By Guadalupe Santos-Sanchez
The CNM Transfer Fair is scheduled to take place at CNM Montoya campus on March 20 and Westside Campus on March 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days.
The Transfer Fair is about bringing the schools to students instead of having the students go to the individual schools, said Rochelle Yazzie, CNM academic advisor and Transfer Fair coordinator.
“I think having a transfer fair is beneficial for our CNM students because it’s an opportunity for them to take advantage, to explore admission information and transfer scholarship opportunities,” Yazzie said.
It gives students the opportunity to explore their options on transferability to a four-year college or university, she said.
The Transfer Fair includes colleges and universities from outside the Albuquerque region such as Western New Mexico University from Silver City and Eastern New Mexico University from Portales, she said.
“Other schools that they may not have thought about may have the programs that they want, so it’s just a great opportunity for students to ask the representatives themselves as well,” she said.
Yazzie said that they may not have a strong presence with the representatives at the Montoya and Westside fairs but will have the main focus schools from around the area such as Western New Mexico University, New Mexico Highlands University, UNM, Eastern New Mexico University, and Lewis University.
The Schools of Education, Humanities, and Political Science for UNM may not be at the other events but they will have representation for UNM, she said.
“If they miss this opportunity I also host the university visits, I work with a lot of these colleges that want to promote about their school as far as transferability,” Yazzie said.
The individual schools visit CNM throughout the year as well and the dates that they visit can be found on the CNM event calendar, she said.
The Transfer Fair at Montoya Campus will be held at H Building in the Commons Room (Cafeteria) and at Westside Campus MJG in the Security Office.
Colleges and Universities in attendance:
New Mexico Highlands University
Grand Canyon University
Western New Mexico University
-Office of Admissions and Recruitment
-College of Professional Studies, School of Behavioral Sciences
-School of Education
-School of Engineering
-College of Education
-Anderson School of Management
Eastern New Mexico University
Adams State University
Institute of American Indian Arts
New Mexico Tech
New Mexico State University
Northern New Mexico College