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12/11/16 "NNMC president tackles school’s financial issues in campus address," article in the Santa Fe New Mexican.

9/30/16 "There are many reasons for optimism at NNMC," guest column in the Albuquerque Journal by Northern president-elect, Dr. Richard J. Bailey, Jr.

9/29/16 "Program Aims to Get Student Interested in STEM Careers," article in the Rio Grande Sun, about Northern's STEM Mentor Collective in partnership with area public schools, community colleges, libraries and LANL.ricknnmcheadshot_200px

9/29/16 "NNMC President-Elect's Letter to Community," Los Alamos Daily Post online.

9/21/16 "Branching into the Next Generation" article in the Santa Fe Reporter, about Northern professor Dr. Cox's mentoring program to engage Española area students in STEM.

9/21/16 "Northern NM Entities Receive Federal Funding For Art Business Education And Business Development Project," USDA article, Los Alamos Daily Post.

9/16/16 "Northern New Mexico College Establishes STEM Mentor Collective," Los Alamos Daily Post.

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ccnesmall10/25/16 Northern's College of Nursing & Health Sciences' RN to BSN program CCNE Accreditation Extended 10 Years! We are pleased to announce that the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Board of Commissioners acted at its meeting on September 20-22, 2016 to grant accreditation to the baccalaureate degree program in nursing (RN to BSN Program) at Northern New Mexico College for 10 years, extending to December 31, 2026.

The CCNE Board determined that the program met all four accreditation standards with no compliance concerns.

dsc_7354_heinrichnsf-visit9/21/16 Senator Heinrich posts on Facebook about Northern's STEM initiatives:
"I’m proud that Northern New Mexico College is one of the first-ever recipients of the National Science Foundation's INCLUDES program grants that supports efforts to develop STEM talent from traditionally underrepresented and underserved groups. I had the pleasure highlighting the great work being done at the college to National Science Foundation Director Córdova last month and will continue to do all I can to expand educational opportunities in the STEM fields."

steve9/21/16 "Branching into the Next Generation: National Science Foundation supports mentoring program out of Northern New Mexico College to foster STEM careers." Great article in the Santa Fe Reporter about #NNMC professor Dr. Cox's NSF-supported mentoring program to engage Española area middle school students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

maria9/19/16 Dear Voters NM Bond C video produced by NNMC. NM GO Bond C for Education stated "Our state's colleges and universities are filled with personal stories like Maria's, from Northern New Mexico College. First generation college students throughout N.M. see education as a bridge to a successful career and passage of Bond C will ensure that these students have the tools they need to achieve that success."senatorheinrich_francecordova_nnmc

8/27/16: Senator Heinrich and NSF Director Dr. France Córdova meet with Northern STEM Professors and NSF-funded STEM student researchers.  Northern's B.E.S.T. (Biology and Environmental Science Training project was one of the highest ranked nationally, with Española becoming a national model for other communities.

usdavisit8/27/16: Visit with Northern Biology, Environmental Science and Engineering professors by USDA, Office of Civil Rights,Assistant Secretary Dr. Joe Leonard and Director of the Early Resolution and Conciliation Division Cyrus Salazar. Dr. Joe Leonard's own words on his visit to NNMC, "people in Washington DC know about Northern New Mexico College's Biology program."

bailey8/19/16 If you missed the 8/19 KSWV Que Suave interview by Estevan Gonzales with Northern's President-Elect Dr. Richard Bailey and Frank Orona, here's another chance to listen!

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Live@Northern 4/5/17

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Live@Northern 2/15/17  In part two of our celebration of Northern Foundation donors, Executive Director Terry Mulert interviews Ms. Catherine Rosacker-Sharp, ­ CEO of Ambercare, Northern alumnus and a Northern Foundation Supporting Partner.

Live@Northern 2/1/17  Coach Cordova and Admissions Director Frank Orona introduce Terry Mulert, Executive Director of the Northern Foundation, and his guest, Española Magistrate Judge, Northern Foundation Supporting Partner and Northern alumnus, Ms. Alexandra Naranjo.

Live@Northern 11/16/16 Hosts Josh Romero and Northern Athletics Director Ryan catch everyone up on the latest in Northern Athletics news.

Live@Northern 11/2/16: Hosts Josh Romero and Terry Mulert, Executive Director of the Northern Foundation interview President Bailey and scholarship recipient Analese Lopez.

Live@Northern 10/19/16: Hosts Josh Romero and Northern Athletics Director Ryan Cordova interview Coach Tony Gallegos and Frank Orona talking about all Northern's Athletics programs, JV sports and other community sports events.

Live @Northern 10/5/16: Josh Romero and Dr. Patricia Trujillo, Associate Professor of English and Director, Office of Equity and Diversity at Northern host a show about the connections between the Humanities and the sciences, with Beata Tsosie-Peña of Tewa Women United and Joaquin Gallegos, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science. Click HERE to listen!

Live @Northern 9/21/16: Josh Romero and Dr. Patricia Trujillo, Associate Professor of English and Director, Office of Equity and Diversity talk to Tamara Trujillo and Verna Trujillo about the activities of Northern's Office of Equity and Diversity. Click HERE to listen!

July 9, 2016: NNMC Eagles Athletic Director and Head Men's Basketball Coach Ryan Cordova was interviewed on ESPN Radio (101.7 FM) out of Albuquerque. Click HERE to listen!

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By law, under the Inspection of Public Records Act, every person has the right to inspect public records of Northern New Mexico College. The Act also makes compliance with requests to inspect public records an integral part of the routine duties of the officers and employees of Northern New Mexico College.

PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING INFORMATION: Requests to inspect public records should be submitted to our Public Records Custodian, Brandi Cordova: at 921 Paseo de Oñate, Española, NM 87532; Phone: (505) 747-2129; Fax: (505) 747-2170;

A person desiring to inspect public records may submit a request to the records custodian orally or in writing. However, the procedures and penalties prescribed by the Act apply only to written requests. A written request must contain the name, address and telephone number of the person making the request. Written requests may be submitted in person or sent via US mail, email or facsimile. The request must describe the records sought in sufficient detail to enable the records custodian to identify and locate the requested records.

The records custodian must permit inspection immediately or as soon as practicable, but no later than 15 calendar days after the records custodian receives the inspection request. If inspection is not permitted within three business days, the person making the request will receive a written response explaining when the records will be available for inspection or when the public body will respond to the request. If any of the records sought are not available for public inspection, the person making the request is entitled to a written response from the records custodian explaining the reasons inspection has been denied. The written denial shall be delivered or mailed within 15 calendar days after the records custodian received the request for inspection.

PROCEDURES AND FEES FOR REQUESTING COPIES: If a person requesting inspection would like a copy of a public record, a reasonable fee may be charged. The fee for documents 11 inches by 17 inches or smaller is $1.00 per page. For larger documents and records other than documents, Northern reserves the right to charge for actual costs incurred including any personnel time involved. The records custodian may request that applicable fees for copying public records be paid in advance, before the copies are made. A receipt indicating that the fees have been paid for making copies of public records will be provided upon request to the person requesting the copies.


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