NNMC to Hold 10th Annual Garlic Harvest Festival


NNMC to Hold 10th Annual Garlic Harvest Festival

The Northern New Mexico College ¡Sostenga! Farm will hold its 10th Annual Garlic Harvest Festival on Saturday, July 1st from 7 am to 12 pm.

The festival marks one of the season’s first harvests and brings the community together in celebration of the traditional agricultural practices utilized on the ¡Sostenga! Farm.

It also highlights the culture and history of farming in northern New Mexico with a focus on traditional Hispano and Native American farming techniques, sustainable agriculture, and food justice.

Former lieutenant governor Roberto Mondragon will host this year’s event, which will feature music by El Trio Mondragon, Desert Loops, David Garcia & Jeremiah Martinez, in addition to Imperial Rooster.

There will also be a garlic harvest contest with $300/$200/$100 cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place respectively.

The event will culminate with a tractor show to celebrate northern New Mexico farmers and their trusty steeds.

Please join the Northern New Mexico College ¡Sostenga! Farm in celebrating the festival’s milestone 10th year, and keeping the agricultural traditions of the region alive.

¡Sostenga! supports projects that foster sustainable living through hands-on learning and economic development.

The farm’s work is based on the premise that healthy food has long been a tradition of Northern New Mexico, and only in recent decades have generations moved away from the natural agriculture and land-based heritage of this area.

¡Sostenga! was established in 2007 by the New Mexico Legislature to serve as a center for collaboration and research for preserving northern New Mexico's natural heritage, and to be a vehicle to develop regional partnerships and community based participatory research, in the interest of community based food heritage preservation.

NNMC President to Give 3rd Quarterly State of the College Address

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NNMC President to Give 3rd Quarterly State of the College Address

Northern New Mexico College President, Dr. Richard J. Bailey Jr., cordially invites College and community members to his third quarterly State of the College Address on Wednesday, June 28 at 4 pm at the Española campus, and at 6:30 pm at the El Rito campus.

The purpose of the address is to notify the community about the latest happenings at the College and outline the steps currently being pursued to move Northern forward.

During his address, Dr. Bailey will discuss the challenges presented to higher education due to the state budget cuts, and outline the measures taken by the College to minimize the effects of the cuts on students and instruction.

He will also address the state audit and the College’s roadmap to comprehensive improvements based on the audit office’s recommendations.

Additionally, the President will present an update on the ongoing efforts to revitalize the El Rito campus through a series of innovative initiatives.

Dr. Bailey will also discuss the College’s strategic plan, its objectives and its implementation process.

The State of the College Address is free and open to all members of the public and the press.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 4 pm
Nick Salazar Center for the Arts
Española campus
921 Paseo de Onate, Española, NM, 87532

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Alumni Hall
El Rito campus
Route 554, El Rito, NM 87530

Northern New Mexico College is a minority-serving institution, offering bachelor's, associate, and certificate programs.

The college primarily serves rural communities within a 40-mile radius of its main campus in Española, New Mexico, within one of the most underserved regions in the state.

Job Posting, Engineering

Adjunct Faculty-Electrical Technology

Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) is a public two-year and four-year degree granting institution founded in 1909 by the New Mexico Constitution. NNMC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  NNMC operates from two campuses in Espanola and El Rito and serves an average of 1,000 students per semester.

The College of Engineering and Technology (CET) offers a certificate in Electrical Technology and associate degrees in Applied Science in Electrical Technology and Renewable Energy. The CET is actively recruiting adjunct faculty for the above programs, to teach one or more courses (depending of the faculty availability). Programs’ information can be found online at http://nnmc.edu/home/academics/colleges-and-departments/engineering/career-and-technical-education/

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  One year of experience as electrical technician.

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Associate degree in Electrical Technology.  Knowledgeable in one or more of the following areas:

- Electrical Code

- Electrical Theory

- Commercial and residential wiring

- Motors controls

Please contact Jorge Crichigno, Interim Chair, College of Engineering and Technology at 505-747- 5429 or jcrichigno@nnmc.edu for more information.

Northern New Mexico College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Job Posting

Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance/Business

Date:  May 30, 2017

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

Position Title:  Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance/Business

FLSA:  Exempt

Starting Salary: $35,000/year

Department:   Athletics

SUMMARY:  Assists in directing the compliance program and business operations of the Athletic Department.


