Tag Archives | David Trujillo

UNM-Taos, preparing for the fall semester

This time of year the UNM-Taos campus is deceptively quiet. The summer session offers only about 60 courses serving a few hundred students. Parking, for once, is easy to find. Staff members try to get their annual leave in while there’s still time, knowing full well that within a month enrollment is going to go […]

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 […]

The UNM-Taos model for education

You won’t find a “UNM-Taos Model for Education” written down anywhere. It’s an idea I came across in looking back on 2013 and pondering some of the successes and improvements we’ve seen in our community college in the past year. So I figured, after writing 150 articles in the Taos News about the events, the […]

UNM-Taos: looking forward, looking back

At the simultaneous beginning of a new year and the demise of the old one, it is traditional to look back at what happened in the past, try to figure out why and how it came to be, and reflect on how that might affect the coming year for either good or ill. The year […]

Getting on board for spring semester at UNM-Taos

UNM-Taos Executive Director Dr. Kate O’Neill likes to say that our branch campus is the little college that could. She is referring to the 100 year old children’s folk classic, The Little Engine that Could, a story about a small railroad engine that pulls a heavy train over the mountains while all the bigger engines […]

Upward Bound at UNM-Taos

For a small, rural, underserved community to have its own community college has many obvious advantages. Non–traditional students who can’t afford to leave home can still improve work skills and expand their horizons while holding down a job or two and tending to multigenerational family responsibilities. Two year colleges have substantial payrolls for full time […]

UNM-Taos: Ahead of the curve

UNM-Taos is proud to be an HSI—a Hispanic Serving Institution. That is a federal designation that qualifies colleges and universities to apply for the Title V grants which are a major funding source for our community college. One of the main requirements for being accepted as a Hispanic Serving Institution is that your student enrollment […]

Senator Martin Heinrich visits UNM-Taos (part 2)

Last month, Senator Martin Heinrich’s staff requested a meeting with us on the Klauer campus for the purpose of connecting with local renewable energy companies and getting an update on the federal programs that UNM-Taos participates in. On February 16 the senator spent most of the afternoon touring the solar array, having a working lunch […]

Two stories of success at UNM-Taos

Anita Bringas Compiling and then interpreting the core data that defines who we are and how we are fulfilling our mission to the students and communities in our service area is a year-round challenge. Anita Bringas, who just this spring got her associate’s degree in pre-business administration at UNM-Taos, has been charged with that task, […]

David Trujillo, UNM-Taos grants officer

David Trujillo is the newest addition to the UNM-Taos administrative team. He is now our grants officer, doing whatever needs to be done to secure and manage the funds which are crucial to our survival as a dynamic and effective institution. Mr. Trujillo is not new to the field. His career spans 37 years of […]

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