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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

Jane Betterton UNMCE InstructorBTS President, Jane Betterton, PMP & OPM3P ‐ Since 1992 Jane has utilized best practices in project management to provide practical solutions in today's dynamic and complex organizational structures. She has extensive strategic planning, project management, organizational and personnel development experience. With her academic and professional background in chemical engineering, R&D type manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and software development, Jane has specialized in working with complex technical environments. Utilizing her technical background Jane works collaboratively with organizations to develop an effective Organizational Project Management (OPM) framework that is practical and consistent. Jane is an expert in using and training project managers to use MS Project, Visio and Microsoft Office applications to communicate effectively in an organization to support the successful completion of projects. Jane is actively working with PMI's Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3)and ISO's 21500 Guidance Standard for Project management to objectively assess an organization's level of maturity in planning, executing and closing their projects, managing their programs and leveraging their portfolio to deliver strategic results Jane is a Project Management Professional (PMP), and a PMI OPM3 Certified Professional/ Consultant.

Upcoming Classes:

Applying Project Management for Effective Teams (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 06/11/2018

Mary Byrd UNMCE InstructorMary Byrd enjoys teaching and office automation consulting throughout the southwest and has been helping adults learn various computer software applications since 1989. She began teaching for UNM Continuing Education in 1998. Learning from her students and incorporating fun and real world examples into all of her classes is a priority. She is a Microsoft Office Certified Master Instructor and Microsoft Certified Professional. Mary currently specializes in Microsoft Project and Office applications, Intro to PCs and Windows operating systems. She is a Colorado Springs native and an ardent Rockies fan.

Upcoming Classes:

MS Project Module 3: Team Communication and Productivity (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 05/11/2018



Upcoming Classes:

Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) (Section SUB‐PD) ‐ 06/09/2018
Regulation (REG) (Section SUD‐PD) ‐ 06/09/2018
Accounting and Attestation (AUD) (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 06/09/2018
Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) (Section SUC‐PD) ‐ 06/09/2018
CIA Exam Prep and Review (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 06/09/2018
CMA Exam Prep and Review (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 06/09/2018

Sonja Dewing is a Freelance Writer, Technical Writer, and award winning Creative Writer, as well as co‐owner of Dovetail Community Workshop and owner of the creative writer event company, Plot Duckies. In addition, she mentors startups and entrepreneurs, helps companies with their social media strategy, writes about local tech for Tech.Co, and is an avid photographer.

Upcoming Classes:

Writing on the Job (Section WIA‐PD) ‐ 05/16/2018

Marianela (Mari) Gish is a professional mediator and nationally known trainer. Mari has worked with nonprofits for 17 years, working with recruiting, training and managing volunteers. She served on numerous boards; including former board member of the New Mexico Mediation Association and has won numerous awards for her conflict resolution and mediation programs. She is a graduate of Getting to the Heart of Conflict and also The Master Class for Mediators, Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative, Harvard School of Law. She has presented at the Conflict Resolution Education Network International Conference and has taught Restorative Justice at the University of New Mexico School of Law. She has trained thousands of students, teachers, and professionals in mediation and conflict resolution both nationally and internationally. Mari is recognized as a leader in the field of mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution. Recently she was appointed a second term as one of two private ADR practitioners serving on The New Mexico Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission.

Upcoming Classes:

Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) in the Workplace (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 05/18/2018
Professional Mediation and Practice (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 06/08/2018

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

Rav Nicholson UNMCE InstructorRav Nicholson retired from government service at the end of 2006, and began teaching Desktop Computing courses shortly thereafter. Prior to her retirement, Ms. Nicholson worked for 30 years in counseling and dispute resolution. She relied heavily upon Access and Excel to manage client data, and served for several years as an Access instructor and consultant. Her educational background includes a bachelor's degree in sociology, magna cum laude; a master's degree in counseling psychology; and an education specialist degree in counseling and human systems. After completing her professional education in the counseling field, Ms. Nicholson earned the equivalent of a computer science minor in university‐level courses. She has also completed non‐credit technical training in computer hardware and software applications, and is a certified Microsoft Office Specialist. Her leisure activities include skiing, tennis, biking, swimming, running, skating, hiking, foreign languages, photography, reading, and playing the piano. She participates regularly in local foreign language conversation groups, and is a Forest Service trail maintenance volunteer.

