Bond Wilson Technical Center
Bond Wilson Technical Center
40 Road 6580
Kirtland, NM 87417
(Located off of Highway 64 next to Judy Nelson Elementary School in Kirtland, NM)
Background of Bond Wilson Technical Center/Kirtland, NM
Bond Wilson Technical Center (BWTC) located in Kirtland, NM has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Navajo Technical University (NTU) and Central Consolidated School District (CCSD) have developed a partnership with local industries to offer courses at the new instructional site. On August 31, 2018, NTU and CCSD celebrated a grand openuing of BWTC, the first early college high school academy in the state of New Mexico. High school students from Shiprock, Newcomb, Kirtland, and Career Prep participate in dual-credit courses at the instructional site, formerly Grace B. Wilson Elementary School, and NTU students that enable students to graduate in a certificate or degree program. NTU is still growing at this site and will offer more courses this summer/fall 2020 and spring 2021 such as welding, plumbing, and pre-engineering courses. Our goal is to recruit more students at this site.
Spring 2020 Classes
|MTH 14||Quantway I||M W||9:00-10:30am||Rm 117||H. Lapahie|
|MATH 1220||College Algebra||M W||12:00-2:00pm||Rm 117||H. Lapahie|
|ENG 098||Reading & Writing Skills||M F||10:30a-12:00p||Rm 115||C. Frank|
|CKG 101||Professional Basic Cooking||M T W R||1:45-4:45p||Rm 128 /Kitchen||L. Billiman|
|BKG 101||Professional Baking I||M T W R||3:30-6:30p||Kitchen||JD Kinlacheeny|
|CUL 103||Food Safety & Sanitation||ONLINE http://moodle.navajotech.edu||L. Billiman|
|CUL 105||Nutrition||ONLINE http://moodle.navajotech.edu||L. Billiman|
|INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/APPLIED COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY|
|CMP 101||Introduction to Computers||T||12-3:00||Rm 117||H. Lapahie|
|NAV 110||Foundation of Navajo Culture||T||8:00-11:00||Rm 116||R. Redhouse|
FACULTY: Lorencita Billiman Aka Chef Billiman is a certified Sous Chef through the American Culinary Federation with an AAS Degree in Culinary Arts from Navajo Technical University. Chef Billiman is originally from Buell Park, AZ (between Navajo NM and Sawmill, AZ). Her passion is cooking from Indigenous to different ethnicities. She states that she honestly does not have a favorite type of meal, but enjoys what her mother used to make for all five of her children and you will not find on a menu. Chef Billiman has been in the kitchen over 20 years and loves spending time with her family and her babies, her daughter, nieces and nephews. Navajo Technical University has given her the opportunity to live her dream as a certified Chef and as an Instructor that allows her to share her knowledge. Indeed, NTU has Endless Possibilities. She is a faculty at NTU Bond Wilson Technical Center and teaches Professional Basic Cooking and other culinary courses on Food Safety & Sanitation and Nutrition.
ADJUNCT FACULTY: JD Kinlacheeny is of the Tóbaahí People and is born for the Tóhaní People. He is originally from Chilchinbeto, AZ, but resides in Smith Lake, NM with his wife and daughter. He earned dual associate degrees in Culinary Arts and Professional Baking from Navajo Technical University. Since graduation, JD served as a Catering Coordinator in addition to owning his own catering business. This semester, JD is teaching Professional Baking I to introduce students to baking fundamentals through scratch production of breads, sweet yeast goods, assorted pastries; and ingredient function and storage. He hopes by the end of the semester, his students will be able to with accuracy (at least 71%), will prepare the following: bread/rolls (hearth and pan), sweet yeast dough (including laminated), assorted roll make-ups, international breads, and specialty/seasonal breads.; and be able to perform and apply required baking math functions for accurate measurement of recipe ingredients and for increasing/decreasing recipes.
ADJUNCT FACULTY: Raymond J. Redhouse teaches NAV110, Foundation of Navajo Culture at the NTU Bond Wilson Technical Center
ADJUNCT FACULTY: Cuyler Frank< is Naakai Dine’e born for Taneeszahnii. He is originally from Kinlizhin, NM (Blackhouse Valley, NM). He is a graduate of Newcomb High School. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Communications from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. Cuyler has a background in sports broadcasting in the Navajo Language, he launched the first collegiate broadcast in Navajo at NMSU. Prior to coming to NTU, Cuyler was at Basin Broadcasting, Inc. as the manager for KNDN 960AM radio station in Farmington, NM. His work in radio extends to Diné College as the general manager at KXWR and public relations officer. With his communications background, Cuyler is excited to be a part of a longstanding tradition at Navajo Technical University. Currently, Cuyler is the instructor for the ENG 098. He states, “Tribal Colleges provide a unique aspect to higher education in our communities by providing and preserving cultural knowledge. It is important to continue promoting our heritage and culture to our younger generations. NTU continues to strive as a leader among tribal colleges, I’m proud to be a part of a team that continues to expand at all levels.”
NTU BWTC COORDINATOR
STAFF: Vangee Nez, Ph.D. is Táchiinii, born for Ta’néészahnii, Naakaii Dine'é, her maternal grandparents, and Bit'ahnii, her paternal grandparents. She was raised by her paternal grandparents in Tocito, New Mexico. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Utah in Family Studies, a Master of Arts degree in Educational Psychology and a Ph.D. in Language, Literacy & Sociocultural Studies from the University of New Mexico. Her research focused on Navajo philosophy and how that is used as a pedagogical tool for language and culture revitalization and maintenance for Navajo teachers. Her goals are to work with Indigenous teachers to design their own teaching philosophies and methodologies using core values and cultural teachings to empower Native youth along with mindfulness practices. Dr. Nez conducts various community-based research and educational workshops based on her dissertation. She is the new Coordinator at NTU Bond Wilson Technical Center to oversee student enrollment and recruitment, along with other responsibilities to enlist new programs at BWTC and partner with local corporations. She is working to create a pathway for Dual Credit high school seniors to transition to NTU. Dr. Nez is an avid hiker, enjoys reading, speaking her language, and going home to Tocito or Utah to be with family and friends.