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New testing center opens at UNM-Taos

During the groundbreaking ceremony October 2nd for the Student Success Center addition to Padre Martinez Hall on Klauer Campus, the college also held a ribbon cutting for the new Pearson Vue Testing Center. Now that it is up to speed, I asked Student Success Manager Diego Trujillo for an update as to the purpose of […]

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 […]

Real life learning at UNM-Taos

In its ten years as a branch campus of the state’s flagship university, UNM-Taos has sought to expand its services and increase the diversity of the student body by identifying those groups that might benefit most from higher education, but due to circumstances beyond their control, need a little extra help to get started, develop […]

The Adult Learning Center at UNM-Taos

At a time when national GED policy is undergoing significant changes, I was fortunate enough to have a conversation with someone who has extensive, hands-on experience with the program: Lelia Rascon. It was on a cold, bleak, wintry morning when the schools were on a two hour delay, and I had come in to the […]

It’s never too late to learn

The funding formula for UNM-Taos is based on the number of students enrolled for the fall semester and the total number of credit hours that students have signed up for in the spring. By January 20, with 12 days remaining before the census date and despite bad weather and snow days, Taosenos had already exceeded […]

Commencement stories

TONYA M. VARGAS Tonya Vargas is a full time preschool teacher at UNM-Taos Kid’s Campus. March 15 she received her BS degree in Early Childhood Multicultural Education. It wasn’t a last minute decision. “I have wanted to be a teacher since about second grade,” she explained. “I would line up all my stuffed animals in […]

A learning community

At this time of year, when kids all over the country are heading back to school and enrollment for fall semester is in full swing at UNM-Taos, I was reminded of a phrase from the mission statement of the UNM-Taos Literacy Center: “The Literacy Center considers education to be a basic human right throughout the […]

The Literacy Center

Literacy, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, is a basic human right for children and adults, not a luxury reserved for those who can afford it. The Literacy Center (TLC) having just celebrated its new location on October 10 in the TCEDC complex on Salazar Road, aims to put this idea […]