Upcoming Classes:

Excel: Expert (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 05/08/2018
OneNote for Modern Note‐Taking (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 06/07/2018



Upcoming Classes:

Broker Basics (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 06/04/2018
Bonus Real Estate Exam Prep (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 07/02/2018

Barbara R. Ib

Upcoming Classes:

Advanced Professional Trainer Part II: Assessment and Evaluation Strategies ‐ Hybrid (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 05/15/2018

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:

SAT Blitz Live‐Online (Section SPA) ‐ 05/08/2018
ACT Live‐Online Blitz (Section SPA) ‐ 05/10/2018
GRE Test Prep (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 06/04/2018
GRE Live‐Online Course (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 06/04/2018
ACT Summer Institute (Section SUA) ‐ 06/04/2018
GRE Live‐Online Course (Section SUB‐PD) ‐ 06/05/2018
ACT Live‐Online Blitz (Section SUA) ‐ 06/12/2018
GRE Live‐Online Course (Section SUC‐PD) ‐ 06/18/2018
ACT Summer Institute (Section SUB) ‐ 07/09/2018
LSAT Live‐Online Course (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 07/10/2018
GMAT Test Prep Live‐Online (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 07/11/2018
SAT Blitz Live‐Online (Section SUA) ‐ 07/11/2018
GMAT Test Prep Live‐Online (Section SUB‐PD) ‐ 07/12/2018
GRE Live‐Online Course (Section SUD‐PD) ‐ 07/16/2018
GRE Live‐Online Course (Section SUE‐PD) ‐ 07/17/2018
LSAT Strategy Workshop (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 07/19/2018
SAT Blitz Live‐Online (Section SUB) ‐ 07/26/2018
LSAT Live‐Online Course (Section SUB‐PD) ‐ 08/01/2018
LSAT Test Prep (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 08/02/2018
SAT Summer Institute (Section SUA) ‐ 08/06/2018
ACT Live‐Online Blitz (Section SUB) ‐ 08/08/2018
LSAT Live‐Online Course (Section SUC‐PD) ‐ 08/14/2018

Ludmila C. Layne, Ph.D. in Psychology AND Organizational Learning and Instructional Technologies. Dr. Layne has over 30 years experience teaching, developing curriculum, and training students and faculty in instructional technologies in the United States, Mexico, Venezuela and Afghanistan. Dr. Layne is a Senior Analyst and an e‐learning curriculum/instructional design specialist. She possesses more than 20 years experience, most recently as a consultant at the university level, helping clients to design, develop, support, and implement training and organization solutions for their organization. Excellent bilingual (Spanish and English) communicator.

Upcoming Classes:

Online Course Design and Development (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 05/14/2018

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: Beginning (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 05/10/2018
AutoCAD: Intermediate (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 07/17/2018
AutoCAD: Advanced (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 08/09/2018
SketchUp: Introduction to 3D Modeling (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 09/04/2018

Ralph Keeton UNMCE Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Essentials of Hardware and Operating Systems (Section SUB‐PD) ‐ 06/07/2018
Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting (Section SUB‐PD) ‐ 07/12/2018
Network Support (Network+) (Section SUB‐PD) ‐ 08/09/2018
Security+ (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/18/2018

Marc Mintz UNMCE Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Android 7 Security Essentials (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 05/14/2018

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:

Hardware Repair and Troubleshooting (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 06/04/2018
Network Support (Network+) (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 07/09/2018
Security+ (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 08/06/2018

Aaron Barreras UNMCE InstructorAaron Barreras received his BS in Animation from Westwood University. He is an award winning animator, designer, visual effects artist, filmmaker and educator. With over 16 years professional experience in computer graphics, animation and digital media, he has worked on numerous independent films, commercials and interactive projects for companies such as Sony Pictures Imageworks, Six Flags and Sandia National Laboratories.

