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Happy CAMPers at UNM-Taos

It’s decision time. The fall semester at UNM-Taos is right around the corner. The first day of classes is August 18, and there’s plenty to do. If you haven’t enrolled yet, and this is your first time to take classes at UNM-Taos, you’ll need your transcripts from high school or any higher education institutions you […]

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 […]

UNM-Taos: the best we can be

Monday, August 20 marked the first day of Fall Semester at UNM-Taos, although students can still enroll for the sixteen weeks term through August 31. Last minute registration is not the best way to start the semester, however, and time is running out. Some classes have been dropped due to low enrollment while others have […]

Another UNM-Taos Nursing Program success

The UNM-Taos Nursing Program has done it again. Every one of its graduates just passed their national boards on the first try. Eighteen months ago, when one hundred percent of the first class passed their boards the first time out, Nancy Ridenouer, Dean of the UNM Nursing Program, said to the best of her knowledge […]

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, […]

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 […]

February is a busy time at UNM-Taos

Library Lovers’ Month, the American Library Association’s annual celebration of school, public and private libraries is upon us once again, and for the eighth year UNM-Taos Library is hosting its open house, called “Love Your Library” on February 10. In the spirit of the Town of Taos 2012 marketing theme, the subject this year is […]

For the record

Amid the turmoil of a contentious legislative session and the uncertainty of a new funding formula being considered for higher education, UNM-Taos students are coming down the home stretch in record numbers to wrap up the spring semester, complete their finals and celebrate their successes in the 2011 commencement exercises March 13. Although UNM-Taos is […]

Excellence in a time of struggle

These days, nothing is easy. In recent weeks our community college has been challenged to justify and defend the very existence of community colleges in our state, while suffering major cuts in funding of essential programs such as dual credit for high school students and the developmental courses that are fundamental to student success. Some […]

Last fall UNM-Taos showed an unprecedented 18 percent increase in student head count, and although the final tally won’t be in for several weeks, it looks like spring semester enrollment is going to be another record breaker. Jim Gilroy, Dean of Instruction for the college, feels that the dramatic upswing is the result of being […]