  • Reading the Bones! – Students will use elements of biological anthropology to examine human skeletons.
  • DNA: Fun to Isolate, Fun to Wear, Fun to Use to Solve Crimes! – Students will isolate DNA from their own cells and turn it into a take-home keepsake. They’ll also learn how DNA fingerprinting is used to solve crimes.
  • Introduction to GameMaker -- Make a simple computer game using GameMaker Studio.
  • Raspberry Pi Jam -- The Raspberry Pi is a tiny credit-card sized computer that can do amazing things. Students will learn about Raspberry Pi by using the Linux operating system and create computer games using programming languages.
  • Hands-only CPR/AED Training & Basic First Aid – Students will learn compression-only CPR, how to safely utilize an AED and how to manage choking emergencies. Students will watch paramedics treat a simulated cardiac arrest on a high-fidelity training mannequin!
  • From Script to Screen – All day camp where students will write a short script, act, film, produce and edit their production using Adobe Premiere Pro, taking their script to screen.

To see a listing of all the workshops and to register, go to

STEMulus Center Hosts Biz Idea Contest for Native American Entrepreneurs

CNM’s STEMulus Center, with support from the Kellogg Foundation, will host a Business Idea Contest for Native American entrepreneurs. Interested participants can submit their applications by July 22 at The competition will have two categories – one for high school or college students, and another for community members. Entrants who meet basic qualifications will get coaching on their ideas and pitch their ideas before a panel of judges. Winning teams and their business ideas will be celebrated at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center on Aug. 4. The grand prize winner will receive $500 and have fees waived for CNM’s IGNITE Community Accelerator, a three-month free membership to the FUSE Makerspace, three months of free space at FatPipe ABQ and a two-day on small business bookkeeping. Select services will also be provided to a Community Choice Award winner and the Student Award winner.

CNM’s IT Apprenticeship Program Seeks Employers to Mentor Apprentices

CNM is seeking employers to participate in the New Mexico Information Technology Apprenticeship Program (NMITAP) and help develop a well-trained information technology workforce for their companies. The employers would hire apprentices and help them develop the skills to be productive, flexible and dedicated workers. The apprentices learn the company’s culture and become work-ready employees. Dependable apprentices can also increase the company’s productivity, increase profits and ensure a high level of service. The program is funded by a $2,999,553 U.S. Department of Labor grant. For more information on how to participate, visit or call (505) 224-5227.

Deep Dive Coding Students to Showcase Their Apps, Websites on June 15 at FatPipe

The CNM STEMulus Center’s spring Deep Dive Coding cohort will demonstrate their projects during Demo Day on Wednesday, June 15, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Fat Pipe ABQ Coworking Space, 200 Broadway Blvd. NE. The event is open to the public. The Deep Dive Coding program is a 10-week (40-plus hours per week) web development bootcamp taught at the CNM STEMulus Center in downtown Albuquerque. Students learn the fundamentals of modern web development and coding to build websites, software and apps, gaining the skills needed to gain employment in the booming industry. Among projects to be demonstrated are: Brew Crew, an easy to use site that recommends a New Mexican beer as you review beers; RealTimeScout, a site for coaches and scouts to input data about players for possible recruitment to Major League Baseball; ROMuLess, a site to buy and sell classic video game cartridges; and Red Rover, a site that aggregates hard-to-find information about NASA's Curiosity probe. More info about Deep Dive Coding is available at

CNM, NM Highlands Sign Student Transfer Agreement for Criminal Justice Programs

CNM and New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) have signed a transfer agreement that will make it easier for CNM students to transfer credits to the university’s Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program. Students completing the Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice at CNM can apply those credits and courses directly toward the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies at NMHU.


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

  • Bank of America Foundation
  • Richard and Linda Barr
  • Gemini Rosemont Realty Commercial Real Estate
  • Intel Corporation
  • Kirk Meyer and Kristy Ott-Meyer
  • Debbi and William Moore
  • New Mexico Mutual
  • Pauline Armijo Scholarship Fund
  • Norman and Phyllis Sharp
  • The Daniels Fund
  • TriCore Reference Laboratories


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