CNM Student Clubs and Organizations 2014

Student Clubs and Organizations 2014

If you are interested in joining or would like more information about one of the following Chartered Student Organizations (CSO), please see contact information below to obtain the CSO Advisors contact information. By joining a CSO, you can enhance opportunities for academic achievement that could help to lead to a greater college experience, and you’ll be able to network with your fellow students and other CNM community members.

If you would like further information, please contact the Student Activities Office at (505) 224-3238.


American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)

Mission/Purpose: To promote educational opportunities for American Indian & Alaskan Native students in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) programs. AISES shall promote student success in their chosen career and encourage higher learning through internships, scholarships, and networking opportunities.
CSO Advisor: Dorothea Bluehorse / Jana Dunow
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-4338 / (505) 224-4333
Advisor E-mail: /

American Welding Society

Mission/Purpose: AWS Student chapter will aim to expand the education of Welding Students by generating discussion, inspiring participation in team work, and promoting awareness of industry trends, current and historical.
CSO Advisor: Kay Hamby
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-4000ext. 50086
Advisor E-mail:

Anthropology Club

Mission/Purpose: The Anthropology Club is designed to promote awareness of anthropological issues and to encourage student involvement in anthropological activities at CNM and in the community. In addition, the club will provide a social and educational support network for students interested in anthropology.
CSO Advisor: Susan Ruth
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-5371
Advisor E-mail:


Mission/Purpose: The Artworks Club will be dedicated to accomplishing stated goals by implementing identified activities in a timely responsible and professional manner. Also, we will conduct our decisions, activities, and ourselves in alignment with the values identified and in adherence and in adherence to the mission we are obligated to carry forth.
CSO Advisor: Danielle Miller
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-3636 ext. 50458
Advisor E-mail:

ASA African Student Association @ CNM

Mission Statement: The African Student Association @ CNM shall serve as an institution dedicated to gathering information in regards to trends, necessities and achievements of the African Student on campus. It shall serve as a nucleus for a network with other student unions and Administration to improve the opportunities and living conditions of the African Community. The African Students Association @ CNM (ASA@CNM) will function as an educational and cultural learning instrument for students, coordination of resources and services for the African community, and shall be open to everyone who are of African descent or are interested in learning more about Africa.
CSO Advisor: Nathan Kanyinda
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 530-5099
Advisor E-mail:

Automotive Club

Mission/Purpose: The mission of the Automotive Club is to provide real-time work opportunities for students in the Auto/diesel programs to service and repair their own vehicles outside of normal class room time. They are also responsible for the restoration of the 1950 Ford Tudor coupe that belongs to CNM. The scope of the work the students do on their vehicles, as well as, the 50’s Ford will encourage the pride, care, and responsibility of a job well done that is expected in the professional automotive technical field.
CSO Advisor: Barry Mills
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-3636 ext. 50298
Advisor E-mail:

Biology League

Mission/Purpose: The purpose of the CNM Student Biology League at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) is to cultivate fellowship among organization members and students interested in biology. The goals of the CNM Student Biology League consist of:
Promoting academic achievement in biology.
Upholding interest in biology related topics.
Furthering the development of leadership, cooperation and organization skills.
Providing an environment where members can express ideas and receive feedback on their findings in biology related fields.
CSO Advisor: Melissa Franklin
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-4000 ext. 50862
Advisor E-mail:

Conservative Action Group (CAG)

Mission/Purpose: It is the mission of CNM CAG to actively promote the conservative values and culture that has made the United States of America the greatest nation the world has ever known. We define conservatism within the context of U.S. politics as limited government, limited taxation & fiscal responsibility. Our goals are to educate CNM students on the conservative values enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, and to influence local, state & federal elections. In order to achieve these two goals we plan to conduct several activities including but not limited to: regular monthly meeting for members of the CSO, seminars & speaker colloquiums to educate student, public debates highlighting the contrast between liberal & conservative views, recruitment seminars, voter registration booths and various special events to benefit the student community.
CSO Advisor: Connie Gulick
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-4000 ext. 50219
Advisor E-mail:

