Faces of CNM

CNM has such a diverse and amazing array of students, graduates, and employees. We feature some of their inspiring stories through these "Faces of CNM" and "Graduates of CNM" stories. They're great examples of how CNM strives to advance its Vision of "Changing Lives, Building Community."

Faces of CNM: Carol Ash

Feb 13, 2020

As a new dean and African American leader on campus, Carol wants to help ensure CNM continues to be a cutting-edge institution and strong community partner

Faces of CNM: Angel Garcia

Nov 25, 2019

A former gang member who was incarcerated, Angel is now thriving as a student leader who credits his uncle and CNM for helping him turn his life around.

Faces of CNM: Mark Chappell

Sep 17, 2019

Mark, who's majoring in Unmanned Aircraft Systems, is putting his skills to work for the N.M. Wing Civil Air Patrol’s search and rescue efforts.

Graduates of CNM: Amelia Salas

Aug 15, 2019

After earning a certificate from CNM’s Brewing program, Amelia has quickly ascended to general manager of Thirsty Eye Brewing Co. in east-downtown (EDo) Albuquerque.

Faces of CNM: Jon Poindexter

Aug 08, 2019

Jon decided to attend CNM after serving eight years in the U.S. Navy. Through CNM’s Integrated Studies program, he’s learning multiple skills as he prepares for the next chapter of his life.

Faces of CNM: Jovanni Rel

Jul 31, 2019

Jovanni, a nursing student, was on a casual stroll through a local park when she came across a real-life emergency. Quickly putting her medical skills to use, she helped save a man’s life.

Faces of CNM: Keri Payne

Jul 11, 2019

Meet the first woman to medal in Cabinetmaking at the National SkillsUSA Championship. Keri is a rising star in CNM’s Carpentry program.

Faces of CNM: Austin Garcia

Jun 11, 2019

As a student employee and Outreach Officer for CNM’s Executive Council of Students, Austin is helping to foster a peer-to-peer support system for current and prospective students.

Graduates of CNM: Kyle Tapaha

Jun 05, 2019

‘CNM never judged my past, they only cared about my future.’ U.S. Navy Veteran, Kyle Tapaha, found his path up in CNM's Business Administration Program.

Graduates of CNM: Will Tafoya

May 01, 2019

A recent grad of the Physical Therapist Assistant program, Will Tafoya has launched his career ‘to help people stay healthy and strong, and to help them continue to live their best lives.’

Faces of CNM: Joseph Gonzales

Apr 25, 2019

After graduating in May, Joe will be putting the skills he’s learned in the Exercise Science program into practice at a local gym where he'll serve the needs of people with developmental and physical disabilities.

Faces of CNM: Kelsie Post

Mar 20, 2019

Kelsie was recently selected as the first CNM student to participate in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists’ Student Leadership Development Program.

Graduates of CNM: Megan Silva

Feb 18, 2019

After spending two years helping to save lives as an EMT, Megan returned to CNM with the goal of becoming a nurse. She graduated from CNM's highly regarded Nursing program and is now caring for patients as a Registered Nurse.

Faces of CNM: Beatrice Montano

Feb 06, 2019

With the support of her family, along with the Street Food Institute and CNM community, Beatrice has turned her life around and is on track for a prosperous future.