President's Report - November 2015

Nov 01, 2015

Open Registration for 2016 Spring Term Continues

Registration is open for anybody interested in taking classes in the 2016 Spring Term, which begins Jan. 19. Register now before classes fill. To view courses for the Spring Term, visit or call (505) 224-3000.

CNM Holds Forums on Safety and Security in Response to Umpqua CC Tragedy

The tragedy at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, where a gunman killed nine people in October, sadly reinforces the need for increased awareness and diligence on all of CNM’s campuses.

CNM is currently increasing its security presence across the college. For many years, CNM has had a partnership with Albuquerque Police Department – CNM’s responding law enforcement agency – that calls for APD police cruisers to have routine patrols on CNM campuses. In an effort to further increase APD’s presence on campuses, however, APD Officers will now spend time patrolling CNM campuses on foot. This is in addition to increased foot and bike patrols by CNM Security Officers. CNM Vice President for Student Services Phillip Bustos is hosting open Security Forums this month, which will provide an opportunity for CNM students, faculty and staff to ask questions and discuss ways to keep CNM a safe place in which to teach, learn and grow. The currently scheduled Security Forums are:

  • Westside Campus, Nov. 11, 9-10 a.m., WSII Building, Room 115
  • STEMulus Center, Nov. 13, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • South Valley Campus, Nov. 18, 8:30-9:30 a.m., SV 10
  • Main Campus, Nov. 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Smith Brasher Hall, Room 106
  • Montoya Campus, Nov. 19, 8:30-9:30 a.m., J Building, Room 122

For more information about the forums, email

New Mexico Justice Charles Daniels to Speak at Main Campus Nov. 11

New Mexico Justice Charles Daniels will be speaking on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Main Campus in Smith Brasher Hall, Room 100 (auditorium). It’s part of the CNM Criminal Justice program’s School to Jobs Speaker Series. Justice Daniels will discuss his education, career path and work experiences, as well as career possibilities for current students. Justice Daniels was initially appointed to the New Mexico Supreme Court in October 2007 on recommendation of the nonpartisan Judicial Nominating Commission. He will serve as Chief Justice from 2016 to 2018.

You Shop, Amazon Gives to CNM Foundation

The holidays are around the corner and if you are an Amazon shopper, consider using AmazonSmile to make your purchases this year. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know, but the Amazon Foundation donates 0.5 percent of the purchase price of eligible products to charitable organizations selected by customers. The CNM Foundation is a registered charitable recipient and there is no cost to participate. On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Thanks for supporting the CNM Foundation.

CNM’s Production of Euripides’ ‘Trojan Women’ Now Playing

CNM’s Theatre Department is proud to present Euripides’ “Trojan Women.” The play runs through Nov. 15 at CNM’s Coal Avenue Theatre (Coal Avenue between University and Buena Vista Dr.). Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday performances at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5. “Trojan Women,” first produced in 415 BC, is largely viewed as a response to the Greeks’ invasion of Melos and the subsequent butchery of all males and enslavement of all females. War’s a topic we are all too familiar with today, 2,430 years after this play was first performed. “In ‘Trojan Woman,’ Euripides is pointing out the dehumanizing effects of war on victors and victims,” said Joanne Camp Sobel, play director and CNM faculty member in the School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences. For more information or reservations, call (505) 224-3593 or email

You’re Invited to Practice Your Español in Casual Setting Every Wednesday

Come practice your Spanish at the Spanish Conversation Group that happens every Wednesday on Main Campus in the Student Resource Center, Room 203-T from 4:30-6 p.m. It’s a casual way for you to practice Spanish. There is no need to register, and you can show up on whatever Wednesday is convenient for you. It’s open to students, employees and the general public. All levels of Spanish are welcome. Contact Laura Dulin at or (505) 224-4000 ext. 53085 for more info.

Employees Celebrate 50th Anniversary

CNM invited employees to the final major celebration of CNM’s 50th Anniversary year. The event took place on Nov. 10 prior to the November Governing Board Meeting. In addition to celebrating the 50th Anniversary, the reception also served as an opportunity to thank faculty and staff for their year-long commitment to student success.

Donations Continue

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

  • Carl and Linda Alongi
  • Bohannan Huston, Inc.
  • CliftonLarsonAllen
  • Construction Financial Management Association
  • Energy, Technology and Environmental Business Association
  • Hanson Ranch Productions, Inc.
  • Barbara and Burl Lewis
  • Steven and Jane Lindemann
  • Yashoda Naidoo and David Montgomery
  • Georgie Ortiz
  • Presidio
  • SMPC Architects
  • The Malott Family, LLC
  • U.S. Bank Foundation
  • Peter and Kathie Winograd


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