4001 Office Court Drive, Suite 308
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507
c/o NMSU Albuquerque Center
4501 Indian School Rd NE, Ste 100
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 275
NMSU Main Campus
Las Cruces, NM 80003

Mary C. DeLorenzo, Program Director
Elia Galindo, Database Report Writer
Lucinda Banegas-Carreon, Extension Associate II
Jeanine Eden, Program Coordinator
Chantel Barton, Sr. Fiscal Assistant
Marilyn Cimalore, Program Assistant
Judy Gurule, Program Assistant
Anissa Nuanez, Program Support
Tyler Koehler, Program Support

Phone: (575) 646 0314 (Albuquerque) / (575) 646-4304 (Las Cruces)
Email: nmedge@nmsu.edu

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NM EDGE, a service of New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service, is a program designed to provide a comprehensive course of study to administrators, managers, elected officials, and staff in local, state, tribal, and national government, through which participants can acquire and apply the best practices and theory to their management behaviors and strategies using the highest professional standards.

News From the NM EDGE

Enrollment for JUNE 2016 HONING YOUR NM EDGE is NOW OPEN!

Classes will be offered June 20-21, 2016 in Hobbs, NM at NM Junior College located at 1 Thunderbird Circle, Hobbs, NM 88240.

Please visit our NM EDGE website for list of classes being offered or to check your certification checklist. To check your transcript and enroll in classes, visit our Student Records and Enrollment Site.

Thank you for your continued support of the NM EDGE and please let us know how we can better support you in your pursuit of your educational goals!

Questions? Please call us at (575) 646-0335 or e-mail us at NMEDGE@nmsu.edu with any questions.

CLICK on June 2016 Honing your NM EDGE Road Map to Certification below for a complete list of classes.

Certificate Audit Submission Information

Audit Submission deadline is FAST approaching!

If you have completed classes towards a certification, be sure to put in for an audit while the Audit Window is OPEN (February 29th - April 29, 2016 or August 28, 2016 - October 31, 2016).

  • Go to the Student Record and Enrollment Site Student Records and Enrollment Site. Using the navigation bar on the left, select Certification Audit. Use the arrow to show the menu of certification choices, select the audit you want, and then submit. Please press submit ONLY once.
  • The audit is to verify that you have completed all of your classes, and to assign you an Academic Advisor to work with you on your Culminating Experience, and to prepare you for graduation.
  • For those of you who have completed all of your CPS classes, please submit your audit right away. The CPS Assessments are by invitation only. Once we know who qualifies to be invited, we will notify you and set the date.
  • If you are planning to take classes in June in Hobbs (Lea County), please give us your class choices by using the link below.

    CLICK here: June 2016 Input Survey.

    Thank you for your help as we strive to support you in achieving your goals.
    Best wishes! Your NM EDGE Team

    Ongoing Purchasing Class Opportunities

    ENROLLMENT for May 2016 Advanced Public Purchasing Foundation Classes is NOW OPEN through May 5, 2016. Classes will be held May 10 - 12, 2016 in Albuquerque at the NMSU Albuquerque Center located at 4501 Indian School Road, NE. Classes fill quickly so please don't delay, enroll today! See details below.

    Dear Chief Procurement Officer and Public Purchasing Staff, The NM EDGE is pleased to announce that the Public Purchasing Foundation Classes & Culminating Test program will be offered quarterly in Albuquerque! This is your most direct route to the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) designation certified through NM State Purchasing.

    In addition, all other classes in our NM Public Purchasing Professional Certification will be offered early Spring of 2016 for anyone that wants to continue towards their NMPPP certification through NM EDGE.

    Both of these programs (described below) will provide a means to CPO designation through State Purchasing. Our classes are 3 hours, delivered face-to-face, and require a passing grade of 6 or better out of 10 on the post test for each class.

    Foundation Classes +Test Delivery Schedule

  • NM EDGE Public Purchasing Foundation Classes & Culminating Test= 6 classes + test (test counts as 1 class)
  • This mini-curriculum provides the basics of New Mexico procurement and interaction with seasoned professional.
  • Successful completion of these 6 classes apply towards the full certification should you decide to continue.
  • Your test score (minimum 70% correct) determines if you receive a certificate of test completion. Your Certification Certificate from State Purchasing = CPO (Chief Procurement Officer).
  • NM Public Purchasing Professional You can take the first 6 classes in the NMPPP through the Foundation Classes, as these overlap. By the way, if you are pursuing your NMPPP, you won't need to take the test if you plan to complete the whole certification unless you want to). All additional classes required for the NMPPP will be offered in the early spring. If you are interested, please send me an email and I will forward the schedule to you when it is ready for distribution.

  • NM EDGE full certification as a NM Public Purchasing Professional= 25 classes + mini portfolio.
  • This full curriculum provides extensive information about NM Procurement and interaction with seasoned professionals.
  • Your Certification Certificate from State Purchasing = CPO (Chief Procurement Officer)
  • Enrollment Information You may learn more about our professional development program, in general, at our NM EDGE website . If you are planning to take our classes you will need to create your NM EDGE new student account through our website at NM EDGE website. There you will find tip sheets with information and instructions for enrolling in our program and enrolling in classes.

    Cost of Program Some of you are wondering about the cost of our program. There is a one-time enrollment fee of $50 per student. Classes cost $75 each but there is a sliding scale depending on the number of class units purchased at one-time. If you purchase the 7 class units at one time the cost is reduced to $70 each. If more than one person from your office is planning to attend, you might consider creating a group account with us so that you may bundle both purchases and receive an even greater discount. At 25 class units the cost per class is $50. You can see the sliding scale on our at our NM EDGE website. There you will find tip sheets and other information on creating an invoice.

    What is the bottom line? If you take the classes through us, as an individual and purchase your enrollment fee and the 7 class units at once, the total will be $540. If you are able to bundle with other folks and can get the lowest class fee of $50, the total per person is $400, this is through a group account. You can set up a group account with us by contacting Elia Galindo at elgalind@nmsu.edu.

    Our classes are taught face to face by experts in the field, that have worked in New Mexico procurement for years and therefore you will have the opportunity to engage in discussion and activities with the instructor and other colleagues in the room. Much of our instruction is New Mexico specific and you will receive really good templates and resources. Also, you will receive access to our instructors outside the classroom should you wish to seek their counsel. We have heard from other students that the classroom interaction and follow-up access to the instructor have been highly beneficial.

    Thanks again. Please let us know if we may assist you or provide further information. My cell number is 505 660 7816 and I invite you to contact me directly.

    Mary C. DeLorenzo, CMP | Program Director The NM EDGE Education Designed to Generate Excellence in the Public Sector | NMSU Cooperative Extension Service O 505.424.0744 | C 505.660.7816 marydelo@nmsu.edu |NM EDGE