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New culinary club on campus gives new student opportunities By Daniel Johnson

Investigative Reporter Having a club that will allow culinary students to step out of the classroom and be able to learn new things is a great opportunity, said Culinary Arts major Jessica Vallejos. The High Altitude Culinaraian Organization was organized to connect students with PHOTO BY DANIEL JOHNSON the local community Kattia Rojas, Alyx Lopez, Amanda Carlyle, Krystal Torrez check out their new as well as work with molecular gastronomy equipment. different organizations in the culinary community, as well as give me real the new retail outlet area, where stufield to provide different types of world experience to better prepare dent made foods will be sold to raise learning experiences to students so myself for a future in the culinary money and get people excited about they will know where and to whom world,” she said. the culinary program. they might like to take their degrees Chef Dennis said, the club will The retail area for these foods is to in the future, she said. be able to put the CNM Culinary located in the RPM building on Main “We are going to be doing tast- program in the eyes of the state campus, she said. ings and tours of different restau- with an opportunity to give stu“It will be nice to see us getting rants and companies around the state, dents the connections they need to food made by the students out to the which will let us have a chance to taste survive in this industry. students with the use of this space,” yummy food that we would not nor“Even though this club is still she said. mally experience,” Vallejos said. pretty new to CNM there is a lot of Chef Dennis said the selling of Culinary major Kattia Rojas said potential for the local community, foods out of the on site retail space an opportunity to be more involved school, and us as students and mem- will help fund the club and the culiwith local restaurants and how they bers to benefit from what this club has nary program. make decisions on their menus is to offer,” Vallejos said. The ability to provide a dining extremely beneficial for her. Chef Dennis said the club is experience out of the RPM buildThe major thing is that we get going to be working with the Farm ing in the dinning classroom is to learn advanced skills and gain and Table Restaurant at 8917 Fourth something that is being set up for a further knowledge of culinary St NW at an upcoming event for the the future, she said. arts, she said. club members. The club became an official “If someone loved cooking or The event will be a tasting of CNM student organization in January thought of cooking as a passion, this foods that are professionally prepared of 2014, she said. club allows them to build up that love by this restaurant that has its own “This club was my creation on and express it in new ways,” she said. farm located on the property, assur- behalf of students, so they could learn Faculty Advisor and part- ing the product that is provided is as more in the culinary world that is time Culinary Arts instructor, fresh as possibly can be, she said. not offered by the culinary program,” Chef Brianna Dennis said the This event will be great for the Dennis said. club will take field trips to dif- group to experience what it is like to The club has an application ferent culinary organizations for eat locally grown and organic foods process as well as a $10 fee, that off site learning experience as that are served at Farm and Table’s students must pay to become a well as work in house by learning restaurant quality standards, she said. member, she said. how to utilize new techniques in Another project will be a gasThe club is available to all stuthe kitchen. tronomy day, where the club mem- dents in the Culinary program, but The club will participate in bers will be working first hand with it is preferred that they have at least different types of competitions as the advancements that have been received credit for the principles of well, which are held in the state made in molecular gastronomy in the safety and sanitation class prior to and will hopefully create more in kitchen, Dennis said. submitting an application, she said. house competitions for culinary Lopez said, molecular gastron“Students that want to take a students, she said. omy is definitely something that is chance at thinking out of the box or Culinary major Alyx Lopez said unique and not covered in most basic just want to see if they have what it another benefit of this club will be culinary classes. takes to work in this industry, can that members will be able to get the “We are going to be able to make contact me at bdennis10@cnm. CNM name out there and be able to different kind of unique sweets and edufor applications or more informacompare ourselves to the rest of the I can’t wait to try them and see how tion about the club,” Dennis said. city and state. they are different than regular sweets, “The public will no longer be because that seems really interesting,” clueless about the fact that CNM has a he said. legit culinary program,” he said. This club is going to provide us Culinary major Krystal Torres with opportunities to explore new said, the new club is an opportunity ideas that are being introduced to the to get the CNM culinary program out culinary industry, Lopez said. to the public. Torres said the club will be “This club will allow me to involved with the school by running be more involved with the local

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Mentors making a difference By Rene Thompson Editor in Chief