Upcoming Classes:

Illustrator: Beginning (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 05/17/2018

Pat Berrett UNMCE InstructorPat Berrett received an MBA from UNM Anderson Schools. Pat has worked in commercial photography since 1980. His primary client base includes those in the arts, crafts, and performing arts. He also works with many high tech and emerging technology clients.

Upcoming Classes:

Cell Phone Photography (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 05/15/2018



Upcoming Classes:

Graphic Design II (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 05/14/2018

Adele Gangai UNMCE InstructorAdele Gangai received a BFA in graphic design from Rochester Institute of Technology, New York. Adele has over 30 years of graphic design experience from working in advertising, newspaper, printing, animation and museum agencies. She has won several awards and was a contributor to the 2010 National Medal for Museum and Library Service as a graphic developer. Adele owns and operates her own graphic design business.

Upcoming Classes:

Discover the Adobe Creative Suite (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 05/10/2018

Reinhard Lorenz UNMCE InstructorReinhard Lorenz is a Producer and Director who has been working in the film industry for 15 years. Among his work are Feature Documentaries, TV formats, Corporate Video and Media content for exhibitions and installations. The award-winning Feature Documentary Flamenco School on the Art of Flamenco Dance went to festivals worldwide. He is currently researching for a Documentary on education and learning.
As an accomplished instructor and educator, he has taught internationally in Germany, the US and South Africa. His teachings draw from his academic background as well as his expertise from the field.
He holds an MFA in Filmmaking from the University of the Arts in Berlin and an Associate degree in History from Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany.
For more information visit the company website First Eye Films LLC, www.firsteyefilm.com


Upcoming Classes:

Photography with a Digital Camera I (Section SPC‐PD) ‐ 05/15/2018
History of Filmmaking (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 05/15/2018
Producing and Directing the Documentary (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 05/30/2018

Brad Stoddard UNMCE InstructorOwner of a local production and postproduction company, Brad Stoddard produces, directs and is a picture editor with awards and credits in television, documentary and narrative film. Brad is an Apple Certified Trainer in Final Cut Pro and President of the New Mexico Post Alliance.

Upcoming Classes:

Apple Certification Exam Session (Section SPB‐PD) ‐ 05/25/2018



Upcoming Classes:

InDesign: Advanced (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 05/09/2018

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:

FRESH LOOK ‐ Orientation to Medical Coding &; Billing Training (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 05/16/2018
CPC National Certification Boot Camp (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 06/02/2018
Medical Terminology and Human Anatomy for Coders (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 07/26/2018



Upcoming Classes:

Physician's Office Assistant + EHRM with Clinical Externship (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 06/02/2018
EKG Technician (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 06/02/2018
Clinical Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 06/02/2018
Medical Billing and Coding (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 06/02/2018
Pharmacy Technician with Clinical Externship (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 06/02/2018
Electronic Health Records Management (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 06/02/2018
Certified Professional Medical Auditor (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 06/02/2018
Medical Administrative Assistant (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 06/02/2018
Dental Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 06/02/2018
Pharmacy Technician + MAA with Clinical Externship (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 06/02/2018
Dialysis Technician (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 06/02/2018
Certified Professional Healthcare Compliance Officer (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 06/02/2018
Medical Billing and Coding + MAA (Section SPA‐PD) ‐ 06/02/2018
Clinical Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship (Section SUA‐PE) ‐ 09/01/2018

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:

Food as Medicine (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/10/2018
Remedies, Know your Essences (Section SUA‐PD) ‐ 06/06/2018
Clinical Herbalism 101 (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/05/2018
Clinical Herbalism 103 (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/06/2018
Clinical Case Studies in Herbalism (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/10/2018
Chikitsa: the 6 major factors of health and wellness (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 09/11/2018
Ethics of Herbal Medicine (Section FAA‐PD) ‐ 10/22/2018

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) ‐ 08/04/2018


Personal Enrichment

Katherine Anderson UNMCE InstructorKatherine D. Anderson, CPO‐CD, is a widely recognized expert on organizing. She has conducted workshops for professional organizers internationally, and for other professional groups, businesses and universities in several states. She has taught for Continuing Education for ten years. The 2008‐2010 President of an international, educational nonprofit association of professional organizers and other professionals who help the seriously or chronically disorganized, Kit is also a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers. She is the author of 2 books, a booklet, professional papers and columns.

