Spring 2016 Graduates Celebrate Success, Reflect on Challenges

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Spring 2016 Graduates Celebrate Success, Reflect on Challenges

Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony – “Never Give Up Your Dreams”

A crowd of friends and family gathered on Saturday, May 14 at Eagle Memorial Gymnasium to celebrate the 38th Annual Commencement Ceremony with over one hundred Northern students receiving degrees and certificates.

The ceremony featured a Deer Dance from the Tewa Language and Culture Group from Española Public Schools, a commencement speech from renowned New Mexico journalist David Roybal, and inspiring student speakers Gabriella Trujillo and Alfredo Lima.

Gabriella Trujillo, who graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Biology program, told the audience about her meaningful experience studying neuroscience with Dr. Ulises Ricoy in Northern’s infamous ‘Cockroach Lab’. She described not only the academic benefits, such as being exposed to rigorous research that has prepared her for grad school and a career, but also the solid relationships she forged with fellow student researchers in the lab. Trujillo is still considering her options post graduation, which are abundant , and plans to explore those options while working at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in the upcoming year. “I am considering medical school to become a pediatrician, veterinary medicine, or seeking a master’s degree in either neuroscience or microbiology,” said Trujillo.

Alfredo Lima graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Associate Degree Nursing Program and shared with the audience lessons learned as the native Brazilian faced the challenges of adapting to a new culture and language while pursing a rigorous degree program in nursing. “Never give up your dreams,” he said while describing the role the entire Northern community has played in helping him to reach graduation day. “Not a single person has left me behind… I am happy to say this place where I’ve received this helping hand is Northern New Mexico College.”

David Roybal, a journalist and biographer, was the main commencement speaker and spoke eloquently about equal opportunity and discrimination. “Our country falls short with this,” Roybal told graduates, “and despite your accomplishments, systemic discrimination could still stifle your careers.” He offered a few examples, including his own experience becoming the first Hispanic editor of his university student newspaper. Roybal also highlighted accomplishments of a few Northern Spring 2016 graduates who pushed through barriers to achieve their goals.

The conferring of degrees was followed by an informal reception with family and friends outside the gymnasium.

Browse the Spring 2016 Commencement Photo Album

 

High School Equivalency Graduation Ceremony – Looking to the Future

On Friday, May 13 just over sixty students received a high school equivalency credential at Northern. Their friends and family filled the Center for the Arts auditorium making a standing-room-only crowd. Student speakers Blanca Quezada-Dominguez and Derek J. Hice spoke about their experiences of making the decision to reapply themselves to their education and make a better future for themselves.

Quezada-Dominguez, who will be continuing on at Northern in the Cosmetology program, said her daughter’s words had a profound impact on her returning to school. “If you had finished high school I would have had a better life,” her daughter told her. “And if you had finished college I would have had an even better life.”

Hice, who plans to attend police academy, described struggles in his life that led him to leave school at a young age. Instead of feeling bad about his past decisions, Hice said the HEP (High School Equivalency Program) at Northern helped him look forward to a bright future. “The people from HEP did not care about my past, they were only concerned about my future,” said Hice.

Northern’s Spring 2016 high school equivalency graduates inspired everyone in attendance with their dedication and self-determination, and the feeling of positive momentum was palpable in the auditorium.

Browse the Spring 2016 HSE Graduation Photo Album

 

Nurse Pinning Ceremony – A Historical Right of Passage

Twelve Associate Degree Nursing graduates gathered in the Center for the Arts auditorium with friends and family earlier in the day on Friday, May 13 to celebrate the traditional nurse pinning ceremony, a ceremony that, according to ADN professor Nancy Novak, dates back to Queen Victoria’s presentation of a special pin to Florence Nightingale, recognizing Nightingale’s exemplary nursing efforts during the Crimean War.

Nursing faculty Ronnie O’Halloran, Chris Young, Nancy Novak, and Ana X Guttiérez Sisneros presented the soon-to-be ADN graduates with their pins. “Over five-hundred ADN students have done the pinning ceremony at Northern,” said Novak. “It is a right of passage that each nurse takes.

Student speakers Cathy Westley and Alfredo Lima described some of the challenges and rewards of pursing a nursing degree.

Westley, who is also President of the Student Nursing Association, said, “This is a very special day for my classmates and me; we could not have made it through this without each other. These are men and women who never gave up and never will give up.”

Keynote speaker at the pinning ceremony, Lucas Gonzales, former faculty member at Northern, told those gathered, “Nursing school is very demanding—it puts the hardiest of souls to the test—it’s a formidable course of study, but it has to be. You will no doubt be called upon to give life-saving interventions at some point in your career. You will never stop learning as long as you are in the nursing profession.”

While the pinning ceremony marks an official welcome to the nursing profession from the faculty who journeyed with each of the ADN students through their program, it is not the end of the road for the nursing graduates. Before entering the profession, each one must pass board exams to receive registered nurse (RN) licensure, a feat that the ADN faculty work hard to prepare each student for throughout their ADN studies.

