Joyce Runyan and Reynaldo Maestas have been selected as Mesalands Community College’s nominees for the 2004 New Mexico All-State Academic Team.
Sponsored annually by USA TODAY, the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of two-year colleges, nominees must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 grading scale and expect to graduate with an associate’s degree between Dec. 1, 2003 and Aug. 31, 2004.
After rigorous judging of the applications, candidates will be placed on the New Mexico First or Second Team. Members of the New Mexico “First Team” each receive a $300.00 cash stipend and members of the “Second Team” receive $100.00.
Candidates qualifying for placement on the All-USA Academic Team will receive an additional cash award. All national team members will be featured in USA TODAY.
Runyan is from Tucumcari, NM and is studying elementary education. Maestas is from Rociada, NM and is studying business management. He is also a member of the college’s rodeo team.
“We are pleased that these two students will be representing Mesalands Community College on the New Mexico All-State Academic Team,” said Melissa Shaffer, Dean of Student Services at Mesalands. “They have earned this recognition for their excellent academic achievements and for presenting a positive influence on campus as well as within the community.”