Upcoming Classes:

Coping with Distractions (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/22/2018

Heidi Carlson UNMCE InstructorFor the past 30 years I have worked with writers and literary agents to improve their writing projects. I have reviewed and critiqued the unpublished memoirs of Paul Newman, Surgeon Generals Dr. Joycelyn Elders and C. Everett Coop, and Martin Short to name a few. I carefully analyze these projects and give positive feedback to writers and literary agents instructing them on how they can improve their stories and make them the best they can be.

Upcoming Classes:

Memoir Workshop (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/19/2018



Upcoming Classes:

First Aide with Natural Remedies (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/19/2018
Back Talk (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 06/02/2018



Upcoming Classes:

Sashiko (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 06/02/2018

Israela Garcia UNMCE Instructor

Upcoming Classes:

Salsaerobics (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/14/2018
Salsaerobics (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 05/15/2018
Salsaerobics (Section SPC‐PE) ‐ 05/19/2018

She began her study of Traditional Yang Family Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan in 1995 under Charles DeFilippo. In 1997 she made her first trip to Hong Kong to meet and get Form Correction from Mr. DeFilippo's teacher, Grandmaster Chung Tin. In 2000 she was accepted as a direct student of Chung Tin and became a member of the Hong Kong Hand Keen T'ai Chi Ch'uan Society. She lives in Hong Kong for a month every year, getting continued correction and instruction from Grandmaster Chung Tin in Hand Form, Sword Form and Pushing Hands. She has also competed in the national Taste of China T'ai Chi Ch'uan Tournament in Hand Form, Sword Form and Pushing Hands, and has completed Judges' Training under Patricia Rice, the founder and Director of the Taste of China tournament.

Upcoming Classes:

06498 T'ai Chi Ch'uan ‐ Traditional Yang Style Long Form: Intermed, Section FAA (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/15/2018

Polly Jackson UNMCE InstructorProfessional fine artist with over thirty years of painting. Work shown in the Round House Capitol Arts Foundation Collection (permanent collection), Santa Fe, NM, The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM, and private collections around the world. Her work has also been shown 11/6/99 on HGTV, Interiors of Design. Her art was selected for the 2002 poster for The Old Pecan Street Festival; Spring, Austin, TX. In 1975, Sunstone Press of Santa Fe, NM issued four of her greeting card designs, and Gargoyles, Inc. sold her ceramic tile designs. Jumpin' Junipers Publishers of Santa Fe, NM has issued a poster and a greeting card with her designs. She has taught at Laguna Gloria Austin Museum of Fine Arts (3 years), Austin Community College (2 years) and Painting with Acrylics, Painting with Oils, Pastels and En Plein Air Painting through The University of Texas Informal Classes (8+ years) (and various private classes) and painting with acrylics at Gardner‐Betts Juvenile Facility, in Austin, TX (5 years). 1965‐66 Trinity University San Antonio, TX 1980 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 1997‐99 College of Santa Fe Santa Fe, NM 1999‐'00 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM B. A., Studio Art Walking History Tour Guide in Santa Fe, NM, downtown Art Tour Guide in Santa Fe, NM with Aboot About, Santa Fe Walks, Art instructor for Laguna Gloria (AMOA), UT informal classes, Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, Gardner Betts Juvenile facility, Austin, TX, and private clients in Painting with Oils, Painting with Acrylics, En Plein Air, Painting with Pastels, Experimental Drawing, Drawing for the Absolute Beginner and Papier Mache, Knowledge and experience with Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe PageMaker, MS Word, FileMaker Pro, DreamWeaver, data entry, scanning and HTML Knowledge of Museum Practices and Curatorial Practices, and researcher for Art History Slide Library, College of Santa Fe. One Person Show: Brick Oven Restaurant on 35th, 2008, Austin, TX, Westlake Retrospective, 2007, Austin, TX, Ruta Mayas, 2006, Austin, TX, Curras, 2004, Austin, TX, The Collin B Restaurant 2002, Austin, TX., West Lynn Cafe 2001, Austin, TX., Lazy Oak Bed and Breakfast 2001, Austin, TX., The Allen Collection 1996, Vail Colorado, American Indian Art Gallery 1989, New Orleans, LA., Jeffrey's 1989, Austin, TX., Galisteo Inn 1989, Galisteo, NM, Santa Fe East Gallery 1988, Santa Fe, NM., Origin, 1985, Soho, NY. Two Person Show: Hyde Park Bar and Grill, 2006, Austin, TX, Kent Galleries 1994, Santa Fe, NM, Galisteo Inn 1986, Galisteo, NM, St. John's College 1985, Santa Fe, NM Three Person Show: Edith Lambert Gallery 1991, Santa Fe, NM. PUBLICATIONS Southwest Art Magazine 1994, Prince of Chaos by Roger Zelazny 1991, Knight of Shadows by Roger Zelazny 1990, Old Cars Weekly 1990, Focus Art Magazine, Santa Fe, NM 1988, Horizon Art Magazine 1988.

