NM Humanities Now! Transfer Program


Want to transfer to UNM and study something you love? We can help!

What is NM Humanities Now!?

The NM Humanities Now! program helps college students in the Humanities make the transition from Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) to the University of New Mexico (UNM). This program is intended for CNM students who wish to transfer into UNM Humanities majors (scroll below to see majors list). In addition to extensive support to guide you through the transfer process, NM Humanities Now! also provides:

  • Personal guidance and mentoring from current UNM Humanities graduate students
  • Stipend money for Summer Academy at UNM, where you can earn 6 credits toward your degree
  • Internship and research opportunities
  • Stipend money for assisting with faculty research
  • Career exploration service
  • Educational programs and presentations 

What events are offered by NH Humanities Now!?


What is NM Humanities Now Summer Academy?

A rich, supportive learning environment to create a seamless transfer pathway for students from CNM to UNM, where students develop critical thinking and research skills for academic success in the Humanities.


What are the benefits of Summer Academy?

  • 6 credits of upper division courses (300-level or higher) to apply to CNM AA degree and UNM BA degree
  • $1000 stipend for successful completion of courses (and more, as funding allows)
  • GA mentorship and support
  • Developing reading, research, and study skills for higher level major courses
  • Establish relationships with UNM faculty and other campus and community humanities professionals

What courses will be offered?

June 6 - June 24  Community, Memory, & Vitality, Dr. Kathy McKnight & Dr. Andrea Mays

Juny 27 - July 23  Southwest Literature & Culture, Dr. Melina Vizcaino-Aleman & Dr. Leola Paquin

Who is eligible to apply?

NMHN Summer Academy is for students who
1) Transferring from Central New Mexico Community College to University of New Mexico
2) Completed 24 transferrable credit with 2.0 minimum gpa
3) Preferably have experience working with, or professional relationship with, a CNM faculty member
4) Accepted to University of New Mexico (as degree-seeking, highly recommended for financial aid purposes)
5) Majoring in a Humanities subject at UNM
6) UNM students in a Humanities major listed below who have transferred from CNM in summer 2020 and after

For Application and Additional Information:

Summer Academy Application and Info Session Recording

For a list of past events, see below.

What are the Humanities and why should I study them?

The Humanities at UNM encompass a wide and diverse set of majors. We believe that the Humanities offer valuable critical analysis skills and contribute to cultural innovation.

  • Explore how individuals and diverse societies, past and present, make meaning and assign value.
  • Explain how histories, cultural works, languages, and ideas shape diverse communities and relations between them.
  • Design ways of understanding diverse human experiences, including conflict and inequality, by examining cultural records.
  • Identify and analyze the sources of particular claims about human experience.

CNM Humanities Majors - CNM AA degrees in Chicana/o Studies and American Studies with roadmap links soon!

AnthropologyHistoryNative American Studies
Communication     Latin American StudiesChicana/o Studies
EnglishModern LanguagesAmerican Studies

      >>> CNM Degree Roadmaps

UNM Humanities Majors

Africana StudiesHistory
American StudiesInternational Studies
Chicana/Chicano StudiesLatin American Studies
Classical StudiesNative American Studies
Communication and JournalismPhilosophy
Comparative Literature and Cultural StudiesPortuguese
East Asian StudiesReligious Studies
English StudiesSpanish
FrenchWomen, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

     >>> UNM Degree Roadmaps 

How does this program benefit me?

Breeze through the transfer process. Knowledgeable, experienced people work with you as you transfer, making the transfer experience easier for you. You receive personalized attention in every step of the process.

Maximize what you've already learned. Attend specialized events just for transfer students and learn how to apply your credits and acquired skills to academic, internship, and career possibilities.

Get paid to learn. We have summer study and faculty research assistance stipends ($1000 each!) available for NM Humanities Now! students.

Apply your knowledge. Gain research experience - a valued skill among employers and graduate schools - and explore different career options through specialized internship opportunities.

"Learn the ropes" of student life at UNM. Your personal  Transfer Advocate can help you navigate life at UNM, empowering you with tips for personal and academic success at a large university.

Dig deep into your interests. Receive free admission to Humanities events and direct exposure to experts in your areas of study. Ask questions and make connections!

How do I work with a transfer advocate?

Email Danielle at dberrien@unm.edu to get connected with a transfer advocate.

Your transfer advocate's goal is to guide you through the process of becoming a successful student at UNM, connecting you with the people and resources to do so.

You will be matched with a transfer advocate (mentor) as you transfer. Your mentor is a graduate student at UNM, pursuing either a Master's or Ph.D. degree, and very possibly was a transfer student from a community college to a 4-year university, like you! They can give you tips on navigating the system at UNM and they have the inside scoop on internship and research possibilities with UNM faculty.

How can I participate in NM Humanities Now?

The NM Humanities Now! Transfer Program is open to all humanities students transferring from CNM to UNM. Email Danielle at dberrien@unm.edu to start the process. We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Information

Danielle Berrien
Transfer Education Specialist
Danielle can help you learn more about the NM Humanities Now! Program, connect you with your personal transfer advocate, give you information about the Summer Academy and NMHN events, and put you in touch with your UNM major advisor.

Graduate Assistant Mentors: Andrea Abeita, Mario Del Angel Guevara, Maimouna Bio Gado, Gustavo Garcia, Melisa Garcia, Tania Garcia, Andrej Radic, Brandy Reeves, Natalia Toscano, Kelsey Varisco, and Simon Walker

Gerardo Martinez Luna
CNM to UNM Transfer Admissions Advisor
Gerardo can help you with UNM admissions requirements, financial aid and scholarship possibilities, student support centers, etc.

CNM / CHSS Outreach

CHSS (School of Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences) helps CNM students find their way around CNM and lets them know about course offerings and events in CHSS, including all the happenings in the humanities and the NMHN program.

Where can I connect with NMHN on social media?

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Información en Español

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About the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation endeavors to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies. To this end, the Foundation supports exemplary institutions of higher education and culture as they renew and provide access to an invaluable heritage of ambitious, path-breaking work.

UNM is proud to partner with CNM School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences in this endeavor.

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Past events of NM Humanities:

  • Native American Studies: A Celebration of Life and Game Changer!! Presented by Dre Abeita, #Coyote Walking, #RealLifeIsletaPuebloSuperhero, #MellonGA and Ph.D. candidate Friday, November 19 at 1pm MT via Zoom (Register here). Learn about degree pathways in Native American Studies, including career options, leadership opportunities, research, and much more! 
  • What is American Studies (AMST)? - Information Panel During this panel, faculty, students, and staff will discuss the American Studies major at UNM and CNM. Join at bit.ly/unmamst

NM Humanities Now will offer three mini-workshops with information and resources for CNM Humanities Students planning to transfer to UNM - English, History, Anthropology, International Studies, Philosophy, Languages, American Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Native American Studies & Communication.  A $100 UNM Bookstore gift card drawn each session!! 


Monday, October 11, 12-1pm Register here
We will share information on advisors for the Humanities majors –
meet with them to discuss your academic plans, learn about degree requirements,
 and what CNM courses can apply to UNM degree.
Monday, October 25, 12-1pm Register here
We will introduce you to UNM Admissions and Financial Aid   unm-transfer-bus.jpg
reps, share the resources you will need, and you get to ask
your questions.
Monday, November 1, 12-1pm Register here
We will address any final admissions application questions and introduce other helpful UNM resources for your successful transfer journey!
  • Possibilities in the Humanities III: Native American Studies -- July 22, 2021 | 2 p.m.

  • Possibilities in the Humanities II: American Studies -- July 15, 2021 | 2 p.m.

  • Possibilities in the Humanities I: Chicana/Chicano Studies -- July 8, 2021 | 2 p.m.

  • Black Static: Radical Transformation Through Sound with Laina Dawes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 6pm. Hosted by CNM as part of CHSS Black Futures Month. 
  • Black Books, Modern Writers w/Author Agnes Gomillion and Harriett's Bookshop's Jeannine A. Cook Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 6pm. Hosted by CNM as part of CHSS Black Futures Month. 
  • Afro-Futurism: Explorations and Liberations of the Black Diaspora Wednesday,  February 24, 2021 at 6pm. Hosted by CNM as part of CHSS Black Futures Month.
  • Panel: Religious (Mis)Understanding Friday, February 26, 2021 at 10am. Hosted by CNM CHSS. 
  • Global Paths to Success: The Value & Intrigue of Language Study Monday, March 1, 2021 at 1pm. Hosted by UNM International Studies Institute and Foreign Languages & Literatures faculty. Susanne Baackmann (German), Stephan Bishop (International Studies), Pamela Cheek (French), Heather Sweetser (Arabic), and Peng Yu (Chinese) will talk about the many opportunities available to foreign language students at UNM like study abroad, travel scholarships, and immersion programs.   RECORDING passcode: Z?TU3=Rq
  • Medieval Studies at UNM: Why Now? Why Here? Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 2pm. Hosted by UNM History faculty Timothy Graham. RECORDINGpasscode: Frs6pH?*
  • Reclaiming Ugly Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 6pm. Hosted by Vanessa Rochelle Lewis and CNM CHSS. 
  • Intersectional Feminism Now! Friday, April 2, 2021 at 3pm. Hosted by UNM American Studies faculty Andrea Mays and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies faculty Amy Brandzel, and Ph.D. candidate Tania Garcia. RECORDING  passcode: ee^?q3u&
  • Philosophy and the Invaluable Art of Critique: Why the World Needs Philosophers Now More than Ever Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 11:30am. Hosted by UNM faculty Adrian Johnston and Ph.D. candidate Simon Walker. RECORDING  passcode: 8Yv&Y?=T
  • Community-Rooted Research: SWOP's Environmental & Food Justice Organizing Friday, April 16, 2021 at 1pm. Hosted by Divana Olivas, USC Ph.D. candidate, and UNM's Chicana/o/x Studies: Xicacacimientos: Building Transfer Bridges. More info https://chicanos.unm.edu/news_events/events/index.html  RECORDING
  • Artistic Social Movements: Stenciling for Freedom Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 2pm. Hosted by Tatyana Trujillo, UNM M.A. student and UNM's Chicana/o/x Studies: Xicacacimientos: Building Transfer Bridges. More info https://chicanos.unm.edu/news_events/events/index.html 
  • Transfer TalksWednesdays, noon - 1pm. Drop-in anytime during the hour with questions for NMHN staff about transferring, UNM Humanities, Summer Academy, or NMHN and we will enter your name in a monthly drawing for a UNM gift card.