President's Report - May 2018

May 01, 2018

Summer Term Begins May 14

There’s still time to register for CNM’s Summer Term, which begins May 14. Register today and start getting empowered by a CNM education. Visit to map out your courses. 

CNM Celebrates Student Success at Graduation Ceremony May 5

More than 1,000 students will don caps and gowns for CNM’s 2018 Graduation Ceremony that will be held at noon on Saturday, May 5, at Tingley Coliseum. Bernalillo County District Attorney Raul Torrez is the keynote speaker. 

CNM First College in Country to Partner with Facebook on Certificate Program

Facebook and CNM announced a groundbreaking partnership during the opening day of Facebook’s Community Boost tour in Albuquerque on April 30 as part of National Small Business Week. Through the partnership, Facebook is working with CNM to develop a new Digital Marketing Certificate program that will launch in the Fall Term and help skill up a digital workforce. Facebook is also teaming with CNM to offer 32 scholarships for students to attend CNM Ingenuity’s popular Deep Dive Coding Bootcamps. Curriculum for the new Digital Marketing Certificate program is in development, but it will include social media strategy and digital marketing skills that are so important in today’s workforce and economy. 

Twenty-one CNM Students Qualify for National SkillsUSA Championships

During the New Mexico SkillsUSA Championships in April that drew more than 600 students, CNM students won 21 gold medals, five silver medals and six bronze medals. The students put their skills to the test in more than 65 career technical education categories, such as automotive repair, carpentry, culinary arts and welding to name a few. The gold medalists advance to the National SkillsUSA Championships in late June in Louisville, Ky. More than 16,000 people, including students, teachers and industry partners, are expected to participate in the week-long event. SkillsUSA events allow industry representatives to evaluate student performance and help keep training relevant to employers’ needs. Students also get valuable networking opportunities with employers.

IGNITE Accelerator Participants Pitch Their Businesses to Community May 18

Ten entrepreneurs from the latest IGNITE Community Accelerator will celebrate the end of an intensive 10-week program by pitching their businesses and products on IGNITE Day. It will take place on Friday, May 18, from 3-5 p.m. at the Workforce Training Center. The event is free and open to the public. The IGNITE Community Accelerator, which is operated by CNM Ingenuity, is an entrepreneurial accelerator that helps young businesses grow up fast. IGNITE Community Accelerator services include: 30 hours of one-on-one business coaching; 48 hours of intense business training; access to co-working space at the Workforce Center throughout the 10-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 is over; and additional coaching after the 10-week program to help with implementation of the 100-day tactical plan.

FUSE Makerspace Hosts Drone & 3D Modeling Course

In partnership with Intel’s Future Skills Initiative, CNM Ingenuity’s FUSE Makerspace is offering a free 9-week course for learners 16 years and older. The intro course covers different aspects of design, creation, evaluation, and flight of drones and unmanned aircraft systems. The course also explores 3D modeling concepts related to drone systems. Learners can attend evening sessions (Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9 p.m., May 29-July 26) or weekend sessions (Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., June 2-July 28). An Info Session will take place May 10, 6 p.m. at FUSE Makerspace. For more info,


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

  • Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico
  • Aon Risk Solutions
  • The Aspen Institute
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Annette Chavez y De La Cruz and Art De La Cruz
  • Chavez-Grieves Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • CliftonLarsonAllen
  • Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, Ltd.
  • Don Chalmers Ford
  • Enterprise Builders Corporation
  • Tracy L. Hartzler
  • Highway Supply, LLC
  • Holman’s USA, LLC
  • Jack L. Eichorn
  • Patricio and Mary Jaramillo
  • Lovelace Health System
  • Mark’s CASA Chevrolet
  • Randy L. Mascorella
  • Merrill Lynch, The Humphrey Group
  • Kirk Meyer and Kristy Ott-Meyer
  • Janice E. Micali
  • Our Lady of Annunciation
  • Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin, & Robb, PA
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Sandia Science and Technology Park Development Corporation
  • Southwest Capital Bank
  • Special Olympics New Mexico, Inc.
  • The Daniels Fund
  • Lynn and Craig Trojahn
  • Virginia M. Trujillo
  • Katherine and Ronald Ulibarri
  • UNM Health Sciences Center


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