Browse the Spring 2016 Nurse Pinning Ceremony Photo Album

Job Posting, Engineering

Assistant Professor for the College of Engineering & Technology

This job posting will be used for multiple hires.

The nine month faculty will be teaching in the Information Engineering Technology (IET) programs, both undergraduate and graduate (certificate). The faculty will be responsible for teaching and developing labs in two or more of the following areas: programming, web systems, applications for mobile devices, databases, cybersecurity, and computer networks.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Teaching courses in the IET program
• Mentoring students in research and capstone projects
• Develop laboratory experiences for the courses the faculty will be teaching
• Seek and apply to public and private fund opportunities
• Advise students regarding curriculum and career matters
• Assessment and evaluation of student outcomes
• Participate in recruitment and retention initiatives

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Master of Science degree or PhD (preferred) in Computer Science (CS), Computer Engineering (CE), Electrical Engineering (EE), Information Technology (IT) or related field.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

• Ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
• Ability to develop hands-on lab material in his/her own areas of interest (e.g., programming, web systems, mobile device applications, databases, cybersecurity, and computer networks).
• Strong presentation and communication skills.
• Commitment to adopt and implement industrial certification tracks, such as Cisco, VMWare, LPI, etc.
• Ability to advise and interact closely with students, engage in research, and participate in recruitment and retention efforts.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office and classroom setting, Must be able to conduct business in different locations and/or buildings. Work hours may vary to include teaching in evenings and weekends .Occasional Travel may be required.

Please submit a letter of interest, resume/CV, and transcript(s). A teaching philosophy or letters of reference will also support your application packet.

Email this packet to: ndelatorre@nnmc.edu Or Mail: Northern New Mexico College Office of Human Resources, Attn: Nanette De La Torre, 921 Paseo de Oñate Española, NM 87532

Closing Date:  June 18, 2016

EEO/AA Employer

Northern New Mexico College serves a diverse multicultural population and is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, veteran status or disability, or any other protected class in its programs, activities or employment.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It not designated to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Northern to Honor Spring 2016 Graduates at Commencement Ceremony Saturday

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Northern to Honor Spring 2016 Graduates at Commencement Ceremony Saturday

The thirty-eighth annual Spring Commencement Ceremony this Saturday will recognize the accomplishments of over 100 graduating Northern students. The Commencement Ceremony offers a special time for graduates and their friends and families to gather and celebrate the hard work and dedication that has led each one of them to this momentous occasion.

The main commencement speaker will be David Roybal, an Española native and one of New Mexico's most respected journalists. Student speakers at the event will be Alfredo Lima and Gabriella Trujillo, both remarkable students with inspiring stories of persistence and dedication that has led to success. Ms. Candace Vargas, who will be receiving her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at Saturday's ceremony, will be singing the national anthem at the beginning of the event. Graduates, friends and family attending the 2016 Spring Commencement Ceremony are encouraged to review the graduation information at Northern's website.

Congratulations Spring 2016 Graduates! You make us #NorthernProud!

College of Arts & Sciences

Biology, Chemistry & Environmental Science

Brandon Carlos Fernandez (AS Environmental Science)

Matthew Anthony Herrera (AS Environmental Science)

Vanessa N. Lopez, Cum Laude, PTK (AS Environmental Science)

Andres B. Romero (AS Environmental Science)

Max R. Villa (AS Environmental Science)

Aspen Jean Lowance (BS Biology)

Bridget D. Ortiz, Magna Cum Laude (BS Biology)

Oliver Josiah Oviedo, Summa Cum Laude (BS Biology)

Gabriella Florentina Trujillo, Summa Cum Laude (BS Biology)

Suzanne Victoria Whiteford, Cum Laude, PTK (BS Biology)

Danielle I. Clow (BS Environmental Science)

Julie Dolan, Cum Laude (BS Environmental Science)

Justin J. Madrid (BS Environmental Science)

Albert Nick Roybal (BS Environmental Science)

Fine Arts

Isaac Miguel Martinez, Magna Cum Laude (AA Film & Digital Media Arts)

Humanities, Social Sciences, Language & Letters

Sonia Araiza Loya (AA Criminal Justice)

DeAndra C. Fresquez (AA Criminal Justice)

Fermin Hernandez (AA Criminal Justice)

Adrian Alexis Infante Solis (AA Criminal Justice)

Kristina L. Ortiz (AA Criminal Justice)

Chastity Sandoval, Cum Laude (AA Criminal Justice)

Marisa Kara Chavez (AA General Psychology)

Destinee D. Herrera (AA General Psychology)

Frankye Kishah Serrano (AA General Psychology)

Randi Sowers (AA General Psychology)

Jennifer Rosalie Valdez, Magna Cum Laude (AA General Psychology)

Bernadette Gloria Gutierrez (AA Substance Abuse Counselor)

Frankye Kishah Serrano (AA Substance Abuse Counselor)

