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Meet the UNM Continuing Education Instructors

UNM Continuing Education offers education and training from the most talented, experienced and dedicated instructors! UNM Continuing Education has many outstanding instructors, and just like our students, a love for learning brings them here.

Business & Technology

Carol Meincke has been employed at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico for over 20 years. Her current assignment is Strategic Planner for Sandia's Energy and Water Program. She is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) with recognized program and project management expertise in the facilities field. Carol holds a B.S. in Pre‐architecture from Clemson University and a Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Carol has taught the PMP Exam Preparation course at UNM since 2001. Carol is a PMP, #21737 and a member of the Rio Grande Chapter of PMI. She is also a licensed Architect in New Mexico, a licensed Interior Designer in New Mexico, and a Certified Construction Specifier.

Upcoming Classes:

Project Management Professional (PMP)/CAPM Certification Exam Preparation (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 11/27/2018

Our highly trained UNMCE Test Prep Instructor team is ready to teach you the skills and strategies you need to succeed on these important exams.

Upcoming Classes:

GRE Live‐Online Course (Section SUD‐PD) ‐ 7/16/2018
GRE Live‐Online Course (Section SUE‐PD) ‐ 7/17/2018
LSAT Strategy Workshop (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 7/19/2018
SAT Blitz Live‐Online (Section SUB) ‐ 7/26/2018
LSAT Live‐Online Course (Section SUB‐PD) ‐ 8/1/2018
LSAT Live‐Online Course (Section SUC‐PD) ‐ 8/14/2018
LSAT Test Prep (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 8/2/2018
SAT Summer Institute (Section SUA) ‐ 8/6/2018
ACT Live‐Online Blitz (Section SUB) ‐ 8/8/2018

Gathen Garcia UNMCE InstructorGathen Garcia is a native (fourth generation) New Mexican born and raised in Albuquerque. He has been employed at PNM for the past 33 years, currently as the Manager of Drafting & Geographic Information Systems Department (DGIS). He is responsible for managing all GIS, CAD, and 3D Visualization support for electric transmission & distribution at PNM. He is also responsible for all AutoCAD customization. For the past 24 years, he has also been teaching beginning through advanced AutoCAD and 3D modeling & SketchUP through Continuing Education. He has been using AutoCAD since release 2.x which was introduced in 1984. He has trademarked and patented two software applications that have been sold and are being marketed to the global utility industry. His group has received geospatial awards from GITA and ESRI. He is a past board member of the New Mexico Geographic Information Council (NMGIC), a member of the Central New Mexico College GIS Advisory Committee, and a member of the Albuquerque Public Schools CAD Advisory committee. He first got involved with GIS in 1997 while managing the CAD Department for PNM. His involvement with GIS has primarily been in the Utility Industry.

Upcoming Classes:

AutoCAD: Advanced (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 8/9/2018
SketchUp: Introduction to 3D Modeling (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 9/4/2018

Ralph Keeton UNMCE Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Network Support (Network+) (Section SUB‐PD) ‐ 8/9/2018
Security+ (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 9/18/2018

Glenn Norman UNMCE InstructorMA in English, University of New Mexico. Glenn is a Linux, Unix and Windows network consultant and programmer with 20 years experience in the medical, education and environmental fields. A member of the Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM), he is the Project Manager for Hacker Highschool v.2 and a contributor to the OSSTMM "hacker's handbook.

Upcoming Classes:

Security+ (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 8/6/2018

Ms. Chavez has been employed in the Health Care Industry for over 28 years. Her experience ranges from coding and billing to compliance and education. She received her CPC (certified professional coder) certification in 1991 and her CPC‐H (certified professional coder‐hospital) certification in 1998 from the American Academy of Professional Coders. In 1998, Ms. Chavez is credited for initiating the Albuquerque AAPC Chapter in which she served as chapter president for 2 years. In 2007, Ms. Chavez received her CCP‐P (certified compliance professional‐physician) certification from the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and her CMAS (certified medical administrative specialist) from the American Medical Technologists. Ms. Chavez was the co‐founder of Medical Academy Services LLC and in 2008 became the sole founder of New Mexico HealthCare Consulting Services LLC.

Upcoming Classes:

Medical Terminology and Human Anatomy for Coders (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 7/26/2018

Upcoming Classes:

Clinical Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section SUA‐PE) ‐ 9/1/2018

Sonia Masocco, LDT, C.Ay.P., CAH is a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy as well as a member of the American Herbalist Guild. For the past 14 years, Sonia has had a private practice in Albuquerque; she also participates in lectures and conferences worldwide.

Upcoming Classes:

Ethics of Herbal Medicine (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/22/2018
Clinical Case Studies in Herbalism (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 9/10/2018
Chikitsa: the 6 major factors of health and wellness (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 9/11/2018
Clinical Herbalism 101 (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 9/5/2018
Clinical Herbalism 103 (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 9/6/2018

Daniel Mintie LCSW, a trainer at the Mountain View California Feeling Good Institute, has 25 years experience treating addictions, anxiety, depression and trauma. He runs a bi‐monthly TEAM training group at his Albuquerque office and provides TEAM consultation and training worldwide via the internet.

Upcoming Classes:

Dealing with Stressful and Traumatic Events (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 8/4/2018

Personal Enrichment

Metropolitan Court Judge Frank Sedillo's ('82 BBA, '87 JD) pursuit of a legal career began in the legislative branch when he served as Aide/Doorkeeper for Senator Pete Domenici and then as Aide to Congressman Manuel Lujan. Now he presides not only in court but as host of "The Advocate,

Upcoming Classes:

Make Your Case: Introduction to Law Camp (ages 10‐14) (Section SUA) ‐ 7/30/2018


Angelo Cervantes UNMCE InstructorAngel Cervantes is an avid genealogical researcher and has done historical and genealogical research in the Archivos of Chihuahua, Colima, Jalisco and Zacatecas, Mexico. He worked as a NM State Archivist in Santa Fe in 2001.

Upcoming Classes:

DNA and New Mexico Family History (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 7/20/2018

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