Diverse Alliance

Mission/Purpose: The Diverse Alliance is an alliance of students that provides a safe space for all who choose to participate. We will provide resources, information, and services to all while building community within CNM, Albuquerque, NM. In addition, community services will be a primary goal. Human Advocacy for all, whether one identifies as Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Transsexual, Bisexual, Straight, or choose to not identify will be of the upmost importance.
CSO Advisor: Karren Johnson
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-4000 ext. 50728
Advisor E-mail:


Mission/Purpose: To promote and support the development of student skills in presentation of business concepts in an evolving and dynamic world.
A community of students, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.
entrepreneurial—having the perspective to see an opportunity and the talent to create value from that opportunity;
action—the willingness to do something and the commitment to see it through even when the outcome is not guaranteed;
us—a group of people who see themselves connected in some important way; individuals that are part of a greater whole.
CSO Advisor: Kim Wong
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-3636 ext. 50147
Advisor E-mail:

Executive Council of Students (ECOS)

The purpose of Executive Council of Students:
Represent student issues to administration, faculty and staff
Develop and improve internal policies that affect the student body
Network with other colleges/universities to share information and exchange ideas
Promote student community by gathering and disseminating information regarding student leadership opportunities, Executive Council of Students activities and projects, and other student-related issues.
Develop scholarship and funding through outreach to state and local legislative structures, New Mexico colleges and universities and other groups interested in funding student scholarships.
Implement projects that promote awareness of student programs, clubs, student success and safety.
CSO Advisor: Kristofer Gaussoin
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-4647
Advisor E-mail:

Film Technician Club (FTC)

Mission/Purpose: The FTC is an outlet for CNM Film students to practice what they learned in class. Productions will involve students’ skills and ideas in a real world setting. The FTC will produce shorts, music videos and other features that will show what shills have been learned at CNM.
CSO Advisor: Jim Graebner
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-3434 ext. 50207
Advisor E-mail:

High Altitude Culinarian Organization

Mission/ Purpose

To assist culinary students in their growth and development.
To unite in common bond without regard to race, sex, religion, creed or national origin students enrolled in classes with the Culinary Arts Programs.
To develop leadership abilities through participation in educational, vocational, civic, recreational, and social activities.
To assist students in establishing realistic goals.
To create enthusiasm for learning new skills.
To develop the ability of students to plan together, organize and carry out worthy activities and projects through the use of the democratic process.
To foster a wholesome understanding of the functions of labor and management organizations, and a recognition of their mutual interdependence.
To create among students, faculty members, patrons of the school and persons in industry a sincere interest in and esteem for Culinary Arts.
To emphasize the importance of continuous education consistent to the needs of the individual and the requirements for the culinary field.
CSO Advisor: Brianna Dennis
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-4000 ext. 51884
Advisor E-mail:

Monimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A.)

Mission/Purpose: M.E.Ch.A. is a student organization that promotes higher education, culture, and history. M.E.Ch.A. was founded on the principles of self-determination for the liberation of our people. We believe that political involvement and education in the avenue for change in our society.
CSO Advisor: Eric-Christopher Garcia
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-3180
Advisor E-mail:

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

Mission/Purpose: Phi Theta Kappa’s purpose shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.
CSO Advisor: Tracy LaForteza
Advisor Phone Number: Email Chapter President
Advisor E-mail:

Physics League

Mission/Purpose: The mission of the Physics League is to encourage students who are currently or will in future be taking physics classes to succeed and stay involved in their physics education. Physics involves heavy and complicated subject matter at all levels, and mastering physics concepts is critical in being successful in a number of science degrees. The Physics League will help those interested in physics stay on track to not only succeed in their classes, but also have a clear and solid understanding of the subject matter. Physics League will also provide study sessions, tutoring support, and fun events to stimulate understanding and interest in the vast applications of physics in daily life. By holding study sessions and fun events with physics concepts incorporated, we can help students feel less anxiety and resistance in facing their physics classes. Physics League will also offer networking opportunities for members, officers and advisors.
CSO Advisor: Upui Senaratne
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-4000 ext. 50327
Advisor E-mail:

PsyClub (Psychology Club)