Abe Joseph Peralta (BAIS Humanities)

Danielle Angela Yingling Archuleta (BAIS Psychology)

Charles Michael Bracken (BAIS Psychology)

Har Dev Singh Khalsa, Cum Laude (BAIS Psychology)

Patrice Marshall (BAIS Psychology)

John Robert Martinez, Cum Laude (BAIS Psychology)

Alana E. Naranjo (BAIS Psychology)

Alexandria M. Ortiz (BAIS Psychology)

Naomi Crystal Ortiz (BAIS Psychology)

Tamara Shayne Valdez, Cum Laude (BAIS Psychology)

Math & Physical Science

Amy Ann Rendon, Magna Cum Laude (BS Mathematics)

Candace Sarah Vargas (BS Mathematics)

College of Business Administration

Mikal Ceronowski, Cum Laude  (Cert Barbering)

Rafael Escamilla Madrid (Cert Barbering)

Amanda Suzanne Maestas, Cum Laude (AAS Cosmetology)

Andy R. Archuleta (AA Business Administration)

Veronica Escobar, Magna Cum Laude (AA Business Administration)

Daniel A. Garcia (AA Business Administration)

Melissa A. Gipson (AA Business Administration)

Ross Griego Magna, Cum Laude, PTK (AA Business Administration)

Matthew Christain Lasiloo (AA Business Administration)

Leticia L. Munoz Grady (AA Business Administration)

Iris J. Naranjo (AA Business Administration)

Monica L. Naranjo (AA Business Administration)

Thelma Tapia (AA Business Administration)

Brittney C. Vigil (AA Business Administration)

Kimberly S. Yates (AA Business Administration)

Ashton Blake Johnson (BBA Accounting)

Amanda R. Martinez (BBA Accounting)

Stephanie Aragon, Magna, Cum Laude (BBA Business Admin./Management)

Suzanne Elliott, Cum Laude (BBA Business Admin./Management)

Jennifer Dawn Lucero (BBA Business Admin./Management)

Monique N. Romero (BBA Business Admin./Management)

Emma Alicia Tyra, Summa Cum Laude (BBA Business Admin./Management)

Matthew J. Valencia (BBA Business Admin./Management)

Ericka L. Zabala, Cum Laude, PTK (BBA Business Admin./Management)

Adela A. Chavez, Cum Laude (BBA Project Management)

Suzanne Elliott, Cum Laude (BBA Project Management)

Lawrence J. Gutierrez, Cum Laude (BBA Project Management)

Amanda R. Martinez (BBA Project Management)

Marcus E. Vigil, Magna Cum Laude (BBA Project Management)

Ericka L. Zabala, Cum Laude, PTK  (BBA Project Management)

College of Education

Ericka Marie Montoya, Magna Cum Laude (AA Elementary Education)

Nitzia Vianey Salinas (AA Elementary Education)

Anna Christine Fernandez (ALP Elementary (K-8))

Julie A. Salazar (ALP Elementary (K-8))

Cary A. Thrall (ALP Elementary (K-8))

Wilmer Alfredo Chavarria (ALP Secondary (7-12))

Rebecca Noel Jones (ALP Secondary (7-12))

Lanell Rae Matt-Sanchez (ALP Secondary (7-12))

Sahadri R. Khalsa (ALP Special Education)

Ericka Marie Montoya, Magna Cum Laude (BA Elementary Education)

College of Engineering and Technology

Terry G. Sexton, Cum Laude (Cert ABR Non-Structural Analysis & Damage; Cert ABR Refinishing; Cert ABR Structural Analysis & Damage; AAS Auto Body Repair)

Frank A. Naranjo (AAS Computer Aided Drafting)

Gilbert F. Viarrial (AAS Electrical Technology)

Ryan Nicholas Baca (AEng Information Engineering Technology)

Sergio Rene Cordova, PTK (AEng Information Engineering Technology)

Chase William Harrison, Cum Laude (AEng Information Engineering Technology)

Felicia C. Martinez (AEng Information Engineering Technology)

Margaret Alire (AEng Pre-Engineering)

Ariadne G. Bito (AEng Software Engineering)

Clarence Kuisseu Sandjon (BEng Information Engineering Technology)

Amanda E. Valdez (BEng Information Engineering Technology)

Christopher Johnson, Magna Cum Laude (BEng Mechanical Engineering)

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Aspen B. Tewa (AAS Massage Therapy)

Melissa Nichole Benson (AAS Nursing)

Lynn Marie Pedro, Cum Laude (AAS Nursing)

Hunter Marie Stermer (AAS Nursing)

Katrina D. Wilson (AAS Nursing)

Stephanie Branch (AS Nursing)

Rowane Dee Burdette (AS Nursing)

Samantha Cardenas (AS Nursing)

Lorenzo I. Garcia (AS Nursing)

Alfredo Viola Lima, Magna Cum Laude (AS Nursing)

Katricia Feliz Salazar, Cum Laude, PTK (AS Nursing)

