President's Report - March 2015

Mar 01, 2015

CNM Honored with Ethics Award

The Samaritan Counseling Center of Albuquerque recently announced its annual New Mexico Ethics in Business Award winners. CNM received the Hopkins Award for Excellence in Ethical Practice by a Non-Profit Organization. Samaritan partners with the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management to evaluate the Ethics in Business nominations that come from members of the community. UNM business ethics students researched the nominees as part of a semester-long project and reported their findings to an independent selection committee.

College & Career High School Accepting Applications for 2015-16

The College & Career High School, a partnership between Albuquerque Public Schools and CNM, allows high school students to take CNM dual credit classes for half of their day and APS classes the other half. CNM tuition and textbooks are free to the students and their families. The CCHS is located on CNM’s Main Campus. If you or somebody you know has high school kids who might be interested in CCHS, visit for applications and more information.

IGNITE Community Accelerator Offers ‘Mindfulness in Business’ Seminar March 13

CNM’s IGNITE Community Accelerator is offering a free seminar on “Mindfulness in Business.” It will take place Friday, March 13, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Kristin L. Roush, Ph.D., will offer simple techniques that will help you be calmer, more focused, more productive and happier. She will show you how to generate innovative ways to incorporate mindfulness at work to improve leadership skills, emotional intelligence, employee morale and productivity. Come prepared to relax, laugh and enjoy the company of peers. To register for free, go to The seminar will be held at the CNM STEMulus Center in Downtown Albuquerque at the First Plaza Galleria. For more info, email Yasine Armstrong at

CNM Presidential Fellow to Speak at TEDxABQ on March 27

CNM Presidential Fellow Fang Chen will be one of the speakers at the TEDxABQ Education Event on Friday, March 27, from 1-5 p.m. at the African American Performing Arts Center. TEDxABQ events highlight remarkable ideas from New Mexico’s most passionate artists, thinkers, innovators, scientists and others. The education event will delve into some innovative visions for education in the next five years. Chen is spending the 2014-15 academic year studying a transformative curriculum design that is gaining traction nationally – competency-based curriculum. “For centuries, we have been comfortable with an educational system that is represented by buildings with classrooms, clocks on the walls, buses that bring students back and forth, from 7:30 3:30 p.m., from fall semester to spring semester, from first quarter to fourth quarter, from grade 1 to grade 12, from freshmen to senior, and so on,” she said. In the 21st century, she says, people are yearning for a new vision for public education – “an education anytime, anyplace, anyhow and at any pace.” Tickets and additional information on TEDxABQ Education can be found at

Theatre Department Prepares for Spring Production, ‘Main Street, Portales’

CNM’s Theatre Department is proud to present “Main Street, Portales: Two One-Act Plays” by New Mexican playwright Leonard Madrid, beginning March 13 at CNM’s Coal Avenue Theatre. Consisting of two companion one-act plays, “Main Street, Portales” explores the ideas of love, beauty, and magic in the small town of Portales, N.M. The first one-act play, “Volver, Volver, Volver,”tells the story of Junie Holguine, a man trying to figure out who brought him back to life after being dead three years. The second one-act play, “Ambrosita,”is the tale of the town’s beauty testing the legend of who she will marry. The playwright, Madrid, is a New Mexico native whose work focuses on the culture and voice of New Mexico. Madrid’s plays have received national awards and he received the Kennedy Center’s Latinidad award for Latino playwrights three times. For more information and reservations, call (505) 224-3593 or email .

Various Science Demonstrations, Info Sessions Coming for STEMWEEK

CNM’s STEM-UP program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Undergraduate Pathways) and the School of Math, Science & Engineering (MSE) will cohost STEMWEEK March 9 through March 14 on Main Campus. STEMWEEK will be dedicated to celebrating the science, technology, engineering and math fields that abound at CNM. The week will culminate with SUPER-Pi day on Saturday, March 14. For a schedule of demonstrations and events, visit

Tax Help New Mexico at Your Service

CNM’s Tax Help New Mexico program provides free tax preparation service for people whose household income was $53,000 or less in 2014 or those who are age 65 or older. Sites are open through the tax filing deadline across the state. Tax Help volunteers are certified by the IRS and are trained to help taxpayers identify tax credits they're entitled to. Tax Help is operated by CNM and United Way of Central New Mexico. Visit for locations and hours, and documents to bring to a site.

Donations Continue

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

  • Bank of Albuquerque
  • Noel and Frances Behne
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Enterprise Builders Corporation
  • Facility Manager Association of NM
  • Frank H. Luna
  • PNM
  • Toby and Elisa Simon
  • The John and Sophie Ottens Foundation
  • U.S. Bank
  • United Way of Central New Mexico
  • Wells Fargo Bank New Mexico
  • Randy and Jacqueline Woodcock


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