  • Assists in directing the compliance program for the college's athletic department;
  • Develops procedures and policies to monitor and ensure compliance with all NAIA and conference rules and regulations;
  • Responsible for providing training and education to university staff and athletes regarding compliance issues;
  • Participates in all program planning, development and implementatoin of policy and procedure;
  • Verifies student eligibility to participate in university athletics;
  • Works closely with Registrar and FAR to determine eligibility guidelines;
  • Officially reports to NAIA for post season play;
  • Investigates and reviews alleged NAIA and conference rule violations and communicates findings to appropriate parties;
  • Serves as a liaison between the athletic program, the Aii and the NAIA;
  • Assist with fundraising efforts and athletic events;
  • Responsible for scheduling games and issuing contracts;
  • Plans for the transportation needs of the department;
  • Promote the program in the community and assist with athletic department development initiatives;
  • Support student athletes to excel in academics and athletics;
  • Review financial operations and make recommendations to the Athletic Director on any issues pertaining to the financial operations for the athletic department;
  • Monitor budget and make recommendations for expenditures;
  • Process budget adjustment requests and assist with budget development;
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Associate degree in any field.  Two (2) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities listed. Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.


  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver’s license is a requirement for this position;
  • Must have or be able to obtain certification in First Aid/AED Certified;
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Defensive Driving Certification and a CDL license.


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community;
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate activities and special events;
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities;
  • Knowledge of Athletic business practices and procedures;
  • Must have advanced computer skills and be familiar with Microsoft Office applications;
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments;
  • Must be knowledgeable in the field of college athletics, academics, and public perception;
  • Skills in budget preparation and fiscal management;
  • Be able to work with and in front of large crowds;
  • Must be able to problem solve and use good judgement in the best interest of NNMC;
  • Must be visible in the community and on campus;
  • Must be accountable, prompt and able to communicate schedules;
  • Knowledge of business practices and procedures
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment;


  • Repetitive hand motions and prolonged use of computer;
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • Sitting for extended periods of time;
  • Be able to drive college vehicles up to eleven hours per day;
  • Be able to stand on your feet for long hours at a time;


  • Work is performed in a typical interior/office work environment;
  • Frequently work with unscheduled interruptions.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  A complete application must include:  1) a letter of interest, 2) resume, 3) copies of unofficial transcripts conferring required degree, and 4) names, addresses, and phone numbers of (3) three professional references.

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

References will be contacted in conjunction with interviews.

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


Northern New Mexico College Offers Three Bachelor’s Degree Programs At Santa Fe Higher Education Center

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Northern New Mexico College Offers Three Bachelor’s Degree Programs At Santa Fe Higher Education Center

Northern New Mexico College plans to offer three bachelor’s degree programs at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center (HEC) starting in fall 2017.

Under a recent agreement with HEC, Northern will offer bachelor’s programs in Information Engineering Technology, Business Administration/Project Management, and Integrative Studies/Psychology.

The three Northern programs are not currently offered by the HEC’s other partner institutions, and will enhance bachelor’s degree options for students in Santa Fe and the surrounding areas.

“NNMC faculty and staff are very excited to partner with HEC.  Through this partnership, Santa Fe students will have access to affordable, high quality, and nationally accredited baccalaureate programs that wouldn't otherwise be offered locally,” said Northern’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Ivan Lopez.

Northern’s President Rick Bailey echoed the enthusiasm of his provost, and said, “Northern is honored to be partnering with Santa Fe Community College in this endeavor. Our offerings at the HEC will allow students in Northern New Mexico more flexible, affordable, quality options.”

Northern’s Bachelor of Information Engineering Technology (IET) program is nationally accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. It is also one of the most affordable engineering degrees in the U.S. Southwest.

The Bachelor of Business Administration/Project Management program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The Santa Fe Higher Education Center at the Santa Fe Community College is an educational consortium focused on expanding opportunities to the residents of Santa Fe and the surrounding areas.

The Center offers students the opportunity to work towards a bachelor’s degree from Northern New Mexico College, New Mexico Highlands University, the Institute of American Indian Arts, New Mexico State University or the University of New Mexico, while remaining in Santa Fe.

Registration for all three Northern programs at HEC for the Fall 2017 semester is currently open.

Northern New Mexico College is a minority-serving institution, offering bachelor's, associate, and certificate programs.

The college primarily serves rural communities within a 40-mile radius of its campus in Española, New Mexico, within one of the most underserved regions in the state.

For information about the Information Engineering Technology program, contact Jorge Crichigno, at 505.747.5429, jcrichigno@nnmc.edu.

For information about the Business Administration/Project Management program, contact Lori Baca at 505.747.2186, lbaca@nnmc.edu.

For information about the Integrative Studies/Psychology program, contact Lori Franklin at 505.747.2215, lorig@nnmc.edu or Stephanie Amedeo Marquez at 505.747.2120, amedeo@nnmc.edu.

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