Sierra Alexa Trujillo, Cum Laude (AS Nursing)

Cathy Joy Westley, Cum Laude (AS Nursing)

Peter F. Lyne, Magna Cum Laude (BSN Nursing)

Leanna Amanda Martinez, Cum Laude, PTK (BSN Nursing)

Lilliana R. Martinez (BSN Nursing)

 

Job Posting

Safety & Security Officer I

Under the direct supervision of the Safety & Security supervisor, this position will provide security functions for the College that include physical security and safety of faculty, staff and students, facilities, and assets. The incumbent will conduct highly visible campus patrols, inspections, and escort services as required; respond to all college related calls for assistance; initiate or assist in investigations of incidents as required or directed and must maintain confidentiality. The incumbent may be assigned to work any shift which may include weekends and holidays at the Espanola or El Rito Campus.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Maintain College Safety & Security needs of all College Community.
• Enforce all statutes and policies.
• Contact Emergency responders as required.
• Investigate and report to supervisor all noted incidents, hazards and accidents in a timely fashion
• Responsible for arming/disarming of alarms. Record and report all alarm incidents to supervisor.
• Work special events or college activities.
• Provides escort services when requested.
• Assist supervisor to monitor security equipment, cameras surveillance when directed.
• Responsible to keep security vehicle and equipment clean & in working order.
• Prepares daily activity logs by the end of each shift and incident reports with in same working shift.
• Provide First Aid/CPR when requested/required.
• Responsible for making sure college is not left unattended without a guard during shift. Must not leave shift until other guard arrives for shift change.
• Contact emergency responders as required.
• Review shift logs and report safety incidents in a timely fashion to supervisor.
• Daily locking and unlocking of all college property.
• Conduct or assist with incident, accident or other investigations.
• Patrol buildings and grounds of the college (interior and exterior) to ensure the safety and security of the physical structures, and its permissible occupants; and to ensure all statues and Policies are being appropriately followed.
• All other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

High School Diploma or GED.
One (1) year of experience in security or law enforcement and police reporting procedures.
Preference will be given to applicants who are CPR certified.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Must have and maintain a valid New Mexico driver’s license with a good driving record.
The incumbent may be assigned to work any shift which may include holidays at the Espanola or El Rito Campus.
Must maintain confidentiality.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

• Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
• Ability to walk, run, climb multiple staircases, bend, and stoop, carry 50 pounds minimum.
• Knowledge of Basic computer skills with Microsoft Office suite and other industry- driven software.
• Knowledge of access control of Avigilon Security Camera System.
• Good verbal and written communication skills with ability to prepare reports.
• Ability to drive College Security Motor Vehicle.
• Ability to assist supervisor to identify and gather evidence to be able to support findings and conclusions.
• Ability to take direction and carry out mission defined duties.
• Ability to work with and maintain confidential information.
• Ability to work with minimum supervision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

• Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
• No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
• No or very limited physical effort required.

Send letter of interest, current resume to: Northern New Mexico College, Attn: Nanette De La Torre, 921 Paseo de Oñate, Española, NM 87532 or email to ndelatorre@nnmc.edu.

EEO/AA Employer

Northern New Mexico College serves a diverse multicultural population and is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, veteran status or disability, or any other protected class in its programs, activities or employment.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It not designated to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Job Posting, Internal Job Post

Assistant Professor of Integrated Studies (Internal Employees)

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Northern New Mexico College invites applications for a nine (9) month, non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to teach in our unique B.A. in Integrated Studies and to oversee the advisement/implementation of the Self-Design concentration. The ideal candidate will teach courses in psychology, substance abuse, and/or core courses in Interdisciplinary Studies (Foundations to Integrated Studies, Integrated Studies II, and Integrated Studies III), receiving a course reduction for intensive self-design advisement. Since the Self-Design major will emphasize online, evening, and weekend courses, primary consideration will be given to applicants with a detailed understanding of online pedagogy.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Teach 3 Courses per semester (20 percent each = 60 percent)
• Oversee and co-ordinate individual degree plans in Self-Design Major
• Attend Departmental Meetings
• Attend Faculty Meetings and Committees (at least 2)
• Student Advising

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Master’s degree in psychology, counselling or related field. Doctorate preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

• Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
• Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
• Knowledge of online course delivery.
• Teaching experience.
• Experience with a variety of teaching resources, media and technologies, including computer-aided instruction and/or online instruction technologies.
• Ability to articulate and support the NNMC philosophy with a strong commitment to teaching and learning in an academic setting.
• Ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

• Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office and/or classroom environment.
• No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
• No or very limited physical effort required.

A complete application must include (sent as a pdf document): 1) Letter of interest addressing required and preferred qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) copy of unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts are required at the time of an offer to interview), 4) three letters of recommendation (two of which focus on the applicant’s teaching ability and potential) 5) the names/mailing addresses/email addresses/phone numbers of three current professional references (not older than one year), 6) Teaching Philosophy Statement, and 7) Research Interest Statement.

