Kids with Cancer Got to Be CNM Students on Friday

July 28, 2017 -- About 40 kids with cancer spent Friday, July 28, at CNM experiencing what it’s like to be a college student.
Kids with Cancer Got to Be CNM Students on Friday

Jul 12, 2017

They attended classes on nursing, culinary arts, welding, drones and physical fitness. The “Paws Up for College” day began with the students, ages 10 to 18, going through the process of getting a student ID and participating in new student orientation. It ended with a final exam on the day’s experiences and a graduation ceremony where the students received a commemorative CNM Junior Suncat certificate.

About 30 CNM volunteers from across the campus helped coordinate the program.

“We're so excited to have these amazing kids on campus and to be able to show them what it's like to be a college student,” said John Corvino, chief of Campus Security who created the event in 2016. "They're all wonderful and brave kids. They inspire us. And I hope we inspired them to be college students."

Paws Up is a partnership between CNM and the Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico.