CNM/UNM 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 is the NMHN Summer Academy?


The NM Humanities Now! Summer Academy is a supportive learning environment to create a seamless transfer pathway for students in the humanities from CNM to UNM, where students develop critical thinking and research skills for academic success. Students take two courses taught by UNM faculty (at 300-level or higher) and earn 6 credits to be applied to toward their UNM degree and their CNM degree. In addition, students can earn a stipend upon completion and have access to transfer advocate mentors for success as a UNM Lobo student! 

For more information and application NM Humanities Now! Summer Academy 2021

Waitlist available if you would like to apply and are eligible! Use link above to access application.

The NMHN Summer Academy is part of the CNM/UNM Building Humanities Transfers Pathways Initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

What other events are offered by NH Humanities Now!?

All events are free and online for Spring 2021; hosted by either Mellon partner CNM School of Communication, Humanities, & Social Sciences (CHSS) or UNM Humanities. Please email Danielle at if you have questions. (All times are Mountain Standard Time)

  • 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. Join us here!
  • 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  Register to Attend

Past events offered by NH Humanities Now!

    • 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. Register to Attend
    • 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. Register to Attend
    • 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. Register to Attend
    • Panel: Religious (Mis)Understanding Friday, February 26, 2021 at 10am. Hosted by CNM CHSS. Register to Attend
    • 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. Register to Attend
    • 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  RECORDING

Where can I connect with NMHN on social media?

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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 (NEW - CNM AA degrees in Native American Studies, Chicana/o Studies, and American Studies with roadmap links soon!)

Communication     Latin American Studies
EnglishModern Languages

     >>> 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?

Let us know you want to join NM Humanities Now! Email Danielle at to join the program.

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 do I join?

The NM Humanities Now! Transfer Program is open to all humanities students transferring from CNM to UNM. To join, email Danielle at 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.

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.

Marya Jones
CNM CHSS Outreach Manager
Marya helps CNM students learn their way around CNM, lets them know about course offerings and events in CHSS, including all the happenings in the humanities and the NMHN program.

Ruby Enciñias
CNM Achievement Coach
Ruby is an Academic Coach for Humanities students at CNM and can help you with your CNM Humanities degree requirements and pathways.

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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