Upcoming Classes:

Drawing with Flair (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/10/2018

Vasu grew up in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore), India where she learned how to cook from her mother. She came to the U.S. for her Ph.D. in cell biology. Teaching Indian cuisine allows Vasu to keep in touch with her Indian culture. Vasu's experience in teaching Indian cooking has expanded her knowledge and expertise with the cuisine and refined her appreciation for both Indian and American cultures.

Upcoming Classes:

Northern Indian Vegetarian Cooking (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 06/02/2018



Upcoming Classes:

Basic Bench Skills: Making a Filed Bracelet (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/21/2018

Janice Laird UNMCE InstructorJan Laird is a Native New Mexican. She grew up in Santa Fe and attended the University of New Mexico where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Home Economics and Nutrition Education. Jan also obtained her personal chef certificate from the United States Personal Chef Association. Jan is a Certified Personal Chef, Cooking School Instructor and Caterer. She teaches cooking classes that focus on the practical aspects of cooking good food that is both pleasing and nourishing. Chef Jan and her husband, C.E. started their business "Jan Can" in 2008. After raising 7 children together, they have been making Jan Can a successful business.

Upcoming Classes:

Slow Cooking Fast! (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/09/2018
Cuban Cooking (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/16/2018
Tapas (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 05/17/2018
Italian Made Easy (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/23/2018
Greek Cooking (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/24/2018
Crêpes (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/31/2018
Grilling and Smoking (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 06/01/2018

Gilda Latzky UNMCE InstructorGilda Latzky has been a cooking teacher and caterer for 35 years. She originally ran a very successful business in New York City.She migrated to the Southwest 14 years ago and has traveled to teach in Continuing Ed programs all over the West. She has been a member of the Personal Enrichment faculty for 13 years. Gilda loves to get everyone involved and demystify cooking to make it a fun experience.

Upcoming Classes:

Sensational Salads (Section WIA‐PE) ‐ 05/08/2018

Elliot Madriss is an award winning photographer working professionally in Albuquerque, NM. His images have appeared in Around 505 Magazine, ABQ Sports Magazine, Vintage Guitar Magazine, and various Sandoval County publications. He has published the first book of the Ojito Wilderness entitled "Ojito, Landscapes of a Wilderness".

Upcoming Classes:

Stop Taking Crappy Pictures! (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 05/17/2018

Carol March UNMCE InstructorCarol March, MS, is an experienced career development specialist, workshop leader and published author who teaches individuals and groups about the skills needed to succeed and thrive in today's workplace. Carol has a MS degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from San Francisco State University and is a Certified Achieve Global Facilitator. She operates Compass Rose, a consulting firm that provides career planning, coaching, testing, and training services to individuals and groups. Carol's specialty is helping people navigate career and life transitions and find ways to bring their natural creativity into their professional lives. She teaches courses in Career Development, Work Skills, Writing for Healing, Writing for Self Discovery, and Journaling for Caregivers. Check out Carol's website at http://www.CarolHollandMarch.com

Upcoming Classes:

Your Author Blueprint: How to Write Nonfiction that Sells (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/08/2018
Writing for Growth and Discovery (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/16/2018

Steven Margulin UNMCE InstructorSteven P. Margulin is a practicing financial advisor in Albuquerque. He teaches estate planning to CFP® candidates and is a sought after speaker on successful aging and related topics. Steve has made a life‐long commitment to learning and has earned these professional designations: Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), while he continues to practice as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant). He has been active in community service since 1994.

