President's Report - June 2017

Jun 01, 2017

College & Career High School Accepting Applications for 2017-18

The College & Career High School on CNM’s Main Campus is accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year, especially for students entering the 10th grade. CCHS, a partnership between Albuquerque Public Schools and CNM, helps 10th-12th graders graduate from high school with both a high school diploma and a CNM certificate or associate degree. Students take high school core classes with APS teachers and take their elective credit in CNM dual credit classes, which count for both high school and college credit. CNM tuition and textbooks are free for the students, which allows them to save significant time and money on a college education. All students will receive a Chromebook to use for the duration of their time at CCHS. CCHS was the only high school in the state last year to earn “straight A’s” in all eight categories of the New Mexico Public Education Department’s annual school report cards. Call (505) 224-4881 for more info or to schedule a tour.

CNM Offering Summer Day Camp for Middle, High School Students June 16

Workshops such as healthy snack making, isolating DNA from your own cells, building a robot from a Raspberry Pi computer, and writing and producing a movie script will be part of CNM’s Summer Camp for middle and high school students on June 16. Full- and half-day workshops will be available. CNM Summer Camp aims to familiarize students with potential degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The camp is free, but there is a refundable $20 fee to hold a spot. For more information or to register, call (505) 224-3352.

CNM Saving Students Thousands by Being a Leader in Offering Free Online Textbooks

More and more CNM faculty members are opting to use free online Open Educational Resources (OER) – free learning materials used in courses that can save students hundreds of dollars on publisher’s textbooks. OERs are free and openly-licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research and other purposes. They include textbooks, images, videos, websites and more. Free online textbooks meet scope and sequence requirements for most courses, and they are peer-reviewed and created, edited and updated by instructors. CNM is a member of OpenStax, a repository for OERs that CNM faculty use to provide students free online textbooks. In the 2016 Fall Tem and the 2017 Spring Term, 4,200 CNM students used OpenStax books, which translates to $400,000 in savings when compared to the typical cost of new traditional textbooks.

CNM Ingenuity Offering Certified Ethical Hacker Course

CNM Ingenuity is offering an advanced on-demand, online course on how to be a Certified Ethical Hacker. The class is designed for people who have positions such as information security analyst, security engineer, penetration tester, security analyst, information security engineer, information security manager or cybersecurity analyst. The course, which costs $2,599, is taught entirely online and is available for individuals to register at any time. Students have six months to complete the curriculum. A Certified Ethical Hacker is a skilled professional who helps organizations strengthen their cyber-security efforts. The certification is approved for the Department of Defense Directive 8570. For more information, call (505) 224-4000, Ext. 52007.

CNM Veterans Resource Center a Model for National Veterans Rural Program

The Rural Veterans Coordination Pilot grant program, operated through the Veterans Health Administration Office of Rural Health, has rated CNM’s Veterans Resource Center (VRC) as excellent for its size and breadth of service. The organization is going to use the center as a national model for two-year colleges across the nation. The VRC has developed partnerships within the community to assist student veterans’ needs, which has helped the VRC serve veterans in a more holistic manner. The RVCP grant program aims to better serve veterans in rural and underserved areas in New Mexico, Louisiana, Maine, Nebraska and Washington. CNM has nearly 3,800 veteran students, the most in the state. In 2016, the VRC had over 4,000 unique visits from vets seeking assistance. Some of the in-house services include assistance in registering for classes, setting up appointments with academic advisors and learning about scholarship opportunities. The VRC also helps connect veteran students with community resources related to healthcare, transportation, housing, disability benefits, mental health services, food and more. For more information about the VRC, call (505) 224-4000 ext. 20456.


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

  • Melissa Armijo
  • Bank of the West
  • Jean Barr
  • Annette Chavez y De La Cruz and Art De La Cruz
  • Enterprise Builders Corporation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Steve Estrada
  • Garcia Automotive Group
  • Mark and Ingrid Gorham
  • Penelope S. Holbrook
  • Patricio and Mary Jaramillo
  • May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
  • New Mexico Bank & Trust
  • New Mexico Mutual
  • Nusenda Credit Union
  • Herbert and Rita Pitts
  • PNM
  • Presbyterian Healthcare Services
  • Quintana Dental
  • David and Marilyn Ryerson
  • Samantha Sengel
  • Ann and Thomas Sims
  • The Daniels Fund
  • Lynn and Craig Trojahn
  • Clint B. Wells
  • Peter and Kathie Winograd


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