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Welding Instructors Recognized for Quality Teaching

Kay Hamby and Robert Ulibarri, welding instructors in the School of Applied Technologies (AT), received the Section Educator Award from the Albuquerque section of the American Welding Society (AWS).

Sep 01, 2016

March 2011

Welding Instructors
Kay Hamby and Robert Ulibarri, welding instructors in the School of Applied Technologies (AT), received the Section Educator Award from the Albuquerque section of the American Welding Society (AWS).

John L. Mendoza, president of the AWS, attended a CNM Chapter meeting on January 26 to present the awards, "in recognition of quality instructional performance devoted to the promotion and expansion of welding skills and knowledge."

The American Welding Society is a national and international nonprofit organization founded in 1919 to advance the technology of welding and related processes for joining materials. It currently has approximately 50,000 members, and provides industry standards for the joining of metals and other substances.

The welding program in AT provides certificate and associate degree students with a strong theoretical background and hands-on skill development to succeed in a wide variety of welding-related jobs and industries. Many students refine their technique by creating artistic projects, some of which have won competitions. CNM produces more welding graduates than any other educational institution in New Mexico.

The national recognition achieved by these two instructors reinforces the school's reputation as a center of excellence in welding technology.