President's Report - May 2016

May 01, 2016

Summer Term Starts May 16; Register Now for Classes

If you’re interested in taking classes during the Summer Term, there’s still time to register. Visit to map out your courses. Classes begin the week of May 16.

CNM’s College & Career High School Accepting Applications for 2016-17

The College & Career High School on CNM’s Main Campus is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. CCHS, 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, allowing them to save significant time and money on a college education. Students who begin as sophomores can earn a CNM certificate or associate degree by the time they complete high school. The college credits also transfer to universities in New Mexico. If you or somebody you know has high school kids who might be interested in CCHS, go to and search “College & Career High School.”

CNM, National Hispanic Cultural Center Commissioning Logo for New Arts Center

CNM and the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) are commissioning an artistic logo to represent the new National Hispanic Arts Institute & Workshop (NHAIW). The finalist whose design is selected will receive $1,000 and be credited on press materials announcing the logo. The original artwork also will be on display at the NHAIW. The two entities joined forces last year to create the NHAIW as a way to preserve and grow Hispanic traditional and contemporary art, all while encouraging interaction between professional artists/mentors, students, community members and visitors to New Mexico. For more information on how to submit a logo for consideration, email or call (505) 224-4000, ext. 51040.

CNM, EC-Council University Ink Transfer Agreement for Information Security Program

CNM and EC-Council University have signed an articulation agreement that will make it easier for students from CNM to transfer credits to the university’s Bachelor of Science in Information Security program. EC-Council University is a sister company to EC-Council, a professional certification body best-known for its certification of the Certified Ethical Hacker. Under the new agreement, EC-Council University will grant admission for CNM students upon completion of an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degree. CNM programs recommended for transfer are Associate of Arts in Business, Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems and Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Health Informatics.

First Cohort Graduates from Spanish-speaking Home Health Aide Program

Twenty-four CNM Spanish-speaking students were recently awarded Home Health Aide Certificates of Achievement. The program was taught entirely in Spanish and offered in partnership with Encuentro, a local organization that engages Latino immigrant families in educational opportunities that builds skills for economic and social justice.

CNM’s FUSE Makerspace Open to Public

The FUSE Makerspace opened on April 9 and is providing community members and students with access to high-tech, high-quality equipment that they can use to design, prototype and create manufactured and artistic works. The facility can be used by curious novices, hobbyists, students and entrepreneurial-minded inventors interested in honing and commercializing their creations. The Makerspace is designed to be a welcoming community center, as well as a resource for stoking the startup spirit in New Mexico. Here’s some of what the FUSE Makerspace offers:

  • A safe, professional facility where individuals can learn how to use high-quality equipment to bring their ideas to life.
  • Equipment and tool rentals for precision, large-scale projects in a professional fabrication lab.
  • High-tech equipment related to woodworking, metalworking, welding, 3-D printing, screen printing, electronics, robotics and jewelry making.
  • On-site project storage.
  • A supportive hackerspace environment to promote projects online.
  • Community members and entrepreneurs can bring in their 3-D drawing files and have them printed in the FUSE 3-D Print Shop.

Community members and students can purchase weekly or monthly memberships that provide access to the Makerspace. Monthly memberships include discounts for families and CNM students. Materials for many projects will be available for purchase at the Makerspace, which will be open Wednesdays and Thursdays 4-9 p.m., and on Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m.-9 p.m. It’s located on Main Campus. For more info, email or visit

CNM Team Places Second in NASA ‘Swarmathon’ Competition

A CNM student team won second place in a “Swarmathon” robot exploration contest held recently at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. The CNM team was among 12 teams from minority-serving colleges and universities that developed search algorithms for small robots that can operate autonomously and were programmed to communicate and interact as a collective swarm, similar to ants foraging for food. CNM students participating in the contest included Samuel Choy, Jarett Jones, Jeffery Schlindwein, Dominic Baca, Rebecca Becker, Jose Del Toro, Quyhn Do, Shane Kennard, Maximo Lazo, Ladonna Mayville, Usan Shrestha, Gregory Vigil and Rachell Young.


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

  • Joanne and James Burns
  • Lovelace Health Systems
  • Dr. Janice E. Micali
  • Modrall Sperling Law Firm
  • New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority
  • Stewart Title of Albuquerque, LLC
  • Clint B. Wells
  • Wells Fargo Bank New Mexico, NA


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