CNM Clubs to Join This Summer

ASL Flyer 1ASL flyer 2June 1, 2017 By Hilary Broman

Senior Staff Reporter

CNM offers plenty of clubs for students to join and participate in. Clubs are a way for students to learn a new skill, be a part of a group of people with similar interests, or to simply relax and have a good time. Listed below are five clubs that are accepting new members for the summer term.

  1. Club: Montoya Writing Group

When and Where: Starting June 7th, the group will meet every Wednesday through the end of July in H 129 at Montoya campus from 3:30-5:00pm.

Club activities: This group invites writers of all genres to develop their voice, cultivate a supportive creative writing community, and learn more about their craft. This summer, the creative writing group has invited local writers to share their work and lead the group through activities and exercises that will help us develop our craft, all of whom are also CNM Faculty. See below for list of scheduled presenters.

Wednesday June 7th 3:30-5:00pm  Brian K Hudson

Wednesday June 14th 3:30-5:00pm  Jennifer Krohn-Bourgeois

Wednesday June 21st 3:30-5:00pm  Erin Hodges 

Wednesday June 28th 3:30-5:00pm  Jennifer Schaller

Wednesday July 5th   3:30-5:00pm  Jenn Givhan

Wednesday July 12th   3:30-5:00pm  Rebecca Aronson

Wednesday July 19th   3:30-5:00pm  Adam Crittenden

Wednesday July 26th   3:30-5:00pm  Katherine Page

Why students should join: This group is open to students, faculty, staff, and the greater community.  Our club is for anyone who has always wanted to finish that novel, play with poetry, or simply cultivate a creative outlet.  No writing experience necessary! Newcomers welcome.

Contact: Maria DeBlassie, Lead Faculty of the Montoya Campus Writing Group at


2. Club: Improv Club

When and Where: Coal Avenue Theatre at 4:30pm on Fridays

Club activities: The club practices different types of comedic Improv (improvisational acting). On occasion, they will also perform.

Why students should join: The students should join if they like to laugh and make people laugh.  They should join, if they plan on a profession that requires quick thinking and team work.

Contact: Leonard Madrid, faculty mentor of Improv Club, at


Community of Gamers
Community of Gamers: Community of Gamers gather to take a self timed photo. Photo courtesy of: Dominic Alarcon

3. Club: Community of Gamers

When and Where: Currently waiting for permanent room assignment. Contact club president for details.

Club activities: We meet up as a group in our club room and we play games, have tournaments, have group meet ups outside of school, discuss all things gaming.

Why students should join: Students should join because it’s a fun place to hang during the stressful semester to relax have fun and meet new people.

Contact: Dominic Alarcon, President, at


4. Club: American Sign Language Practice Group

When and Where: Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm in MS 313 at Main campus and Fridays from 1:00pm-2:00pm in the H building commons at Montoya campus.  Meetings will occur every week until the end of the summer term.

Club activities: That will depend on the level of the students who show up. We may start with the alphabet and simple conversation. If the students are more advanced, they may want to review more advanced vocabulary. Basically, we will be practicing American Sign Language.

Why students should join: It is really fun and it’s a great way to practice ASL and meet interesting people. The club may even get some deaf people to come and sign with them.

Contact: Robin Ramsey at

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5.Club: Entrepreneurial Club

When and Where: E-Club does not do a lot during the summer but they could use help planning for next term.

Club activities: Planning for next academic year; also setting up a pop-up showcase for entrepreneurs

Why students should join: Students should join if they are interested in learning how to start a business

Contact: Linda Shul, Faculty Advisor, at


For a list of clubs at CNM click here.


Students who are interested in creating a new club click here.



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