Submit to: Northern New Mexico College, Office of Human Resources, Attn: Nanette De La Torre, 921 Paseo de Oñate, Española, NM 87532 or email ndelatorre@nnmc.edu. Additional documentation may be requested from semi-finalists.

EEO/AA Employer

Northern New Mexico College serves a diverse multicultural population and is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, veteran status or disability, or any other protected class in its programs, activities or employment.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It not designated to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Generosity of Conoco Phillips Continues to Bolster Engineering at Northern

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Generosity of Conoco Phillips Continues to Bolster Engineering at Northern

The College of Engineering and Technology at Northern recently received a generous grant of $12,750 from Conoco Phillips to improve student learning outcomes through changes to basic math and physics curriculum for engineering students. In the fall of 2015, Conoco Phillips also gave $6000 to the College of Engineering and Technology (article here), which was applied to providing enhanced learning and study environments at the state-of-the-art SERPA (Solar Energy Research Park and Academy) building.

“Physics for us is a bottleneck because it’s a class that students struggle with, and because of that students become frustrated and drop the program, or they continue but encounter delays,” said Dr. Ivan Lopez, Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology, while explaining the college's plans to revise the basic engineering curriculum.

The curriculum changes have now been approved by Northern administrators and will be implemented beginning with the Fall 2016 semester. For math, rather than take a one-semester Introductory Math for Engineering Applications class, students will complete the foundational math during a two-semester class that allows more time to grasp the necessary theories and concepts, and integrates more hands-on applications.

For physics, rather than take Engineering Physics I and II, students will now take Physics for Engineers I, II and III, thus spreading the foundational physics coursework out over three semesters instead of two, again, with the intention of allowing students more time to grasp the integral concepts. Additionally, the physics coursework will also involve a new physics lab, created by engineers for engineering students.

“One of my mantras is integration,” said Dr. Steve Cox, a member of the engineering faculty who will be heading up design of the new physics lab. “Often the physicists design the physics labs, the computer scientists design the computation labs. But we’re wanting to integrate theory, experimentation and computation as if they are three points on a triangle, integrating these three together in the same lab with an experience particularly designed for engineering students.”

For more information about engineering at Northern visit the College of Engineering and Technology online.

Uncategorized, Job Posting

Full-time Nursing Faculty/Clinical Coordinator College of Nursing and Health Sciences (Tenure Track)

The Full-time Faculty/Clinical Coordinator will work in collaboration with faculty in the associate and baccalaureate degree nursing programs to coordinate all aspects of the student clinical practicum experience, and act as a liaison with clinical sites. Additional duties include teaching, scholarship, service, and student advisement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Ensure that all clinical instructors and students fulfill the pre-placement requirements of the clinical agency (i.e. CPR, health and immunization requirements, completion of orientation modules, criminal background checks, urine drug screens, etc.)
2. Maintain a record of the above requirements for both students and course team instructors in both the associate degree nursing program and RN to BSN Program.
3. Ensure that all clinical requirements are current and on file in the nursing office prior to the start of clinical rotations each semester.
4. Enter student/instructor clinical agency requirements in the appropriate institutional designated grid.
5. Attend clinical meetings with faculty and clinical agencies regarding clinical experiences as required.
6. Coordinate annual fingerprinting, criminal background checks, and drug screening requirements.
7. Provide the clinical agency unit nurse manager with the course syllabus and information, including: schedules, scope of students’ learning activities, course outcomes, learning activities, and contact information for faculty prior to the beginning of the clinical experience.
8. Act as liaison with clinical sites and agency nurse educators to facilitate positive clinical learning experiences
9. Establish new clinical partnership sites for the nursing programs as needed.
10. Maintain current clinical agency contracts.
11. Coordinate clinical rotations in collaboration with faculty and the clinical facility.
12. Coordinate all aspects of the clinical preceptor experience in both the ADN and RN to BSN Program.
13. Teach 4-9 contact hours/credits each semester in either the ADN or RN to BSN Program depending on program needs per program faculty guidelines (see ADN FT Faculty job description and BSN Faculty job description).
14. Participate in college and community service per Faculty Handbook guidelines.
15. Attend nursing program faculty meetings.
16. Maintain regular office hours.
17. Participate in student advisement activities.
18. Participate in professional scholarship activities.

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Master’s degree in nursing required.
Previous teaching experience preferred; two years of full-time clinical experience in the areas of teaching responsibility preferred.
Current, unencumbered RN license in the state of New Mexico or compact state;
Current healthcare provider CPR.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

A minimum of thirty-five hours per week. Flexible schedule. Ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Current, unencumbered RN license in the state of New Mexico or compact state.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

• Excellent demonstrated written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Personable and courteous in working relationships with colleagues, students, and the public.
• Ability to work with a wide range of individuals (students, staff, faculty, public) and with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
• Teaching experience.
• Ability to effectively provide a classroom atmosphere that is conducive to learning. Ability to address multiple learning styles in classroom teaching. Experience with a variety of teaching resources.
• Ability to maintain clinical competence in area of teaching.
• Good computer software skills – Microsoft Office, email and electronic calendar.
• Ability to introduce computer technology into the classroom and laboratory and willing to explore new course delivery methods.
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to attend to details and meet deadlines.
• Ability to work as a team member.
• Ability to work and make decisions with minimal supervision.
• Disciplined and able to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to role model professional nursing behaviors.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

• Work is normally performed in a classroom, clinical setting, and in an office setting. A minimum of thirty-five hours per week as necessary to complete job duties.
• Teaching load will be determined by programmatic needs and employee’s area of expertise
• No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
• No or very limited physical effort required.

