College board plans for future retirements

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Interest rates and retirement dates were key items of discussion during Tuesday’s Mesalands Community College Board meeting. Two items were handled with future retirements of President Phillip Barry and Dean of Administrative Services David Gallatin, and board members also voted on two options for an interest-bearing account for operational […]

College asking why not on wind center funding

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Mesalands Community College President Phillip Barry said he agrees when state goverment officials say renewable energy resources are important and deserving of state support. With that in mind, Barry was at a loss explaining why the college got no “traction” regarding funding requests for a wind research training center […]

Shrimp boil makes huge dollars for foundation

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The shrimp were big, the sauce was hot and the checkbooks were open as Mesalands Community College notched another successful Mardi Gras Cajun Shrimp Boil. The event, in its seventh year, is the bigger of two annual fund-raisers for the college’s foundation, which provides scholarships to students and has […]

2/15/2006 Obituaries

Chappy “Robert P.” Libby Services: Have been held. Chappy “Robert P.” Libby, 71, of Bueyeros, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Clayton. Mr. Libby was born July 10, 1934, in Clayton to Norman Winfield Libby and Esther Libby. He attended school in Clayton. He later graduated from Kemper Military Academy in Boonville, Mo., and went into […]

Meslands growing in all directions

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Mesalands Community College is getting bigger, thanks to two recent developments that mean expansion, innovation and economic growth for the community, according to college Public Relations Director John Yearout. First up is a massive grant — $63,000 — that was awarded to Mesalands for its North American Wind Research and Training […]

Wind center proposed

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS staff A new program is blowing in the wind for Mesalands Community College and it has already gathered support throughout the state. The North American Wind Research and Training Center (NAWRTC) initiative would gear the next generation toward efficient energy production by making electricity through wind power, said Mesalands President Phillip […]

Major wind center may come to Mesalands

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun There has been a whirlwind of activity at Mesalands Community College recently. The stir is about a proposed project called the Mesalands Wind Center. The plans for the wind center are to create a hands-on learning facility to train students and workers from Quay County and around the country […]

Bond ‘B’ could help area colleges

Ryan Lengerich Area higher education officials say a bond that would allocate $94.5 million is crucial to projects planned at local colleges. Voters will decide Nov. 2 if funding the projects is worth a slight rise in property taxes. Bond “B” will provide funding for equipment and building projects at universities and colleges around the […]

Mesalands expands programs

On Wednesday, Mesalands Community College President Phillip O. Barry and New Mexico Highlands University President Manny Aragon signed a “memorandum of understanding” which will allow both insititutions to offer coursework on one another’s campuses. According to Barry this will permit Mesalands students to seek four-year and even advanced degrees they were not able to pursue […]