Food, Fun Highlight ‘Day of Fun in the Sun’ Family Open House

August 17, 2016 -- About 400 people attended CNM’s first Family Open House, “A Day of Fun in the Sun,” on Aug. 4. It was held from 2-6:30 p.m. in the Student Resource Center Breezeway and lawn on the Main Campus.
August 17, 2016

“The event was truly a huge success,” said Elisa Castillo, Academic Coach. “We had many families come, including CNM families. It was wonderful to see so many children on the CNM campus engaging in learning activities. The vibe was welcoming, motivational and inspiring for so many individuals who had never before visited a college campus,”

photo4.jpgCastillo noted that the purpose of the event was to welcome newcomers to the college campus so they could learn about what educational opportunities and resources are available. For the younger children, it was a way to get them to start thinking about college. The open house was hosted by CNM Connect Services Cultural Teams and sponsored by the CNM Foundation, Pepsi and Nusenda Credit Union.

photo3.jpgOn hand with exhibits and booths were Explora, the Albuquerque Fire Department, the National Guard obstacle course, Home Depot building creations, and CNM’s Early Childhood Toy Library. There were also break dancing activities and lots of ice cream provided by Creamland Dairies.

Also represented were CNM’s Makerspace, Veterinary Technology Program, School of Applied Technologies, photo2.jpgEarly Childhood Education Program, TRIO Student Support Services, Job Connection Services, Financial Aid & Scholarship Services, Outreach Services, School of Health Wellness & Public Safety, and School of Math, Science & Engineering.