Mesalands put residence hall on hold

Thomas Garcia Plans to construct a $3.2 million campus residence hall at Mesalands Community College have put on hold. College President Phillip 0. Barry proposed that the college postpone its plans at Tuesday’s board meeting; and the board approved it unanimously. Barry said the reason for the cautious posture of the trustees is a Dec. […]

Mesalands trustee asks for advocats

By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun A Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees member expressed disappointment in the lackluster support from fellow institutions in the fight to reinstate funding for Hispanic students. “It gets me upset, nobody’s backing us up. It’s like we’re the Lone Ranger. We go to the Hill to help, but we […]

Mesalands gears up to plan for arrival of wind turbine

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Mesalands Community College is fine tuning its scheduling for the installation of its 1.5 megawatt wind turbine from General Electric, said college president, Phillip O. Barry. “The college is at a crucial crossroads with the manufacturing, delivery and set up of the wind turbine,” Barry said at the college’s […]

Mesalands seeking funds for wind institute

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Mesalands Community College’s Board of Trustees approved the services of a new lobbying firm for the 2008 legislative session on Tuesday at its monthly meeting. Mesalands president Phillip O. Barry asked the board to approve Butch Maki and Associates as the college’s lobbyist. Barry said the firm was being […]

Mesalands ready to buy turbine

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By Thomas Garcia Mesalands Community College will be moving one step closer towards the opening of The North American Wind Research and Training Center (NAWRTC) today. “Our attorneys will review the bids (today) and tell us which one we should move forward with,” said Phillip O. Barry during an update of the institute’s progress at […]

President given salary bump

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Phillip O. Barry, President of Mesalands Community College, was given a 3 percent raise in a unanmious vote at a meeting of the college’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday night. The raise is an increase of about $3,630 in Barry’s salary, which is currently about $121,000 a year. The […]

College gets $2 million for wind program

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) was awarded to the North American Wind Research and Training Center being proposed by Mesalands Community College. “We’re very excited” about the announcement that was made on Monday, said Phillip Barry, president of MCC. The grant funds are […]

HUD grant to help Mesalands launch building trades program

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A $600,000 grant will be awarded to Mesalands Community College from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, announced U.S. Sen Pete Domenici on Friday in a press release. “It will allow us to develop three programs that will not only help the college but the city of […]

Mesalands set for graudation ceremonies

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Plans are set for Mesalands Community College’s graduation ceremonies Friday, school officials said at Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meeting. The college will have two sets of graduations, both Friday afternoon at the Tucumcari High School Auditorium. The first is the 4 p.m. general equivalency diploma (GED) graduation program, followed […]

Richardson touts fuel, films

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Renewable fuel and film. Gov. Bill Richardson is optimistic that New Mexico can be a key state for both, and he highlighted Tucumcari’s role in both during a Monday town hall meeting. Richardson spoke with a packed crowd at the Tucumcari Convention Center’s meeting room, where the governor heard […]