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Student Success Team

Health, Wellness & Public Safety Student Success Team

Paul Fornell, School Advisor School of Health, Wellness and Public Safety

The goal of a school advisor is to empower you! To give you the tools that you will need to succeed in your educational program at CNM.

  • Students considering one of the programs in the School of Health, Wellness and Public Safety are encouraged to meet with a school advisor. Call 224-4111 to schedule an appointment.
  • A school advisor can assist you with reviewing your program and graduation requirements as well as help you with course planning and the creation of a realistic educational plan.
  • A school advisor can review transfer credits (note: official evaluation is done by the Academic Records Office) and help you with a review of your transcript or degree evaluation.
  • Whether you need assistance with your educational or career goals, a school advisor in Health, Wellness and Public Safety is here to help you.
  • The School of Health, Wellness and Public Safety School Advisor can assist students interested in pursuing one of the programs. Call 224-4111 to make your appointment.

Paul joined the Health, Wellness and Public Safety student success team in 2012. Paul assists with the following programs; Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Science, Fitness Technician, Health Information Technology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Paralegal Studies, Surgical Technology.

During his career in education Paul has been an advisor, counselor, faculty member, recruiter and an administrator. Paul has one important goal for every student he works with – Your Success!

Ebony Sanders, Program Coordinator for Coordinated Entry Programs and Verification & Compliance

At CNM, programs designated as “Coordinated Entry” require an application process prior to entry. Students have to apply and be selected in order to join the program. The Office of Coordinated Entry offers resources to help students decide whether they are ready to apply, and make sure they have all the information they need to complete their application. The Program Coordinator is available to answer questions regarding Coordinated Entry Program requirements, application information, and deadlines.

Ebony has extensive experience serving students in various roles including admissions, enrollment services and compliance. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it” is a quote by Maya Angelou she often shares with students to motivate them!

Nikki Purkeypile, Achievement Coach

The Achievement Coach motto is, “All students are creative, resourceful, and whole”. This means that we believe you are highly intelligent and capable of solving your own problems with some support and guidance. Students see Achievement Coaches to discuss challenges they are having in their academic and/or personal lives. Nikki sees students who are enrolled in the Health, Wellness and Public Safety classes. Common reasons to see a coach include: strategies for test-taking, study strategies, learning styles, career exploration, and to obtain ideas for community resources such as food banks, child care, domestic violence support, and counseling services.

I am a fifth-generation educator who has taught people of all ages.  I think community college students are the best in the world!  I love the variety of ages, interests, and talents. I am an avid hiker and I love to travel.

Pre-Health Sciences

If you are interested in Pre-Health Sciences, learn more about the degrees offered at CNM.