To Apply: Submit a letter of application, current vitae, and the names and addresses of at least three references to: Northern New Mexico College, Attn: Nanette De La Torre, 921 Paseo de Oñate, Española, NM 87532 or email to ndelatorre@nnmc.edu.

Position is open until filled.

EEO/AA Employer

Northern New Mexico College serves a diverse multicultural population and is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, veteran status or disability, or any other protected class in its programs, activities or employment.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It not designated to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Uncategorized, Job Posting

Full-time Nursing Faculty Associate Degree Nursing Program (Tenure Track)

Full -time faculty members of Northern New Mexico College’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program assist the program Director to develop, implement, and evaluate the nursing curriculum. Duties include student advisement, curriculum development, program evaluation, teaching in the classroom and clinical setting, evaluation of student learning, college and community service, scholarship, and other duties as assigned in accordance with the mission, vision, and purpose of the ADN program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel within this classification.
Teaching
1. Conduct assigned classes in accordance with the program’s vision, mission, and student learning outcomes.
2. Develop and revise assigned course and clinical syllabi.
3. Provide a course syllabus to all students enrolled in each course that includes all course requirements and assignments.
4. Establish and utilize a Blackboard® shell for each course following the ADN program guidelines for use of Blackboard® in the ADN curriculum.
5. Acquaint students with course content and requirements during the first week of scheduled class.
6. Meet every assigned class at its designated time except for emergency situations and approved absences.
7. Arrange for coverage of classes during planned absences.
8. Maintain a well-ordered classroom that is conducive to learning.
9. Maintain accurate attendance records of students enrolled in each class.
10. Maintain accurate scholastic records of students enrolled in each class and submit reports according to schedule to the Registrar’s Office.
11. Utilize a variety of teaching methods to accommodate the learning styles of the students.
12. Demonstrate a command of the subject matter in area of teaching.
13. Respect diverse cultural backgrounds.
14. Encourages student participation and questions.
15. Model and encourage a collaborative faculty-student relationship.
16. Serve as a role model for students in professional and personal interactions.
17. Functions as Lead Faculty for assigned courses. Report all irregularities, questions, or problems concerning instruction to program director.

Evaluation
18. Evaluate student academic coursework in both didactic and clinical courses.
19. Participate in peer evaluations of teaching when requested.
20. Review student evaluations of assigned courses and utilize feedback for planning and implementing future courses.
21. Complete a Course Report at the end of each semester and/or course.
22. Participate in program planning in response to student program evaluation feedback.
23. Participate in program planning in response to clinical evaluation feedback.
24. Participates in program planning in response to employer satisfaction surveys.
Curricula
25. Assist with the design, revision and implementation of curricula.
26. Participate in the evaluation of curriculum.

Additional responsibilities for nursing faculty teaching clinical courses:
27. Participate in clinical orientation as required by individual clinical agencies.
28. Make clinical assignments for students at the clinical setting, unless otherwise indicated.
29. Supervise students in patient care area in collaboration with agency staff.
30. Model professional behavior and standards of nursing practice.
31. Conduct pre and post conferences with students.
32. Schedule make-up clinical as needed.
33. Maintain ongoing weekly evaluation of individual student progress in the clinical area.
34. Provide timely ongoing verbal and written feedback to students.
35. Promote effective coping strategies for students experiencing stress in the clinical setting.
36. Keep the ADN program director informed regarding issues that arise with students and clinical sites.
37. Maintain professional relationships with clinical agencies.

Advising
1. Serve as an advisor for nursing students and nursing tracking students.
2. Post and keep a minimum of five office hours per week that are convenient to students who seek assistance with academic advising and coursework.
3. Assist students with course scheduling and provide academic guidance.
5. Schedule regular meetings with students who are at risk of being unsuccessful in a course or the nursing program.
6. Develops remediation plans with students.
7. Assists students in identifying and utilizing resources that may contribute to their success.
8. Refer students having scholastic or other problems to appropriate student support services.

