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Kids with Cancer Get to be College Students for a Day

July 29, 2016 -- About 40 children in varying stages of cancer spent Friday at CNM’s Main Campus touring labs and learning what it’s like to be a college student. The children are ages 6 to 18 and in varying stages of cancer, from seriously ill to being in remission.
Kids with Cancer Get to be College Students for a Day

Jul 29, 2016

The kids began the fun-filled day by getting a student ID and participating in new student orientation. Then they participated in entertaining and engaging activities related to CNM’s Culinary Arts, Nursing, Fitness, Truck Driving and Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration programs.

Kids with cancer participated in entertaining and engaging activities related to CNM’s Culinary Arts, Nursing, Fitness, Truck Driving and Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration programs.
Then they studied together for a final exam on what they learned about, and everybody passed!

Graduation ceremony
After the final exam, they donned caps and tassels and received a commemorative CNM Junior Suncat certificate during a Graduation Ceremony, complete with the playing of Pomp and Circumstance.

The event was a partnership between CNM and the Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico.