Uncategorized, Job Posting

Human Resources Generalist

Under the direct supervision of the Human Resources Manager, the Human Resources Generalist will assist in the management of the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources Department. The HR Generalist will manage the administration of the human resources policies, procedures and programs and will carry out responsibilities in the following functional areas: employee relations, benefits, institutional training, orientation, workers compensation, OSHA reporting, EEOC, FMLA, ADA, loss control, compensation, and employment hiring.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for all human resource activities to include:  interpretation of policies and collective bargaining unit contracts, employment hiring, compensation, labor relations, benefits, FMLA, workers compensation, and institutional development.
  • Recommend, develop and maintain human resource data bases, such as NMPSIA benefits module, Banner, computer software systems, and manual filing systems.
  • Prepare, process and distribute payroll documents.
  • Design and conduct new employee/student work study orientations.
  • Administer and explain benefits to employees, serve as liaison between employees and insurance carriers.
  • Perform specific research/investigation as required.
  • Assist in the disciplinary process of employees.
  • Work with union representative to resolve labor relation issues.
  • Coordinate the resolution of specific policy-related and procedural problems and inquiries.
  • Provide guidance, assistance and follow-up on College human resources policies, procedures, and documentation.
  • Develop and recommend operating policy and procedural improvements.
  • Participate in the Loss Control Program committee meetings and assist in the implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Process employment verifications.
  • Participate in the Staff Awards Recognition Program Committee, gather and maintain data for the Staff Awards Recognition Program.
  • Develop and maintain relationship with external agencies, universities and other recruitment sources.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration and four (4) years of experience in human resource operations; recruitment, selection, payroll, compensation and benefits administration, training, labor relations, investigations and/or occupational analysis.  Any combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling eight (8) years may substitute for the required education and experience.

Preference may be given to applicants who possess Banner experience.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Must have and maintain a current valid driver’s license.

Must maintain confidentiality.

This position may require additional hours during peak periods.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of Banner, Access, Excel, and MS Office.
  • Ability to assess customer needs and provide excellent customer service.
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation and personnel information systems.
  • Good working knowledge of office procedures and office management and ability to understand technical instruction.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to attend to details and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and self-starting skills.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects successfully.  Work under pressure with stringent deadlines.
  • Ability to work with and present to diverse groups of individuals (faculty, Staff, Students, Public) and good customer relation skills.
  • Active listening – giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making – considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

1) A complete Resume (sent as a pdf document)

2)  Letter of interest addressing required and preferred qualifications

3) Copy of unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts are required at the time of an offer to interview).

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.

Job Posting, Athletics

DANCE AND CHEER COACH – PART-TIME

Under the direction of Northern New Mexico’s Athletic Director, the Dance and Cheer Coach must plan and implement a high quality athletic program that stresses fundamentals, teamwork, and sportsmanship while maintaining high safety standards for all athletes. Directs conditioning of student athletes to achieve the maximum athletic performance assesses athletes skills and evaluates capabilities. The Dance and Cheer Coach must also be committed to high academic standards for all athletes by monitoring the academic performance of team members to ensure that eligibility requirements are met. Additional responsibilities include all functions associated with a head coach of a nationally ranked, competitive cheer & dance program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure that all relevant institutional, conference and NAIA rules and regulations are followed. Including, but not limited to: student-athlete eligibility, try-out process, scheduling and academic progress.
  • Responsible for the organization and training of the cheerleading squad and supervising its performance during games and practice sessions.
  • Promote a positive academic environment and encourage all athletes to strive for academic excellence.
  • Provide moral support and encouragement to student-athletes.
  • Establish and maintain community contacts, which enhance the success of the program.
  • Specify, purchase, maintain and control the use of uniforms and equipment.
  • Prepare and manage the program-operating budget.
  • Design and implement appropriate conditioning programs, in and out of season, for student-athletes.
  • Develop an active communication protocol, which keeps both parents and student-athletes aware of program status.

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree and/or experience in coaching or participation in cheerleading preferably at the collegiate level; strong campus and community relations. Any combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct experience in the occupation totaling four (4) years may substitute for the education and/or experience.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Must be safety certified by the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Advisors (AACCA) - four year certification, or must be able to obtain AACCA certification within six months from date of hire.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL

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.

English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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.

Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Considerable physical activity. May require handling of objects that can weigh up to 50 lbs. Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals. May involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

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

AE Data Technician (Internal Only)

The Adult Education (AE) Grant Data Technician plays the primary role in the acquisition, entry, and maintenance of data for the AE Grant project.  The AE Data Technician position supports the curriculums of this project, to include but not limited to, High School Equivalency (HSE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Maintains AE records – project, student, personnel, and financial, in a manner that facilitates analysis, project management, and decision-making by the AE Director. Maintains such records to ensure state and federal grant compliance and in accordance to NNMC policies and regulations.
  2. Performs routine responsibilities including answering multiple telephone calls; prepares purchase orders and checks requests; coordinates trainings, meetings and travel arrangements; and maintains inventory of supplies and equipment.
  3. Supports program with student intake, assessment, course placement, goal-setting, follow-up, and other clerical tasks as required or needed.
  4. Assists the AE Director in program planning and implementing program operations and improvements in order to successfully achieve program goals.
  5. Assists AE program leadership in the compilation of data for both federal and state reporting.
  6. Works under the direct supervision of the AE Director to collect and maintain program data and analyze information. Specific data operational functions:
    • Enters student data into database system relating to: intake, assessment, placement, goal-setting and follow-up, in compliance with Federal National Reporting System (NRS) and State policy.
    • Ensures accurate and timely electronic and hardcopy data collection, maintenance and storage.
    • Ensures accuracy of data entry, performing periodic data audits for quality assurance.
    • Identifies, analyzes, and corrects missing and/or inaccurate data.
    • Ensures that information in hardcopy files matches information housed in the database system.
    • Produces accurate and timely data submissions to the State AE Office as needed.
    • Designs and generates periodic/required statistical reports.
    • Analyzes data issues, problems, and trends and recommends program improvement strategies/projects to AE Director.
    • Troubleshoots issues/problems, identifies root causes, recommends options, and actively participates in or leads issue/problem resolution.
    • Provides ongoing technical assistance and helps cross-train program staff on designated tasks and responsibilities.
    • Ensures the accurate and timely recovery of data as needed.
    • Ensures the confidentiality of student records/information as required.
    • Ensures the appropriate retention of student records per Federal/State policy.
    • Supports the program in achieving designated standards, measures, and goals.
    • Provides input toward and participates in information system enhancement efforts.
    • Participates in state AE data group communications and meetings as needed.
  7. Understands the National Reporting System (NRS) Guidelines and State AE policies and incorporates the concepts and practices contained therein to ensure overall program data integrity and accuracy.
  8. Develops, documents, and updates job processes, procedures, and guidelines for most daily tasks and responsibilities in order to ensure job responsibilities are met as planned/scheduled and to establish a continuity of operations plan (COOP).
  9. Organizes assigned projects and helps to develop best practices.
  10. Attends and participates in the state AE data organization and other professional development meetings, conferences, or classes as needed or required.
  11. Participates in college functions/activities/events as needed.
  12. Provides input as requested to NM AE councils, task forces, and other special work groups.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned.
  14. Must be able to get along with co-workers, supervisors and customers. Positive and professional communication and interaction is a must.
  15. Regular attendance is a necessary function.

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Associates degree in computer technology, management information systems (MIS), business administration, or other related field of study plus 3 years of hands-on work experience with data collection/entry/maintenance, database programs/systems; computer technology and/or software applications.  Required data skills include data and database system access and security, quality control, back-up/recovery, report design and generation.

Any combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling five (5) years may substitute for the required education and experience.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Must possess a valid NM Driver License and be able to periodically travel to in-state meetings or occasional out-of-state meetings.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Solid office management, problem-solving, and time management skills.
  • Research skills for analyzing problems, issues, reports, and trends.
  • Troubleshooting ability to identify and take problems/issues to appropriate and timely resolution.
  • Ability to work on project teams within the program, other organizations, and/or AE programs.
  • Ability to meet project and reporting deadlines.
  • Ability to train others as needed.
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills: has the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and verbal form. (Ability to communicate in both English and Spanish preferred).
  • General knowledge and understanding of educational principles/practices is preferred.
  • Must be able to periodically work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. and sit at a desk/computer workstation for at least 2 hours at a time.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment with occasional outside travel.
  • 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.

 

9th Annual Garlic Harvest Festival Photo Album

News, General

9th Annual Garlic Harvest Festival Photo Album

If you were able to make it out for the 9th Annual Garlic Harvest Festival at Northern's Sostenga Farm, thank you for joining us and helping to make this a fun community and family event! We hope you will join us next June for the 10th Annual Garlic Harvest Festival. This annual event is a fun and family friendly way to support sustainable local agriculture and social justice issues having to do with farming and agriculture in northern New Mexico.

The Garlic King and Queen were crowned after the harvest. This year's Rey and Reina are Norberto Armijo and Donne Gonzales, both are recognized for their contributions to our sustainable local agricultural heritage and future.

Many staff and faculty from Northern volunteered time to help with Garlic Festival activities on Saturday, and the work of all of the volunteers helped make this year's event very enjoyable and successful. From blue corn pancakes to children's field day activities, garlic braiding and, of course, the actual garlic harvest, the day was abuzz with activity.

Armijo, who is also the Farm Manager, estimated this year's garlic harvest at about 2000 pounds wet, which will dry to about 1200 pounds.

The winning Garlic Harvest teams were:

1st Place - Team 'Peñasco/Española/Chimayo'

2nd Place - Team 'Chamisal - Sembrando Semillas'

3rd Place - Team 'S. Chocolate'

Visit our 9th Annual Garlic Harvest Festival photo album online to see pictures from the event!

 

Job Posting

Administrative Assistant - Fine Arts Department

The primary role and function of this position is to provide high-level administrative support for the Fine Arts Department.  This position exists to provide independent, high-level administrative support and serves as the primary source for information for the faculty, students, campus and surrounding community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitors, reconciles, and assists with fiscal administration for the department, including but not limited to budgets, funding, book adoptions, evaluations, inventory and purchasing
  • Serves as a primary information resource regarding department and program policies, procedures, and operational functions.
  • Maintain a database of student contacts information including their majors
  • Updates book adoptions with Student Supply Lists
  • Researches and obtains prices for Purchase Requests (use of personal vehicle)
  • Enter classes and textbooks requirements through Textbooktool.com
  • Requests, orders and follows up on Instructors Desk copies from Publishers
  • Serve as administrative support with student/faculty classes in the following capacity – assist with registration using Banner, call students when a class is cancelled, maintain course syllabi for faculty, using Banner to get contact information, help instructors by making labels, copies, scanning and getting supplies etc., maintains classroom cleanliness, picks and distributes mail
  • Assist with end of semester Art show and Music recitals
  • Maintains department window displays, activity calendar and bulletin boards
  • Maintain Fine Arts Google Calendars and bulletin boards in the Art Department
  • Post advertisements through campus bulletin boards
  • Compiles department updates for website for communication department
  • Monitors Musical instruments and other equipment and music Check-Out/Return
  • Greets visitors and callers, handles inquiries, and answers or directs them to the appropriate people according to their needs
  • Completes assignments requiring the collection, and organization of data
  • Perform general office duties, i.e., compose letters, proof, type, duplicate and distribute correspondence, answer telephone, take messages and answer routine questions
  • Supervise Work Study students
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Will be required to continually learn new applications on the Computer

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Associates Degree in Business Administration or related field plus two years of directly related experience in office administration.  Two years of experience directly related to the Purpose of Position (Nature of Work) will substitute for education.

Preference will be given to applicants who possess an art background with a broad understanding of art supplies and/or experience in book adoptions that include student art supply lists.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Must possess a current New Mexico Driver’s License.
  • Must be available to work after hours and on weekends during College functions

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Knowledge of the different Arts
  • Knowledge of hardware like copiers, printers.
  • Must be proficient in MS WORD, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers — Knowledge Oracle based Systems, computer hardware and software, Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.  Able to use both PC and Mac computers.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Writing — communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Active listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking — talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Service Orientation — actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Coordination — adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Critical Thinking — using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. Regular attendance and punctuality.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Normal office environment, with occasional outside travel and overtime. Extensive standing may be required. Occasional lifting from 10 to 15 pounds.

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, Foundation

Northern Foundation Business Operations Specialist

Responsible for assisting the development, events planning and resource building operations for the Northern Foundation. Assists with implementation of a comprehensive development program that secures the significant financial resources from local and national foundations, corporations, and individuals to support the mission and goals of NNMC. Proactively coordinates relationship building and follow-up with donors and other constituents to help advance the overall strategic plans of the Northern Foundation. Delivers quality customer service and handles complex situations with tact and diplomacy.

Works closely with Executive Director, Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) staff, donors, outside stakeholders and agents, and volunteers in support of a comprehensive resource development program. Provides general office oversight and management in support of Foundation operations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide and oversee basic office operations.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to student employee.
  • Assist Executive Director with management of all fundraising functions to include but not limited to individual gifts, planned giving, donor cultivation and research, foundation grants and special multi-year resource building campaigns with special emphasis on the tracking and development of relationships with key donors and constituents of NNMC.
  • Provide key leadership in annual Foundation scholarship awards process.
  • Assist with media communications.
  • Coordinate and process data analysis and entry projects; operate and maintain a computer and database system; enter donations into the computer, maintain database integrity and gift lists in RE7. Add new constituent records to the database as needed, analyze information and populate all appropriate data fields where information is available.
  • Organize, coordinate and maintain the integrity of hardcopy filing system.
  • Create, manage and generate various reports and lists as needed.
  • Generate and disseminate gift acknowledgement letters.
  • Serve as co-coordinator and support for annual gala and other Foundation events.

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Associate’s degree in Business, Information Systems, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics or related area and three years of experience directly related to the purpose of the position.  Preference will be given to applicants that possess experience in nonprofit development and relational database systems and/or Blackbaud’s Raiser's Edge fundraising software.

Substitution for Education - Two years of experience directly related to the purpose of the position may substitute for education.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Working knowledge of database software required.
  • Knowledge of operation of a computer, codes and their applications, and generation of reports.
  • Knowledge of financial and statistical record-keeping techniques.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Effective oral and written communications skills.
  • Organizational skills with attention to detail. and detail oriented.
  • Ability to analyze data for appropriate posting.
  • Ability to learn complex data entry codes and procedures quickly.
  • Ability to prioritize data entry projects and review work for accuracy.
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Willingness to assist with event preparation and execution.

Willingness and aptitude to learn or train on Blackbaud’s Raiser's Edge fundraising software.

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.

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

News, General

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)

 

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