Spring 2017 Dean's List Students

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Spring 2017 Dean's List Students

Northern New Mexico College congratulates the students who made the Dean's List for the spring 2017 semester. These students completed a minimum of 12 graded credit hours and received a 3.5 GPA or better to earn this distinction. Please join us in celebrating their accomplishments!

Georgiana Aguino
Vikram Ahluwalia
Lorraine Alire
James Annon
Christina Atencio
Aynjil Baca
Pennie Ballinger
Lesly Bencomo
Jolene Benson
James Brewer
Elizabeth Browne
Nicholas Burgard
Marisol Calzadillas Ortiz
Erik Casados
Twila Casias
Erica Castillo
Kimberly Chacon
Jesus Chavez
Angelo Cigarroa
Demetria Clichee
Cheyenne Cordova
Sergio Cordova
Reina Coriz
Roxanne Coriz
Austin Darnell
Mayra De La Riva
Raquel De La Riva
Jennifer Denipah
Allegra Dominguez
Marisol Dominguez
Phil Duran
Annunciata Ekezie
Michah Espinosa
Miquella Espinoza
Louise Etuk
Arianna Fierro
DeAndra Fresquez
Brandon Gallegos
Felipe Gallegos
Diana Garcia

Felicia Garcia
Jennifer Garcia
Rose Ellen Garcia
Melissa Gipson
Alyssa Gonzales
Estrella Gonzalez
Evelynne Gonzalez
Cyrus Gray
Jose Griego
Ross Griego
JanaMarie Guich
Paul Gurule
Estrella Gutierrez
Rebecca Gutierrez
Biatriz Guzman
Graciela Hernandez
Stephanie Herrera
Ayla Jarvis
Phillip Jeantete
Delino Lewis
Jason Lewis
Paige Litfin
Abagale Lopez
Alexis Lopez
Jazmine Lopez
Kenneth Lopez
Roxanne Lopez
DeShawyn Lujan
Yajaira Lujan
Shae Madrid
Krista Maestas
Michaela Maestas
Donna Marie
Alyson Martinez
Joshua Martinez
Lauralee Martinez
Michelle Martinez
Nery Martinez
Roberta Martinez
Randall Mattia

James McKeough
Jessica McNett
Veronica Mendez
Melissa Montano
Santiago Montano
Desiree Montoya
Barbara Morrison
Joshua Morrison
Mariah Moya
Iris Naranjo
Miquella Naranjo
Cristian Nevarez Caraveo
Ifeatu Oboli
Kristian Ocana
Sharlene Ocana
Rocky Olsen
Kenneth Olson
Maria Orozco
Kamisha Ortega
Erica Ortiz
James Ortiz
Junae Ortiz
Jose Pacheco
Tino Pacheco
Jessica Padilla
Joshua Padilla
Steve Padilla
Irene Panas
David Payne
Kyana Perraglio
Patrick Quintana
Wanonce Rakestraw
Christopher Reynolds
Brandon Romero
Francisco Romero
Lynnda Romero
Raymond Romero
Ariana Roybal
Zoe Ruff
Alexandria Salas

Amberly Salazar
Gabriella Salazar
Kayla Salazar
Katrina Sanchez
Kika Sanchez
Megan Sanchez
Alicia Sandoval
Chastity Sandoval
Jovina Sandoval
Lori Sandoval
Moises Sandoval
Marinha Santos
Aida Saucedo
Jessica Segovia
Laura Segovia
Patsy Sena
Antonio Serrano Rodriguez
Tenzin Shedup
Teresa Sparks
Adrianna Suazo
LeAndra Tafoya
Martha Tenorio Dominguez
Jose Terrazas
Cesar Trevizo
Andrew Trujillo
Caitlynn Trujillo
Monica Trujillo
Ventura Trujillo
Ambrosia Tuero
Dejan Urosevic
Amanda Valdez
Mario Valerio
Iris Varela
Amanda Vigil
Alondra Villalba
Derrick Voight
Christopher Wallace
Alyssa Walters
Nichole Webb
Ronald Weese

STEM Mentor Collective Offers FREE Summer Camp

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STEM Mentor Collective Offers FREE Summer Camp

Northern New Mexico Stem Mentor Collective is offering a free summer camp for 7th-12th grade students, from July 17 to August 4th.

The camp which meets from 9 am to noon, Monday through Friday, will allow students to build and test Swinecraft, a new game platform, in addition to Tarantuino, a robotic remote controlled tarantula.

Students will also get a chance to improve their math and science skills and take part in a variety of educational and fun activities.
The camp is free thanks to the support of the National Science Foundation and SN3: Stoller Newport News Nuclear.

Space is limited so hurry up and sign up here.

For more information, download our flyer or contact Barbara Coulter at 505 747 5469, barbara.coulter@nnmc.edu.

Partnerships In Dialogue For Building Community And Social Change

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Partnerships In Dialogue For Building Community And Social Change


When Terry Mulert took the reins of the Northern Foundation as Executive Director in 2015, he set out to cultivate relationships between community leaders to grow philanthropy in the Valley. Thus, the Northern Foundation Leadership Circle was born.

The eighth consecutive quarterly meeting of the Leadership Circle convened on April 20, 2017, at the Mision y Convento in downtown Española.

Almost 30 guests attended the roundtable to discuss the Española Strategic Plan, listen to Santa Fe’s Meow Wolf CFO Drew Tulchin share experiences in economic development through partnerships, and hear from Andrea Romero, Executive Director of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities.