New students anticipated to come in for the fall semester will have an added advantage to their educations and will get a leg up more so than other new students of the past, and will be that incoming students will get more comprehensive orientation sessions with current student mentor orientation leaders and on campus tours, said Katie Boyle, Student Orientation Manager in the Media and Communications office. Not only will incoming students benefit from this new program initiative, but current students who have become mentor leaders for the program will qualify for up to $1000 in scholarships for the fall semester after completing orientations with the school this summer, Boyle said. “It’s an exciting time for new students at CNM I feel because we’re really creating a program designed around what students feel like they need to be successful in their first year,” she said. Boyle said that the school has been working with the presidential fellows for curriculum development since January to improve the curriculum for the orientation sessions, which includes developing learning outcomes and including what students really want to get out of the orientation. The presidential fellows who made the curriculum for orientations are Josh Krause and Kelly Peters, who are both instructors in teacher education, she said. “From that we’ve identified that we need some help, we needed a number of people who could be able to help with small group activities, and we did a bunch of focus groups with high school seniors, current CNM students, and staff and faculty to kind of figure out what our needs were for orientation and what people really wanted to see from it,” she said. A couple of years ago the school did a pilot orientation program with in person orientations and Boyle said that students were more likely to be successful in their first year of attendance at CNM.

“What we’re doing differently this year with new student orientation is that we are working toward offering more in person orientations so students can actually come to campus and get to know the campus in person, and kind of get a better feel for what it will be like to be a student here,” she said. When new students arrive at the orientations they will be split into small groups, then orientation leaders will lead them on a campus tour and will help with orientation set up and tear down, Boyle said. Orientation mentor leaders will also be in charge leading some small group activities in helping students engage with the content of the orientation session, she said. For students to qualify to be become orientation mentors they had to have at least a 2.5 GPA or higher, had to have completed at least one full term, which is 12 credit hours, and planned to come back in the fall term, as well as being available for all orientation sessions and training over the summer semester, she said. “Our final team has just been chosen, and they’ll do a two day training next, and we’ll start the orientation sessions on June 6— it’s going to be awesome,” Boyle said. The program had been granted the scholarship money from student services which are supporting this new initiative, and the scholarships will be applied in the beginning of the fall semester to students who volunteer as mentor orientation leaders, she said. Students can earn up $1,000 each in scholarship money, which will be determined by a number of factors and will be assessed individually to decide the amount each student will get from these scholarships, she said. “We had a very large pool of applicants— I was really pleased, and the final team that we’ve selected are really great enthusiastic students and I’m really looking forward to working with them— I think it’s going to be really fun,” Boyle said. For more information on orientations go to CNM’s new online student orientation at

Orientation dates for summer semester

Friday, June 6, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (Main Campus) Friday, June 13, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (Montoya Campus) Friday, June 20, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (Westside Campus) Monday, June 23, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (Main Campus) Friday, June 27, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (South Valley Campus) Saturday, June 28, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Main Campus) Tuesday, July 8, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (Main Campus) Wednesday, July 9, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (Montoya Campus) Thursday, July 10, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (Westside Campus) Friday, July 11, 1 p.m.-4: p.m. (Rio Rancho Campus) Wednesday, July 16, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (Main Campus) Friday, July 18, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (Main Campus) Friday, July 25, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (Main Campus) Tuesday, August 5, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (Main Campus)

COMMUNITY NEWS EMT community loses longtime instructor

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Stockhoff had a great eye for potential, which he saw in Voss and many others, which Voss said had an especially large influence on his life and personal career after Copy Editor they met. Voss had heard of Stockhoff, who already had a huge reputation, but they had Since Thursday, May 15, the CNM community has been at a loss for words and has been mourning the passing of Health, Wellness and Public Safety instructor Cy the pleasure of meeting when Voss had him as an instructor in med school, and then Stockhoff, who was also an icon of the Emergency Medical Services community, said again for an instructor coordinator class when Voss was wrapping up paramedic school, he said. Michael Voss, Associate Dean of Health, Wellness, and Public Safety. Voss was also compelled by Stockhoff’s expansive vision for CNM’s paramedic Stockhoff was survived by his wife Jan and his two children Paul and Maren, who program and was talked into leaving his full-time job with a fire department in Santa he put before anything and everything else, Voss said. “First and foremost he is a father and husband and then beyond that he is an icon Fe in favor of a position at CNM where he has since then been successful and worked in the Emergency Medical Services, from seeing a need to create an EMS system in his way to leadership positions, eventually becoming Associate Dean of HWPS, he said. “From being sort of like my boss, hiring me and then being a mentor, but then over Northern New Mexico when there wasn’t one—Cy Stockhoff was a great man who the years just being a friend— and for me, in a lot of ways, he became a father figure knew where his priorities were,” he said. Even though his family was his priority, he still managed to reach a well-known because I am originally from Minnesota and all my family is from up there,” he said. Voss said there are a lot of people who have had the fortune of knowing Stockhoff status through his many different endeavors and accomplishments, Voss said. One of Stockhoff’s many achievements include working as one of the first supervi- and plenty of them would also consider him to have been a “surrogate father” to them, sors for Albuquerque Ambulance when it was much smaller than it is now, Voss said, because he was incredibly wise and good at giving advice to anyone who needed it, and and he also saw the need for an EMS system in Eagle Nest, NM, where he succeeded in also had great core values, which he also shared, Voss said. Stockhoff was cherished by everyone and was also known for his unique habits, establishing one, Voss said. Stockhoff has also helped in developing CNM’s paramedic program, worked as the always wearing shorts every day throughout the year, no matter what season or weather EMS Program Director and followed his passion for teaching as an instructor at UNM it happened to be, which was just another reminder of what kind of a “cool customer” he really was, Voss said. and CNM, Voss said. New Mexico and especially the CNM community are better places because of His influence as a teacher and mentor has had a huge impact on the EMS field across New Mexico, from the curriculum which he developed and is used throughout Stockhoff and that his involvement in CNM; like the large amount of the school curschools in New Mexico, to the massive population of students and instructors that have riculum that he has helped to establish, or the countless instructors and students whose education he devoted so many years to, has truly left his mark on the community in been taught by him, he said. “I think he was really a humble man who could have had an amazing ego for all the many ways, Voss said. “His legacy at CNM will live on for a long time. There is an amazing instructional things he did. Over the course of 39 years, I think it would be fair to say he personally taught 20 to 25,000 students. I can’t think of a person in the EMS field right now that cause right here tremendously influenced by him. Much of what we have, and we have has had a more profound impact. If you mention his name to pretty much any provider lots and lots of curriculum, has got his fingerprints all over it,” Voss said. in the state, or certainly any educator in the state, they know who Cy Stockhoff was and they have a personal account,” Voss said.

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By the Chronicle Editorial Board Starting anything new can be a struggle, so it is beneficial and necessary to have orientation programs that help students to start off their educations right here at CNM. Community colleges have not always been effective in fostering student success, but early intervention programs such as this one starting at orientation will facilitate a better academic understanding of student expectation and will give a chance for improved social integration throughout a student’s educational career. Student retention is based on how a student is going to perceive the school when first starting, as well as learning what resources they can use to succeed throughout their time at CNM, so when students are not given those tools at the beginning chances are they are more likely to fail without knowing that there are many resources available to new students. Getting current students involved in the process orientation is just another great step in ensuring students stick around for the long haul, because current students who know the ropes and what it takes to get through each semester to help guide newbies, since current students know exactly how it was for themselves when they first started, so they can help students much more than an administrator could with new student inquires and issues, because they have gone through it as well. Also, having a scholarship incentive set up for these orientation mentor leaders gives students a great initiate to not only help potential incoming students, but also helps them in leadership skill learning and gives students a much needed opportunity to get a substantial scholarship to help them get through next semester. CNM is revealing that the school does care if students flourish on to getting their degrees with this new orientation program, and the Chronicle hopes that CNM keeps up the focus on what students really need to be effective here at CNM.

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Famous inventions throughout history

Across 1. John Hopps invented this life saving device in 1941 to control abnormal heart rhythms 4. The first functional one of these devices was invented to stitch fabrics more quickly (2 words) 8. One of the most widely used antibiotics discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming 9. This adhesive was invented in Italy more than 200,000 years ago 10. People used icehouses underground or iceboxes before this invention became an everyday household appliance 14. Most foods would probably not taste good without this invention that dates back 10,000 years to when people first began domesticating animals 16. The Wright brothers are credited for making the first successful one of these in 1903 18. This invention was made popular for reheating food using electromagnetic radiation 19. This invention was first proposed in 1989 by English engineer and computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee


1.This handy everyday use invention, which is made through a pulping process, was invented in China in the second century 2. In 1936 Konrad Zuse invented this first freely programmable device 3. Evidence of this circular invention goes back as early as 4000 BC 5. An invention that converts voice and sound signals into electrical impulses for transmission by wire to different locations 6. Thomas Edison had invented this first "practical" and mass producible light emitter (2 words) 7. This invention of explosive pyrotechnics originated in China during the Song Dynasty and was previously made of gunpowder and bamboo 11. It is said that this daily bathroom necessity was invented in 589 AD in China (2 words) 12. The year 1886 is known as the year of birth of this vehicle 13. These inventions originated in the thirteenth century and were also known as spectacles 15. This device used to hurl projectiles long distances was in invented in Ancient Greece 17. An optical disc storage format, invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic in 1995

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