Service
Program Service

1. Attend and participate in ADN program faculty meetings.
1. Participate in ADN Program accreditation reviews and reports.
2. Participate in the evaluation and revision of ADN Program student and faculty policies.
3. Participate in nursing student orientation (fall and spring).
4. Make recommendations regarding equipment needs, software purchases, and equipment maintenance contracts.
5. Participate in the budget planning process.
6. Model professional behavior and standards of practice while in the workplace.
7. Attend the ADN pinning ceremony.
College Service
1. Participate in Faculty Senate committee work.
2. Participate in college-wide committees.
3. Participate in publicizing and disseminating information about the ADN program to interested students and community stakeholders.
4. Attend bi-annual NNMC commencement ceremonies (winter and spring).
Community Service
1. Participate in community service activities

Scholarship
1. Participate in scholarship according to the ADN Program definition of scholarship

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Master’s degree in nursing required.
Previous teaching experience preferred; two years of full-time clinical experience in the areas of teaching responsibility preferred.
Current, unencumbered RN license in the state of New Mexico or compact state;
Current healthcare provider CPR.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

A minimum of thirty-five hours per week. Flexible schedule. Ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Current, unencumbered RN license in the state of New Mexico or compact state.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

• Knowledge of associate degree nursing programs.
• Knowledge of evidence based teaching strategies.
• Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Personable and courteous in working relationships with colleagues, students, and the public.
• Ability to work with a wide range of individuals (students, staff, faculty, public) and with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
• Ability to effectively provide a classroom atmosphere that is conducive to learning. Ability to address multiple learning styles in classroom teaching. Experience with a variety of teaching resources.
• Ability to maintain clinical competence in area of teaching.
• Ability to introduce computer technology into the classroom and laboratory and willingness to explore new course delivery methods.
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to attend to details and meet deadlines.
• Good computer software skills – Microsoft Office, email, and electronic calendar.
• Ability to role model professional nursing behaviors.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is normally performed in a classroom, clinical setting, and in an office setting. A minimum of thirty-five hours per week as necessary to complete job duties. Teaching load will not exceed 12-15 contact hours per semester, unless teaching overload is approved by the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Teaching load may be divided between theory and clinical instruction.
• No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
• No or very limited physical effort required.

To Apply: Submit a letter of application, current vitae, and the names and addresses of at least three references to: Northern New Mexico College, Attn: Nanette De La Torre, 921 Paseo de Oñate, Española, NM 87532 or email to ndelatorre@nnmc.edu.

Position is open until filled.

EEO/AA Employer

Northern New Mexico College serves a diverse multicultural population and is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, veteran status or disability, or any other protected class in its programs, activities or employment.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It not designated to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

12th Annual Academic Research, Creativity, and Scholarship Symposium Highlights Northern Student Projects

News, General

12th Annual Academic Research, Creativity, and Scholarship Symposium Highlights Northern Student Projects

Northern New Mexico College hosted its 12th Annual Academic Research, Creativity, and Scholarship Symposium on Thursday, May 5, highlighting student activities across various disciplines at Northern, including biology, psychology, education, and engineering. The enthusiastic buzz of conversation filling the second floor of the Ben Lujan Library during the four hours of the symposium made it clear that students and faculty are excited about undergraduate student research at Northern.

“Two semesters of hard but exciting work came together where I had once doubted myself in the beginning,” said Har Dev Singh Khalsa, one of the students presenting at the symposium. “I had a great time, enjoyed working on my own topic in Yoga and meditation, and thanks to my guide and research consultant, Dr. Stephanie Amedeo Marquez, I learned a great deal about the passion, diligence, and rewards of scientific research."

“The symposium is a great opportunity for students to showcase their research projects, to improve their oral presentation skills and to round up a whole semester or year of work in a comprehensible layout,” said Dr. Brenda Linnell, one of the faculty members who helped organize this year’s symposium. “The symposium is open to all Northern students and we always look forward to this event each year for the rest of the community to see what’s happening in their classes and research.”

Students presented summaries of their projects via poster boards set up around the presentation space, and were available to talk with people who had questions or comments about their projects. View pictures from the symposium here: Go to photo album.


Student Researchers at the 2016 Symposium (Faculty Mentor)

Amanda Abeyta, Biology (Dr. Travis Robbins)

JoRonda Abeyta, Psychology (Dr. Stephanie Amedeo Marquez)

Patrick Bendegue, Engineering and Technology (Dr. Jorge Crichigno)

Charles Bracken, Psychology (Dr. Stephanie Amedeo Marquez)

Lazar Cvijovic, Engineering and Technology (Dr. Vishal Mehta)

Julie Dolan, Environmental Science (Dr. Joaquin Gallegos)

MaegenLynn Griego, Biology (Dr. Mario Izaguirre-Sierra)

Christopher Johnson, Engineering and Technology (Dr. Vishal Mehta)

Har Dev Singh Khalsa, Psychology (Dr. Stephanie Amedeo Marquez)

Aspen Lowance, Biology (Dr. Ulises Ricoy)

Brigitte Madory, Psychology (Dr. Stephanie Amedeo Marquez)

Michaela Maestas, Education (Dr. Rose Cavalcante)

Patrice Marshall, Psychology (Dr. Stephanie Amedeo Marquez)

Britney Martinez, Biology (Dr. Mario Izaguirre-Sierra)

