Tag Archives | Juan Montes

Now’s the best time to enroll at UNM-Taos

The closer we get to the first day of class—and it’s early this year: January 12, barely a month away—the “zooier” it can become in the enrollment office, according to Patricia Gonzales, Director of Student Affairs. Those of you who have taken classes at UNM-Taos in the past and waited until the last minute to […]

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 […]

Goings-on at the community college

UNM-Taos Executive Director Dr. Kate O’Neill came back from the legislative session in Santa Fe with the great news that after three straight years of severe budget reductions, including a two year moratorium on new construction for community colleges, higher education funding in New Mexico has finally stabilized. True, it leveled off at last year’s […]

College and career prep starts now

UNM-Taos is already a month into the fall semester, and students are settling into a routine of class work and homework in addition to their family, personal and professional responsibilities. They have adjusted to having more online and hybrid courses this semester, and overall, the transition to an online bookstore has gone smoothly. At the […]

Education beyond the classroom

Education comes in all sizes and shapes. At its best it’s custom made to fit the student like a glove, carefully designed to fulfill that student’s needs and prepare him or her for the challenges and opportunities of a productive life. But too often in the real world the only thing available is a generic, […]