Upcoming Classes:

Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method (Section SPC‐PE) ‐ 05/08/2018
Retirement Planning Today, The Retirement Extender® Method (Section SPD‐PE) ‐ 05/19/2018



Upcoming Classes:

Herbal Walk (Section WIA‐PE) ‐ 05/26/2018



Upcoming Classes:

Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencils (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/15/2018

Lance Ozier is a career public broadcasting executive, and is passionate about poetry, photography, classical music, and the history of science. He holds a B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an M.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in Corrales.

Upcoming Classes:

Digital Camera Basics (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 05/15/2018

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) ‐ 07/30/2018

Elizabeth Valsala UNMCE InstructorElizabeth Valsala (pronounced "VAHL‐suh‐luh") has practiced Reiki (pronounced "ray‐kee")since 1988 and has been a full‐time Reiki Master since 1991. She is a student of Usui Shiki Ryoho as presented by the Office of the Grandmaster (http://www.usuireiki‐ogm.com). Her approach is simple and practical, and her classes are relaxing, healing and fun. For more information, please visit www.ReikiABQ.com

Upcoming Classes:

Reiki: An Introduction (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 06/02/2018



Upcoming Classes:

Fun and Fitness for the Rest of Us (Section SPF‐HF) ‐ 05/10/2018
Fun and Fitness for the Rest of Us (Section SPJ‐HF) ‐ 05/12/2018


Culture

Richard Blankmeyer was born and raised in Anaheim, CA. He attended the University of Southern California in on an NROTC scholarship, graduating in 1960 with a BA in Social Studies. Upon graduation, Dick served three years active duty as an officer in the U.S. Navy where he was assigned to an LST home ported in San Diego. After leaving the navy, he embarked on a 39 year career in banking which included various management positions in internal audit, consumer loan operations, and project development. Dick retired in 2002 and moved to New Mexico with his wife, Carol.

Upcoming Classes:

The Statue of Liberty: A Celebration of Freedom and Friendship (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/09/2018
Women in World War II: The Nurses (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/16/2018

Roberta Boggess UNMCE InstructorRoberta Boggess is on the Leadership Council of the OLLI at the University of New Mexico. She is an active volunteer, participating in membership drives and any necessary events from baking cakes to making presidential decisions. Roberta has a B.A. in literature and an M.A. in linguistics. She taught writing and literature in Albuquerque Public Schools for 31 years. "Bobbie

Upcoming Classes:

Secrets of World War II, Part Two (Section SPA) ‐ 05/14/2018
Ellis Island: Coming to America (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/15/2018
Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall, Why, Oh Why, Doesnt Disney Call? (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/21/2018
Out of the Mouths of Babes (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 06/01/2018

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:

19987 Anthropological Genetic History: The Moors Connection to New Mexican Families (711/1000 CE) (Section SPA) ‐ 05/11/2018
19475 Anthropological Genetic History: The Saxons Connection to the Founding Fathers (Haplogroup I) (Section SPA) ‐ 05/18/2018
DNA and New Mexico Family History (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/25/2018
The Ancient Astronaut Theory and Its Connection to Science Fiction (Section SPA) ‐ 06/01/2018



Upcoming Classes:

Rock Art of New Mexico (Section A) (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/18/2018
Rock Art of Utah (Section B) (Section SPB‐PE) ‐ 06/01/2018
Sampler of Women Artists; Part Five (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 06/08/2018
Rock Art of Arizona (Section C) (Section SUA‐PE) ‐ 06/15/2018



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Viktor Frankl and Our Search for Meaning (Section SPA) ‐ 05/24/2018