John Martinez, Psychology (Dr. Stephanie Amedeo Marquez)

Leah Martinez, Education (Dr. Rose Cavalcante)

Alana Naranjo, Psychology (Dr. Stephanie Amedeo Marquez)

Maria Orozco, Biology (Dr. Mario Izaguirre-Sierra)

Alexandria Ortiz, Psychology (Dr. Stephanie Amedeo Marquez)

Bridget Ortiz, Biology (Dr. Ulises Ricoy)

Naomi Ortiz, Psychology (Dr. Stephanie Amedeo Marquez)

Shana Porter, Psychology (Dr. Stephanie Amedeo Marquez)

Melany Rodriguez Bernal, Biology (Dr. Mario Izaguirre-Sierra)

Clarence Sandjon, Engineering and Technology (Dr. Jorge Crichigno)

Cesar Trevizo, Engineering and Technology (Dr. As his Nandy and Mr. Raul Peralta)

Gabriella Trujillo, Biology (Dr. Ulises Ricoy)

Suzanne Whiteford, Biology (Dr. Travis Robbins)

Danielle Yingling Archuleta, Psychology (Dr. Stephanie Amedeo Marquez)

 

Job Posting, Internal Job Post, Biology

Assistant Professor of Biology – Anatomy and Physiology (Internal Employees)

The Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science (BCES) at Northern New Mexico College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Teach lower and upper division courses in anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and biochemistry.
• Assist with development, implementation and evaluation of policies and procedures as related to programs of instruction.
• Participate in faculty in-service training as necessary to provide effective and efficient programs of instruction and promote faculty development activities as required.
• Identify and coordinate implementation of any necessary changes in curricular offerings commensurate with community needs and specifically student needs. This will include assisting with school catalog development as related to curricular offerings.
• Establish dialogue and work in collaboration with secondary and pre-secondary pipeline institutions and programs.
• Participate in industry or community related initiatives that support professional development, program development, community objectives, and the missions of the Department, College, and Institution.
• Assist on matters related to institutional accreditation efforts and on matters related to grant writing and administration.
• Pursue research that includes undergraduate involvement.

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Minimum: PhD in biology or a related discipline (ex: Physiology, Biochemistry, Anatomy); Preferred: two (2) years of Postdoctoral experience and service in Minority Serving Institutions. Three years of teaching experience in Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, and Biochemistry, preferably at a 4 or 2 year, post-secondary institution.

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following:
• Demonstrated record of research in biology or related field and demonstrated ability to develop a nationally-competitive research program with a focus on undergraduates.
• Demonstrated understanding and experience in broad biological issues and initiatives related to animal and/or human health sciences.
• Experience in STEM undergraduate research / education and Federal grant writing.
• Experience with a variety of teaching resources, media and technologies, including computer-aided instruction and/or online instruction technologies.
• Experience in serving the needs of multi-cultural students in an educational setting.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

• Knowledge of online course delivery.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Competency in presenting effective oral and written communications.
• Good computer software skills and experience with a variety of teaching resources, media and technologies, including computer-aided instruction and graphing calculators.
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to attend to details and meet deadlines.
• Demonstrated problem solving skills and self-starting skills.
• Ability in with serving the needs of multi-cultural students in an educational setting.
• Ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups.
• Ability to work as a team member.
• Ability to create a positive impression of the department and college while responding to the customers either by telephone or in person.
• Ability to introduce new state of the art computer technology into the classroom and laboratory and willing to explore new course delivery methods.
• Ability to coordinate, organize and anticipate details for special programs and events.
• Ability to juggle multiple/conflicting priorities and set priorities.
• The ability to independently manage the details of multiple programs and projects, to track activities and to meet deadlines.
• Ability to work and make decisions with minimal supervision.
• Ability to adapt to a changing environment.
• Ability to show flexibility in response to change and adapt to and accommodate new methods and procedures.
• Disciplined and able to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to articulate and support the community college philosophy with a strong commitment to teaching and learning in a community college setting.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office and classroom setting, Must be able to conduct business in different locations and/or buildings. Work hours may vary to include teaching in evenings and weekends. Occasional Travel may be required.

A complete application must include (sent as a single pdf document): 1) Cover Letter of addressing required and preferred qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) copy of official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts are required at the time of an offer to interview), 4) three letters of recommendation (two of which focus on the applicant’s teaching ability and potential) 5) the names/mailing addresses/email addresses/phone numbers of three current professional references (not older than one year), 6) Teaching Philosophy Statement, and 7) Research Interest Statement.

Submit to: Northern New Mexico College, Office of Human Resources, Attn: Nanette De La Torre, 921 Paseo de Oñate, Española, NM 87532 or email ndelatorre@nnmc.edu. Additional documentation may be requested from semi-finalists.

EEO/AA Employer

Northern New Mexico College serves a diverse multicultural population and is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, veteran status or disability, or any other protected class in its programs, activities or employment.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It not designated to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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