The Tex E. Haase Memorial Scholarship was recently launched at Mesalands Community College. Tex Haase was a long time citizen of Tucumcari, and well-known educator in the community. He served on the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees from 1995 to 2002 and as chairman from 1996 to 2002. Haase believed that anyone interested in pursuing an education should have the opportunity to do so.
He was the driving force that changed the college from a vocational school to the community college it is today.
“Tex knew that the college needed to keep up with the times and was instrumental in obtaining the accreditation we have today,” said Dr. Phillip O. Barry, President of Mesalands Community College. To honor his commitment to Mesalands, the Tex E. Haase scholarship fund has been established in his memory. Donations to the fund are open to all community members.