Central New Mexico Community College Announces Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Albuquerque, NM:  The Central New Mexico Community College Alumni Association has selected the 2009 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award, Tony Trujillo, President of Holman’s Precision Surveying & Computing Products.

Since 2002, this award is given to a former student of Central New Mexico Community College who has attained significant distinction personally and professionally that reflects CNM’s vision of “Changing lives, Building community.”

In 1965, Tony enrolled at CNM, then known as Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute, to take classes in Architectural and Mechanical Drafting and business courses, and today oversees Holman’s Precision Surveying & Computing Products, ranked in the top 200 nationally in the "Hispanic Business 500" and recipient of the "New Mexico Technology Flying 40" award.

Tony is also passionate about CNM’s Geographic Information Technology program, which incorporates Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and land surveying. CNM’s Dual Credit program provides these training skills for high school students.

The Distinguished Alumni Award is given at the annual CNM Foundation Donor Appreciation Dinner. The CNM Foundation is committed to the principle that no CNM student should be denied the opportunity for an education due solely to a lack of financial resources, and the Foundation works to provide the extra financial assistance necessary to ensure that CNM students and programs are successful. To learn more about the CNM Foundation, visit www.cnm.edu.