Archive | February, 2014

UNM-Taos: one of the fastest growing colleges in the nation

Each year the arrival of the Fastest Growing Community Colleges edition of Community College Week is cause for excitement. It uses the most current comparative statistics (Fall 2011-12) from IPEDS, the federal government’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, to analyze trends in two and four year college enrollment, and recognize those colleges that have experienced […]

Skilled, caring people at the UNM-Taos library

Nineteen years ago, when just about the only practical use for a computer in a library was to track the location of books, Kathleen Knoth was already building the UNM-Taos library in a back room of the old Forest Service building on Civic Plaza Drive under the leadership of Executive Director Dr. Augustine Martinez. She […]

New leadership for the UNM-Taos Nursing Program

Melissa Offenhartz took over the UNM-Taos Nursing Program when Kathy Falkenhagen retired after bringing the program up to full national certification and having 100 percent of the first two cohorts pass their national board exams—something rarely achieved even in more established nursing programs. On a cold, bleak winter’s day last week I drove over to […]