Mission/Purpose: We are an organized charter organization/club involved in promoting science of psychology through social and academic activities. Our officers and faculty advisers meet regularly to plan events, such as guest speakers, field trips, service projects, and trips to conferences.
CSO Advisor: Nariman Arfai
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-4000 ext. 50098
Advisor E-mail:

Radiologic Technology Club

Mission/Purpose: To help students in the Radiologic Technology Program succeed in the program and on the job after completing the program.
CSO Advisor: Karren Johnson
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-4000 ext. 50728
Advisor E-mail:

Shooting Club

Mission/Purpose: The mission of the CNM Shooting Club is to provide education and instruction to all CNM students, faculty and staff to give them an opportunity to be educated in firearm safety, legal issues, respect and marksmanship. The club will monitor those members who want to pursue the NRA Competitive Shooting Awards and offer education of a non-firearm nature, dealing with personal security on and off campus to all CNM personnel.
CSO Advisor: Lisa Orick-Martinez
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-3636 ext. 50062
Advisor E-mail:

Skills USA – AT

The purposes of this organization are:
Learn/participate in SkillsUSA competition and AT Student Club activities.
CSO Advisor: Phelan Gavaldon
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-400 ext. 52070
Advisor E-mail:

Skills USA – BIT

Learn/participate in SkillsUSA competition and BIT Student Club activities.
CSO Advisor: Scott Clapp
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-4000 ext. 50300
Advisor E-mail:

Spanish Club

Mission/Purpose: The mission of the Spanish Club is to encourage student and community involvement in practicing and mastering Spanish as well as promoting greater awareness of the rich cultural activities of Hispanic culture in our Albuquerque community. We highly encourage student-to-student and student-to-CNM community interactions, including surrounding communities. We promote activities where students of Spanish and Spanish speakers may interact in positive and safe environments. We encourage the acquisition of second and third languages and welcome all who have an interest in Hispanic culture. CSO Advisor: Jean Silesky
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-4000 ext. 50445
Advisor E-mail:

Student Chemistry Society

Mission/Purpose: The Purpose of this organization is to promote academic success in the study of chemistry and to encourage/facilitate the transition into chemistry related fields. This will be accomplished through peer-mentor-ship, supplemental instruction and the holding of study sessions.
CSO Advisor: Carl Whalen
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-4000 ext. 50994
Advisor E-mail:

Student Math League

Mission/Purpose: The purpose of the CNM Student math League at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) is to cultivate fellowship among organization members and students interested in math.
CSO Advisor: Judy LaLani
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-4000 ext. 50061
Advisor E-mail:

Student Nurses Association

Mission/Purpose: Contribute to nursing education by assisting in the development of the nursing student to enter the profession of nursing.
CSO Advisor: Michael Shannon
Advisor Phone Number: (E-Mail Advisor)
Advisor E-mail:

Tourism Club

Mission/Purpose: To strengthen an interest in the Tourism Industry by studying the field of tourism, networking with key tourism industry leaders, visiting local, national, and international tourist attractions and joining professional tourism organizations.
CSO Advisor: Charlene Selbee
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-4000 ext. 50833
Advisor E-mail:

TRIO Achievement Group (TAG)

Mission/Purpose: To promote leadership development and mentorship to all fellow members. Community service, workshops and cultural educational events we will volunteer for, organize and sponsor.
CSO Advisor: Willie Smoker
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-4000 ext 51543
Advisor E-mail:

Veterans Club

Mission/Purpose: The mission of the CNM Veterans Club (CNMVC) is to support, educate, and be an advocate for active duty, prior military service, or retired military students who are integrating into academia. We encourage student-to-student and student-to-CNM community interactions and outreach. In addition, the club will provide a positive social network for CNMVC students attending CNM. The club will also educate the CNM community on the cultural and educational impact of veterans and members of the military integrating into academia at CNM. This club will attempt to facilitate the smooth transition from military into academia.
CSO Advisor: James Johnson
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-4000 ext. 50032
Advisor E-mail:

Writing Group

Mission/Purpose: The purpose is to promote creativity, foster writing skills, and develop a community of writers.
CSO Advisor: Rebecca Aronson
Advisor Phone Number: (505) 224-4000 ext. 50311
Advisor E-mail:


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