President's Report - October 2017

Oct 01, 2017

CNM Ingenuity’s FUSE Makerspace Opens at Innovate ABQ

The much-anticipated public opening for the FUSE Makerspace at its new location at Innovate ABQ took place on Sept. 26. FUSE, which opened on CNM’s Main Campus in a 3,000-square-foot space in April 2016, is now located in a 13,000-square-foot facility on the seven-acre Innovate ABQ campus in downtown Albuquerque at Broadway and Central (101 Broadway Blvd NE). The new facility and high-profile location, which is next door to the Lobo Rainforest Building, will allow FUSE to make greater impacts on entrepreneurship, creativity and economic development. While FUSE was located at CNM’s Main Campus, 300 people used the Makerspace, including 12 small businesses. The Makerspace provides entrepreneurs, small businesses, students and hobbyists access to high-tech machinery and computer software to design and prototype new products, create artistic works or pursue their hobbies while working in a collaborative, supportive environment. It’s outfitted with equipment for wood, metal and machine shops; electronics fabrication; laser and vinyl cutting; 3D printing; screen printing; and robotics. Before using equipment, FUSE provides individuals with hands-on, basic operating and safety classes. Weekly and monthly memberships are available. Learn more at

Start Planning Now for Spring Term Classes; Open Registration Begins Oct. 23

With CNM’s Fall Term hitting its midway point, it’s time to start planning for the Spring Term that begins Jan. 16. Open registration for the Spring Term begins Oct. 23. You can view Spring Term courses at

CNM Hosts Workshops for High School Students Aspiring To Be Teachers

On Friday, Oct. 6, about 70 high school students from Atrisco Heritage Academy High School, Eldorado High School and Manzano High School who are interested in becoming teachers participated in teacher education workshops taught by faculty from CNM’s Teacher Education program. The students are currently participating in Teacher Cadet and Educators Rising programs at their schools. They learned skills in the workshops they’ll apply during their spring 2018 field experience as part of a CNM dual credit class – Introduction to Teaching and Teacher Education Practicum. This program is part of a CNM initiative to build a more robust teacher pipeline to meet New Mexico’s high need for elementary, special education and high school teachers.

Learn About Business, Computer Support Programs That Can Be Finished in 15 Months

Students interested in getting on a fast track to obtaining an associate degree in Business Administration or Computer Support Specialist in just 15 months are invited to attend upcoming information sessions. The degree programs are designed with working professionals in mind and are offered in the evening and online. Here’s the schedule of information sessions: Oct. 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Workforce Training Center, Room 130; Oct. 27, noon-1 p.m., Main Campus Smith Brasher Hall, Room 212; Nov. 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Workforce Training Center, Room 130; Nov. 17, noon-1 p.m., Main Campus Smith Brasher Hall, Room 212. For more information, contact Carla Love at

Educators and Students Participate in ‘NASA and STEM Days’ at CNM

CNM’s School of Business & Information Technology hosted NASA and STEM Days at CNM Oct. 4-6, featuring activities for K-12 educators, college students and high school students. There was a one-day professional development program for K-12 teachers. They learned about NASA/STEM curricula and participated in hands on-activities. The goal was to provide educators with knowledge and tools to implement engaging lessons in a classroom setting. For area high school students and CNM students, NASA and STEM Days offered hands-on activities for students interested in STEM fields. Activities included NASA engineering design challenges, STEM activities, NASA displays and a campus tour. CNM students also got the opportunity to interview with NASA representatives for internship opportunities.

CNM Holds Graduation Inspiration Event to Inspire Students to Graduate

On Oct. 10, CNM faculty and staff will wear graduation regalia to campus as part of “Graduation Inspiration.” Employees will share graduation stories and talk about the benefits of becoming a college graduate with students, all in a collective effort to help inspire more students to graduate. Graduation Inspiration includes “flash advising” locations, where students can meet with academic coaches to check on their graduation progress.

Sculpture Commemorating 50th Anniversary Dedicated Oct. 10

“Growing Strength,” a three-piece sculpture commissioned from local artist Karen Yank that was installed on the west side of the Student Resource Center on Main Campus, will be dedicated on Oct. 10, from 3-3:30 p.m. The dedication ceremony will be followed at 3:30-4:45 p.m. by a mixer with refreshments. The artist will present a lecture and show a documentary video about the making of the work at a reception in the Jeannette Stromberg Library in the Student Resource Center from 5:30-7 p.m.


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

  • Atkinson & Co., Ltd.
  • Gloria Birkholz
  • Clifton Larson Allen
  • Colliers International
  • Credit Professionals International – Las Madrugadoras
  • Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, Ltd.
  • Michael and Barbara DeWitte
  • Exhibit Solutions of New Mexico
  • Gemini Rosemont Realty Commercial Real Estate
  • Global Power Equipment Group
  • Melissa Gonzales and Arturo Espino
  • Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hartnett
  • Ann Lerner and Skip Drinkard
  • Nusenda Credit Union
  • Sandia Foundation
  • Janice Stockhoff
  • Duffy and Jean Ann Swan


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