Matthew Thomas: 2015-16 Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

Mr. Thomas, a part-time faculty member in the School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety, has demonstrated exceptional service to CNM as an instructor in the Criminal Justice program. While working full-time for the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, he has taught two sections of the program’s Patrol Practice class. He brings the most current practical knowledge possible to the students and gives them the specific tools they need to function in the law enforcement career field.
May 16, 2016

Mr. Thomas’s teaching skills are impressive and he keeps students fully engaged in the classroom. He developed a proposal to have the Criminal Justice program provide state biennial training through online courses delivered by CNM’s Workforce Training Center. He has worked tirelessly as a liaison between CNM and the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board and Association of Counties to put this program into effect, which will ultimately save the agencies time, money and manpower, as well as increase the professional knowledge of officers state-wide.  Mr. Thomas reflects the finest qualities of an instructor and his dedication is second-to-none.