Connect Program Class of 2019

New Mexico - Statewide

Date: September 2018 - January 2019

Click to read a recap of each session and view photos. 

Session 1 – Los Alamos, September 19-22, 2018

The Connect Class of 2019 began with their first session on September 19-22 in Los Alamos. The program began with lunch and tour of the Valles Caldera, followed by a welcome dinner hosted by Roger Waterman & Emily McGay, Core Class of 2006 and 2009, respectively. On Thursday at Pajarito Mountain Ski Lodge, the class participated in introductions and a personal leadership skill building workshop with Phil Bryson, On the Edge Productions. The day concluded with dinner at the Bandelier National Monument. On Friday, the class heard presentations on a variety of subjects from respected experts in their field at the University of New Mexico, followed by dinner at Bradbury Science Museum. The session concluded on Saturday with more presentations at the Los Alamos County building.

Thank you to the following Sponsors of the Los Alamos Session: Bandelier National Monument, COMPA Industries, Inc., Crystal Springs Bottled Water, Janet Blair Consulting, Lexus of Albuquerque/Lexus of Santa Fe, Los Alamos County, Los Alamos National Bank, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos Security, Phil Bryson – On the Edge, Ltd., TechSource, Inc., and University of New Mexico.

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Session 2 – Las Cruces, November 14-17, 2018

The Connect Class of 2019 met for the second time in November in Las Cruces. The program began with a Golf Clinic at the NMSU driving range and was followed by dinner at La Posta de Mesilla Restaurant, which was hosted by Jerean Hutchinson, 2001 Core Program Graduate and Lifetime Member and Tom Hutchinson. On Thursday, the class participated in a tour and Command Brief of White Sands Missile Range followed by presentations on a variety of topics from respected experts in their fields. The day concluded with dinner at Allen Theatres’ Launchpad Cafe. On Friday, the class heard more from industry experts on critical issues facing New Mexico, and toured Cervantes Chile Processing facility, hosted by Dino & Leslie Cervantes, Core Class of 2018. The day closed with dinner at the Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine – Gerald Thomas Hall. On Friday, the final day of the session, the class met at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine to continue learning from speakers.

Thank you to the following sponsors of the Las Cruces Session: Allen Theaters, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, Crystal Springs Bottled Water, La Posta de Mesilla Restaurant, Las Cruces Machine Manufacturing & Engineering Co., Stubbs Engineering, Lexus of Albuquerque/Lexus of Santa Fe, New Mexico State University, and STS of New Mexico.

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Session 3 – Roswell, January 22-25, 2019