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Strange Brew: Music of the 1960s (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/10/2018
The Art of Maintaining the Freshness in Your Primary Relationship (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/15/2018

Ramon Flores UNMCE InstructorRamón Flores is a native of Albuquerque who earned BA in History and MA in Cultural Pluralism from Stanford University and a MFA in Directing from the Yale School of Drama. In the course of a thirty year career as a theatre director, playwright, actor and producer Ramón has extensively researched and written on a number of historical issues. Ramón wrote, directed and produced two plays about New Mexico's colonial period. With Lynn Butler Knight he co‐wrote The Merchant of Santa Fe which addressed the plight of New Mexico's Hidden Jews living under the shadow of the Inquisition in 1670. With Taos Pueblo writer James Lujan he co‐wrote Casi Hermanos about the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 which was produced in 1995. In 2004 Ramón co‐wrote and produced the play The Peculiar Case of José Padilla about the New York born Puerto Rican who was held as an "enemy combatant

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Will the Alt‐Right Continue to be a Major Player in Republican Party Politics? (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/08/2018

Creigh Gordon UNMCE InstructorMs, Electrical Engineering, Aficionado of Macroeconomics

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Money and Economic Policy in the Post Gold Standard Era (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/24/2018



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The History of Coffee (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 06/02/2018

Doug Lindsey UNMCE InstructorI have been helping clients with social security decisions and financial planning issues for the past four years. I have attended many continuing education courses on Social Security planning taught by local experts including "Understanding the Benefits of Social Security

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Osher Membership Event : Cybersecurity (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/15/2018

Jon Nimitz UNMCE InstructorJon Nimitz has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Stanford University, and taught at universities for about 10 years. He was consistently rated by students as an outstanding instructor. After that he ran a small research and development business working on environmentally friendly chemicals. Always interested in philosophical and spiritual issues, since retiring from technical work he has taught classes for UNM CE on "Introduction to India," "The Meaning of Life," and "Loving What Is: The Work of Byron Katie." He is currently a self‐employed investor. He spent a total of about two years in India, teaching high school and traveling with Indian friends through all regions of the country. He has made a point of exploring a wide range of spiritual traditions. He also gives talks on investment topics to the local chapter of the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII). He has received numerous academic awards and has qualified to join MENSA. He has published two books and over 100 technical reports and papers.

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Taoism (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/30/2018

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,

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Introduction to Law (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 06/02/2018

From Washington DC to teaching in South America, from Mexico to teaching in Mongolia and England, Dr. Maya Sutton is a traveler and educator. Maya graduated from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and received her Ph.D. in Education from the University of New Mexico. Her specialties are adult learning, cognitive development, life stages, and experiential learning. Since the 1980s Maya has been active in distance learning for adults and in taking education to adults where they work. As president of Sutton Seminars, she has trained thousands of people in stress management at government and private organizations throughout the West.

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Stonehenge and Avebury ‐ Sacred Sites of England (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/10/2018

Shari Tarbet UNMCE InstructorAn educator for 29 years, Shari has taught English, history, creative writing, and mythology from the 7th grade through college level. This includes three summers teaching with Upward Bound. She is a graduate of Kansas University with undergraduate degrees in education, humanities, and communications. She also holds an MA in Mythological Studies from the Pacifica Graduate Institute, and is currently working on her PhD at the same school. She has studied Urban Druidry with Dr. Maya Sutton, and is a published writer and photographer. She has also been a consultant with Intel Corporation. An Albuquerque resident for 24 years, her other interests include belly dance and jewelry making, her Scottish heritage, and three pet cats. She recently received her PhD In Mythological Studies.

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Bill of Rights: What do they Guarantee: Part II (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/17/2018

Mr. Trestrail graduated with honors, obtaining a B.S. degree in Pharmacy, from Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan, in 1967. In 2010, he received the "Distinguished Alumnus Award

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New Mexico Critters... the Good, the Bad... and the Really, Really Interesting! (Section SPA‐PE) ‐ 05/08/2018

Gay Witherington UNMCE Instructor

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The Continuing Journey of Life after Death (Section SPA) ‐ 05/10/2018


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