“I have heard people in other counties talk about doing this – collaborating and consistently gathering for the greater good – but here in Rio Arriba, we are really doing it,” Carole Rutten of the LANL Community Programs Office remarked.

These regular gatherings include a NNMC President’s report provided by Dr. Richard Bailey followed by a Q & A and discussion about the college’s role in the community.

“Northern New Mexico College has always been a hub for community action, and we want to provide that platform for a long time to come. The Leadership Circle is a loosely formed, ever-evolving group of individuals representing diverse causes and geographies, but we come together to share a humble meal and find solutions to community problems,” Mulert optimistically explained.

“We all want the same thing - a vibrant, healthy and thriving northern New Mexico.”

In 2016, NNMC hosted the Healthy Communities Summit with Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, which was the outcome of ideas and discussions by participants at the Leadership Circle.

More recently, the Leadership Circle helped Rio Arriba county recruit for and organize the Northern Heritage Leadership Institute project.

For more information, contact Terry Mulert, tmulert@nnmc.edu.

Northern Nursing Student Awarded 2017 Nightingale Scholarship

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Northern Nursing Student Awarded 2017 Nightingale Scholarship


Ms. Ellen Trabka, Dean for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, presents NNMC Associate Degree Nursing Program student and 2017 Nightingale Nursing Scholarship recipient Soraida Sanchez with a $1,000 check.

Española, NM – Northern Associate Degree Nursing student, Soraida Sanchez, was one of five associate degree nursing program students in the state to be awarded this year’s $1000 Nightingale Scholarship. 

Nightingale scholarships are funded through a grant from the Nurse Excellence Fund of the New Mexico Board of Nursing, and are based on academic achievement, professional commitment, and financial need. 

"I am so grateful to my family and the nursing faculty who have supported me throughout my nursing education,” Ms. Sanchez said. “Thank you to the Center for Nursing Excellence for this special award."

Ms. Sanchez, who will graduate in May 2017 with an associate degree in nursing, plans to get her RN license immediately and start Northern's RN to BSN Program in fall of 2017. She is interested in working in labor and delivery at Presbyterian Española Hospital with a long-term goal of working in the trauma center at University Hospital in Albuquerque.

$1,000 Nightingale Nursing Scholarships are awarded annually by the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence to students in ADN, BSN, RN-to-BSN, and advanced nursing degree programs.

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Coordinator, Student Accounts Receivable (Re-advertisement)

Coordinates and oversees the student accounts receivable and cashiering activities.  Oversees and coordinates billing, collection, reconciliation to the general ledger and compilation of accounts receivable reports.

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

Department: Business Office        FLSA: Exempt


  • Responsible for the review and maintenance of all student accounts including collection accounts
  • Communicates with students regarding their student accounts. Answers detailed questions regarding payment options, student accounts, and occasionally, student financial aid questions as they pertain to accounts receivable.  Arrange payment plans for students;
  • Serve as the liaison between the college and third party providers; process invoices to third party agencies;
  • Post and prepare all exemptions to include Employee Waivers, Education Waivers, Dependent Waivers and all miscellaneous waivers;
  • Work with Financial Aid, Registrar, Bookstore and Admissions to ensure all transactions transmitted to student accounts are current and accurate;
  • Process and distribute student account statements and collection letters;
  • Prepare reimbursements for students – downloading and auditing information from Financial Aid and processing all computerized feeds to load information into the Accounts Payable module for check/direct deposit processing;
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the Student Accounts Receivable component of the Banner Student Module; serves as the primary liaison to the Information Technology Services division to test all software upgrades and new Banner functionality;
  • Recommends new hires, trains, oversee, and evaluate staff in the Student Accounts Receivable and Cashiering section of the Business Office;
  • Interacts with internal and external auditors, participates in auditing projects, or provides information and access to accounting records as required;
  • Monitors aging of accounts receivable and initiates programs to facilitate collection of invoices; reconciles or oversees reconciliation of aging to the general ledger on a monthly basis. Reconcile SAR general ledger accounts. Reconcile and prepare bad debt adjustment at fiscal year-end;
  • Prepare annual tax forms (1098-T);
  • Maintain customer confidence and protect operations by keeping all student and financial data confidential; comply with FERPA requirements;
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field.  Five (5) years of accounting experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   Knowledge and experience working with Ellucian Banner and TouchNet.


  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports;
  • Ability to work with frequent, substantive contacts with people in highly stressful situations; delicacy and unpredictability of contacts routinely create strain or stress on a regular basis;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Knowledge and understanding of billing and collection concepts, policies, and processes;
  • Knowledge and understanding of computerized accounting systems;
  • Knowledge of financial and accounting principles and procedures as related to accounts receivable;
  • Ability to lead and train staff, and to organize, prioritize, and schedule work assignments;
  • Advanced skills in MS Access, Excel and Word;
  • Skill in analyzing continuous quality improvement needs and opportunities, and implementing responsive strategies and procedures;
  • Ability to analyze complex information, and to define and solve problems;
  • Must be able to analyze and resolve accounting/system problems.


  • No or very limited physical effort required;
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  A complete application must include:  1) a letter of interest; 2) resume; 3) names/address/telephone numbers of 3 professional references; 4) copies of unofficial transcripts conferring required degree.

Candidates who are invited for on-campus interviews will be required to submit official transcripts.

References will be contacted in conjunction with on-campus interviews.

Required application materials should be sent to:  donna.castro@nnmc.edu.




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